Recently, through some one on one conversations with author friends of ours, we have succeeded in signing up quite a few monthly clients (monthly so it is affordable) and with great success.
In order to expand our reach we brought on a Director of Sales and he has really embraced his role thus far.
The whole endeavor is exciting because we have seen the results of a well disciplined social media campaign and it feels good to help our fellow writers get their voices to a larger, targeted, audience.
This also helps us round out the services we offer authors and we are pretty much a full service company at this point with our previous coverage in editing, formatting, e-distribution, and now full scale social media marketing.
It frees up writers to actually write versus spending all of their time on Twitter and Facebook seeking out an audience for their work.
Speaking of writing and things related....
I have re-signed my cover artist Jesse Horst to do the third cover in the Upstate New York Mafia Tale series. He did the first two covers and his work on For Nothing was voted one of the Top 5 Best Book Covers of 2011. I consider this a coup and am pretty sure if we weren't pals I wouldn't be able to afford him.
His work is that good.
I can't wait to see what he comes up with for Ashes to Ashes. Watch this spot for a preview in the next few days.
To hold you over, here is a sweet picture Jesse took of the old Bethlehem Steel administration building. The factory had a prominent role in Buffalo Soldiers and this picture provides at least some insight into Jesse's talent.
Looks like it could be the cover of a Horror Novel, no?