The Hustle Continues…

September 15, 2013

I admit, I haven’t been the greatest at posting blogs. I looked at my website today and was like,”Dang, I haven’t written a blog in a while. I should let everyone know what’s going on with J Willy!” The skinny: Since my last blog, I started graduate school at SJSU, working on a Masters in […]

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Tips for Targeting Your Audience

August 4, 2013

Way too often, new authors go through all the trouble of writing, editing, typesetting, then publishing a book–but have no idea how and where to sell it. They ask, “I just published my third novel. How do I sell it?” Uh-oh. It’s too late to ask such a question. An author should know his or […]

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50 Reasons Why My Debut Novel Sold 10,000 Copies! (Final)

June 8, 2013

– Before Launch – After Launch (pocket-burning) – After Launch (free to low-cost) Misc 41. Previous publishing credits: Long before I wrote my first novel, I published short stories online, mostly for critique. Timbooktu got the creative juices boiling, and I credit them for jump-starting the path I’m on now. Some made it into local […]

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50 Reasons Why My Debut Novel Sold 10,000 Copies! (PT 3)

June 6, 2013

– Before Launch – After Launch (pocket-burning) After Launch (free to low-cost) 25. Converted to e-book: Duh, right? But you’d be surprised at the number of authors who haven’t converted their print books to e-books. Why purposely miss out on another revenue stream? You simply won’t sell as many print books at the same rapid-fire rate […]

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50 Reasons Why My Debut Novel Sold 10,000 Copies! (PT 2)

June 5, 2013

Continued from Before Launch: After Launch (pocket burning) 18. Soft launch: We built demand for SELLOUT at a gradual pace. Of course, we informed family, friends, and associates in our mailing lists, but we kicked off the soft launch in June 2010 at a book conference in Atlanta. However, the official launch was July, where […]

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50 Reasons Why My Debut Novel Sold 10,000 Copies! (PT 1)

June 4, 2013

10,000 copies sold! 10,000! Man, oh man. It has taken me a while to soak that number in. That’s 5 figures! Before starting this journey, I’d dreamed of us selling 10,000 copies of my debut novel Sellout, but for it to actually happen? Especially as an indie? Wowzers! “Proud daddy” is the best way to […]

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Win A Kindle Fire!

June 1, 2013

My book A Hard Man is Good to Find is part of this summer campaign! For more details, go to http://www.thekindlebookreview.net/summer-kindle-giveaway/

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Stay tuned…

April 16, 2013

Every time I look at my website, I think, “man, I need to update this thing.” I mean, dang, I have a banner that says “Author of the hot new novel SELLOUT!” Uh … Sellout came out almost three years ago. Yeah, I know. My goal was to update the website last fall. Well, you […]

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Where’s the freakin’ time?

February 21, 2013

It seems the conspiracy to keep you from doing the things you love starts when you wake up. Kids, the spouse, work, school, family, friends, pets, social events—they all impede on precious “me” time. Once you’re sucked into the daily routine, the “roadblocks” in front of you stand high and strong, trying to keep you […]

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2012: A Year in Review

December 24, 2012

2012: A Year in Review I’m waaaay overdue on a blog. Now that I’m out of school, it’s time to get it crackin’ again! First off, let me again apologize for my website. I’d been talking about an overhaul since last summer, but I still haven’t gotten ‘er done, yet. Hopefully, the fonts and color aren’t hard […]

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