Pssst! Can I let you in on a secret about children’s picture books?

Come here… lean in… want to know what it is?

You don’t need an illustrator to create a good picture book.

What?

Yep.

Now don’t get me wrong, illustrators are a talented bunch,
but they also don’t come cheap.
(Try shopping around on Fivver or Upwork if you don’t believe me.)

If you’ve paid for illustrations in the past I know you’re nodding your head.
You’re left paying the hefty bill which you either put on a credit card (hoping the book will pay for itself) or you’re taking it out of your last books profits.

But what if it doesn’t?
What if it tanks and sinks to the bottom of the Amazon kindle store?

Well that’s where Barry McDonald found himself a while back.
$250 out of pocket and two books that no one wanted.
Yep. Not a nice place to be.

But there is a happy ending to this tale and one I’m not going to spoil here.
Head on over to https://warriorplus.com/o2/a/jbmt6/0 now and find out how he turned it around.

But before you go…keep this secret to yourself…because when illustrators find out what he’s doing…. well, all I can say is he better watch his back.

Shush, here’s the link again https://warriorplus.com/o2/a/jbmt6/0Link Details

 

Facebooktwitterpinterest

Sword of Dragonblood – Puzzle Book is HERE!

Happy Days!!

 

Puzzle Book

Puzzle Book is Finally Here!

Sword of Dragonblood – Characters and Creatures – Puzzle Book is now available for sale from Amazon print books at: http://amzn.to/2oUebey

or at Createspace bookstore at: https://www.createspace.com/6964404

 

If you haven’t read the novel yet, Sword of Dragonblood, book one in the Down Dreamer Trilogy can be bought from Amazon at: http://amzn.to/2piX0Qz 

or at Createspace bookstore at: https://www.createspace.com/6011908

 Facebooktwitterpinterest

Ready For A Real Live Product Review?

Hi Everyone!

An honest review is hard to come by in the seller’s market. Are you tired of buying products that are supposedly for newbies to writing/marketing only to be stymied somewhere along the setup/use that appeared so easy when the creator was trying to convince you to buy? Or perhaps you wanted to buy, but as most of us on a strict budget, were wondering if it would be worth your while?

In my many purchases, I have found that often I get confused with the “how” that appears before the creator’s set point. Or the product may be a bit beyond my budget but I buy it anyway, and then never get to the product because of time constraints or inability to download it correctly or get it to work, period!

Newbies need an honest review of the myriad products out there by a newbie who has attempted to use the product. Honest reviews do not necessarily come from individuals trying to sell the product. I’ve decided to rectify this problem.

Since I’m a newbie to writing and marketing, I’ve been thinking of doing a product review on different products I’ve purchased over the last year or two relating to writing/marketing, etc. every month or so. I have been recently addicted to shiny products. I told myself I needed to stop buying and start trying. But where to start? I need some ideas on what fellow writers would like to see/talk about.

Here are a few of my ideas:

  • Post a list of the “easier” products first. Let subscribers choose which product to first review

    Are you overwhelmed?

    Decisions, decisions

  • Reviews would consist of:
    • name of product
    • how it was used
    • snags in use
    • overall ease of setup/use for newbies
    • perhaps screenshots of my attempts
    • overall impression of product
    • notice of whether I tried to contact creator of the product, etc.

What do you think? Is it something you’d be interested in? Any other ideas you’d like to see covered in the review? Let me know.

I’d like this to be beneficial to both me (get me started using the products, perhaps) and to you in that you will see the product in use by a newbie and not just the creator.

Leave a message on my contact page and I will follow through if I get at least 10 people who are interested. If you do think this will be beneficial, please sign up for my newsletter. I will send out notices when I review a new product.Facebooktwitterpinterest