A Road Map for Writers and Authors: Part 1

by Marylee MacDonald, June 14, 2021 in For Beginning Writers, For Writers Ready to Publish

Are you a writer, or are you an author? Here’s the difference. A writer has one story to tell, and although it may take years to finish a book, a writer will feel content when that book is done. An author–someone who aspires to have a career as a creative person–will feel driven to learn […]

Ten Questions for Dan Lawton

by Marylee MacDonald in For Readers, Ten Questions

THAT WAS BEFORE is thriller and crime writer Dan Lawton’s sixth page-turning novel.

Book Launch Strategies, Part 4: The Money Quote

by Marylee MacDonald in Book launch, For Writers Ready to Publish

A money quote from a professional book reviewer is an essential part of an author’s book page.

Ten Questions for C.Y. Corbett: Editorial Help for New Authors

by Marylee MacDonald in For Writers Ready to Publish, Ten Questions

An editorial service for new writers provides thorough and affordable feedback.

Book Launch Strategies, Part 3

by Marylee MacDonald in General

A quick retrospective of two book launches during the Covid pandemic showed me the road map for my next book launch.

Book Launch Strategies, Part 2

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Marylee MacDonald’s Book Launch Tracker can help you plan effective book launches. Essentially, a tracker functions like a runway. If you want your book to have liftoff, you need a three- to six-month lead time, but if you don’t you lay out the tasks in advance, the day of your […]

What’s the Best Launch Strategy? Part 1

The answer to “What’s the best book launch strategy?” is that a successful launch strategy depends on you. The only thing that won’t work is to have no launch plan. And, yet, that’s the situation most writers find themselves in. Tongue hanging out, they can’t wait to “get the book up on Amazon,” and then […]

Ten Questions for Jenny Wheeler

by Marylee MacDonald in Ten Questions

In this column I’m asking subscribers to share their knowledge about writing, publishing, and marketing their books. I’m calling it “Ten Questions.” Thank you, Jenny Wheeler, for allowing us to learn about how a late-in-life writer from New Zealand found inspiration and excitement in the gold fields of California! – Marylee MacDonald Author Tip: “Think […]

Your book launch simplified

by Marylee MacDonald in Book promotion

“A book without a book launch plan is just a fantasy.” Did I hear that someplace, or am I making it up? In any case, I’m launching a new book on April 17, 2020, and I thought it might be helpful if I take you through this journey with me. I am by no means […]

Ten Questions for James M. LaRossa Jr. | A Son’s Heartfelt Homage

by Marylee MacDonald in For Memoir Writers, Ten Questions

In this column I’m asking subscribers to share their knowledge about writing, publishing, and marketing their books. I’m calling it “Ten Questions.” Thank you, James M. LaRossa Jr., for allowing us to share in the excitement about your newly released book, Last of the Gladiators.–Marylee MacDonald James M. LaRossa’s Author Insight: “Not until I wrote Last […]

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