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Book Giveaway and Interview with Historical Romance Author Cynthia Hickey

Book Giveaway Oct 24 – 31: You have a chance to win a sweet romance, In A Texas Ranger’s Arms. Book: U.S. and Canada.

 

A Texas Ranger’s Arms is a sweet romance. I enjoyed this story about a Texas Ranger and a young girl who is trying to keep the land that was meant to be hers. Both characters were wonderfully developed. I totally fell in love with the Texas Ranger who is recuperating at his parents’ home.”  

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 24, 2014 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Testing different book covers

Hey All,

I was really unsure what direction to take the cover of my book, so I did some market testing. The surprising results are in the following infographic.…

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Added by Lorelei Elstrom on October 22, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway for a YA Novel

Book Giveaway until Oct 23: You have a chance to win two Young Adult Novels for your teens, Mountain of Love and Danger and Stopped Cold. If you have a preference which book you want, let us know.

 

Mountain of Love and Danger is a novella. It’s a retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk and will be book number four in a series with four other authors. In it Jack Greenthumb’s having fun—a different day—a different girl to ride around in Fairwilde…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 22, 2014 at 8:54am — No Comments

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] Instantly Increase Your Followers on Instagram

Over the past month and a half, I've given you tips on using LinkedIn and…

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Added by Meghan Ward on October 16, 2014 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

[Tips of the Trade] What Makes a Perfect Book Party? Count the Ways

When my friend Jackie hosted a book party for me at her home near Chicago, she did everything right. 

 

No surprise, given her background. As the director of The Midwest Academy, Jackie spent years teaching people how to organize for social…

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Added by Ellen Cassedy on October 16, 2014 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

[Path to Publication] Rooting Your Book Launch in Community

Giveaway alert! I will be gifting 5 lucky commenters my new book, While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal. Post a comment by October 29, 2014, and 5 of you will be randomly selected to receive a copy. Visit sealpress.com/rules for more information. Winners announced by October 30,…

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Added by Elizabeth Enslin on October 15, 2014 at 10:12am — 14 Comments

Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway!

Cozy Mystery Book Giveaway! You have a chance to win a cozy mystery. Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her business is flourishing. Visit…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 14, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Surrender -- Letting Go of "The Coconut Latitudes"

A writer colleague recently said (about her book launch) that she realizes her book now has a life of its own--and that it is time to surrender and let it make its way in the world. My official book launch was last Saturday at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California. I was thrilled and amazed that over 115 people came to it, and the store manager said the book sales were in the top 5% for author events - even including luminaries such as Al Gore or Jimmy Carter! While that…

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Added by Rita Gardner on October 14, 2014 at 9:28am — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with YA Christian Author Gail Pallotta

Book Giveaway Oct 13 - 23: You have a chance to win two Young Adult Novels, Stopped Cold and Mountain of Love and Danger. If you have a preference which book you want, let us know.

 

The theme of the book is: You don’t have to be number one for God to love you. It takes place in a small mountain town, but things aren’t what they seem in peaceful Mistville, North Carolina. Margaret McWhorter enjoys a laid-back Freshman year in high school flirting with Jimmy…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on October 13, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

The Franciscan by WR.PARK

WR.PARK’s The Franciscan is the most internationally anticipated religious suspense-thriller since Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code. Written 14 years ago, The Franciscan eerily forebodes current events in the Vatican predicting the coming of the current Pope…
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Added by Kelsey McBride on October 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Patience and Persistence Pays Off In The Garden and Publishing

Gardening is the quintessential lesson in patience. We learn that we have no choice but to wait for plants to grow in their own sweet time; no matter how much we try to hurry them along. Nature will never allow herself to be rushed to fit our demand.…

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Added by Fran Sorin on October 7, 2014 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Inspirational Romance Author Mary L. Ball

Book Giveaway Oct 1 - 14: You have a chance to win an Inspirational Romance, Stone of Destiny. Book: U.S. and E-book: International.

 

 “Taking Taylor's destiny in her hands, Grandma tries to make light of selling the family home, a home Taylor spent much time in as a child, and uses the ‘old lady’ excuse to shame her into staying there to oversee remodeling. Of course the remodeler is a hunk ... and the sparks of battle turn into sparks of…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 30, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Your Author Platform Is Not Your Social Media Following

I’ve spent the past five or six years not only educating authors about how to build an author platform but also about how to position themselves in such a way that the platform they already have truly shines.



So this week, when I received multiple e-mails asking what I thought about an article…

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Added by Brooke Warner on September 29, 2014 at 9:30pm — 26 Comments

How Online Bookstores in India are Gaining Popularity Among Book Lovers

They say books are your best friends, and if you ask all the book lovers they would agree with this statement. If someone is sad, happy, excited or angry they read books and flies in the different world with that story. Book lovers need no occasion to read books.…

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Added by Vanessa Clemens on September 23, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

Ali Maier’s Award-Winning Children’s Book Captures the Essence of Sibling Relationships

September 19, 2014 (CLEVELAND, OH) – Ali Maier’s new children’s book Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer inspires kids to read and journal and highlights the importance of sibling relationships. The title just received the 2014 International Book Awards recognition as the winner in Children’s Fiction…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on September 19, 2014 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Two Book Giveaways this week: An Inspirational Romance and a Cozy Romantic Mystery!

Two Book Giveaways this week: An Inspirational Romance and a Cozy Romantic Mystery!

 

1. Book Giveaway and Interview with Inspirational Romance Author Regina Andrews

 

Book Giveaway Sept 19 – 25: Win an Inspirational Romance, The Perfect Proposal. FREE EBOOK TO EVERYONE WHO COMMENTS! What’s the catch? We would appreciate a simple review and spread the word. That’s it. Just leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail.

 

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 19, 2014 at 9:24am — No Comments

14 Book Events in 10 Days

14 Book Events in 20 Days

That was the pace of my East Coast Summer book tour.

The DIY Book Tour brought my second book Seedlings, Stories of Relationships, to book lovers in New Jersey, New York, and Long Island.

Now back home in Tucson, the tour…

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Added by Ethel Lee-Miller on September 15, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Looking Out the Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks Mystery

Looking Out the Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks Mystery - Gives Away an e-book of Her Latest, The Shamrock Case.



When Amelia is hired to search for her client’s grandparents, the case takes them to Ireland. Kate must learn about her heritage. Who are her grandparents and could they still be alive after all these years? Why did her parents leave Ireland suddenly and move to America? Is there more to this case than meets the eye? Visit…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on September 9, 2014 at 10:29am — No Comments

[Path to Publication] On Signing Books

My first book releases from Seal Press in exactly two weeks, and once again I start the day by scanning my to-do list, adding more items than I cross out: reserve a keg for my book launch, decide on room arrangement, respond to emails, set up Facebook events, make a hair trim appointment, answer questions for three different online interviews, upgrade wardrobe, order bookplates, clean the book…

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Added by Elizabeth Enslin on September 9, 2014 at 9:11am — 6 Comments

DOs and DON'Ts of Deep POV

What deep POV is

Deep POV (Point of View) has been increasing in publishing for the last 20 years or so, and it’s getting more popular every year. Sometimes it’s also called tight or close POV. If…

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Added by Jeni Chappelle on September 9, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

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