Ten Tips For Marketing

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Articles, Interviews & Articles | 0 comments

A word from our publisher: Deborah Malone has written three novels published by Lamp Post, and time and time again she has impressed me with her ability to self-promote and sell numerous copies of her books. Here she shares her secrets and provides some great insights into how she has achieved this success. And if you like a good “cozy mystery”, be sure to pick up your copies of Death in Dahlonega, Murder in Marietta, and the newly-released Terror on Tybee Island! Only from Lamp Post! — Brett Burner, Publisher    TEN TIPS FOR MARKETING Congratulations, you’re holding your first published book. Now you can sit back and relax. Not! Your work is just now starting – marketing. This is a part of every writer’s world. You must market your books. You’ll need to get the word out about your books, and the best way to do that is to shamelessly self-promote. Below you’ll find a few tips that might help you get started in that direction. Now get out there and promote your book! 1. Establish a website Once your book is contracted and by the time it shows up in online bookstores, you should have a website – preferably one with your author name as the URL,(www.deborah-malone.com) so that readers can easily find you. Use Google blogspot for free and pay only for the URL. 2. Start a blog I’ve discovered blogging and reviewing books is a great way to get your name out in the world of writing. You can build a following before you have your book published. If possible use your author name as your URL (see above). Interviews and book giveaways are a great way to draw traffic to your blog. You can use Google or WordPress for free. 3. Start an author Facebook page If you start an author page as opposed to a personal page it allows followers to connect with you without having to wait for a friend approval. You can post book news, awards, and book signings. 4. Get an update author photo This doesn’t have to be a high-priced photograph, but make sure it is updated and of good quality. It won’t hurt to have a couple of different shots 5. Set Up Accounts On Reader Sites: .There is a great opportunity in this area. You can sign up at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Shelfari. Then when your book is published you can set up author pages and list your book and your information. 6. Get Business Cards, Postcards and Bookmarks:  Vista Print offers great prices on these items. You can get your business cards before your book comes out – be sure and put your...

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Of Dogs and Men

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Articles, Interviews & Articles | 0 comments

So today was a pretty rough day. One of those I’ll remember for a long time.  My son and I put our dog in the car and we took the long drive to the vet. Today would be Hammy’s last day Hamlet is my big black Great Dane. Named for Shakespeare’s Prince of Denmark…(He’s Danish, get it?. It’s a stretch, sure, but tongue-in-cheek enough for me.) If you know me at all, you’ve likely heard a “Hammy story”. If you’ve come to my house, you’ve been leaned on, sat on, and loved on by the big oaf. You’re barked at as an intruder on the way in, but you leave as a friend. He’s protected us. He watched over my little boy when he took his bath.  He barked when we wrestled. He cuddled on the couch. He snored. And he provided big warm hugs on bad days (nothing beats a hug from a big dog!).  He’s been a huge blessing to our family. I really do love that dog. If you don’t get it, you’ll think I’m pretty silly. If you do, this will all make perfect sense. So there my son and I sat on the floor of the veterinarian’s office.  I’d just received my last kiss.  The final shot was administered and we watched as life left him.  The vet and his assistant respectfully left, and I held my dog, and held my boy, and we cried and cried and cried.  The pain in my chest threatened to burst my heart, but instead it overflowed through hot tears down my face. Exhausted, I sat back.  I looked at Hammy.  I tried to reason with myself.  “He’s just a dog!”  But a greater emotion shouted back: YOU LOVE HIM! Then it hit me.  I think this is why God gave us dogs in the first place. To love and care for something less than us, and to come to a significant realization: This is how God loves us.  We are so much less than Him.  I mean, we’re just people, created, fallen, sinful. And He is Almighty God. Creator. Savior.  But He loves us. I considered that when one of us turns from Him, shuts Him out, walks away…that it hurts him.  Not that we can do Him damage, but that he feels that aching pain in His heart for a lost soul.  To risk losing every last one of us was too much!  To die for us, little us, insignificant us…was an easy choice.  I imagine the angels said, “But they’re just people!” I think that if I could take on Hammy’s pain to keep him going away forever, I might consider doing just that.  Reason...

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Malone, Deborah

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Authors, Authors- M thru Z |

Deborah MaloneLamp Post Publishers welcomes author, Deborah Malone Biography: Deborah Malone’s first novel Death in Dahlonega finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writer’s Category Five writing contest! Deborah was nominated for 2012 and 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Novel category. She had worked as freelance writer and photographer, for the historic magazine “Georgia Backroads”. She has had many articles and photographs published, and her writing is featured in “Tales of the Rails”, edited by Olin Jackson. She is a member of the Georgia Writers Association and Advanced Writers & Speakers Association. As a current member of the American Christian Fiction Writers she has established a blog where she reviews Christian Fiction. www.deborah-malone.com     View Deborah Malone’s Lamp Post Titles: Death In Dahlonega BUY Murder in Marietta BUY Terror on Tybee Island...

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Terror on Tybee Island

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013 in Catalog, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction_Inspired, Mystery, Recent Work, Slider | 0 comments

BUY Perfect bound, 6 x 9,  160 Pages See more books of same category: Fiction: Inspired! Author: Deborah Malone A homeless cat. A diamond bracelet in the moonlight. A corpse buried in the dunes. Strolling on the beach one moonlit evening, Trixie Montgomery stumbles on a body buried in the sand. Full time historical writer and part time amateur sleuth, she waves bon voyage to her relaxing vacation, and becomes entangled in the search for who-done-it. With best friend, Dee Dee Lamont, in tow, the duo springs into action when Trixie’s beloved aunt Nana goes missing as she closes in on the killer. Who’s taken Nana, and how will the girls save her from becoming the next buried treasure in the pirate’s booty? Smell the salty breezes, and savor the delicacies fresh-from-the sea in Terror on Tybee Island, a seaside cozy mystery from popular author, Deborah...

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PARABLE: Volume 1 Graphic Novel

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Catalog, Children & Youth, Graphic Novels, Slider, Youth | 0 comments

BUY Full Color, 5.5 x 8.5, Perfect Bound, 218 Pages See more books of same category: Children & Youth Author: Mike Maihak PARABLE is a collection of modern parables from some of the world’s best independent animators, web artists and comic creators. From personal introspectives to fantastic fictions, each short tale provides its own unique glimpse of the elusive (and eternal) truths of life. The result is a rich volume full of faith, love, grace and beautiful sequential art. Featuring a foreword by Doug TenNapel and stories by: Ben Avery, Bryan Ballinger, Tim Baron, Tor Harald Blom, Monika Brozda, Paul Conrad, Rob Corley, Michelle Gorski, Ben Hatke, C Hill, Mike Laughead, Mike Maihack, James Mar, Stephen McCranie, Sarah Mensinga, Caleb Monroe, Caroline Parkinson, Dean Rankine, Jeremy Vanhoozer, and Rob Woodrum. Bringing you some of the finest inspirational Graphic Novels. Stories that will intrigue you. Art that will astound you. Punchlines that will make you laugh. Comics that will edify your life! ONLY FROM LAMP...

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