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Blog Tour Spotlight: From Frights to Flaws

Today I am spotlighting author Sunayna Prasad and her book From Frights to Flaws. It’s an action/adventure book for middle grade children and looks like a lot of fun to read! Twelve-year-old Alyssa McCarthy can no longer stand the toughness of her uncle and wants a better life. But one day she discovers not only [...] More...
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In the Matter of Nikola Tesla A Romance of the Mind

This fictionalized story of the true-life genius NIKOLA TESLA—arguably the most influential inventor in history—offers a “young-to-old” portrayal in the form of “A Romance of the Mind.” It reveals his impassioned inner life and his secret love for Karina, the muse no one else can see who brings him life-altering inspirations. Karina may be invisible [...] More...
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Nonfiction Writing for Authors

Today I have Al Moe author of Nevada’s Golden Years of Gambling on my blog with a guest post. If you’re a history buff you will want to check out this book. There are a lot of adages applied to the craft of writing. Some you have no doubt heard include “write what you know” [...] More...
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Interview With Author Kyra Gregory

I caught up with Kyra Gregory, Author of “Ordinary“, “Despair & Decision“, “Lady in Red” and “Secrets Clad in Light” in an imaginary coffee shop next door to an imaginary bookstore at some ungodly hour close to dawn, with the morning chill still in the imaginary air. I use the interview as a trick to [...] More...
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The Tale of Lucia Grande, the Early Years

Lightning Book Promotions is managing a blog tour for this book by Susan Speranza. This novel recently made it to the Quarter final rounds in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. Amazon reviewers called it great storytelling: “…flows with such beauty you are holding your breath to eagerly read each word!” When an old woman [...] More...
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Deadly Pleasures blog tour

Welcome to the Deadly Pleasures blog tour. My stop is a guest post from the author Mary Firmin. My dear husband, Bill, bought me the publishing package for Deadly Pleasures as a Christmas present in 2010. He went crazy and ordered all kinds of services, and he loved doing it. What he, or I, did [...] More...
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A History of Social Media [InfoGraphic]

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Interview with Author Christine Rice

I met Christine Rice on Book Blogs a few months ago. I reviewed her book, Poetry for the Heart. Since then, we have stayed in touch on Book Blogs and Twitter. Christine has been publishing her writing since 2007. She is the author of four books, is currently working on two books, and has plans [...] More...
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The Lullabye List

I’ve just created a new “paper” on Paper.li. Paper.li turns your tweets and those of anyone you choose into a electronic newspaper. Check it out! More...
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FREE Promotions For Book Blogs (Ning Site) Authors and Bloggers

Are you looking for more exposure? Want some free publicity? BookBlogs.ning.com Members are invited to take advantage of this offer. I will: host an interview, guest post or press release for any of you post the article and a link to your book or site to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn (once), and other Social Media sites [...] More...
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more free ways to promote yourself as an author (social media for SEO)

This article is a continuation of the topic introduced in free ways to promote yourself as an author and covers three important self-promotion tools; Google+, Twitter and Facebook Fan Pages. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an ever-changing, simple yet often painstakingly detailed approach to generating traffic online. For the most part, you can find ways [...] More...
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Is Traditional Publishing Doomed?

This is a response to Globe and Mail: Book publisher Douglas & McIntyre files for bankruptcy and the post Book-Lover’s Guilt on the blog Inklings: Another drop of book culture. This is a wake-up call for traditional publishers in Canada that’s long overdue. The business model that the industry runs on is unsustainable in a [...] More...
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free ways to promote yourself as an author

The following is not a quick fix, but it’s the only way to provide lasting results. In the traditional world of retail, location is everything. Online, information is. Information serves the same role as location, which is to get traffic into your “store”. Put yourself in the mindset of someone who’s looking for books like [...] More...
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Another Mocked by Faith book in the works? – Michele Richard

Yes! It’s true! Affirming the Faith is now complete and in the editing process. Some people thought it might end at the end of Mocked by Faith – Healing the Faith, but that was not the case. Some fans have asked, How do you know how many books will be in a series and how [...] More...
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Embedding A Ning.com Badge On WordPress.com – getting around the “no embeds” rule

For security reasons, and because they want to influence you to sign up for their paid services, WordPress.com’s free Blog hosting service doesn’t allow you to embed media from random sites into Widgets or Pages. This makes sense from a security standpoint, but it’s very frustrating to Ning.com users who want to advertise their presence [...] More...
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WP Autoresponder – FREE Mailing List Management – Why Pay A Monthly Fee?

This is an amazingly full-featured multiple newsletter and email subscription/follow-up/autoresponder. I wrote about it before in a post called Some Useful Plugins, but there have been vast improvements since so I think it deserves its own post. Unless you’re afraid to use the WordPress Dashboard or like spending money for no reason, forget autoresponders like [...] More...
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