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Early Christmas!

These are the books I bought today!

The Dark Song by Piia Brandenberg  http://piiabredenberg.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/the-dark-song-goes-up/

Three Girls and a Wedding by Rachel Schurig http://rachelschurig.com/books/

City Wedding by Maggie Carlise http://maggiepublishing.wordpress.com/my-books/

Flash Bites by Krista Bunskoek http://flashbites.wordpress.com/

Lightbringer by Frankie Robertson http://frankierobertson.wordpress.com/

Regression by Kathy Bell http://kathybellauthor.wordpress.com/

One Insular Tahiti by Thea Atkinson  http://theaatkinson.wordpress.com/

I went through all my followers one by one and bought one of their books for sale if I hadn’t already bought it.

If one of your books is not on my list, that means I COULDN’T FIND IT!!! Do you know what that means? You are trying to market your book online and someone going to your site purposefully to buy your book CAN’T FIND IT! Yes I’m yelling because this is a TRAGEDY!!! Please, make it so anyone visiting your site either can’t help but see your book for sale or accidentally clicks on it repeatedly. This is the only way you are going to make it self-publishing and possibly even if you are traditionally published.

Some pages listed their books but had no links. I searched for them on Amazon and wasn’t disappointed, but the link should be there!!!

Anyway…Merry Christmas to those whose books I did buy, and if you want me to check out your book, I’ll be happy to look it over! Reviews will come as soon as I can read and stuff.

Warning: I did see some ebooks for $8 and would only buy an ebook at that cost if I new and loved the author, and loved the synopsis.

 

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Tag Surfing! Posts I liked:

I use the Tag surfer to connect with other bloggers on WordPress, and it works pretty well!

I liked:

I read lots of others and commented too, but these have new information I haven’t posted and fit what I am discussing in my blog: writing and self-publishing.

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Ideas from Penguin Author’s Guide

I am in the middle of Penguin’s Author’s Guide to Marketing. http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pdf/misc/penguin_authors_guide_to_online_marketing_summer_2008.pdf

Here is the meat I got from it so far:
1. You need a web presence preferably before you release your book. (check!)
2. You can advertize your book on Craigslist.
3. You can place yourself on Wikipedia (Cool/Intimidating!)

Also, some techie advice from my techie husband: You can’t use the same information on all your submissions and profiles or you will be marked online and disqualified from notice. You can re-use your stuff but don’t make it just the same. Profile info should be a bit different for each profile unless they specifically ask that it be the same as your book. If you’re blogging, refer to one blog in the other, but don’t copy wword-for-word. Summarize and link to the original. Shoot, I have some work to do now.

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