Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Incandescent Visions by Lee Hudspeth

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.

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

Guest Post:

When it comes to the marketing process, keeping track of my different marketing campaigns and ideas is easiest, because I enjoy making lists and analyzing data. However, marketing a book is a challenging, time-consuming process that’s quite different from the process of creative writing. Also, depending on your personality and comfort level, it can sometimes be daunting to promote one’s own work. I suggest that you side-step your Inner Critic and go for it. Your readers are looking forward to meeting you.

How easy (or hard) were these aspects of releasing a book for you: writing, designing, publishing and marketing?

Of the writing process, composing the poems was easiest for me. The hardest part was putting the poems into a cohesive order with a narrative; this involved writing the Preface, Chapter Prologues and the Afterword (Author’s Comments). Oh, and writing the book’s back cover blurb was incredibly difficult. I wrote four different blurbs, didn’t like any of them, started to come unglued, then asked my editor to write one. I liked his blurb and that’s the one that made it to the back cover.

During the design process, choosing the cover art was easiest. The book design company 1106 Design was a pleasure to work with too, so that made things go very smoothly. The hardest part was waiting between revision cycles. The designer was efficient and punctual so the challenge was for me to take care of myself during the emotional roller coaster while designing my book. You have to be patient and remember to breathe.

Regarding the publishing process, which I also refer to as distribution, I chose to “go wide” for this book. Meaning, to have Amazon offer my book for sale in print-on-demand (paperback and hardcover) and as a Kindle eBook, while also allowing non-Amazon platforms to sell my book: Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo, among others; in my case, these non-Amazon platforms distribute via IngramSpark. For a comprehensive overview of traditional publishing and self-publishing options, check out Reedsy’s article “How to Get a Book Published: Your Guide to Success in 2020.”

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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1 comment:

  1. Amy, I enjoyed writing this Guest Post. I’m grateful that you are sharing my poetry book with your audience. Thank you for the opportunity.