The Many ways to say love for the Holidays
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer Red cardinals paired on snow-laden branches. Winter blows making dancing snow swirls. Red noses are filled with scents of cinnamon and mulled wine, filling cold air with warmed recollections of love. We hear favorite Yuletide carols and long for the romance of fireside light. And beyond windowpanes, winds howl while […]Read More
The Future of Video Promotional Content Holds Real Promise
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer While debating on the how to or which promotional avenues work best in transporting your masterpiece into the realms of a digital rock star, consider this. Creating episodic videos to promote your book(s) can propel your bona fides as a high-ranking author and a New York Times bestseller. Like forecasting […]Read More
Why Children’s Books?
T.G. According to the article, Nielsen Summit Shows the Data Behind the Children’s Book Boom, the children’s and young adult genres were the largest areas of industry growth in 2014. Let’s face it, Hollywood loves children’s books. Throughout the years, our local multiplex theater had shown film adaptations of many popular children’s books – Charlie […]Read More
Free and Inexpensive Book Marketing really can Shift Your Sales Paradigms.
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer You’ve spent an enormous amount of time and thought into getting your book published. One of the biggest obstacles to success is getting your work front and center to readers and that requires marketing. This is perhaps the biggest hurdle in achieving author stardom. But shifting the paradigms in achieving […]Read More
EPublishing trends for 2016
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer Is EPublishing dying? When I started my investigations on subject matter ideas for this article, my focus went first, to how ePublishing and consumption of eBooks are trending in emerging markets. What I found most enlightening is that the most commonly used device to view and or read digital content […]Read More
The Indie Author Movement
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer After completing my first book, I held tight to the dogma that a good writer earns his/her bona fetes by way of traditional publishing. Ten years later and a host of publishers who would only accept my work rewritten to mirror their marketing algorithms, I have dispelled that notion. […]Read More
Let the Truth Be Known…About Your Work
By Barbara Ann Cerda | Contributing Writer While watching a network interview featuring nascent cult classic author E L James. I was drawn to the simplicity of the author’s responses and tone. Her choice of words mirrored her art. Surprisingly within her body of work the real world of BDSM, that can be raw, frightening and extreme, […]Read More
The pathways to successful bookmaking and its distribution merely begin with the act of publishing. No matter the genre, discovering the marketing channels that best brands your work is a fantastical journey and a new beginning. Global readership sees to your book(s) first on ChapterSee; before Amazon.com and other global super-market makers. Adding value to […]Read More