Video Trailer: Rock ‘n Roll Heaven

Rock N Roll Heaven by Shawn InmonJimmy ‘Guitar’ Velvet isn’t even a has-been; he’s a never-was. After a short trip to the bottom of a river, Jimmy undertakes the adventure of a lifetime. The celestial bureaucracy ships him to Rock ‘n Roll Heaven, where he meets the true icons of rock ‘n roll  — and learns that even ‘heaven’ is relative. But, what impact can a small-timer like Jimmy make on the biggest stage in the universe? If you remember the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Roy Orbison and Janis Joplin, you will find much that resonates in Rock ‘n Roll Heaven.

Rock ‘n Roll Heaven, the fantasy novel by Shawn Inmon, is available at, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK, and other online retailers.

Don’t forget, you can cast your vote for trailer of the month on March 31, 2015 at 5 a.m. Pacific time.

March 1st Print Book Party

Mr. Pish's Print Book Party 2It’s March 1st! The first day of Spring is around the corner. Not that we ever need an excuse to throw a print book party. Lots of paperback books at bargain prices is reason enough to celebrate! So pour a tall beverage of your choice and check out all the great reads at the Indies Unlimited Print Book Party.

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Soft-Selling Books in the Digital Age

hard selling eBooks I’m an Indie author, with only a shaky grip on the whole concept of Marketing, however I recently stumbled across something that really resonated with me as a reader:

‘We are all competing for clock share. First our work has to be worth our audience’s time; only then can we talk about trying to get some of their money.’ – Tom Simon, Clock share: Writers vs. the competition, February 2, 2015

The context for this comment was a discussion about pricing, and the value of ‘free’, or to be more exact, the devaluing of free.

The commenters were indicative of the two opposing camps on this issue: those who believe that we should not devalue our books by putting them up for free, and those who believe that free is merely one more tool in the quest for visibility. Continue reading “Soft-Selling Books in the Digital Age”