Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Lost in the Bayou gets a Great Review

A big shout out to Meghan over at Owl Read It for her stellar review of Lost in the Bayou. Thanks so much. 

If you have a moment, please visit her and see what she wrote. 


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cannibal Island in Print WINNER

Here's the announcement of the lucky winner of the Cannibal Island Limited Edition printed copy.

Check the Raffelcopter graphic below and see who it is. Meanwhile, I need the winner to send me a message on Facebook with their email address so we can get the delivery address.

Just go to Author Cornell DeVille on Facebook and you'll find me hanging around there. 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Authors need a press kit

In todays teeming internet and digital media world, there is a continual search for interesting things to write about. Bloggers are always on the lookout for new material. As a newly published author, you and your book fall into that "new meat" category.

There's an anxiously waiting market for that information, and you need to have something to send when requests come flying into your email. At this point in your career, you might be wondering what to send so you project a professional appearance
. Well, read on to learn all about it.

In order to provide the best information to the press and the bloggers who are going to write about you, you need to create a press kit that contains, among other things, a basic bio, some information about your work, and a great photo of your beautiful likeness. Providing this information will make it easier for others to write about you, and it gives you a quick and easy way to respond to requests for information.

Saundra Mitchell has put together a great article on this very subject. I've included a link to it at the end of this post. She tells us that...

There are 5 basic elements in a press kit:
 1) Your biography
2) Contact information
3) Your photo
4) A synopsis of your most current work
5) Representative art for your most current work

And she describes each one of those items in detail. Rather than reinvent the wheel and recreate what she's done such a wonderful job in putting together, here's a LINK to her article.