A Message from Carole Gill
I write stories of the paranormal, horror, and love. I'm the creator of Louis Darton, a strong vampire with a dark, tortured past. Come journey with me as I help Louis find love and fight his ultimate nemesis, the evil, demonic Eco.
Know what I want to do? I want to take gothic romance where it's never been! I want to shock and thrill you and leave you wanting more.
The battle between good vs. evil is central to my fiction and there is no fudging over the evil. Evil is evil. There can be love as well or even just the hope of love, but whatever there is, my fiction is never predictable. I don't think fiction should be.
If readers want darkest gothic horror with romantic elements, then look no further!
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Are There Sales After Recommendations? SURE THERE ARE!
Every author knows how hard promotion is. We've gone into it recently, haven't we?
So here's a point which can be question: if those readers who like your book (okay LOVE your book) recommend it to their friends does it help to sell your book? In a word, YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!
Look, you're in the EVERYTHING HAS CAUSE AND EFFECT BUSINESS now, guys!
It helps if people know your name, they like you--if they like what you say, how you come across.
Now HOW you come across is key! I detest hard sell, I don't think it works. You need to find the right balance.
THIS IS HOW NOT TO DO IT:
I've read books I've loved and told my friends because I wanted them to enjoy the book too. And sometimes, a book so hits you that you find you are bursting to tell someone. You do this at gatherings, parties--wherever and whenever the situation presents itself.
And you don't just concentrate on your little miracle either, writers! We're all out there competing in a tough market. Put in a good word for another writer whose book you really liked.
Spread the word, increase the good karma and do some good!
Let the books go forth and find new readers to enjoy stories they didn't know were out there!