Catherine Schaff-Stump is the author of The Vessel of Ra, first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is a co-host of the Unreliable Narrators podcast and a graduate of the Viable Paradise and Taos Toolbox speculative fiction workshops.
I’ve been reading some books about marketing lately, because I am attempting to become more savvy in that direction. One of the books Mike Stop Continues suggested to me for a variety of reasons was 10 Step Self Publishing Boot Camp: The Survival Guide for Launching Your First Novel. It was a good book with a lot of material in it not only for the self-published, but my biggest takeaway from the book was the concept of big levers and small levers.
Levers are essentially Quinn’s analo
So. Here’s those links. Some really awesome guests in this batch.
Return of the Bride of Pick of the Week
Author Spotlight: Ben Aaronovitch
Author Spotlight: Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear
Odyssey Spotlight with Jeanne Cavelos
Author Spotlight: Spencer Ellsworth
Markswoman by Rati Mehrotra
One of the interesting things that all authors need to think about is the availability of their books for a variety of distribution purposes. Since my book was published in September, I have learned a great deal about how books are distributed in places like libraries and book stores, and have thought a lot about balancing the issues of profit over exposure. While I can safely say this information is very 101, still I wish I’d had this knowledge a little earlier in the process of organizing m
And here’s what we’ve been up to over at Unreliable Narrators.
To NaNo or to Not NaNo
Halloween Flicks 2017
Author Spotlight: Ferrett Steinmetz
Author Spotlight: Grady Hendrix
Fire and Bone by Rachel Marks
SPECIAL BONUS EPISODE of The Unreliable Narrators Watch!
The Unreliable Narrators watch…Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead!
The Unreliable Narrators watch…Halloween!!!
The Unreliable Narrators watch…Pulgasari!
The Other Thing I’ve been doing these last few weeks are holding three very different book events. Let’s talk a little bit about them, and how they were set up. Icon Launch Party: This year at my hometown con Icon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, I did my usual thing of organizing and participating in Paradise … Continue reading "The Year of Living Authorly Post Post 16: Book Stores and Events"
Hey everyone. So, you might have noticed my book came out on September 12th, and then I was…quiet. You will note my front page is no longer my blog, but is about my book and appearances. You will notice I now have a newsletter. This is kind of what I’ve been up to, making the shift from a writer whose primary commodity is her potential, to being a writer who has a book out.
Hey. I’m still the same fun person. I am. I just needed to make sure when you got here, you could find my book,
And here you go. Unreliable Posts, just like it says above.
Book Launch: The Vessel of Ra
Author Spotlight: Lois McMaster Bujold
Review: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines
Get Your Own eBook of The Vessel of Ra
You might remember from all of the European Cruise pictures that last month I went on a wonderful adventure with the Writing Excuses team to Europe. At that time, my partner in crime and fellow Unreliable Narrator Chris Cornell and I met a lot of wonderful people. Almost on the first day I met Mike … Continue reading "Reviews: American Alchemy Gold by Oliver Altair AND King Cage and the Worth Street Djinni by Mike Stop Continues"