Today we have a sneak peek from author Mirta Ines Trupp’s creative non-fiction memoir, With Love, The Argentina Family.
Leaving behind a Peronista government, a stagnant economy and an anti-Semitic culture, the family transform into jet-setters relentlessly traveling back and forth across the continents thanks to a mother that never stops crying about “The Argentina Family” and a father who works for Pan American Airlines. Insecure and torn, a young immigrant girl learns to divide her life in between her adopted country and her native land. Almost inevitably, a long distance, whirlwind romance blooms in the aftermath of Argentina’s “Dirty War.” Complications abound, including a frightening interrogation with the Argentine Police and an astonishing encounter at the American Consulate.
With Love, The Argentina Family is available in print from Amazon.com and Amazon UK.
Here is an excerpt from With Love, The Argentina Family… Continue reading “Sneak Peek: With Love, The Argentina Family”
I will, right after you kiss my A**
I’m sorry but I’ve hit the wall. I’m tired of it. I don’t want to be asked to “like” your product page or check out your website or buy your book. The fact that we follow each other on Twitter or are brand new Facebook friends just isn’t enough. We might get to the point where we talk about each other’s work and I may be interested in buying your book at some point but it can’t be the first thing you ask me to do. It absolutely has to stop. Continue reading “BUY/LIKE MY BOOK/PAGE/WEBSITE”
Recently, our own K.S. Brooks was hosted by Ken La Salle on his podcast show, So Dream Something. During the fifty-minute interview, they discuss photography, living in the wilderness, writing, and an eclectic range of other topics. In the segment below, Kat talks about her own journey in moving between traditional and indie publishing and the differences she saw between those worlds:
K.S. Brooks talks about her experience in transitioning to indie
You can listen to the whole interview here:
So Dream Something episode 4
Moving the needle on your book sales is a chore. It’s hard enough to write a book, but selling it takes things to a whole new level. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could just publish your book and have it appear on the New York Times bestseller list without making any effort at all?
An appearance of your book on the NYT bestseller list is a sentinel event. It is one of the highest bars to hurdle. You’d be up there with the big names in traditional publishing. You’d become a household name. The money and recognition would start pouring in. Steven Spielberg will make your book into a movie, Oprah will want to interview you, and [insert name of latest sex symbol here] will want to have your babies!
After all, an appearance on the prestigious New Your Times bestseller list must mean you’ve sold lots and lots of books. It’s probably one of the books everyone is reading, right?
That’s a nice dream. If you like it, I advise you to read no further. Continue reading “For Sale: NYT Bestseller Status”