New Contemporary Romance: An Incurable Insanity

An Incurable Insanity bookBook Publicity Services is excited to announce it’s newest client Simi K. Rao.
Simi K. Rao’s contemporary romance novel An Incurable Insanity, published by Tate Publishing, will be released on October 8, 2013.
“In Rao’s debut novel, an arranged Indian marriage sets the stage for an intimate look at the exasperating madness of love…. An often intoxicating… will-they-or-won’t-they tale.”- KIRKUS REVIEWS
Shaan is a recent 27 year old aerospace masters grad, who lands the perfect job in a leading aeronautics and space exploration company in Los Angeles. At the urging of his parents’ he goes down the traditional arranged marriage route, leaving behind a lover and a complicated relationship in Los Angeles. As a result, Shaan and Ruhi’s marriage has an awkward and uncomfortable start. The begrudging spouses make a pact: Ruhi will stay with Shaan in the United States only long enough to avoid embarrassment from their family and peers. Ruhi, remaining optimistic thinks that she can use this time to try and win Shaan’s heart, but to no avail. Follow Ruhi and Shaan on a roller coaster ride as they attempt to be “friends without benefits” and expose their true selves to each other in search of love and happiness.
While An Incurable Insanity provides fascinating glimpses into traditional Indian culture, it is an intriguing love story with universal appeal.
Simi K. Rao was born in India and has been living in the United States for several years. The inspiration for An Incurable Insanity came from what she has seen transpire among and within the immigrant community. Some of the experiences included are her own; some have been garnered from friends and casual conversations with acquaintances. For more information, visit http://simikrao.wordpress.com/.
An Incurable Insanity is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/An-Incurable-Insanity-ebook/dp/B00DRJZ31C
To schedule an interview with Simi K. Rao or request a review copy of An Incurable Insanity, please contact Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com

New Historical Romance Book Daughter Of Sherwood

Daughter Of SherwoodBook Publicity Services is excited to announce it’s newest client Laura Strickland.
Laura Strickland’s new Historical Romance book Daughter of Sherwood, published by The Wild Rose Press, will be released on November 1, 2013.
Raised as a scullery maid in Nottingham Castle, Wren has no idea she is the daughter of the legendary Robin Hood. When she is forced to defend herself against the unwanted advances of an influential man, she flees the castle and finds refuge in Sherwood Forest. It is then she learns a powerful secret: she has a destiny as a guardian of Sherwood, charged with the responsibility of defending its ancient magic.
Since Robin’s death many years before, his supporters have kept his legend alive. Now one of the three guardians holding the spell has died. With two young men, Sparrow and Martin, Wren must form a new bond strong enough to protect Sherwood and continue her father’s fight. Drawn equally to Martin’s warrior spirit and Sparrow’s gentle strength, she finds it nearly impossible to choose between duty and love.
Laura takes us on a journey into the world of Robin Hood’s daughter, where we experience her struggle to accept her identity and the demands of her father’s legacy. Along with Wren, we learn that what is loved in life can never be lost, and that great love is worth the price paid. For at last, when Martin is captured and held at Nottingham Castle, the path becomes clear for Wren and she finds the strength to become the woman she was born to be, the Daughter of Sherwood.
Daughter of Sherwood is book one of The Guardians of Sherwood Trilogy.
To schedule an interview with Laura Strickland or request a review copy of Daughter of Sherwood, please contact Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com

Children Gain Better Understanding of Cystic Fibrosis Through New Picture Book by Sherry Frith

Sticky Icky Booger BugsSticky Icky Booger Bugs, by Sherry Frith, is a picture book, published by Archway, that helps children ages 0 – 7 understand cystic fibrosis.
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. There are 30,000 children each year diagnosed and battling cystic fibrosis. There is no cure for this progressive disease.
Sherry wrote Sticky Icky Booger Bugs after her sons, Kory and Kevin, were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disease in which mucus clogs the lungs and prevents food from being digested. She wanted to explain aspects of the disorder using words and helpful illustrations they could understand.
Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is the tale of a boy’s battle with cystic fibrosis as he attempts to avoid the hospital. The main character is Kory, who is just like any other kid. He loves recess, playing soccer, and exploring his neighborhood with his best friend. The book shows how with every puff, cough, and sneeze, Kory keeps the sticky icky booger bugs away so he can have fun every day.
Sticky Icky Booger Bugs is available for sale on Amazon.
Author Sherry Frith is the mother of three boys and the founder of Helping Hearts, a nonprofit organization. She has patents and copyrights pending in various areas and lives each day full of new ideas and grace. Sherry lives in Bakersfield, CA, with her sons—Kyle, Kevin, and Kory.
Illustrator Carol Newell Walter majored in fine arts at Wayne State University and earned a BA and teaching credentials from California State University– Bakersfield. Now retired, Carol and her husband live in Bakersfield, CA, where she continues to create all kinds of artwork.
To learn more, go to http://beatsnot.com
To schedule an interview with Sherry Frith or request a review copy of Sticky Icky Booger Bugs, please contact Book Publicity Services at info@bookpublicityservices.com
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How Blogging Can Boost Your Ebook Sales

blogSelling ebooks online has become a lucrative business, resulting in millions of purchases each year. Yet many self-published authors struggle to actually sell their work. This article describes how blogging can be a valuable tool in generating a high volume of book sales over the long-term.
Ebook authors are always looking at ways to sell more copies of their work. And although many choose to maintain a social media presence or discuss their work with friends and family, few take advantage of the many benefits blogging offers. By maintaining an engaging blog you can not only create interest in your ebooks, but you can also transform your posts into successful ebooks themselves.
Successful bloggers often gain a reputation as an expert in their given field. This adds a level of credibility to any ebook they publish, increasing the confidence consumers have in purchasing that product. Your blog and ebooks should focus on the same general topic. If their subject matter varies too much, potential consumers may be confused as to why a “random” ebook is offered on your website at all. This confusion can shake their confidence in your brand, decreasing their likelihood of making a purchase.
Blogs offer the benefit of receiving a steady stream of viewers. And, if handled correctly, this steady stream can be easily redirected to targeted ebook sales pages. Of course, receiving a steady readership takes a lot of time and effort. Not only is writing high quality search engine optimized (SEO) friendly content needed, but readers need to be attracted by promotional efforts as well as backlinks. Before opening your blog to the public, create a game plan for how you are going to best target viewers over the long-term.
Creating a sales page linked to your blog enables you to advertise for all of your ebooks at the same time, rather than advertising each book individually. Not only does this save time on marketing, but it also generates more sales as fans of your books can easily look at and purchase others you have written. While some authors have multiple sales pages for their works, focusing on only one will enable you to more easily modify its presentation to maximize purchases.
Many bloggers actually turn their blog posts into successful ebooks themselves. Since most of the material is already written, it often takes much less time to transform posts than write a complete book from scratch. In this way, not only are they advertising their ebooks with their blog, but they are actually writing valuable content.
There are many methods ebook authors can use to increase their ebook sales, but perhaps none is as simple or effective as running a blog. Not only does it give you the ability to easily craft new ebook content and drive more traffic to your website, but you will also generate loyal followers eager to buy every ebook you produce!