Sexy Six Authors Q&A #5: There was recently a message on ‘Books and Writers’ saying ‘please stop giving your books away’. What do you feel about this?

This post would be the continuation of Q&A session with the Sexy Six team and in case you’ve missed the forth one, here is the link to it.

It’s a pleasure to interview the six sexy authors from the Sexy Six team. A warm welcome to our blog and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the interview session with us.

We’ve asked them a few questions and the answers for each question from all six of them will be published as a series. Let’s check out question #5

There was recently a message on ‘Books and Writers’ saying ‘please stop giving your books away’. What do you feel about this?

Chris Lange 

Authors create their books. Giving them away or not is their choice.

Leanore Elliott

Well, I have officialy given away 35,000 books, so EEK….LMAO !

Jennifer Theriot

While you want to make money from the sale of your books, there is a certain amount of ‘Goodwill’, that is necessary to market a product – any product. So I’d have to disagree. I give my books away all the time and will continue to do so – within reason, of course.

Maggie Nash

The theory is hat you generate an audience this way, but in reality I haven’t noticed it.  There is a core group of people out there who never pay for books, but don’t necessarily even review the free books.   It’s a bit disheartening when you spend months on the writing, editing and production of a book, give it away in a competition or for a review, and then you get little back.  So I am now I. Agreement with their message…

Morticia Knight

Everyone has so many different takes on this. I believe in giving out free samples – this is a tried and true marketing technique. I also believe that if you’re writing a series, offering the first book either for free or greatly discounted is a good way to entice new readers who might not give you a second glance otherwise.

It’s important for authors to understand that there’s a gazillion books out there. Even with a track record, it can be difficult to be seen or heard through all the white noise. I think of free stories as the cost of doing business. I will say however, that a clear strategy should be employed. Only certain titles should ever be free with the occasional sale for a specific reason on others. But they should all be limited time offerings so as not to water down your own sales. Equate your book selling strategy to how established brands sell their products.

Sandy Wolters

I would never be presumptuous enough to tell another author how to promote their books. My books are priced very reasonably, so they are never listed anywhere for free.  I do, however, participate in giveaways and have been known to gift my books to people.  I also give my books to service men and women at no charge.

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Sexy Six Authors Q&A #4: When did you decide to become a writer?

This post would be the continuation of Q&A session with the Sexy Six team and in case you’ve missed the third one, here is the link to it.

It’s a pleasure to interview the six sexy authors from the Sexy Six team. A warm welcome to our blog and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the interview session with us.

We’ve asked them a few questions and the answers for each question from all six of them will be published as a series. Let’s check out question #4

When did you decide to become a writer? 

Chris Lange 

I read my first real book at the age of five and I wrote my first short story when I was a teenager. After college, life happened so I stopped writing for a lot of years. But I’m back now.

Leanore Elliott

In 2006. After writing on my (Great American) Novel for 10 years… I finally started to try and get published.

Jennifer Theriot

After reading Fifty Shades, my girlfriends and I met for drinks and dinner and we had a long discussion about the book. Our conversation led to romance between middle aged women and it kind of evolved from there. They put the dare out there and my mind started swirling with character ideas.
Maggie Nash

About 15 years ago I ran out of books…started writing my first book…and I haven’t stopped!
Morticia Knight

Very young, but it became an actual serious decision when I was twelve. The kids all thought I was crazy because all I cared about was scribbling away in my notebooks. When they finally asked me to read my stories out loud to them, it all changed. Then they’d bug me about writing new chapters so they could find out what happened next !
Sandy Wolters

I started writing paranormal romance relatively late in life. I was fifty-years old when I published my first book.

Sexy Six Authors Q&A #3:What’s your favorite color and favorite dessert?

This post would be the continuation of Q&A session with the Sexy Six team and in case you’ve missed the second one, here is the link to it.

It’s a pleasure to interview the six sexy authors from the Sexy Six team. A warm welcome to our blog and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the interview session with us.

We’ve asked them a few questions and the answers for each question from all six of them will be published as a series. Let’s check out question #3

What’s your favorite color and favorite dessert? 

Chris Lange 

Blue. Chocolate mousse

Leanore Elliott

Red, like my hair. Chocolate cream pie or almost any chocolate dessert.

Jennifer Theriot

Favorite color – hands down is coral. It ‘s such a feel good color. Favorite dessert has to be Red Velvet cake with cream cheese icing (the more icing, the better)

Maggie Nash

Purple, and lemon tart 😊

Morticia Knight

Purple and creme brulee. I wouldn’t mind having a purple creme brulee wink
Sandy Wolters

Pink.

German Chocolate Cake.

Sexy Six Authors Q&A #2:What made you choose the genre you write?

This post would be the continuation of Q&A session with the Sexy Six team and in case you’ve missed the first one, here is the link to it.

It’s a pleasure to interview the six sexy authors from the Sexy Six team. A warm welcome to our blog and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the interview session with us.

We’ve asked them a few questions and the answers for each question from all six of them will be published as a series. Let’s check out question #2

What made you choose the genre you write? 

Chris Lange 

Fantasy romance is my favorite genre because magic allows me to give free rein to my imagination.

Leanore Elliott

I write various genres of romance. I am a romantic, down to my toes.
Jennifer Theriot

I love reading romance – always have. After I finished the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, back in 2012, I wished there were books available with older main characters – you know ? Women over thirty.  Most of the romance I’d read  was about twenty something main characters. Over drinks and dinner one night, two of my friends actually dared me to write a book about middle aged lovers.  Those who know me will attest to the fact that if you dare me, I’ll do it !
Maggie Nash

I write in a few genres, and I write what I like to read
Morticia Knight

The freedom to express my stories however I wanted.

Sandy Wolters

In paranormal romance, anything is possible.  The storylines are only limited by the author’s imagination.

Sexy Six Authors Q&A #1:How do you promote your work?

After several months of silence at the monthly interview section, we’ve finally managed to resume the Q & A session, featuring authors that you definitely need to get to know a little bit more.

It’s a pleasure to interview the six sexy authors from the Sexy Six team. A warm welcome to our blog and we hope that you’ve enjoyed the interview session with us.

We’ve asked them a few questions and the answers for each question from all six of them will be published as a series. Let’s check out question #1

How do you promote your work?

Chris Lange 

Facebook and Twitter, sometimes Goodreads.

Leanore Elliott

Mostly Facebook and Guesting at 4 FB parties a month. In my early days, I did 6 blogspots a month for 2 straight years.

Jennifer Theriot

Social media ! Lately, I’ve found Twitter to be a great avenue. Of course, the traditional promotional sites like Robin Reads, The Midlist, and Book Bub are great as well.

Maggie Nash

I generally promote on Facebook, Twitter, Offer ARCs on Goodreads, and sometimes do blog posts on my friends blogs.

Morticia Knight

I use a combination of social media, blog posts, ads and attending author signing/book conventions. I don’t believe in pushing my book down everyone’s throat. I try to belong to groups on social media that are like-minded and also support fellow authors. It’s really a great community of people.

Sandy Wolters

Social Media, Blogs, Giveaways.

Sexy Six Author 6: Sandy Wolters

IBP is happy to resume the monthly author interview series and for the month of February, we would like to feature the Sexy Six authors. Be sure to follow our posts to check out their bio and author interview questions and answers.

1) Name: Sandy Wolters

2) Author Website: 

http://www.sandywolters.weebly.com
Goodreads: 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4772120.Sandy_Wolters?from_search=true&search_version=service

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/sandy.wolters.5

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SandyWolters


4) short bio, book cover and Amazon site

sandy

I started writing paranormal romance relatively late in life. I was fifty-years old when I published my first book. Many would ask why it took so long to start a writing career and I really only have one answer: Life experiences finally brought me to the place where I felt I had something to offer.

The romantic influence of my writing career came easily because I married my high school sweetheart, and we’ve been together ever since. I thank the stars above for my loving husband every day of my life. I’m living the romantic dream, people, with the man I was destined to be with, and it feels wonderful! Every romance I write, he is right there in the forefront of my mind.

I have written six paranormal romance books with another to be released soon. Two of my books have won first place awards from the Paranormal Romance Guild, and my Rock Star Series has received first place recognition in its category as well.

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sandy-Wolters/e/B00569J3UI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1447935988&sr=1-2-ent

Sexy Six Author 5: Morticia Knight

IBP is happy to resume the monthly author interview series and for the month of February, we would like to feature the Sexy Six authors. Be sure to follow our posts to check out their bio and author interview questions and answers.

1) Name: Morticia Knight

2) Author Website: 

http://www.morticiaknight.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5252602.Morticia_Knight

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authormorticiaknight/

Twitter: @morticiaknight


4) short bio, book cover and Amazon site

Author Morticia Knight spends most of her nights writing about men loving men forever after. If there happens to be some friendly bondage or floggings involved, she doesn’t begrudge her characters whatever their filthy little heart’s desire. Even though she’s been crafting her naughty tales for more years than she’d like to share – her adventures as a published author began in 2011. Once upon a time she was the lead singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She currently resides on the northern Oregon coast and when she’s not fantasizing about hot men she takes walks along the ocean and annoys the local Karaoke bar patrons.

Building Bonds (Kiss of Leather 1) book link : http://www.amazon.com/Building-Bonds-Leather-Morticia-Knight-ebook/dp/B010VILOLE/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1452771944&sr=1-10&keywords=morticia+knight