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Romance Your Brand: Building a Marketable Genre Fiction Series (Publishing How To Book 1) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B07XMDKV1Y
- Publisher : ZoYo Press (December 24, 2019)
- Publication date : December 24, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 4306 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 102 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #121,792 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What a disappointment it turned out to be. Truth, there are some nuggets of wisdom in this (more or less all of them in chapter 19) but it's barely enough to fit onto a Post-it and it definitely isn't enough to warrant the 5 dollar price tag. Price matters in this case--had it been 2 or 3 dollars, I probably would've bumped the rating up to 2 stars, but here I don't think I hardly got any value for money.
As mentioned previously, the author has quite a few series under her belt, so I would've expected more examples of how she built those series herself. There is hardly anything on that. Building hooks into your next book? She mentions it, but no examples of how she did it with her own work or how other authors do that. You need a great blurb to sell your books? Yup, she mentions it. In fact, she wrote a great blurb for this book, so much so that it convince me to pre-order. But again, no examples. Cast of characters? Yep, you need one of those as well and there needs to be some conflict. And world building? It's useful to draw a map. Oh, and that series sell well in romance, so you're better off writing in a series than just stand-alones. That's about the genesis of this book, fitted into one paragraph.
Going into this book, I wasn't expecting an in-depth how-to on world building, story structure and character development, but I did however expect the author to share how to build a romance series and to SHOW the reader how she goes about it herself by using examples. She hardly ever does that, and because of that, this book never reaches beyond generic platitudes on writing. And it's a shame, because the author could've made a wave into a sea of writing-craft books, because there isn't much on this specific subject, but she failed to do that from start to finish.
Your mileage may vary, but I hardly got anything out of this book, other than chapter 19. Really disappointed.
I look forward to using these methods, tips and tricks when I revise the romance series sitting on my hard drive.
This book has a great balance of covering both the craft and business of writing. For me, the sections where she discusses world building and characters were very helpful. I also like how she discussed the ins and outs of planning an entire series from the ground up. On the business side, I thought the information on metadata and why it’s so important to indie publishing success was so useful to know!
Seriously, I took 23 pages of notes from this book!! I read the Kindle version but plan on also buying a hard copy to have on hand as a go to resource. Highly recommend!
I am working through the exercises and so far I am super excited with the answers I am finding to the questions asked in the book.
Top reviews from other countries
Zoe York is like that friend every romance author needs in their corner. This book deserves a spot on your writer's bookshelf for you to refer to again and again.