My Publishing Journey: Previews & Promos

BRP-Color-Logo.jpgIn my previous post in this series, After the Contract, I discussed the editing process. Since that time, I’ve been working directly with Sheri Gormley, President & Executive Director of BRP Publishing Group (Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales and Nitis Books). There’s still a lot of work ahead for both of us before The Hanged Man’s Noose hits the bookstore in late July, but in the interim, here’s the promo copy that Sheri came up with:

Small-town secrets and subterfuge lead to murder in this fast-moving, deftly written tale of high-stakes real estate wrangling gone amok.

Journalist Emily Garland lands a plum assignment as the editor of a niche magazine based in Lount’s Landing, a small town named after a colorful Canadian traitor. As she interviews the local business owners for the magazine, Emily quickly learns that many people are unhappy with real estate mogul Garrett Stonehaven’s plans to convert an old schoolhouse into a mega-box store. At the top of that list is Arabella Carpenter, the outspoken owner of an antiques shop, who will do just about anything to preserve the integrity of the town’s historic Main Street.

But Arabella is not alone in her opposition. Before long, a vocal dissenter at a town hall meeting about the proposed project dies. A few days later, another body is discovered, and although both deaths are ruled accidental, Emily’s journalistic suspicions are aroused.

Putting her reporting skills to the ultimate test, Emily teams up with Arabella to discover the truth behind Stonehaven’s latest scheme before the murderer strikes again.

If that sounds intriguing to you BUT you’re not convinced that you should spend your hard earned cash on an unknown author, never fear! Barking Rain Press offers a free, four-chapter preview of any of their books before you buy them—along with a coupon code to save 35% off the cover price. All you have to do is click on a book title, enter your email address, and BRP will immediately send you the first four chapters of the book, plus the coupon code, absolutely free! There’s no limit to the number of samples you can request, and you don’t have to buy anything.

To sign up for a Free 4-Chapter Preview copy of The Hanged Man’s Noose, CLICK HERE.

Thank you so much for being part of my publishing journey. Stay tuned . . . June promises to be packed full of adventure!

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11 responses to “My Publishing Journey: Previews & Promos

  1. Thanks for the preview. That’s a clever way to build a mailing list! All the best. 🙂

  2. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Kristina! And yes, it is a great idea.

  3. What a great idea. Good comment about checking how chapter four ends. There certainly is a lot to think about. Happy sales!

  4. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Gillian. You know, I didn’t even think about that – BRP shares the first 4 chapters free for all of their titles. But I just went back and read my Chapter 4 and YUP! It’s got a good ending!

  5. Gillian Hobbs

    Good luck, Judy. Great promo. June will be exciting. I guess chapter four ends with a real cliff-hanger?

  6. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thank you Kathleen. This is why I didn’t want to self-publish! I am so lucky to have been accepted by BRP!

  7. I will definitely buy the book!. I’m glad you’re getting such great support from your publisher!

  8. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Susan! And I’ll be wanting you to sign Three May Keep a Secret!!

  9. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Sheri. It’s starting to seem real!

  10. Planning to buy your cozy… And it does sound cozy. And I will bring it to Malice28 for a signature!

  11. eightpawswriting

    Judy, that sounds exciting! I will be reading the preview and waiting for your novel to hit the shelves. You have a lot of excitement ahead! Congrats!!