7 Questions With Award-Winning Author Bobby Nash (Part 2)
Award-winning author Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a variety of publishers. Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers.
On occasion, Bobby appears in movies and TV shows, usually standing behind your favorite actor. For more information on Bobby Nash please visit him at his author website and across social media (all links displayed below). For Part 1 of the interview, click away.
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Esther Rabbit: What should readers expect from your next novel?
Abraham Snow is slowly settling back into his life and that includes reconnecting with his former flame, Miranda Shake, but he just can’t let that one last case go.
It haunts him and he keeps chasing leads, including the one that takes him away the night Miranda is found dead. Snow must put aside the grief and guilt he feels to find out what happened to her and why. Snow Business is the fifth book in the Snow series and it is coming soon from BEN Books.
Esther Rabbit: We all know this industry is full of surprises. Can you share an unexpected experience?
I have run across some publishers with strange views on publishing, marketing, and cover design. One publisher I was negotiating with told me that the title should never been big or bold on the cover of a book, which I disagreed with completely.
I’ve had other publishers that refuse to allow any pre-promotion of the book before it is released to build up anticipation for it. I’ve worked with writers, editors, publishers, and artists that won’t help promote the book(s) they worked on, which boggles my mind. If we all help share the book, the more people will see it and hopefully buy a copy.
Esther Rabbit: What’s the best advice/feedback on writing you’ve ever received?
The best advice I ever received was to learn how to promote my work myself. “Who knows or cares as much about your work as you?” I was asked. This is so true.
I learned how to market and promote, which has come in handy as a writer. I suggest that all writers learn how to promote their work. It is an invaluable skill to have. If you can’t get out there and get your book in front of readers, you will not be successful.
Esther Rabbit: What’s an approximate price authors would pay to get their precious out there into the world of eager readers?
I don’t really know. I guess every author has a different budget to work with. Not everyone can afford the same cover artist/painter/designer. Not everyone needs the same type of cover.
The best thing to do is make a budget that works for you and go from there. Be aware that, indie publishing royalties are more like a trickle than a river. It could take some time to recoup that cost. Don’t overspend and put yourself in financial trouble. Be smart with your budget.
Esther Rabbit: How do you deal with negative feedback or negative reviews?
I deal with all reviews the same way. I thank the reviewer for leaving a review and I share the review, good or bad, on social media with a link to the book and review.
I also invite anyone who has read my work to leave a review. If a bad review is honest, then it’s still a valuable review. Not every book is right for every reader. The important thing to remember is that someone not only bought and read your book, but they took the time to write a review. That’s a win any day.
Esther Rabbit: What’s your favorite genre as a reader?
I love reading thrillers. Chasing down killers in prose is fun to write and read.
Esther Rabbit: Does the genre you normally read have a direct influence on your writing?
Sometimes. I like to write thrillers. I have certainly mashed up thrillers with other genres for political thrillers, sci fi thrillers, action thrillers, etc. I love thrillers and that type of writing does impact my work, no matter the genre.
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