ProWriting Aid Editor

Writing Improvement Software

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Authors' Cave Book Award Winners

Sonia De Leon 
Grand Prize Winner 
of the 
Authors' Cave First Annual Book Awards 
for her novel
 The Blue Amaryllis!

We are happy to announce Sonia and The Blue Amaryllis as the Grand Prize winner of the  
2014 Authors' Cave Book Awards Contest.

The Blue Amaryllis took first overall in the judging categories and member voting! 

The categories included:
The presence of a Table of Contents
Proper Formatting
Proper proofreading and editing
Character Development
Ease of Reading/Flow of the story

We also extend our congratulations 
to the winners in each genre!

Lorrie Farrelly - Timelapse (Mystery Suspence / Time Travel)

K T Bowes - Blaming the Child (Romance)

March McCarron - Division of the Marked (Fantasy / Mythical)

Demelza Carlton - See You in Hell (Urban Contemporary)

Thank you to all of those of you who entered! There were a lot of fantastic books submitted and the competition was fierce!


p.s. If you enjoyed this post, please click the g+1 button below here or reshare so that others may enjoy it too! Thanks!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Are you a serious author or are you one of those million other guys?

Time to take a good look in the mirror folks!

That's right - a change is coming! A New Year is just around the corner. I want you to ask yourself if you are taking your writing career seriously. Are you doing everything you can do to become a best seller? Or, are you wandering around like a beggar, waving your book link in the air to every group you can find in social media, hoping for some reason that your book link stands out from the other million book links the readers have already seen that day? THIS DOESN'T WORK. YOU KNOW IT DOESN'T WORK. 

Yet, some of you insist on sticking with that approach. Guys, book links are not interesting to people. They are a dime a dozen.

You have to create a plan to make yourself stand out! Did you really think because you published your masterpiece to Amazon that suddenly it was going to fly off the shelf like the next hottest thing to an iPhone?


It takes planning and work...and oh, being creative!

Why post a book link when you can post a book trailer video? Why only have print when you can also have audio? People are busy these days. Make it easy for them to like you!

When you submit your book to bloggers and readers, are you sending them a link or simple Word doc? Why not jazz things up with a flip style media kit that includes video, audio and all of the links on how to find you...and your books? All of your books.

Join an authors' book club AND PARTICIPATE! This is a fantastic way to gain sales and reviews, as well as honest, constructive criticism on how you can become a better and more polished writer. Click here to join a great one at Authors' Cave! Readers are always welcome too! Honest Collaboration is a fantastic tool to have in your tool box!

If you want to become a best seller, you have to get serious! It's time. Book links will never turn you into an Anne Rice (my favorite) or a Stephen King.

Here are samples of the items above. Hopefully, they will inspire you.

Audio Book - Listen to a sample.

Audio book are a great way to gain an audience because the crowd you are competing in is much smaller. Lots of people out there love to read but just don't have the time. They do have to sit in traffic though on their way to work, on their way to pick up their children from school, and they want audio books!

Book Trailer

Please note: The trailer for Tressie: A Spirit Unleashed is still a work in progress so the images and video have not yet been finalized or purchased which is why you see the Shutterstock image.

Book trailers stand out way more than a book link...and they are super fun to create! Bring your story to life. Give some personality to a character and engage a new reader!

Media Kit

Readers want to know something about you before they decide if you are going to be their next favorite author. Give them more! Tell them something about yourself and show them that you care about your own books enough to give them more than a book link!

It's time to get serious! What are you going to do for yourself? If you need help, Authors' Cave is here for you. Click here to check out our services for authors! 

Hopefully, I have made you think!


p.s. If you enjoyed this post, please click the g+1 button below here or reshare so that others may enjoy it too! Thanks!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Haunting of Hunter Book Media Kit

Check out this fantastic media kit from Authors' Cave! 
This one is for The Haunting of Hunter by Tracie Jules!

Don't send your masterpiece out in an ordinary package! Add some sizzle! 

As you have probably learned by now, or will soon, posting book links all over the social media network does very little to sell books. You've got to get the attention of your audience.

Stand out in the crowd!

Millions of authors are posting their book links again and again and again. Self-published authors have worn out the readers on social media, so you have to do something different to gain attention.

Authors' Cave can create a media kit for your book starting at only $150! ($125 for Premium Members) Add a trailer for the low package price of $425! ($350 for Premium Members)

For more information, click here!

Do yourself a favor and dare to be different!


p.s. if you enjoyed this post, please click the g+1 button below here or reshare so that others may enjoy it too!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Edition Authors' Cave eZine!

Welcome to the December edition of the Authors' Cave eZine! Lots of stuff to get you motivated for the upcoming year! Are you challenging yourself as a writer?


p.s. If you enjoyed this post, please click the g+1 button below or reshare so that others may enjoy it too! Thanks!