Having decided to take book promotion and marketing into my own hands, I have signed up to attend a book fair as an author.
I am aware that I have not posted much about my chief occupation, which is writing, but that is probably because I have not done much writing lately. This is not a matter of choice on my part, but the result of circumstance. In an earlier post I recounted how I had spent my time … Continue reading Where am I up to?
If you have read my previous posts on the topic of marketing, then you will know that so far it has been somewhat underwhelming. My wife suggested a different approach, however, which involves me attending a book fair as an author! I do not know why I never thought of doing this myself. It seems … Continue reading Giving Marketing a Personal Touch
I knew there was a reason why I did not like marketing and nothing that has happened recently has changed my mind on that score.
The end of the battle is approaching. High Theign Athelwine has a decision to make. It is not going to be an easy one.
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Harald Hardrada was the most famous Viking of his day. His exploits were legendary and, it was claimed, that he had only ever lost one battle and that was when he was a boy and not a commander of men. Although Edwin and Morcar had seized the initiative and chosen the site of the battle, Hardrada thought quickly and set out his troops to best suit his own battleplan.
This is not a long piece but I think it is important. Not only does it explain the manoeuvres of the Norsemen from a military perspective it also allows for a vivid interaction between some of the key characters in their ranks.
I have been on Facebook for sometime now, so it seemed reasonable that I try their adverts to try and garner a greater interest in my books. I composed and advert with the intention of selling more copies of my epic fantasy, The Queen of the Mountain Kingdom. I dropped the price to $0.99. I set my budget to £20 and the advert to run over 4 days.
Although the politics are interesting I did not write this scene to explore them. Rather, I was interested in supposing what Harold's relationship with his new wife Eadgyth might have been like. Contemporary sources suggest that they were fond of each other, despite the political inspiration for their marriage.