Sunday, May 20, 2012

Shaking Things Up A Bit

One of my plans this summer will be to put up a dedicated website to just my writing. This will be less blog and more about my books, the characters and what’s happening. I’m still considering the host, the format and what goes in it. Pretty much right now everything is wide open.

I’ve planned to do less blogging about self-publishing and writing advice. Not that these are unimportant, but I wanted to help other writers and move in a new direction.  I will still from time-to-time blog about what comes to mind and put out updates on what’s happening. But the theme is helping others market their books.

First addition will be Book Reviews. My tastes runs to mystery, horror, thriller, adventure, some historical and even main stream. I go by how a books sounds. If it captures me in the first few paragraphs, I’m hooked.  Things I do not read include romance, younger grade children’s books and books written purely for sex. I’m still a sucker for vampires. And I've been reading some steampunk. As I said earlier it’s how the book sounds that captures my attention. If you have book you think I may be interested in, drop me an email at rondvoigts (at) gmail (dot) com.

Second area I am excited about doing are Author Interviews.  These are great ways to get exposure. The name of the game is branding. Getting your name out there. Reaching potential readers.  In fact, I recommend this as a first choice in any marketing scheme. More exposure means more sales. If you’d like to showcase your book and yourself here, please drop me an email at rondvoigts (at) gmail (dot) com.

Catch you later...


  1. Good stuff, Ron. I haven't figured out even the basics of reviews, it seems, let alone interviews. After strong contacts and rave comments on Authonomy a couple of years back, I've failed to translate that into Amazon reviews where they would actually be useful. Maybe I just haven't put the time into thinking it out...

  2. I'm a sucker for author interviews - doing them, reading them, being interviewed - whole nine yards :) I think they're fun! Looking forward to the new site!