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21 June, 2024

Marketing with Instagram and Threads

By |2024-06-20T15:00:43-07:00June 21, 2024|Authors Academy, Marketing, Social Media|Comments Off on Marketing with Instagram and Threads

Instagram is offering an alternative to Twitter (now known as X) with its text-based app called Threads. Let’s talk about it!

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll discuss the different ways you can use Instagram and Threads to market yourself as an author as well as push sales of your books.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona to learn more about:

  • Using Instagram’s features to get your book out there
  • Navigating and using the Threads app
  • How Threads compares to Twitter/X
  • and more!

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

https://www.wheatmark.com/register

14 June, 2024

Returning the Bones by Gin Hammond named a Finalist at the 18th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards

By |2024-06-14T10:05:37-07:00June 14, 2024|News|Comments Off on Returning the Bones by Gin Hammond named a Finalist at the 18th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards

Congratulations to Wheatmark author, Gin Hammond!

Her book, Returning the Bones, was named a Finalist in the 18th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards. These awards highlight notable books that have been self-published or independently published.

You can check out the full list of finalists here.

To learn more about Gin and her book, you can visit her website.

Congratulations again, Gin, for the recognition!

7 June, 2024

In the Throes by Mathias B. Freese named winner at San Francisco Book Festival

By |2024-06-07T13:35:19-07:00June 7, 2024|News|Comments Off on In the Throes by Mathias B. Freese named winner at San Francisco Book Festival

In the Throes by Mathias B. Freese was named the winner of the Science Fiction category at the San Francisco Book Festival.

To learn more about In the Throes, you can check out a recent review of the book written by Rose Auburn, an independent author, editorial reviewer, and book blogger based in London, England.

In addition to In the Throes, Mathias B. Freese is also the author of Again. Again and Again: Awakening into Awareness – Essays and Stories.

Congratulations to Mathias on the recognition and positive review!

31 May, 2024

Déjà View Featured on Times Square Billboard

By |2024-05-31T14:34:57-07:00May 31, 2024|News|Comments Off on Déjà View Featured on Times Square Billboard

Congratulations to Wheatmark author Michael Thomas Perone, whose book, Déjà View: A Kid Nightmare, was featured on a Times Square billboard due to winning First Place in its category at the Spring 2024 BookFest Awards.

To read about his experience and see a video of the billboard in action, you can check out his blog post about it!

You can also learn more about Déjà View: A Kid Nightmare and his first book, Danger Peak, on his website.

17 May, 2024

The Updated Guide to Facebook Marketing

By |2024-05-31T12:53:49-07:00May 17, 2024|Authors Academy, Marketing, Social Media|Comments Off on The Updated Guide to Facebook Marketing

Social media marketing remains one of the most affordable and effective ways to market anything—including your book!

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll give you the latest on how you can use Facebook to market your books and connect with readers.

Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona to learn more about:

  • How Facebook has changed in the last year
  • Creating and running your own Facebook ads
  • Making use of Facebook’s various features to appeal to readers everywhere
  • and more!

Your host for the presentation is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Tia Lewis, who has worked in editorial both in the NYC publishing scene and self-publishing scene. In addition to her publishing experience, Tia has worked as a social media marketer and video editor.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — just click on the following link now to register:

16 May, 2024

Boomsters by David Marks named a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award and a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

By |2024-05-16T16:54:38-07:00May 16, 2024|News|Comments Off on Boomsters by David Marks named a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award and a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Congratulations to Wheatmark author, David Marks!

His book, Boomsters: An Unexpected Adventure, was recently named a finalist in two different contests—the Eric Hoffer Book Award and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

You can check out the full list of finalists for the Eric Hoffer Book Award on their website here, as well as the list of Next Generation Indie Book Awards winners and finalists here. For the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Boomsters was named a finalist in the category of General Fiction/Novel (Over 100,000 Words).

To learn more about the book, you can check out the Boomsters official website here.

Congratulations again, David, for the recognition in both of these competitions!

15 May, 2024

Not Nicholson by Ann M. Haralambie named a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

By |2024-05-15T12:46:18-07:00May 15, 2024|News|Comments Off on Not Nicholson by Ann M. Haralambie named a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Congratulations to Wheatmark author Ann M. Haralambie!

Her book, Not Nicholson: The Story of a First Daughter, An Adoption Search and Reunion Memoir, was named a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the category of Memoirs (Overcoming Adversity/Tragedy).

You can find the full list of finalists and winners here.

To learn more about Ann and her memoir, you can visit her website.

Congratulations again, Ann!

10 May, 2024

Déjà View by Michael Thomas Perone Named a 2024 Eric Hoffer Book Awards Finalist

By |2024-05-10T14:40:05-07:00May 10, 2024|News|Comments Off on Déjà View by Michael Thomas Perone Named a 2024 Eric Hoffer Book Awards Finalist

Congratulations to Wheatmark author Michael Thomas Perone!

His latest book, Déjà View: A Kid Nightmare, was named a finalist in the 2024 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. You can check out the full list of this year’s finalists here.

To learn more about Michael’s experience submitting his book to this annual competition, you can check out his blog.

You can also learn more about Déjà View: A Kid Nightmare and his first book, Danger Peak, on his website.

Congratulations again, Michael, on this prestigious recognition!

22 April, 2024

Author Michael Thomas Perone featured in The Islip Bulletin

By |2024-04-22T09:10:29-07:00April 22, 2024|News|Comments Off on Author Michael Thomas Perone featured in The Islip Bulletin

Wheatmark author Michael Thomas Perone was recently interviewed about his award-winning books, Déjà View: A Kid Nightmare and Danger Peak, in The Islip Bulletin.

The article covered Déjà View‘s recent wins at BookFest and the Firebird Book Awards, as well as what motivated Michael to write and publish his books. You can check out the full article here.

To learn more about Michael and his books, check out his website.

19 April, 2024

Everything About Audiobooks

By |2024-04-19T14:34:58-07:00April 19, 2024|Authors Academy, Publishing|Comments Off on Everything About Audiobooks

As audiobooks have grown in popularity, there’s never been a better time to consider creating an audiobook version of your book.

For next week’s Authors Academy presentation, we’ll dive into the world of audiobooks and how you can turn your written word into an audio story that anyone can listen to.

Please note the following time change, due to Daylight Savings! Join us next Wednesday at 11 AM in Arizona (11 AM PST, 2 PM EST) to learn more about:

  • Why you should consider making your book into an audiobook
  • What to look for in an audiobook narrator
  • How to make the most of selling your book in the audiobook format
  • and more!

Your host for the presentation is Wheatmark’s publishing consultant, Mark Dupaul, who has spent the last 15 years as an active Audible subscriber. As a dedicated listener of audiobooks, Mark has garnered a library of […]

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