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Jun 14, 2009 06:32PM

9066 Hey Daniel and Sean,

Thanks so much for your input. This is grand fun!
Please keep everyone posted as you gather more data :]

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Jun 14, 2009 06:20PM

9066 Woo Whoo! Party On Ross :]
Jun 14, 2009 07:35AM

9066 Hi Lew,

Wow, that is outstanding news about your hits. After all, a site is measured on its hits.

I am sure the new design will result in tons of book sales. Please keep us posted :]

Have you thought of running a poll on your website?
Maybe something like: Did viewing my new site design pique your interest in my book?

Thanks again for your input :]
Jun 14, 2009 07:31AM

9066 Hey Paul,

Thank you so much for your feedback, you know that I always value your input and expertise. I can hardly wait to see your site's new look!

I know that I need to revamp the SOA website, but it seems to always be put on the back burner. Sigh. There never seems to be enough hours in the day to spend between promotion of Sons of Avalon Merlin's Prophecy and writing SOA2.

I know how overly-busy your schedule is as well. Yet, you always seem to prioritize your time so well. You are my hero…in so many ways :]

Be sure to keep everyone updated as to your site’s design overhaul.
Jun 14, 2009 03:20AM

9066 Hi Daniel,

Excellent question. I think authors are of two-minds on that subject.

Many are purists and believe that an author’s website should be strictly for the promotions of his or her book(s).

While others would rather reach out to their readers in a more casual manner, with blogging about a variety of issues, with pages filled with information, not just about their books, but also of fellow authors’ works.

Examples: Stephenie Meyer is very myopic. Everything on her site relates to her Twilight Saga, with a few pages to her other novel, The Host.

Still on the other extreme, there is our own Todd A Fonseca. He runs two sites:
One devoted just to his novel (the time cavern)
And one devoted to the promotion of his fellow authors:

I am excited to have a young intern work with me this summer. He is going to over-haul my website. So I too would like to get input from other authors as to how they perceive their website should function: As a social media or as a strict advertisement for their books.

In fact, this is such a grand idea, lets start a new thread just for the subject :]
For further discussion, I invite everyone to post their thoughts on this subject within the following thread.

Thanks again Daniel for giving us some food-for-thought :]
Jun 14, 2009 03:14AM

9066 Recently, one of our members, Daniel, brought up an important question.

Daniel wrote:
In terms of getting the interest of readers, I'm curious to know if people think a website is best used to specifically promote a book, or if its maybe more useful to use it as a blogging platform? I'm mainly going the blog route, but still trying to get the mixture right:
Also, if anyone wants to link to my site, I'll definitely link back!

As I am in the middle of having a young intern working with me to revamp my website this summer, I thought this would be the perfect time to pose that question to our group members.

How do you use your website…
1. Strictly for the promotion of your book(s).
2. As social media outlet (with blogs, etc.)
3. Or a combo of the two

We look forward to your input :]
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Jun 14, 2009 02:46AM

9066 Gina, we are like "across the pond" soul-sisters :]

Sorry to hear about your roof removal, but nice to be able to share this experience with someone else. I hope you Internet connection will not be down for any length of time.

I can only imagine the wild party that Ross will be throwing while the girls are away :]
Jun 13, 2009 09:41AM

9066 Thanks for the new web site links

Aretha Did you do the illustrations for your characters? They are amazing :]

Hey Jude Sorry, I couldn't resist ;]
I love your book cover.

Wow, how thoughtful of you to include other author's works on your site :]

Jun 13, 2009 09:34AM

9066 Hey Dave,

That is outstanding news. Doing the happy, happy, joy, joy dance for you! You deserve it.

The fact that you were actually on the scene of that horrific day in history, makes your book a valuable piece of historical writing!

It is an honor to have you as a member of our group.

Oh and for everyone else, be sure to click on the following link and join in on Dave's Q&A about his book:

Thanks Dave for taking time out of your busy schedule to "finger-talk" to your readers.
Jun 13, 2009 09:29AM

9066 Welcome to the group Mark & Jude,

It is always just tooOooo much fun to launch a new book :]
We share in your joy and your excitement..Whoo! Wooo!
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Jun 13, 2009 09:26AM

9066 Too Puny Andy [gigglesnort:]
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Jun 11, 2009 03:17AM

9066 Hi Everyone,

An update to my previous notice!

As I am in the middle of a huge house remodel (the roof will soon be removed from my house) and over the summer, I will be without electricity for several days at a time...I felt the group could use additional moderators.

I have invited two members to join our group's Mod-Squad.

The first one to accept my invitation is my good friend and author of Beyond my Control One Man's Struggle with Epilepsy, Seizure Surgery & Beyond, Stuart "Ross" McCallum.

The second new member of the Mod Squad is another good friend and author of The Wonderful Demise of Benjamin Arnold Guppy, Gina Collia-Suzuki

Please join with me in welcoming "Ross" and Gina as our newest moderators :]
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Jun 10, 2009 01:56PM

9066 Hey David, thanks for posting the link. Different is always fun :]
Jun 10, 2009 01:54PM

9066 Hi Everyone,

Keep the sites coming. Great to see how different everyone's site is :]
Jun 10, 2009 01:47PM

9066 Oh, and I just finished the 7th and last book of the Harry Potter series. I wept like a baby :]
Jun 10, 2009 01:46PM

9066 I just finished We Met at Starbucks A Love Story. It was a quick read at 75 pages, but tons of fun.
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Jun 10, 2009 01:37PM

9066 Waves Hi to Ross :]
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Jun 10, 2009 01:37PM

9066 Hey Jaimey,

Love the new background. It fits on the screen of my laptop perfectly.
Jun 09, 2009 02:46PM

9066 Hey Dave,

What a great idea...doing an author Q&A.
I will be sure to stop by. I have a ton of questions to ask.

Thanks so much for the link.
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Jun 09, 2009 02:42PM

9066 Hi Dave,

I just added you to my "follow" list, and I will add you to our group's Twitter listing as well (see the first posting to this thread) :]

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