About bruce jones

Business graphic designer, author, video producer and product developer.

Mandala Happiness Coloring Books Now Available on Amazon.Com

Release Your Stress with the New Mandala Happiness
Adult Coloring Book Series by J. Bruce Jones

Mandala Happiness 1, 2 and 3, Mandala Coloring Books
Mandala Happiness is a new series of adult coloring books designed by J. Bruce Jones releasing June 2015. The books contain over 40 mandalas each for adults and grown ups to color. Perfect for inspiring creativity, reducing stress and coloring fun.

(Boston, Massachusetts, June 10, 2015) J. Bruce Jones and Bruce Jones Design Inc., announces the release of Mandala Happiness 1, 2 and 3 Celtic Designs, adult coloring books focusing on mandalas and their spiritual nature.

Coloring mandalas has been know to help reduce stress, inspire creativity and bring an inner calm. Mandalas have been used for ages as a way to connect with the spiritual world and with your inner self. Mandala coloring pages can bring out your spiritual side, establish a sacred space, and aid in meditation and relaxation. The Mandala Happiness color books are created by J. Bruce Jones and are designed for grown ups and adults of all ages. Each Mandala Happiness coloring book for adults contain over 40 outlined mandalas to draw, color and bond with. Each mandala is printed on the front of the page with a blank page behind so they are perfect for colored pens and markers, avoiding page bleed.

Mandala Happiness books are 8.5″ x 11, Black & White on White paper, paperback. Each book features over 40 mandalas. The Mandala Happiness coloring books are available at Amazon.com and MandalaHappiness.com. Price is $9.95

About Mandala Happiness the Series
Mandala Happiness is a new series of adult coloring books by J. Bruce Jones featuring mandalas and decorative designs. Releasing in June are Mandala Happiness 1, Mandala Happiness 2 and Mandala Happiness 3 with Celtic designs.

 

About J. Bruce Jones

  1. Bruce Jones is the author and creator of numerous coloring books for kids and students. His books focus on geography, cats and dogs, and alphabets. Bruce has been a graphic designer for the past 30 years and practices Tai Chi. Bruce has created over 30 books over the past 8 years..

Marketing of The Mandala Happiness Book Series, Check List

The marketing process has begun for my new Mandala Happiness Coloring Books. Like most of us I began the marketing the day the books published. Ideally this is not the best way to go. We should begin the day we start writing the book but most of us start the day we finish the book.

Ok this is where I am at the moment, not a complete or finished list but an ongoing process.

  • 3 Books published on Amazon.com YES
  • Promo book photos made in 3 sizes for each book YES
  • Promo head shots with book covers made for each book YES
  • Press release written and edit for Mandala Happiness 1, YES
  • Press releases written for volumes 2 and 3 and for the series YES
  • Press releases sent out to PR sites, sent to PR.com
  • Connecting all of the Amazon.com tools, Author Central YES
  • Sales catalog pdf sheet NO
  • Book trailer announcement videos shot for each book and series Yes
  • Book trailer videos edited NO
  • Book trailer videos uploaded to YouTube No
  • Book trailer videos connected across all social media NO
  • URL set up for MandalaHappiness.com YES
  • Blog set up for the book series, Mandala Happiness Coloring Books YES
  • URL forwarded and connected to blog YES
  • Facebook group set up, Mandala Happiness YES
  • Starting to post on FB Group and Blog YES
  • Pinterest boards set up for each book Set up for Mandala Happiness 1
  • Posts on Instragram, YES, ongoing
  • Posts on Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ NO
  • Building out my keywords and hashtags for social media
  • Virtual Launch Party on Google Hangout NO
  • On line coloring book club via Google Hangout NO
  • Set up Gumroad mandala set for coloring book club NO
  • Free sample sets of mandalas with sales catalog pdf sheet for blog and FB NO

Marketing Resources

50 Ways to Kickstart your Publicity from Molly Green Writer, blog. How to get your planning going for your book release
71 Ways to Promote and Market Your Book, Kimberley Grabas put together this excellent set of tips on book marketing on her site YourWriterPlatform.com
How to Build a Top Notch Media Kit from Molly Green Writer, blog, what are the media kit parts
How to Write a Killer Author Bio from Divrit.com blog

Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs, Mandala Coloring Book releasing June 10, 2015

For Immediate Release

Release Your Stress with Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs
a New Adult Coloring Book by J. Bruce Jones

Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs, Mandala Coloring Book

Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs is the third of 3 new adult coloring books by J. Bruce Jones releasing June 2015. The book contains 44 mandala coloring pages for adults and grown ups. Perfect for inspiring creativity, reducing stress and coloring fun.

Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs Coloring Book

Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs Coloring Book

(Boston, Massachusetts, June 10, 2015) J. Bruce Jones and Bruce Jones Design Inc., announces the release of Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs, an adult coloring book focusing on mandalas and their spiritual nature.

Coloring mandalas has been know to help reduce stress, inspire creativity and bring an inner calm. Mandalas have been used for ages as a way to connect with the spiritual world and with your inner self. Mandala coloring pages can bring out your spiritual side, establish a sacred space, and aid in meditation and relaxation. Mandala Happiness 2, created by J. Bruce Jones is designed for grown ups and adults of all ages. Mandala Happiness 1 coloring book for adults contains 46 outlined mandalas to draw, color and bond with. Each mandala is printed on the front of the page with a blank page behind so they are perfect for colored pens and markers, avoiding page bleed.

Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs (ISBN-10: 1514180200), 8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm), Black & White on White paper, paperback. The book features 44 mandalas over 96 pages. Mandala Happiness 2 is available at Amazon.com and MandalaHappiness.com, Price is $9.95

Available at Amazon.com Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs Coloring Book (Volume 3)

About Mandala Happiness the Series
Mandala Happiness is a new series of adult coloring books by J. Bruce Jones featuring mandalas and decorative designs. Releasing in June are Mandala Happiness 1, Mandala Happiness 2 and Mandala Happiness 3 with Celtic designs.

About J. Bruce Jones
Bruce Jones is the author and creator of numerous coloring books for kids and students. His books focus on geography, cats and dogs, and alphabets. Bruce has been a graphic designer for the past 30 years and practices Tai Chi. Bruce has created over 30 books over the past 8 years.

For more information about Mandala Happiness 3, Celtic Designs please visit https://www.mandalahappiness.com, or call J. Bruce Jones 781-255-7171

Mandala Happiness 2, Mandala Coloring Book Releases June 10, 2015

For Immediate Release

Release Your Stress with Mandala Happiness 2
a New Adult Coloring Book by J. Bruce Jones

Mandala Happiness 2, Mandala Coloring Book

Mandala Happiness 2 is the second of 3 new adult coloring books by J. Bruce Jones releasing June 2015. The book contains 46 mandala coloring pages for adults and grown ups. Perfect for inspiring creativity, reducing stress and coloring fun.

Mandala Happiness 2, Mandala Coloring Book

Mandala Happiness 2, Coloring Book

(Boston, Massachusetts, June 10, 2015) J. Bruce Jones and Bruce Jones Design Inc., announces the release of Mandala Happiness 2, an adult coloring book focusing on mandalas and their spiritual nature.

Coloring mandalas has been know to help reduce stress, inspire creativity and bring an inner calm. Mandalas have been used for ages as a way to connect with the spiritual world and with your inner self. Mandala coloring pages can bring out your spiritual side, establish a sacred space, and aid in meditation and relaxation. Mandala Happiness 2, created by J. Bruce Jones is designed for grown ups and adults of all ages. Mandala Happiness 1 coloring book for adults contains 46 outlined mandalas to draw, color and bond with. Each mandala is printed on the front of the page with a blank page behind so they are perfect for colored pens and markers, avoiding page bleed.

Mandala Happiness 2 (ISBN-10: 1514179601), 8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm), Black & White on White paper, paperback. The book features 46 mandalas over 98 pages. Mandala Happiness 2 is available at Amazon.com and MandalaHappiness.com, Price is $9.95

Available at Amazon.com Mandala Happiness 2, Mandala Coloring Book (Volume 2)

About Mandala Happiness the Series
Mandala Happiness is a new series of adult coloring books by J. Bruce Jones featuring mandalas and decorative designs. Releasing in June are Mandala Happiness 1, Mandala Happiness 2 and Mandala Happiness 3 with Celtic designs.

About J. Bruce Jones
Bruce Jones is the author and creator of numerous coloring books for kids and students. His books focus on geography, cats and dogs, and alphabets. Bruce has been a graphic designer for the past 30 years and practices Tai Chi. Bruce has created over 30 books over the past 8 years.

For more information about Mandala Happiness 2 please visit https://www.mandalahappiness.com, or call J. Bruce Jones 781-255-7171

Mandala Happiness 1, Mandala Coloring Book Releases June 10, 2015

For Immediate Release

Release Your Stress with Mandala Happiness 1
a New Adult Coloring Book by J. Bruce Jones

Mandala Happiness 1, Mandala Coloring Book

Mandala Happiness 1 is the first of 3 new adult coloring books by J. Bruce Jones releasing June 2015. The book contains 46 mandala coloring pages for adults and grown ups. Perfect for inspiring creativity, reducing stress and coloring fun.

Mandala Happiness 1, Coloring Book

Mandala Happiness 1, Coloring Book

(Boston, Massachusetts, June 10, 2015) J. Bruce Jones and Bruce Jones Design Inc., announces the release of Mandala Happiness 1, an adult coloring book focusing on mandalas and their spiritual nature.

Coloring mandalas has been know to help reduce stress, inspire creativity and bring an inner calm. Mandalas have been used for ages as a way to connect with the spiritual world and with your inner self. Mandala coloring pages can bring out your spiritual side, establish a sacred space, and aid in meditation and relaxation. Mandala Happiness 1, created by J. Bruce Jones is designed for grown ups and adults of all ages. Mandala Happiness 1 coloring book for adults contains 46 outlined mandalas to draw, color and bond with. Each mandala is printed on the front of the page with a blank page behind so they are perfect for colored pens and markers, avoiding page bleed.

Mandala Happiness 1 (ISBN-10: 1514179121), 8.5″ x 11″ (21.59 x 27.94 cm), Black & White on White paper, paperback. The book features 46 mandalas over 98 pages. Mandala Happiness 1 is available at Amazon.com and MandalaHappiness.com, Price is $9.95

Available at Amazon.com Mandala Happiness 1, Mandala Coloring Book (Volume 1)

About Mandala Happiness the Series
Mandala Happiness is a new series of adult coloring books by J. Bruce Jones featuring mandalas and decorative designs. Releasing in June are Mandala Happiness 1, Mandala Happiness 2 and Mandala Happiness 3 with Celtic designs.

About J. Bruce Jones
Bruce Jones is the author and creator of numerous coloring books for kids and students. His books focus on geography, cats and dogs, and alphabets. Bruce has been a graphic designer for the past 30 years and practices Tai Chi. Bruce has created over 30 books over the past 8 years.

For more information about Mandala Happiness 1 please visit https://www.mandalahappiness.com, or call J. Bruce Jones 781-255-7171

Beta Release: 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book Course is Live

I am announcing the Beta release of my 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book Course. This course will be releasing over the next number of weeks as I complete the content. The course includes videos, handouts and worksheets. 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book is designed for the new or beginning author that has started or wants to start their book but just doesn’t know what to do next in putting it all together. One of the more common questions I get asked when I am consulting with authors is “Whats Next?” So during the course release I will be surveying members, getting feedback and adjusting so we build the kind of course that gets your books published up on Amazon. I hope you join in and learn how to publish your book.

To signup for the course please click here

The course is broken down into 7 Modules:

7 steps to publishing your book1. Your Best Tips, How to pull together the outline for your book and focusing on your subject.
Modules One video are up: Starting Tips to Get Your Writing Started and Building Your Platform.
2. Writing and Editing, expanding out your subject matter. Includes templates and worksheets. Video are up.
3. Design, Layout and Formatting the Interior of your book based on where you are publishing it, Kindle, paperback/CreateSpace/Amazon, local quick print or pdf. I have the Kindle Formatting the book interior videos and now complete and up. CreateSpace to come
4. Design, Layout and Formatting of the Cover for one of those 4 formats. Includes templates and worksheets. We have a pretty good case study set of videos on building a book cover for a CreateSpace paperback book with the author Ed Morneau. He stopped by and I was able to sit down with him and record the session
5. Publishing Your Book, File prep and getting your book ready for uploading, setting up your publishing accounts
6. Uploading your Book Files, step-by-step for Kindle and CreateSpace
7. Marketing your Book, Video and pdf on basic tips anyone can do to market their book is now up and also a two part video on building your book blog.

Bonus. Re-purposing your content for other products.

Course Update: Doing good, lots of video now in and I have move the course to a new membership site with some better organization

I am offering an entry level price while we are in Beta and that will rise as the modules become completed. Current price is $79.95

Lets Make and Publish Your Book Today, This Month, Right Now!!!!

Publish Your Book TodayYes you can write and publish your book right now. It is not that hard, you can do it. Join me on the journey of getting your book done. I have been procrastinating building a course on how to publish your book. Well that has to stop and I have to get this done. I am putting my stake in the ground and am starting. We will do it together.

The course I am working on breaks down into 7 topics:
1. How to pull together the outline for your book, your subject
2. Writing and Editing, expanding out your subject matter
. Includes templates and worksheets.
3. Design, Layout and formatting the insides of your book based on where you are publishing it, Kindle, paperback/CreateSpace/Amazon or quick print
4. Design, layout and formatting of the Cover for one of those 3 formats. Includes templates and worksheets.

5. File prep and getting your book ready for uploading, setting up your publishing accounts
6. Uploading your book files, step-by-step for Kindle and CreatSpace
7. Marketing your book, basic tips anyone can do

Bonus. Re-purposing your content for other products.

The Beta version of the course is now live, 7 Steps to Publishing Your Book This Year

Replay of How to Market a Picture Book Webinar with Bruce Jones

I had ran a fun webinar this afternoon on How to Market a Picture Book Online. I ran it over Google Hangout which has improved a lot and makes this much easier.  Below is the replay. Thank you everyone who came and great questions.

Topics covered
In book marketing
Back of book marketing
Using a website and giving your content away to attract visitors
Video book trailers
Pinterest
Social media
Amazon Author Central
Book graphics for reuse
Local promotion, email signature, business card images
I included an offer for my new course How to Make a Children’s Picture Book for Kindle with a special discount code of kidsbooks for $50 off.