For the first time in my life this week I shopped online for something other than a book. I saw a pair of fab shoes on a Bingo pal last week and she told me she got them on Amazon. I’m a writer. I live on Amazon, but it never occurred to me to shop for clothes, or jewelry or shoes. Now it does. I’ve had a good week. Actually, I’ve had a good month thus far. I got a nice royalty check, I won two back-to-back jackpots at Bingo, everybody I know is alive and well and my latest book is on my editor’s desk getting its last soft edit and final proof. Here’s the snag. My writing cave needs a good cleaning. My desk is a wreck. But I’m superstitious. I don’t clean it or move a single piece of paper or note or list of words or character outlines or bits of dialogue or my dictionaries until the finished book is published. So! I need something else to clean.
Let me introduce you to Parnell Stillman, ace pilot and man to the bone in a lackadaisical kind of way. He has a quirky sense of independence, a poor man’s sense of budget and a manner of dress that would drive a mother crazy. You know that kind of man I mean. Every motorized machine he owns is pristine, but his socks don’t match.
Five Stars! If you…are a Humphrey Bogart/African Queen fan or an Indiana Jones/Raiders of the Lost Ark fan, you will love this book. ~ A. Burroughs on Amazon.
A blog on Indies Unlimited titled After the Gold Rush ticked my goose. It blogs the same old lament we’ve been hearing for the past year and a half, The Golden Age of best selling ebooks is over. Left unsaid, but inferred: Jeff Bezos changed the algorithms on Amazon, so a book cannot not hit the bestseller list after a FREE promotion and the title returns to Paid.
We are in Captain Stillman’s double-wide mobile home. Unlike the hanger where he stores and repairs his planes, the place is prickly clean. While he’s brewing coffee for us, I use the bathroom. Green and white striped towels on racks are perfectly aligned. Shaving cream and a battery-powered razor are in a leather kit. Tooth brush in a holder. Colgate toothpaste in a cup. I peek into his bedroom. A King-sized bed made up to military specifications. A dark blue navy blanket tucked so tight a dime would bounce. Captain Stillman comes up behind me.
When it comes to social media authors leap onto to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and a myriad of other social media platforms and often overlook the power and presentation of an Amazon Author Page. Inside Author Central is where all of your books are listed and the place to create your bio. When an author launches a book and begins to promote a title, more often than not, the information on your Amazon Author Page bio is what lands in a promotion highlight. When you guest post on blogs, very often the only link to your name is your Amazon Author Page.
Welcome to Jackie Weger’s stop on the March Book Frenzy.
Thank you for participating. I hope once you have read what I have prepared for you about my character, you will visit the other 7 blogs belonging to my writing colleagues at eNovel Authors at Work. Your time and assistance in helping share our work is much appreciated.
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A nice thing happened on the way to my keyboard last Sunday. I got a note from Big Al’s Books and Pals that Flaps Down-The Reluctant Hero has been nominated for a Reader’s Choice Award in Romance category. The nomination is an honor twice over. Big Al’s Books and Pals is the premier Review Blog in our indie universe. Almost the instant I dipped my toe into indie publishing I learned if Big Al says you have a book–you do. If he says you don’t, he doesn’t pull any punches telling you why not.