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The marketing secret!

I’ve been reading a lot of threads and forums lately dealing with the topic of marketing your book. It seems there are a lot of “newbie authors” out there in this relatively virgin explosion of indie publishing and many can’t understand why their book isn’t selling. When asked if they market and promote their books most do say yes, but often complain of the time it takes in a world where we all have limited time.

Well, here’s a hard truth. To be a successful indie author you…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on July 8, 2014 at 3:30am — No Comments

A.K. Frailey’s Book Review Monday

Welcome to A.K. Frailey’s Book Review Monday.  Here are my first picks.  Enjoy!

Treason – A Catholic Novel of Elizabethan England by Dena Hunt is definitely one of the best books I have read recently. This is a well written account not merely of a historical…

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Added by Ann Frailey on July 7, 2014 at 7:36am — No Comments

THE AUTHORS WORDS on Red River Radio: Author Cliff Roberts

THE AUTHORS WORDS on Red River Radio: Author Cliff Roberts…

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Added by J. D. Holiday on July 1, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Origins of a novel

Thanks to everyone who purchased DROP OUT, the book continues to affect lives. For those of you who don’t know the origins of the story and its message, I thought I’d share a portion of a biography interview I did when the book was published. Then please decide if it is right for you.

 

I’ve been a thriller, sci-fi writer for more than twenty years and over that span of time my books garnered the attention of numerous literary agents and publishers. In 2005, I signed with a…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on June 30, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Meet Debut Children’s Author Anita Banks

Please welcome debut children’s author Anita Banks. Anita harbored her secret of writing since she was in junior high school where the desire took seed in a creative writing class. She enjoys journaling, reading, running and traveling, but nothing compares to playing with her grandchildren. She’s here today to talk about her new picture book, …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on June 30, 2014 at 4:28am — No Comments

10 Things You Need to Know About Virtual Book Tours

By now, most authors know what virtual book tours are or at least have heard of them.  They’re that wonderful marketing tool that should be a must have in every new book’s campaign.  With each new book I write, I’m making a game plan before the book is even published and a virtual book tour is the first promotional venue…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on June 29, 2014 at 9:39am — No Comments

Catholics Who Dare, Reviews, Chicken Day, Purging, Friendship, Pie and Glory

Join us at 7-Quick Takes Friday!

1) I really admire people who defend their faith with a cool sense of humor. Erin McCole-Cupp does that and she has written one of the best reviews I have ever read of one of the best books I have ever read. See her review of Dena Hunt’s new book, The Lion’s Heart. http://erinmccolecupp.com/2014/06/25/wwrw-the-lions-heart-by-dena-hunt/ ;…

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Added by Ann Frailey on June 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream – Ay There’s the Rub…

Son number one announced the other day that he just read a report where scientists haven’t really figured out why human beings need to sleep. Hmmm… Yes, there’s the whole, we’ll go crazy without sleep, but then the question still arises, why?  Why can’t simple rest do the job? So I pondered the question deeply and I…

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Added by Ann Frailey on June 25, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Reviews are personal

Touching again on the subject of unpaid reviews from unknown readers, I would like to point out just how personal taste is reflected in each review. I’m not going to mention the 23 – five star reviews I’ve gotten for DROP OUT, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U but mention quotes from the two worst reviews I’ve received. Why focus on the worst? Because they are perfect examples of opinion and preference.

 

The first quote is…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on June 23, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Author Lori Benton Guests on The Writing Mama Show

The Writing Mama show is on every Monday and is hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about the publishing and writing industry. Grenier, with her guests, hope to not only share their love of the written word, but also tips on…

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Added by World of Ink Network on June 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

The future!

          I’ve been contemplating the future of the author in today’s high technology society. What will become of us and the books we write? Will the paperback go the way of the compact disk and disappear forever? Will publishing houses dissolve into nonexistence the way most record labels have? Will a paperback…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on June 21, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Country Life and Children

It has finally gotten hot again.  Well, the winter was cold and now the summer is hot.  Who doesn’t get this?  You’d think that human beings were born believing the world revolved around them and that Mom’s could keep the sun from getting too hot or the wind from getting too cool.  Whoops – they do? Well,there’s…

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Added by Ann Frailey on June 21, 2014 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Alaska, Wisdom Teeth, Funerals, Editing, The Heat, Gardening & Chicks

This Week’s Highlights:

1)  My second son returned from a trip to Alaska, where he was visiting my brother, who is a priest up there.  He had a great time – saw moose (they really do exist), helped at the parish, climbed mountains, met some really nice people, went fishing and drank some great coffee. I…

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Added by Ann Frailey on June 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Writing Fiction in the Real World

First off I want to thank Ellen Gable who invited me to do this Writing Process Blog Tour. Ellen is the President of The Catholic Writers Guild and is a very accomplished writer in her own right.  I have her book links at the bottom of this post.  Be sure to check them out! Here’s a picture of one of her…

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Added by Ann Frailey on June 16, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Good things come…

          Nobody said it was going to be easy making a living as a writer. Nobody said it was always going to be fun. Nobody promised me that after spending twenty-plus years holed up in my office writing novels that anyone would ever read them. Nobody promised me anything would ever come of my writing, and yet I still do…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on June 11, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

CrowdFunding Campaign for 2nd Picture Book Featuring Lovable Main Character SugarPaw!

Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author VS Grenier has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help complete the second book…

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Added by VS Grenier on June 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

What Is A Buhdeedoo - The Writing Mama Show with Virginia S Grenier

The Writing Mama show is on Mondays and hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about the writing and publishing industry, and…
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Added by VS Grenier on June 9, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

What Is A Buhdeedoo - The Writing Mama Show with Virginia S Grenier

The Writing Mama show is on Mondays and hosted by Mom's Choice and Award-winning Author Virginia S Grenier, who is joined weekly by guest authors to talk about the writing and publishing industry, and…
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Added by World of Ink Network on June 9, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Make Your own Good Books Reading List

Every summer I hear the same thing – at least for a while – “I don’t have anything to do.”  I can fix that problem easily enough with a chore list, but another more fun approach is to create a reading list. Since I have children at a variety of ages I have a variety of reading levels to consider, so I make…

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Added by Ann Frailey on June 7, 2014 at 12:49pm — No Comments

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