Stephen Seitz's Blog – July 2013 Archive (8)

Bookstock, Part II

Yesterday gave us perfect bookselling and book signing weather. Both "Secrets Can't Be Kept Forever" and "Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula" did quite well. I hope to be there next year.

Added by Stephen Seitz on July 29, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bookstock

If you're going to be in in or near Woodstock, Vermont tomorrow, I'll be signing "Secrets Can't Be Kept Forever" and "Sherlock Holmes and the Plague of Dracula" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Added by Stephen Seitz on July 27, 2013 at 2:38am — No Comments

Facebook works

I have been using Facebook to let independent bookstores about my two current novels. A surprising number of them were pleased to hear from me, and especially my publisher's "indepdendent bookstores first" policy. 

Now let's hope the books aren't total train wrecks.

Added by Stephen Seitz on July 25, 2013 at 5:58am — No Comments

For Bookstore Owners

In case anyone here owns a bookstore, I would like you to know that my publisher, MX Publishing USA, values independent bookstores and has a policy of making its books available to them before the large chains and online retailers get them.

 

http://www.mxpublishing.com/index.html

Added by Stephen Seitz on July 19, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

11/22/63

This is Stephen King at his best, which is a relief after the disappointing "Under the Dome."

 

The novel deals with the perils of time travel, and the consequences of interfering in history. The protagonist, Jake Epping, is given the opportunity to prevent the Kennedy assassination, but there is a catch: the portal's entry point is fixed in 1958, which means Jake has a lot of time to fill. He does this by creating two lives for himself: one in Dallas-Fort Worth to keep an eye…

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Added by Stephen Seitz on July 15, 2013 at 4:05am — No Comments

Public Access Cable

This morning, I made arrangements for a cable access program on my books. I'll be discussing the content, process, and whatever my interviewer has in mind.

But I have since discovered there is a nationwide distributor of cable access programming. That means more than the 15 or so viewers in the old hometown; there is a potential audience of millions. 

Has anyone else tried this? With what results?

Added by Stephen Seitz on July 11, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

WCNL Interview

I had a great interviewing experience with Steve Smith, the morning host for WCNL Country. We talked about my new novel, about Sherlock Holmes, writing, media, you name it. A half hour that went much too quickly.

I'll post the MP3 when I get a chance.

Added by Stephen Seitz on July 9, 2013 at 2:39am — No Comments

Author needs marketing advice.

For those of you who don't already know, I have recently published my first contemporary crime novel, "Secrets Can't Be Kept Forever," in which crime reporter Ace Herron discovers that a routine case of embezzlement and childnapping is much, much more.

We all know the hard part: getting the word out. I will have a formal launch party on August 1, and I'm working on some other things. But if you're an author with minimal name recognition and you're moving books, please let me know how…

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Added by Stephen Seitz on July 6, 2013 at 10:09pm — No Comments

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