Tags

Racing The Blue Monarch - Lap by Lap Notes

Distractions & Doubts

May 19, 2015

Tags: marketing, self-publishing, Michael J. Daley, discipline, desire, garden, winter, spring, wild harvest, tempations, frittata, single-mindedness

Thank goodness for a rainy day! Not only was the land getting desperately in need of water, I was needing some relief from the distractions of endless beautiful days of sunshine. No doubt about it, Spring is a hard time to be marketing a book. There are so many distractions as the world awakens (more…)

The Mount Everest of Marketing

May 6, 2015

Tags: Racing the Blue Monarch, audience, Michael J. Daley, challenge, self-publishing, books, marketing, challenge, sales, community college, children's literature, novel, story, racing fans

To continue the theme of marketing as my promotional efforts increase... Jessie and I recently spoke to a children's literature class at a local community college. The teacher asked if we could speak a bit about the self-publishing process and its challenges. Sadly, this question gave me my shining moment of writerly rhetoric. I (more…)

Why a serial novel?

April 29, 2015

Tags: Racing the Blue Monarch, Michael J. Daley, self-publishing, story, imagination, style, voice, enthusiasm, solar energy, education, serial novel, serialization, newspaper industry, syndication, experiment, online publishing, Avi, marketing, author, book, audience, blank page, writers, Electric Vehicles, golf cart, EV, automobile

My latest EV - not just stories emerge from the imagination!
As I begin the marketing efforts for Racing the Blue Monarch in earnest, I'm getting two reactions to releasing it as a serialized novel. The best one is Neat-O (or its age-appropriate equivalent) accompanied with a certain excitement for both the story and the format. The other reaction is a bit more challenging simply, (more…)

Quick Links

MORE ABOUT...

Science-Fiction
In this follow-up to Space Station Rat (2005), Jeff and his superintelligent rodent friend, Rat, are still stuck in space. Jeff is looking forward to returning to Earth with Rat, but the adults have more sinister plans for Rat. --- Booklist
Presentation
Details on how to read my 100 watt twitter & about my new solar presentations
SCIENCE FICTION
Stewart dreams of becoming a rocket pilot like his Mom, who died in a terrible space shuttle accident, but his father is absolutely opposed to his dream. And then Stewart meets an old spacer with a very special mission...
Science Fiction
An escaped, genetically engineer rat; a bored, lonely boy; an evil robot meet on a space station. Someones life is in danger!
SOLAR ENERGY ACTIVITIES
Want to cook s'mores using solar energy? Take a bath in sun-heated water? Read Space Station Rat using solar electricity? This is the book for you!