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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…