How do you get word-of-mouth for your book?
Therein lies the hard part.
There is no instant solution for getting your book noticed. If it were easy then everyone who ever wrote a story would sell millions of copies. The way to get people interested in your book is to get people to buy your book and to tell other people, lots of other people when they like your book.
Author’s have no problem with word of mouth if you have written a book that someone who shelled out big bucks absolutely hates. They will tell everybody and I mean everybody. So, the time to get people talking “up” your book is before you publish, when they’re about to buy your book, while they’re reading it and especially after they finish it. There’s a saying in the publishing business that an author is only as good as his last book. That includes super A-list authors like Stephen king,
Dan Brown, Douglas & Preston and other’s.
My name is Kilburn Hall.
For those of you just discovering me, I’m not one those 99-cent “Indie Authors” who are more marketers or snake-oil salesmen than writer. I write “Techno-thrillers” like my mentor Michael Crichton which heavily feature science, technology, politics, and journalism. Think Jurassic Park.
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and Barnes Nobles, edited by Create Space, and Kirkus, reviewed by Kirkus Reviews and can be purchased on all e-book online retailers and Barnes Nobles brick and mortar stores. All of whom deliver the quality of top publishers. I have partnered with Create Space owned by Barnes & Nobles to produce my beautifully done 6 x 9 trade paperbacks and distribute my ebooks. I have also partnered with KDP select owned by Amazon.com. The advantage with ebooks is that you can download my ebooks instantaneously online without having to fight traffic and parking at the mall to visit the overcrowded brick and mortar book superstores which may be out of stock on your book particularly if it’s a high demand book like JK Rowling or Dan Brown’s latest.
What I’ve discovered is a whole internet universe of potential readers and it takes a community of readers to start the buzz on your book. An author can’t be a lone island in a sea of titles. Helping each other out will reap many rewards. The internet is like an infinite spider web; tapping just a small part can cause the whole structure to vibrate. Working together with writers and readers to garner exposure. does work! I choose to let a human being spread the word for me about my books. If you are a new visitor to my author website and you see a book you think you might like, please do leave a message indicating which book you are interested in reading. Who knows? You might even receive a free copy in a new book give-a-way promotion.
But do come back to my site often to check for the latest upcoming publications like Kun Lun and Nothing Personal-Just Business Darling due out this summer (2014). You’re going to love your new Kilburn Hall Books. A world of entertainment awaits! And thanks for checking out my website.
Feel free to drop me a line at Contact with suggestions or to ask about new and upcoming books like CURE, ARK, and CROOKED ISLAND. If you want to have a really thrilling read that will keep you up nights, try Nothing Personal-Just Business Darling and look for all my books in the coming years. KUN LUN, MORPHED, ARK, EXCALIBUR, CROOKED ISLAND, and BIMINI ROAD.
The Ancient Ones had come from the stars many eons earlier and had established an extremely advanced culture. Then the Annunaki arrived. A race of warlords, who often fought among themselves and involved humans in their endless power struggles and petty jealousies perverting the ancient wisdom of the Ancient One’s. FBI agent Bart Needham, on loan from the Secret Service is charged with one simple task. To find a missing scientist responsible for creating the God Particle. As Needham is drawn into the conflict between the “watchers” and the Annunaki terrified of the foretold return of the Anceint One’s who will reclaim the earth, restore the balance, and take revenge on them, agent Needham is drawn into an underworld of the paranormal as the Annunaki reveal themselves to be a fierce, lustful, incestuous, bloodthirsty, deceitful, jealous and conquering race, who has ruled mankind for thousands of years with a vested interest in keeping their “creations” (humans) ignorant about their true origins.
In the tradition of The Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein comes this new medical thriller. The year is 2033 and Obama care, a train wreck that began in 2013, has reshaped America’s future. As America is sliced up and redistricted, the official unemployment rate is 23-percent but the real unemployment rate is closer to sixty-five percent. Chicago doctor John Lange, one of the thousands of doctors laid off by nationalized healthcare in 2016 in the Central-Republic States, is disgruntled by a bitter divorce, the quality of medical care, rising crime, unemployment, riots, protests, marches, a vicious government crack down as government tries to hang onto what little control it has left in the districts, Lange begin’s to develop a Cure that he hopes will put the nationally run health care system out of business. Along with an adopted streetwise alleycat named Hero, Lange begins to care for a young, very pregnant waitress, whom he takes under his wing. Partnering with the largest gang in Chicago, the Latin Kings, who control his Ravenswood neighborhood , he along with LTK, Margie the waitress and friend Dr. John Lange, Jeffrey races to develop and distribute his CURE as the system, the city, and the nation come crashing down all around him.
The best ghost stories are read by flashlight while camping
under the stars in the summer-time while the fireflies alight or hunkering down to ride out Hurricane Sandy in front of a roaring fireplace nursing a glass of whiskey by Knob Creek. The best writers of these kind of stories are of course Stephen King or Dean Koontz and after reading Stephen King’s Duma Key during the blizzard of 2008 in Chicago, a story was beginning to form in my mind about an island in the Bahamas, the Bermuda Triangle to be exact, where a Navy Seal goes to Crooked Island Lodge for a little R &R after a hellacious firefight in Iraq with battle hardened al_Qaeda terrorists. As he shares his visions with Navy psychologist and friend, he’s not quite sure that what he’s seeing aren’t just dreams or hallucinations. Pirates coming ashore to bury treasure, a German U-boat off the shoreline and crew in search of fuel, then a spaceship lifted from the screenplay of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. He has photo’s on his digital camera of course but as his psychologist friend says, those kind of photo’s are easy to fake. It is when his psychologist friend sees the photo of Cuban nightclub singer Esmerelda Vacca, girlfriend of Cuban Mafia kingpin Johnny Ricco sprawled on the sand crying her eyes out that the line between this world and the next becomes blurred. For you see, Johnny Ricco’s yacht went missing in 1955.
A lost civilization, diamond mines. The legend of King Solomon and the lost city of the Queen of Sheba. The vasts deserts of Africa. The re-appearance of Egyptian Gods, An American, Capt. Derrick Mayes, attached to United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) while escorting Reporter Without Borders, Akira Jackson who is reporting on the unspeakable horrors in Eritrea’s Christian concentration camps where people are forced to drink their own urine to stay alive. Mayes small crew is ambushed by The Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) and left in the desert for dead. They are rescued by a wandering tribe of nomads and taken to a lost city. A city of all women. After returning to base, Mayes outfits an expedition. Along with Chief Elgin and Akira Jackson he returns to Sheba to help fight the ELF only to discover to his horror that we are not alone.
In the tradition of James Hilton’s lost Horizon
The top of the world is not for everyone. It is an area about the size of a living room, a broken platform of rock and ice six miles up in the sky. Higher than most airliners fly. So high, in fact, that it sits in the jet stream year round and the wind beats against the mountain face at one 100-miles-per-hour. A team of confident climbers sets out to summit the face of the world’s tallest mountain known as Kun Lun (Hidden Lotus) with notable celebrities and journalists. Not long into their journey, the climbers know they are heading for disaster. Rescue teams from all over the world race to Kun Lun Advanced Base Camp at 19,000-feet yet only one of the sixty-climbers, Chicago journalist Tim Campbell, survives to face unfounded accusations as he tells an amazing tale of Khembalung, Shambhala, or Shangri-La. Did Tim Campbell make up the story for profit and fame?
Maybe true-maybe not true. Better, you believe!
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