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Day 15 #MarchoftheWriter

 How do you social?

On Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Linkedin… actually that’s not what this is about.

How do you connect with other writers, with your tribe and with potential new readers?

I have two answers for you.

The first; Go Indie Now.
Yep, you’ve seen me mention the media platform Go Indie Now and the workaholic, Mr Joe Compton.
Joe has created a platform where the indie community can meet, chat have heated debates, get drunk at Joe’s bar (Just kidding) – no I’m not!

Find out about new indie films, books and what’s hot in the gaming community. These shows, panels, interviews, and reports are entertaining for the public and the indie community.
Authors, there is so much you can learn from those that have done it all. We’ve all made mistakes so learn from those that have tried and failed but don’t give up. Get tips and get the inside scoop on what’s going down in the indie world.

Have you always wondered what’s inside a writer’s mind? How do they build these magical, dangerous and extraordinary worlds? How do they come up with the characters you love, with the plot twists and write stories that will keep you turning the page and gasping for more?

You will find these answers and more on the media platform Go Indie Now. So please support Joe and all the hard work he does for the Indie community. Seriously, this man just never stops.

The reason I mention this in my article about being social, is I have made some wonderful connections and long-lasting friendships with indies I’ve met while being a guest on the shows. This then takes me to their safe place. Their group, where I’m welcomed and treated as one of the family. Thus creating more connections and friendships, thus learning more from my peers.

Please subscribe to The Go Indie Now YouTube channel and take a look at the shows he hosts. Watch and be entertained, leave a comment and like the videos.
Thanks, and remember, it’s always time to Go Indie Now

And my other way to socialize is not knowing who is Behind The Pen. (Did you see what I did just then. lol)



Podcasts, Zoom interviews, Radio shows, they are so hot right now. If you want to find new readers, you have to step up, show your face, and let us hear your voice. There are thousands out there waiting to hear about exciting new books and authors they have never heard of. The world is yours to conquer!
Okay – maybe I went a little too far with that last line. But I’m sure you understand what I’m trying to say. People don’t know you. They don’t know your name, they don’t know your books, and now you have a chance to be seen, heard and noticed.
If you’re camera-shy, contact podcasts and radio stations. If the camera loves you, get on some pannels, shows and interviews. Your readers are out there waiting.

Behind the Pen is a YouTube show and audio podcast where I chat with all artists; musicians, authors, illustrators, writers, editors, anyone who uses a pen for work.


Join me on today’s show. I’ll be chatting to NYT Bestselling author, K.J.Howe

My first guest on today’s show is the wonderfully talented KJHowe author of the NYT bestseller, The Freedom Broker. We will be chatting about her latest novel Skyjack and June’s Thriller Fest.

Praise for The Freedom Broker.

“Unparalleled storytelling by K.J.Howe. Filled with excitement that never stops. I wish I could write as well.”

~ Clive Cussler #1 NYT Bestseller.

“The Freedom Broker combines terrific thriller writing and fascinating re=search about hostage rescues. This is fact and fiction at its best!”

~ James Patterson

Boradcasting live, worldwide. Today Fri 11/05 1pm EST.
https://www.artistfirst.com/kantas.htm

 

Friday the 13th show!

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Being that it’s Halloween very soon and my next show falls on Friday 13th, I thought I’d do a horror special.

My two wonderful guests are Sarah Kennedy author of  Suicide Stitch and Kelly Charron author of Pretty wicked and Wicked Fallout.

So tune in live for my fun and chilling horror themed show. Hey, it’s Friday 13th anything could happen……

Anyone can tune-in on their smartphone, wi-fi radio, tablet, laptop, or any internet device anywhere in the world by clicking: http://lin1.ash.fast-serv.com:7988/stream.mp3.m3u or logging on to http://www.artistfirst.com/kantas.htm and clicking on the “On Air” button.

Over 410 million listeners have enjoyed ArtistFirst Radio in just the past 64 months!

ARE YOU GOING TO TUNE IN?

Are you ready for July’s show? It’s gonna be a big one. I’ll be focussing on Going Indie. What that means to authors and how do readers feel about an indie author.

I have Sheri-Lynn Marean, author of fabulous dark fantasy, Dracones. And the first book is FREE. so go download it now. *warning* Ths book is graphic and explicit. (Just so you know)

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https://www.amazon.com/Dracones-Awakening-Book…/…/B01B5BJLZC.

After, we have Mr GoIndieNow. The man himself, Joe Compton will be here to talk about his own amazing thriller Amongst The Killing and about his website and youtube channel Go Indie Now.

Joe Compton

http://goindienow.com

So if you have any questions for my two guests, send them in now and as always send me your questions and problems you’re having with marketing and promotion.

Anyone can tune-in on their smart phone, wi-fi radio, tablet, laptop, or any internet device anywhere in the world by clicking: http://lin1.ash.fast-serv.com:7988/stream.mp3.m3u or logging on to http://www.artistfirst.com/kantas.htmand clicking on the “On Air” button.
Over 410 million listeners have enjoyed ArtistFirst Radio in just the past 64 months!

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ARE YOU READY FOR THE B2BCYCON?

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What is that? I hear you ask.

The Brain to Books Cyber Convention & Book Expo has the feeling of a normal book/author convention but with so much more for the readers to see, hear and play.
The Cyber Convention is celebrating it’s 3rd year and it’s bigger than ever! Angela, B Chrysler is the brains, and working mechanics behind the CyCon and owner of Brain to Books, which is an open portal for independent authors. And thanks to the hard work of the genres managers, customer service, tech and the rest of the working wheels – who are ALL volunteers and have spent months making sure you and all the authors are happy and this years CyCon  and Book Expo is going to be the most successful and largest ever!

CyCon & Book Expo

Let me break it down. Imagine 200+ authors taking part in genre specific events such as Blog Hop, Genre Tours, Panels, Cover Wars, Character Tournaments just to name a few and then you, the readers can come into the convention and take part and it’s all FREE.

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And then you have Storytime, where two wonderful and extremely busy ladies (who are also authors) make time to read excerpts from authors books. So grab a coffee or tea and get curled up on the couch to listen and watch Storytime.

STORYTIME

The Blog-Hops are happening all over Facebook, websites and blogs. Follow the sign posts to all the blogs, take part, have fun, support all these amazing authors and enter to win books, swag, Amazon Gift Cards and lots more.

You can vote in the Cover Wars for your favourite book cover.

The panels are unscripted and start off with a theme and then the discussion gets passionate when the writers’ talk about the industry, their books, and life in general and you never know what will happen.
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The Book Expo are book features, again genre specific, so that you, the readers, can go your favourite genre, and take a look at books you’ve never seen before by authors you have never heard of.

The Author showcase, which is run from Goodreads, work as book booth, just like actual conventions have. Here you can learn more about the author and their books, you can take your time as you stroll through the convention, stopping at booths that catch your eye. Ask the author a question – you know you’ve always wanted to do that. And don’t forget to take some samples and a grab bag when they are offered.

Author Showcase

Thriller GIVEAWAY Landscape

Don’t forget to enter the giveaways (there’s one for every genre)

And then there is JOE LIVE where you can click on anytime throughout the convention. Joe live is recording the convention, with live discussions, chat’s with authors and general chit chat and information about the convention 24/7. When Joe goes and shuts his eyes for a few hours, I will be taking over. So tune in you can watch and listen live anytime throughout the day and night and you can ask questions to myself, Joe and any of the authors that join us.

JOE LIVE

B2BCYCON

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And for the first time, MC (motorcycle club) authors are now represented. Here is a showcase just for this awesome genre. You can listen to short readings of the best fight scenes in their novels, become a biker and take part in B2BCyCon Biker Run and learn who won the title of the BADDEST MC NOVEL, in the Biker Wars contest.

MC SHOWCASE

Umm what else have I missed? Seriously, there is so much for you to do, so much fun to be had on the cyber convention and book expo. 
Take a Look at All the Events on Offer

So you don’t forget about the convention, sign up to Save The Date where you will receive emails on the run up to the con. This wonderful gathering of amazing authors in all genres begins on 7th April 2017 and go on until 9th. The blogs will probably go on a little longer and of course, the showcase, panels, storytime, Joe live – in fact anything that is recorded will be around forever!
Save the Date

Please reblog and share this article so everyone knows about the Cyber Convention and Book Expo.