Reality Check

It’s been about two and a half months since I released my book, Dark Was the Night, on ebook and printed formats. I’ve submitted my novel for several reviews, and they have been good. I’ve been posting ads on Amazon, Bookbub, BookLife, and Publisher’s Weekly, which have resulted in precisely one sale. I’ve promoted myContinue reading “Reality Check”

Book Reviews

Here are my latest book reviews for my novel Dark Was the Night. For those following me on Facebook, I know it’s the same stuff I posted there. I’m sorry, but I had not posted these reviews here, and I have followers here too. Albeit, they are only ten, but still. For the ten ofContinue reading “Book Reviews”

Dark Was the Night: A Novella by Tania Lorena Rivera

Originally posted on The Prairies Book Review:
A fast-paced and nuanced suspense thriller… Rivera crafts an absorbing thriller around a woman’s nyctophobia in her engrossing debut. Lucie Arnold seems to have it all: a solid marriage, a happy, energetic child, and a satisfying career. But her acute fear of the dark is wreaking havoc in…

The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing

If you’ve known only rejection by every publisher and agent under the sun, and you’re wondering what to do next with that book you wrote. That story you poured your sweat, your blood and tears over. That kept you up day and night, away from friends and family gatherings. That plot hole that had youContinue reading “The Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing”

Goodreads Giveaway

Are you in Goodreads? If so, I am hosting a giveaway starting today! Enter for the chance to win a paperback copy of my book, Dark Was the Night. Goodreads Book Giveaway Dark Was the Night by Tania Lorena Rivera Giveaway ends October 31, 2021. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway That’s allContinue reading “Goodreads Giveaway”

Google Play Store Promotion

And let the self-promoting continue! My book is now available in Google Play Store! I am hosting a promotion for all my followers starting this coming Monday, October 4th, and ending on Halloween day. You will be able to purchase my ebook via the Play Store for 50% off. Here is the link to useContinue reading “Google Play Store Promotion”

I self-published a book!

So here it is, the self-promoting! Ugh. I’m not a fan of the “read me, love me” scenario, but let’s face it, if I wrote a book, I certainly want people to read it. The journey here certainly has been an interesting one. Not wanting to repeat everything I wrote in my other posts (forContinue reading “I self-published a book!”

I’m Pulling the Plug

That’s it. Time’s up. I’m pulling the plug on the life support holding my dream alive of having this book traditionally published. Everyone answered no or didn’t bother to answer at all, which in the publishing world means no nonetheless. Only one publisher has not answered, but, uh, I’m not holding my breath on thatContinue reading “I’m Pulling the Plug”