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to make sales soar for whatever you're promoting.
In the publishing world, an appearance on a top
national TV show like Oprah, Today, Good Morning
America, The View or article in a… Continue
Added by Rick Frishman on January 31, 2009 at 7:56pm —
Heart disease remains the number killer of women in the United States; and the rate of decline in heart disease has been less prevalent among women. Approximately one woman dies every minute from heart disease in this country. Every year since 1984 more women have died of heart disease than men yet many women are still unaware of their biggest health threat. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Red Dress/Heart Truth campaign which began in 2001 and the American Heart Association’s Go… Continue
Added by Carolyn Strimike on January 31, 2009 at 2:31pm —
First few topics:
How did I become a professional storyteller?
The 3 C’s: How to Become Comfortable, Confident, and Competent as a Public Speaker
The 7 Techniques Utilized By Effective Public Speakers & Storytellers
Making Good Eye Contact - The 1st of the 7 Techniques Utilized By Effective Public Speakers & Storytellers
No Distracting Motions - The 2nd of the 7 Techniques Utilized By… Continue
Added by Debbie Dunn aka DJ Lyons on January 31, 2009 at 1:00pm —
YOU can…“Conquer All Obstacles”
PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT NETWORK FOR WRITERS
I have posted two new topics this week.
1.) PUBLISHING FORMATS
2.) PUBLISHING OPTIONS
Inspired? Check it out and sign up for a FREE bi-weekly email that will automatically post for you. Just click on my blog site: gr5mom2.wordpress.com and you are welcome to view all information.
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Added by Jo-Anne Vandermeulen on January 31, 2009 at 7:00am —
He was the product of illegitimacy, son of a noble house with no claim to its title or riches. For John Murray, the only hope of a decent life was his career as a British Officer.
Had she lost her heart when he rescued her from ruffians, or when she first looked into that face like a golden angel's? No… Continue
Added by Emily Bryan on January 31, 2009 at 6:28am —
As January comes to a close, so too does the voting in The Authors Lounge Best Cover of the Year Award. Please can I ask my friends to add their votes to my nomination by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'A Study in Red' in the subject line. That's all there is to it and I really appreciate all the supoort that all of you have given to my work in the last few months. Thanks again to… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on January 31, 2009 at 4:15am —
I am writing my second book and I am very excited!!! The title and story idea was born out of a tragedy for me, but, I believe it will touch a lot of lives and possibly help heal some broken spirits. My current publisher, Publish America is considering publishing it. Good News!!!
So, even though are country is going through some tough economic times, it is so important that we continue to do what it is that we love doing, writing!!! Books are usually the least expensive… Continue
Added by Grace Heyward on January 30, 2009 at 11:24pm —
Vista Designworks will be holding a drawing for a custom book cover design for any self published author. Winner will be selected 4/17/09. In order to be considered, please send an email to contest[at]vistanow.net containing book theme, description, trim size and page count.
If you’d like to get a free quote about marketing your work, Self Publishing: Book cover design and page layout, contact Vista Designworks.
Added by Kira Bailey | Project Manager for Vista Designworks Page on January 30, 2009 at 7:30pm —
SUBURBAN WEIRD by J. R. LaGreca
Courtney Gold stirred in her sleep as the wind thrashed at her window. She could swear she felt a warm breath upon her cheek as she stumbled out of bed. Her golden-wheat hair was tousled around her shoulders while her high cheekbones deemed her suitable for silk and pearls. Dressed in an ecru nightgown, which reached to the top of her long drink of legs, Courtney was a svelte beauty… Continue
Added by J. R. LaGreca on January 30, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Learn how to improve your position in Amazon's search results, in the January issue of The Savvy Book Marketer newsletter at http://snipr.com/savvyjan09.
Added by Dana Lynn Smith on January 30, 2009 at 6:35pm —
If you are like most independent contractors you spend your days and nights distressing about how you will gain customers and grow sales. Even if your company does not have a formal marketing or business plan yet, there are many cost-efficient things you can do to market and promote your company's products and services.
Here are 8 simple approaches to put your marketing efforts on the right track:
1) Focus on Your Core Competencies:
Know your target market and the… Continue
Added by Kira Bailey | Project Manager for Vista Designworks Page on January 30, 2009 at 6:30pm —
AFTERNOON TEA by J. R. LaGreca
The town of Clinton, Connecticut lay beneath mounds of freshly fallen
snow. A lone shadow against the New England landscape, Lawrence Gray’s
gnarled form veered alongside the cathedral to the Saint James Cemetery.
The skeleton trees exaggerated the old man’s pallor while the bouquet of
roses he clutched contrasted to the winter and season of his life.… Continue
Added by J. R. LaGreca on January 30, 2009 at 6:30pm —
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It's your friendly neighborhood "Digital Drummer" again...smile
The post below came from ConnectingBlack.com. For those that don’t know….ConnectingBlack.com was one of the first Black owned and operated social networks. Before MySpace, FaceBook, and the thousands that followed.
ConnectingBlack.com in it’s heyday, had a subscriber base of over 20,000 Black professionals. According to… Continue
Added by Jim Neusom on January 30, 2009 at 3:02pm —
This week’s “Business Question Of The Week” comes from Jasmine Johnson, Los Angeles, CA.
Question - Many times people have to take a job because they have families to support or bills to pay. When they finally make the decision to follow their passion, but still have to keep their job to pay the bills, how should they go about this process?
Omar Tyree Answers:
That is an excellent question and indeed a tough situation to be in. Let me begin to answer the… Continue
Added by Omar Tyree on January 30, 2009 at 2:43pm —
Ever wonder why your desires to self-publishing your book come up short of creating the "success" you desire???
I have completed the introductory chapter to my non-fiction book project: "The Independent Author, a non-traditional approach to self-publishing
." This book will help you understand the approach to independent book publishing and offer the procedural how-to steps critical to creating that success on a daily basis.
Added by Bobby Ozuna on January 30, 2009 at 1:42pm —
Added by Kare Anderson on January 30, 2009 at 1:25pm —
I have just been informed that my poem "What to Pray For" was selected for the 2008 Pirene's Fountain
Editor's Award. I'm honored.
The poem, which is included in The Moon Cracks Open: A Field Guide to the Birds
, was written one evening sitting outside of the Red Eye, and was one of those "stumble-upon" pieces. I was lucky enough to be looking at the moon and the sparrows and the passing cars and listening with more than ears. The words were there for anyone really… Continue
Added by Marc Beaudin on January 30, 2009 at 12:17pm —
If you have a football- or Superbowl-related book, you might want to use this free football clip art
in any last-minute promotions before the SuperBowl this Sunday.
And since the SuperBowl is the quintessential American game, you might also like this free American flag clip art
Enjoy the… Continue
Added by Carla Chadwick on January 30, 2009 at 11:30am —
Here you now see the first three books in the JGDS (Junior Geography Detective Squad) 50 States Mystery Trivia Series
Although book two is not yet at the printers (though will be soon after just a bit more tweaking), I designed the cover for book three based on the clues given (of… Continue
Added by Aidana WillowRaven on January 30, 2009 at 10:57am —
I'm thrilled to share that DISTRACTING THE DUCHESS
has been nominated for an RT REVIEWERS CHOICE AWARD! My hero, Trevelyn Deveridge, was tapped for a BEST K.I.S.S. (Knight in Shining Silver) AWARD. The winner will be announced at the RT Convention in… Continue
Added by Emily Bryan on January 30, 2009 at 8:40am —