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The learning curve just gets steeper as I tackle the production and marketing side of publishing my novels. There’s nothing like a challenge to kick off the new year…and as usual I’ve set myself a couple of doozies.

First, to publish and market our three Cracker and Gilly mysteries, Forbidden, Old Bones & Merinda’s Gold – not to mention the accompanying Teacher’s Notes and Australian Curriculum Unit Plans as I pitch to the ever growing digital education market.

Old Bones Cover2 Forbidden Cover Design (Denita's) Merinda's Gold Cover 2

And second, my literary novel, the miner’s wife, with which I plan to tour and promote, using my marketing action plan…researched and drawn up with helpful tips from Joel Friedlander’s, http://www.thebookdesigner.com…

The Miner's Wife Cover1

My TO DO list is pretty straightforward…editing, interior and cover design, proofreading, producing, printing, fulfilling orders, accounting, marketing, publicity and sales…let the challenge begin…

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I didn’t realize it was such a common theme song…I wanna do it my way…and the combination of fiction writing and self publishing allows just that…FREEDOM!!!

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sunrise in a mining town

I didn’t realise that adding ‘A Cracker and Gilly Mystery’ to the title of FORBIDDEN in our cover design would be a great sales decision. Readers like being able to identify with the characters of your story and they are keen to stay with them in any future adventures…we now have three ‘Cracker and Gilly’ mysteries in the cue for publication and our Young Adult readers are keen for more….I think it’s time to introduce my co-writer in crime, my brother and adventure sharer, who inspired our stories…stay tuned…he’s psyching himself up for the photo shoot…

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