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Dos and Don'ts for Soliciting Book Reviews

A couple posts back I provided an example of smart book promotion, in which an author successfully landed a glowing review in a popular online publication just perfect for her target audience. Today, I'd like to dig deeper into the subject of book reviews by offering a couple dos and don'ts:…See More
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Dos and Don'ts for Soliciting Book Reviews

A couple posts back I provided an example of smart book promotion, in which an author successfully landed a glowing review in a popular online publication just perfect for her target audience. Today, I'd like to dig deeper into the subject of book reviews by offering a couple dos and don'ts:…See More
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A blog post by Maria Murnane was featured

Two Creative Digital Marketing Tips

People often ask me what the term "digital marketing" means. In my opinion, it's pursuing any online exposure that will help potential readers find you. Digital marketing can be an effective way to spread the word about your book because it doesn't cost much - if anything - more than your time and energy. Here are two examples:…See More
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Maria Murnane posted a blog post

Two Creative Digital Marketing Tips

People often ask me what the term "digital marketing" means. In my opinion, it's pursuing any online exposure that will help potential readers find you. Digital marketing can be an effective way to spread the word about your book because it doesn't cost much - if anything - more than your time and energy. Here are two examples:…See More
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A blog post by Maria Murnane was featured

An example of smart book promotion

My friend Cathy Livingstone wrote a clever (and useful) book called Bubbe, Mimi & Gigi: The Best Grandmother Name Book Ever. The guide recently received a glowing review in grandparents section of About.com, which described it as "a perfect gift for a grandmother-to-be and an especially cool way to let a mom know that she's about to become a…See More
Nov 11
Maria Murnane posted a blog post

An example of smart book promotion

My friend Cathy Livingstone wrote a clever (and useful) book called Bubbe, Mimi & Gigi: The Best Grandmother Name Book Ever. The guide recently received a glowing review in grandparents section of About.com, which described it as "a perfect gift for a grandmother-to-be and an especially cool way to let a mom know that she's about to become a…See More
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Jo Anne Valentine Simson commented on the blog post 'Grammar Tip: Have GONE, Not Have WENT'
"Maria, I'm afraid the substitute of nominative for objective case in pronouns comes from an effort to avoid the "hick-speech" such as "Me and him went to the store." So folks use the nominative case of the pronoun whenever…"
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"Thank you! My mother, too, was an English major and a strict grammarian! It really does grate on my ears (and eyes) when I hear (and see) such sloppy grammar. And spelling errors have begun jumping out at me from online news sources and blogs. Since…"
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"I've been hearing young people say, "I seen that." Along with other ugly misuses such as, "I've went to the store." I correct where I can, but it seems to make no difference."
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Profile Information

Who I am:
I'm a best-selling author and keynote speaker, and I also provide consulting services to aspiring and/or published authors.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.mariamurnane.com
@mariamurnane.com
www.mariamurnane.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm the author of the Waverly books (Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two), as well as Cassidy Lane and Katwalk.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I'm a paid blogger for CreateSpace -- I began as a self-published author but got picked up by a traditional publisher after a year of doing a lot of creative marketing for my first novel, so I share what I've learned about book marketing and about writing in general.
My writing is:
Fiction
Services I offer to other writers:
On my website I have two on-demand webinars for sale:

1) How to get published: learn the secrets to getting your book into print...and mistakes to avoid along the way

2) How to market a book: smart, creative advice for getting the word to the right ears

Both are available at www.mariamurnane.com
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy Wicoff

Maria Murnane's Blog

Dos and Don'ts for Soliciting Book Reviews

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 9:35am 0 Comments

A couple posts back I provided an example of smart book promotion, in which an author successfully landed a glowing review in a popular online publication just perfect for her target audience. Today, I'd like to dig deeper into the subject of book reviews by offering a couple dos and don'ts:…

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Two Creative Digital Marketing Tips

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 9:14am 0 Comments

People often ask me what the term "digital marketing" means. In my opinion, it's pursuing any online exposure that will help potential readers find you. Digital marketing can be an effective way to spread the word about your book because it doesn't cost much - if anything - more than your time and energy. Here are two examples:…

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An example of smart book promotion

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 9:23am 0 Comments

My friend Cathy Livingstone wrote a clever (and useful) book called Bubbe, Mimi & Gigi: The Best Grandmother Name Book Ever. The guide recently received a glowing review in grandparents section of About.com, which described it as "a perfect gift for a grandmother-to-be and an especially cool way to let a mom know that she's about to…

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Why You Should Give Away (Some) Books for Free

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 9:03am 0 Comments

We've all heard the saying "you need to spend money to make money." The same applies to book marketing. Giving away books now can help you sell books later.

Gifting physical and electronic copies of your book should be part of your…

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At 8:50am on February 10, 2012, Diane O'Connell said…

Great to be your friend here, as well in in the "real" world!

At 11:41am on June 21, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Maria,

Welcome to She Writes. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

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http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

At 7:00am on June 21, 2011, Margaret Traylor said…

Hi Maria, welcome to She Writes! We're glad to have you here. You can use the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. Let us know if you have any questions!

 

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Margaret Traylor

 
 
 

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