Book authors sell their books -- the fruits of their writing labor. Thus it may seem counterintuitive to recommend that, for online book marketing success, book authors must be willing to share abundant free content.
Why is this?
On the Internet people are usually looking for relationships (connections) before buying something. Even if the book author has an effective website – one that makes it immediately clear what’s on offer and provides an easily visible BUY button,… Continue
San Jose State University's Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest honors bad writing. Listen and read this NPR account by the winner, David McKenzie of Federal Way, Wash., who beat out hundreds of entries from around the world for crafting the worst-written beginning to an imaginary novel.
On tonight's "Book and a Chat" my very special guest "Ally" YA blogger extraordinaire
Listen and enjoy thirty minutes of entertaining chat as Storyheart and Alley discuss about her blog "Sarcastic Humour and Chewed Pen Caps" (yes the English way of spelling humor), YA writing, authors, having 15… Continue
Added by Storyheart on June 30, 2009 at 5:48pm —
Are you tired of boring websites to preview your book on?
Well let me introduce the new way of viewing your books online, get your "Preview My Book Webite" today!
Give people more than just a preview of your book. Have them connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, blog, or what ever else that can connect them to you.
Take a look at mines below to see what I am talking about.…
Wow, looks like I haven't been back to this blog in a long time! Too many others to maintain apparently. Just wanted to note that the expanded, hardcover edition came out this month so busy doing radio interviews etc to promote.
Added by Alan Smith on June 30, 2009 at 9:56am —
Today is the last day to vote in the current round of The New Covey Cover Awards. Please, if you haven't already done so, take a look at entry number 6, 'Of Aztecs and Conquistadors' at http://thenewcoveycoverawards.blogspot.com/ and support my entry in the awards.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support. Every single vote is greatly appreciated.
I can’t tell you how many writer friends I have who forget or just plain refuse to back up their systems. It’s not that hard and it will save you a lot of headache in the end.
There are CDs, memory cards and flash drives to use for backups. Let’s not forget about external hard drives either. I have my stuff on a flash drive. The older, finished work is stored on the flash drive along with my PC. The new stuff gets backed up… Continue
As anybody who has read me reviews interviews or heard my comments on either my own radio program or where I have been a guest, you will know I am a great believer in what I call the "Small Blogger". These are the people who read, write and live books are "The 'sham wow' of Teen/YA literature".
My blog today is about tutoring and mentoring because my publisher has developed materials from my books that are helpful in these areas. In addition, the workbooks are already used in schools.
I'd appreciate your comments on the blog concerning your own experiences in tutoring and/or mentoring. http://booksandboys.blogspot.com Or you may simply be interested to see that these materials that are available.
Sometimes it is better to entrust the thoughts to the wind,
let them bring them out and sow in the land kissed by the sea.
Thoughts that may not ever bloom,
whipped by impetuous Wishes,
the morbidity of fear.
I went back to braiding her hair,
to lose in the drawings of incense and pink sunset sky.
I returned to drum with your fingers over invisible boundaries,
to spy over the… Continue
Added by aniger on June 29, 2009 at 9:13am —
In the last two days I’ve looked at two new book author sites of people on Twitter. In both cases I had no
idea whether the book was currently available for sale.
In each case I tweeted the question to the book author. One author replied with a list of all the places his book was for sale, and I kindly suggested that this information could be obvious on his site. The other author replied no, his book still awaited professional editing. And I… Continue