I know this is a lot off topic for July, however want to try something a little different today.
I personally believe the best way to get to know my fellow authors is by reading thier books.
So to help me add your books to my read list, will you please comment with your purchase link & blurb?
Welcome to a new month, and a new set of monthly topics.
Funnily enough, I have even less personal experience with July’s topics than I did with June.
The topics are Contests, Conventions, and Award Contents.
*shrugging my shoulders and shaking my head
I hope my friends in Burning Embers can help out with this month.
For my household, June was probably the least unusual month of 2020.
In a way, I am sad to see it go. In another, I am not.
The June topics of the month of Radio Silence, Promo Art, and Author Retreats are not my strengths, so hopefully I will have more to say in July.
Well, I wish you a wonderful last day of June, and leave you with this image I found on Pixaby.
Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay
It’s the end of the month…
So far you’ve learned about the importance of Radio Silence and why you need Promo Art / Graphics.
To be honest this month’s theme was an odd bag of topics…
But, here’s why we chose to talk about it…
Promotional Art / Graphics is something that every author needs to have to promote their book. Without graphics then their words go unnoticed to the millions of eyes scanning the internet. Promo Art / Graphics gives you that oomph and helps set you a part from the rest of the authors out there. The more relevant the graphic is to your story (and to your readers) then the more likely they’ll pay attention to it. June is like the half-way mark in the year. This is when you need to set up your promotional graphics for the rest of the year. Plenty of people set their vacation time around June. We discussed Radio Silence because about this time of the year people are feeling fatigued. Especially with all of the online stuff. They forget about their new years resolution. So, Radio Silence is that gentle nudge of getting you to jump back on the “limit digital time” wagon. Younger audiences are on online more. Families may benefit by learning about Radio Silence to help reset online time expectations. Also, June is vacation month… Which means when you’re offline you’ll have some time. Time to create your promotional graphics or just read a good book to unwind.
So, there you have it… the many reasons as to why we discussed Promo Art and Radio Silence for the month of June.
Did you have a topic that you would like discussed? Let us know by commenting below. Until next time…
Keep on rising above the ashes of obscurity!
Is It Still June?
I don’t really have anything more of value to say about the June topics of Radio Silence and Promo Art. And I have zero experience with Author Retreats.
Sure, at some point in the future I am not opposed by the idea of hosting an author retreat. Nor am I opposed to the idea of attending a retreat.
In my early stages of research for author retreats, I came across this website.
It has a list of a handful of author retreats. If attending a retreat is something you are interested, check it out.
And if you would be interested in attending a future (if it happens, it will not happen any sooner than the summer of 2022) Author Retreat featured by Burning Embers, comment below that you are interested, and what type of activities and resources that would entice you to join our retreat as compared to any other.
I only have 1 piece of promo art that I created myself. The rest I bartered for, or friends made for me out of the goodness of their hearts.
So today, I would like to few a couple different pieces of promo art from a few different artists. And I ask you to look them over and see what works, what doesn’t, and why.