All posts filed under: WildBlue Press

New Book Release by Dennis N. Griffin: SURVIVORS

  Survivors combines investigative journalism and real cases by investigators and families to highlight the growing number of unsolved cases, issues with police transparency, and cases where corruption interrupts due diligence. AlyBlue Media announces the release of a startling new book by retired investigator and award-winning author Dennis N. Griffin. According to NPR.org, the national clearance rate for homicide today is 64.1%. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90%. Survivors brings systemic issues to the forefront along with strategies of how constituencies can work together to reduce this statistic and give families hope for resolution. “Survivors serves to expose the shortcomings in our justice system,” states Larry Young. His daughter Molly died in 2012 from a gunshot wound in the apartment of her boyfriend, who was a police dispatcher at the time. Molly’s case has riveted a nation frustrated with police transparency and difficulty obtaining documents related to investigations. “Survivors depicts the dire need for improved and innovative investigative strategies,” states Dr. Sarah Stein, an expert on the Missing White Woman Syndrome and co-founder for …

HAPPENSTANCE ImaginePublicity on Air Interview with Author Phil Sheehan

First time author, Phil Sheehan, comes out of the gate with a sci-fi blockbuster, HAPPENSTANCE, first in an upcoming series featuring the character Blake Thompson and his SEAL team. Whether you are a die hard sci-fi and techno-thriller fan, or have yet to dip your toes into the genre, you may want to give HAPPENSTANCE a read. According to author, Phil Sheehan, it contains a lot of suspense, action, and some historical twists that all come together in an explosive finish. Unaware that it’s about to be thrust into the middle of a centuries-old cosmic conflict, Earth discovers an unknown object spotted near Pluto, followed by another on Mars. A team of experts on the maiden flight of a first-of-its-kind spaceship are sent to investigate. Sabotage threatens the mission and the security of the United States as the president and his advisors search for solutions. With enemies on fronts both terrestrial and otherwise, the stakes soon become apparent to a nation embroiled in a conflict unlike anything it has faced before. Far from Earth, Major …

How to Support an Author in Three Clicks

  While hosting a podcast with authors from WildBlue Press it’s clear that there are easy ways to support authors and their books. Interviewing seasoned best-selling authors indicates that no matter what level of success they have achieved, they are always under the influence of the reader. So how much clout do you think you have as a reader of books? If you’re a reader, you are the reason that writers write! Don’t just read a book, put it away, or give it to your friends, savor the moments it took to bring the story to you in the first place and help support the author that gave you hours of pleasure. Click #1 Buy! No matter what format is your favorite, there are several ways to buy the book. If you prefer a hard copy, buy from an online bookseller like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or, better yet, directly from indie publishers like WildBlue Press. Most authors will offer signed copies directly from their websites to add to your collection. Local bookstores may carry books by your …

Authors! Market That Book!

Are you kidding me? I just finished writing, editing, and putting this baby to bed!   Now that the publishing world has drastically changed from whirlwind, cross country, all expenses paid book tours, to a “no” marketing plan, authors are on their own.  Not only do they have to research and write the book, edit and get it just right, now they must blog about it, gather followers on all the social media sites, and, if lucky, get in the door of a bookstore to sell it and have a signing event.  On top of trying to carve out time to write, this could put any good person over the edge! 1. Take a step back Okay, so authors weren’t meant to be marketers, but somehow they are now thrust into that position, so let’s make the best of it. There’s work to be done, just when the hard work of the book writing has finished.  No time to breathe?  Get ready for a new ride! Don’t let the momentum stop, or the mountain look …