Everyday Book Marketing

September 2013

Everyday Book Marketing

Book publication is just the beginning…

Everyday Book Marketing is for the published author who is not only a writer but who also may have another career, a family, and any number of other obligations that require fitting book promotion into a budget where both hours and dollars may be hard to find.

This book will guide you on the journey from Writer to Marketing Pro, offering essential marketing tools along the way—including such book promotion basics as how to schedule a book tour and how to make the most of social media to how to keep the buzz going long after your launch date.

Everyday Book Marketing is divided into easily accessible sections that cover not only what you’ll need to handle before publication, such as establishing a blog and website, but what you can do during your book launch and beyond. It also offers tips and advice for how to keep the never-ending tasks of book promotion manageable, whether you have ten minutes a day or two hours a day.

Also included are Q&As with a range of authors and industry experts—from fiction authors and poets to librarians and event managers—who provide such invaluable tips as how to present yourself as an author, how to reach out to event coordinators, and how to find new readers both within your community and beyond. Click here for a full list of contributors.

Click here to download a PDF excerpt of Everyday Book Marketing.

Everyday Book Marketing is available in paperback and digital formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and your favorite indie bookstore.

You can also buy a signed copy here.

Everyday Writing

May 2012

Everyday Writing

How to be a writer even when you can't write every day...

Writers are often told that in order to succeed, they must write every day—yet this isn’t realistic or feasible for writers with families, day jobs, and other responsibilities that preclude a daily writing practice.

Everyday Writing is about how to be a writer every day, even if you’re unable to sit down to write every day.

This book provides dozens of tips for busy writers, including how to create your ideal writing space, how to develop habits that work for you, and how to keep your projects moving forward even when you’re short on time. Everyday Writing also offers more than 150 prompts to fit into any writer’s life, from five-minute prompts you can do in a grocery store line to lengthy prompts that are perfect for a writing retreat. Whether you’d like to generate new material, free yourself from writer’s block, or start a revision, these writing exercises provide a way to engage immediately with your work.

Click here to download a PDF excerpt of Everyday Writing.

Everyday Writing is available in paperback and digital formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and your favorite indie bookstore.

You can also buy a signed copy here.

Forgetting English

Winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction

New edition published in April 2011 by Press 53

Forgetting English

In this new, expanded edition of her prize-winning collection, Midge Raymond explores the indelible imprint of home upon the self and the ways in which new frontiers both defy and confirm who we are. Forgetting English takes us around the world, from the stark, icy moonscape of Antarctica to the lonely islands of the South Pacific, introducing us to characters who have abandoned their native landscapes only to find that, once separated from the ordinary, they must confront new interpretations of who they are, and who they’re meant to be.

You can download an excerpt here — and click here for the reading guide.

The new edition of Forgetting English is available from Press 53, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your favorite independent bookstore.

You can also buy a signed copy here.

First edition published in 2009 by Eastern Washington University Press

Forgetting English

A ForeWord Magazine Book Club selection

Best Beach Reads for Summer, Seattle Books Examiner

Best Books of 2009, Seattle Books Examiner

The first edition of Forgetting English is available on the Kindle.