Tips for Aspiring Authors [#24] Create a GoodReads Account

Attention new authors: Do not sleep on GoodReads.com. If you don’t have an account, create one. Set it up as an Author account. What is GoodReads, you ask? In GoodReads’ own words, it describes itself as: A free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. You can also post your own reviews and catalog what you have read, are … Continue reading

Want a FREE copy of Invisible Girl?

Hello, avid readers! I am looking for readers who would like a FREE copy of my new short story, Invisible Girl: The Suicide Journal, in exchange for a review within 30 days. It is a quick read and will only take about an hour from start to finish. I will eGift a copy to your Kindle, Nook or Kobo. Yes, I said FREE! It’s on me. Let me know if you’re interested by emailing me at author@daphinerobinson.com. Invisible Girl: The Suicide … Continue reading

Tips For Aspiring Authors [#15 ] Reviews Come With a Price

  After I wrote my first book, I hired a publicist to help me with publicity and to get my unknown self out there. Imagine my surprise when he told me that I had to give him almost half a box of books to distribute to book clubs and reviewers. I thought I’d croak. After all, I was independently published and had put a lot of money into purchasing books to sell–not give away.   … Continue reading