Saturday, January 26, 2013

Book Marketing 2013

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have big plans for 2013.  I’m going to write more books and sell more books.  

I’m currently working on the final draft of The Mummies of Blogspace9, an epistolary mystery I started last year as a blog project.  Within the next few months, I’ll have all the graphics completed to put it together as an interactive eBook.

I’m also working on my new blog mystery MedicineLand – you can read a new chapter every week at

And I’m churning through the second draft of Aleutian Grave - book 4 in my Henry Grave/cruise ship mystery series.

12 million people take a cruise each year.
Most have fun.
Some die.
Henry Grave investigates.

But as I mentioned in my last post, I am committed to thinking outside the box. As such, I decided to start a line of journals.  It looks now as if the line is going to stop at two, but we’ll see.  I don’t expect or intend to make money from this, but I hope people will pay attention, check out my author’s page, and maybe pick up a book.

My first journal, Mounted, was followed last week by my latest tome – Nocturnal Submission.  

If you like reading novels about vampires, you'll love the cover of Nocturnal Submission. As a longtime fan of mystery and paranormal fiction, I decided it was time to write my own vampire novel. But I only got as far as the cover. So you write the rest. 

Come on!  It's a new year. It's time to stop talking about writing a vampire novel, and time to start doing it! I did the hard part. Now all you have to do is write the text. You can pick up your copy today at for a paltry $5.95.

Also, here’s what the back cover looks like – both beautiful and functional.  In case you missed it, that’s my website address down at the bottom in the giant font.

So what are your plans?  Any new ideas for book promotion in 2013?  I’m all ears.  And hey, if you need a journal in which to jot those ideas down, I have a suggestion.


Eugenia O'Neal said...

The vampire journal's an amazing idea, William. Fans of the genre should love it!

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely outside the box. the vampire novel thing has me curious. Will check it out.

William Doonan said...

Thanks Eugenia & Charles. I figured it was time to try something new!

Neil Waring's - Western Rambling's said...

Good stuff-an area that has much reader interest. This really caught me -12 million people take a cruise each year.
Most have fun.
Some die.
Henry Grave investigates.

Looks Fun

William Doonan said...

Thanks, Neil. If you get a chance to read the book, drop me a line and let me know what you think!

Liane Spicer said...

Now that's what I call a novel idea. :D I'm not into vampires, though; the 'Mounted' journal is more my kind of thing.