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February 2008 Blog Posts (181)

Wow! Check out this Book Marketing Media Convergence has a growing membership of great authors like yourself who want to take advantage of free publicity using our syndicated press release and article submission tools.

One new member is Dr. Jonathan Huxley, who's new book Imagenuity uses subtle wit to poke a bit of fun at the self-help "improve your life" fads of today.

Using a nice… Continue

Added by BiblioScribe on February 22, 2008 at 11:34am — No Comments

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter as a remedy for writer's blocK? I talk about that and another tried and true method (for me, at any rate) of dealing with block on today's virtual book tour stop:

Fig Newtons seem to work, too.

Added by Camille Marchetta on February 22, 2008 at 10:56am — No Comments

I am sick of getting judge for my look...

Don't tell me I'm handsome. Tell me you want to read my book. Tell me you relate to my characters. I already know what I look like because I look in the mirror everyday.

Get your copy of THE NAISA MAFIA: Chronicle OF The Godfather deliver to your home/bookstore by calling 1-800-431-1579.. Visit http://www.NAISAMAFIA.COM to read the scripts... Watch clip - NAISA, SECRETS KEPT'S PITCH, RELENTLESS PURSUIT, THE EXCHANGE @ google video. Join me at ,… Continue

Added by Chau Van Truong on February 22, 2008 at 10:33am — No Comments

Interview with John DeDakis, mystery author and senior editor of CNN

I've posted my interview with John DeDakis, author of FAST TRACK and senior editor of CNN on MURDER BY 4 today. John's new book, BLUFF, will be out later this year.

Added by Marta Stephens on February 22, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

5 Reasons Every Writer Needs a Web Presence and Where to Start

I recently talked to a friend who was having an article published in a well-known, highly competitive magazine. She hasn't yet taken the jump to have a web presence. I tend to forget that I spend thousands of hours online, receive hundreds of newsletters each month and answer over 1000 emails a month. I don't realize that the words "blog," "SEO," "keywords," "meta tags," and even "book marketing" are not terms most people go to bed thinking about. Or get up at 2 a.m. when you can't sleep and… Continue

Added by Lisa Copen on February 22, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Taxi Driver Makes ESSENCE Best Seller List

Savannah, Ga., USA––The young adult novel, Blood Kin A Savannah Story written by Robert T.S. Mickles and featuring a foreword by Aberjhani, debuted at number four on ESSENCE Magazine’s Best Seller Book List for paperback fiction in the March 2008 “Hollywood Issue” of the publication.

A taxi driver and native of Savannah, Georgia, Mickles said his… Continue

Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on February 22, 2008 at 9:54am — No Comments

First book tour at Blog Stop Book Tours!

Susan Breen, author of The Fiction Class, will be touring at Blog Stop Book Tours during the month of April. Stop by to find out more about her and her book, and then come by in April to see where reviews are posted.

Added by Mary Lewis on February 22, 2008 at 7:01am — No Comments

Prunes? Wrinkles? The sure answer...

In my years of physical darkness, folks have made comments like, "Look at this." Or "Let me show you." Show me? They forget all I can do is hear, and at best, feel. But phrases have become so commonly used that they lose their literal meaning.

And when it comes to making comments about my looks (which is nothing to write home about), they must know I cannot verify in the mirror remarks like, "Janet, you don’t have any wrinkles."

Part of me wants to grip them in a big hug… Continue

Added by Janet Perez Eckles on February 22, 2008 at 5:55am — No Comments

The Hezekiah Effect for Writers

By Sherryle Kiser Jackson, author of Soon and Very Soon

Someone estimated that everybody gets about 15 minutes of fame. It would suggest that the recognition we receive as writers for our works will ultimately subside to make way for someone else’s time. When does our 15 minutes begin? Is it when you have crystallized a theme or idea in your mind and proudly announce to friends and loved ones, “I am writing a book?” Is it the minute you learn to juggle the creative and business side… Continue

Added by Sherryle jackson on February 21, 2008 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Prospector's Association in Colorado Springs - talk about Orphan Boy

I will be speaking about my newest book The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with Mining on March 6, 2008 at the Prospectors Association of Colorado Springs. The topic of the talk will be why I wrote the book and the mining in the area.

If you are planning to be in Colorado Springs on March 6, please feel free to join this fascinating group. The website is:


H. Court Young

Geologist, author &… Continue

Added by H. Court Young on February 21, 2008 at 11:52am — No Comments

The Dark Phantom

Isn't that a great name? It's the site where I'm appearing today on my virtual book tour for The River, By Moonlight:

Added by Camille Marchetta on February 21, 2008 at 10:44am — No Comments

How to Find Out if Someone is Plagiarizing Your Work

Plagiarism - How to Find Out if Someone is Plagiarizing Your Work

By Robert Nahas

With the infiltration of Internet venues that harbor and propagate pseudo professional and fraudulent "writers" - even encouraging it by "looking the other way" - there has been a significant rise in plagiarism of the protected works of professional writers. Though hard numbers have not yet been established, this writer, after a great deal of research, estimates that it has risen by as much as 42… Continue

Added by Lisa Copen on February 21, 2008 at 10:07am — No Comments

Link to Newsletter with SEO Info is up on my website

A link to my February newsletter with SEO (search engine optimization) information is up on my main website


I've also added the winter Midwest Mystery Writers of America Library Bulletin link

Also, photos from Love Is Murder conference are in the Morgan Dark Section

Photos from my book launch party for Girl of My Dreams, my romantic comedy, are up in the Morgan Lite Section

If you… Continue

Added by Morgan Mandel on February 20, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Soft Chair of Patience

Have you ever savored something so delicious that your taste buds jumped and screamed, "Where you been all my life?"

I had that experience Saturday night. Hubby and I attended a wedding, gorgeous event. We brought a piece of the homemade wedding cake home. I sunk my teeth into it. And I think my eyes crossed from the delight. It was simply out of this world, to die for, and finger- lickin’ good. (I think that’s enough clichés.)

The wedding reception was nestled in the… Continue

Added by Janet Perez Eckles on February 20, 2008 at 5:08pm — No Comments


Book Signing

Meet the Author: Bernice Angoh, Author of Lemonade Street

Place: Barnes and Noble, Pleasant Hill Duluth GA

Date: Saturday, March 29th

Time: 2:00PM EST

For directions Please Call: (770)-495-7200

“Lemonade Street” has received rave reviews since its release on December 3rd. Here are a few things people are saying about Lemonade Street:

“I must be honest; poetry is not my favorite form of literature. Too many times the meaning is so… Continue

Added by Bernice Angoh on February 20, 2008 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Gold Fever!

To my Ning friends,

There is an excellent article entitled Gold Fever! in the January/February 2008 issue of The History Channel Magazine. This article details the lust for riches in the Klondike area of Alaska at the turn of the 20th century.

The article by Mike Coppock notes that the gold fortunes from the Klondike funded Mack Trucks, Gruman's Chinese Theater, Madison Square Gardens, the Brown Derby restaurant, real-estate holdings and even an ice-cream empire. Old west… Continue

Added by H. Court Young on February 20, 2008 at 2:54pm — No Comments

On Writing

Today's stop on my virtual book tour is at:

It's the first guest blog I ever wrote, though not the first to get posted as it happens. In it, I talk about my writing life, how I started, where I've got to. If you have a minute to stop by, please do.

Added by Camille Marchetta on February 20, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Page One Interviews Public Relations Agency Pump Up Your Book Promotion

Connie Briscoe of Page One interviews public relations agency Pump Up Your Book Promotion. Read the interview with Dorothy Thompson and Cheryl Malandrinos at!

Added by Dorothy Thompson on February 20, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Oh the Glory of Your Presence!

Oh what glory it truly is to be sitting in His Presence. Once that Presence envelops you, you feel like Peter on the Mount of Configuration when he wanted to build a tent and stay there forever. It’s as if you’ve suddenly come face to face with a little fawn in the woods. You hardly dare to breathe for fear that you’ll disturb that magical moment as in a flash it’ll be gone forever.

It’s so wonderful just to sit in peace and not have to say a thing. The pains, concerns and trials you… Continue

Added by Ann Stewart on February 20, 2008 at 9:49am — No Comments

New Authors' Blog: MURDER BY 4

I'm thrilled to announce that I've teamed up with three great friends who also happen to be amazingly talented authors to form a new authors' blog called MURDER BY 4. Of course, we've included a link to Book Marketing Network as a great place for authors to visit!

Stop by MURDER BY 4. We have several exciting guest bloggers lined up starting this week and lots of great information for readers and authors alike.

So grab a… Continue

Added by Marta Stephens on February 20, 2008 at 6:55am — No Comments

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