Tag Archives: blog to book

4 author blogging lessons I found buried in my web stats

faded photograph of website statisticsLast week I spoke to some creative writing students about how authors can use social media to promote their work. Eventually one student asked me the inevitable question, “How many people read your blog?”

I get asked this a lot, and I understand why. Author website traffic is one of those supposedly secret things many aspiring writers are dying to hear about. Continue reading

TVNZ’s Breakfast visits the Moon

Jared Gulian standing in an olive grove“We think we need to fly you to Auckland,” Jennifer said on the phone. She’s my publicist at Random House New Zealand.

“What for?” I asked.

“To be on TVNZ’s Breakfast. They want to talk to you.”

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Book launch media roundup

Jared Gulian reading at the Moon Over Martinborough book launchToday is the biggest full moon of 2013 — a Supermoon as it’s called. So I’m publishing a Superpost. I’m listing all the incredible things that have happened since I launched my book with Random House New Zealand on 7 June.

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Photo shoot in the olive grove

Olive Grove April 2010The man on my front deck looked like he had teleported through a time machine, straight out of the 1960s. He was wearing dark sunglasses with octagonal, gold wire frames. His sideburns were long.

“You must be Jared,” he said, shaking my hand. In his other hand, he held a camera.

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