K. S. Brooks is the author of over twenty-five titles as well as the co-administrator and chief gruel chef at Indies Unlimited. She is an award-winning novelist and photographer, best known for her Mr. Pish Educational Series and the Agent Night Suspense Series. Learn more about her on her website, or stop by her Author Central page where you will see her books, biography, and this new video.
The Evil Mastermind, also known as Stephen Hise, is the author of eleven books as well as founder of Indies Unlimited. Learn more about him on his website, or stop by his Author Central page where you will see his books, biography, and this new video.
Sometimes the obvious smacks you in the face. I hate it when that happens. But sometimes, lessons are learned where you least expect them. And surely enough, determining a house-selling strategy made me realize I had to change my philosophies when it came to selling my books.
My house is unique and custom-built. It’s in the wilderness, yet convenient to Spokane. It’s considered “green,” yet it’s not rustic. It’s luxurious, but it’s not outrageously expensive. When it went on the market, I knew it wouldn’t sell to anyone in the immediate area. It’s not for them. It’s perfect for city folk tired of the rat race. It’s for wildlife photographers and naturalists and outdoorsmen and retiring business executives and celebrities looking for complete privacy. It’s for a diverse, yet specialized, demographic.
After nearly a year on the market, there’d only been one showing. Why? Because putting a house up on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service), Zillow, and Trulia is like putting a book up on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble – and expecting that to be enough. Continue reading “What My House Taught Me About Selling Books”
Imagine for a moment that you have been invited to a costume party especially for authors.
You must dress in a costume that reflects the kind of writing you do. If you write in more than one genre, your costume must incorporate some element from each genre.
The game is that readers who attend will try to divine who you are from looking at your costume.
The more genres in which you write, the more elaborate your costume becomes; which may mean it will be harder for readers to guess your identity. That’s not how you win in this game, though. You win by being recognizable. Continue reading “Who Are You?”