Message Board
Sign up Calendar Chat
 
 
 


Note: This topic is locked. No new replies will be accepted.


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 4 of 6      Prev   1   2   3   4   5   6   Next
dvdshinsato

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 76
Reply with quote  #46 
Setsuko! I'm glad you could join us. It's been a pleasure serving as your editor, and I'm counting down the days to release. I'm guessing, at this rate, we can expect it in early 2017?


drjanik

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 2,108
Reply with quote  #47 
Yes, indeed, it works. Clicking on the "Tweet" button creates a Twitter Tweet that references my participation in this chat and provides interested folks with a direct link to join us or lurk. Clicking on the Facebook "Like" button creates a "like" (where, I'm not sure). Clicking on "Share" creates a post to my Facebook page about this chat. Try it! It works!
drjanik

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 2,108
Reply with quote  #48 
Aloha Setsuko,

Now that's doubling your efforts!  I suppose your university will help promote the work?
drmike1953

Registered:
Posts: 21
Reply with quote  #49 
Your thesis/book has got to be more interesting than my thesis on "The Transport of Potassium in Corn Roots and Shoots".
Let us know when it is available for purchase. As Dan said it is the marketing and selling of the book that requires the most persistence. 
mahalokame

Registered:
Posts: 13
Reply with quote  #50 
Yes, I am creating my list of 1,000 "hot" email addresses like you said, so that I can tell everyone about my new book, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY (Savant, in preparation) when it's released. Both my undergraduate and graduate universities have "In the News," Alumni Newsletters and public relations staff who are going to help me publicize the work. They like the idea that Savant Books and Publications was willing to publish my thesis. I also belong to a number of professional organizations that I've pre-contacted, that will forward my press release, when it's done after book release, to their members. Also, one at least is doing a book review. I am amazed at how easy it is to get help "getting the word out" if I talk one-on-one with key representatives. I hope IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY will be well-publicized. 
HelenRuthDavis

Registered:
Posts: 447
Reply with quote  #51 
*here is my second excerpt. Thanks to Elena Maria Vidal for an amazing review, which I have included an excerpt from and a link to

[12607043-cleopatra-unconquered-by-helen-davis] 

Cleopatra Elder particularly enjoyed sitting with her youngest daughter, reading aloud the stories and history of ancient Egypt in Egyptian from scrolls taken from the famous Library of Alexandria to the wide-eyed youth. She read to her in Greek about the country they ruled, and about glories of Greece, especially Macedonia where the Ptolemaic Dynasty had originated, and in Latin of contentious Rome, the newest empire and Egypt's current principal debt-holder. From earliest age, Cleopatra VII Philopater also heard of her personal protector, the Goddess Isis. When the Queen Mother tired, she would have her teenage maid, Charmion, a beautiful, ebony-colored Nubian slave who would later become Queen Cleopatra VII's personal maid and cosmetic advisor, recite hymns and sing praises in Egyptian to Isis. The first day she saw the young princess, Charmion fashioned an image of Isis made of soft cloth and dressed Egyptian-style in a linen sheath dress, along with a baby that attached to Isis' arm, meant to represent the both the Goddess' mythical son, Horus, and, at the same time, her newest daughter, Cleopatra Younger."

 

What reviewers and book festivals are saying: " Among monarchs it cannot be doubted that (Cleopatra) is one of most fascinating in world history. It is wonderful to read a book in which she is given another chance." Elena Maria Vidal at Tea at Trianon. Full review here.

 

http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com/2016/12/cleopatra-unconquered.html

 

Based on the PACIFIC RIM BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDED manuscript

 

Helen Davis has a long interest in history, religion, politics, and all nations. She has studied the ancient world through the gift of books since a very young age, her passion for this era kindled long ago. She has also researched and studied many other times and eras and has a passion for strong women who have governed nations from the past to the present.

 

"Cleopatra's story has been sensationalized to the point where she is has become as much legend and myth as history," says Davis. "In writing this story about what our world might have been like had she and Mark Antony won the dreadful Battle at Actium, it is my hope that readers will begin to appreciate her genius and ultimate impact on the world. The novel begins with a largely historical account of her life, and ends with her, unconquered, after the decisive Battle at Actium. The story is one about triumphing over insurmountable obstacles. It is my sincere hope that this first book in my Cleopatra trilogy will be a fun and enlightening read—one that readers won't want to put down."

 

CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (2015)

by Helen R. Davis

330 pp - 6" x 9" Softcover Trade Book

ISBN 978-0-9963255-2-3

 

Available directly from the publisher/printer with FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE WITHIN THE USA INCLUDING ALASKA AND HAWAII at

http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com

 

Also available from Amazon.com, Savant Bookstore Honolulu, and fine bookstores everywhere.

 

ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK!

 

Helen R. Davis

Award-winning Author of CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015)

Author website at http://helendavisbooks.org/en/



dvdshinsato

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 76
Reply with quote  #52 
Setsuko, thanks for sharing what you've been doing to reach out and gain publicity for your book. While it may be slightly different for fiction authors, I believe much can be learned from your diligent efforts and techniques for seeking out "key representatives."
drjanik

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 2,108
Reply with quote  #53 
Helen -- I just checked the ebook version of CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED (Savant 2015) on Amazon at

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N6E2BK7

If you notice, an Amazon Sales Rank hasn't yet appeared. One will appear as soon as they register an eBook sale. Alternatively, it can take a couple weeks for the first rank to appear especially during holiday seasons. Your softcover book has a good Amazon Sales Rank!

For more information on sales, try opening your Amazon Author Central account and clicking on "sales." This will bring you to a sort of hodge-podge page where you can see where in the USA your book has sold and includes third-party sales via a Nielson-like reporting system. It's not always completely up-to-date or correct, but it's a good tool for reflection. 
drmike1953

Registered:
Posts: 21
Reply with quote  #54 
Octo is back and says that no one should believe the vicious lies Cleopatra and Antony have told about him.I should have won that battle at Actium if the gods had not interfered or if my troops had followed orders better or if Antony had just kept being a drunk like he should have been. It's just not right that I am not the greatest Roman Emperor of all history. If only the gods had not, what is the modern phrase, Fidlel, yes, if only my battle and not been hacked by the gods I would still be the greatest Roman of all time.

HelenRuthDavis

Registered:
Posts: 447
Reply with quote  #55 
Thanks, but what is a Nielson reporting system?
drjanik

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 2,108
Reply with quote  #56 
Nicholas, are you still there? I hope you're not overwhelmed by the chat. If you are, just keep chatting anyway [biggrin] -- how did you become a writer? Author? What have you experienced as a Savant author so far? What inspired you to write STORY TELLER?
HelenRuthDavis

Registered:
Posts: 447
Reply with quote  #57 
Ah, Fidel! I understand now! Well, what was Fidel's reaction to arriving in Hades, Octavian? And I am wondering, I have recently discovered Fidel's daughter, Alina, who long opposed him. I think she, like Evita, is fascinating, but in a very different way.

So, Octo, what are the updates from Hell?
drjanik

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 2,108
Reply with quote  #58 
So, Scott Mastro. Having published BLOOD MONEY (Savant 2012) and successfully brought two plays to fruition, what advice do you have for other so-aspiring Savant and Aignos authors?
HelenRuthDavis

Registered:
Posts: 447
Reply with quote  #59 
Nicolas- I love that name [smile]


nbylotas

Registered:
Posts: 24
Reply with quote  #60 
David- I suppose what prompted StoryTeller in particular, since I write naturally, was getting out of the Navy and being able to commit myself fully to the task.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply


Create your own forum with Website Toolbox!