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Reblog: The Basics of PPC Marketing with Taboola

MLS Weech was kind enough to host one of my marketing pieces on his site last week — thanks man! Definitely check out his blog, and his books Caught and The Journals of Bob Drifter!

I wanted to include this piece, “The Basics of PPC Marketing with Taboola” with my ongoing Marketing Your Novel series. I’ll write a follow-up in the near future about how my campaigns performed overall.

M.L.S. Weech

Greetings All,

I’m super stoked about this post.  I’ve known Steven since I’ve started blogging, and I consider him a friend above all. I also consider him one of my top marketing mentors, so when he offered to create a post, I jumped at  the chance.  His book, The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, is out now, and I’ve already ordered my paperback version and added it to my impossible to whittle down TBR list on Goodreads.   So, if you’re like me, and you feel like marketing is a tough nut to crack, please see below.


When I tell people I used to use PPC marketing as part of my job, they give me funny looks. When I tell them that I am now using PPC marketing to promote my first novel, they’re downright flummoxed.

But Pay-Per-Click Marketing is really quite simple: you pay a particular service to feed…

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Friday Write-Day: Vacation Writing

Busy week. My western adventures, as Jessie called them, ended yesterday.

From Colorado to Nevada and even California, I’ve seen a lot of beautiful vistas and lakes. I also managed to write a fair bit in my draft for The Warden of Everfeld: Legacy. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: Vacation Writing

Friday Write-Day: All the W.I.P.!

This has been a tough week, mainly due to stress at work. Unfortunately, I haven’t quite mastered compartmentalizing work stress from my home life, so I needed a break from computer-related endeavors.

In short, I didn’t write much this week.

I did, however, get myself a bit more organized for my upcoming works-in-progress. Note the plural there. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: All the W.I.P.!

Friday Write-Day: The Pre-Order Recap

Welp, my novel has officially been published. I must say, a full day after publication, I feel…

Relieved.

The preparation and waiting for publication were a bit stressful, but all the other parts were fun. Continue reading Friday Write-Day: The Pre-Order Recap

The Warden of Everfeld: Memento Available in Print Tomorrow

The Warden of Everfeld: Memento will be available to purchase on Kindle and in print from Amazon tomorrow, July 18!

Click here to get your copy now: https://www.amazon.com/Warden-Everfeld-Memento-Steven-DAdamo-ebook/dp/B07FGG23K7Fair warning, the Kindle version of WoEM will increase in price as of midnight. If you’d prefer to pay $2.99 rather than $4.99 for the ebook version, then you still have a chance to do so.

The print version will be available to order for $12.99.

For information about The Warden of Everfeld: Memento, check out this page: https://eveningsatellite.com/warden-of-everfeld-memento/

Thank you to those of you who pre-ordered the Kindle version over the last month. It’s been really encouraging to see a bit of genuine interest in my novel.

And thank you also to the friends and family who have purchased print copies directly from me. Your support and enthusiasm has been the highlight of the last month for me.

I hope you all enjoy my novel.

Once again, here’s where you can order: https://www.amazon.com/Warden-Everfeld-Memento-Steven-DAdamo-ebook/dp/B07FGG23K7

I’m not sure what the next step is now that I’m Published with a capital ‘P’, but I’m really excited to take it. For now, I’m just going to keep writing.

Steve D

Friday Published-Day: The Work Continues

This has been a pretty big week, if only symbolically.

I officially made The Warden of Everfeld: Memento available for pre-order on Kindle before both the Kindle and print versions are published on July 18.

That’s a pretty big deal for me, anyway.

Other than that, I’ve done a lot of mental gear-turning over what comes next, both before WoEM is released to the world and after it’s out.

Continue reading Friday Published-Day: The Work Continues

How to Promote A New Book Release

Well, I’ve had about a week to collect myself and focus on the business side of publishing a novel. Now, I’d like to discuss how I am planning the pre-release and release phases of my novel from a marketing perspective.

Whether or not this turns out to be the right way to market a soon-to-be and newly published novel remains to be seen, but I like my plan and I’m sticking to it. Continue reading How to Promote A New Book Release

Steve’s To Be Read List!

My reading has been slow this year, but I’ve made a concerted effort o branch out of my fantasy and/or history realms. After finishing Skylights a few weeks ago, I had to think about what I would read next.

Currently Reading…

The Long Patrol, by Brian Jacques

Image result for the long patrolI’ve talked about the Redwall  series a bit in this space. After spotlighting this very book as one of my all-time favorites last year, I decided I needed to go back and read it as an adult.

I probably read The Long Patrol three or four times before I was 16, but it has been a long time since my last venture into Jacques’s playful, but dangerous world. Forty-some pages in and I love it!

To Be Read… hopefully this year…

Lord of Chaos, by Robert Jordan

WoT06 LordOfChaos.jpgThis is book six of the Wheel of Time series. It has been several months since I read book five, so I feel like I need to read this before I forget everything. Entering book six of a 14-book series is a bit daunting, since the middle part of any series tends to drag a bit.

All the same, this one is shipping to my house as we speak (along with book seven, for good measure).

Caught, by M.L.S. Weech

Image result for caught mls weechShout-out to my blogging friend and fellow Marylander! I picked up Caught when I attended Weech’s launch event at a comic book shop in Glen Burnie.

This has been on my TBR shelf since then, and I swear I’m going to read it this year.

Caught happens to be a different flavor of book than I’m used to — speculative fiction — so I’m excited to dive into uncharted genre territory with an author I actually know (like, in real life). I trust that Weech will be an excellent guide.

Oriental Mythology, by Joseph Campbell

Image result for oriental mythology joseph campbellI need to mix up my reading list a bit with some more academically tinged writing. I started reading Volume II of Campbell’s four-volume series, The Masks of God some time ago.

I just never finished it. I read the first few chapters on the beach, and it was beautiful and poignant and eye-opening. I’m hoping to capture that feeling again when I go to OBX next month.

A Crown of Swords, by Robert Jordan

Image result for crown of swordsLet’s face it, I may just need to dive back into book seven of this mega-series to keep myself sated. I’d like to limit the number of books I read between each installment to less than five.

If I get through this novel relatively quickly, I’ll be halfway through the series, and it only would have taken me… three years!

Steve D

The Ultra-Secret First Draft – Total Reveal!

I just finished reading the first draft of Jessie’s first novel, and I’m going to reveal everything about the novel against her wishes say as little as possible to avoid her furious flailing.

Jessie, in advance, I apologize. I knew you would not let me do this without your prior approval, so I had to be sneaky. Continue reading The Ultra-Secret First Draft – Total Reveal!