Indie Recon marketing thing is going on this week, and other things

I keep adding free books to my Kindle. :)

I keep adding free books to my Kindle. 🙂

It’s Marketing Mania Week over at Indie Recon.

Yesterday’s post by CJ Lyons was all about branding, which is something I keep thinking I need to think more about. The truth is,  I love variety and don’t like the thought of getting stuck writing just one genre. This post made me feel like I could actually create a brand for myself and still maintain my writing freedom. It was heartening.

There’s a great post today on marketing in general (and to young adult target audiences in particular). Wednesday will cover Ten Lethal Marketing Mistakes, Thursday will focus on marketing advice from bestselling Indie authors, and Friday there will be a secret giveaway. Fun for everyone!

Other things on my mind:

  • The more I read, the more I want to write. I see a plot or a style I like, and I think “I have to try this out sometime and see if I can do something like it.” The same thing happens when I watch a good movie (although I want to write stories, not make movies). I want to do it my own way, of course, but the draw is there with every good book I pick up. Does anyone else experience this? Is this what inspires people to write fan fiction?
  • I’ve decided I really, really love ebook Habits and Free Book Dude. I keep adding stories to my Kindle, which I’ll read someday when life slows down.  These sites list books that can be downloaded for free. Browsing through their lists has become part of my daily e-mail ritual.
  • The beans are up! And some of the kale I planted earlier this spring is ready to harvest. Hurrah for fresh kale at lunch! 🙂
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3 Comments to “Indie Recon marketing thing is going on this week, and other things”

  1. The ‘Ten Lethal Marketing Mistakes’ sounds interesting. And a bit scary.

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  2. Oooo, love beans. Is kale bitter? There’s no real way to sample it, and I don’t want to buy a huge bunch…

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    • I’m not sure I’d call kale bitter, but it definitely has a strong and somewhat peculiar taste with maybe a slight bitter edge. Sometimes it’s too much, and sometimes I just crave it.

      It’s used as a garnish lots of places…I had my first kale under a stuffed tomato at a local cafeteria. Maybe you could find someplace that uses it like that and see if you like it. 🙂

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