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Inspector Ramirez website!

I think social media is pretty awesome. I was on Twitter today talking to a complete stranger about whether using Contact Us forms on websites deters people from contacting us, and she said, “Oh, now I know why your name … Continue reading

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Why it’s a good idea for authors to comment on other people’s blogs

I mentioned in my blog post yesterday how I usually post a comment on blogs that mention my book, and thank the posters. Here’s another good reason why that’s a good thing to do: you often find out ahead of … Continue reading

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There’s nothing Hilary MacLeod won’t do to promote her books!

Today’s guest blog is by my pal, Hilary MacLeod, author of Revenge of the Lobster Lover, Mind over Mussels, and All is Clam.  (She’s currently working on Something Fishy.) I sense a theme here, with that trained legal mind of mine. Hilary … Continue reading

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Marketing a Book is a Giant Crap Shoot

My pal, Alice Loweecey, is guest-blogging today on what she did to her market her series. Alice is a former nun and so is her lead protagonist.  (Here she is, funny hat and all. Alice, I mean.)  Her mysteries are … Continue reading

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Looking for an unusual Christmas story?

My crime novel, The Beggar’s Opera, is set in Cuba. The action starts on Christmas Eve and ends on New Year’s Eve. So if you’re looking for an unusual Christmas setting, check it out! Winner of the Giller Prize Readers … Continue reading

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More marketing ideas!

Okay, this is brilliant. Canada Post will create customized stamps. You pick the template and upload your photograph. Imagine sending out letters that have your book jacket on the stamped envelope! They’re a little pricey — $ 14.40 for a  … Continue reading

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Note cards!

As promised, here are some of the sketches I’ve done for my notecards. Colour by Design is our Royal LePage printer and they are awesome. I can send them a sketch in the morning and within an hour have tent cards delivered … Continue reading

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Five GREAT Marketing Tips for Authors on Twitter

Twitter is an incredible networking tool, and it can be used effectively for marketing as well. But I also see lots of authors who don’t know how to do that and many more who are turning potential followers off.  So here is my list of  … Continue reading

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