Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Incandescent Visions by Lee Hudspeth - Book Tour + Giveaway

 
 
 
Join us for this tour from Nov 16 to Dec 4, 2020
 
Book Details:

Book Title:  Incandescent Visions  by Lee Hudspeth
Category:  Adult fiction 18 yrs +,  64 pages
Genre:  Poetry
Publisher:  George Lee Hudspeth Jr.
Release date:   December  2019
Content Rating:  PG-13. Curse words: Three total, of the “mild” variety (godd*mn, hell, sh*t... one use for each). No f-words. No violence, no sexual content, no drug use, no underage drinking.
 
Book Description:
 
Having written numerous works of nonfiction, this is Lee Hudspeth’s debut book of poetry. Incandescent Visions explores the meaning of the human experience, as the author encourages his readers to ponder the universe and their place within it, and to catalyze their own creative potential. From the sublime shores of the Mediterranean to the majestic expansiveness of deep space, this book contemplates nostalgia, perspective and the gift of love. Through five short yet powerful, thought-provoking chapters of contemporary poems—and a dash of elegant, evocative haiku—Hudspeth takes his readers on a journey across the inner landscape of struggle, triumph, self-realization and imagination.

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Guest Post

What are you currently working on?

Incandescent Visions was published in January of this year (2020) and I continue to actively market it. Right now I’m on a virtual book tour in advance of the holidays (this guest article is being posted on one of the tour’s participating blogs) and a NetGalley co-op book review engagement. This fall I ran several bargain eBook promotions at $0.99 for all the eBook formats and platforms that carry my book: Kindle (Amazon), NOOK (Barnes & Noble), Apple and Kobo. That’s an enticing and substantial discount off my standard eBook price of $3.99. Then I re-ran the most successful promotions and will likely continue to do so at reasonable intervals. For those of you not familiar with the bargain eBook promotions industry, the “sweet spot” bargain price that seems to get the most interest (and purchases) from readers is $0.99. There are also promotions for free eBooks, and although there are valid reasons for offering a book for free, I’ve decided not to do that at this stage in my book’s life cycle.

I regularly use social media to meet new readers, fellow authors and book bloggers/reviewers, and to let them know about this book and what I’m working on for future publication. The platforms I’m active on are Twitter and Instagram.

I have a blog and a newsletter that both focus on themes of artistic creativity, writing and self-publishing, plus an occasional book review and artist interview. My most recent article is entitled “A Conversation with the Multifaceted Artist Preston M. Smith: Painter-Podcaster-Educator-Poet.” On average, I try to post a new article on my blog once or twice a month, and to publish a newsletter issue once a month.

During 2020 I submitted my book for consideration to several book awards and I submitted new poems to poetry contests. Submitting to book, poetry and fiction contest/award programs is an important marketing activity for any author because being listed as a finalist or a winner expands one’s audience through recognition, reviews and sales. I will continue these efforts in earnest going forward.

I recently received a response from the 28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards and although I was not a winner, I did receive encouraging comments from one of the judges, “I really like the look and production value of this book. The cover art is interesting and makes me want to pick up the book... It’s also interesting to see the way the poems and sections are structured with design elements that relate to the cover image. It’s very clever. I also really enjoyed how the poems have a sense of structure but still feel free and loose and playful within it. It’s a great balance there, and I loved that they don’t feel rigid or at all predictable... A great accomplishment.”

I’m preparing to submit poems to various literary journals, and I’m working on a second collection of poems either as a book or a series of chapbooks. To be determined. I’m applying the concept of “experimenting like a child” to these new poems. Basically this means messing around with style, form, length, tone, subject matter, all of it, without thinking about it too much.

To be honest, I’ve got too much going on and I need to find a balance between marketing this book and focusing on new work.



Meet the Author:
 
Lee Hudspeth is a poet, writer, musician and fellow human being. Incandescent Visions is his first book of poetry. He is the co-author of ten nonfiction books in the field of Information Technology. He has written articles for professional journals like PC Computing and Office Computing. He is the author of over one hundred articles in the online magazine The Naked PC, which he co-founded and co-published. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two sons and their cat. Find out more about Lee, his books and his music at LeeHudspeth.com.

Connect with the author:  Website  ~  Twitter ~ Instagram ~ goodreads


Tour Schedule:

Nov 16 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Nov 16 - Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 17 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 17 - Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 18 – Rajiv's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 19 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 20 – I'm Into Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 23 – My Reading Journeys – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 24 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 25 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 26 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 27 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Nov 28 - Books lattes & tiaras – book spotlight
Nov 30 – Hall Ways Blog – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 1 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Dec 2 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 3 – She Just Loves Books – book spotlight / giveaway
Dec 4 – Deborah Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

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2 comments:

  1. Jasmine, I enjoyed writing this Guest Post. I really appreciate you sharing my poetry book with your audience with that Guest Post and a Spotlight. Thank you!

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    1. You're very welcome! :) And thank you for the guest post!

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