Saturday Sept. 21st and Sunday Sept. 22nd
Proud to be part of the Secrets of the Bestsellers Workshop. In conjunction with the Vancouver School of Writing I’ll be presenting a how-to of self-publishing including the most current marketing tips that can help your book reach the bestseller lists. Here’s the info Bestseller-Secrets-Weekend-Workshop
Friday April 19th and Saturday April 20th
I celebrate my birthday by sitting on a panel with some other authors at the North Shore Writer’s Association Festival. Saturday is the panel discussion.
Saturday April 13th
I released “Lies I Never Told-a short collection of short stories” on Amazon. Here’s the info Lies-I-Never-Told
February and March
I was very blessed to be interviewed several times for radio shows and podcasts during February and March. Here are the links.
First, I shared the stage with Indie rock star author Elle Lothlorien on Pam Stack’s awesome radio show. We had so much fun that I actually infringed on Elle’s time. This is it here http://authorsontheair.com/radio-show/return-of-martin-crosbie-meet-elle-lothlorien/
Then, Carolyn Steel interviewed me (with her very cool English accent) for her Truckin’ radio show http://truckingtales.com/2013/04/22/trucking-in-english-podcast-martin-crosbie/#comments
Then, I hit the big time. Cyrus Webb interviewed me on his “Conversations LIVE” radio show. We were broadcasting live to folks in the Mississippi area as well as all over the world-wide web http://www.blogtalkradio.com/middayconversations/2013/03/25/author-martin-crosbie-stops-by-conversations-live
And finally, I got to speak on my good friend Ann White’s show also. It was a great way to wrap up my month of radio appearances. This is the link to Ann’s show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/creatingcalmnetwork/2013/04/04/book-talk
Monday Dec. 10th
MY NAME IS HARDLY, the second book in the MY TEMORARY LIFE Trilogy is finally available. The ebook version is now live on Amazon’s site. This is the US link http://www.amazon.com/Name-Hardly-Temporary-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00AMA9HIE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1355378533&sr=1-1&keywords=my+name+is+hardly
The print version is taking a little longer than I’d anticipated but it should be available from the same sources in about a week (I hope). Thanks everybody for your emails and messages of encouragement and support. I truly enjoyed receiving your kind words asking when my next book would be out.
Monday Dec. 3rd
Very proud to be able to share with you the cover for MY NAME IS HARDLY. A very talented cover designer Jun Ares put it together. You can take a look at it right here https://www.facebook.com/MyTemporaryLife?ref=hl
And MY NAME IS HARDLY is due for release any day now.
Monday Oct. 15th, 7 pm
North Shore Writer’s Association has asked me to speak at their October meeting. I’ll talk about my self-publishing journey with MY TEMPORARY LIFE, and how it’s changed my real life. There’s a small fee for admission, and there will be a question and answer session after my talk. Details are right here http://www.nswriters.bc.ca/node/104
Hope to see you there!
Thursday Oct. 4th
The Georgia Straight wanted more, so I gave them more. For a few days this was one of the most viewed articles on their site. http://www.straight.com/article-802686/vancouver/where-are-readers-selfpublished-ebooks
Tuesday Sept. 18th
The dream continues. I was fortunate enough to have a blog published by the Georgia Straight. The Straight is a local Vancouver alternative newspaper that I grew up reading. Weekly readership is 800,000. I had a great time doing it, hopefully they’ll let me do it again. http://www.straight.com/article-781941/vancouver/selfpublished-ebooks-can-get-boost-amazons-kdp-select
Tuesday Sept. 18th
Sam Pat is a talented young film-maker who made a documentary about my self-publishing journey. The video is now live on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSotNBdUn3M
Friday Sept. 7th 12:30 PM EST
I had a great time being interviewed by Ann White for the Authors on the Air radio show. You can listen in or listen afterwards if you’d like to hear me say “um” a gazillion times. Oh, and I do discuss how MY TEMPORARY LIFE has changed everything.
Wednesday Aug. 29th
This is how trippy life is for me these days-I was interviewed by David Vinjamuri for an article in Forbes online magazine. This is David’s follow-up article to the controversial piece that came out two weeks ago in which Sue Grafton labelled indie writers as lazy. It was a real honour to be able to talk about my book and publishing through Amazon’s KDP Select. http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidvinjamuri/2012/08/29/how-amazon-quietly-subverts-bestseller-lists-with-kindles-kdp-select/
Friday Sept. 7th 3:30 pm
I’ll be interviewed by Ann and Pam from the popular internet radio show AUTHORS ON THE AIR. If you miss it, you can still listen to it afterwards. Thanks Ann and Pam for the opportunity.
Sunday August 26th
The good folks at Black Bond Books are going to have me over for a meet and greet from 3 pm to 4:30 pm. I’ll be signing books and talking about self-publishing, and stocking shelves if they want me to do that, too.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, Jacquie will have homemade cookies there too. Hope to see you there.
Wednesday August 8th
I’ve been getting some great media coverage in the U.S. A very nice article came out this past weekend in the Cullman (Alabama) Times.
Saturday April 28th
I had an awesome time being interviewed by my friend Beverly Akerman (author of The Meaning Of Children), for an article in The Globe and Mail. Yep, that’s right Canada’s huge daily newspaper did a full page feature on how I self-published my book. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/how-to-become-an-e-book-sensation-seriously/article2415826/
Wednesday April 18th
Tony Slater interviewed me for The Displaced Nation. It was lots of fun. You can find it here, just search by date or by my name http://thedisplacednation.com/
Wednesday April 11th.
Very proud to have been awarded a Book Reader’s Appreciation Group Medallion for “My Temporary Life.” We’re actually one of the initial honorees and there are some really terrific books included in the list!
Sunday March 25th.
I’m very sorry to report that Spock, the most spoiled at in the world is no longer with us. I have a short story published in the fine online literary journal, The Write Place At The Write Time, that talks about Spock.
I hope you take a look at it!
Tuesday March 13th
Tricia Leslie from The Cloverdale Reporter wrote a story on the self-publishing success of ‘My Temporary Life’. The story was picked up by several community newspapers around the province.http://www.cloverdalereporter.com/entertainment/142518955.html
Sunday March 4th.
“My Temporary Life,” achieved some milestones during February.
We hit #1 on Amazon’s Free Downloads on Feb 12th.
We hit #9 on Amazon’s Paid Downloads on Feb 17th.
We hit #7 on Indiereaders top self-published books of the week-2nd week of February.
Almost 70,000 folks have downloaded the novel.
We currently have over 70 reviews, 60 of which are 5 Stars.
We have sold ebooks in the UK, France, and Germany.
We’ve sold hundreds of copies of the print version.
We will receive the Book Readers Appreciation Group Medallion in April.
Our story has been covered by media as far away as Dallas, Texas.
And, the momentum keeps building.
Thanks everybody, once again, for your fantastic support!