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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Green Expo Offers Video Package an Author Can't Refuse

I just posted an unique opportunity for authors on my Sharing with Writers blog. It's a Book Pavilion at a Green Expo. The package for table (booth) and video interview that will keep you promoting your book for a long time in the future to everyone all over the world (well, anyone who is connected to the Web)is under $300. I will be hosting. I'm more than a little excited about this!

Go here:

And know that you are green. If you do green stuff in your office, you're green. If you publish on recycled paper, you're green. E-books? Green. Kindle or other readers? Green. Yes, you can make this work for you. Or just pronounce your commitment to green and you're on your way.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Freedom, Soldiers, and Myths

Raff Ellis and the adjudicator of the Reid trial dish on freedom, what soldiers are, mythsm and more on this week's last two blogs at

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Authors Access to 49 Cent, 20 Minute Wonder on Book Proposals

I love to give my blog readers (and, yeah, readers of my books) free information when I can. There are others who like to do that, too, including Irene Watson and Victor R. Volkman of Author Access. We are some team when we get together as we did last week when they interviewed me on the fine art of book proposal writing and why it matters. Many of the tips were taken from my 49 cent wonder "The Great First Impression Book Proposal: Everything You Need to Know About Selling Your Book in Twenty Minutes or Less." We talked about the "A" to "Z" of book
proposals and how to make your unique voice shine through. We also talked about:

* Why I wrote "The Great First Impression Book Proposal"
* Why this how to on book proposals differs from most–-other than it’s being only 49 cents
* The most important part of a book proposal
* Why you need a query letters to go with your book proposal
* Why I chose the Amazon Short format for "The Great First Impression Book Proposal"

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Contributed by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor blog.


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