#Book Launch Ideas#

Book launch ideas are something I want to focus on today.  Every new author and even some older authors usually have questions about how to launch his or her book. I did when I first started writing and trying to sell my books.

Okay, so you’ve written a book and now you’re ready to launch the sales of it.  You want to let the world know about your masterpiece.  What do you do?  I have been through a lot of trials and errors and have come up with eight ideas that have worked for me.  Will they work for you?  Give these eight ideas a try and find out.  Your book debut may surprise yourself.

Eight things to do for a new book launch

1)  Put the book for sale on Amazon.com.

2)  Create a website where you can highlight the book and yourself

3)  Create an author’s Facebook page

4)  Advertise the book on Twitter

5)  Advertise the book on Facebook author’s page

6)  Start writing a blog and write about your book

7)  Create an author’s page on Amazon.com

8)  Make a video of your book and distribute it to social sites

If you do some or all of these eight things, then you will have a good chance at successfully getting your book out for people to see.  So, the first thing you do is write the best book you can write.  Then, make sure that it is edited and ready for readers.  After that, follow my recommended book launch ideas to get your book out for readers.

If you follow these ideas, you should be well on your way to establishing yourself as an author and getting your book well-known.  However, you can’t rest and hope that the world will make you famous.  The book launch is just the beginning.  After the launch, the work begins and must continue for as long as you’re in the writing business.  By the way, writing is a business as you’ll learn.

Good luck with your book launch and your writing career.  Till next time, Stan



#Free Kindle Book#


The Trail in the Woods, Kindle Edition can be downloaded for FREE from Amazon.com from 20 October 2018 through 24 October 2018.  Five days to get a FREE copy.  Take advantage of this SUPER promotion.  (Please leave a review on Amazon if you get a copy.)

Free Kindle Book for 5 days, from 20 October 2018 through 24 October 2018.  Take advantage of this terrific chance to read a great book.  You’ll love it.  It’s a Science Fiction Thriller that will keep you guessing the ending, right up till the last page.  The ending is a shocker and will catch you by total surprise.  I hope that you will love the book as much as I loved writing it.  Thank you so much for reading The Trail in the Woods, Stan

#Free Trail in the Woods#

The Trail in the Woods eBook (Kindle edition) will be free from 20 October 2018 through 24 October 2018.  All you have to do is go to Amazon.com and download it.  Get the free book while you can at https://www.amazon.com/Trail-Woods-Stanley-Straub-ebook/dp/B07FLG1H9L/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1539878093&sr=8-2&keywords=The+Trail+in+the+Woods+straub.  It’s a good read and best of all during my promotion, it’s absolutely free.  You can’t beat the deal.

The Trail in the Woods is yours for the asking.  The only thing better is a paperback copy or better yet an autographed copy from the author.  Get your autographed copy from my website at https://stanleystraubauthor.com/.

After you get your free copy or buy a copy, please leave a review so that I’ll know that you read it.  The more reviews, the happier the author.  Thank you in advance, Stan

#To Write or not to Write#

cropped-proxima-centauri Space is full of stories that haven’t been written yet.  I’m changing the world one word at a time.

To write or not to write is not the question.  As a writer, I find myself writing.  It’s in my blood and it’s something that I cannot control.  Oh, I can control the day-to-day writing but not beyond that.  Even if I quit writing for a while, I always return to writing.  I can’t help it because it’s what I do to make my life complete.

When I’m not writing, I’m missing something.  Writing is my life and my life is writing.  Check out my website https://stanleystraubauthor.com  You’ll find out what my life is all about.  I love writing and I love having people read my writing.  I write with a purpose and the purpose is two-fold, I write for me and I write for you.  I specialize in Science Fiction Thrillers.  I love putting a story together that people can read and enjoy.  There is no end to Science Fiction stories.  They will be around for as long as humans are around.

Science Fiction stories like “The Trail in the Woods” is waiting for readers on Amazon.com.  It tells the story of two hikers that encounter a world that exists for them but is not what they want.  They are captured and manage to escape back to their world.  They find that the perfect world which was created by someone named the
Tribulator is not to their liking.  It’s a strange arrangement in a strange place called the Valley of the Gods.  Who is the Tribulator and what is the Valley of the Gods?  Only you the readers will know.  I know but I’m not telling.

I hope that readers will read the book and leave feedback.  The book has only a few reviews but they are 4 and 5-star reviews.  The book is available in either paperback or Kindle (e-reader) version.  A signed copy of the paperback book is available on my website.  I’d love to send you a signed copy for your library.  Someday, the book will be valuable and you’ll be one of the few with a signed copy.

Remember, to write or not to write, for me, is not a question.  I plan to continue writing for as long as I possibly can.  It’s in my blood.  Words flow out of my pores onto the computer screen.  Thanks for your support, Stan

#What is Advanced Science#

What is advanced science?  It’s when science and science fiction merge.  Science Fiction can become reality and reality can become stranger than fiction.  Fiction lies at the frontier of science but fiction is brought to life by Science.  When the two merge, then Science becomes Science Fiction.  Science Fiction writers can lead us into the future and give us a glimpse of what is to come.

What is advanced science and how does it fit into the world?  Advanced science is science that leads us forward one invention at a time.  The creative mind of a scientist can bring us the future.  The same thing holds true for the mind of a Science Fiction author.  The advanced writing of the Science Fiction writer can show us our future and then science can catch up.  When the two merge they become one and Science Fiction is no longer fiction, it becomes the science.

To learn about the future read Science Fiction and become at one with it.  My story about the trail in the woods will give you chills as you see what the future might hold.  It’s a chilling story that can show us how science, god, and science fiction can all work together.  We can find what our future might have in-store by reading my book, The Trail in the Woods.  The book is available at https://www.amazon.com/Trail-Woods-Stanley-C-Straub/dp/1717760538/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539366823&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Trail+in+the+Woods+straub.

The book shouldn’t be left at Amazon.com but should be in your home library so that you can read it and find out what the future may hold for the human race.  It’s a chilling book with a totally unexpected ending.

You can also pick up a signed copy of the book from my website at https://stanleystraubauthor.com/.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to leave a review. Stan

#The Terminus List#

The Terminus List CoverThe Terminus List is my latest Science Fiction novel and it’s coming along nicely.  The words are flowing and the story is unfolding.  The Terminus List is unparalleled in action and adventure.  The story tells takes place in the year 3000 after the world has been taken over by evil politicians making laws for their own benefits.  The Terminus List is a list of people randomly selected to be put to death by Liberated Punctuation, a fancy name for killed for population control.  The “lucky” chosen ones are put to death at a gala year-end celebration that is held each year and was started in the year 2878.

The Terminus List traces the Bill and Judy Vargas family as they try to save their daughter, Barbara and her boyfriend, from liberated punctuation.  Can they do it and keep their daughter and her boyfriend alive and safe from being put to death?  Only they can save their daughter and they desperately do all in their power to keep her away from the end of the year celebration.

The Terminus List is a frightening story that takes place in the future and it hopefully is not a story that awaits us all.  Be ready for The Terminus List when it is published at the end of 2018 or early 2019 at the latest.  It’s a story that you don’t want to miss.  While you’re waiting, pick up a copy of The Trail in the Woods from Amazon.com and travel on another one of my Sci-Fi adventures.

The Trail in the Woods is available now in both paperback and Kindle edition at https://www.amazon.com/Trail-Woods-Stanley-C-Straub/dp/1717760538/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539010868&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Trail+in+the+Woods+Straub

Don’t forget to check out my website http://stanleystraubauthor.com

Thanks for reading and waiting, Stan

#Writers write; readers read#

Writers write; readers read.  The two go together like a horse and a saddle.  Without writers, there wouldn’t be anything for readers to read.  I’m happy to be one of the privileged writers that get a chance to contribute.  Readers are fortunate that there are so many writers.  Today, there are more writers than there ever has been.  That’s great for readers because there are many thousands of books being generated each year.  Readers have their choice and I’m happy to be able to provide them with my books for their choosing.

I love writing and contributing to readers.  My books are written with the reader in mind.  I try to craft my books to provide the kind of entertainment that readers want and expect.  My first book was a medical mystery and there is no doubt that it was lacking some.  The Killer Within is suspenseful and captivating but it was my first book and each subsequent book has gotten better and better.  After writing it, I wrote the Segmented Tail, a Science Fiction thriller.  It was better than my first book but I knew that I had a better book in me.  So, I wrote The Trail in the Woods, another Science Fiction Thriller.  One reviewer said about The Trail in the Woods, “You’ve outdone yourself with this book Stanley Straub.  The book is continuing to get more and more positive reviews.  It’s a great book just waiting for readers.  It can be purchased from Amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/Trail-Woods-Stanley-C-Straub/dp/1717760538/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1538782128&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Trail+in+the+Woods+Straub               An autographed copy is available at my website http://stanleystraubauthor.com.

I’m currently working on my latest Science Fiction thriller, The Terminus List.  A scary and frightening story about the future and what the world may be coming too.  Another book that will capture and entertain readers for years to come.

After I complete The Terminus List, I plan on writing in a different genre, young adult fiction.  I have a series planned with the titled Bobby McDane and the Missing Unicorn, book one will be learning to fly.  It will be a magical series that will capture people all over the world from the young to the old.

I love to write and I can only hope that readers are entertained by my books.  I think they’re exciting and provide a world of excellent reading for readers.  However, if readers don’t buy my books, they won’t get a chance to read the books, and they’ll be missing out on some great reading.  All of the books are available on Amazon.com in both paperback and Kindle editions.

While I’m waiting for people to buy and read my books, I’ll keep on writing and the new books will be waiting for them.

I want to thank all the buyers and readers and my fans that have already experienced my writing style and my books.  If they love reading them just half as much as I loved writing them, then they should enjoy a great reading experience. Stan