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!
Photo by Ricardo Esquivel from Pexels We are so lucky to have an assortment of independent bookstores in the San Francisco Bay Area. They support so many communities and local authors, including me! My book is now available in the following bookstores: Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda, CA - 925-254-7606 Pegasus Books, three locations: … Continue reading Supporting Our Independent Bookstores
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta I thought this photo I took of the balloons flying into the air at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta was appropriate for my book launch post. I saw all of the work that was involved with getting the balloons to stand upright on the ground, let alone float into the sky. It's a … Continue reading Book Launch Day!
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
As you can see from the invitation, my book launch party is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Orinda Books! There will be champagne and snacks and a prize drawing for those that attend. Orinda Books is a great independent bookstore and they host a number of cool author events. If you … Continue reading Book Launch Party!
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!
Let's see, sit down at my laptop and work on my book/marketing/website/other writing task, or play with Bodie? I think I have a new definition for writer's block, and his name is Bodie. Sometimes I would much rather toss a ball or go for a walk with Bodie than put my butt in the chair … Continue reading Is This What Writer’s Block Looks Like?
I’m getting close to getting my book out into the world! It has been edited and formatted, the cover design is complete, and I’m working on my book launch and marketing plan. It has been a ton of work, but it’s labor that feeds me and keeps me focused while I deal with the chaos … Continue reading My 10 Favorite Writing Resources
Writing and publishing a book is an incredible learning experience. It’s exciting, confounding, and sometimes downright scary—especially if you’re putting your life on display in a memoir. In other words, there are plenty of mistakes to be made. I thought it might be helpful to those coming down the same path to share mine—so far. … Continue reading My Mistakes – So Far