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”

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”

So I Submitted Twice to the Same Publisher!

I know. Stupid, careless mistake or like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman would say: “Big mistake! Big. Huge.” And I know what you must be thinking: But Tania, how can you have submitted twice to the same place if you have that Query Tracker thingy?  Good question! The thing is, this particular publisher is not on Query Tracker.Continue reading “So I Submitted Twice to the Same Publisher!”

Three Months Left

Three months till my deadline. At this juncture, it’s become clear my book won’t find a home with any publisher. As we speak, I’ve given up on publishing houses and started to submit to magazines who publish novellas in installments, and even that road looks dim at best. Self-publishing isn’t the end of the road;Continue reading “Three Months Left”

It’s a Crying Shame, Uh, I mean, Waiting Game

So, I sent in my manuscript on the 24th of May to another publisher, and they answered on the 28th! Now, before you start popping the champagne, let me inform you the answer was a resounding ‘no.’ Now, a publisher that answers that fast is never a good sign. There are only two possibilities whenContinue reading “It’s a Crying Shame, Uh, I mean, Waiting Game”