Month: January 2020

The BookBub Experience

What’s it like with the spotlight if a BookBub deal on Story Empire today…

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Hello, Story Empire readers! We seem to be sharing our November experiences this week. Wednesday it was Joan’s lessons from NaNoWriMo but today it’s another book trip where you get to see what can happen on the sales side of things. This isn’t a brag, but more of an inside view from a top promotion service and some tips about gaining one.

For some years, BookBub has been a marketing gold standard for authors and their books. It’s difficult to get a deal with the advertiser for many reasons but it can be done. The results for getting one of these deals can be very eye-opening for many authors. Back in November, I was fortunate enough to land a BookBub deal so I thought I’d share the experience with everyone with some observations and tips should you want to pursue this marketing channel.

For those who don’t know, BookBub is…

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Lessons From NaNo ~ Planning Ahead

Good lessons to share by Joan Hall for NaNiWriMo back in November on Story Empire. I’ve got to try this again sometime but I wish it was in a different month. November always gets busy for me.

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Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Some of you know I participated in NaNoWriMo back in November. (Thanks, Mae!) In case you aren’t familiar with this annual event, the goal is to write 50,000 new words in a month or 1,667 words per day.

Could I accomplish the 50K goal? Last January, I began keeping a daily word count. I counted everything—novels, short stories, blog posts, book reviews. Even dribble that I’ll never publish. Doing this helped me to see what I could do. But even so, the most I wrote in a month was around 26K words.

I figured any number of words written would be better than nothing, so I signed up to begin a new project. On November 29, I crossed the 50K word mark on my upcoming novel, Cold Dark Night.

It’s likely some of you write in excess of 50K words every month…

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The Light ~ New Release from @MarciaMeara #TuesdayBookShare

Druids and let lines. It has to be. Check out Marcia Meara’s take on the Brown Mountain lights. She’s hosted by Joan Hall today.

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Hey everyone! I’m over the moon excited to welcome Marcia Meara as my guest today. She recently released The Light, the fourth in her Wake Robin Ridge Series. Marcia is a very talented author, and if you haven’t read any of her books, I highly recommend you doing so.

Today she’s going to talk about her new book and a mysterious phenomenon called the Brown Mountain Lights. You may recall some time ago I wrote about the Marfa Lights which are found in far west Texas, so I’m very intrigued.

Take it away, Marcia!


Thank you so much for having me here today, Joan! I’m pretty excited to be sharing the release of my latest book, The Light: Wake-Robin Ridge Book 4, with your readers, and I hope they’ll enjoy checking it out, along with the first three books in the series:

Wake-Robin Ridge

A Boy Named…

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