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Laina Turner

Archive for November, 2011

Christmas Bling

I love Christmas, I mean who doesn’t? I love the decorations, the festivity, buying (and receiving presents), holiday food, and the sheer joy on my kids faces at all I just mentioned. I don’t want to spout religion but I am also thankful for what Christmas represents besides all the fun stuff. This week my… READ MORE »

I fell off the wagon

I sincerely apologize to my readers for falling off the daily marketing bandwagon. I have no excuse. Well actually I have a lot of excuses that I would like to use but I don’t want to seem whiny.  I did however get laid off from my day job and took the couple weeks I was… READ MORE »

Mistletoe & Murder cover choices

  Help me choose the cover for the short story Mistletoe & Murder!!!!! Post your opinion on which cover you like best in the comments. Once we choose the cover I can upload on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes. This is my Christmas present to my readers and will be FREE!!!!   Choice #1… READ MORE »

What’s your “thing?”

I read a great post by DD Scott, author extraordinaire and co-founder of WG2E, about having a signature “thing”. Something you do that stands out as your voice as an author and business person. The “thing” people expect and want from you. I am going to think a day or two about what my “thing”… READ MORE »

Day #14 of my 30 day marketing focus

Hope you all had a great weekend. I decided to not bore you over the weekend with daily updates as I didn’t have a lot to report. I did sell 1 copy of Stilettos in the UK after a month long dry spell so that was exciting. Today I am going to spend some time… READ MORE »

Day #11 of my 30 day marketing focus

“The most important things in life aren’t things.” Anthony J. D’Angelo Yesterday was another slow/no sales day. I realize that marketing is about consistency, hence my 30 day commitment to be consistent. Today I will be tagging on Amazon and hopefully be tagged back on the Kindle Boards. This will increase search capabilites and hopefully increase… READ MORE »

Day #10 of my 30 day marketing challenge

“I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works.” Oscar Wilde Yesterday I sold the following of my Presley Thurman mystery series:   Stilettos & Scoundrels Kindle 0 Nook 0   Necklaces & Nooses Kindle 0 Nook 0 Two days of not so great sales to say the least…. READ MORE »

Help me name my holiday novella

With a lot of help I have narrowed down the title of this years holiday novella to three choices. Now I need your help to pick the winner. I would love your opinion. 1. Christmas & Crime 2. Mistletoe & Murder 3. Gingerbread & Guns Thanks for your help. Laina

Day #9 of my 30 day marketing focus

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” Flora Whittemore Yesterday I sold the following of my Presley Thurman mystery series:   Stilettos & Scoundrels Kindle 0 Nook 0   Necklaces & Nooses Kindle 0 Nook 0 A DEPRESSING big fat zero, zilch, nada. But not every day can be a… READ MORE »

Day #8 of my 30 day marketing focus

“Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” Oscar Wilde quotes Yesterday I sold the following of my Presley Thurman mystery series:   Stilettos & Scoundrels Kindle 0 Nook 0   Necklaces & Nooses Kindle 0 Nook 0 So not the most successful day but I can’t give up. Today I will be focused… READ MORE »

Day #7 of my 30 day marketing focus

“If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.” Win Borden   Yesterday I sold the following of my Presley Thurman mystery series:   Stilettos & Scoundrels Kindle 2 Nook 0   Necklaces & Nooses Kindle 0 Nook 0 So yesterday proved that some of my marketing… READ MORE »