Welcome to the blog and bookstore of small Indie Publisher Quintessence Publications from New Zealand.
We publish exciting books: Fiction and non-fiction. Mystery, Erotica, SteamPunk Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi, Comedy and Parody. Novels and Shorts.
Enjoy the selection of extracts in this blog and tell us what you think of our offerings.
Please Note: We tend to write in our native NZ English as that is the language we know and understand best. Please forgive any differences.
Introducing David Turner, Television Producer and abiding fan of the Indy 500, a spectacular sporting event which celebrates their 100th race this year.
I am assisting David to produce a series of books about various aspects of the Indy 500. So check out his profile on Amazon.com
Award winning TV Sports director and producer David Turner has a lifetime of travel in his job as Television Producer and director for TVNZ and now his own production company. Adding ‘Author’ to his many talents in this series he shares with you his experiences from attending the Indy 500 a dozen times; 20 years of attending the Olympics and Commonwealth Games; The Americas Cup, V8Supercars and so much more.
Some of the awards David has collected over the years:
v2001 Qantas Media Awards: winner best sports coverage, executive producer V8 Supercars NZ.
v2002 Academy Film and Television Arts: winner, director America's Cup campaign 2001-02.
v2004 Qantas Media Award: winner, executive producer V8 Supercars best live sports production.
v2004 NZ TV Guide: winner, producer best sports show on television.
v2005 Qantas Television Awards: winner, executive producer V8 Supercars NZ production best sports.
v2007 Qantas Television Awards: winner, director live coverage 32nd America's Cup Valencia.
v2007 NZ TV Guide Winner: Peoples Choice Awards, producer best sports show on television.
Marketing is one of those words that when I first heard it, my mind went blank and I thought, "How will I ever understand this word?" In the past few years I have studied marketing, seen social media at work, observed people I know and myself spreading information about good things or tweeting to organisations and placing one star reviews about services and products which are lacking. Here's my five ways that work to market your service or craft in your locality.
List your business on Google Maps so that people doing a search in your locality will see your business pop up in their searches. It's free and Google Maps are far more searchable than Facebook or the Yellow Pages
Join your local Facebook Groups - buy sell and swap or similar and in hobby areas that interest you. Interact with people, post interesting things for your potential customers to enjoy. Be yourself and always have your business offering there, available but not too much in anyone's face.
Put your business on Yelp - and ask your customers to place feedback and testimonials about you on your business page.
Start a blog and write about what your customers are seeking, write about your life and post videos and podcasts about the authentic you which is what you are really offering people.
If you create hand crafted items Etsy.com, Ebay and your local auction websites as well as Facebook Groups are a great way to get word out about your creations and allow people to buy them.
Tweet and post on Facebook not only about your offerings but about you, your life. Use other social media platforms too, Take videos and put them on your YouTube channel, photos on Instagram, Vine videos are short and fun too.
Last of all enjoy yourself - nothing dictates that life must be serious. What would your life be like if you let it be easy?
Found value in this post? Do Check out our BOOKS! There's so much variety there's bound to be something you will just love.
Exciting News! the new author in our Kiwi Liaison Group, C K Raine is launching her new MM Shifter HEA romantic thriller on 1 February. Amazon Pre-order link
She says Dear friends and wonderful readers, Broken Wolf is now available on pre-order. Delivery 1 February. This HEA MM shifter romance has a twisty plot and some hot yummy shifter lovin' too.
Marco The Hammer, fighter in the underground black internet Fight Night circuit is a lonely gay shifter with a secret superpower. He’s hired to compete in a special Fight Night with a very special opponent and audience, so special that his life is in danger.
Trident Pack are seeking the ‘broken wolf shifters’ they have heard rumours of on the black internet. Will Marco find true love with his fated mate who is involved in solving the mystery of the broken wolf shifters, or will he become the forever slave of a rapacious undead entity?
Trident pack take you on another exciting ride through the world of wolf shifters and passionate thrilling MM romances.
"I was awake until after 1am reading your story because it HAS
a good story line and awesome sex scenes because of who the
characters are... If you did not have that it would just be a gay romance."
Nerissa Reader Review.