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Taking a Few Steps Back...

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Every so often we come to a realization that something we've been doing hasn't been working as well as we'd hoped. Admitting you didn't do something right the first time is not a sign of weakness, it actually shows growth. Learning from your mistakes is just as important as getting things right the first time.  
Recently, during a book release party (for someone else) a mutual friend who is a librarian started talking to me about the Para-Earths series. She's watched trends and keeps a close eye on what's popular in the industry and she pointed out to me that the Para-Earths might actually do better aimed at a Young Adult (YA) audience. This would still make the books quite available to the adult crowd of course, while opening the series to more readers. 
I gave this a lot of thought, especially after several others readily agreed with her. So I spent the next week or doing some serious research into YA books. To my surprise, what I found there really made me …

How can I support authors I like, you ask?

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Well, maybe you don't ask. But now you want to know, because once you fall in love with a book, you want more like it.
Review it! Many online stores and book sites allow readers to post reviews. A person is more likely to take a chance on a book that 50 people say they loved than 5 people say they do.
Recommend it! Readers have friends who read, and you likely have an idea of their tastes. A recommendation makes a person more likely to find out more about an unknown book. Some authors, such as J.K. Rowling, got further by word of mouth recommendations and kids buying it for their friends, than by traditional marketing methods.
Gift it! I've been running a special-- the book retails at $12 each, but I've been running a 2 for $20 special via direct sales. It encourages people to either buy an extra as a present for a friend or talk them into buying one too and splitting the savings. And I'd never ask this, but two of my buyers spontaneously paid extra, so that someone w…

5-Star Reviews for "Forever's Too Long"...

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The first installment of "The Forever Detective" series is now available in Trade Paperback and E-Book formats

And the review are just starting to come in...
5.0 out of 5 stars  "Clever writing without being campy" "This genre mashup of 1940s detective/vampire novel must have been a challenge for Helen Krummenacker to write, but she pulled it off beautfully...."5.0 out of 5 stars"Fun Chandler-style with a twist" "Had so much fun reading this book..."You can read the rest of the reviews by clicking on the link below:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RSGKTDF

Zero Hour. The book is available.

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What a tense time. Will it sell? Will people review it? I know the book is good,  but making a splash when there are so many forms of entertainment out there isn't easy.

This is the part where the audience keeps the writer in suspense. But don't worry, I'm good at waiting: in fact, I'll start right now. 
On sale now at: Nook:https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/forevers-too-long-helen-krummenacker/1131555250?ean=2940163217083 Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RSGKTDF    AmazonUK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RSGKTDF   AmazonCA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07RSGKTDF  AmazonAU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07RSGKTDF   Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/938589 Signed trade paperback copies are available upon request. Simply leave a comment in the section below, or e-mail me at: helenkrummenacker@gmail.com