Authors

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Monday, May 30, 2016

#IndieSpotlight of Vinnie Sorce Author of Jersey Justice


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Name: 
Vinnie Sorce

The Title of Your Work or Group: 
Jersey Justice

 Where are you from? Does not have to be the name of the place exactly. You can say Hick-ville Florida, for example if you are more comfortable with that. 
I was born in the Bronx. Grew up in North Jersey and am currently misplaced in AZ.

In what genre do you write?
Jersey Justice is a thriller but I write in all kinds of genres. I don't like to be limited.

In your own words, what is your book about? If you were not the author and trying to explain this awesome book you just read to a friend, what would you say about it? 
In my own words? Hmmm, that's hard, because I'm not sure I have my own words. My words seem to owned by the voices in my head. I'm occasionally allowed to borrow the words but if I claim them as my own the voices throw things against my skull, it kind of hurts...

Here goes...

Jersey Justice is the story of Jimmy Vincent. (Ouch! Damn it, the voices are starting already, I think that one was a rock...)

Jimmy was a bullied child, who, one day in college, finally had enough. He snapped, and turned his life into Batman's with out the costume and the cool gadgets. (OUCH! GRRRRRRR, I think that was a frying pan...)

Of course he isn't fighting super villains either, hmmm, maybe he's really not like Batman, he's more like Superman without the cape and the powers. So, maybe he's more like Clark Kent with a gun and deep sarcasm. Yeah that's it.

Jimmy helps people who can't help themselves, and in the mean time is always getting himself in jams as well. Especially when his sister, Carmen, comes back to town. (OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! They don't like it when I talk about Carmen, they're all in love with Carmen. I wrote her pretty hot... They're always fighting over her.)

Carmen brings trouble with her from Florida, in the form of ten million dollars, which is stolen, and a murder weapon. Jimmy's childhood friend, Marci gets in the mix and it turns into just another day in Jersey.

You need to buy the book, then the voices in my head will stop trying to escape by skull with heavy objects.

LOL. Love the answer!!!

What is your writing style? Do you follow all guides and rules? Synopsis, outline etc. or do you just sit down at the computer and type to see what happens. 
Rules? I don't need no stinking rules!

I just sit down and write, and whatever comes out, comes out. It drives my writer friends crazy. That's a big bonus.

My thoughts exactly. I literally write it as if I am reading it. From the first page to the last. I never do scenes or character  building. Don't have to. By the time I sit to type, they have already screamed at me about who they are for at least a year or more. I daydream and see what is happening before I ever write it down. It's like I'm telling my readers a story that someone else is telling me.

Have you ever written anything and thought; " The world has got to see this!" ? 
Hell yes, buy the book and you'll see! ;-)

Do you have an editor and Cover Designer or do you do this yourself? 
Well, the editor was paid for by a friend who believed in me more than I believed in my self. That fact is still true. I had a friend help me with the cover design. I had an idea of what I wanted but she did all the work.

That is awesome. It's always nice to see Indies being supported by their friends and family. Even if I am admittedly a little jealous. Mine seem to think that after eight years, I haven't given up on my "Hobby" yet. The reason mine is not edited perfectly yet. I have had a few readers help me out but that is about it. Not one person in my family has even bought any of my books and I have three English majors in my family. That's why I really respect family and friends who believe in a persons talent enough to help them instead of secretly waiting for them to fail. That's also why I support Indie Authors so much and advertise for them for free. I know how it feels to have zero help and no support system.

Who is your favorite author. Not just someone that you read allot. I wanna know whose book you read that made you suddenly know that if you didn't do this for the rest of your life then you would never be happy. 
I don't have a favorite author. Not just one. I don't have favorite anything. There are far too many choices i the world to narrow anything down to just one.

I can tell you this though, the author that made me feel like I could do this was Janet Evanovich. Her books, and Stephanie Plum character inspired my characters and story.

I freaking love Stephanie Plum!!! I was literally the first person in line the day One for The Money was released in theaters. I was positive they were going to do the whole series. That would have been awesome.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
The marketing, it sucks.

Do you write your characters or do they write themselves through you? 
Oh, they absolutely write themselves. I have character voices in my head all day longing to get out and be heard, mostly at inappropriate times. I wish they didn't win so much. I'm not allowed in the grocery store, post office or church any more...

Same here. I have literally been caught having conversations with my characters when they were not cooperating. " Now, Ailis. You know if you go there, it won't be perceived well." She's all like: Have I ever listened to you before? Who is this book about? Me or you?

Do you ever write yourself into the characters? 
All the time! It's very real that way, and easy to get feelings across.

Is writing your full time job or are you "Keeping your day job"? So to speak.
Writing has cost me more than I've made from it. Since I don't live in a cave, and eat bugs, I am still employed full time by the "man/women/person/whatever-appropriate-politically-correct-word-is-right"

If you could go back in time and meet one famous person or legend in history, who would it be? 
Me! but that would mean going forward in time. Seriously though, it would be god, so I could tell her what's she's doing wrong.

LOL. I have tried that. Usually, my car breaks or something the next day. I'd say, She does not like to be told she is doing anything wrong.
 

In the world of Indie, marketing is very difficult, especially if you don't have the funds to pay for it. Have you found a great free way to market your work that you think other Indies will benefit from? 
Not yet. I have found a tom of free things but so have thousands of other authors.  We're all doing the same things. I'm still trying to figure out how to stand out. I've given up several times but something gets me started again. I guess my stupidity runs as deep as my sarcasm. ;-)


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Website: vinniesorce.com


Friday, May 27, 2016

My #Birthday present to you. Discover The Avalon Legacies For #Free. May 27th - May 30th.


What Are The Avalon Legacies?


  Ever heard of Camelot? What about Avalon? Do you believe they were real? What if I told you they were? What if I told you that King Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, Guinevere, Morgan Le fey and the lady of the lake were nothing more than a very powerful, very dysfunctional family? At this point, you are probably imagining every version of Arthur and his famed sword you have ever seen, read or heard. You are wondering which version this one is based on. Anyone who is familiar with the various Arthur/Merlin based legends Will have their own views on who they think was good and who they think was evil. They will have their own beliefs on what they think actually happened.

  To those people I say; Forget everything you think you know right now. I'm serious. Whatever you have seen, heard or read is probably way off base. The Avalon Legacies is the story of one infamously powerful family that made one devastating mistake after another. A family that fell so epicly from grace with The Goddess that she cursed their entire race, cast them out of their magical home in Avalon and slammed it's gates closed to earth until the day that they are able to redeem themselves. With no one left to continue the Fey teachings and the Christian Crusades spreading across Europe, mankind's ability to wield magic on this planet slowly disappeared. The histories of a once great King, noble family and wondrously magical race were slowly reduced to nothing more than legends and fairy tales. So much so, that most of the descendants of this great family don't even know who they are or that they are supposed to be redeeming themselves and the ones who do know have either hidden it, faked their death or have been on this fruitless quest for so long that they have lost the ability to think rationally.

  The Avalon Legacies is not your everyday tale of good and evil. There is no straight black and white but instead, an everlasting gray area. Those you think are evil, may not be. Those you think are good, may not be and those who started off good may change due to their experience and vice versa. There are five legacies. Each one follows this family as they are tasked with each step toward redemption. With every step forward, they see only more steps. Behind every door, there always seems to be another and don't think that this path to redemption only leads back to Arthur and his family. Each legacy goes deeper and deeper into the past. Every creation was the direct result of something that happened to the creator. ( God or Goddess)  Whatever creator that may be.

  The events that lead up to earth's first and forgotten Apocalypse, were set into motion long before God ever created earth. This family discovers that not only are they tasked with fixing the mistakes of their forefathers that lead to the death of magic on this planet but that some of those mistakes may have been manipulated by other creators. They discover that the creation of their race was directly related to a many century old feud between two of what the family finds out are many, many, many creators. The secrets that this family unearths during their quest will one day re write all that ever was and all that ever will be. If they can survive standing up to even the most stubborn and pigheaded creators in existence. That is.


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Ailis has spent her life pretending she didn't have powers and that things did not go bump in the night. Ailis is now a homicide detective. She is very good at her job and she's pretty sure the serial murders her unit is investigating aren't being committed by a human. In walks the most gorgeous man she's ever seen. What’s wrong with that? Ailis not only knows he's a vampire. she also knows he's the one draining child molesters and murderers and leaving an empty carcass for her to find. Her investigation unearths secrets about her ancestors that take her back to Camelot and the time of King Arthur and Merlin so she can right a wrong committed by her family hundreds of years ago. Can she trust this strange, lonely vampire to help her solve a mystery that could very well end up with her being life challenged herself?


Dangerously attractive vampire, Kenneth has been around long enough to know there are no such things as coincidences. When he meets the undeniably strong willed homicide detective Ailis, he knows there's a good explanation as to why she looks identical to his long dead fiance. He just has to figure out what that might be. When his one hundred year nemesis shows up in Miami and tries to force Ailis to join him, Kenneth realizes her powers are worth something to even the worst of his kind. He pledges to protect her as long as he is still breathing. If those trying to keep her from fulfilling her destiny have anything to do about it, that won’t be long at all.


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  It's been over twenty years since Ailis began her tedious quest to right the terrible wrongs her ancestors mistakes caused to not just earth but Avalon. Just when she and Kenneth are back in Avalon and it's gates are once again open to their people, they get wind of a Legacy. It seems there is to be a final test from their goddess. It seems she will need proof that they have learned from the terrible mistakes of Merlin, King Arthur and Morgaine. If the test is failed, they will lose their home forever. Only this time, it is their children that will be tested. Ailis and Kenneth can only prepare them and then stand by, knowing they cannot interfere while their home, people's lives and the lives of one or both of their children are at stake. Will Ailis and her family finally make up for the atrocities of her ancestors or will they lose it all and be forced out of their home with no hope of ever being one with their maker again? 

  Karma has a very important job. A job that comes with the gift of Excalibur. A job she never wanted. Karma is the Assassin of the Goddess and is charged with hunting supernatural being that don't follow the rules. She is becoming more and more convinced that Excalibur has powers of his own. Karma and X, as she calls him, are a team. Together, they are invincible. 
She also has a family legacy that consumes her every waking thought. Karma is supposed to be watching for a deceiver. Someone she will want to trust but shouldn't and is in a constant state of confusion. She does not know what the right choice is and is terrified of failing her entire species. Her parent's risked everything to save Avalon and if she makes one false move according to her legacy, she will undue all that they have accomplished. This time however; it will be permanent. The goddess has given her family one last chance to right their wrongs. 

  Can Karma control her infamous temper or will she succumb to the same fate as her ancestor, Morgaine?

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Monday, May 23, 2016

#IndieSpotlight of Jamie White Author of Lightworker Trilogy

Name: 
Jamie White

The Title of Your Work or Group: 
Learning Me (Lightworker Trilogy, Book 1)

Where are you from? Does not have to be the name of the place exactly. You can say Hick-ville Florida, for example if you are more comfortable with that.
South Florida

In what genre do you write? 
Mostly New Adult Paranormal, although I do have a Pagan Contemporary story out, and two contemporary works (one based on Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs” and a New Year’s Eve story)

In your own words, what is your book about? If you were not the author and trying to explain this awesome book you just read to a friend, what would you say about it? 
This book is about a young woman whose opportunity to audition for a part in an independent movie (against her parents’ wishes) brings up a lot of hard questions that lead to some surprising answers. What she learns changes the way she sees the people she trusts most.

What is your writing style? Do you follow all guides and rules? Synopsis, outline etc. or do you just sit down at the computer and type to see what happens. 
I’m mostly a pantser. I did an outline for this book, but a rude character decided to exercise their free will, making my outline useless from there on. Stupid free will…. (Seriously, though? I can’t get too mad at the character. I think the whole story ended up better as a result.)
As far as my process, I also am a huge music fan and I sing. Because of that, my writing sessions are usually fueled by music, and I sometimes lead up to a session by singing along with the playlist for my WIP to get myself in the mindset of the characters. Also, I have a crystal kit I made for inspiration. All the stones I chose are designed to help inspire me, keep my focus, and bring abundance. When I am really struggling, it helps.

Have you ever written anything and thought; " The world has got to see this!" ? 
I haven’t exactly thought that, but I definitely hope that my books touch someone, or just entertain them.   

Do you have an editor and Cover Designer or do you do this yourself? 
I have an editor that I have been working with since I put out some pieces through a small press, and usually get someone else to do the cover, or buy one from twitter friends who do pre-made covers.

Who is your favorite author. Not just someone that you read allot. I wanna know whose book you read that made you suddenly know that if you didn't do this for the rest of your life then you would never be happy.
 My absolute favorite author ever is Christopher Pike. His Remember Me books not only spoke to me spiritually, but creatively as well. I love the way he works spiritual, mythological, and historic events into his work.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 
Usually, it’s just getting the time to get the words in. LOL. Although, I definitely have those days where I have the time, but can’t seem to get anything to come out.

Do you write your characters or do they write themselves through you?
I think they write themselves, definitely. A great example of that is the character I mentioned above. That one little moment really threw me, because I did not see it coming.

Do you ever write yourself into the characters? 
Definitely, as well as my husband. In fact, he usually reads over my work, and he demanded royalties after he saw several what I call “CPisms” in Learning Me. LOL.

Is writing your full time job or are you "Keeping your day job"? So to speak. 
I write, blog, and sometimes edit for others. I also do some stuff on Fiverr.

If you could go back in time and meet one famous person or legend in history, who would it be? 
I’ve always been interested in meeting the late Sylvia Browne. The spiritual concepts she put out there during her life really resonated with me, and I think it would have been interesting to get a chance to speak with her in person.

There are millions of new books released every year. What in your mind makes yours stand out from all those millions in your genre?
I guess, for me, it’s the passion. I’m sporadic sometimes in my writing (mostly due to time constraints), so when I write something, it’s because it is speaking to me. The story resonates in my soul, and forces me to get it out.

In the world of Indie, marketing is very difficult, especially if you don't have the funds to pay for it. Have you found a great free way to market your work that you think other Indies will benefit from? 
I co-host an indie-focused blog talk radio show, as well as hosting my own segment where authors read from their work. Shows like this are great ways to get out there. I also make use of online author challenges (like #authorlifemonth and #30DaysOfAuthors) to get myself in front of more people. Another really popular option is doing takeovers of FB events. And of course, social media (I really like Twitter and Instagram). There are also cheap (seriously…. Five bucks!) options on Fiverr.


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Monday, May 16, 2016

#IndieSpotlight of P. Vincent Horta Author of A King For Ravens

Name: 
P. Vincent Horta

The Title of Your Work or Group: 
A King for Ravens

Where are you from? Does not have to be the name of the place exactly. You can say Hick-ville Florida, for example if you are more comfortable with that. 
The Emerald City! That is, the DC suburbs, on the Virginia side.

Okay. That's just Awesome!

In what genre do you write? 
Fantasy and sci-fi

In your own words, what is your book about? If you were not the author and trying to explain this awesome book you just read to a friend, what would you say about it? 
Start with Tolkien, spice up the action, toss out the elves, and throw in a little romance, politics, and intrigue. 

 I'm curious.

What is your writing style? Do you follow all guides and rules? Synopsis, outline etc. or do you just sit down at the computer and type to see what happens.
 I usually start with characters. Something makes me think of an interesting character in an interesting setting, and over a few months I scribble down fragments of scenes, dialogue, backstory and whatnot. Eventually there are enough bits that I want to write the first scene, and after I get a few chapters in, I outline the rest. Then I write more or less faithfully to my outline and go back and rejigger the whole thing after a break.

Have you ever written anything and thought; " The world has got to see this!" ? 
Yes! And, of course, I've written the exact opposite--"How quick can I format my hard drive?"

Do you have an editor and Cover Designer or do you do this yourself? 


I definitely have professional help! I like tapping friends and acquaintances who are trying to build their own brand.

Who is your favorite author. Not just someone that you read allot. I wanna know whose book you read that made you suddenly know that if you didn't do this for the rest of your life then you would never be happy.
Orson Scott Card probably rises to the top, mostly for his novel Songmaster. I remember finishing that book in my grandmother's living room about a decade ago--not sure where the rest of the family had gotten to, but that's not uncommon when I'm reading--and just sitting and thinking about it for maybe half an hour or more.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Editing can be a slog sometimes, probably because it's a kissing cousin to my day job.

Do you write your characters or do they write themselves through you?
 Pretty sure it's the latter.

Yeah. Mine never do anything I tell them to.

Do you ever write yourself into the characters?
Each character usually has one or two traits I think are mine or wish I had, though it's not always at first that I notice. Most also pick up one or two bad habits. Naturally, I bear no resemblance to the villains. Whatsoever.

Is writing your full time job or are you "Keeping your day job"? So to speak.
Definitely keeping my day job. I like to hope that writing will one day pay for my vacations, and one day I'll have a job where I can take them more regularly.

If you could go back in time and meet one famous person or legend in history, who would it be?
 I've been an English nerd in the most classical and stereotypical sense for too long not to say Shakespeare--I'm of the camp that thinks he was a real person who wrote what they say he did.


There are millions of new books released every year. What in your mind makes yours stand out from all those millions in your genre?
I want you to think what my characters are thinking, feel what they are feeling, and see new worlds through their eyes--and while lots of writers want the same thing, I'd like to think that I pull it off.


In the world of Indie, marketing is very difficult, especially if you don't have the funds to pay for it. Have you found a great free way to market your work that you think other Indies will benefit from?
 I don't have a silver bullet, but I've found that patience and monitoring the Twittersphere open up good opportunities. I found Lady N's blog on Twitter, for example.


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Monday, May 9, 2016

#IndieSpotlight of E.P. Clark Author of The Midnight Land

Name:
 Elena Clark, but I publish under my initials, E.P. Clark

Title of your work or group:
 I’ve recently released The Midnight Land, the first installment in the epic fantasy series The Zemnian Trilogy.

Where are you from? 
 Originally Western Kentucky; I’m currently living in Winston-Salem, NC, where I teach Russian at Wake Forest University.

In what genre do you write? 
 Currently, epic fantasy, although I’ve tried other genres in the past and may do so again in the future. I’d really like to write a paranormal romance some day.

What is your book about? 
 The main character, Slava, is the younger sister of the Empress of Zem’, a Russia-esque fantasy world with a matrilineal system of government. Slava has some not-very-well-understood gifts of empathy and clairvoyance, which are making her miserable in her sister’s kremlin. So she takes off on an expedition beyond the sunline—i.e., beyond the Arctic Circle—as a way to escape, only instead of escaping from everything, she ends up even further enmeshed…there’s intrigue, action, a little bit of romance, and a big dose of magic and a lot of fun hidden references for fans of Russian literature.

What is your writing style? 
 I normally try to keep my inner ear cocked for the faint strain of inspiration. Luckily that inspiration tends to strike when I sit down at the computer and start writing. Which is another way of saying that I don’t do a lot of outlining, since I find that pretty much guarantees I won’t write what I wanted to write. If there’s some scene—say, I have a vision about how I want the book to end—that’s particularly important to me, I’ll write that scene down and hope that I’ll eventually get there with the rest of the book. The main thing for me is to keep writing. I try to do a little bit every day, or at least several times a week. Then afterwards I have to go back and figure out what my subconscious was trying to say, which was not always what I thought I was trying to say, and edit it into a coherent story that still maintains those motifs and connections.

Have you ever written anything and thought: “The world has got to see this!”
 Gotta say yes to this one. In fact, that’s one of the main reasons why I write. There’s a lot of good fantasy out there, but most of it is Western-oriented, featuring mainly male characters or a patrilineal, patriarchal society. So I kept itching to write something that went against all that. I wanted to write something where Eastern Europe was the center of the fictional world, and where all the characters took it for granted that women rule and daughters inherit their mothers’ lands and titles, because duh, it’s much easier to keep track of things that way, but at the same time where people were still basically people. It was actually even harder than I thought it would be to write that kind of a story—it really made me realize how ingrained our male-oriented thought processes are, how central they are to narrative and linguistic structures, even when we’re deliberately trying to subvert them. So I think “The Midnight Land” and its forthcoming sequels are worth reading for that reason alone, but also because they’re full of the aforementioned action and romance, and a good dose of humor too!

Do you have an editor and cover designer or are you doing it all yourself? 
Some people (family members—thanks everyone!) have helped me with the proofreading and creating the cover, and I hired a professional to do the formatting and add a few embellishments for the print copy cover and interior, but most of it I’ve done myself. Which they warn you not to do, but I’ve had a number of people compliment me on the cover design and on the editing of the interior, so I must have done something right! I did put a huge amount of effort into the editing, going through multiple drafts (including going over everything in hard copy and reading the entire manuscript out loud to myself) before publication and then multiple rounds of proofing once I created the Kindle version and again when I created the print version. There are just no shortcuts when it comes to editing, and it can be helpful to have a second set of eyes to look things over, but I think as the artist, you have to retain final control over the finished project, which means putting in a lot of work from beginning to end.

Who is your favorite author? Not just someone you read a lot, but someone whose book made you suddenly realize that if you didn’t do this, you would never be happy. 
 Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I guess I would have to give a huge amount of credit to GRRM’s A Game of Thrones, though. I was given a promotional copy of it when I was a teenager (which shows that promotional copies totally work!) and I was absolutely blown away and I knew then that one of my life missions was to write my own epic fantasy series. A couple of other formative reading experiences were reading The Color Purple, which introduced the world of “serious” or “meaningful” literature to me, and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, which had the same effect. Both of them were “serious” literature about extremely serious subjects, but the characters were so alive and real that I felt like I was living their lives right along with them and I kept going back to have that experience again and again, even though it wasn’t a particularly happy one. So I’d say they really inspired me to try to put a human face on “big” issues.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 
Other than not quitting  I’d say keeping track of everything. My books are really long and the action in The Zemnian Trilogy covers multiple generations, so remembering who’s who and who did what can be really difficult. I’ve been using spreadsheets, which helps some.

Do you write your characters or do they write themselves through you? 
 My characters write themselves through me; I am just their vessel through which they take form…No, seriously, I just sit down (or stand in front of my standing desk) and start writing, and characters start taking shape, oftentimes very differently from how I’d originally envisioned them. It’s a fascinating and sometimes slightly creepy experiences, kind of like being possessed.

Do you ever write yourself into the characters? 
 A bit (or maybe even a lot), but there’s a lot of transformation that happens. I’d say more that my characters are aspects of myself that maybe can’t be fully developed in my “real” life, so I give them free rein on the page.

Is writing your fulltime job or are you “Keeping your day job”? 
 Like most of us, still holding down a day job! As I said above, I teach Russian, which takes up a lot of time and energy, but provides all kinds of great inspiration, so that’s useful! My sales would have to REALLY take off for me to make writing my fulltime occupation.

If you could go back in time and meet one famous person or legend, who would it be?
Hmmm, that’s another tough one. Maybe some of the early feminists. When I think about how upsetting I find dealing with the sexism I encounter today to be, and how much **** I encounter just by occasionally voicing very mild opposition to it, I am in awe of how tough and how driven they must have been—I can’t even imagine. Well, maybe I can, since I’m also a big advocate for animal welfare, which seems like it would be a very similar situation to what the abolition and women’s suffrage movements were in a couple of centuries ago.

There are millions of books released every year. What in your mind makes yours stand out from all those millions in your genre? 
 Plot-wise, I’d say the Slavic/East European angle combined with the matrilineal, woman-centric approach. It’s definitely in the Western epic fantasy tradition, but it doesn’t feel or read exactly like a typical Western novel, and people have told me that it’s surprisingly shocking to encounter things like characters hoping to have daughters rather than sons in order to pass on the family line. My own vanity as an author also prompts me to say that there are a lot beautiful lyrical passages in it, and readers are already writing to me telling me about their favorites!

In the world of Indie, marketing is very difficult, especially if you don’t have the funds to pay for it. Have you found a great free way to market your book that you think other Indies would benefit from? 
 Well, I’m not on the NYT bestseller list yet, so I can’t say that I’ve found some magic formula, but because I’m a professional Slavist, I have a biggish network of other Slavists and Russian literature enthusiasts who have been very excited about the books and have definitely been my largest market so far. I also reached out to Russian- and East-European-themed Meetup groups, which was mostly a waste of time but I did get a few nibbles from people interested my book for their book clubs, and I also know people in other book clubs who were interested in the book. So if you have some particular angle you can sell, such as an unusual cultural background for your characters, or a particular sport or profession, and so on and so forth, I would say definitely try to reach out to that community as much as you can. It only costs you time and rejection, but you’re going to encounter that anyway, and the results are better than doing nothing!



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