Wednesday, 11 April 2018

MARKETING MY NATIVE SUPERNATURAL NOVEL, TATTONVILLE


MARKETING MY NATIVE SUPERNATURAL NOVEL, TATTONVILLE


http://www.darkmoonpress.com/product/tattonville/

https://www.amazon.com/Tattonville-Phillip-J-Boucher/dp/1986159981

http://www.phillipjboucher.com 




"Junior Constable Barry Mannette, a well-built, long-haired Native from the Anawatna Reserve with slight Shamanic healing abilities, is content at his job with the Tattonville Township Police. He is married to Senior Constable Linda Mcenna, a short but muscular motorcycle cop, and they are supervised by their boss, a large and friendly Jamaican man, Sergeant Alan Parks
But when RCMP Staff Inspector Rene Alou and CSIS office head Agent Andrew Reed head up the secret construction of a training compound in their small central Ontario town, the officers not only have to contend with the possible privacy issues the compound would bring, but also with the murderous rage of a long dead Shaman that the construction has unleashed."

Been doing my marketing efforts for TATTONVILLE published by Dark Moon Press, and still have lots more to do. Ordered business cards to leave all around town where I've been for random people to find. Been posting on Facebook and LinkedIn. Putting together a news release for local and Native newspapers. And will be contacting several radio stations that may be interested in talking about the book. Busy, busy, busy. But the more people who hear about it, the more sales there will be and the possibility of a next TATTONVILLE novel looms on the horizon. Fingers crossed.
















Saturday, 24 March 2018

ONE OF MY NOVELS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED - TATTONVILLE

ONE OF MY NOVELS HAS BEEN PUBLISHED - TATTONVILLE

I have been so busy over the last year and a half with writing projects but hope to be back to blogging now. I would love to announce that one of my novels has been published by Dark Moon Press. TATTONVILLE - A Native Supernatural Novel, is now available from Dark Moon and on Amazon. Here's a short description:


Junior Constable Barry Mannette, a well-built, long-haired Native from the Anawatna Reserve with slight Shamanic healing abilities, is content at his job with the Tattonville Township Police. He is married to Senior Constable Linda Mcenna, a short but muscular motorcycle cop, and they are supervised by their boss, a large and friendly Jamaican man, Sergeant Alan Parks
But when RCMP Staff Inspector Rene Alou and CSIS office head Agent Andrew Reed head up the secret construction of a training compound in their small central Ontario town, the officers not only have to contend with the possible privacy issues the compound would bring, but also with the murderous rage of a long dead Shaman that the construction has unleashed.
 
TATTONVILLE is available from both Dark Moon Press and Amazon.com. The links are below and I am creating reader support pages for the novel on my own  website. 


http://www.darkmoonpress.com/product/tattonville/

https://www.amazon.com/Tattonville-Phillip-J-Boucher/dp/1986159981

http://www.phillipjboucher.com













Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Crowdfund my fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN on Pentian.com

Crowdfund my fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN on Pentian.com

Well, let's try this again.My fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN is listed on the European book funding site Pentian.com and needs $1900.00 in backer money to be published. If you have ever wanted to be a publisher, or just want to help this writer get his novel published, now's your chance. As a crowd funding backer, depending on your level of support, you get eBook and/or print copies, your name listed in the credits in the book, and share in the backer's portion of royalty sales. Please check out the backer levels below and visit Pentian to see more about the book.

$10 Level: You will receive an eBook of the work before its final publication. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share in 0.5% royalties for backers. 
$20 Level: You will receive a paper copy of the book once published. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share in 1% of the royalties for backers. 
$40 Level: You will receive a paper copy of the book before its publication as well as an eBook version. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share in 2% of the royalties for backers.
 $100 Level: You will receive 5 paper copies of the book with your name in the credits and share in 5% of the royalties for backers.
The book needs $1900.00 for it to be published. Although it stands on its own, it is the first book in a proposed 5 book series. Please go to the link at the top of this post and check out the book. I hope you like the premise of the plot and decide to support this project. Thank you.

I encourage you to support Dragonstoen and pledge what you can to help get it off the ground. Who knows? Your support could net you a tidy little royalty in the years to come.

www.phillipjboucher.com


Sunday, 8 March 2015

Crowdfund my fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN on Pentian.com

Been working a little on the outline for the second book in the proposed Dragonstoen series. I now have about a third of the second novel actually spread out into a story. As an author, it's amazing how you set out to write the story in the way you want it to occur, or what the story is that is flowing about in your brain, but find it changes direction as it fleshes out. One very minor character in the first novel is now a cohesive necessity that actually binds the story together in all five parts and is the catalyst to the most important event in the entire story line. I never would have thought that a character that I created just to move the story along from one point to another without writing pages of action would become so important. But that's fiction writing. Anything can happen.

I encourage you to support Dragonstoen on www.Pentian.com and pledge what you can to help get it off the ground. Who knows? Your support could net you a tidy little royalty in the years to come.

Book Website: http://pentian.com/book/fund/749

www.phillipjboucher.com


Sunday, 22 February 2015

Crowd Funding my Fantasy Novel Dragonstoen

My fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN is listed on the European book funding site Pentian.com and needs $1900.00 in backer money to be published. If you have ever wanted to be a publisher, or just want to help this writer get his novel published, now's your chance. As a crowd funding backer, depending on your level of support, you get eBook and/or print copies, your name listed in the credits in the book, and share in the backer's portion of royalty sales. Please check out the backer levels below and visit Pentian to see more about the book.


$10 Level: You will receive an eBook of the work before its final publication. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share in 0.5% royalties for backers. 

$20 Level: You will receive a paper copy of the book once published. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share in 1% of the royalties for backers. 

$40 Level: You will receive a paper copy of the book before its publication as well as an eBook version. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share in 2% of the royalties for backers.

 $100 Level: You will receive 5 paper copies of the book with your name in the credits and share in 5% of the royalties for backers.

The book needs $1900.00 by mid April 2015 for it to be published. Although it stands on its own, it is the first book in a proposed 5 book series. Please go to the link at the top of this post and check out the book. I hope you like the premise of the plot and decide to support this project. Thank you.

www.phillipjboucher.com

Monday, 22 December 2014

New Ebook - How to Get Great Customer Service

NEW EBOOK AVAILABLE!

HOW TO GET GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE

by Phillip J. Boucher CSS

Book Website:  http://www.amazon.com/HOW-GET-GREAT-CUSTOMER-SERVICE-ebook/dp/B00RADU2OY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1419234708&sr=1-1

Every one of us was, is, and will be a customer at some point in our lives. As consumers we expect a certain degree of service that will satisfy our needs in a timely, cost-effective, and friendly fashion. We want our needs and desires for products and services satisfied quickly, efficiently, and courteously.

Yet customer service really is a two-way street. The company you deal with has to provide you with great customer service, but in order to do that, you the customer must understand what that great customer service entails. Once you do, you will have the skills and knowledge on how to get great customer service.

How To Get Great Customer Service will teach you the skills you need to use in everyday dealing with product and service providers. Whether you are purchasing a pack of gum, or getting your entire home remodeled, How To Get Great Customer Service will teach you how to get it by:

Treating employees with kindness and respect

Understanding return and satisfaction policies

Noting payment methods

Telling companies about both the good and bad service you receive

Understanding sales

Learning why the customer is not always right

Knowing what are you buying

Checking your change

How to Get Great Customer Service is a book that every consumer can benefit from. The companies we buy from and the employees we deal with are not the only people in the customer service equation. By understanding great customer service concepts and practicing the skills presented in this book, you will consistently get yourself great customer service.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Reminder of my fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN being crowdfunded.

Book Website: http://pentian.com/book/fund/749

Just a reminder that there are only 10 days left to crowdfund my fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN. Get your name listed in the book's credits and receive a portion of the backer's royalties if the book reaches its goal of $2000. See the perks of supporting this book below. Thanks.


$10 Level: You will receive an eBook of the work before its final publication. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will have share in 0.5% royalties intended for backers.

$20 Level: You will receive a copy on paper of the book once published. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share 1% of the royalties for backers.

$40 Level: You will receive a copy on paper of the book before its publication as well as an eBook version. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share in 2% of the royalties for backers.
$100 Level: You will receive 5 copies of the book on paper with your name in the credits and above all the best deal: 5% share of the royalties for backers.

The book needs $2000.00 by the first week in February 2015 for it to be published. Although it stands on its own, it is the first book in a proposed 5 book series. Please go to the link at the top of this post and check out the book. I hope you like the premise of the plot and decide to support this project. Thank you.



Sunday, 7 December 2014

Now CrowdFunding my fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN

I have decided to try something new to try to get my fantasy novel DRAGONSTOEN published. I've put my novel on the site Pentian.com which crowd-funds books. Not having any luck in the traditional way of submitting to publishers and agents, so maybe this way might work. Here's the information on how to back the book's publication and the reward levels, which are in Spanish but listed here. The book needs $2000.00 backed to be published. This is a good way for you to invest in a creative venture, get listed as a "publisher", and maybe make a little money helping to bring a novel to fruition.

http://pentian.com/book/fund/749




$10.00 Level: You will receive an eBook of the novel before its final publication. Your name appears in the credits of the book. You will share in 0.5% of the royalties paid out to backers.

$20.00 Level: You will receive a printed copy of the book once published. Your name will appear in the credits of the book. You will share in 1% of the royalties paid out to backers.

$40.00 Level: You will receive a printed copy of the book before its publication as well as an eBook version. Your name will appear in the credits of the book. You will share in 2% of the royalties paid out to backers.

$100.00 Level: You will receive 5 printed copies of the book with your name in the credits and share in 5 % of the royalties paid out to backers.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

WHO HIRES FREELANCE COPYWRITERS?

WHO HIRES FREELANCE COPYWRITERS?

by Phillip J. Boucher

A person recently asked me this question in a tone of slight sarcasm. His take on freelance copywriters is that they really don't need to exist as advertising and marketing firms have their own people who write everything. I agreed with him to a point, but then presented a short answer to his question.

Although most advertising agencies and marketing firms do have in-house staff who write most of the material the company does for clients, many times work may pile up or a client may have a very specific topic requirement in mind. This means that these firms and agencies may need to parcel out the overflowing work to keep on deadline, or may need to acquire the service of a freelancer experienced or specializing in a particular topic the client requires. Since freelancers are contractors, money is saved on benefits and salaries, and freelancers generally have a fast turnaround time. And getting a freelancer specializing in a client's area ensures a more on-target document that in-house writers may not have been able to achieve.

More often though, freelance copywriters are hired by individuals and companies who require material to be created or re-written for clarity and their target audience. Sometimes a company will hire a freelancer to write website, ad, and brochure material for a particular product or service they are launching. Many companies have freelancers create material they either don't have the skill or time to create themselves, such as books, articles, reports, web copy, and even letters and memos.

Freelancers who specialize in niche areas are hired to write material targeted to an audience for that niche. If a company wants a white paper written for a product they sell that turns rocks into gold, they most likely will  hire a freelancer who has experience writing about turning rocks into gold. The white paper will be more targeted to the company's audience and will be more pertinent in content than if a non-specialist wrote it.

Writers, authors, CEO's, business owners, managers, supervisors, doctors, actors, singers, your neighbor, your local variety store owner,  the medical center down the street, the little diner across the street, the average Joe, magazines, newspapers, website operators, all these types of people and entities have and do use the services of freelance writers.

Freelance copywriters are experts at creating material for narrow niche audiences as well as the general reading public. One-time contract fee payments, quick turnaround times, and great, targeted content make hiring a freelance writer a wise personal and business move.

www.phillipjboucher.com


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Reminder of Publications on Kindle

Just a reminder to my readers of the following books and short stories I have on Amazon Kindle:

Danny - lesbian/trans literary short story
Timmy's Magic - literary short story
Disturbance Call at the Fairy Bar - fantasy short story
A Very Sad Night - literary short story
Dragonstoen: An Amulet for a Prince - fantasy short story
The Tower of Eletal - fantasy short story
The Almost Complete Guide to Yaesu's VX-6R - book
The Complete Guide to Canada's General Mobile Radio Service - book