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Review for How to Organize a Virtual Book Tour

“Times are changing and the world of writing has certainly joined this trend. Studies tell us that readers are no longer heading to physical bookstores and libraries in the numbers that we once experienced. So where are today’s readers? Online – and that is where authors, poets and writers of all genres must go if they want to survive in the publishing industry.

Carol Denbow has provided a simplified step-by-step guide on Virtual Tours that… Continue

Added by Author101 on January 24, 2009 at 6:10am — No Comments

Obama's First Term In Office: What does it have to do with an ancient prophecy?

"This victory alone is not the change we seek - it is only the chance for us to make that change."

–– From Barack Obama's acceptance speech.

Obama's campaign ran on the platform of change. His first term ends in 2012, the prophetic end of the ancient Mayan calendar. Talk about change! December 21, 2012 marks the end of an "Age" or "Sun" as they referred to it in their culture. It also marks the beginning of a new Age… Continue

Added by Gary Val Tenuta on January 24, 2009 at 5:53am — No Comments


For those of you who are unfamiliar with Authors And Their Books Blog, please take a moment and click the authors link. AUTHORS

This blog is for both AUTHORS and BOOK LOVERS - AUTHORS to showcase one of their books and for BOOK LOVERS to find some quality books.

I am trying to attract more book lovers to the blog, which is why I've designed… Continue

Added by Author Ernie Johnson on January 24, 2009 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Finding Opportunity in a Teacup

I recently read Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin’s Three Cups of Tea, the fascinating non-fiction account of how Mortenson, a mountain climber and American nurse, came to build fifty-five schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In one of my favorite parts of the book, Mortenson describes a 1998 talk he gave in a sports shop in Apple Valley, Minnesota, where the store staff was so busy he had to set up the seating -- over a hundred folding chairs -- himself. After weeks of… Continue

Added by Paula Margulies on January 23, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Carl David's New Website

My new website is now up and running.

Please take a few minutes to visit and enjoy the different aspects which it explores! You will be impressed!

"Bader Field" my latest release is illuminated beautifully and will draw you in as it beckons with emotion in a sample chapter which can be heard from my live reading on the January 17th show:

You can also peruse some samples of the paintings in our gallery… Continue

Added by Carl David on January 23, 2009 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Want to be on National TV?

Want to be on National TV?

** Want to Be On National TV?

If so, register for a free telephone seminar this

coming Thursday, January 29th on "The Three Big Secrets

for Getting Booked As a Guest on Top National TV Shows"

hosted by Steve Harrison of Radio-TV Interview Report


In addition to Steve, you'll hear from a former Oprah

guest booker and other veteran TV producers. To

register go here… Continue

Added by Rick Frishman on January 23, 2009 at 6:45pm — No Comments

A New Review and a New Guest

My 50day/50blog VEXING THE VISCOUNT tour is at WeWriteRomance

Here's what the reviewer at WeWrite Romance had to day about VEXING THE VISCOUNT:

"...not your ordinary historical romance."

"Emily Bryan's Vexing the Viscount is not… Continue

Added by Emily Bryan on January 23, 2009 at 9:20am — No Comments

Covey and other awards (cross posting)

Well it's been a long time since I've been on this forum but life has been kind of crazy of late.

My illustrator submitted my cover for my first book, State of Wilderness, to the Coveys back in August and she got notification last weekend that the cover would be… Continue

Added by Elysabeth Eldering on January 23, 2009 at 8:47am — 6 Comments

'Pestilence' Nominated for New Covey Cover Design Award.

The cover of my forthcoming 4RV Publishing novel 'Pestilence' is in this months poll for The New Covey Cover Award'. Could I once again ask all my friends to make a visit to and place a vote for this wonderful design by the ultra-talented Graeme S Houston. Thanks again to everyone who has already supported my work, and Graeme's designs. I hope I can ask for your support once… Continue

Added by Brian L Porter on January 23, 2009 at 5:49am — No Comments

Book Review Connection

I made a list of folks available to review books and posted their contact info on my blog at You can connect with the people listed and have your book reviewed.

Added by Yvonne Perry on January 22, 2009 at 6:25pm — No Comments

Who is coming to "The Soul of Humanity" Internet Radio Show???

I have posted the latest updates on "The Soul of Humanity" Internet Radio Show, where I will feature independent artists from every facet of the creative world, from authors to musicians, and film producers to independent book publishers.

Click here to find out whose coming to my show and how you can become a guest of "The Soul of Humanity" Internet Radio… Continue

Added by Bobby Ozuna on January 22, 2009 at 1:58pm — No Comments

There upon a Bough of Hope and Audacity

(Cover of Savannah Tribune Special Inauguration Day 2009 Edition)

Among the oldest newspapers in the United States, The Savannah Tribune has joined many other periodicals around the globe in its double celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan 19, 2009) and President Inauguration Day (Jan 20, 2009). The newspaper allowed me to participate in the grand celebration by publishing my inauguration tribute poem, There… Continue

Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on January 22, 2009 at 1:47pm — No Comments

The Fabulist Flash #210

This was a social week. I was invited to a swanky book release party. The book was the annual Las Vegas Business Press' Book of Lists. The party was held at one of the new $1M+ home developments in the valley. The house was, to say the very least, incredible. I've added it to my wish list! The party, with great food and beverages, was great fun. It was nice to hob-knob with the Vegas literary and business elite. It also provides an idea for future book release events, why not take advantage of… Continue

Added by Gregory A. Kompes on January 22, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A WillowRaven Cover, State of Wilderness, in the Running on The Covey Cover Awards!

Reading level: Ages 9-12

Paperback: 100 pages

Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC (June 27, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0979751357

ISBN-13: 978-0979751356

Great news in my… Continue

Added by Aidana WillowRaven on January 22, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Virtual Book Tours: Are They Worth It?

Marta Stephens, author of The Devil Can Wait, and one of our clients last month partaking of a world-wide virtual book tour, explains her strategies in promoting not only her book but her tour at Book Marketing Buzz today!

Find out why it's important for the success of your tour to become as involved as you can.

Learn all you can about virtual book tours and how to… Continue

Added by Dorothy Thompson on January 22, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

Espresso Book Machine Arrives in UK Bookstores

Some of you may remember reading on this site almost a year ago about the Espresso Book Machine (EBM). The machine is a printing press that will produce physical books in-store by means of print-on-demand technology. In effect, it is an on-demand book machine linked to an electronic database of published books. Here is the article we first commented on this in-store technology.…


Added by Mick Rooney on January 22, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments



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or 818-779-7951

Conceived in the summer of 2003 and born December 2008, award-winning author, journalist and photographer, Azaan Kamau, releases, "STUD: Dispelling the Myths," on the eve of a major political shift in the United States of America.

The groundbreaking, "STUD, Dispelling The Myths," takes a philosophical walk through the life of a masculine-identified woman from a… Continue

Added by Azaan Kamau on January 21, 2009 at 9:35pm — 1 Comment

Homeless Advocates of Texas, how you can help...

My husband and I along with others that volunteer with us work a homeless ministry, Homeless Advocates of Texas (HAT) and we go to the downtown Dallas shelter and have luncheons.

We also pull up in the parking lot across from the shelter and pop our trunk and men / ladies come over to the car and we hand out clothing, coats, blankets, toiletries and more. All of the items come from people like you.

We have luncheons at off site locations at the churches that work with us.… Continue

Added by Gina McGowan Cade on January 21, 2009 at 9:33pm — 2 Comments

Me, George and a Bottle of Ouzo

New blog post at:

Added by Mitzi Szereto on January 21, 2009 at 9:17pm — No Comments

New Book Trailer for novel, "The Devil Can Wait"

I just posted the newly completed book trailer for my latest release, "The Devil Can Wait."

Many thanks to S. W. Vaughn, author of BROKEN ANGEL (4/28/09) and HUNTED (6/1/09) for creating "The Devil Can Wait" book trailer and to Kevin MacLeod for allowing us to use his music.

The trailer is also permanently available on… Continue

Added by Marta Stephens on January 21, 2009 at 8:18pm — No Comments

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