Sunday, October 27, 2013

Calling All Readers And Bloggers - You Could Win!

As I pondered what my topic should be for my blog post this week, I started thinking about my author platform and how I am marketing myself and my book.

I have over 1,500 Likes on my Facebook page, I am slowly building my circles on Google+, and I am trying to gather followers on my blog. How can I translate that into book sales? I am just starting out so I don't have much money for promotion and I have to make every dollar spent count.

That is my question to all of you readers and bloggers out there: what entices you to buy a book written by an author you haven't read? Was it the cover, review, or a blog post? Or was it something else? I really want and need to know...

Answer in a comment on this blog post and I will choose a random answer to win a $5 Amazon gift card on Sunday, November 3. Please include your email so I can contact you if you are the winner.

Let me know your thoughts. You could be the winner! Please share, if I get more than 20 comments I will add another $5 gift card - yes, that would be two winners! Only one comment per person please.

Don't forget to click on the Goodreads Giveaway tab and enter the giveaway. You could win a paperback copy of Saving Cassie!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

It's Almost That Time Again...

That's right - it's almost November! For those of you who don't know November is National Novel Writer's Month (NANOWRIMO). November is the month we all vow to write 50,000 words before the end of the month.

It's not as easy as it sounds - 50,000 words in November equals 1,667 words per day.  You have to be willing to turn off your inner editor - you just have to write the words, it doesn't have to be pretty. I am going to give it my best shot - it's not easy to balance writing every day with working a full-time job and all the other things life throws your way. I was successful last year - Saving Cassie is the result.

If you've ever thought about writing a book go check out and sign up. It's free and no one needs to know if you made it or not unless you tell them.  Let your inner writer loose and have some fun!

Come find me on - my username is lremenicky. Let's be NANO buddies!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Marketing, Marketing, Marketing...

Well, Saving Cassie has been available for a week.  Sales haven't been what I'd hoped, I've sold 12 (2 were returned) and I have had 1 borrow.  Not what I was hoping to see...

Now it's time for the marketing to really begin.  So far, I have posted on Facebook and Google+, listed Saving Cassie on and on  I have also purchased a premium book promotion from Lovely Books (got a great deal on that!).  I also have some author spotlights coming up.  I'm hopeful that this will help.  And then there is the giveaway on Goodreads.

All this posting takes a lot of time and is frustrating when the websites freeze up in the middle of things... I was lucky and it ended up posted just as I wanted.  My poor husband had to put up with my meltdown when the computer froze - he is the best and he puts up with a lot.

I have decided I either need an admin for my author page or a street team.  I'm not sure how either of those really work so if anyone has some insight I would be forever grateful.  If you want to volunteer, just let me know...

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Saving Cassie by L.A. Remenicky

Saving Cassie

by L.A. Remenicky

Giveaway ends October 31, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

And that is my shameless plug for today...

Please go buy Saving Cassie and leave a fabulous review!  And don't forget to share!

Amazon UK link

Amazon US link

Signing off for now...

Happy Reading!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Saving Cassie Release Day is Here!

I jumped the gun and released Saving Cassie yesterday but today is the official release day!  The ebook is live on Amazon and the paperback should be available in about three weeks depending on when I receive my proof copy.

Remember, reviews help sell books so please leave a review - I would appreciate it more than I can describe with words. 

I loved writing Saving Cassie and I hope you love reading it as much as I loved writing it.  Saving Cassie is just the beginning... Yesterday I sent a rough draft of my novel Invisible out to my beta readers and I am looking forward to their comments.  Ragan's Song (Fairfield Corners book 2) is still in the rough draft phase; I am reworking it and I hope to have it ready for beta reading by the end of the year.  I also have a few WIPs that are in various stages of completion.  And then there is NANOWRIMO coming up next month.  I hope this year is as inspiring as last year - Saving Cassie was written during NANO last year and I hope this year's story allows me to "win" again.

Release day party for Saving Cassie is starting soon... Drop by and celebrate with us!

Saving Cassie Release Day Party Oct 6, 4 - 6 pm

Until next time,

L.A. Remenicky

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saving Cassie is Live!

Get your "One-Click" fingers ready - I just couldn't wait any longer!

Saving Cassie is live on!

Saving Cassie US link

Saving Cassie UK link

This is the ebook only, paperback will be available soon.  I will let everyone know when that happens.

I am giving away a paperback copy of Saving Cassie - see the Goodreads Giveaway tab!

Check out the giveaway Violet Duke is having over on her Facebook page - you could win a Kindle or a Nook!

Giveaway link