Descriptions for heat levels in book list

------holding hands, perhaps a gentle kiss
♥♥ ---- more kisses but no tongue-- no foreplay
♥♥♥ ---kissing, tongue, caressing, foreplay & pillow talk
♥♥♥♥ --all of above, full sexual experience including climax
♥♥♥♥♥ -all of above including coarser language and sex more frequent

Friday, August 17, 2012

On the horizon


Between editing, thinking more on my coming new book, writing for the other blog, family stuff, preparing the vacation trailer to actually go somewhere, my mind is also on how do I market the new one? And where?

I have read many who put out a lot of material ahead of a new book including passages from it. They make a big deal out of its arrival date. I guess I could do that. I did create the trailer about photos that inspired the story. Still I am not that great at marketing. For that matter, I still don't like any part of doing it.

Some of the writers who do well do put out paid advertising. I think it must work for them or they'd not do it but would it work for my book? I don't buy books based on advertising. I receive ads from say Amazon and almost never look at the books they are listing. Facebook offers advertising, but I can count on one hand the times I have even looked at the advertisements there.  Besides wouldn't my Facebook friends' list feel used if I did that?

This blog, Rain Trueax, might be my best shot at promoting. I think anybody who seriously wants to write needs a blog like this where it is about sales and belief in the books. Sometimes I admit to wondering if I made a mistake not using the main blog with its larger readership but know how I felt back when others suddenly turned their blog into one to sell. It turned me off. It's different if a blog starts out about writing and promoting as this one has.

The new book is complicated by it being different than the ten already out. It's not building on the kind of book I have already published. It's not though so different in the feel of the story but that this one is set in an historic time.

For the editing, the historic setting has required a lot of second researching as I come across passages where I know I researched them when I wrote it-- but how carefully? If I can't remember, I go back and do it again.  Back then I didn't have the convenience of the internet to double-check my facts.

6 comments:

Dick said...

I read both of your blogs and I don't think there is anything wrong with mentioning a new book on the other blog when you do release one. I can understand you not wanting to over promote on it as that isn't the intent of that one but it is something that is "you" and you is what the other blog is about. I'd also occasionally include a link to this blog in the body of that one, while mentioning that you do have this one and why you chose to keep them separate.

Rain Trueax said...

You have a point, Dick. I have mentioned the writing there but infrequently. It's a huge part of my life right now and I totally leave it out most of the time. I'll think more on this.

Lynn said...

I agree with Dick. You are too humble. I follow Rainy day thoughts and thought you were writing "a book." You are a prolific writer and deserve recognition.

All the best.

Rain Trueax said...

Thank you, Lynn. I really appreciate your encouragement.

Anonymous said...

hi was wondering if we might be related, same last name. Long time montana family here. truos@yahoo.com Jim

Rain Trueax said...

It is possible, Jim. I don't know. My family came out from South Dakota to Oregon but they spread out a lot of ways besides here with time also in Nebraska, originally came out from Indiana. I definitely have a big love for Montana and that kind of country :)