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  1. Wyndi Gayle

    Crowdfunding my first book

    I am publishing my first novella, and have gone the crowdfunding route (Kickstarter, to be exact). I was wondering if anyone else has done this and what kind of success you may have had. Although the novella is part of the campaign, it is mainly about getting my story out into the world. It...
  2. Alexandrea

    A bit of fear

    This is where I struggle the most. I need to market but I'm afraid of what that will mean if I do. Money is great but I will then have to begin reporting earnings, if I get any. I self publish so thus far I haven't really earned anything, but the goal of my writing was not to make money so it...
  3. J

    Marketing in todays world

    Hello all, Below is what I recently posted up on my blog. basically, I've been pitching my newly released book for the last 2 months and I've seen some good interest. however, I'm at a loss as to where to go from here. any suggestions? thanks _______________________ In this blog, I...
  4. italian in japan

    How do I go about it? Marketing/advertising is daunting

    Ever since I started writing my book, despite the many challenges involved in making that idea become a story, the thought that always kept me up at night the most was how to advertise my book and how to promote myself as an aspiring author to a potential audience that does not know of my...
  5. Jayne Roberts

    Hello from a Fantasy Lover and Writer!

    Hello! My name is Jayne Roberts. I'm so happy to discover this forum full of like-minded fantasy fanatics. I look forward to discussing my favorite books with you all. I love reading fantasy and am currently enraptured with Linden A. Lewis' "The First Sister." I have a Master's degree in...
  6. Momtoast

    Newsletter with Free Gift?

    Greetings all. I'm hoping to start growing my newsletter list over this year, so that when my book comes out in the Spring I will have a fan base to announce it to. So here's the question: Do you give away something free when people sign up for your newsletter? What kind of things do you give...
  7. ChibiMango-Flooferz

    Market Survey

    Project Furdeverse/Doppelgangfur Market Survey For two to three years I've been mainly held back on Doppelgangfur, my story, because I can't decide what kind of project to release it as. I've considered making it a book, an animated series, a comic, and a video game, but I'm incredibly...
  8. S

    Interested in being published via podcast?

    WANT A CHANCE TO GET YOUR NAME IN FRONT OF MILLIONS OF POTENTIAL READERS? KEEP READING... I am currently considering getting into business with an online media company that publishes news about the Fantasy/sci-fi industry. The company has millions of monthly website visitors and multiple...

    Goodreads giveaways

    Hi all, I've recently run a giveaway on Goodreads to help promote my novella Toybox. I'd done some research and saw it as a good opportunity to create exposure and maybe generate a few reviews. However, I hadn't considered the negative aspects. You see, giveaways selects random winners...