While searching the web a few weeks ago for illustrators, which I found out a publisher gets for your work in a children's book should you ever break through the barrier, I found one of the truest statements about being an author.
For most of us it's a hobby. We work other jobs while trying to make our dreams come true. I always tell everyone. Write because you love it. Because if you don't, you're doing it for the wrong reasons. For me, writing is the greatest therapy I've… Continue
Added by Kevin Noa on March 20, 2007 at 8:31pm —
Ryan Richardson just sent me a chatter message on my page here. I thought his suggestion was good so I'm adding it here as a blog post.
"You guys should read and recommend each other's books on Amazon. Refer
to this Ning site and then other authors will want to join this site.
Within time, all your books will be flying off the shelves if you work
together on Ning AND Amazon."
Added by John Kremer on March 20, 2007 at 12:42am —
All authors want to know when other sites, blogs, or online stores mention them or their book. Keeping up with all your latest mentions can be time-consuming, however. To make this task easier, and automated, try Google Alerts. Set up an alert for a specific name or phrase and you'll receive email notification when it appears on the web or in Google news. You… Continue
Added by Patrice-Anne Rutledge on March 19, 2007 at 7:58pm —
When I sold my businesses about 15 years ago and announced to the world that I was allowing myself one year to write the “Great American Novel,” I received seven books on how to write novels for Christmas. I actually read a couple of them. One of those devoted significant space to the concept of “never join a writers group. Never, never, never join a writers group that serves anything to eat… Continue
Added by Bill Stephens on March 19, 2007 at 10:45am —
I was reading about the virtual book tours that some authors do and there was an ebook for sale about how to do these and all about them, but it was 29.00 so it was out of my range.
I was wondering how many authors had taken one of these tours and how it worked out for them. Are the book sales good, and how does one go about setting one up. I take it that these tours are done on a blog on someone's website. Or that's the impression I got from… Continue
Added by shirley dicks on March 18, 2007 at 11:00am —
I am Marta. Daughter of Tomasz and Marta, big sister of Maciek, and, since last week, owner of Fanta.
Fanta is four months old. She has golden fur with white ,,socks". She's my dog. Well, at least she's supposed to be my dog. We already have one: a12 year old mutt named Portfel (which means wallet in Polish). He is my mother's dog and extremely jealous. So, we're doing everything to make Fanta devote herself to anybody differetn than mom, who can't handle being the favorite person of… Continue
Added by Marta Muras on March 18, 2007 at 10:07am —
My name is Sean. My first day here at Book Marketing Network. I have just written my first book called the "4 Steps To Financial Freedom". It was really a learning experience for me who knows nothing about writing, publishing and marketing book.
I have written the book, self-published and distributed the book to local bookstores in Singapore. Now, the big challenge is to market the book into a best-seller one in Singapore.
Well, I'm still learning and hope to… Continue
Added by Sean Toh on March 18, 2007 at 2:36am —
I am a die-hard Mac user. Have been for over twenty years and it only gets better. The PC certainly has its place but for creative projects well… the Mac is superior and the good news is is that Mac’s do not get viruses.
My partner is a die-hard PC user. If you ever viewed the recent Mac commercials then you can imagine our relationship. I have recently added creative video production to my advertising agency’s services and my partner began to feel a bit competitive. I have always… Continue
Added by Judi Lake on March 17, 2007 at 5:56pm —
Why would you want to win the game of business!
In the end, the reason we all want business success is to be happy. But you want to be happy in all areas of your life, don’t you? Of course you do. We all do. So why do so many of us try to separate our business lives from the rest of our lives?
My opinion? Big mistake.
People typically spend 50 – 60 hours a week at work, and, if you own a business, you spend another 20 hours thinking about it. So any… Continue
Added by WinningTheGameOfBusiness on March 16, 2007 at 8:53pm —
It’s amazing how many people I encountered during my restaurant days and continue to stumble upon now in my day job as a restaurant consultant who glibly say, “I’ve always wanted a restaurant.” I coined the name, “Restabees,” for these… Continue
Added by Bill Stephens on March 16, 2007 at 3:39pm —
What a fabulous site! I look forward to learning and sharing what I as a "newbie" am learning about marketing my book. Without question, John's book has been dog-eared and tattered from use. What a great contribution that is.
My first goal is to get out there and learn how "our" site works. The networking concept is tried and true with me. BB (before book) my most requested workshop was The Science of Networking and the Art of Connection.
Added by Peggy Collins on March 16, 2007 at 7:26am —
Regular visitors to this network will note that I rearranged the layout so the blog entries and forums are at the tip since that's what most people are using. I also put the photos higher to encourage more people to submit their photos. The videos are still here, but more down the page in the center. Also the popular members are still here, but lower on the left.
Added by John Kremer on March 15, 2007 at 8:33pm —
Hello, my name is Mavis J. Romer, and I'm all new to this blogging and cyberspace connectivity as it pertain to the literary world. I'm writing my first book and would like to establish viable links and friendships among you who may have written, or whom may be currently writing as I am. I look forward to the chats and the sharing of information accordingly. Thank you for your time and patience!
Added by Mavis Jackson Romer on March 15, 2007 at 4:25pm —
When I decided to launch a Blog and Forum, www.horizonspast.com… Continue
Added by Bill Stephens on March 15, 2007 at 4:25pm —
It seems like most network members are using the blog posts rather than the forums to communicate. And I can see why. The blog posts are much more visible. To really use this network and create good working relationships with others on this network, also check out the network home pages for each member. The home pages on BMN feature all a users blog posts, comments, forum posts, photos, videos posted, etc.
Also check out the forums. While they are less visible, they are… Continue
Added by John Kremer on March 15, 2007 at 3:21pm —
Ok, sorry for posting two blog posts so soon - but, I have been exchanging messages with my newest friend, Lisa Braun Dubbels, and I poked around her site for a few only to find that she's been on Oprah! I don't even watch Oprah, but I still thought that it was cool, so I thought that I'd share. :)
Anyone else been on a huge media outlet that… Continue
Added by Hup on March 15, 2007 at 2:30pm —
Well, I just received word that me and my lovely friend Sarah Robbins are officially writing Second Life For Dummies. Second Life is a fairly new technology and takes online networking to a new level. You can learn more at Wikipedia here.
I will try to keep you all in the loop as I make some progress with the new… Continue
Added by Hup on March 15, 2007 at 1:33pm —
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 www.shirleydicks.net/signingtips.htm 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 —
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 —
Tomorrow I'll be interviewing Jake Halpern, the NPR commentator and author of the best-selling book Fame Junkies on my Make… Continue
Added by Jordan McAuley on March 14, 2007 at 7:21pm —