Hello Readers and Writers! Marketing is one of those pesky things that keeps intruding into writers' lives. How to do it? And where? And do you really have to? I recently had the opportunity to talk with author, blogger, and host of "The Merry Writer" podcast, Ari Meghlen (more on that conversation later!) and it… Continue reading 10 Bitesize Marketing Ideas: a Guest Post by Ari Meghlen
Hello again, Readers and Writers! I hope this finds you all well. Today, I'm just popping in to share some news—my debut novel, Whom Shall I Fear?, turns one year old tomorrow! To celebrate, I've reduced the paperback price to $9.99 until the end of June. https://www.amazon.com/Whom-Shall-Fear-Anne-Clare/dp/1072975106/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1593277722&sr=8-1 In other news, I've been hard at work,… Continue reading It’s My Book’s Birthday!
Between all of the cooking, cleaning, music practicing, airport runs and card addressing this week, I AM planning to put a "for real" blog post up still, but I wanted to stop by for a moment to share this with all of you, just in case you were considering checking out my book and like… Continue reading Sale!
Happy weekend to all! While I'm still deep in the grip of NaNoWriMo, (and feeling half grateful and half panicked that the month's challenge is halfway over) I'm surfacing for a moment to let you know about a new option for checking out my debut novel, WHOM SHALL I FEAR? Authors who publish e-books exclusively… Continue reading My Book’s Taking a Spin on Kindle Unlimited
It's official! My debut novel, Whom Shall I Fear? launches next week on Friday, June 28th. To celebrate, I'll be counting down with daily blog posts, and a chance to win some fabulous prizes. Special Upcoming Posts For the next week's countdown I'll be sharing daily posts on some pretty fascinating WWII topics inspired by my novel,… Continue reading Let the Countdown To My Book Launch Begin!
A friend and I recently talked about how producing a book is a little like having a child. There's the desire to do everything right and the worry over all the things that could go wrong with this bit of creation you've gotten to be a part of. There's the fear of letting go, of just what will… Continue reading Psssst! Do You Wanna See My Book’s Cover?
Well, I'm not getting one. Although my face has gotten some new...hmm, let's call them "wisdom lines," they're here to stay. (Mind you, if I'm calling them wisdom lines, I'm not sure I've earned as many as are cropping up...) No, after almost two years of blogging, it's time for my site to get an… Continue reading The Naptime Author is Getting a Facelift
The world of writing--especially for those of us who are looking to publish--can be a confusing place, full of unfamiliar acronyms and terminology. Navigating all of these terms can be tricky, especially if you're like me and don't particularly like having to ask for help. Never fear! As a follow up to my January post… Continue reading Seven MORE Terms New Writers May Not Know But Probably Should
Writing with the intent to publish requires more than putting pen to the paper. In a world wonderfully flooded with books, authors have to find a way to make our work stand out. However, words like "Marketing" and "Branding" can seem a bit frightening, especially for those of us who are new to the game.… Continue reading Just What IS Author Branding, and How Can I Do It? Tips from Katie Phillips
It's confession time. I've been leading a double life. It's true. I go about my daily jobs- feeding my family, teaching classes and planning and preparing church music- in one persona. But when I can steal away from the day-to-day, I slip on the name "Anne Clare" and disappear for a while into the world… Continue reading Anne Who? Three Reasons For Using a Pen Name