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Discovery 5 starts Friday

Discovery 5 starts Friday. Be sure to visit Discover Authors to see how you can participate!

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Love Day Links

Love is about sharing, so I will!

Here are some gifts for you from other bloggers:

http://readfulthingsblog.com/2013/02/14/free-valentine-appropriate-kindle-books-for-today/

http://travelswithmary.com/2013/02/14/valentines-giveaway-from-audible/

(And don’t forget to comment on my previous post for a gift from me!)

 

And here is some interesting reading to entertain you:

http://julianfroment.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/why-do-we-read

http://therumpus.net/2013/02/the-seven-habits-of-highly-effective-mediocre-people/

Are you in love with me yet?

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Last Author Blog-in this Friday

Five more Days!

The author blog-in is less than one week away! To get your choice of days, please sign up now. Feel free to share the page with your author friends too. Spread the word and widen our audience about our wonderful books!

All the information is here: https://katepolicani.com/author-blog-in/

Also be sure to check out Author Blog-in’s new look! Discover Authors starts in February with the same easy format and more benefits.

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An e-magazine

Open publication – Free publishingMore authors

This is another part of the previous post’s contest. I hope I’m doing this right!

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Author Blog-in: My day!

Please visit my book on these wonderful sites:

http://blog.seditionbook.com/?p=175

http://jmccullough.authorsxpress.com/2012/11/20/amputeddy-goes-back-to-school-by-jean-boelter-and-kate-policani

http://julidrevezzo.com/2012/11/20/amputeddy-goes-back-to-school-by-jean-boelter-and-kate-policani/

 

 

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Author Blog-in: It’s not too late!

It’s not too late to sign up TODAY (Nov 16) for the author blog-in! I know you last-minute cats out there like to jump in when the ride starts. Jump! Post about your book and email me at katepolicani(at)gmail.com to grab one of those extra slots!

For you rockin’ authors who have signed up, don’t forget to send me your post link if you haven’t already! I want to be sure we all get our books shared.

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Virtual Release Party – Last call for participants

If you were thinking…

of participating in the Virtual Release Party – starting in 2 days, please let me know by the end of the day. I need a little time to get your posts ready, after all! After 8pm Pacific, I’ll no longer be taking new guests for the party.

If you are participating but you aren’t listed on the Party Page, please let me know right away so I can be sure you’re included.

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Examiner!

I’ve been accepted as the Seattle Writing Examiner! Here is my very first article: http://www.examiner.com/article/preconceptions-about-self-publishing-and-promotion

I’d really appreciate it if you’d check it out and maybe even subscribe to it! I’ll get credit for every view and I’d love to get established writing for Examiner.

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Writing Effective Posts

I’ve been learning a few things to include in posts that have really helped make my posts more interesting and get more views. They’re pretty easy to do and help turn an interesting post into a big success!

  1. Include pictures! I’ve been using http://www.sxc.hu/ to find photos. I grab the url directly from the page to cut down on storage for my blog. Be sure that the pictures you use are licensed or else you might have problems. Stock.Xchng has several types of photos, and some require that you notify or ask permission from the artist for any public work.
  2. Add links. Chances are that someone else has written a post about your subject or something like it. Adding links to their post (especially if you quote them) brings them in on the topic and increases your post’s visibility. Everybody likes to be quoted or have their work highlighted! Here are some other posts about better blogging: http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/07/10/nine-signs-of-an-effective-blog-post/ , http://marketing.about.com/od/marketingmethods/tp/blogmarketing.htm
  3. Ask questions. Don’t you want to hear what your readers have to say about what you wrote? If your work is all info with no questions, they might not. To encourage replies and dialogue, ask some questions.
  4. Speak your own words. If you read your blog post out loud, do you sound like yourself or do you sound like a weirdo? Share your personality, not your writing proficiency. We visited your post to hear what you have to say. If we wanted cold, lifeless instructions we’d go to the airport.

I  know I missed some! What makes your blog posts sparkle? What about your posts reflects who you are?

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Not my cup of coffee, but it could be yours!

I saw a great idea on some book reviews recently! The reviewer provided the authors of books they didn’t enjoy with an option to promote without a review, but a “not my cup of tea, but it might be yours” rating. Bonnie Lamer has an entire page just for authors who were brave enough to ask, though she didn’t like their books: http://bonnielamernotmycupofteashelf.blogspot.com/

I’m going to start this policy! If you submit your book to me and the review isn’t what you like, you can ask to have a straight promo instead on my “Not my cup of coffee” page. http://katepolicanisreviews.wordpress.com/not-my-cup-of-coffee/

If you have gotten an unsatisfactory review from me in the past that I didn’t post and would like to be on the page, please let me know and I’ll include you.

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Author Blog-in Day 1: Post Your Own Book!

The Disenchanted Pet

By Kate Policani

Short synopsis:

Far into the future, the Earth is ruled by the ShaZha, a hyper-intelligent race of alien beings who are plagued by the violence and volatility of the human race. Supposedly intending to repair the broken societies and polluted planet, they have found the Human problem to be much more complex than they ever imagined. Zarah is a Prodigy, an obedient human, with a caring ShaZha master. Zarah wants to prove all her master’s hopes that humans can be civilized and responsible. When she is lost by her master and exposed to the other side of humanity, she must confront the possibility she might be not a valued citizen, but a pet.

I am currently writing my next book called The Stray, a second book set in the ShaZha Earth. It isn’t a sequel, but the story connects with The Disenchanted Pet

Buy The Disenchanted Pet on Amazon (Kindle and Paperback. Kindle copy free with Amazon Prime)

To buy multiple ebook formats, go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93067

To buy the paperback, click here: https://www.createspace.com/3657962

For great reviews:

http://tahlianewland.com/2011/12/23/review-the-disenchanted-pet-by-kate-policani/

http://mainemuse.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/the-disenchanted-pet-by-kate-policani/

http://nadiariell.com/2012/01/18/a-book-review-for-the-disenchanted-pet-by-kate-policani/

http://www.speculativefaith.com/authors/kate-policani/

Long Synopsis:

The Disenchanted Pet is ashort Science Fiction novel that takes place in the popular “post-apocalyptic Earth” setting,  exploreing the unique problems with the Human Race and how to “fix” it.

Zarah is a young, optimistic girl, entering into the exciting world of adulthood with an idealistic perspective. But Zarah lives in the a future where Humanity is ruled by an alien race occupying Earth in order to rehabilitate and repair the planet and its people.

Reality intrudes on Zarah’s unspoiled outlook when she is attacked and separated from her SaSa, an alien guardian who is like a parent to her. Trapped within the Feral Facility, pregnant and separated from her home and new husband, she learns all the mistakes about the reality she believed in. She sees that the “Ferals”, who who aren’t serviceable within  the ShaZha’s plans, are not necessarily the monsters her Prodigy society has portrayed them to be.

Suffering through the harsh truth about her world and the errors in her ideals, she must face a future without the assurances upon which she always relied.

The Disenchanted Pet appeals to Science Fiction lovers as well as readers who have never explored the genre before. It explores the disillusionment of growing up and the harsh realities of adulthood, but with aliens.

Cover Art by Heidi Barnett and Erik Sederstrom warpfrenzy@msn.com

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Author Blog-in: Switcheroo!

This is new to all of us, and we’re figuring out how it works! Please pardon the switcheroo. Today is now my day for the Author Blog-in so the others can have time to catch up.

I’ll take this opportunity to invite you all to join in! This Blog-in is kinda short this time, which I’ll chalk up to August activities and my own laid-back approach. September 14-25 will be the next Blog-in, and we already have a sign-up! Lets fill up all the slots and maximize our collaborative audience. If you were shy about joining until now, don’t be! Shoot me an email and lets get groovy!

If you have blogged-in before, don’t worry! You’re still welcome to join in with a different book. Short stories and freebies are also welcome.

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Thank You For Sharing!

Thank you, authors, for sharing your books! Thank you, readers, for visiting and giving us a chance to share our work with you!

I’ll start another Blog-in August 10th! Sign up anytime. All the details are on the Blog-in page: https://katepolicani.com/author-blog-in/

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Author Blog-in: 2 weeks until start!

Sign up now!

The author blog-in is coming up in just two weeks! To get your choice of days, please sign up now. Feel free to share the page with your author friends too. Spread the word and widen our audience about our wonderful books!

All the information is here: https://katepolicani.com/author-blog-in/

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