Book trailers hit the scene in about 2007 and quickly become a one of the most popular tools in an author’s book marketing kit. But what is a book trailer, you might ask, and why would anybody want one? Well, a book trailer is much like a movie trailer. It’s a short commercial with images, music, voice-over, sound effects and text that promotes a book. These videos can then be posted on websites, blogs and video sharing sites. They can be fun, genre-bending and little works of…Continue
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Book Giveaway Dec 2 - 9: You have a chance to win a children’s book, A Christmas Kindness. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Book: U.S. and Canada
A Christmas Kindness is the story of an eight-year-old boy named Robert who helps a friend in need while visiting a mall Santa on Christmas Eve. Robert comes with a long wish list, but after meeting Glenn, he decides there is something more special he can ask for.
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on December 1, 2013 at 10:25pm — No Comments
The holiday season is upon us. If you're wondering what last-minute gift you might get for your favorite author (or if your friends are asking you what they should get for you), here is a list of gifts that are sure to make any author happy--but which most authors won’t come out and ask for! Use the following suggestions as a cheat sheet…Continue
Added by Sherrie Wilkolaski on December 1, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Gooooood morning ... I hope your Sunday is going well. Getting ready to suit up and get my long walk in down Beach Road ... behind in my training re: I've been writing ... but now it's time to get a solid walk in re: Reggae Marathon "soon come."
Finally released New **Short ROMANCE** Book -- "For Richer For Poorer, PART…
Added by Cassandra Black on December 1, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
I hope all is well with your writing projects on tap. I've been up since middle of the night, tring to finish next book (For Richer For Poorer, Part 2 (short romance book)... http://cassandra-black-author.blogspot.com/2013/11/good-morning-its-354-am-up-up-up-coffee.html
Good morning... it's 3:54 a.m. I'm Up, up, up, with coffee in hand,…Continue
Added by Cassandra Black on November 30, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments
Shadows In My Room & What’s That Noise: Bedtime Stories! In each of these stories, a mother helps her little girl understand her fears at night.
Shadows In My Room: Kayla sees shadows in her room that disturb her. Her mother answers all her questions about each shadow that she points to, and helps her to calm down and go to sleep.
What’s That Noise: Amber hears noises that disturb her such as the wind and thunder. Her mother teaches Amber to use her imagination by…
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 29, 2013 at 9:17pm — No Comments
I was ecstatic to find that The Carnival of Indies, November publication, included my article on writing my memoir. I have copied the post here:
Looking back on the journey of my book’s creation, Conflicted…Continue
Added by D,G. Kaye on November 26, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
What we discovered a few months ago, looking into Create Space, its system cannot handle a picture book 12 inches wide. That's what stopped us. On now to Ingram Spark, where at the moment we're waiting for them to accept a CMYK file of the book itself, and then we'll see what sort of arrangement is possible. We're hopeful.
Added by Martin Fass on November 18, 2013 at 9:06pm — No Comments
1. Book Giveaway For A Non-Fiction Book by Author Debra Brown
Book Giveaway November 18 - 30: You have a chance to win a non-fiction book, Castles, Customs, and Kings: True Tales of English Historical Fiction Authors, an anthology of British history essays.
“Truth can be stranger than fiction.” This book is about Castles, Customs, and Kings and keeps a person’s attention. Each “chapter” is a page or two long, so it is wonderful for reading…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 18, 2013 at 1:43pm — No Comments
We’re talking to authors from all walks of life about their experiences in publishing their books. Some have smooth paths, some rocky, but they all share a common goal – to see their name on the cover of their creation. It’s interesting to read what path they decided to take to get there and my guest today is here to tell everyone what she did in order to make it all…Continue
Added by Dorothy Thompson on November 16, 2013 at 10:23pm — No Comments
Writing a new book is a challenging a task. You need to put your thoughts and ideas in a systematic way and develop an interesting book for readers. After…Continue
Added by Aiesha Wells on November 15, 2013 at 7:09am — No Comments
Last spring, I won the She Writes to Seal Press Publishing Contest for my memoir, Night of Vishnu: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal (tentative title). I went on to negotiate and sign the contract, gather feedback on chapters from amazing classmates and faculty at Squaw Valley and Breadloaf, and submit the final manuscript to Seal Press. Now, as I wait for edits and…Continue
As any of you who have read my recent blog posts…Continue
Added by Stacey Aaronson on November 11, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
1. Celebrating Veterans Day: An Interview with Author Bill Christy
Book Giveaway November 11 - 18: For a Veterans Day Celebration, you have a chance to win a Historical Novel, A Soldier’s Legacy: Tommy De Burgh. This historic fiction is about a Kansas youth drafted into the very early days of the Korean War. He is a composite of many of my High School Classmates and the events that they suffered through. This is a different slant of telling their story and their…Continue
Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on November 11, 2013 at 9:28am — No Comments
I was born to older parents. This gave a unique perceptive on life. I learnt at a young age to slow my pace and take time to listen. My reward was stories that came to life in my imagination. This Monday is a three generation tribute to keeping memories alive as I honour Remembrance Day. On Thursday I share a childhood memory that shaped my views on wildlife. And on Friday... I thoroughly enjoyed reading Inside. (In fact, I wrote a rave review and published on my blog.) But…Continue
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Added by Alla Gibert on November 8, 2013 at 7:52am — No Comments
Thanks to a publisher who happens to share clients who need a freelance editor, I learned about Joel Friedlander and The Book Designer. I am so grateful to the person who did all the programming to make available templates you can purchase at low cost to use for rolling your Word document into a nice book design!
Have a look: http://www.bookdesigntemplates.com/
For me, this is the same kind of miracle as the…Continue
Added by Mary L. Holden on November 7, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments
By now, if you’ve been a follower of my blog, you know that one of my fervent goals as a professional book doctor is to keep self-publishing authors from making costly mistakes—both money-wise and credibility-wise.
Let’s face it: Once your book has been produced and published in a substandard way, recouping your reputation and overcoming the often poor reviews is no easy road for a writer, not to mention the cost of the stack you enthusiastically purchased to have on hand for…Continue
Added by Stacey Aaronson on November 7, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments