2018 April/May/June Update:
As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.
However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.
From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.
During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.
It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.
As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.
There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:
- The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
- Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
- [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
- Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
- The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
- How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
- How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
- Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character.
- PortConMaine 2018
- On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided
After PortCon Update:
PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19
If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/293470827423558/events/ This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.
Marketing Your Book
Marketing Your Book
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Below are questions which have been sent to me from my readers via the Ask EelKat advice column. Each question is a link. Clicking that link will take you directly to the article which I wrote to answer said question. I have tried to arrange them by category in order to make it easier for you to find the answers you need.
As my long time readers will already know a server crash took down most of the old free-hosted site on June 4, 2013 (which was online since 1997 and had reached 6,000+ pages). Thankfully everything was saved on a separate hard-drive and the site is being rebuilt with a new host and for the first time on it's own domain. YAY!
I am currently moving all 6,000 questions&answer articles to this site one page at a time, at a rate of about 4 to 7 new pages being added each day, so be patient. Not all links are yet clickable. This process started on September 2, 2013 and will be ongoing at least through to January 2014. (And it may be well into 2017 before all 6,000 pages will be back online if I continue at this rate of 5 a day.)
How Do I Get in With Amazon?
How Can I Add Content to My Amazon Page? It Looks Kind of Bare!
What Else Does Author Central Offer?
How Do I Get into the "Search Inside the Book!" Program?
How Else Can I Make My Book Page Look Better?
What is the difference between CreateSpace and Kindle?
I Got a Great Review, But They Can't Post It Directly on My Amazon Page. What Can I Do?
I Got a Nasty 1 Star Review, How Do I Get it Removed?
Should I Comment on Reader Reviews?
Help! I Found My Book Being Sold on Amazon With Under a Different Author's Name and With a Different Cover?
What Does My Ranking Mean?
How Do Reviews Effect My Rank?
I Have a Website, Can I Get People to Buy from Amazon.com?
There's Someone Selling Copies of My Book on Amazon Marketplace But I Haven't Sold Any Books Yet! How Did They Get My Book?
There's Someone Selling My Review Copies on Amazon! Can They Do That?
Getting Reviews and Publicity (Non-Amazon)
Where Do I Send My Books for Review Before Publication?
Should I Get My Book Reviewed Through LibraryThing?
Why Are These Reviewers Important?
How Do I Get a Review After the Book Is Published?
Why Aren't Paid Reviews Recommended?
What Do I Do With Reviews?
How Do I Edit a Review?
I Sent Out a Book to Be Reviewed, But It Wasn't. Shouldn't They Send the Book Back?
I Got a Terrible (One Star) Review! Can I Make the Website Where It's Posted Take It Down?
Are Bad Reviews Good For You?
I Keep Hearing About Self-Publishers Getting Burned By GoodReads. Is It Safe For Me to List My Book and Ask For Reviews There?
Are Blogs Worth Sending Books To?
What Are Blog Tours?
What Are Book Tours?
Should I Be Doing Book Signings and If So, Where and How, What Do I Do?
What is a Press Kit?
What Is in a Press Kit?
Do I have to have a Press Kit?
What is a Press/Media Release?
Can I Just Write a Media Release Announcing My Book?
How Do I Get My Press Release to the Media?
What Is a Publicist?
Can I Be My Own Publicist?
Should I Use My Own Name When I Am Publicizing My Book?
Are There Any Awards to Which I Can Submit My Book?
Are Book Awards Worth Anything (Will Anyone Care)?
How do I get into Barnes&Noble.com?
Can I link to my Barnes&Noble page via my own website?
Your Questions Answered
Who can I contact if my questions are not answered here?
What's a marketing plan and why do I need it?
How do I write a marketing plan?
How do I do that?
How do I reach my audience?
So social media is all I need?
I'm getting confused about when I need to edit, market, and send stuff out!
Do I need a publicist?
Should I use a publicist to announce my book?
What else do I need to have for a marketing plan?
So, all I need to have is a clear plan and that will guarantee my success?
Do I need a sales representative?
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