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Something About Me and My Book:
Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader. She is the author of the poetry book Repulsion Thrust, the novel Sleep Before Evening, a nonfiction book, The Art of Assessment, Quark Soup, and, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Cherished Pulse and She Wore Emerald Then. She runs a monthly radio program podcast The Compulsive Reader Talks.

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Poet Travels Sharp Edge of Science

REPULSION THRUST is on sale at Amazon now (just in time for Black Friday)! The book is less than $10 and makes a wonderful gift for poetry lovers, scientists, futurists, literary folk, and anyone who enjoys a bit of uniquely framed introspection. The beautiful cover is by NSW artist Scott Jackson, and I'd love to send you an autographed bookplate, customised to suit your recipient. Drop by:…


Posted on November 27, 2009 at 3:39pm

Twitter as both social tool, and diary log

Just added a Twitter widget above, so now what I'm doing will always be current (saves the zillion cross postings). I know there are lots of social networks to keep up with, but what I like about Twitter is that it's really fast (you're very limited on text), which means you can just drop in and put in a very fast update before closing each evening. So I don't have to wait for big stuff -- I just pop in each little thing I've been doing (and sometimes I surprise myself with how much I actually… Continue

Posted on August 20, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Chats, poetry and superheroes

My week long LibraryThing chat is now finished, and boy, did I get some great questions. The chat is open for viewing to anyone (you don't need to sign up to LibraryThing, though it is a pretty cool promotional tool). Just drop by LibraryThing and check it out. I made a ridiculous offer there to anyone who dropped in, with the aim of allowing visitors to read my novel, but I'm holding that offer for book marketing… Continue

Posted on July 4, 2008 at 11:25pm

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At 6:25am on September 26, 2009, Teo Graca said…
Authors can create a recurring revenue model with eWorkshops.
Click for more information on our eWorkshop on how you can do this.
This is a great way to accentuate your book sales with a new product.
It also allows you to test new content to see how people react and find the best way to present ideas for your next book!
At 10:03pm on July 9, 2009, Freya R said…
Hi Magdalena

Do stop by when you have a moment to check out our free book marketing tool - BookBuzzr. (

BookBuzzr is a page-flipping application that is more suited for marketing books online. BookBuzzr comes with the built-in ability to share your book-extract on over 60 social networking and bookmarking sites such as Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, Digg, Delicious etc.

We'd love it if you'd take a look at our tool and share your thoughts.

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At 4:11pm on March 13, 2009, Bert Martinez said…
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At 6:59pm on January 20, 2009, Gina McGowan Cade said…
Ms. Ball, your bio is impressive.
Just stopping by to say hello!
At 8:04pm on September 29, 2008, Gina McGowan Cade said…
Hello Magdalena, I am wishing to connect with others in Australia. Please visit my page and read my bio. Thank you.
At 10:33am on March 23, 2008, Linton Robinson said…
Hi Magdalena

(Did you know that "Macarena"--as in the infamous dance epidemic--is Latino slang for "Magdalena"? Just thought I'd ask)

Your promotion posts indicate to me that you might be able to either profit by or contribute to my new Self Publishing group here on BMN.
Please take a look, we're trying to build it into a resource for writers who prefer to be their own publisher.
At 3:12pm on December 11, 2007, Shelagh Watkins said…
At 12:46pm on June 22, 2007, Carolyn Howard-Johnson said…
You are the one who got me here. I came to leave a comment on your blog and had to sign in to do it!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson

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