Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Playlist Inspiration

When I was writing A Lost Legacy: Awakening, I listened to the same playlist over and over again because each song helped me envision a particular scene that I was working on and helped me carry the story through to completion. 

1) Icarus - Bastille
2) Sail Away - Stray Dogg
3) Our Song - Matchbox Twenty
4) Kings and Queens - Thirty Seconds to Mars
5) Somewhere Out There - Our Lady Peace
6) Never Say Never - The Fray
7) My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark - Fall Out Boy
8) Longest Night - Howie Day
9) Bad Blood - Bastille
10) Love Runs Out - OneRepublic
11) Closer To The Edge - Thirty Seconds to Mars
12) If You Could See Me Now - The Script
13) Get Home - Bastille
14) How To Save a Life - The Fray
15) Stay - Rihanna ft Mikky Ekko
16) No Happy Ending - Mika
17) Impossible - Shontelle
18) Heartless - The Fray Cover

Monday, 24 August 2015

The Sequel Struggle

Let’s be frank the hardest part of self-publishing your book is marketing. I’m a writer not a PR specialist and while I strive to be active on every possible social media forum, I’m certainly also not a marketing expert (theatre and theology studies don't prepare you for that).
For those whom I have managed to get my title to, I already have demands for when the sequel is coming out; is it finished? What happens next? Well here’s the trouble; The Sequel is in the works, it is not finished, and you’ll have to wait to find out what happen’s next (sorry).
As I struggle to complete the sequel in a timely fashion (not that writing itself is a struggle) I’m also trying to balance it with the novel promotion. What good is my second book for the series if I can’t get the right incline and interest on Awakening. 

Those who have purchased the book and read it! I thank you, the encouragement I have received thus far has been inspiring. Though editing errors aside -insert accidental period joke here- over all I have received wonderful and constructive feedback.
I've heard the best PR is word of mouth, having friends, family, colleagues read the book and recommend it to their friends, strangers, colleagues etc. Which is hard to monitor. I have been lucky enough to have a support group of friends and family but also looked to expand the distribution.
Any marketing recommendations? 

Friday, 7 August 2015

Debut Novel A Lost Legacy: Awakening

The wait is over. A Lost Legacy: Awakening is finally here. This Kickstarter funded novel is a debut writing effort for C.E Dimond the first volume in the Lost Legacies fantasy series.

TITLE: A Lost Legacy: Awakening
AUTHOR: C.E Dimond
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RETAIL PRICE: $13.95 USD $16.95 CDN (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9938701-0-1
PAGES: 274

*This title is available for online purchase and retailer order through Ingram Content Inc. in 6x9 Paperback format. It is also available through Amazon distribution and in epub and mobi ebook versions through other popular online distributors.

JUV000000          Juvenile Fiction : General
JUV037000          Juvenile Fiction : Fantasy & Magic
JUV058000          Juvenile Fiction : Paranormal

Young Adult Novel: Urban Fantasy Fiction
Grade Recommendation:  7- 12
Age Group: 13 – 18+

Finn Adams thought she knew what her life had in store for her; a mundane existence of day to day life. The arrival of a stranger in town turns her world upside down. When her mother goes missing, Finn soon discovers that she is a witch and she is being hunted for her power. Ripped from the only life she’s ever known, Finn is transported across the country to Broadhaven, Maine to discover the secrets she never knew about herself, her heritage, and the tremendous power that's been kept from her for so long. Her loyalties are tested when she learns of her true parentage and discovers she is part of a prophecy, destined to awaken an ancient power that has been lost for centuries . As she struggles to learn from her mother’s past, she is faced with the ultimate struggle of good and evil, family or friends, she must learn who she can trust and find the power within herself to stop the prophecy from coming true.