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November 27, 2017

COMING JUNE 5, 2018 / Monthly Mishmash


COMING JUNE 5, 2018:



Publisher: Freedom Fox Press
Publication Date: 06/05/2018
Formats: Paperback and eBook


Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide Your From Idea to Publication

Catch the sparks you need to write, edit, publish, and market your book!

Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication offers an abundance of data in one handy book. From writing your novel to prepping for publication and beyond, you’ll find sparks on every page, including 100 bonus marketing tips. You’ll also discover how to write specific scenes and characters, adding depth to your work.

  • Spark One: Being a Writer
  • Spark Two: Story Essentials
  • Spark Three: A Book’s Stepping Stones
  • Spark Four: How To
  • Spark Five: Character ER
  • Spark Six: Editing
  • Spark Seven: Publishing
  • Spark Eight: Marketing
  • Spark Nine: Writing About
  • Spark Ten: Final Inspiration

With so much information, you’ll take notes, highlight, and flag pages to come back to again and again on your writing journey.



Write with Fey Book: I am excited to publish this book with Freedom Fox Press. It has been in the works since my very first blog post. For a long time, many of you have said how handy it would be to have my posts together in a book. Well, now they will be! All of the articles in the book have more details and additional tips that you won't find on my blog. Also, there are 11 articles never before published.

I'll keep everyone updated as Write with Fey, the book, comes closer to publication day. 


Holiday Shopping: Looking for hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones? Do you love to support small businesses? Check out my mom's brand new website where she is selling her bookmarks (and soon some knitted baby blankets). Read the ordering details and surprise the book lovers in your life with these gifts from the heart.







I even did a video to promote them. It was a little tricky. LOL!



Book Event: I went to a local book event on November 18th. MJ Fifield was also in attendance. And I finally sold some books! I think I've mastered the "sales pitch" and the deal I offer readers, which is buying one print book (Seismic Crimes) for $10 and getting a free ebook (Hurricane Crimes). Since Hurricane Crimes is the first story of my series but only in digital format, I had to figure out a way to get readers to want to buy the print books on my table. And two print books (Seismic Crimes and Tsunami Crimes) is $15...a $5 discount. And they still get the free eBook. It worked, too! I'll test it out again at the BIG book event I'll be attending June 2018.




QUESTION: Do you like bookmarks? Do you have a special deal for readers at book events?


53 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on your upcoming book.
That's cool your mom makes bookmarks.

Pat Hatt said...

Congrats on the upcoming release! Awesome that you got the sales pitch down too.

Lidy said...

Congrats on your upcoming book and that your sales pitch work.

I'm a book lover but it's finally came through to some family/friends I'd like to receive a book(s) for Christmas. I like bookmarks too so will be letting people know about that other book lover alternative gift.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Congrats on your upcoming release! I have a bookmark which I always use when I read "real" books, which doesn't happen all that often anymore since my Kindle came into my life.

Meka James said...

Congrats on your upcoming release!!! How very exciting! Seeing the lovely bookmarks makes me want to read real books again instead of just the electronic ones.

nashvillecats2 said...

Congrats on your new book, I'm sure it will be a success.

Yvonne.

sherry fundin said...

Congrats on the new book. Sounds fabulous. Congrats to your mother too. I wish her much luck in her new endeavor.
sherry @ fundinmental

Carrie-Anne said...

Your new book sounds like a great resource!

I love bookmarks. I have one that looks like a ransom letter, with the text something like, "Help! Help! I can't move! It's very dark and the pages are heavy. Please read more. It gets boring stuck between the same pages."

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! It took a couple of events to figure out what to say for my sales pitch.

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks!

I love all sorts of book lover gifts. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks! For a Kindle, cute little bookmarks are needed, which is sad. Wouldn't it be cool if Kindle had a tool where readers could pick a digital bookmark to use?

Chrys Fey said...

I adore real books. I have two bookcases...and need a third. So I always have bookmarks ready.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Yvonne!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Sherry!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks!

That sounds like such a cute bookmark. Clever.

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Congratulations on the new book! It sounds great and will be very helpful to aspiring writers. And I do like bookmarks, especially when bookstores give them out for free when you buy a new book. I also like the ones that have the ribbon or colored string at the ends.

Lisa Thomson said...

Congrats on your upcoming book, Chrys! This will be a fabulous hand book for us writers. Awesomeness!! Will it be in both print and e-book format?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Now I know why I see all the bookmarks on your Instagram.

The sales pitch is always tricky. It was almost easier for me when it was just my books. For some events, when it's slow and everyone is just poking at the books, I almost want to say "Just buy the damn book!" LOL

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Congrats on the book. I already am planning on purchasing a few as gifts for some aspiring writers. Your mom is talented. Wish her best of luck.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! Yes, it’ll be available in print and eBook format. :)

Chrys Fey said...

My mom will be making braided bookmarks with tassel-like string at the ends. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Yup. I’ve been posting about her bookmarks everywhere I could think of, like Instagram.

I have those moments, too. lol

sage said...

Congratulations on your new book! Another blogger friend, Charles Gramlich, who writes in the fantasy and horror genres in addition to academic writing, has also published a book on writing that I found very helpful.

Liz A. said...

Congrats on the book. And congrats to your mom, too. Having a deal like that is an excellent idea.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your book deal, Chrys. Your book sounds awesome! And I really your mom's bookmarks too.

Botanist said...

If you have a blog packed with sound advice, why not turn it into a book? I did something like that around critiquing, which started life as a series of blog posts. I hope it does well for you!

Lisa Thomson said...

Perfect!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Congratulations Chrys on your upcoming book.

In school I had made a few bookmarks.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congratulations!

I ordered a book mark. I plan to give it to my sister for Christmas...I may regret not keeping it myself!

Chrys Fey said...

That is awesome! Thank you!!

Chrys Fey said...

I’ll have to look for his book. Thanks for the tip!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Natalie!

Chrys Fey said...

Exactly! Doing this has been a dream of mine. :) Thank you!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you!

I wish I had my mom’s talent, but I’m not good with sewing or knitting needles.

Chrys Fey said...

Aw. Thank you, Elizabeth! I hope your sister loves it. :)

Patsy said...

I do like bookmarks. I've had some made with the cover and blurb of a few of my books on them and give these out at events. I'm not entirely sure this promotes sales, but it's possible.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Your new book sounds exciting and informative. Congratulations.
Your mother's work looks lovely. Good for her. You're quite the talented family. Best wishes to both of you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the upcoming book. I'll have to pick it up when it's out.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Woohoo, congrats on the upcoming release! That sounds like a ton of great info from cover to cover, and it's awesome that you included those 100 marketing tips (which are gold even if you do know how to properly formulate a story).

Chrys Fey said...

That’s a good way idea. It’s good promo.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! I got my talent from my mom. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Awesome!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! Marketing tips was the main thing I looked for when I was starting out.

Nasreen said...

I do like bookmarks and collect them. I've been following all your moms creative ones on Instagram and love them.

Congratulations on the new book!

emaginette said...

Congrats, Chrys. You'll blow them out of the water. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Chrys - that's brilliant news - well done and I'm so pleased for you - sounds exciting ... I'll enjoy the read and the 'SPARKS' that fly into my mind - cheers Hilary

Mark said...

Those look like great sparks! I'm feeling inspired already:)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks for following my posts on Instagram. I follow you, too, and love your photos.

Thank you!!

Chrys Fey said...

THANK YOU!

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Hilary! I hope your mind lights up like a firework show. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Awesome! That makes me so happy.