Yearly Archives: 2018

Merry Christmas

Christmas joy can be an elusive thing. We place so many expectations on this holiday; it can be difficult to live up to them. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite memes, and I hope they spark a smile

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Free Promos Part 3–The Quest for Rank

Ah…the dream. The captivating thought that you’ll click onto your book listing and discover that you’ve penned a book that shot up to number one. But as time goes on, you discover increments. Maybe not number one in the whole

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Free Promos Part 2–Promoting a Book the Second Time

Following the success of my free Golden Key promotion (A Totally Free Promo) I decided to repeat the same promo for Dragon Hoard, now that I was armed with better information about what the individual promoters could reasonably achieve. This

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Why You Might Want to Publish Your Reader Magnet

I’ve spoken already about why you might want to give your work away here: https://cathleentownsend.com/2018/11/13/free-books-why-you-might-want-to-give-your-work-away/, but there’s another time that even writers who’d prefer to only sell their work end up offering it for free. Reader magnets. These go by

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Free Books: Why You Might Want to Give Your Work Away

There’s a certain underlying philosophy concerning free books that I want to touch on briefly here. Some people (including me) believe that a good way to find new readers is to remove the bar to entry by making your book

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A Totally Free Promo for Little Fish and/or the Financially Impaired

Also for those who don’t market because they don’t know how.   Lets’ face it–promoting your book can be daunting. People talk about “having to learn to promote” as though it’s a single skill you can pick up. It’s not.

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Writers’ Forums

Writing can be a lonely pursuit. Many of us don’t personally know any other writers in our real lives. I’ve never been one to advocate replacing your real life with a virtual one, but it can be helpful to talk

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The Golden Key is Free for a short time, plus First Chapter Excerpt

The Golden Key is free for a short time! I’m really proud of this book–I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written. And for a couple of weeks, you can get it without plunking down the price of a

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Timeless Echoes by Balroop Singh

Even if you’re a fairy tale enthusiast like me, you still need to make a little time in your life for poetry. If you’re feeling like savoring some verses where every word is weighed, consider checking out Ms. Singh’s work.

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Soul Swallowers by D. Wallace Peach

Have you heard? D. Wallace Peach has released a new fantasy series, and news like that is worth our attention. Soul Swallowers is D. Wallace Peach’s best book to date, and that’s saying something. From her prior books I’ve come

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