Posts Tagged ‘book’

I hope you’ll grab a free copy.   Be sure to leave a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon if you have a few minutes.         http://amzn.to/AC8rlU

“If you enjoy suspense/thriller stories, this will appeal to you.    Rated “R”  for language.   (no sex,  sorry!)

Here are few reviews –        (click here to go to Amazon Page for your free copy  

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If you’re a reader (regardless of quantity)   then you will enjoy this article about GoodReads.   It is an excellent tool for those who enjoy books.

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If you enjoy reading, and like to use the Internet for finding great new reads, you may well have heard of Goodreads before: This is a superb website hosting a vibrant community of book lovers, teeming with book recommendations and reviews. In other words, an ideal place to find new reads. We’ve briefly covered Goodreads in a Directory post back in 2010, and last year I reviewed the Goodreads Android app. We’ve also included the site in a roundup up 7+ Sites To Help You Decide Which Book To Read Next, but we’ve never taken a good long look at the Goodreads core – the site itself. Up until today, that is.

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As writers, we often get questions on where our story ideas come from. 

They come from a story in the news, something read, an observation from the world, or discussion with friends. Something out there tugs at the corner of the mind: What if? What would happen if? What if that was merged with, Why did that …?

Today, we’re going to explore where six of the Best Selling Reads authors got their ideas for a completed work or a work in progress.

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Jeff Bennington is a good person to follow if you’re considering publishing….  wisdom abounds on his site —

http://thewritingbomb.blogspot.com/

From March, 2013 —

In Jan 2012 I worked with a couple authors who were having a hard time selling their books, and I helped one of them hit Amazon’s Top-100 in the paid store, and the other came very close. Since that time, I have helped other authors evaluate the basic elements of their Amazon book page that are actually “UN-selling” their book.

Believe it or not, many new and not so new authors are scratching their heads, wondering why their book, as well written as it is, is not selling. They look at their monthly KDP reports, and their Amazon ranking and wonder what’s going on. If that is you, the problem could be that you are on the inside looking in, and are not seeing the big picture. The following is an example of such an author.

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I hope you’ll grab a free copy.   Be sure to leave a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon if you have a few minutes.

“If you enjoy suspense/thriller stories, this will appeal to you.    Rated “R”  for language.   (no sex,  sorry!)

Here are few reviews –

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Guest Post by my Friend and brilliant writer – Carolyn Arnold

What is a Pen Gun? by @Carolyn_Arnold #AODTour

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Pen guns, a type of zip gun, have been utilized in many movies.  It brings with it the intrigue of spies and espionage.  You might remember the one used in US Marshals on the plane?

pen gun

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Very proud to announce that on September 1st,  “Shades of Gray” was picked by  Reader’s Favorite as one of the finalist in the category of Fiction – Suspense.  Several authors that I know

have been chosen as finalists.  Readers Favorite is a wonderful place for both readers and writers.  Stop by and meet a good  group of writers who have written books that you will enjoy.

 

Check them out at:     http://readersfavorite.com/2012-award-contest-winners.htm#Fiction-Suspense-a

                     Get your copy of   “Shades of Gray”  by clicking below (or just visit Amazon)

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Huh?  Me?  I got nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award.  What the Heck?

OK,  so i’m in …great idea and thank you Tammy at Novel Opinion  –

http://novelopinion.org/2012/06/03/versatile-blogger-award/

I loved these comments from Rachel Poling regarding social media “fallacies”.  Check your “Social Media IQ” against these items from Rachel’s most nimble brain.    You can find more excellent posts from her at      http://rachelannpoling.com/2012/05/20/four-fallacies-of-social-media/   and her contact info is at the end of the post.

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Are You Falling For One of These 4 Fallacies of Social Media?

Paths you do not want to go down.

I’ll get right to the point. There are so many people who are being misled in their thinking about how social media works. It is very obvious to see the results of this thinking in failed “campaigns” and spammy tactics that make people like me cringe.

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Jeff Bennington writes insightful posts on his experiences as a writer and as a provider of services to self-published authors.  He’s very active on Twitter and on other social media sites.    Here is his blog site –

http://thewritingbomb.blogspot.com/2012/05/common-lies-self-published-authors.html

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As an indie author I have to confess that I am guilty of believing a lie — not just one, but many. They are the same lies I see self-published authors fall for all the time. I see the lies in tweets, in emails, in DM’s and blog posts. The lies run rampant. The lies are deadly. The lies set writers up for failure and they are like a disease that has the potential to thin out the indie author population within a couple of years.

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