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The Hard Joy Of Writing With Sharon Fagan McDermott and M.C. Benner Dixon

How can we focus on the joy of the writing process itself, rather than the outcome? How can we embrace the positive side of being jealous of the success of other writers? How can we deepen our writing with metaphor and sense of place? Co-authors of writing book, Millions of Suns, Sharon and Christine share […]

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Writing And Producing A Micro-Budget Film With Jeffrey Crane Graham

How can you pick yourself, rather than wait for someone else to pick you? How can you take control of your independent career and bring your creative vision to life? Jeffrey Crane Graham talks about his experience as an indie filmmaker, with lots of tips for indie authors. In the intro, 6 Types of Submission […]

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Your Author Brand With Isabelle Knight

How do you find the story behind all your stories? Who are you at the heart of your books? Isabelle Knight talks about the importance of author brand in an age of limitless content, and gives tips on how to discover yours. In the intro, 20 new miniature books added to Queen Mary’s Dollhouse [BBC]; […]

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How To Be Successful On Kickstarter With Paddy Finn

What are the benefits — and the challenges — of crowdfunding on Kickstarter? How can you fund successfully, as well as make a profit with your campaign? Paddy Finn gives his tips. In the intro, you can find more selling direct resources here; Streaming due for a streamlining [FT]; Authors Guild explores AI licensing deal […]

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A Creative Approach To Generative AI In Book Cover Design With James Helps

I really enjoyed this laid-back discussion around AI tools as part of the creative book cover design process with James Helps from Go On Write. We discuss how generative AI tools can help make more unique and interesting cover designs, and how designers can have a more imaginative time making them. This episode is supported […]

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I am an author, blogger and speaker. My main site is - Writing, Publishing, Internet Sales and Book Promotion...for your book! I am British but live in sunny Queensland, Australia.

The Creative Penn - New blog on Publishing 2.0, writing, self-publishing, print-on-demand

...and new technologies in the world of writing and publishing. It's an exciting time for all authors! Featuring interviews with new and established authors, as well as marketing specialists and others involved in the world of books!
Let me know if you would like to be featured on the blog - I am always open to new and interesting topics, as well as virtual book launches.
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Have you tried Twitter yet? It's great for authors

I have been slow on the uptake but have now (finally) joined Twitter - it is great for authors!! you can hook up with other authors, publishers, agents and get the latest interesting posts

I have posted about it here - Twitter: what is it and why should authors use it?

Definitely recommended!
from @thecreativepenn

Posted on January 20, 2009 at 2:08am

5 tips to get on TV - how a press release can get you onto National TV!

My first press release flopped and I lost all enthusiasm for it... my second got me 2 newspaper pieces and a small segment on Australian primetime National TV!

I have blogged about it here:

Book Promotion: 5 top tips for being on TV and lessons from a TV appearance

and about the press release that got me there…


Posted on January 14, 2009 at 3:20am

Publish your ebook on Smashwords…and $1 ebook

Ebooks are taking off in 2009 - with ebook readers, phones with ebook apps and the economy in a spin, you need to jump on the wave!

If you have the digital rights to your book, or if you have something you would like to self-publish, you can publish it as an ebook in a few hours and have it for sale today!

I have been selling my book, “How to Enjoy Your Job” as an ebook in PDF format for the last few months and have sold a few copies. I wanted to get it onto the Amazon… Continue

Posted on January 8, 2009 at 7:20pm

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At 3:28am on June 30, 2010, Zaid said…
Hey there

Ive just joined this website a few minutes ago. Im trying to promote my new book entitled: Salaam from South Africa.

Check out the link:

Theres a downloadable version of the novel as well.You may also check out my profile to get a bit more lowdown on who I am exactly.

Take care now.
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At 12:18am on December 6, 2008, Beth Barany said…
I like your energy. Hello from halfway around the world in California.

All my best,
At 2:00am on November 23, 2008, Stuart Ross McCallum said…
Hi Joanna,

I am also British and living in the not so sunny Melbourne. Happily married and father of two teenagers and busy marketing my first book titled: Beyond my Control. I would like to be friends here at Book Marketing Network. My book has been in Amazon's top 100 for about five minutes! Hope I'm Added, all the best, Stuart
At 11:21am on November 21, 2008, James W. Roberts Sr. said…
Hello Jonna, thank you for being my friend, I want to extend an invitation to you and your friends to come and visit and join my sight James W. Roberts Sr.
At 11:02pm on November 13, 2008, Teresa said…
Thank you for adding me to your friends list. GOD Bless
At 10:12pm on November 12, 2008, Linda Ballou said…
Just thought it would be fun to connect with someone inthe land down under. Hope to get there one fine day.
At 10:22pm on November 9, 2008, John Kremer said…
Welcome to the Book Marketing Network. Join in on the discussions, share a video, write a blog post, make some friends. Enjoy. Thanks for coming.

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At 8:28am on November 9, 2008, James W. Roberts Sr. said…
Hello is the very first thing we say when we meet a new friend, so "Hello" and I say the same to my old friends a wonderful word " Hello" isn't it, sorry I tend to ramble, I want to welcome you and wish you well with all your endeavors.
Regards James

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