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Do Blog Tours help sell Books?

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Blog tours are important for authors, especially if you’re just getting started. I mean, who wouldn’t want to tour cyberspace and talk about their book?

When signing up for a blog tour it’s important to remember that you need to go into them with an open mind, and little, or no, pre-conceived expectations. At this stage don’t worry about making tons of sales, you’re simply building your name, and your brand, and that in itself is the goal.

Also remember that you’re laying the foundation for future success, and that will prove invaluable to your writing career. I’m currently on my own Blog Tour, why not click HERE to enjoy free articles and samples of my writing.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs 4-5 times a week about writing, self-publishing, and sales & marketing, or just plain nonsense. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will be grateful and dance on his hands if you do.

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Why content is King, and Queen

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Ok, so let us assume you’re starting out in the arts, or any other business for that matter. Yes, art is a business (writing, acting, painting, etc.) and this post is for all you aspiring artistic folks out there.

When you start a blog or a website, your goal is to obviously introduce yourself, but you also have to provide a valuable service to people who come to your site, because, you have to remember that it’s not going to always be about you, but more importantly, how you can help others.

Provide valuable information, do be clear and concise and experiment with what type of information your web visitors are seeking, and, be sure to give them what they want. This way you establish yourself as someone who genuinely cares about the welfare of others. People will pick up on this, and love you for it.

Offer helpful links, and the next thing you know, you’ll be an expert before you even know it, and again, people will love you for it and tell others. You’ve probably heard this before but word-of-mouth is the best way to get your name around. Expensive advertising can help, but when you’re starting out you’ll need to keep your costs down.

So, always remember, content is King, or…Queen.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, self-publishing, and sales & marketing, or just plain nonsense. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will be grateful and dance on his hands if you do.

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Today’s Tour stop promises more excitement!

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The Leopard King Saga Tour continues…

Click HERE to read an excerpt of my debut novel “The Leopard Vanguard” and find out what all the buzz is about.

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Are you ready for Indie Fall Fest 2014?

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, Indie Fall Fest 2014, the first annual convention for Independent Writing/Writers begins on October 24, 2014 and runs through November 20th, 2014. I’ve been invited and I wanted to let you know the organizers are Kirsten Noel and Kira Adams. I’m really excited about this event and if you’re into writing, whether it be traditional or independent, you should be too!

The event will officially kick off the Morning of October 24th. Hope you can join us for this monumental event!


T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs 4-5 times a week about writing, self-publishing, and sales & marketing. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.

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Indie Fall Fest 2014

I’ve been invited to participate in the first annual “Indie Fall Fest”, a major event showcasing Independent Authors worldwide.

The event is being hosted by my friend and book blogger Kirsten Noel from her blog and will run from October 24th through November 20th.

I’ll have more information as it becomes available.

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Historical Fiction

Why Ancient Rome is still relevant today

Rome still stands today.
Rome still stands today.

As the the author of Historical Fantasy taking place in Rome, I felt, as an American, it was appropriate to take a stroll down history lane and talk about our ancient cousins, the Romans.

Even though some readers flock toward non-fiction and contemporary fiction, which usually deal with the highs and lows of current events, the past exists for us to learn from it, and who else to serve as examples to learn from than Rome, a culture that, despite being resigned to the history books, still remains with us Americans today.

Some points to consider Between Ancient Rome & the United States

1) Numerical systems: Roman Numerals still exist today, why do you think they’re called Roman? In the U.S. they’re still widely used and in the NFL, the Super Bowl Numbers are always listed in Roman Numeral Form.

2) Laws: In ancient Rome, any law that seemed unreasonable or grossly unfair could be set aside. In the U.S. this is similar to declaring something unconstitutional.

3) Recreation: In the U.S. entertainment is king. With so many mediums existing to keep people happy. Spectator sports, movies, Smartphones, Television Programming, you get the picture (no pun intended). In Ancient Rome spectator sports in the Circus Maximus (chariot races, gladiatorial fights and animal-baiting).

4) Territorial Acquisitions: Both the U.S. and Rome possessed and controlled outside territories and countries. Installing governments in faraway lands that were loyal to their causes.

5) Motifs and Emblems: Look closely at some of the most important U.S. government buildings today and you’ll see fasces and wreaths featured within their architecture. Both recurring symbols in ancient Rome, the fasces symbolizing power & authority and the wreath symbolizing victory. And who can forget the eagle? Romans carried eagle standards into battle and the national symbol of the United States is the Bald Eagle.

There’s a ton of other similarities and I’m sure you can figure them out. But the purpose of this post isn’t to criticize the United States or Rome-each were and are important in their respective eras-but to draw similarities between past and present, and using the Leopard King Saga to entertain and educate people has always been one of my goals.

And for all you history buffs and sci-fi/fantasy fans, please be sure to check out my Leopard King Saga series HERE.

T.A. UNER is the Author of various novels and short stories. Please be sure to follow him on LeopardKingSaga.com, where he blogs about writing, self-publishing, and life. Please subscribe to his blog posts and have them delivered directly to your e-mail inbox. He will dance on his hands if you do.