Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ocean helps writers achieve quality, not quantity.

I have been down the self-publishing road more than once. Nearly all companies just charge you a fee, put your book on their website, Amazon, Books a Million and other distributors; and then, you're on your own. Cover art is expensive. You can go to sites that offer stock art for your cover, but such clip art can look corny. Then, if you have some typos in your book or left a stray word in your manuscript, it is there for all to see. And most customer reviewers are not very forgiving. In other words, it's very easy to throw away your money and your reputation.

Ocean Reeve who worked in television before getting into publishing, believes that authors' books need to be up to  booksellers' and library standards before release. Ocean is not just a publisher, but also a book mentor. He even offers ways of promoting your book on his website before you even make a commitment to publish with him.

Among those he has helped is famed Star Trek actor William Shatner, editing one of his books for publication.
Although he never met the Captain Kirk star, Reeve said he liked working with amateurs more.
"Working with celebrities has been great for my career, but I'll tell you what, You do a family history or an autobiography for an unknown, and that relationship you cannot trade. It's priceless...They're friends for life."
Hear more about Ocean's mentoring in this video:
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Monday, January 23, 2017

WitchWood Estates Book One: Going Home - Free on Amazon Kindle!

Witchwood Estate - Going Home (serial-series bk 1) by [Roberts, Patti]

This intriguing tale will pull you in right away! Once you read the synopsis, you will be asking, 'And then what happened?'

What's it about?

Orphaned at five-years-old, Alexandria Santorini learns she comes from a long line of powerful witches. Twelve years later, Alexandria is going home to Ferntree Falls to claim her inheritance - Witchwood Estate - the home where she was born, and where her parents were murdered. 

But something very sinister is going on in Ferntree Falls - something that will change Alexandria's life in ways she never imagined. For starters, her new best friend disappears in the sunlight… 

I will leave you in suspense, but you don't have to stay that way.

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

I have learned a lot from Ocean.

Ocean Reeve's Profile Photo, Image may contain: 1 person
Ocean Reeve 

For years now, I have been blogging about other writers. Now, I am doing my own writing and at age 61, still learning. One of the things that put me off about writing are reviews. One sour review can really hurt you and websites like Amazon will let nearly any review stay on, no matter what they say.
But when you think about it, what do potential customers see when they browse websites for books? Reviews. Since I have a new ebook, I Facebook messaged 12 of my author friends offering to gift them my ebook if they would review it. This is a first for me.

What else can you learn from Ocean Reeve?

Check out this You Tube video:

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

The Purple Poppy - Nigel Allsopp's tribute to animals in combat and in peace.

Dogs are beloved companion animals and we all know they are also a big asset to police departments. They also help out on the battlefield. Nigel Allsopp has written many books about them. The Purple Poppy is a children's book featuring a black lab like Venus, pictured above.

More about the author:
More about Nigel's latest books: The Purple Poppy
See his book trailer here:

Monday, January 2, 2017

What is a Daggy Dad?

Diary Of A Daggy Dad

I was looking through Ocean Reeve's In House Publishing website and came across this book. 
And now the definition of Daggy Dad: 

Warning - Daggy Dads are everywhere. We all either have one, know one or maybe even are one.
If you are a Daggy Dad, married to one or are the child of one, and have ever wondered what actually goes on in the head off the regular ‘run-of-the-mill’ Daggy Dad, then this book is for you.
Here is how it all works. One minute you are ‘Father of the Year’ given the hero status you deserve and the next you find yourself ‘the most embarrassing person in the universe’.
For some, they feel like they are being dragged kicking and screaming into the weird and wonderful world of Daggy Dadness. It can be a scary time.
But don’t fear “Diary of a Daggy Dad” has arrived.
So, who wrote this book? 
Robbie Parkin is an Australian radio personality. Besides being a Daggy Dad, he is also known as the Gentle Giant. Read on: