Brinda Berry · self-publishing

Formatting a Print Book ~Brinda Berry

I spent the weekend formatting my print book for my upcoming release, Tempting Fate. It was much easier than  my last book. I almost had a breakdown while formatting Chasing Luck. This time, I decided to use a different Word template and tried one from http://www.selfpub.info. As you can see, I got all wild and  inserted chapter headers. I… Continue reading Formatting a Print Book ~Brinda Berry

Brinda Berry · Marketing/Promotion · self-publishing

Is a Cover More Than Eye Candy? ~ Brinda Berry

I judge books by their covers. I’m not embarrassed to admit it. As I walk down the bookstore aisle or click around the virtual one, I stop when I see a fantastic cover. For discussion purposes, I’m going to use a book from one of my DSRA sisters. Exhibit A:  Borrowed Cowboy. Here is a book meant for… Continue reading Is a Cover More Than Eye Candy? ~ Brinda Berry

Brinda Berry · Marketing/Promotion · tools · Uncategorized

Fine-Tuning the Facebook Ad ~ Brinda Berry

I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. On the one hand, I love having a hotline to news about everyone. I can interact with friends (and strangers if I choose). People put their opinions out there boldly. It’s a TMI party and more  fun and controversial than an episode of The Bachelor. On the other hand,… Continue reading Fine-Tuning the Facebook Ad ~ Brinda Berry

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Brinda Monkeys Around with MailChimp

Mailchimp is an email marketing software many authors use. For several years now, I’ve used the online program to send out my blog posts. I can automatically email my blog subscribers according to a schedule I select. I also can see how many readers open the email as well as click on a link within… Continue reading Brinda Monkeys Around with MailChimp

Brinda Berry · planning · tools · writing advice

I’ve Been Doing It All Wrong ~ Brinda Berry

Have you ever read a book that rocked your world? I recently attended a conference and had the opportunity to hear a presentation by author David Rock. He was a dynamic speaker and gave some highlights from his non-fiction book, Your Brain at Work. I enjoyed his humorous explantions of how we are making everyday… Continue reading I’ve Been Doing It All Wrong ~ Brinda Berry