Inspiration for a new series in the future

Hi! Dominique Gibson is back with another post. So, the other day, I was looking through Facebook when I saw this article about this beautiful dog who was very unique. He is a siberian husky with long brown fur and piercing blue eyes and I had to post it here. Seeing these photos inspired me to think about doing another book series, this time it would be an urban fantasy series set in the city of my hometown…Chicago Illinois.

The ideas are forming in my head right now…

But anyways, if you want to check out the amazing pictures of this beautiful dog, click on the link below for more information. Enjoy!

Meet The Chocolate Brown Husky stealing people’s hearts on Instagram.

Dominique Gibson

The Sample Cover: Courtney’s Redemption

Hello! Dominique Gibson is back. If you have been looking on my website recently, you will see a green sample cover revealing the first standalone novella of the Truson S.E.T. series titled Courtney’s Redemption. Well, I am happy to include another sample cover to update the current one and happily say that I will be working on self-editing the first draft of Courtney’s Redemption very soon.

P.S. this is the sample cover in black and white. The final version will be a little different from what you see now.

I will be sure to keep you updated on my progress.

Enjoy!

Dominique Gibson

Helpful Tips for Authors: Side Hustles

Good morning ( or afternoon or evening wherever you are in the world). I know it has been a while since I last posted on my website. I have been busy doing a lot of things (not to mention me fighting a bad cough) but I did take the time and the opportunity to write this really great post.

I had found a website some months ago that mentioned side hustles and I wanted to share it with authors who are struggling to make a living off of their book sales alone (Both traditionally published and self published authors might be going through this now considering the current circumstances right now).

My advice: It’s never a good idea to depend on book sales alone to support your writing full time.

I know a lot of people will be offended by this but that’s okay. I’m willing to take the backlash from this because I have done my research on this topic and have watched numerous videos and read thousands of articles on this topic and the majority of them will tell you the same thing.

And for people who has day jobs while juggling a writing career at the same time? Another word of advice: Keep your day job until you are able to make enough money to cover ALL of your expenses on a monthly basis and have a nest egg in case of an emergency to keep yourself afloat.

But what about authors who took the leap anyway and are now struggling to keep going on a month to month basis? Well, I want to share a website that I found by Mark Dawson that will give you some ideas on the five side hustles he recommends to add some extra income to your pocket whenever you are in-between book sales. Some of the things he mentions are:

Editing and Proofreading

Cover Design

Copywriting

Teaching and

VA work

I think that having these great ideas to start with will get you an idea of what you can do to survive between book sales. Enjoy!

Mark Dawson Six Steps to Author Success

Dominique Gibson knew she wanted to be a writer ever since she sat down at her plastic table and started writing stories out of sheer boredom at eight-years-old. Several years later, she decided to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Administration, Dominique decided to go back and pursue a degree she had always wanted: An MFA in Creative Writing which she is now pursuing at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information, Check out her website at dominiquegibsonauthor.com.

Helpful Tips for Authors: Book Launch as a self-published author

Hi! It’s been a while since I have posted on my website. I have been super busy trying my best to do my homework for my class. Another thing I have been doing lately is finishing up my courses both in Author Accelerator’s Book Coaching Course and Mark Dawson’s Ads for Authors course so that I will be able to get the ball rolling when it comes to my book coaching services and doing ads for my books. This week, I had an assignment to do when it came to marketing my books: Planning a book launch and marketing my writer’s platform. One was for a thirty day book launch, the other a monthly book launch, and the last one was for a marketing plan to promote my writing platform throughout the year. This was a very interesting exercise.

If you want to see a quick sample of what I wrote for my class assignment, you can sign up using the contact form below. Make sure that you put in the message that you want a free download of my marketing plan (or otherwise, it will be used for signing up to my mailing list and getting a free short story and NOT the marketing plan). I will admit that this exercise has given me the motivation to plan a book launch sometime this year with both the third book and the previous books as well.

While I was doing this assignment, I just happened to stumble upon a question: How soon should an author do a book launch or even hold a virtual book party? So, I searched on the internet and I found a website that talked about the differences between promotion for a self-published author vs promotion for a traditionally published author. Click on the link below for more info:

How Important is the Book Launch?

Love to chat but I have to revise Courtney’s Redemption right now. See you soon.

Dominique

Dominique Gibson knew she wanted to be a writer ever since she sat down at her plastic table and started writing stories out of sheer boredom at eight-years-old. Several years later, she decided to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Administration, Dominique decided to go back and pursue a degree she had always wanted: An MFA in Creative Writing which she is now pursuing at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information, Check out her website at: https://dominiquegibsonauthor.com/2018/06/23/the-journey-begins/

Contact Form for Sample Marketing Tip sheet

Join me for my first video on my YouTubeChannel

Hi! Hope you are doing well. I just wanted to let everyone who has been following my website, subscribing to my newsletters, following me on Facebook and Twitter or even people that are researching my books know that I will be doing my first video on my YouTube Channel that is set to premiere on Monday, April 12th, 2021 at 7:00 PM central time. This video will be me basically talking about how I got started self-publishing my book in addition to promoting my books.

Come and Join me for this event:

My Introduction Video – Dominique Gibson Author

See you soon.

Dominique Gibson knew she wanted to be a writer ever since she sat down at her plastic table and started writing stories out of sheer boredom at eight-years-old. Several years later, she decided to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago. After pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Administration, Dominique decided to go back and pursue a degree she had always wanted: An MFA in Creative Writing which she is now pursuing at Southern New Hampshire University. For more information, Check out her website at https://dominiquegibsonauthor.com/2018/06/23/the-journey-begins/

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