Small Press Bookwatch Review – THE LORDS OF OBLIVION

I’m pleased to post a review of The Lords of Oblivion, my literary fantasy novel, from The Small Press Bookwatch (February, 2018). This is one of the Midwest Book Review’s monthly on-line journals critiquing self-published, small press, or print-on-demand titles. Founded in 1976 and edited by James A Cox, Midwest Book Review is a well-established … Continue reading Small Press Bookwatch Review – THE LORDS OF OBLIVION

Book Marketing – Desperation

Future posts will explore book marketing’s complexities, but first let’s acknowledge the central challenge for writers after they’ve created their work: getting someone, please God, anyone to read it. Unless you’re writing for your bottom drawer, you’ll need to alert a potential readership about your work’s existence and appeal. This applies to both traditionally and … Continue reading Book Marketing – Desperation

Book Marketing – Signings and Readings

Authors use signings and readings to promote their books. I’ll describe this impactful tool. Though I write literary fantasy novels (The Lords of Oblivion), the descriptions below are broadly relevant across genres, fiction or non-fiction, debut writer or veteran author. Like any other part of book marketing, planning is vital. Perhaps the biggest challenge for … Continue reading Book Marketing – Signings and Readings

Book Review – Dolce Vita Confidential

Shawn Levy’s Dolce Vita Confidential gets 4 stars for its breezy, easy tone in describing an exuberant period in modern Italian cultural history. In one sense, the topic is feather light. However, Rome during the 50’s, with its notions of cheerful sensuality, still exerts considerable influence on today’s cinema, fashion, and how we view privacy, … Continue reading Book Review – Dolce Vita Confidential