Marketing step #1: Design a cover photo for the new Facebook entity Half Appy Press.
Step 2: Develop a post.
Step 3: Invite friends from my profile, as Jackie, to friend HAP’s Page. Not as easy as you may think. I get oodles of requests to friend or like a page daily, and often finding the time to look at all the requests get a bit overwhelming. That said the friends are trickling in.
Step 4: Promote: Half Appy Press FB: https://www.facebook.com/halfappy.press tweet it, and post the link on my Facebook profile. This all happened yesterday while I was working on building a new website for HAP. The announcement of the website provided my second post for Facebook.
Half Appy Press was set up as a DBA to make a home for my adult novels written as J.M. Anton.
I was really tired of paying other POD publishers huge bucks to layout and print my books. I have always had a problem relinquishing control over my creative process and was rarely satisfied with the results.
As a member of IBPA I researched until I found Ingram Spark, and the rest is now recent history.
The learning curve was huge. Missteps were more than a few, but I’m getting a handle on it.
Half Appy Press has published three of J.M.’s adult works: two novellas in the “Troubles in Love-Land Series,” and the soon to be released novel Cassandra: Night Shades.
Cassandra is to be released as an e-book and paperback March 21st, and is currently on pre-order status at Smashwords and Jackie’s Square Market. To access pre-orders click on the Independent Author Network button at the right of this blog page to go to my IAN page with purchase links. Please note that Cassandra only has an e-book pre-order button, at this time. However, click on the Jackie Anton button at any of the other book offerings to access the Square Market. Or you can click on the HAP website to make your purchase.
Two new offerings published at HAP are helpful journals for writers and those trying to downsize their wardrobe. The journals were created by Jackie Anton. She is also working on a coloring and activity book to be released this summer.
Book Clubs, and Retailers can use the contact page at the Half Appy Press website to receive large order quotes and drop shipments.
Due to the March Madness, I haven’t e-mailed the Book of the Month Club Members, yet.
No worries March’s book of the month will carry through to the 30th of April.
As always, thank you for visiting “Writing for readers in a .com world.”