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The Queens of Crime Giveaway

If you're a newsletter subscriber (and why wouldn't you be?), these beauties could be yours! This is my personal collection of Agatha Christie and Georgette Heyer cozy mysteries. Like many of you, I collect books. They're everywhere! I can't help myself. I have to have ALL THE BOOKS!

     So, without further ado, here's how these babies could be yours:


You MUST be a newsletter subscriber. If you're not, join here: Ava Mallory's Reader List Email me (via my newsletter) the name of your hometown. Tell me what ogenres you love to read. One newsletter subscriber will be chosen at random to win all of these paperbacks! (I will announce the winner in the next newsletter.)
    Good Luck & Happy Reading!
    Ava Mallory

Happy Read Self Published Month!

I'm honored to be a part of this month-long blog tour, showcasing Indie authors and their books. We are sharing our book worlds, hosting Facebook takeovers, running awesome giveaways, and so much more all throughout the month of April.

     Today, I'll introduce you to my book world. for those who don't know, I'm a Cozy Mystery author. My Mercy Mares series follows a bumbling traveling nurse as she moves from location to location, finding trouble every step of the way. Although she travels alone, a quirky cast of characters are never too far behind.

    The first book in my Mercy Mares series, Mercy & Mayhem, is FREE from your favorite e-book retailer.


Amazon: Mercy & Mayhem
Nook:  Mercy & Mayhem for Nook
Kobo: Mercy & Mayhem Kobo Link
Ibooks:  Mercy & Mayhem for Apple


     Today is my birthday! (I'm 27... again.) 😃 In honor of Read Self Published Month and my birthday, I'm giving away the first book in my new Cozy Mystery series. You…

Traci Sanders: On Indie Publishing

Traci Sanders is a multi-genre, multi-award-winning author of ten published titles, with contributions to three anthologies. An avid blogger and supporter of Indie authors, she writes parenting, children's, romance, and nonfiction guides. Her ultimate goal is to provide great stories and quality content for dedicated readers, whether through her own writing or editing works by other authors.






TIP 264: How to draw a crowd at a book signing

 *The following tip, and many other marketing tips, can be found in Beyond The Book: Tips on publishing, marketing, and networking to build your brand, now available in digital and paperback format.

Beyond The Book

Once you’re at a book event, especially one that includes a multitude of other authors, how do you draw attention to your books?

One easy way to pull people to your table is to have a slideshow playing in the background. Many people are visual and respond to videos and pictures more than writing. So, while it’s great to post r…