Farmer's Market Photo Courtesy of John Grubka I had a fun time talking to people that stopped by the Martinez farmer's market on Sunday, along with my handsome assistant, Dan. The weather was perfect, sales of Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway were good, and we had a lot of laughs with the nice people we … Continue reading Farmer’s Market Fun
Downtown Book & Sound, Salinas, CA What's better than a book signing event? Two book signing events! I'll be signing copies of my book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway: An RV Travel Adventure, in two northern California cities this week. On Sunday, September 15th from 10 to 2 I'll be in a booth at … Continue reading Upcoming Events
I'm taking my book tour on the road this weekend with a signing event at Barnes and Noble in San Luis Obispo. This is my first event outside of the Bay Area, and I love that part of California. Even better, I have good friends in the area that I'm excited to visit. I'll be … Continue reading Book Tour on the Road
Treasure Fest on Treasure Island Whether you have a traditional publisher or are an indie author, you need to market your books. Unless you're a celebrity, publishers don't have much, if any, marketing budget. Indie authors need to do everything themselves unless they hire someone to do it for them. Many authors struggle with how … Continue reading Authors, Think Outside the Bookstore
I'm excited to venture outside the bookstores and have my first book signing event at a gift shop in downtown Martinez, CA. Details above. If you are in the area, I hope to see you there!
I was a bit anxious. I wasn't sure if anyone would show up, or if I would remember what I was planning to say, or if people would laugh in the right places. My fears turned out to be unfounded, because I had a great turnout for my book launch party at Orinda Books, people … Continue reading Successful Book Launch!
What a learning process publishing a book is! It turns out the delay in getting my print book available for pre-order on BarnesandNoble.com was my fault. Whoops! I had read on the Ingram Spark guide that it can take up to six weeks to get your book approved and available, so I assumed things were … Continue reading Print Book Stumbles
I'm not sure if it matters a whole lot for indie authors to do a press release when their book is launched, but I did one anyway. Maybe it will lead to some website traffic, at the very least. After doing some research on some of the press release distribution companies and finding out how … Continue reading Press Release–Does it Matter?
Hey Everyone, the eBook version of my book is now available for pre-order! The book won't be published and delivered until May 4th, but if you pre-order it now, you will receive a free bonus. Email me (HeidiLEliason at gmail.com) your order confirmation number and I will send you companion photos taken during my travels … Continue reading eBook Ready for Pre-Order!