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The title of this post may be a bit misleading. It is not a lesson on winning the viral lottery. This is a curious plea for answers. I was surfing Facebook this morning and I came upon several videos that caught my attention causing me to pause and click. Two were funny animal posts (which I love), two were posts of people doing dumb things, and one was of a car accident (morbid sense of curiosity).…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on August 4, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments
Just a quick update to keep my followers in the cerebral loop. I'm working on a new book that is a stand-alone story but also book #2 in the End Time Series. It is based on an idea I've had and kept in the vault for years. The subject-- what lies after the end of existence.
As I've mentioned before the going is slow with this one due to the near…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on July 29, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Progress with my new novel is going slower than I anticipated. It’s hard to focus on storytelling during these long, lazy summer days. That’s okay… I feel content. It wasn’t always this way. Two decades ago, when I decided to focus my life energies on making it as a novelist, a slow-down like this would have driven me to the asylum. Thinking back, boy was I hungry to make it. Hour after hour, day after day, year after year… rain, snow, or sunshine, I would be in…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on July 22, 2016 at 12:28pm — No Comments
When I was little girl, I loved to read. I remember thinking about the stories and adventures and often imagined myself being there, with my favorite characters. My best memories of childhood revolved around those books, those characters, those very first friends waiting for me to meet them again and again, every time I opened a book. For kids who are growing up in an ever more technological world and environment I think these…Continue
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My subject today is the mysterious B. Traven who believed books and not their author should be known. Comment welcome. http://jrlindermuth.blogspot.com/
Added by J. R. Lindermuth on June 28, 2016 at 6:46am — No Comments
I’ve been an indie writer going on five-plus years now and on a whim I decided to try and calculate the number of books I have sold throughout my career. Results were a bit unexpected. Combining my eleven published ebooks with my print versions (when they still existed) I have sold more than 100,000 books. Another 120,000 books have been given away as free promotions. That’s nearly a quarter million copies of my stories circulating the…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on June 22, 2016 at 1:07pm — No Comments
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Got a couple of nice new reviews for DROP OUT and IMAGINATION from some awesome readers! Thanks for taking both books to the #1 bestseller spot on Amazon!
DROP OUT - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story.
By paula on June 7, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on June 8, 2016 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Neglecting to market my books and myself has always been my weakness. While I love the process of writing (creating new characters, worlds, and plots) the arduous task of promoting my work can seem dauntless at times. After writing consistently for 25+ years, I recently made the conscious, and I must say extremely difficult decision, to take a break from it all. I have gone thirteen months without publishing an original book and as of right now, two months have passed without me writing an…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on June 3, 2016 at 1:13pm — No Comments
The free promotion for my book, IMAGINATION is long over and now, as I had hoped, reviews are starting to roll in. This got me thinking as I read people’s opinions of my story… what do reviews really mean?
If you’re trying to do marketing on major sites such as Bookbub or Booksends, reviews mean you must have a minimum of them to even be considered for an ad spot, and the majority better add up to four stars or more. Logic being, higher reviews helps weed out books not quite…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on April 30, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments
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All eleven-year old Pip wanted was a best friend. When Pip gets a horse for her birthday she is delighted. She thinks that the horse she names Buck will be her best friend the moment that they meet. But she finds out that friendship does not come easily. Her father gently guides her so that Pip can discover for herself how to make Buck a true friend.
Pip’s new friend, Buck, has a story of his own. After leaving his own herd, to move to Pip’s house, he is looking for a relationship…Continue
Added by Kim McDougall (Kim Chatel) on April 12, 2016 at 4:33pm — No Comments
When I first began writing IMAGINATION, I envisioned a book which would propel readers beyond the norm and into realms where the utterly unbelievable was possible. I wanted to blow their minds! Fascinated by the physical and psychological endurance experienced by POW’s during times of war, I knew prolonged periods of isolation and injury invoked defense mechanisms of the mind. Part of this defense is to escape inside one’s own thoughts and memories. Tiniest details of imaginary worlds become…Continue
Added by Neil Ostroff on April 12, 2016 at 10:15am — No Comments
After weeks of planning and coordinating efforts, today is the day my books and myself are being promoted on more than twenty of the top ereader websites in the U.S. with a total subscription base of 3.5 million opt-in readers. Just a few of the biggies are :
Added by Neil Ostroff on March 30, 2016 at 9:17am — No Comments
Looking out the window, Janoose was shocked at what she saw. Deedee was being chased by a fox!
Added by J. D. Holiday on March 28, 2016 at 1:18pm — No Comments
March Madness for Books - better than Basketball!
ALL BOOKS ARE EITHER FREE OR 99 CENTS!
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Added by S.E.Gregg on March 20, 2016 at 4:24pm — No Comments
A revealing Interview with Author, Alyssa Maxwell on JD's Writers BlogContinue
Added by J. D. Holiday on March 3, 2016 at 12:18pm — No Comments
Today, THE END TIME ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K08TEYA ) is being featured on multiple books sites with an audience reach of over two million readers. Needless to say, I am very psyched! Here is a list of sites on which I am being featured. All have a low Alexa ranking and are proven to generate ebook sales.
Ereader News Today
Free Kindle Books and Tips blog
Added by Neil Ostroff on February 26, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments