Since publishing my first book: SUNRISE FROM AN ICY HEART, I’ve been reading marketing books non stop. I needed a break so I picked up one of my favourite author, Nicholas Sparks for some relaxation and he did not disappoint.
Safe Haven started out slow and relaxing but quarter way into the book the tension started to rev up. I switched to the audio version and went through a wave of emotions. First I was angry at the protagonist because she put up with her abusive antagonist then I was relieved when she got the courage to leave him. I was fearful when he tracked her down, but when they met again I was at the edge of my seat. By the time I got to the end I was on the verge of tears.
It’s amazing how Sparks can dig deep into the human spirit to show up his characters true colours. A must read.
by Vikramaditya Naravan
This book shows you alternate ways to get information from Facebook to help with your marketing plans. It made me aware of information that I did not know existed.
I like when I can find valuable links especially when I have not found them in other books.
Some suggestions went way over my head but there were still enough that I could understand and found useful.
A must read for indie authors.
by Andrew Scott
I have no idea why a new breed of authors are all claiming to make a killing on kindle. The people who make a killing are few and far inbetween. Granted their books provide you with some info on the Kindle and Amazon system. Some of them are far fetched and some are reasonable. As a new indie author you need all the help you can get and you can get some valuable info in this book.
You do get a better understanding of Amazon 7 keyword requirement. You can actually learn some things in this book.
by Andrew McCarthy
I was able to find information I was not aware of in this book. A good read for authors. Although most of the info here can be found in other books, there is always some nugget of useful info that can be found reading books on marketing. This book had some helpful information and links to useful sites.
The story started with a bang and then the pace slowed down. It slowed down enough that I contemplated abandoning it midway. It is comical how the characters were conveniently placed at their various locations.
The scene in the hospital was incomplete. Made no sense. Don't even know why Lara was in the hospital. She was in there and then a charade ensued with her visitors and the story took another direction.
The romance left a lot to be desired as it seemed to come out of nowhere and bam--they are engaged, married, baby and all.
i could not relate to the names and artifacts.
The author tried a storyline and succeed in some way to make the ending interesting.
by Valerie Bowman
The author covered what worked for her. Some of them look like a long shot and some of them are doable.
Some of the info are valuable to romance writers. Many of the suggestions are aimed at other authors but authors are bombarded with free books so that is not where you would be looking for sales.
I was exhausted reading the list of things to be done.
Overall it does offer some do's and don't which are useful.
by Jo-Anne Vandermoulen
I was looking for promotional help to market my book: "Sunrise From An Icy Heart: A Memoir" and came upon this book. If you have been reading on marketing, you can skip the first half of the book. The other half is choke full of useful information. It makes good reading for an indie author. Filled with useful information to help you understand getting your book known in cyberspace.
Produce a good edited book and pick up some tips from this book.
Good info for Canadian writers here as well.
When I read romance novels, I am certainly not looking for murder and mayhem. Ii prefer feel good romance. This book had so many twist and turns to get to the heart of the lovers and ultimately between the legs. Chameleon took story telling to the max but then again that's what good story telling suppose to do.
It was a little too over the top for me but the author succeeded in telling some kind of story and there is an appetite for such stories out there.