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Does Twitter really help with book sales?
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Ever since I became published, I keep being told to use "Twitter". Why? Yes, it's another form of social networking, but does Tweeting actually produce sales?  I already maintain a good number of…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Lamb Mar 7, 2011.

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Something About Me and My Book:
I am an award-winning screenwriter turn YA allegorical fantasy author. I wrote the first book in the series because my daughter asked for a good, old fashion fantasy without witches and vampires. I used by experience writing for children's television and created the world of ALLON.

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Why this explosion of 1st person POV?


What is it with these younger writers today who feel they must do a novel in 1st person? Do they feel it makes a personal impact? Is it because the style is all the rage? Or is it sheer laziness of sticking with one character? I vote for the latter - actually a combination of copy-catting a style and laziness. After all, if you write like its your personal journal or diary why care about grammar? It's fast and easy to produce. Slap it together and put it up on Smashwords or Kindle…


Posted on March 29, 2011 at 6:00am

NEWS! Allon book 2 is now on KINDLE

 I'm excited to book a Kindle version of ALLON Book 2 - INSURRECTION out this past week.  Thanks to my hubby for all his hard work in converting the file.  I tried to convince my publisher about converting Allon Book 1, but no amount of persuasion from me or reader have produced an e-book. As such, decided to push ahead with the rest of the series and will be putting out both paperback and Kindle versions.


Look for MORE releases in the coming…


Posted on March 27, 2011 at 8:07am


Although knowing one's audience is separate from motivation, it can lead into motivation. For example, a writer knows a certain genre is a hot-seller, thus they are motivated to write and capitalize on the momentum. It might sound like a generalized statement, but it is played out in reality.

In non-fiction, no books grab more attention than celebrity or politician tell-alls. The marketing plan can include words like unauthorized biography or controversial. These buzz… Continue

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 8:01am

Memphis recap

After three grueling days on my feet, driving 8 hours round trip to Memphis, I finally can make an assessment of the Midsouth Homeschool Convention. To begin, the people at Great Homeschool Conventions are very well organized and professional. The convention ran smoothly, despite the bad weather outside. At the Cook Convention Center, the Marriott Hotel takes care of concessions and present their food just as they do at any top-notch buffet. All the servers wore vest and tie, silver covered…


Posted on March 7, 2011 at 10:01am

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At 10:17am on June 12, 2012, Paul Doerwang said…

Congratulations on your award Shawn. :)

At 12:10pm on August 3, 2011, Cynthia Clampitt said…

Greetings, Shawn.

On the post about authors helping each other, I noted your comment that you interview book authors on your site. You also mention that you're a Christian, which is something else we have in common, besides writing. I'm always looking for ways to tell people about my nonfiction book, Waltzing Australia, which won the Mom's Choice Award for travel writing -- so officially deemed family friendly. So if you're still looking for authors to interview or feature, I'd love to be considered.


Cynthia Clampitt

At 7:05am on July 28, 2011, Tracy Krauss said…
Checked out your latest trailer for the upcoming book. Nice. Who does your illustrations?
At 10:39pm on June 17, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett said…
Nice to meet you here in the world of book marketing. I'm Aleja Bennett Author of Ten paper backs and eight available on the kindle. Here is my fan page, stay in touch when you can. I know we both may have hectic schedules at times but I will always follow you back. Below is my fan page hope you like it and thanks again for your support it's appreciated very much. Enjoy the book video
At 2:41pm on April 25, 2011, Lorilyn Roberts said…
If if you decide to join you know where to find us:)
At 1:49pm on April 25, 2011, Lorilyn Roberts said…

You might be interested in the John 3:16 Marketing Network to launch your book. Here is a video is you are interested.

At 7:03pm on April 3, 2011, James P Day said…
Hi there I looked over some of the comments. I liked when you discussed first person pov. That has to do with the style of the writer. In my book A Mystic's Vengeance, I use cliff hanger endings. The editor did not like it, but I find it useful. I can see what you mean, It depends on the genre as well. The book I wrote is fiction fantasy. It is a character driven book. I was told do not use first person Take care James Day
At 8:19pm on January 12, 2011, Paul Doerwang said…
Your daughter looks like the perfect archetypal heroine stepping right out of the frontspiece of the penultimate fantasy story. Tell me, did you pre-design the perfect family all those many years ago just so you you could create this amazing marketing campain for the books you'd end up publishing now? Darn, I wish I'd thought of that too! ;)
At 8:38pm on January 4, 2011, Paul Doerwang said…

I, like many others, fantasize about having a shelf-full of just such books. There must be a psycological term for such a mania. I, myself, am not looking for a cure. You have been able to tap into that "Leather-bound Bibliophilia. Preying on our weaknesses, It's just not fair, I Say!!! Not fair!  [sob...sob ]  ; ) 

At 4:14pm on January 4, 2011, Paul Doerwang said…
I'll say it again. Your books set a standard for any new fantasy author of just how to put out a great looking, quality book.

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