August 29, 2014

READER’S CHOICE RAFFLE #2—NOW OPEN

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256Time again for a raffle in which you choose your prize!

Barb and J.C. still have a few “author’s copies” left for certain hardback volumes in Noble Dead Saga; that means first editions like in all other raffles. As always, the prize will be signed by them. So get your entry in with your choice of which book your want from this list…

August 28, 2014

The Challenge of Promoting, Part 2

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62609322-78Another cross-over article of interest from our sister site at N.D. Author Services…

Again we focus on efficiency to gain effectiveness where promotion is concerned. Grab your favorite beverage and settle in. There are steps to take in proper order, but before we get to the real first one…

Virtual Identity Crisis—Get Over It!

A domain name is not the first step but rather nearly the last. You do not need one to establish an effective (efficient) presence on the web. Too many new, would-be, and even established authors fixate on this like an identity crisis, feeling they do not truly exist on the web until they have a domain name. They then advise others to do the same to justify their own frantic fear.

August 20, 2014

Reader’s Choice Raffle—AND THE WINNER IS…

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S3B3_usa_256Jennifer Esworthy has won the first RCR at NobleDead.org. Her chosen prize of a signed, hardbound, first edition of S3B3: A Wind in the Night is already on its way.

For the rest of you, do not be too sad, for this is not the last RCR. Another is scheduled for the near future, perhaps in another two weeks, so watch for it.

We are a bit late in this announcement, for things have been quite busy around the home office. And in other news…

August 17, 2014

The Challenge of Promoting, Part 1

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businessman holding Reaching images streaming in hands .Financial and technologies conceptsThis is another share from our sister site of N.D. Author Services. Though we try to keep content here aimed at readers, even of some you may find this beginning entry in a new series to be of interest. It applies to any creative pursuit with a commercial aim, and not just authorship.


The age of signings and physical book promotion events is dwindling if not dead. Its cost-to-returns ratio is no longer viable as more readers switch to online purchasing and to ebooks. This is especially so as publishers cut back drastically (or completely) on such expenditures. They only allocate such to the 1% of their authors with the highest (international) and established name recognition. Sometimes not even for them, and footing the bill yourself is unadvisable if you are not among that 1%. Read more >>

Reader’s Choice Raffle—CLOSED

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256The winner has been selected (via use of Random.org), notified, and we are now waiting on confirmation of prize selection and shipping address. Should confirmation not arrive in the allotted time frame, we will then proceed to the reselection step.

We will have more news once this step is complete. And of course this is not the last raffle to come out of NobleDead.org. Watch for another RCR to come in the near future.