Pen names – Do you need one?

By FebruaryFalls on August 11th 2014

I feel its a personal decision. You may consider getting a pen name for professional and personal reasons i.e. if your a lawyer or teacher, because people often sue, and this includes friends and family. Indie writers don’t need pen names.

Writers who need to keep their true identity from being disclosed need to hire a lawyer to draw up documents, so that they can approach traditional publishers. The lawyer should not reveal this information.

Make sure you Google the name you want to use to make sure that no one else has it. It also wouldn’t hurt to look on Amazon.

I would like to hear from you….

Do you feel the need to use a pen name? How do you feel about pen names?

Please leave a comment in the box below.

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UPDATE: Progress on my new Novella #Flat32

I have FINALLY finished the second revision of #FLAT32 but its still not ready. The plan is to put it side for a week, before I work on the third revision. It has 40 chapters.

I used myself as a muse for the story, which is why I’m on the cover. I’ve been stalked by both men and women with mental health issues through the years, however, this is NOT my story. #Flat32 is set in California and the U.K The story is about an African American woman named Mint, who finds herself being stalked and incessantly harassed by her neighbors.
#GettingOnWithWhatIWasPutOnThisEarthToDo #Novella #Kindle #Writer

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Should you sell your novel for 99 cents?

By FebruaryFalls on June 2, 2014

The first rule of business is to take care of your investment, so it’s wise to have a marketing plan in place, as well as market your book before you publish it. This is something I failed to do.

I have said this many a time, but what’s important to me is reaching a global audience, getting fans of my work, getting the work out there and occupy my mind with people who I can touch with my work. My debut Novella, THE LEAD DANCER ALWAYS GETS FLOWERS, has dropped out the charts, but it is still selling. The sales are trickling in, so I therefore reduced the price to 99 cents.

99 cents is an impulse buy for anyone. From what all I have read, 99 cents is a good price for unknown authors. I should have done this from the beginning, but I let my ego get in the way and priced my book at what I felt it was worth – I still do, but I have to do what makes sense in order to achieve my writing goals. When the sales increase, I will gradually increase the price. Don’t follow my lead. Do what works for you.

Sometimes I download free books and I’ve been very lucky that they have been very good reads. It is not the case for most people. As part of my marketing plan, when I publish my next Novella, FLAT 32, which I am still revising, I will sell it for 99 cents and at the same time offer, THE LEAD DANCER ALWAYS GETS FLOWERS, for free. I’m looking forward to the outcome. Always revise your marketing plan in order to get the results you seek.

When you publish your second book to Amazon, they will help you with the promotion, so it’s good to have as many books as possible in your virtual store.

Always remember, TAKE CARE OF YOUR INVESTMENT.

I would like to hear from you….

Did you have a marketing plan when you published your book?

What is the list price of your book? Have you had to reduce the price? If so, what was your reasoning behind
it?

How do you feel about listing a book for 99 cents?

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My E-book is FINALLY published!

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The man is a newly engaged famous Hollywood actor. The woman, a successful African American home-based business woman, who made herself believe that she was his soul mate. The question is, how did she get there?
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It was a LONG journey and I’m glad I can FINALLY say that I’m an Author! Words can’t express how I felt when I saw my name in print. Tears ran down my cheeks. Not many people can say that they wrote a book. LOTS of people wish they had the ability to write. To create SOMETHING. We should consider ourselves lucky.

The only thing I don’t like about writing, are the revisions. I feel like I’ve spent the last twenty years of my life revising this book. It got to the point where I was just sick to death of it.

I’ve learned a lot about the business of writing – and it IS a business, as well as learning how to organise myself better in terms of writing.

THE LEAD DANCER ALWAYS GETS FLOWERS is available from Amazon.com in Kindle stores world-wide. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FYZ66IG – UK store
http://amzn.com/B00FYZ66IG – US store

Hello again..,.

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I haven’t been able to keep my blog post up to date, as I’ve been extremely busy. I’m still busy, but I’m gonna make an effort to keep it updated. As you can see, I’ve changed the design and I have plenty to tell you about.