Posted in Uncategorized, tagged books, Daughter of Hauk, facebook pages, fans, fantasy, katemarie collins, kick the can, mark of the successor, readers, Son of Corse, the raven chronicles, writing on October 23, 2013|
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Someone once told me they were my “#1 fan”. And I talked with them at length about that. Why? Because I want readers, not fans.
A fan is the groupie at the rock concert, the screaming person on the rail as the stars walk the red carpet. A fan shoves a pencil and piece of paper in your hand. A fan borders on obsession with you, your work, your characters.
A reader is that…they read your books. They email you and ask in depth questions about the character’s motivations. They follow your blog, twitter, FB, and snatch up the newest book on release day. They’re polite, inquisitive, and intelligent.
They engage you in conversation on FB. Answer questions you’ve asked about topics ranging from box sets to new releases to possible sequels. They laugh with you, celebrate with you, and always remember you are more than just an author.
I’m trying to expand my promotional base in an attempt to attract more readers. I’ve started separate pages on FB for my books. I’d be honored if you’d find a way to stop by and like one or two that are connected to your favorite books of mine.
My main author page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/KateMarie-Collins/217255151699492
For The Raven Chronicles: https://www.facebook.com/theravenchroniclessolsticepublishing
For Mark of the Successor: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-of-the-Successor/597094723670141
For Kick the Can: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kick-the-Can/245633632256478
What’s new on some of these pages? Well, links to the books themselves. I’m trying to get a discussion going on the ‘MotS’ page about a sequel. There’s a teaser for book 3 on the Raven Chronicles page. And news about some upcoming books on my author page. Take a look…you’re going to get more information there, and faster, than you would be here!
Authors can never have enough readers. That’s what keeps us writing, knowing we’ve got people out there wanting to read what comes next. And I’m honored to count each and every one of you among them.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Alpha Wolf Publishing, books, movie rights, new releases, paperbacks, production companies, publishing houses, Solstice Publishing, writing on October 7, 2013|
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I’ve had a busy week or two! And all of it very good!
First off, the paperback for ‘Son of Corse’ is available! A good month ahead of time! Why? There’s the possibility of me doing a book signing event in December and my publisher decided to go ahead and get that one done just in case.
If you’ve been waiting for it, here’s the link: https://www.createspace.com/4460283
It’s available on CreateSpace currently, and should be listed on Amazon sometime this week.
Next up, Solstice made some very exciting announcements over the weekend!
We’ve taken another publishing house under our wing! Alpha Wolf Press is now under the Solstice name as a separate imprint. Yes, this means a bit of extra work for me this week as I help merge those books into the fold, but it’s going to be a good thing for both Houses.
If that wasn’t enough good news for Solstice, we’ve had a second production company approach us regarding movie deals for some of our books! The first company optioned over 20 titles, and this one is looking to acquire the rights to another 5-10! None of the titles are mine, and I’m fine with that.
Why? Don’t I want to see my books come to life in celluloid? Of course I do! But everything comes with time. I’ll be the first to say that my books aren’t going to be something you can put together as a movie easily. They all have some aspect in which special effects come into play. A shadrim, the magic flying from Arwenna’s hands, the rings at the end of ‘Kick the Can’.
I waited a very long time to find my voice as a writer, and the confidence to trust my words were worth reading. I can wait a bit longer for the movies to happen.
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