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Author & Publisher Carol Denbow

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Something About Me and My Book:
Carol Denbow is the founder of Plain & Simple Books Publishing as well as authoring six non-fiction books since 2006. She has been interviewed online, in print, radio, and television. Some of her books include Are You Ready to Be Your Own Boss?, A Book Inside, How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Story, a popular book with aspiring as well as seasoned authors, and How to Market Your Book for Free (or really cheap).

Carol Denbow is the mother of two wonderful grown children and resides in the small community of North Bend, Oregon with her husband Craig. She enjoys to gardening, writing, and golfing. Visit Carol’s Websites at and

Plain & Simple Books, started in 2006, was opened up to outside submissions in 2010. Plain & Simple Books is a different kind of publisher, see how we work by visiting our Website at

No, we do not accept every submission received. But if you have a well-written and edited manuscript, we may be looking for you! There are no publishing fees.

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In 2004, I sat down and wrote the introduction to my first book. Two years later, "Are You Ready to Be Your Own Boss?" was in print fulfilling the need for new business owners to achieve success.

I am a retired business owner, mom of two awesome kid’s, and since 2006 have authored six additional non-fiction books including, “A Book Inside, Writing, Publishing, and Selling your Story” (2008), and “Stress Relief for the Working Stiff, How to Reverse the Embalming Effect” (2008), republished as Keep Your Sanity in 2010.

I have published several e-books as well, including, How to Organize a Virtual Book Tour  and 100 Ways to Market Your book for Free (or really cheap).

I share my writing and publishing experience with forthcoming authors through my blog, “A Book Inside” at In addition, I have built and maintain nine websites devoted to promoting the books of first-time authors.

I am the creator of "Writer's Gift Shop," an online gift store for writers, authors, and poets at

My personal Website is at  

I live with my husband Craig on a small farm near the southern coast of Oregon. In retirement, I enjoy golf, fishing, and of course, writing! I am also an active patient volunteer and fund-raising coordinator for South Coast Hospice in North Bend as well as a member of several writing communities.

Visit my blog for writers and published authors at

Yes, one more...a great site for writers and authors at Author's Box

To learn more about my books, please visit one of my sites or watch the video clips below.

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Today is Blog Jog Day!

Today is Blog Jog Day! This is a fun and interesting annual event which takes place online. Nearly one hundred blogs will be participating! Click on the Blog Jog Day Blog at, then simply choose a blog link that looks interesting to you, and click on! After you view that blog, there will be a link to another, then another, and so on.

Many of the blogs have special events, contests, and goodie giveaways lined…


Posted on August 7, 2011 at 9:27am

Blog Jog Day Promote Your Blog! August 7

Join us for another year of fun and new blog action! Visit to learn how you can participate!

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 7:09am

Daniel's Dream - Here's The Story

Daniel Robert Lynch, a young and artistically gifted student, was a victim of mistaken identity in a shooting on September 22nd, 2006. “Dan” was an inspiring art student working towards his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He had a dream, and nothing was going to stop him… nothing except a bullet.

Following his tragic death, his parents, Robert and Marian Lynch worked passionately to establish The Daniel Robert Lynch Art Education and Scholarship Program (DRL Art Program) in loving…


Posted on April 8, 2011 at 10:57am

My Big Experiment! .99 Cent Kindle Books

I have put all my books on Kindle for just $.99 for the duration of one month to see how this can affect sales. So if you've ever wanted to read any of them, and you have a Kindle Reader, now is the time!

To read more about the experiment or to see a list of my books with their perspective Kindle and other links at A Book Inside Blog at

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Carol Denbow
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Posted on February 22, 2011 at 7:05am — 2 Comments

New Publishing Option for Authors

Plain & Simple Books, started in 2006, was opened up to outside submissions in 2010. Plain & Simple Books is a different kind of publisher, see how we work by visiting our Website at…


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At 12:04pm on December 7, 2011, Fernando Sobenes said…

Hello Carol. My name is Fernando Sobenes and I want to invite you to read the prologue and the first two chapters of my novel: "The Evil Visitor" in my blog The Evil Visitor

Also you can watch the book trailer.

Best regards,


At 12:45pm on October 30, 2009, James and Terry Hamilton said…
Thank you for the response... hopefully the site will be a benefit to many folks...Shalom "J&T"
At 10:44pm on October 29, 2009, James and Terry Hamilton said…
Howdy neighbor, We see your from Oregon...~~we are also on ...another group for a variety of subjects from Healthy living to you name it...Established for the local oregonians like you LOL
Would be good to see more writers on there~~~check it out when you get a few minutes...Above all enjoy your journey....."J&T"
At 1:27pm on September 3, 2009, Holly Hendrick said…
Hi Carol,
I have been off the grid for a while but am back and so glad to be here. Looking forward to being busy again.
At 1:44am on August 13, 2009, albertasequeira said…
Oh, thank you for the sites you gave to promote our books.
I joined another one. It's not free but only charges $25 "per year." It's Look it up.
At 1:43am on August 13, 2009, albertasequeira said…
HI Carol,

I want you to know that my second memoir finally came through. It's Someone Stop This Merry-Go-Round; An Alcoholic Family in Crisis. It's about losing my husband in 1985 at forty-five years old from this demon.
I'm completing the sequel Please, God, Not Two; This Killer Called Alcoholism.
They can be viewed on my site
At 2:38am on June 5, 2009, John Kremer said…
Welcome to the Book Marketing Network. Join in some discussions, post a blog or video, schedule an event, make some friends. I think you'll enjoy it here.

John Kremer, book marketing expert

At 11:26am on February 19, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
Hello, I'm Bert Martinez, I'm looking to network with success minded authors. If you would like my free report 30 Strategies for Selling More Books just fill out the form below. I look forward to networking with you and if there is anything that I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me.

You Were Created to Succeed!

Bert Martinez

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At 9:46pm on January 21, 2009, J. R. LaGreca said…
Hello Carol,

Thanks for your help. Feb. will be here soon enough. Also, thanks for the invitation to be your friend. I happily accept only I couldn't find the link. I will invite you as mine....JR
At 6:40pm on January 11, 2009, Gina McGowan Cade said…
Hello, I am stopping by to wish you a great week!

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