Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Kelli's Quill Newsletter - New Autumn Issue





Kelli's Quill Newsletter
Late Autumn 2013 Issue
The Official Newsletter of Author Kelli A. Wilkins
Hi everyone!

Happy November. I hope you all enjoyed Halloween! I know I did.

You may have noticed that my newsletter has an entirely new format. Drop me a line and let me know how you like the new style and look of Kelli’s Quill. I included a short survey below and I'm interested in your feedback. (Look for the format and style to change as I figure out what I'm doing!!)

This issue has news about my latest romance release, Ultimate Night's Delights, links to guest blog posts, reviews, and more.

Enjoy!
Kelli
  Check out my newest interview about Ultimate Night's Delights here:            
  

   My latest erotic romance from Amber Quill Press, Ultimate Night’s Delights was released in September. It’s the third and final novella in a series that began with A Midsummer Night’s Delights and continued with A Midwinter Night’s Delights. Although all three stories are connected, they each stand alone as individual reads.

  I think fans of the first two novellas will find this one to be a satisfying conclusion to the series. (The book has gotten some great reviews!) Here’s a few links to blogs about the book:

Read more about Ultimate Night’s Delights here:
http://caribbeanaccentbookreviews.com/2013/10/25/beyond-the-page-giveaway-ultimate-nights-delights-by-kelli-a-wilkins/

Then check out a fun Q&A with Julian from Ultimate Night’s Delights here:
http://authorrainedelight.wordpress.com/2013/10/24/discover-kelli-a-wilkins/


Ultimate Night’s Delights

Julian and Annabelle are back for the final ball!
The Marquis of Demby’s Midsummer and Midwinter Balls changed Julian and Annabelle forever. Freed from their inhibitions, they now help other shy couples explore their sexual urges and hidden desires.

But life on Vincent and Sabrina’s estate is anything but tranquil. The notorious Duke of Blackwell has discovered the secret about the naughty balls and is out to destroy the marquis.

Vincent refuses to deny the rumors about the “anything goes” parties he hosts, and turns to his friends for assistance. Together, they devise a plan to defeat the Black Duke…and still find time for a few erotic games.

The book is available in several electronic formats. Order your copy here:

Amber Quill Press:
http://KelliWilkins.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22898315cc16de805e424f799&id=463ffa7c80&e=ca2157fe2a

Amazon:
http://KelliWilkins.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22898315cc16de805e424f799&id=e834334481&e=ca2157fe2a

B&N:
http://KelliWilkins.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=22898315cc16de805e424f799&id=d427680332&e=ca2157fe2a
 

Two Reviews for Ultimate Night's Delights

"5 stars! Lots of sexy fun!  I enjoyed following the adventures of Julian and Annabelle and in this book they're no longer the shy couple they started out as. Vincent and Sabrina, as usual are fun and sexy and they've taught Julian and Annabelle very well. Vincent's issues with his enemy, the Duke of Blackwell play out along the way, and lead to a very satisfying ending." - Nerdy Girl, (Amazon Review)

"4 stars! Awesome finale. I love the characters and the plan they come up with to help defeat the Black Duke. I'm glad that Julian wasn't an arrogant guy in this story, but a very concerned individual. I was a bit concerned how Julian and Annabelle seem to be sex slaves to Vincent and Sabrina, but at least Julian and Annabelle were able to help other shy couples. Really enjoyed the characters and hope maybe there could be another book :)" - Dawn, (Amazon Review)

Kelli's Quill Quick 3 Question Survey:

1. What would you like to see more of in the newsletter? Writing advice & tips, mini-blog posts, character interviews, book excerpts, interview Q&A
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Email me or contact me via my site:
www.KelliWilkins.com





I hope you enjoyed this issue. Look for an "end of year" recap in next month's issue.

For writing tips, advice, author interviews & more, follow my blog:
http://kelliwilkinsauthor.blogspot.com

Happy Reading!
Kelli





Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Beyond Facebook - 5 Ways to Market Your Book that You're Probably Missing




Hi everyone!
Today we have a guest blog by author Deborah A. Bailey. She's sharing some practical advice on how to market your book. Expanding your promotional efforts through blogs and other social media helps get your book into the hands of readers.

Be sure to check out Deborah's author bio at the end of the post to learn more about her. Visit Amazon to order a copy of her latest fiction novel, Hathor Legacy Outcast (available in Kindle and paperback).


Beyond Facebook - 5 Ways to Market Your Book that You're Probably Missing

Book marketing is a major challenge.

Are you following the crowd and focusing on the "big 3" social media sites: Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? Are you trying to set up book signings? Or are you sending out emails to friends and family asking them to buy your book?

If you're doing any of these, are they working for you? If so, great! But if not, here are some other options to consider.

1. Blogs  - Social media did not diminish the importance of blogging, so don't miss out on using a blog to build your readership. How? Start your own blog, guest post on other blogs, use virtual tours to promote your book on several blogs over a week or month.

I'll give you an example of how effective blogs are. My Secrets of Success blog was created in 2008. I accept guest posts on topics of interest to women entrepreneurs. Due to the informative content I've featured over the years, my blog has been linked to from publications such as the NY Times, Entrepreneur magazine and Alltop.com. These free mentions promote me and my books to readers beyond my blog.

2. Amazon.com author pages - If your book is on Amazon, don't neglect your author page. It's another opportunity to promote your website, your book signings, other books and products, your blog and social media links. You can also track book sales down to the geographic location. My author page on Amazon.com has links to my Twitter feed and shows posts from my blog.

3. Classes - If you have experience to share, why not present classes online or in-person? Are you an expert on a specific topic, or do you have tips and tricks that other writers are looking for? If so, you can share your expertise while you promote yourself as an author. I've given a few fiction writing classes for a local library. It turned out to be a great experience because the class the participants enjoyed it so much that they ended up forming their own writing group. The group meets regularly at the library and has been going strong for over two years now.

4. Articles - Find blogs that cater to the audience you want to reach, and query for their guidelines. Submitting articles is a way to increase your audience without having to physically be in multiple places at once. Include links to where your book can be found and a link back to your website. Trade blog posts with other writers who have blogs. (Like now!)

5. Internet radio - on my internet radio show, Women Entrepreneurs Radio, I interview many author entrepreneurs. It's a great way to connect with a different audience. An added benefit is you get to talk about your book and discuss other topics you're passionate about. It's a quick way to form a lasting connection with listeners who may also become readers for your book.

Instead of following the crowd - and getting lost in the stampede - find a way to stand out by taking less-traveled marketing roads to get your books into the hands of your ideal readers.

 
About the Author:
In addition to her fiction work, Deborah A. Bailey is author of the books, “Think Like an Entrepreneur: Transforming Your Career and Taking Charge of Your Life” and “Think Like an Entrepreneur: What You Need to Consider Before You Write a Business Plan.” She's also the creator and host of Women Entrepreneurs Radio, a weekly internet talk show. 

Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference and her work has been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun. She recently published a short story collection, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales available on Amazon.com. Visit Deborah's book blog for tips on writing and book marketing. http://www.BrightStreetBooks.com.