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106-3: I Have That Goddamn Vitamin C Song Stuck In My Head Too....

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, August 8, 2015, In : Writing 106 

We made it to the end. If you are reading this, you have a website, a blog, and social media accounts under your publishing name. You have a completed, published book, you are a member of a writing group, you’ve been attending events as an author, and you’re working hard at marketing yourself. Maybe you have an agent, a publishing contract, or you have a growing reputation as an Indie author.

If you followed all the lessons, whatever your goal was, you have reached it, the first and most i...

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106-2B: Nothing is Certain Until You're Dead, but Your God(s) probably Negotiate...

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, In : Writing 106 
Are you reading this before your book comes out? STOP! We’re into the world of networking, and it’s damn hard to write and do this, plus your entrée into the world of networking is your book, so it must exist.

Now, for those of you whose book came out, and you’re promoting the hell out of it, what can you do? Of course, keep marketing it online, write and publish another, but you can start also start networking during that process.

Did you join a writer’s group already? If you did not,...

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106-2A: The Greatest Lie The Devil Ever Told....

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, In : Writing 106 
Today we are going to talk about personal appearances, such as radio/television/print interviews, appearing at conventions, and presenting at conferences. Please note that most websites that push these concepts as good ideas are run by people who have been in publishing for over twenty years, who may not understand why publishing is so massively different today than it was back then.


Let's take a trip in the way-back machine



We have to take a diversion here. Some of us are old enough to remembe...

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106-1C: Liars, Tycoons, and Bars, Oh My! (Dorothy Hits the City)

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, June 22, 2015, In : Writing 106 

You’re at the point of marketing where things get tricky. You may be Dread Pirate Roberts, and you got the girl, but now we enter the Fire Swamp. We have fire spouts, lightning sand, ROUSes, and an evil prince waiting for you.


Let’s get down to honest brass tacks now. In a perfect world you will have blog tours, contests, and giveaways planned before you publish. And almost every writing website on earth will tout these. Though when used effectively they are the BEST promotional marketing ...

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106-1B: How To Recreate DMV Hell In Your Own Home!

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, June 13, 2015, In : Writing 106 
Ah, the land of reviews. Now that your book is either freshly out or about to come out, it’s time to get reviews. We will cover the ethical and unethical ways of doing this, but the unethical focus will be ethical-unethical. It will make sense once we get going. First we must learn what the rules are, the right way to follow them, what constitutes breaking them, and then the ethical-unethical bending of the rules. 


Starts like this...


First off, if you have a publisher producing your book, th...

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Writing 106: 1-A Do the Hustle!

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, May 22, 2015, In : Writing 106 

Welcome back both those who have pursued self-publishing and those who have an agent and possibly a publisher. This lesson will be divided between pre-marketing and marketing at release, focusing on social media. The next lesson will be on getting reviews/reviewers.

So, for those of you waiting that nearly two years on a publisher to put your book out and those of you in the process of self-publishing, let’s talk about a basic pre-marketing timeline. There is one golden, unbreakable rule:

DO ...

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