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Reviews and Promotion

Hi all.  We’re pluggin away trying to increase awareness of the book, Crumbling Walls, ahead of its official June 1 release.  Of course, as you may well know, it has been and still is available as an eBook on Amazon, barnesandnoble.com and the Apple iTunes bookstore.  And, eventhough it is also available to order online at the major online retailers, it won’t be shipped until June 1.  At any rate, this post has more to do with some of the successes we’ve had in our promotional efforts.

First, wordpress’s very own TheNovelReviewer (http://thenovelreviewer.wordpress.com/) has agreed to read the book and post a review on his blog and various other outlets.  I just received an email from him today and he indicated he has already started reading Crumbling Walls and will hopefully have a review up soon… maybe in the next week or two.  I’ll certainly keep you all posted on this one.  While you’re at it, go check out his other reviews on his blog.  He’s a good guy.

Second, I’ve spoken to the Book Editor of the regional newspaper here in Lancaster, PA and she has agreed to write an article and/or review for the paper.  This is exciting because this is not just a small local, city paper.  The New Era/Intelligencer gets distributed thoughout this region.  And while I understand Lancaster County is not a huge urban area, this is still an exciting development.  Her plan is to wait until closer to June 1 and write an article that can line up with the release and possible book signing/promotional events here in this area.

So, things are moving along.  I’m happy to see progress, but am a little anxious for June 1 to role around.  I’m not one for wishing time away as I realize how short the time we have already is, but I will admit that I will be checking the days off between now and the official release.  Thanks everyone for following our journey.  Hopefully, things are just getting started for us.

Oh, by the way, if you’re like TheNovelReviewer and would be willing to write a review of our book for your blog please get in contact with me.  I’d love to talk to you.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Plugging Away

It’s been a little while since I have updated everyone on our progress.  Please don’t think my silence indicates lack of progress.  Quite the contrary, my silence has been due to spending a lot of time working on this little project.  Laura finally finished her re-writes, which I must admit took the story to a new level.  I was working diligently with her during this process.  I also re-read the entire book to look for any grammatical errors or typos, as well as to make sure all of the re-writes flowed well.  I’ve also contacted a printer to start to work on making this thing a reality by, hopefully, the end of this year.

I must admit, I’ve had so many ideas of things I wanted to do/try over the years, but never followed through on out of fear.  I was raised to be cautious and avoid risks.  All of my past ideas were suppressed by these feelings.  What’s amazing about what we are doing now is that those apprehensions are still there, but my will to do this is far greater than any feelings or fears that would hold me back.  It’s nerve-wracking, but also very exciting at the same time.

Don’t forget about our indiegogo founding campaign which is now in its last few weeks.  All said we’ve got about $2600.  We’re hoping to finish strong.

http://igg.me/p/165650?a=840098

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Twilight Reference

In an earlier post I answered a number of questions a friend had regarding this venture. One of the questions pertained to what genre this series falls under and she specifically asked about Twilight. In my response I noted that I hadn’t read the books nor seen the Twilight movies. I also said there was no love triangle in this series and you wouldn’t have to choose Team Edward or Team Jacob. The conflict in our series comes from other sources. I do want to be clear though, because I know how loved the Twilight books are, that I don’t have an opinion on them. It would be very unfair of me to hold a good or bad view of them based solely on what others have said.

I do, however, have an opinion on one thing when it comes to the Twilight series. Based only on casting and looks (very shallow, I know) Taylor Lautner is 500% hotter than Robert Pattinson… therfore I am Team Jacob all the way. Sorry Team Edward.  I do admit that Robert Pattinson is a better actor though and gets bonus points for playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter.

Check out our indiegogo campaign to help us get this series off the ground and to “reserve” your copy of our first book from the initial print run:

http://igg.me/p/165650?a=840098

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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