Saturday, November 26, 2022

Interview With Artist and Author Janet Alling

 

 


1. What motivated you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and turning it into this book? I was 79 years old when I wrote the text about my life and my artwork.  I then had the perspective to see its wide range and variation. I was able to organize and assemble the paintings so others can see my journey and mission, which is to present new and challenging perceptions of nature’s world of flowers and plants.  They are my world – I live in my loft amidst 130 house plants surrounded by 50 paintings on the surrounding walls.

2. What is it about and who is it for?  I wanted to tell my story, not only for artists, about facing the challenge of continuing to paint despite personal, financial and art world barriers, particularly for women.  I think it will offer encouragement and inspire those who set out to be artists, or to find their way in any profession to believe in their abilities and persevere despite hardship.  I like to think of my paintings as a gift for myself and others – a gift of seeing deeply into not only the beauty of nature, but the strength, power, and vulnerability of its bounty.

3. What takeaways might the reader will be left with after reading it? As I indicated above, a reader will have, perhaps for the first time, a deeper, more intimate experience of Nature’s beauty, strength, power and bounty.

4. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design? I titled the book “Unanticipated” based on my life story and the unanticipated events that occurred, yet knowing intrinsically that I needed to keep painting, to fulfill my mission. The cover selection was difficult because all the paintings reveal my mission.  I wanted the undisputable beauty of flowers to “jump” off the bookshelf.  The one chosen does this and is also suited to certain design considerations required by the book’s format.  

5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers? Discover yourself and be yourself – then you will be able to meet the challenges that inevitably come your way. Also, very important, budget and keep track of what you spend, what you really need.

6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? We now live in such a provocative visual culture that art and illustrated books are no longer the only way to see and reflect on this work.  Nor do they have the singular appeal of decades past.   Therefore, fewer books in this category are published.  However, I think there will always be people who want to own and read a printed book, without the digital noise.  After all print is a medium that has proven its value and longevity.  

7. What challenges did you overcome to write this book? I was hospitalized with Covid-19 in 2021 and this slowed me down for months.  The writing was a personal challenge as it, at times, uncovered painful memories.

8. How would you describe your writing style? Direct, natural and to the point.

9. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? “UNANTCIPATED – A Life in Art” - is inspiring and uplifting and the flowers and plants are presented in original ways that will change a reader’s way of seeing them in the natural world.  

About The Author: Janet Alling attended Skidmore and then Yale School of  Art & Architecture. She studied with Alex Katz, Neil Welliver, Jack Tworkov, Philip Pearlstein. Neil had been a student of Josef Albers when he taught at Yale. Alling received a BFA 1962 & MFA 1964 and lived in New York City for 40 years. She worked at the Guggenheim in conservation with Orrin H. Riley the great conservator and painting restorer. In 1972 she moved into a loft in Noho just north of the Soho art scene.  Janet moved to Providence, RI. in 2005.  And in 2010 she had a retrospective at the Newport Art Museum.   She has devoted her artistic energy and time to redefine flower painting as a subject of modern and contemporary art.  She paints from live plants as well as from photographs she has taken.  All Janet’s work is handsomely displayed in the stunning monograph Unanticipated: A Life in Art. 


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Friday, November 25, 2022

Interview With Author Jonathan Sandler On His WWII Memoir

 

1. What motivated you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and turning it into this book? I was watching a World War II documentary with my children, who were very curious about what they saw. They started asking questions about how the war had affected our family. I was able to tell them that my grandfather had written his wartime story. After re-reading them, I had this idea of turning this story into a visual frame-by-frame account. I’d always been into graphic novels since I was young and had a dream one day of producing my own.  I decided to seize the moment!  

2. What is it about and who is it for? My grandfather came from a close-knit Jewish family in England. In 1939, he had the amazing opportunity to go on a school trip to the USA. Soon after, Britain declared War, and he was unable to return. The graphic novel depicts his whole experience, from naive schoolboy alone in the vast metropolis of New York - through to his eventual call-up to the US Army, including him being sent back to Europe, serving in the brutal Lorraine Campaign in 1944 under Patton’s Third Army. The book is aimed at a range of audiences, including young adults who are learning about the war or older readers who are endlessly fascinated by this conflict. This will also appeal to graphic novel aficionados.  

3. What takeaways might the reader will be left with after reading it? I think the book gives the reader a fly-on-the wall view of how the world was. People are always fascinated with how ordinary people dealt with the extraordinary challenges of World War II.   

4. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design?  My grandfather was an Englishman serving as ‘’US GI’’ in World War II, which I thought was quite rare - so it was an easy decision! I wanted to capture the magic of New York from the 1940s on the cover, as his experience in the big city is at the heart of the book. I also found a simple yet evocative drawing by one of my grandfather's comrades, Victor Lundy, of two soldiers looking out to the ocean as they were leaving New York harbor heading off to war. I decided to combine these two ideas.  

5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers? You need to have a good support network when writing the book. They will offer you encouragement along the way which is much needed - as it is lonely. These people will be some of your biggest supporters when it launches. They may also introduce you to people that you would never normally have met. I met a number of authors along the way; a number of those had written their own WWII memoirs for their respective fathers and grandfathers. These conversations provided me with useful guidance and inspiration.  

6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? The market is always highly competitive. Readers have so much choices but that doesn’t put off the number of entrants to the market. As a first-time author, I am seeing there are many different ways to promote your book using social media and doing on-line talks. There are some really interesting pieces of work emerging in the two areas that are of interest to me: WW2 Memoirs and Graphic Novels. I intend to blog and review other people’s work next year as I now feel part of this great industry.  

7. What challenges did you overcome to write this book? There were many practical challenges and lots of decisions. That is why it was so important to choose the right team with the expertise and skills in their respective areas. I am very grateful to Brican Bicknell, my illustrator who helped me achieve my vision. Rachel McDowell, my editor, helped me both strategically with the overall story as well as the minutiae of the grammar and choosing a consistent style guide and finally the graphic designer, BK Suru, that helped me select the most suitable layout giving the book a unique vintage feel, using his years of experience.   

8. How would you describe your writing style? Simple and clear!  

9. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? I will quote one of my reviewers: ‘’The English GI is a rewarding and uplifting World War 2 memoir and provides many poignant themes relevant to us in our contemporary context. It is an engaging and thought provoking read.’’ As a graphic novel I hope this book is more accessible and less daunting than a conventional book. I am hoping that this book may inspire people to do more research on their own ancestors about what they did during the war years. 

About The Author: Jonathan Sandler studied Politics at Leicester University and has spent a large part of his career working in the software industry leading and managing complex projects. Jonathan, a keen sketcher, has always been passionate about World War II history and Graphic Novels. In 2020, he combined these dual interests and produced his first book: The English GI. For more information, please see: graphicmemoir.co.uk 

 

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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.2 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past decade, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, NewsdayThe Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum

 

 

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Interview With Crime Fiction Novelist Mike Nemeth

 

 

  1. What motivated you to write this book? Baby Boomers, especially old white men, are blamed by younger generations for the state of what many consider a horrible world. I’m a Baby Boomer and I wanted to present a rebuttal, a glimpse into the psyche of Boomers as they slowly die away. Who will be left to take the blame when we’re gone? 
  1. What is it about and who is it for? Eddie Kovacs is haunted by a tragic mistake he made in Vietnam. He’s given one last shot at redemption as an undercover investigator but finds he’s in a race with the DEA and pursued by the CIA as he tries to end his career in a blaze of glory. The case is complicated by his attraction to a suspicious woman and by the nature of the “crime” he uncovers. The book would appeal to anyone who appreciates a good detective mystery, but I hope every Boomer reads it. 
  1. What takeaways might the reader be left with after reading it? The question of what’s right and what’s wrong is far more complicated today than it was when we were children. The world is very complicated place. 
  1. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design? The hero had one life as Eddie, a soldier in Vietnam, then out of fear for his life and wanting to hide, he changed his name. Now he reverts to his birth name to work undercover so this is the second life of Eddie Kovacs. On the cover I wanted to portray a man who is troubled by his past and by his present and is seeking some form of redemption. 
  1. What advice or words of wisdom to you have for your fellow writers? Write the stories in which you have an emotional investment. Readers want to feel your emotional connection. 
  1. What trends in the book world do you see—and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? My book is a redemption story but the trend, especially in traditional publishing, seems to be away from the uplifting redemption plot and toward stories that detail how victims became damaged—sexual, physical, and mental abuse, poverty, discrimination, abandonment, etc. I’m not sure that’s a mentally healthy trend. As for where the industry is heading, I think there will come a day when we’ll stop publishing a million books a year that aren’t read and revert to some qualitative measurement of what is worthy of publication. 
  1. What challenges did you overcome to write this book?  The biggest challenge was to write honestly, to tell the truth, no matter what friends, family, or readers thought about what I wrote. 
  1. How would you describe your writing style?  Cinematic. Readers tell me that they can “see” the scenes as they read them. I think of the author as a tool, a conduit, for the characters. The story belongs to the characters, not the writer, so I make the characters tell the story through dialog and action scenes and I stay out of the way. So, less narrative and more dialog and action. My books are fast reads, page-turners. 
  1. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?  Baby needs a new pair of shoes. No, I try to give my readers both a fun mystery to enjoy and also some meaningful things to think about. 

About The Author Mike Nemeth, a Vietnam veteran and former high-tech executive, writes crime fiction novels that highlight America’s social issues. The Two Lives of Eddie Kovacs is his fourth novel. Previous award-winners include Parker’s Choice and The Undiscovered Country (which inspired songwriter Mark Currey to compose the song Who I Am). His short pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Georgia Magazine, Augusta Magazine, Southern Writers’ Magazine, Deep South Magazine, and the Writers’ Voices anthology. Creative Loafing named him Atlanta’s Best Local Author for 2018. Mike lives in suburban Atlanta with his wife, Angie, and their rescue dog, Scout. For more information, please see: www.mikenemethauthor.com.


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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.2 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past decade, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, NewsdayThe Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum

 

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Interview With NY Times Best-Selling Author Martin Dugard

 

 

1. What motivated you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and turning it into this book? I wanted to write a fast-moving, richly researched history about the last year of World War II. This is the most pivotal time in recent history, setting the table for the world's power structure to this day. 

2. What is it about and who is it for? The race between American and British troops in the west, and Soviet troops in the east to capture Nazi Germany's capital of Berlin. It's written for anyone who enjoys a good read, man or woman, history buff or not. Taking Berlin is a phenomenal story, above all else. 

3. What takeaways might the reader will be left with after reading it? I always try to find bits of history the reader might not have known before, even from well-known events. In the case of Taking Berlin, the reader will be surprised at the life of Martha Gellhorn, third wife of Ernest Hemingway and intrepid journalist in her own right; General James Gavin, the badass 37-year-old two-star general commanding the 82nd Airborne Division; and, the tempestuous relationship between top Allied generals George S. Patton and Bernard Law Montgomery.  

4. How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design? After writing TAKING PARIS, writing TAKING BERLIN was the next natural step. So, there's the title. I threw in a punchy subtitle to get the attention of potential readers, letting them know this book would be anything but dry, dull history. And the photos are indicative of the main players on the pages. The reader knows exactly what they're getting when they look at this cover! 

5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers? Write every day. Read every day. Story is king, so always tell a story.

 6. What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading? This is the time of year for lots of cookbooks and celebrity bios clogging the bestseller lists, but I also believe readers want to sort through all that in search of something that's going to keep them up late reading and turning the pages. I write history, which is always a popular genre. But I'd like to see history become more exciting for readers, moving it beyond the traditional male-dominated demographic into a realm where people of all demographics curl up with a good history book. 

7. What challenges did you overcome to write this book? I was co-authoring Bill O'Reilly's Killing the Legends book at the same time. Writing two books at once is never easy and is certainly not good for one's mental and physical health. Throw in the deep research required of Taking Berlin, with long periods of travel for a first-person look at the sites depicted in the book, and it was utterly exhausting. Having said that, the writing had to be top notch, so it wasn't just about putting words on the page but giving my best effort each and every day. 

8. How would you describe your writing style? Cinematic. Thrilling. Breathtaking. Deeply researched. 2,000 words max per chapter, with cliffhanger endings and descriptive openers. I push the pace from the start and never let up. 

9. If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours? To be surprised. The average fiction reader or history buff will encounter a book of emotion, action, and even surprise romance. Also, I'm aware that some readers may not pick up my books because of my long association with Bill O'Reilly. But just as the Killing series was always about history, never politics, the same has to be said of Taking Berlin. And for those of you who liked the Killing books, know that you'll LOVE Taking Berlin. I've really stepped up my game on this one. Give Taking Berlin a chance. 

About The Author: Martin Dugard is the New York Times #1 bestselling co-author of the Killing series, which has now sold 20 million copies. He is also the author of Taking Paris, and several other works of non-fiction. For more information, please see: www.martindugard.com


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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.2 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past decade, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, NewsdayThe Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum

 

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The Unexpected Joy Of Marketing Your Book

 


Have you ever noticed how different life is when you compare the before and after of an experience? Many things in life fall under this — including book marketing for authors.

For instance, friends and family encourage you to watch a television show or movie. They say you will love it and gush how they liked it a lot. Then, you go watch it, all hyped up for something amazing. Perhaps you find it good but not great. Maybe you dislike or hate it. Why? Heightened expectations and distorted perceptions.

This happens all of the time. We get restaurant recommendations and wonder why. You get set up on a date and question the matchmaking process afterwards. You read reviews of a vacation spot and then wonder why you blew your budget on it. Why? Heightened expectations and distorted perceptions.

The same is true in reverse. What you feared turns out to be not so bad, maybe even great. What you thought you didn’t need turns out to be a huge boost. What you thought would be a challenging experience turned out to be easy breezy. Why? Heightened expectations and distorted perceptions.

Well, folks, book marketing fits right in there. It doesn’t have to be as ugly as you fear it to be — and it isn’t aways as good as you hope it to be.

When you fear something, when you repeatedly say you hate something, when you constantly think how you are not good at something. Don’t. Don’t do that. Stop the negative thoughts.

Take a deep breath. Relax. Focus. Give yourself a chance to try — and succeed — at marketing your book. It is not as hard, frustrating, fruitless, or boring as you think it will be.

When you put unfair expectations aside, decouple from your emotions, and release yourself from anxiety and pressures, you can finally give yourself a chance to thrive.

Try it.

* You can always quit.
* You can always pay for help.
* You can always get lucky.

But first, try it.

Sure, all things that are new, unknown, or a little techy can intimidate and put people off. But you can’t run or hide.  Give it a chance.

Perhaps you will be really good at it. Maybe you will do well in some areas of marketing, but outsource other parts. One way or another, you need to get your book marketed. You can be the solution to your marketing problem.

It is also true that you should not suffer any savior delusions. Book marketing is needed to give you a shot at success, but it is not a guaranteed result.

* You can advertise, and no one buys.
* You can speak, and no one shows up to listen.
* You can post on social media, and no one orders your book.
* You can be on national TV, and no one runs to purchase your book.

The quantity and quality of consistent, focused, and strategic efforts should dictate your success. But it is also true, that no matter how much time or money that you throw at marketing your book, you may still fall on the short end of the stick.

Neither assume doom nor expect golden rewards. But assume you must try to market your book and hope for good results.

 

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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2022. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent.  This award-winning blog has generated over 3.2 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past decade, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby  http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Susan RoAne, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, IBPA, Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, NewsdayThe Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum