Beth Elisa Harris: Soul Herder Blog Tour!

On April 30, 2012, in Book Release, Indie Authors, Interviews, by rsguthrie

  I am so happy today to host my good friend and accomplished author Beth Elisa Harris (Vision Trilogy) in promoting her newly released book Soul Herder!! Beth was kind enough to answer a few interview questions so that some of you who don’t know her can get to know the author a bit. Her […]


I Don’t Know, But I’ve Been Told…

On April 29, 2012, in FREE STUFF, Indie Authors, Opinion, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

Here’s a Sunday Suggestion for you: pay attention to the cadence of your story when you write. I’ve said it before: there’s not as large a gap between literature and music as one might think. Oh I know, whenever I say that a couple of neanderthals crawl out of their caves, grunt, laugh, and wonder […]


Saturday Soapbox: Why The F&%$ Do We Write?

On April 28, 2012, in Opinion, Soap Box, by rsguthrie

I blogged the other day, at times tongue-in-cheek as usual, about the risk of marketing like a caveman. The point there (if you didn’t read the blog) was that so many Indies are out there reading (or writing) the next “John Locke” book about overnight success. Hell, the whole THEME of my blog was that […]


Phreaky Friday Guest Post: Too Much Funny?

On April 27, 2012, in Famous Writers, Guest Posts, Humor, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

I don’t typically use profanity in this blog, but today is an EFFING TREAT! I love this guy. Once you know him, you’ll love him, too. His name is Ednor Therriault, though some may know him as Bob Wire. He a musician and a writer and I am not sure which of his talents impress […]


Does Your Cover Brand YOU?

On April 25, 2012, in Indie Authors, Opinion, The Market, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

I grew up in Wyoming, so I know a little bit about branding. However, as an author, I sometimes lose sight of its importance. To an Indie author—hell, to ANY author whose last name isn’t King or Koontz or Locke—there is nothing more important in the beginning. You’ve got to get your name in front […]


Are You Marketing Like A Caveman?

On April 17, 2012, in Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Soap Box, The Market, Twitter, by rsguthrie

  I work my ass off marketing my books. I tweet and I buy ads and I pimp myself until I feel like I should be pulling on some lacy leggings and walking the red light district (I apologize profusely for the image I just created in your mind—may it not be as indelible as […]


YOU? A Used Car Salesman?

On April 11, 2012, in FREE STUFF, Indie Authors, Miscellaneous, Opinion, Twitter, by rsguthrie

I define auto-promoting as the condition whereby you program your favorite Tweeting automatic application (Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Socialoomph) to send out a “Thank you for following” message but you ALSO include a “please check out my (book/collection/trailer/website/Facebook page/etc.)” along with it. I used to be of the marketing, marketing, marketing mindset and though I would not […]



On April 9, 2012, in KDP Select, The Market, by rsguthrie

I’m finally ready to deliver my verdict. Each of the past three or four times I have run one or both of my books free on Amazon, I have seen a nice increase in sales post-freebie. It does drop off a bit after a few days, but I think the key here is that your […]


Phreaky (Good) Friday: Read The (Good) Book

On April 6, 2012, in Miscellaneous, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

I love Easter weekend. It has always instilled in me a hope for which I find myself yearning much of the rest of the year. One of my traditions is that I watch King of Kings as many times as schedule allows (which I admit means fewer and fewer viewings as the years go by, […]


Should You Give Away Your Art?

On April 4, 2012, in FREE STUFF, Indie Authors, Opinion, PHREAKY FREE STUFF, The Market, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

We’ve all learned it. There’s no free lunch. But there are also very few maxims and I have actually received a free lunch or two in my time that required nothing on my part but to sit down and eat them. Point is, I’ve been giving away free copies of my first book, Black Beast, […]


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