Monday, December 28, 2009

Heads up, buddy!

One of my New Year's resolutions is to get Hang Fire finished, now that the old ticker is tocking properly, and another is to fan the flames of shameless self-promotion.

You know that "midlist" (meaning slow-selling) authors get few publicity dollars from their publishers. This means that we poor scribblers have to get out there with sandwich boards and bullhorns if our books are to survive in the marketplace. We can't allow our tiny lights to gutter under a bushel.

I've made a start with the home page of

Immodest and in-your-face, isn't it? But that's what it takes these days.


  1. Maybe a little too subtle, Henry.


  2. I know where you're coming from, Henry. But that's a terrific quote from the New York Times and I think it's the perfect one for the page.

  3. Oh, for the good old days when the job of the author was just to write the book and leave the rest to the publisher. Now we've got to wear all these hats.

    I like the page. Grabs the reader by the throat.