So while I’m super excited about this upcoming work, I made a mistake in my previous blog post and attached the work in progress jpg file of this teaser and not the corrected version. A good lesson to always double check your stuff. Sometimes we make mistakes as indie authors when we do it all… Read More The Postcard & Other Short Stories – Promotion
* * * Want to enter to win a copy of INN SIGNIFICANT? See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Inn Significant: A Novel. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/1363f40b123b3f2a NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Feb 11, 2018 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules. *** Stephanie Verni is Professor of Business Communication at… Read More Giving Away Some LOVE…stories. An Amazon Book Giveaway—Inn Significant
Yesterday, when I was texting with a dear friend of mine who has been quite influential in my life and career, I shared with him that I was taking a break from writing for a bit. Which, as you know, if you’ve followed along thus far in my tales of woe, really means that I… Read More Do You Write to Sell or Do You Write to Tell Good Stories?
I know this post is coming sooner than you or I expected it to come, so let me explain. Earlier this week, I experienced something unfamiliar. It came out of nowhere and yet came from everywhere. I imagined myself in the image of an old wind-up toy that had hit a wall; I was marching… Read More The Truth About Burnout, Steps to Rejuvenation, and A Cup of Candor
How many books have you sold? It’s the question people like to ask me about my recently released novel entitled Inn Significant. It seems to be the question people have on their minds as the marker that indicates how successful the book has been thus far. The funny thing is, I liken the question to… Read More Answering the Question: How Many Books Have You Sold?
*** Getting people interested in your book ain’t easy. I know. I’ve begun the everyday challenge of marketing a novel I’ve written. Don’t feel too badly for me, though. I’ve chosen to take this on myself; I’ve chosen the path of an independent author mainly because I’m extraordinarily controlling. When I write, it’s from… Read More Sharing The Prologue Because Book Promotion Ain’t Easy
*** Week one of book promotion for Inn Significant has come to an end, and I wanted to thank all 594 people who entered to win on Amazon for doing so! We had three winners this week–Thelma, Kendra, and Jessica. I hope you all enjoy Inn Significant…I really do. I’ll be giving away some signed… Read More Book Promotion Wrap Up Week One –Thanks for Entering To Win!
B I G N E W S T O D A Y ! ! ! INN SIGNIFICANT IS NOW AVAILABLE ! *** A few weeks ago I likened birthing a novel to birthing a baby, except without the physical pain and need for drugs. I still think it’s true. I’m happy to report that my… Read More My Third Novel, Inn Significant, Is Now Available !!!
I don’t know about you, fellow indie authors, but there are only so many hours in the day for us to write and promote our books. However, the game is always on, and you can’t afford to slack. For me, writing is the most pleasurable and most fun part of being an independent author, just… Read More The Game is Always On: The Truth About Being an Indie Author
September is right around the corner, and there are lots of events on the docket. It will be a busy month as I continue promoting BENEATH THE MIMOSA TREE. I’ve had a lot of support from friends & colleagues, local businesses and groups, and students–both current and former. Here’s a list of events I’ll be… Read More Upcoming Events…Come and see me!