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Single-Minded on Cyber Monday

Single-Minded on Cyber Monday

I know, I know. I have become single-minded, a one-woman promotion machine. All I can say is thank you for your continued support and tolerance. I promise to wind down my alternating guilt-provoking and cajoling personae once the holidays are over. Social Media Blast That would not be yet. I have mentioned this promotion in my latest […]

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Forget the Election: Buy My Book

Forget the Election: Buy My Book

I haven’t exactly held back from being political here, what with my Post-Election Letter to Hillary and other allusions to my presidential preference. My Facebook feed is even more direct about my views, and my Twitter account? Fuggedabout it. Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been feeling gloomy about the election’s outcome. This makes the upbeat persona required […]

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A Post-Election Letter to Hillary

A Post-Election Letter to Hillary

I posted on Facebook that I was down about the election, that I didn’t have the heart to market my book. Several people suggested I send a copy to Hillary. So I did.

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Tucson Launch of Getting Naked for Money

Tucson Launch of Getting Naked for Money

Dateline: November 2, 2016. It is the last game of the World Series to end all World Series. The Chicago Cubs, who haven’t won a game in 108 years, are playing the Cleveland Indians, who last nabbed the pennant in 1948. Talk about stiff competition for an event.  So I was doubly thrilled with the turnout for […]

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NaBoMarMo: National Book Marketing Month Challenge

NaBoMarMo: National Book Marketing Month Challenge

I can’t believe it. We’re practically halfway through November and I didn’t think to give myself a book-related challenge. How did that happen? I’m so good at self-flagellation and self-inflicted pain. Last Year’s Challenge: Writing Here’s what I posted last year. Somehow, November has come to be designated the month of writing challenges. Write Part […]

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Book Launches, Arugula & Rugelach

Book Launches, Arugula & Rugelach

It’s the Tucson event of the season: The launch of Getting Naked for Money at The Carriage House, Nov. 2, 5-7pm. Don’t miss it.

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How to Screw Up a Book Launch: 7 Easy Steps

How to Screw Up a Book Launch: 7 Easy Steps

Sure, having good books is essential to any book launch, but if you don’t have the aerodynamics down, your book won’t take off. What not to do.

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Genre Bending: Round Books In Square Slots

Genre Bending: Round Books In Square Slots

Is my book a memoir? A tell-all? Is it about travel or women or publishing or writing…or all of the above? Amazon wants to know.

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The Invisible Press Becomes Manifest

The Invisible Press Becomes Manifest

How the ghostly Invisible Press became a presence — and maybe a future force. Long may it and its authors live and prosper.

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Paul Blackburn & Me: It’s Complicated

Paul Blackburn & Me: It’s Complicated

Long ago and far away, I was an NYU grad student tasked with editing a collection of poetry by a poet I’d never heard of. Here’s part of the tale.

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I Have the Best Words: Getting Blurbs

I Have the Best Words: Getting Blurbs

Your book will be known for the company it keeps, especially if you’re not well known. Getting endorsements — blurbs — from influencers in your field and other people who will say nice things is a key to marketing success.

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Book Cover Bingo: Venus Hits the Beach

Book Cover Bingo: Venus Hits the Beach

Venus on the half shell remains the star of Getting Naked for Money’s cover but her backdrop evolved from an ancient treasure map to a palm-fringed beach

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