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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Grin a Little

The November newsletter produced by the Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop is now online. Three of the items:

Self-publishing authors often make them; self-publishing veteran Judy Cullins offers five to avoid.

In his new book Globejotting, Dave Fox provides a tutorial on documenting far-flung journeys without distracting yourself from the travel experiences themselves.

In October, This American Life explored stories of climbing to be No. 1. The show, broadcast on 500 public radio stations weekly, also accepts submissions.

Friday, November 21, 2008

12 Tips at Christmas

A little gift from the blog A Book Inside: useful links in 12 categories. For example, On the seventh day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to authors . . . Two inexpensive ways to go on a virtual book tour.

Maybe I'm getting a little ahead of myself mentioning Christmas gifts, but hey, I have library books that are now due in December, so we're not that far off.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Promoting Books--A Never-ending Story

From John Kremer's free e-newsletter:

Marketing your book through social media
If you've been thinking of marketing your books using social media such
as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc., check out this blog post:
It's a good post on the basics of social marketing.

Personally, I have pages on most of these social media websites and
also write several blogs, but I find them primarily a waste of time in
promoting books. Too time-consuming. That's why they're just a really
small option in what I'm teaching in my Ten Million Eyeballs course.

In that course, I focus on the quick, easy, fast, effective, cheap ways
to market your books, products, and services online.

If you're interested in pay per click advertising, you can read more of
Eric Werner's blog at http://www.atlantaclickadvisor.com.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Esquire's Best

For it's 75th anniversary, Esquire has selected its best stories, including "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold."