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June 2009 Blog Posts (227)

10 Ways for a Book Author to Share Free Content on the Internet

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

Added by Phyllis Zimbler Miller on June 30, 2009 at 11:14pm — No Comments

GetPublishedTV just launched

Hey Guys,



I'm Dale Beaumont, creator and host of GetPublishedTV.com - the 1st dedicated TV Show on the Internet to help authors (and aspiring authors) to write, publish and market their own best-selling books!



Since publishing my first book at the age of 19, I have gone onto write and publish another 15 books, which have collectively sold just over a quarter of a million copies.



Along the way I've received well over a thousand personal emails from people… Continue

Added by Dale Beaumont on June 30, 2009 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Fiction Contest Award for BAD Writing

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.



http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106114395&ft=1&f=1032



Frances Shani Parker, Author…

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Added by Frances Shani Parker on June 30, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A BOOK AND A CHAT with Alley (YA Blogger)





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 — No Comments

How did you do it Gerald?

THE QUESTION:

How did you bring PROSPERITY into your life?



MY ANSWER:

I did not bring PROSPERITY into my life, my life brought PROSPERITY to ME!

You can't be brought something that is already within you, you can only bring it out!





Directions To PROSPERITY Lane



Total Distance: Life

Total Time: Depends on you



1. Starting within yourself go toward Reflection Rd.

2. Merge onto Self… Continue

Added by Gerald Simmons on June 30, 2009 at 11:43am — No Comments

Attention all Authors!!!!!!!!!

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.…



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Added by Gerald Simmons on June 30, 2009 at 11:39am — No Comments

Hardcover Edition

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 — No Comments

New Book, Saffron Dreams, Available For Review

To Request a Review Copy, email us at info@IndependentBookReviews.com



Saffron Dreams

By: Shaila Abdullah

Paperback: 248 pages

Publisher: Modern History Press; 1st edition (February 5, 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1932690735

ISBN-13: 978-1932690736 …

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Added by Independent Book Reviews on June 30, 2009 at 8:29am — No Comments

Last day to vote in the Covey Awards

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.



Brian…

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Added by Brian L Porter on June 30, 2009 at 7:16am — No Comments

Backup!

Backup, backup and I’ll say it again…BACKUP!



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

Added by Tianna Xander on June 29, 2009 at 9:16pm — No Comments

win a great book!

Win a copy of Certain Jeopardy HERE

Added by Michelle Sutton on June 29, 2009 at 8:43pm — No Comments

An Interview with Tiqa Khairi - goodgirlsreadbooks







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".



Name:… Continue

Added by Storyheart on June 29, 2009 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Book giveaway

The AllBooks June book giveaway is over tomorrow. Visit http://tinyurl.com/bpzumq or http://tinyurl.com/desuql to enter.

Added by Robert Medak on June 29, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Win a Signed Copy of "Getting Even: Revenge Stories"!!

Please visit my blog for details:

http://mitziszereto.com/blog

Added by Mitzi Szereto on June 29, 2009 at 10:42am — No Comments

Tutoring / Mentoring‏

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.

Thank you,

Max Elliot Anderson

Added by Max Elliot Anderson on June 29, 2009 at 9:26am — No Comments

my thoughts









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 — No Comments

Too Many Visitors For One Little House by Susan Chodakiewitz



Authors - get your own page-turning book-previewing book widget at www.freado.com and share your book-extract on over 60 networks such as Facebook, Digg… Continue

Added by Vikram Narayan on June 29, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

Dry At Night by Emma Sargent



Authors - get your own page-turning book-previewing book widget at www.freado.com and share your book-extract on over 60 networks such as Facebook, Digg… Continue

Added by Vikram Narayan on June 29, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

What is the craziest book marketing material you've ever seen?

I was just wondering....
With all the talk about the importance of book marketing and its material-What is the craziest, most effective book marketing material you've ever seen?

Added by ZLS Publishing, LLC on June 28, 2009 at 3:13pm — No Comments

How to Maximize Your Author Website

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

Added by Phyllis Zimbler Miller on June 28, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

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