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What may work part # 2

If you follow my blog you know I’ve been trying a lot of the latest online marketing and promotion websites for writers. I started with four last week which are listed on my last post. So far, I have seen an increase in sales for DROP OUT, which is the book that I’m promoting most. Surprisingly, sales for my other books have also increased. I believe this is due to reader’s curiosity about my other material stemming from the marketing of DROP OUT.…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 24, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What may or may not work

It’s that time of year again when I try many of the new marketing and promotional websites that have popped up and are available to authors and then my report on the results. So far, I’ve booked out $119.95 worth of services from four different sites for my suspense novel, DROP OUT. Here they are.

 

The first thing I tried was ebookbooster. For $25 the site sends your title and link to 25 sites that will promote it for free.…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

My Advice on Marketing Books

I have had the opportunity to own and follow John Kremer’s book, 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, for several years.

To say it is an encyclopedia is to understate John’s importance. This book and his ancillary services speak volumes. You have only to open the book and choose one of the dozen ideas on each page. Apply it. Choose another.

Apply it. Do…

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Added by John Graves on November 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Weather and writing

I woke up today to the first snowfall of the year. To some that brings joy, to others (like me) it brings dread. I’m a warm weather soul but I must admit that the cold weather does have some advantages. I get a heck of a lot more writing done.

 

Everyone knows that it’s tough to sit inside working on a story when the sun is shining bright and the birds are calling you to enjoy the outside. And even if you’re…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 12, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

The end time

Like most authors when I’m writing a book I usually write a terrible first draft. Pages filled with scrawled ideas and bland dialogue. I work on this first draft non-stop, sometimes for weeks until I get a good solid manuscript-length of material. But there is one thing I never do, and that is to write the end of the book.

 

When about eighty-percent of the first draft is written I go back and re-read the…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 8, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Here’s a secret about books . . . QuoteGraphic

Here’s a secret about books. They have their own power to transform. They don’t know if you’re rich or poor, beautiful or an ugly duckling, a wealthy doctor or a poor cabdriver, and they don’t care. A book will take you on an adventure whenever you’re ready, regardless of how you see yourself and as a bonus may even change the definitions. — Martha Carr, author of The List…

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Added by Martha Carr on November 7, 2013 at 11:47pm — No Comments

Traditional nursing homes are dismal places

Traditional nursing homes, as we know them today, are, for many elderly, a fate worse than death.  They are set up based on the medical model, reminding those living within their walls, that they are old, sick, and in need of constant…

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Added by Roberta Weathers on November 7, 2013 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Goodreads book giveaway starts November 20th.

My Goodreads book giveaway begins November 20th. If you'd like a free copy of The Sky Behind Me, a Memoir of Flying and Life, sign up starting 11/20 and maybe you'll be one of the lucky winners. TSBM is filled with aviation stories, human interest and adventure and makes a great gift, especially for readers who are tough to buy for.

Check it out, and remember, reviews are always welcome.

Thank…

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Added by Byron Edgington on November 7, 2013 at 5:46am — No Comments

Does blogging sell books?

Does blogging sell books? This is the question every author who blogs wants an answer to. Well, I have my own opinion and I believe that the answer is yes, but not for the obvious reason of exposure.

   I believe authors who blog become better writers because unlike fiction, which requires the writer to immerse themselves into their imagination, blogging, which is mostly nonfiction, requires a…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on November 6, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Writing Mama Show with Guest Author Scott Driscoll





You can find The Writing Mama show Mondays here on the World of Ink

Network; along with host Virginia S Grenier where she talks with debut

to award-winning authors about their books and the writing life.…



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Added by VS Grenier on November 4, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments

2014 Nationa Noval Writing Month Begins!





I decided it was time to take my outline and short scene I did for a writing workshop and finally make it into the novel I've talked about for many years. What makes this novel so special to me isn't the fact I'm doing it for…

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Added by VS Grenier on November 4, 2013 at 9:36am — No Comments

Top Recommended CAT Preparation Books

About CAT Exam

Common Admission Test (CAT) is rated as the third toughest test in Asia, after UPSC's Indian Engineering Services and IIT-JEE. The exam was started by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) who select students for their business administration programs. The test is conducted every year by one of the IIMs, based on the policy of rotation. There are several institutes who also take up the scores of CAT as a criterion for admissions to their management…

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Added by Ajay Roy on October 28, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Most Effective Way to Score High in CAT 2014

CAT- Common aptitude exam 2014 is the key to get a seat in most coveted B-schools of India or say IIM’s and few others.  The test is conducted online and tests candidates time management , quantitave skills and logicala nd analytical reasoning. Attaining a good percentile does take toil and lakhs of…

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Added by Ajay Roy on October 28, 2013 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Author, author

I just finished the last book in my Something in the Blood trilogy.  They are available on Amazon.com and Kindle. 

A young woman's life is changed forever when she meets some new and…

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Added by Roberta Weathers on October 27, 2013 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Ereader News Today features Top selling author

It’s been said that a true writer will experience a multitude of dizzying highs and terrifying lows during the course of his or her lifetime. To make art, one must suffer whether mentally, spiritually, or monetarily to get the true juices-of-expression flowing.

I’ve been feeling a little down lately at the state of the publishing world and I know it’s shown in a few of my recent posts. I’ve been worried that the marketplace is over-saturated with…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on October 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hitting Ereader News Today

Just wanted to let everyone know that my award winning novella DROP OUT is on sale through Ereader News Today for just $0.99.

 

Read what Kindle Nation Daily called “the sleeper hit of the year” what Kindle Fire Department called, “riveting, touching, and deeply heartwarming, a book that will stay with you forever”, an Indie Book of the Day winner, 19 five star reviews from all over the world.…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on October 23, 2013 at 12:13pm — No Comments

I don’t want to be famous… anymore

I have always loved stories. When I was a little kid my father asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. Without hesitation I happily replied, “A famous writer.” When I graduated high school and was applying to colleges my father asked me what I want to go to school for? I replied, “I want to be a famous writer.” To which he replied lovingly; “Better have a backup plan.” I spent four years majoring in psychology and philosophy.

When I graduated…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on October 21, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

An author’s path

Here is my full interview for my hometown magazine. There's a link to see the article on the site. It did result in a few extra sales. Thanks for reading.…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on October 15, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

A letter to all indie writers and readers

I’ve been a compulsive writer for nearly thirty years. I’ve published nine books and I’ve even won some literary awards. I’ve been interviewed by major newspapers and local magazines. I recognize that a real writer is supposed to create stories for the art itself, ignoring the fickle heart of the market place and corporate profits. I know all about papering my walls with rejection slips and the joy of selling that first copy of a new manuscript.…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on October 7, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

My nineteenth five-star review

I just checked Amazon and my novel, DROP OUT  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FX0K7U  just received its nineteenth five-star review. Since publishing the book last year I’ve received hundreds of emails from readers all over the world telling me how the book has…

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Added by Neil Ostroff on October 1, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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