Author: SR Staley

SR Staley has one more than 11 literary awards for his fiction and nonfiction writing. He is on the full-time faculty of the College and Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University as well as a film critic and research fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California. His award-winning Pirate of Panther Bay series ( has won awards in historical fiction, mainstream & literary fiction, young adult fiction, and reached the finals in women's fiction. His most recent book is "The Beatles and Economics: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Making of a Cultural Revolution" due out in April 2020 (Routledge).

Guerilla Book Marketing 103: The Long Haul

My third post on Guerilla Book Marketing-“Investing in the Long Haul”-has been graciously posted over…

 Posted in A Warrior's Soul, Keys to Success, Marketing

Sharpening Your Marketing Pitch

One of the downsides to putting your marketing copy together before your book hits bookshelves…

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Guerilla Book Marketing 102

The second installment of my series on Guerilla book marketing–effective low-cost ways to market you…

 Posted in Keys to Success, Marketing

What New Authors Need to Do: Market

My money quote from Grael Norton, acquisitions editor for Wheatmark, during Wednesday’s webinar at the…

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Why Self-Publishing Has Such a Bad Reputation

One of the biggest hurdles authors of “small market” books have to overcome is the…

 Posted in Editing Layout and Formating, Publishing

New Review: A Warrior’s Soul is “Highly Recommended”

One of the problems I struggle with as an author is patience waiting for reader…

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How to Manage Sales Expectations

Oddly, I don’t remember obsessing over book sales for my first book. I had a…

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Don’t Skimp on Editing

Over at Blogging Authors, guest columnist Chris Hoole has a very important post on editing….

 Posted in Keys to Success, writing and storytelling

What to Include in a Synopsis

Irene Watson has a nice post over at, an on-line book reviewer, on what…

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More on Book Sales

A reader of my previous post on book sales (Books Sales By The Numbers), noted…

 Posted in Publishing