Welcome to the first-ever KRS indie author interview! Joining me from far-off Barcelona, Spain is Nate Philbrick. Wave to him. He won’t be able to see you, but do it anyway. (more…)
Newsletter Launch! (And Why You Should Care)
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Ugh. Another person asking me to sign up for their newsletter?
Yes. I am, quite brazenly, asking you to do that.
Why should I? My inbox has enough clutter.
I’m sure it does, and I sympathize. However, I guarantee you that this newsletter will be worth your while. (more…)
I’m on Goodreads! Also, have a free book! And cookies!*
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*digital downloadable cookies only, sorry.
Just a reminder that the 5-day free promotion for The Beast of Talesend starts today! You can download and permanently own the e-book at no cost to your personage if you buy it at any time before January 23. After that, it will go back to the regular price of $2.99, but it will still be available free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.
I’m still working through some technical difficulties with regard to my author page on Amazon, as well as linking the Kindle and paperback versions on the same page. However, I do now have an author page on Goodreads! It’s a little bare at the moment; but you can still connect to me on that site now if you want. I’ll be updating it very soon with more stuff.
Book Launch Announcement!
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All right everyone, here we go…
I’ve been working on this particular book for roughly a year. However, I recently discovered that I’ve been working on the basic premise for this book for eight years…which made me realize it’s about time I actually got something published.
And next Tuesday, the 17th of January, it’s finally going to happen.
For those who haven’t yet visited the Books page on this site, here’s the synopsis for The Beast of Talesend:
Private eye Nick Beasley lives in a world where fairy tales ended a long time ago – where zeppelins now soar the skies instead of dragons, and where the first automobiles have taken the place of flying carpets. He’s made a name for himself across the Afterlands by debunking fake magicians and exposing fraudulent monsters. This is the modern age, after all. Magic and monsters are long gone.
At least, that’s what Nick believes. Until he gets magically transformed into a monster, that is.
The only person who may be able to help Nick is Lady Cordelia Beaumont, one of the last enchantresses in the Afterlands. But in order for her to cure him, they’ll have to retrieve a powerful artifact from a ruthless crime boss – who is also Cordelia’s father.
The fate of the Afterlands lies in the hands of a runaway enchantress and a monstrous ex-detective. What could possibly go wrong?
The Beast of Talesend – or “T-BOT,” as I affectionately refer to it around the house – has been through a lot over the past year, as all my incredibly patient beta-readers will attest. But thanks to extensive workshopping with the help of the awesome community on Scribophile, it’s finally ready for publication. (Almost. Hence the one-week wait.)
The Beast of Talesend is a novella of roughly 40,000 words, and will be sold on Amazon. For the first 5 days after the launch date, it will be available for free as a special promotion. After January 21, the e-book version will be $2.99. A paperback version will be available as well, for $7.99. The book will also be offered for free to subscribers in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program.
Oh, and as this is my first book, all retweets, shares, follows, etc. will be greatly appreciated! I’d like to promote this launch as widely as possible.
Thanks, and see you next Tuesday!
Book Review – The Art of Twitter by Daniel Parsons
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Hello everyone! First off, I want to thank the people who have followed this blog over the past couple of days; I really appreciate it! I’m starting a more regular schedule of blogging in 2017 – one post per week, at least – as part of my efforts to get serious about social media.
With that in mind, I’m devoting today’s post to reviewing a book that’s been a big help to me lately – The Art of Twitter, by British novelist Daniel Parsons. Daniel’s been an inspiration to me in his use of Twitter as a marketing and networking tool, so I was very excited when he announced the release of his own guide to the site.
Simply put, if you’re a creator of any kind, The Art of Twitter is a must-read. It’s designed with a wide range of readers in mind – writers, artists, musicians, etc., so you don’t have to be a writer to get something out of it. Most of what I learned about Twitter was through trial and error, but TAOT de-mystifies the platform by explaining all the relevant Twitter terms and concepts. This is helpful even if you’re not a Twitter noob – I thought I knew a lot about the site, but Parsons alerted me to important things I hadn’t previously been aware of. He explains how Twitter can be a powerful business tool in the right hands, as well as the various mistakes you shouldn’t make with it. I’ve already begun to see significant returns in my own use of Twitter by putting the advice in this book into practice. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
The Art of Twitter is available for $3.99 on Amazon Kindle ($9.99 for the paperback version). Be sure to check out Daniel’s Amazon author page, where you can find his excellent fiction works, as well as his main website at www.danielparsonsbooks.com. Daniel’s own Twitter account can be found at the handle @dkparsonswriter. Following him will add a welcome dash of British humor to your Twitter feed. 🙂
Oh, and if you’d like to follow me on Twitter, my handle is @KyleRbrtShultz. Thanks!