The Nightstand Diaries – 1 year, 5,000 books, and an (almost) anything goes approach to marketing

Day 4 of 365

Didn’t get a chance to do any marketing today, life got in the way. Also, after a little research, I found out that my publisher, iUniverse, publishes sales reports at the end of each month, so we’ll have to wait for the sales numbers until the end of June.

In this issue:

–         Reaching out to Facebook friends

–         What inspires the creation of a character?

Reaching out to Facebook friends

With my signing coming up this Saturday, I’m going to invite all my local facebook friends to the event. Now, the more I learn about social media, the more I’ve noticed there’s this conundrum about using platforms like facebook to sell products or services. So what do you think? Do you think its okay to use facebook for personal financial gain? I’m sure there would be a great discussion about this topic.

What inspires the creation of a character?

I often get asked, as I’m sure many of you do, do I ever base a character on someone I know? The answer is yes. For The Brink, I needed a character to act as a critical helper when our hero had no one else to turn to. But I also wanted this character to have a dynamic personality, one that “stole the show” in every scene he was in. So with a dash of swagger and a little creative license on his physical description, I amped up Carver “Chip” Sinn into Carver “Chip” Sutton. Here’s a pic of the man who inspired the character:

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