Have you ever wondered if indie published authors can really make it in the fiction world?
Would you like to know how one successful author markets her books to best selling status over and over again?
Today we’re talking with Jen Blood and she is going to share with us a little about writing mysteries and how she markets her books.
Jen Blood is a freelance writer, public speaker, and author of the bestselling Erin Solomon Mysteries. Her books have been awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion and the Awesome Indies Award for Excellence in Independent Publishing.
To date more than 300K copies have been downloaded worldwide since she published her first title, All The Blue Eyed Angels, in February of 2012.
She holds an MFA in Creative Writing/Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine, is a regular blogger with Maine Crime Writers, and leads seminars and does one-on-one consulting on all aspects of publishing and book marketing for independent authors.
Jen’s latest novel, Midnight Lullaby, is a prequel to the Erin Solomon Mysteries that follows reporter duo Diggs and Solomon as they investigate the ritual murder of a Sudanese woman in Portland, Maine, during the summer of 2000.
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER:
- Jen’s daily writing routine
- The first steps she recommends to her book marketing clients
- How to decide which publishing route to take–traditional or indie
- Why you might want to put off launching your first book
- Two smart things Jen is doing to build her mailing list and subscribers
- What to do when your book is really long.
RESOURCES and LINKS:
Score some free books on Jen’s website: JenBlood.com
Follow Jen on Twitter: @JenBlood
And Facebook: Facebook.com/jenblood1
How ’bout Instagram: Instagram.com/jenbloodauthor