Hank Quense writes humorous and satiric sci-fi and fantasy stories. He also writes and lectures about fiction writing and self-publishing. He has published 19 books and 50 short stories along with dozens of articles. He often lectures on fiction writing and publishing and has a series of guides covering the basics on each subject. He and his wife, Pat, usually vacation in another galaxy or parallel universe. They also time travel occasionally when Hank is searching for new story ideas.
Book Marketing Fundamentals
No one buys a book they never heard of; you have to tell people about your book before they can buy it.
Book Marketing Fundamentals contains a comprehensive inventory of essential marketing tasks and explanations on why you should use them and how to use them. The book is written specifically for first-time authors searching for a way to market their book.
Don't try to market your book without finding a mentor!
So, what if you had an experienced author to guide your marketing plans? Author Hank Quense has self-published and marketed over 30 books. He's written and marketed both fiction and non-fiction. He also lectures and holds webinars on self-publishing and on book marketing.
Imagine developing a detailed marketing plan for your book and then implementing it.
In this book, you'll learn:
- How to develop your author's platform material
- How to write your marketing content
- How to engage in marketing activities
- How to get more book reviews
- What kind of events to hold
- How to get publicity
- How to use (or not use) advertising.
- What other authors say about book marketing
Buy this book and begin to tell the world about your book!
Sample Book Marketing Fundamentals
How to Self-Publish and Market a Book
Are you considering self-publishing your first book? Naturally, you have questions and concerns? This book has your answers. It integrates both the publishing and the marketing to provide you with a complete project plan to market your book while you publish it.
Most books on publishing deal with publishing by itself. Most books on marketing deal with marketing as a stand-alone project. I think there is a better approach. Publishing and marketing should be considered as an integrated project. That is what this book does: it treats publishing and marketing together to create a complete project plan.
The self-publishing plan points addressed include:
Do you have a story in you?
Do you know how to write it or how to tell it?
Creating Stories has the answers. Hank Quense, the author of more than twenty books, tells you how to do it. He believes that stories come from the melding of three elements: getting ideas, story design and story-telling. Ideas have to come from the author. Creating Stories covers the last two.
Fiction Writing Workshop for Kids
Business Basics for Authors
Do you have a published book? Do you know you now own a business? "Business Basics for Authors" describes the operations required to run your book business. The book is written in plain English, not business techni-babble.
Once you have a book published, you own a business. The purpose of the business is to market and sell your book. The implication is that you, the author, can't make ego-driven decisions: the decisions must be business-driven. While you'd rather be writing another book, still, you have to acquire the basics of operating a business.
Just because you now own a business doesn't mean it has to be complicated. It's a matter of understanding the business issues involved.
In this book, you'll learn:
* Business basics
* Tax issues
* Profit & Loss
* Additional resources
* What other authors say
Hank Quense is the author of more than 25 books, both fiction and non-fiction. He founded Strange Worlds Publishing as his own imprint. For many years, he has practiced the business principles described in Business Basics for Authors.
The King Who Disappeared
Falstaff's Big Gamble
This fantasy adventure is Shakespeare's Worst Nightmare.
It takes two of the Bard's most famous plays and recasts them with fantasy characters.
You don't have to know anything about Shakespeare to enjoy this fantasy comedy. Hamlet is now a dwarf, Othello is a dark elf and Falstaff is a human. If that isn't bad enough, these two tragedies are now comedies with Falstaff, Shakespeare's most popular rogue, thrown in as a bonus. Both Hamlet and Othello are plagued by the scheming Falstaff, a human.
Do you like fantasy coming-of-age stories?
You won’t find one more unusual or more humorous than Moxie’s Problem.
Moxie is an obnoxious, teenage princess who has led a sheltered life. Until now. She struggles to come to grips with reality. This fantasy comedy takes place against a backdrop of Camelot. But it’s a Camelot in a parallel universe.
In Moxie’s Problem, Moxie, a teenage princess, leaves her father’s castle for the first time to travel to her betroth’s home. She is escorted by three Knights of the Round Table, Percivale, Gareth and Bors. Along the way Moxie is stunned by the real world, so different from life in the castle. For one thing, the knights ignore her demands and her commands. They expect her to sleep on the ground, get up at dawn and eat what they can catch or find. Moxie notices how independent they are. The knights do what has to be done whether it’s deciding on a route or fighting brigands. Moxie realizes she hasn’t been trained to do anything. She doesn’t have a life.
Moxie has a plan; she’s determined to rule as queen after her father, King Smedley, dies.
But Smedley refuses to acknowledge her as his heir. Her uncle also wants the throne and he’s already tried once to eliminate Moxie as competition.
Moxie recognizes she hasn't been trained to rule and she needs lessons about the real world. Moxie goes on a quest to learn how to rule and to learn about life outside the castle.
Moxie faces unexpected obstacles as she struggles with adventures in a brutal reality that tests her mettle and determination.
This is a fantasy coming-of-age story that is decidedly different than the usual ones. The book is filled with satire and humor. What more can a reader wish for?
In this humorous tale, it is now ten years since Moxie became Queen of Usca in south-west Britain. A tribe of Picts shatter her peaceful reign by migrating from the north and occupying territory just outside her border.
Moxie decides to build a fort to help control the wild Picts. To her surprise, she discovers that the fort has been built on land claimed by the forest fairies. Oberon, the King of the fairies, destroys the fort using magic.
Moxie threatens Oberon with military might. Oberon threatens Moxie with magic. To counter Oberon, Moxie asks Camelot to send Merlin to help her out and Arthur agrees. Once Merlin arrives, Moxie demands that he confront Oberon and use magic spells to defeat the fairy King. Merlin isn’t thrilled by the request. Moxie wants him to cast field magic spells, a type of spell casting that Merlin has never been able to master.
Contact: Book 1 of the Zaftan Troubles
An alien mining ship discovers a planet loaded with rare earth minerals. The aliens, known as zaftans, plan to fill their ship with the mined minerals. Unfortunately, the planet is inhabited by intelligent beings. But what could possibly go wrong with a simple mining operation on a planet with primitive natives?
Tales From Gundarland
This fantasy comedy book is filled with laughter and laughter is like free health insurance.
This book has eight fantasy adventures. All are new stories and are filled with memorable characters.
Among the stories in this book, you’ll find two parodies of Shakespeare’s plays: Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venison. Both stories are now fantasy adventures stocked with dwarfs and elves. Both stories pay lip service to the Bard’s plots, but end up with quite different climaxes.
A novella, Chasing Dreams, was nominated for a Nebula award by the Science Fiction Writers of America.