The Book Marketing Network

For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers

August 2014 Blog Posts (107)

About Your Writer's Block

Writing Advice from Authors to Authors is a series of books (four so far) with essays written by writers about writerly things. The advice given is as varied as the authors who wrote it. I was honored to be asked to contribute.

So without further ado, here is an excerpt of About Your Writer's Block, my portion of the book.…


Added by Roxanne Smolen on August 30, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

The Deepest Dark - Joan Hall Hovey, Author

The Deepest Dark - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish - (I couldn't put this book down!)

She had started for the kitchen when she stopped in the doorway between the living room and kitchen, thinking she'd heard a noise outside.  She listened.  Heard it again.  A…


Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 30, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

After Armageddon - Brian L. Porter, Author

After Armageddon - Book Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

Imagine a world devastated by the unthinkable, a global war enveloping almost every nation on Earth.  Imagine the death, the disease and the wholesale slaughter of million upon million of our fellow beings.  This,…


Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 29, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments


Check out these two talented girls.

How about that Mo'en Davis! This girl is an inspiration to us all, a 13-year-old with a blazing fastball. During the recent Little League World Series, she tossed a 2-hitter to lead the Philadelphia Taney Dragons to a 4-0 victory.

She pitched the complete game, the first female pitcher to throw a…


Added by Susan Fleet on August 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Two Chief Disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha

In a Buddhist Temple, the image on the right side of the Buddha is Sariputa.  Moggallana  is on the left side. These two arahants were selected as the chief disciples because aeons ago, when Buddha Anomaddassin was preaching these two youths made the wish that they would in future become chief disciples of the Buddha.

Sariputa was a Brahman leader from a village in Rajagaha. His former teacher was Sanjaya. Mogallana came from a village called Kolita.  Both of them were not satisfied…


Added by Poh Tiong Ho on August 29, 2014 at 5:34am — No Comments

A bestseller in Christian Fiction, SCARS reveals many possible answers to questions such as, "Who is the Antichrist? The False Prophet?

An Amazing End-Times Prophecy Novel by Patience Prence

A bestseller in Christian Fiction, SCARS reveals many possible answers to questions such as, "Who is the Antichrist? The False Prophet? The name that equates to 666 in both Greek and Hebrew?" and "What is the Mark of the Beast and the image of the Beast?" This is a must read…


Added by CBM Christian Book Marketing on August 28, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Poem: Love, Stability and Peace

As His children, grafted into the Living Tree,

we should be bearing the Spirit’s fruit of:

joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness,

faithfulness, kindness, willpower and Love.

Christian examples are desperately needed,

for a dying World that is going to hell.

Waving a Bible, filled with holy principles,

has never worked, but genuine actions tell

them the absolute truth about Jesus Christ.

Can we expect the unsaved to find release,…


Added by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd on August 28, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Recipes and Road Stories by Hannah Melby and Caroline Melby

Recipes and Road Stories: From Life on the Road with Sisters Hannah and Caroline Melby of the duo HanaLena, published by Sartoris Literary Group, will be released in September 2014. Genres: Non-Fiction / Memoir / Cookbook

By the time Hannah was in the 11th grade and Caroline was in the 7th grade, the Melby sisters were touring the country in bluegrass bands,…


Added by Kelsey McBride on August 27, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Great reviews!

I’m involved in a review program with Choosy where DROP OUT was sent to @35 top Amazon reviewers who post their reviews on a number of websites reaching a huge audience. So far, so good. Here are just a few of the headers. Check out the rest at –


5.0 out of 5 stars BELIEVE!!! Amazing!!, August 25, 2014

By …


Added by Neil Ostroff on August 27, 2014 at 1:34pm — No Comments

The Surrogates by Consuella Harris

A brilliantly intriguing story.

The subject of surrogacy raises various emotions and views in people, depending, I suspect, on such factors as, their sex, religious viewpoint and life experiences.…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 27, 2014 at 10:32am — No Comments

Benefits of Gardens and Meditation

The human body is called the manussakaya.  In this physical body are the refined counterpart, the celestial form, the Brahma form, the Anupa-Brahma form. The parami (perfect self) may take many lifetimes to evolve.  Only the Buddhas and the Arahants possess this perfect self. That was the reason the Buddha taught there was no self.

Meditation is one of the techniques needed to modify the habit patterns of the mind. The heart receives and knows the various supporters of perceptions,…


Added by Poh Tiong Ho on August 27, 2014 at 2:50am — No Comments

Function of Citta

Buddhism is free from compulsion and coercion and does not demand blind faith. The Buddhists don’t believe the universe was created by an almighty God. This so-called almighty god cannot be uncaused and similarly cannot be eternal.  Buddha said volition gives rise to consciousness, and consciousness in turn gives rise to mind and body. The mind is not the self. The body is not the self. Where is the self? With a serene and contended mind, you will be tranquil and healthy.

The body can…


Added by Poh Tiong Ho on August 26, 2014 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Neb the Great - Another 5 Star Review - this time from Readers' Favorites

Reviewed By Karen Pirnot for Readers’ Favorite

In Neb the Great: Shadows of the Past, author A.K. Frailey offers the last in the Deliverance Trilogy. Not having read the first two books of the trilogy, I did not feel at all disadvantaged in reviewing this book on its own. The book is beautifully conceptualized and developed and was easy for this…

Added by Ann Frailey on August 26, 2014 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Kids Love For Animals

Kids Love For Animals ( Poem )

Children’s favorite shows are of animals

I have hours in a playlist that are laughable

Like a camera pecking rooster and fun monkeys

To a mom and a baby miniature donkeys

Videos of wild turkeys and charming geese

Ducks in water and chicks learning to speak

Dazzling ostrich and many free birds

Some you would not want to move towards

A large unique animal is the alligator

The total opposite of the…


Added by Doris Anne Beaulieu on August 26, 2014 at 2:19pm — No Comments

And Don't Bring Jeremy - Marilyn Levinson, Author

And Don't Bring Jeremy - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat; Think With Your Taste Buds; A Book and A Dish

I turned around to see what Eddie wanted.  
“We— Mark and Danny and me—well, we were thinking…

Added by Martha A. Cheves on August 26, 2014 at 8:05am — No Comments

The Wishing Stone (The Eve Project, book 2) by Tegon Maus

A great science fiction sequel.

This is the second book in the Eve Project series, and at the beginning, we go back briefly to before book one ‘Machines of the Little People’ to when Kate and Ben were children, and Kate found the wishing stone. It seemed magical, and…


Added by Susan Keefe on August 26, 2014 at 4:17am — No Comments

A Short Essay on Buddhism

In a corpse the vital heat is extinguished, breathing, speech and mind also ceased. The faculties of senses are broken.  For one who has entered into nirodha (cessation of craving and suffering) during meditation, the heat exists, the faculties are clear, except respiration, speech, feeling and perception which are stilled and inactive.

By the 1st century BC, Han Dynasty spread its power to Central Asia. The Chinese learnt about Buddhism as a result of trade and cultural…


Added by Poh Tiong Ho on August 25, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

When a glut can spoil the whole barrel.

I sense a slowing down of indie book sales; not just here in the Parker household, but generally across the whole spectrum. I could be wrong and way off beam, but I have read opinions on the web from people working at both ends of the publishing industry. In the continuing battle between Amazon and Hachette, a claim has been made that they are each trying to eliminate the other. This sounds like one trying to gain a territorial advantage over the other. The product, i.e. book sales, is being…


Added by Michael on August 25, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Jay Dubya Now has 7 of Top 10 Hardcover Story Collections at

Author Jay Dubya now has 7 of the Top Ten hardcover story collections at (Rakuten), including the Top 3 titles.

Jay Dubya (John Wiessner) now has 7 of the Top 10 hardcover story collections (including the Top 3) at, the Internet's…


Added by Jay Dubya on August 25, 2014 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives



















John Kremer created this Ning Network.


  • 1.
    John Kremer on Marketing Books
  • 2.
  • 3.
    Brown Eyed Girl

© 2021   Created by John Kremer.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service