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Your Online Book Promotion Campaign: Is It Working for You?

This is a question that I’m asked quite often. As a busy author, you want to focus your promotional efforts where they count most. But it’s often difficult to determine what’s working and what’s not unless a very specific, isolated promotion generates a huge volume of sales. I love analyzing things and have a very detailed system for tracking my sales success. Here are some basic tips:

  • Keep a detailed log of all your book promotion efforts -- articles published…

Added by Patrice-Anne Rutledge on June 27, 2007 at 6:48pm — 2 Comments

First Entry, June 27, 2007

Hi I'm Gwen, publisher at Dragon Moon Press. We're a small genre house specializing is fantasy, science fiction (mostly soft stuff) and writing how-to's.

We've been around for almost 14 years, and are growing like mad... but always searching for ways to market our books cheaply since we run on a very small budget :)

So, I'd like to say HI to everyone. Glad to be a part of your group here on Ning.

Added by Dragonmoonpress on June 27, 2007 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Promoting books

For the past two months, I've spent a lot of time learning different ways to promote my books. The latest one, Fly With The Mourning Dove, has received some good reviews. I also learned how to promote my only POD book, which I reissued after the publisher who first published it went out of business. I now own all rights to Wandering In The Shadows of Time: An Ozarks Odyssey and am sending out excerpts to magazines for publication as a way of promoting the book. I learned this at a conference in… Continue

Added by Velda Brotherton on June 27, 2007 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Three new books available for pre-order

New books are now available for pre-order from His Work Christian Publishing.

A Half-Husband's Journey: Poetry from the soul of a Christian man who is searching for his wife is an uplifting collection of poetry from

Alaskan author and poet Josh D. Wilson.

Zack Attack! by Angela J. Perez, illustrated by Andrea… Continue

Added by His Work Christian Publishing on June 27, 2007 at 11:45am — No Comments

Introducing. . . Me!

Hello everyone and/or anyone who happens to read this post,

I'm new to this network and I do hope it turns out to be a great place to meet people involved in the book publishing business. I'm open to meeting new people so please drop me a line to say "hi".

Added by Lola Rainey on June 27, 2007 at 10:25am — No Comments

New Alaska Novel

Hi All:

I'm very excited about my new novel called "Alaska Now: A Novel About Alaskan Oil, Native Corporations, Wildlife, Identity and Love." The reason I'm excited is because the novel is my way of contributing to the conservation efforts to save the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and the National Petroleum Reserve from the Bush Administration's efforts to open these pristine wildlife refuges to oil drilling. At the moment the "Yellow Billed Loon" , an endangered…


Added by Rosemary I. Patterson on June 27, 2007 at 10:23am — No Comments

Signing This Saturday, June 30th 1-4PM in Chester, Virginia

If you live in Richmond area, or even in Virginia, I'll be selling and signing books as my pseudonym, Sapphire Phelan , along with three other romance authors; Shara Lanel, Melany Logan and Donna Dalton this Saturday, June 30th 1:00-4:00PM at Chester Perk Coffee Shop 11884 Chester Villiage Drive, Chester. So come on by, get a signed book, meet an author, and have a cup of coffee or tea. For directions: (804)425-8109.…


Added by Pamela K. Kinney/Sapphire Phelan on June 27, 2007 at 9:51am — No Comments

Most know me by Pee Wee, but I'm Sylvia K. for real.

My name is really Sylvia Kaye but most people call me Pee Wee. At one time Pee Wee fit but I'm sad to say, not anymore. Oh happens to the best of us, I guess.

I'm proud as a peacock to have published my first novel, The Kahills of Willow Walk. Am now working on a sequel, For the Love of Willow Walk, (working title). Someone said the second book is easier than the first. Perhaps I'll punch them in the nose. <g>Maybe it's just me but my characters seem to be takiing a…


Added by Pee Wee on June 27, 2007 at 9:31am — No Comments



I have been running a series of shows dealing with a variety of SPIRIT, MIND AND BODY topics. Some of these shows will form the basis for a new book. Here's the line up:

On Passionate Internet Voices Radio each Monday night at 7:30 pmEST,

7/2 Jerry Simmons, founder of…


Added by Philip Harris on June 27, 2007 at 9:20am — No Comments

Learning the "Biz"

When I first decided to pursue a writing career I had these grand visions of being in a cabin on a lake somewhere and spending my days under a tree writing, then once a year or so I'd toss the manuscript into the mail to my agent and return to the tree to write some more. I had my first book published 3 years ago and I've been in a perpetual state of shock ever since! The little secret your English professor doesn't tell you is that in order to be a published author you also have to be very…


Added by Patricia Dischler on June 27, 2007 at 8:52am — 3 Comments

This is where I am

Hi everyone,

I've just joined this network and first impressions are it looks great. I thought I would just add few words here about what Im doing at the moment. I have written two non-fiction books so far on performance enhancement for sports people and am currently writing another for golfers.

However, I have always wanted to write a novel and I'm currently developing an idea for getting my philosphy for personal development through sport into a story. I have a few ideas and…


Added by Roy Palmer on June 27, 2007 at 8:17am — No Comments

Its all about ME

Good morning. Quit my real job last year to become a writer. Some might think "I had it all"...pension, 401K, decent salary, blah, blah, blah. But for the 2 1/2 years I wrote in my journal (every single day) about how much I didn't want to be there.

My boss found out he had cancer at the ripe ol' age of 53 in March and died that Aug. And I began to realize he lived for everyone but himself. And then I realized that it just might be ok to go for what I want in life, since it is…


Added by J.J. Fuller on June 27, 2007 at 8:11am — No Comments

The Land of the Grey-Eyed (Satis Shroff)

Peaks and pagodas (c) satisshroff freiburg 2007

Kathmandu Blues:

THE LAND OF THE GREY-EYED (Satis Shroff, Freiburg)…


Added by Satis Shroff Lecturer, Writer on June 27, 2007 at 8:05am — No Comments

What's in a name?

As an author, how important is your name? Is there an advantage to using a pen name rather than your own moniker? You probably figure I'm the last person on earth to ask such a thing. I had to laugh when a bookstore manager out in Washington asked me if Janet Elaine Smith is a pen name? Yeah, right! If I were going to pick a name out of thin air, the most logical one to choose would be "Smith," just to avoid any confusion with the umpteen million other Smiths in the…


Added by Janet Elaine Smith on June 27, 2007 at 7:30am — No Comments

Check out my blogs and my column!

Take a look at my two blogs: "Never too Late!" ( and "Write your Life!" ( If you're 50 or older, why not join eGenerations: Connect, Learn and Explore with other Experienced Adults--Boomer,Seniors,50 Plus? Read my memoir-writing column there under "Connect." My book, Reinventing Myself: Memoirs of a Retired Professor, is… Continue

Added by Marlys Marshall Styne on June 27, 2007 at 5:31am — No Comments

Interview at Author Alley

I've got a new interview up with Jamieson Wolf at Author Alley. I talk about Fraterfamilias and, of course, my cowriter Judith.

You can also click the link on her name to see her blog. She talks

about her… Continue

Added by Paula R. Stiles on June 27, 2007 at 12:09am — No Comments

Sad News

Judith Doloughan, my friend and cowriter of our book, "Fraterfamilias",
died on June 5 after a long illness. She was 63. She left behind a
number of projects which I will finish/revise/develop for her.

Added by Paula R. Stiles on June 27, 2007 at 12:06am — 2 Comments

Introducing Kristie Leigh Maguire

Kristie Leigh Maguire is a multi-published, award-winning author. Her current titles are Affairs of the Heart: Desert Heat and Cabin Fever (Collector's Edition) and… Continue

Added by Kristie Leigh Maguire on June 26, 2007 at 2:39pm — No Comments

You Never Know

There are things that human being do that I really do not understand. Some of these things are absolutely heart breaking. The story of the pregnant Ohio woman that was murdered by her boyfriend is one of such stories. I could not imagine anything that a person could do that you truly loved that would allow you to…


Added by Darryl Williams on June 26, 2007 at 5:30am — No Comments

It Can only Be God

There are many things that have happened to me since being placed here on this earth that defy all rational physical explanation. All of these things for me have truly been life altering things. I know that all of the things that I have experienced are a direct manifestation the existence of God. When I see or hear about things that to me are a direct manifestation of God I rejoice. Here…


Added by Darryl Williams on June 25, 2007 at 5:49am — 2 Comments

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