This page is meant to address questions I hear a lot…
1) How can I help support FAKE ID?
First, thank you for asking. Here are a few simple things you can do to help support me and FAKE ID:
a) Buy a copy of FAKE ID from your preferred bookseller (http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Fake-Id-Lamar-Giles/?isbn=9780062121844): This is the best way you can help. Good sales numbers prove to my publisher that I am a good investment, so they will continue to invest. Awesome sales numbers open up the possibility for bestseller lists, which increases visibility, which…well, it goes back to the return on investment thing. Sales keep writers employed.
b) Encourage a friend to buy a copy of FAKE ID
c) Post a review of FAKE ID: FAKE ID has a page on Amazon, B&N.com, Goodreads, or wherever books are sold or reviewed. More reviews increase visibility on those sites. More visibility leads to more sales.
d) Come out to an event: I’ll do events to promote my work and to be a part of the larger literary community. If an event is near you, please stop by and say hello. Click HERE to few my Events page and see if any are in your area.
2) Can you help me publish my book?
I’d like to, I really would. However with only 24 hours in the day, I have to limit my commitments. I currently juggle marriage, a day job, new writing, and promoting the books that are available to you now. I really can’t take the time to coach anybody one-on-one. However, I can share a few great resources that may get you started. Author J.A. Konrath has a great blog that has been offering new writers publishing advice for years. I suggest you start there. His info alone will give you a ton of great direction to get you going.
3) Can you give me some tips on how to market my book?
When it comes to marketing, I’m still trying to figure it out. A book I always suggest to people is CRUSH IT! by Gary Vaynerchuk. It’s not a writing book, but a book on using Social Media to generate income from your life’s passion. It’s as good a place to start as any when you’re considering becoming a marketer.
4) Can you read my book and tell me what you think?
Sadly, I cannot. Again, I’m very busy and have to focus on my own writing. I’ve also been advised by my literary agent and publishers not to do this for legal reasons. I suggest you find a local or online writers group where you can have your work critiqued and critique others. It’s a great way to learn.