Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson of eBroadcastMedia.com, founders of Book Marketing, announced today a new book marketing training class entitled 'Book Marketing - The Truth'. The effort is to present the truth about marketing books in today's fast changing marketplace. Book marketing and promotion methods must adapt…Continue
Added by Don McCauley on February 28, 2011 at 4:54am — No Comments
I'm a writer... which (among many things) means that at any given time, I have at least 3 - 5 story ideas swimming around in my head. Some are ideas for novels, some are short stories, some are plays. And on any given week (at least lately), I have had approximately 3 hours max to dedicate to writing. In three hours, it is extremely difficult to make any headway on 3 - 5 stories. So, I have to pick one. This has been extremely difficult.
In fact, it's been so difficult that I…Continue
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Perhaps you've been hearing some buzz lately about the book MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER. If the title doesn't grab you maybe the cover art will. Curious? Hopefully, because FEB. 24 is the day to buy your copy! That's right, FEBRUARY 24 is the 'best seller' launch of MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER. If you buy the book at amazon.com on FEB. 24 you can register for tons of free e-gifts, all redeemable at the following website:…Continue
Added by Tracy Krauss on February 23, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments
Apparently, my book Satan's Mirror has hit a nerve. I am being deluged by emails. One camp states that I am belittling Christian beliefs by taking Hell too lightly and not showing it the respect it deserves. They seem to feel I've written an instruction booklet on the ins and outs of the Underworld. To which I say, this is fiction, people. I can only assume you've read the book. Did you find it in the non-fiction section?? Another group claims that I am disrespectful to Wiccans,…Continue
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This particular question is for people who are looking to publish books for back of the room sales, but it actually has a wider application. If you want to be a writer in today's market, you have to look at whether it is advantageous to self-publish. If you do self-publish what are the venues available to you.
Most writers aren’t candidates for big publishers. They may be candidates for small niche publishers but, in the day of self-publishing, getting…Continue
Added by Joan Meijer on February 22, 2011 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Last week my wife, Susi, and I went to see a very inspiring documentary, “Rise” The film chronicled the lives of members of the 1961 U. S. Figure Skating Team all of whom perished in a plane crash on their way to a world competition in Europe; and those who were and have been impacted by their lives and deaths. The goal of this film was two-fold. First, released on the 50th anniversary of the crash it did a very thorough…Continue
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I received the following message from the Assistant Editor: "I feel your article could be a good fit for Stories for Children Magazine." Now I have to revise!
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The question I had was how do I post by new novel as an ebook for iPad and Nook? I Googled the question and discovered Smashwords. Smashwords is a free program that allows writers to put their books up on iPad, nook, Sony and many other epub sites - not on Kindle as of this minute.
Smashwords has directions for preparing your document in Microsoft Word. For me, this has been a lesson that has set the standard for all future…Continue
Added by Joan Meijer on February 18, 2011 at 10:15pm — No Comments
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I lecture about writing to non-writers – hypnotists, numerologists, psychics, housewives, businessmen and women and people who often tell me that I should write about them because “they have had very interesting lives.” I start my talks with a question. The first question I always ask is, “Who wants to write their autobiography?” About three-quarters of all audiences raise their hands. My next question is, “Can you tell me who will buy your autobiography?” …Continue
Added by Joan Meijer on February 17, 2011 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Many of the morals and principles that we live by throughout our life were ingrained in us by our parents when we were young. Among other things, parents are largely responsible for building the character of their children. They are our role models. Children are sponges—they absorb all that they see, hear, and feel.
When I was a child my…Continue
Added by Randi G. Fine on February 16, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments
“Just in Time”
The Lord woke me this morning with those exact words for you and me Mountain Taker. He wants to share with us a principle of His Kingdom. In specific, as I am coming to understand it in my own life it is a law of Kingdom Economics.
But before we go there directly let’s take a closer look at “just in time”. A few years ago I was reading “The Earth is Flat” by Thomas Freidman. In one part of the book Mr.…Continue
Added by Carl Jenks on February 15, 2011 at 4:20pm — No Comments
We all live in a material world and each of us has material needs and desires. I have to admit, I do enjoy having my physical comforts and a sprinkling of luxuries, though I wouldn’t call myself largely indulgent. I…Continue
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