Monday, November 29, 2010

Second Publication

Some of you know, I am having Sudden Moves published twice.  I was torn between two publishers so I used both.  This second publication is from Outskirts Press and so far, I am so happy with the result!  I love the cover art so much better than the first and this one will be edited, unlike the first one.  Same story, just improved in appearance.  Hoping this one will be released by Christmas. 

I was thrilled to find out I will save alot more ordering books from Outskirts so I may use them for my second novel - Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood.  Hoping to have this one published by Spring 2011.  Sudden Moves book trailer from Trafford should be finished in two weeks.  Watch for it on You Tube and many other sites!!! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Reality VS Talent

Everyday we see a reality show on television.  The trend now is teenage mothers.  So, do many young people have to make a big mistake in order to rise to stardom?  How did they break into tv in the tough competitive world of show business?  Furthermore, how are these people considered a "reality star"?  A star?  Come on!  I have friends out there who work hard and are very talented.  They make their own movies, self publish their own books, shoot beautiful photography and their works of art never see the light of day, yet we have teen mothers on tv (as well as other people who film their lives for television) who are living the lives most unknown talented people should be living.  Yep, they're famous.  So I ask you, what is wrong with this picture?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Newspaper Advertising

So far I have had ads in the Farmington Shopper & Elmwood Shopper.  Over the next two weeks, Sudden Moves will have ads in the Washington Times Reporter, Chillicothe Times, and Metamora Times.  I am excited, but I won't get any of these papers to see the ad.  I am thrilled they are including the book cover!  Still waiting on my bookmarks to be printed up and sent.  Not sure about a book signing yet.  Until next time - give Sudden Moves as a gift this Christmas!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

First Novel Published: Newsletter

First Novel Published: Newsletter: "The Kelli Sue Landon newsletter has now started!! Sign up for email updates at Scroll down to the bottom o..."


The Kelli Sue Landon newsletter has now started!!  Sign up for email updates at  Scroll down to the bottom of the homepage.  You can also hear an audio clip of Sudden Moves!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Book signings, parties, promotion

I am looking to promote Sudden Moves anywhere I can.  I have a marketing kit coming from Trafford - bookmarks, post cards, and business cards to put press kits together and send out to the news.  I will also be giving bookmarks to people who buy my book and submitting some to local libraries to give to customers.  Looking to advertise - either by running ads or putting flyers up in public places to catch someone's eye.  Any other suggestions??

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sudden Moves Published

I just had my first novel, Sudden Moves, published through Trafford Publishing.  This was something I have always wanted to do!!  The finished product looks great!  It went pretty quick, but I made the mistake of thinking their editing service was included.  It was not.  I had a long, grueling, editing process, which resulted in a few mistakes that went overlooked. 

The book is a young adult mystery/thriller, but the protagonist, Michelle Martin, gets thrown into adult circumstances when she tries to uncover the disappearance of a class member.  There's a little bit of everything - excitement, laughter, fear, family drama, violence, and even a little romance. 

I had a hard time deciding which publisher to go through, since I was originally going to choose Outskirts Press.  I decided to go for it, so I signed up for a package through them as well.  Things are moving along great and I am going to edit my manuscript even better this time around.  I have been very happy with their marketing tools, including a three minute audio clip and a sixty second trailer.  Their prices were must more reasonable than Trafford and if all goes well, Outskirts Press will be publishing my next novel, Nightmare at Camp Forrestwood.  This second publication of Sudden Moves should be out around New Years.  Happy reading!!!