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March 2007 Blog Posts (67)

Book Signing Tips

I notice others put a link in instead of writing it all out to make the entry shorter, so I put the tips that came from authors all over on book signings. You'll find them at I hope they help....when ever someone sends me something to ad to it, I ad so maybe some of them will seem like the same tip....but I think it's a good listing. SHirley

Added by shirley dicks on March 15, 2007 at 8:49am — 2 Comments

Think of Professional Design As An Investment For Your Company

Graphic Design is not 'playing'. Graphic Design is a business tool that exists to enhance communication of ideas, messages and thoughts. A professional design firm knows the importance of turning clients into partners in the process and show them how to see design as an investment for their long-term business goals. Design firms need to think more like consultants and less like Wal-mart: "Attention All Customers: book cover designs can be found in isle 3, Websites found in isle 8...… Continue

Added by Judi Lake on March 14, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Jesus had nothing to do with Christianity

Then the Lord saith: “You have a Hispanic body this time because no other culture names their kids “Jesus.” If you had a white body and entered into a Christian family and were named Jesus, you would have a lot of unnecessary problems growing up. Nope, Jesus wouldn’t work these days for a white guy.”…


Added by revolvingdoorbooks on March 14, 2007 at 12:52pm — No Comments

First fiction about Sherpas of Nepal

Beyond the Summit is the first fiction about the Sherpas of Nepal .I used to lead treks to the Everest Base camp and know their culture well. The book has received 5 star reviews from everyone. All who read it say it's a movie waiting to be made because of the powerful love story between an American journalist and Sherpa guide, the exotic setting, the climbing scenes told through the eyes of the porters.

How do i bring this to the anttention fo anyone in the movie industry?

Added by Linda LeBlanc on March 14, 2007 at 12:37pm — 2 Comments

I love being the new guy...

I just wanted to post a quick 'hello' to everyone here on this network, it looks like there is some great stuff going on over here. I'm glad to now be a part of it. :)

If any of you have questions regarding marketing your book online and via social networks (MySpace, etc.), feel free to send them my way and I'll try to answer them to my upmost ability (which can be shaky at times I must admit...).

If you want to see me in video form,…


Added by Hup on March 14, 2007 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

Book Club Dinner

I have had the wonderful experience of being invited to speak at several local book clubs. The experiences have been extremely humbling as my book is a memoir. They have also been rewarding as I have met wonderful and gracious people all with…


Added by Karen Vanderlaan on March 13, 2007 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Come visit my site!

Hi there folks,

Thanks John Kremer for letting me know about this site! It is a fantastic site & I'm very hopeful that people will find out more about me as an Author by visiting my own website & purchasing my new book called "Zen & the Ruby of Heaven" which I'm marketing in hopes of it soon becoming a worldwide bestseller in the Fantasy genre.


PK Silver

Added by PK SILVER on March 13, 2007 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Book Signings Are Your Best Friends

© 2007 Cheryl Kaye Tardif

So you’ve written a book, had it published and you are now facing the dreaded…


Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on March 13, 2007 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Belief Goes a Long Way for a Writer

©2006 Cheryl Kaye Tardif…


Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on March 13, 2007 at 5:25pm — 2 Comments

Become a Character in SUBMERGED, a heart-stopping thriller by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a character in a novel named after you? Ever secretly harbor that need to be 'famous'...or 'infamous'?

Well, here's your chance!

In conjunction with Family Productions Inc. the show producers for the Edmonton Woman's Show, mystery author Cheryl Kaye Tardif is participating in a...

Become a Character in a Novel Contest.

Cheryl is about to start her new…


Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on March 13, 2007 at 5:13pm — No Comments

A Total Write-Off! Update

A Total Write-Off! is a fast-paced and fun television series where two teams of writers match wits in a writing showdown as they compete to create short stories based on spontaneous audience suggestions. With comedian Barbara North as host and ringmaster, it's a hip Whose Line Is It Anyway? meets Just for Laughs for both wordsmiths… Continue

Added by Cheryl Kaye Tardif on March 13, 2007 at 5:09pm — No Comments

The Choice Is Yours

I haven't figured out this site yet, but working on it. I don't know if the blogs are to put about our books, or to write about what we're doing, or are interested in. At any rate, one of my books is called The Choice Is Yours which is aimed at teens about violence and getting into trouble.

I also went up on Tennessee's death row and did a video and DVD with five of the guys who came out to talk to the kids about how they found themselves up on the row.…


Added by shirley dicks on March 13, 2007 at 3:42pm — 2 Comments

75 and Counting

Well, we're up to 75 people in this network. And some nice activity. Check out Steve Weber's Plug Your Book post. His book looks great. It seems to have some action points I did not cover in the new edition of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books. You can sample his book free. You can sample his book here:
Plug Your Book: Online Book Marketing for Authors
by Steve Weber.

Added by John Kremer on March 13, 2007 at 2:53pm — No Comments

How to plug your book online

Hello everyone, and thanks to John Kremer for starting this network.

If you're interested in learning more about marketing your book using blogs and other social-networking tools, check out this book available free on my Web site under a Creative Commons license -- follow the "Read it Now" link:

Plug Your Book: Online Book Marketing for Authors

Added by Steve Weber on March 13, 2007 at 2:34pm — 2 Comments

trailer for story and poetry collection

John Kremer's newsletter introduced me to the book trailer concept. I worked closely with an excellent designer in NYC called SKW Graphics to create this Flash trailer for my book Something Familiar. I am very pleased with the product, housed at (I'm trying to post it to the video section.) Make sure your sound is on. Feedback welcome.…


Added by Kat R. on March 13, 2007 at 12:45pm — No Comments


Authors4charity was started back in 93 and this year we're adding a promotions and publishing company for it's members. We're trying to add new things this year as we've not done much promotions in the past years. Just floating along doing our signings together but we decided that this year we'd try to get out to the public and to grow along with adding new things to our organization. Our web site is It used to be but we lost the domain name and… Continue

Added by shirley dicks on March 13, 2007 at 12:09pm — No Comments

An Open Invitation to Visit My Blog ~

I love options and it's fantastic to have the opportunity to blog here. Since I already have my blog on at I'll simply invite you over to take a peek.

Please feel free to sign up for Manyon's Musings ezine (electronic newsletter) where you'll receive cutting-edge marketing and copywriting information delivered straight…


Added by Lisa Manyon on March 10, 2007 at 11:55pm — No Comments

What's The Big Deal About Design Anyway?

Design = Perception = Communication.

Graphic Design: a combination of words, pictures and concepts

creating visual communication.

THE WORD DESIGN is both a verb and a noun. Thus design is both an

action and a product. Designing is a process organizing the various

aspects of a work—line, space, light and color, texture, pattern,

time and motion—creating a unified communication product. One

can recognize in the finished process of its… Continue

Added by Judi Lake on March 10, 2007 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Do any of you Twitter?

I just discovered an interesting website with lots of activity. It's called, and it is designed to keep friends and other interested parties informed about what you are doing -- especially via cell phone text messages (which you can access either via the website, IM, or your cell phone.

I'm going to use it to let people who become my followers or friends (two categories in Twitter) -- to let them know whenever I update a page on my website. As I Twitter, the…

Added by John Kremer on March 10, 2007 at 4:21pm — No Comments

"Gold Diggers" Sample Chapter

There was a soft beep on Paulette’s line, indicating that another call was waiting. “Hold on a minute.” Paulette pressed the flash button after scanning the LCD to identify the waiting caller.
“Hey, baby,” she purred after switching calls.
“Do you miss me?”

“Of course I do,” he answered.…

Added by Tracie Howard on March 8, 2007 at 8:51am — No Comments

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