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message 1: by Dee, Group Creator (new)

Dee Marie (dee_marie) | 673 comments Mod
It doesn't matter if you are an author, or a lover of books and authors, this is the place to post your everyday musings.


message 2: by GW (new)

GW Pickle (gwpickle) | 6 comments

Sable Lit Reviews is having a Halloween special this month. Their site is listed below.
http://www.sablelitreviews.com...
My short story, "The Grave" is being posted in 3 parts, that's the 8th, 9th, & 10th of October.
The following links will probably not be viewable until they actually post
on Wed, Thur and Fri of this week...

Wed: http://www.sablelitreviews.com...
Thur: http://www.sablelitreviews.com...-ii
Fri: http://www.sablelitreviews.com...-finale

Come check out my story and please check out the site. Sable Lit Review is a commentary of all things multicultural in lit, media and history. IMHO it's really a great site.

G W Pickle



message 3: by Dee, Group Creator (new)

Dee Marie (dee_marie) | 673 comments Mod
Congrats on your story, I look forward to the read. Also, thanks for introducing the Sable Lit Reviews site to us. I agree, it is a great looking site.

Dee Marie


message 4: by Dee, Group Creator (last edited Nov 29, 2008 04:38PM) (new)

Dee Marie (dee_marie) | 673 comments Mod
Just a FYI...I have shelved at least one book from each "Book Videos and Author Web Sites" author (who is a member of our group) on our group's bookshelf.

If you do not see your book, be sure to click the "View All Books" link, as the visual shelf only displays 12 books at a time. As time permits, I will reshelf the books so everyone has a chance to see his or her book prominently featured.

If I have missed anyone, please drop me a note, or post a link to your book here.

Thanks for joining the group and showcasing your book preview videos and author web sites.
Dee Marie


message 5: by Kristin (new)

Kristin | 12 comments Dee,
Hey thanks for showcasing our work! Sometimes I think all authors need to be reminded of our work, I think we all do become discouraged lol.
Also, I have noticed most the authors posting in here are actually pushing and working to market their work! That is great to see. I hear a lot of other authors that appear they are under the belief "If you write it, they will read..."
I think it is tougher to market than write any day lol.

Kb


message 6: by Christie (new)

Christie Silvers (christiesilvers) I agree Kristin! I find marketing a lot more work than the actual book writing.

I figure who's better than the author for selling their books. They know the most about them, they spent months/years writing them, they love the books like their children, so why not be the person who sells them?




message 7: by Kristin (new)

Kristin | 12 comments Christie,
Personally I think I am bad at selling my books, but it is just me. I think we have too much personal attachment to our work. I look at "What Murphy Didn't Know," I hear people say it changes the way they think, it is so simple, that is why it is so good. It is hard for an author to say this and people to believe them. We are at the point everyone is trying to sell us something, people tend to believe less of what they hear.
In the end, we have to get them to the people that can sell them:)

KB


message 8: by Christie (new)

Christie Silvers (christiesilvers) Obviously I'm not saying to go out there and shout that your book is the best thing since sliced bread. But who better to answer questions about the book than the person who wrote it?

Word of mouth is fantastic though! I love it when my readers email me to say that they told their friend, sister, mother, cousin about my books and they bought all of them at one time.

Most of my personal sales came from me just being chatty with someone and then them asking what my books are about. Next thing you know, we're in a huge discussion and they're asking me questions about the stories. Then *bam*, we have a book sale (or three).

There are many authors who kind of hide themselves behind the book. They have a website and their book is being sold all over the world, but the author themselves tend to lay low from their readers.

You have to get out there. Be friendly. Be accesible to the public. And that's not even out in the real world. You can be just as chatty online without ever being face-to-face with someone.

I hope that makes sense. I tend to ramble on about stuff when I'm in a hurry. LOL!


message 9: by G.R., Mod-Squad (new)

G.R. (grcollia) | 113 comments Mod
I spend a fair amount of time online, talking to people about my book. However, it's my husband who breaks the ice "in the flesh". He's a very good communicator and has worked in sales and marketing for many years. We work as a team, but he's always the warm-up act.


message 10: by Dee, Group Creator (new)

Dee Marie (dee_marie) | 673 comments Mod
I have started to bring a copy of my book whenever I know I will be sitting in a waiting room [doctor's office, car repair office, airport, etc.:]. Inevitably, someone will ask what I am reading.

Surprisingly, I have sold several books using this marketing tactic. I really enjoy interacting with my readers, or future readers. After all, that is why we write...to share our words.

Dee Marie



message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

I am not sure where to post this- but I just read an amazing article about Kindle outselling printed books on Christmas day! The future of publishing for sure.

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04...

Dee, is there a better place to post this for discussion? Julie


message 12: by [deleted user] (new)

In advance of the release of the next installment of my YA fantasy series Allon Book 2 - Insurrection, I was interviewed by Kathy Harris.

http://www.divinedetour.com


message 13: by Sheila (new)

Sheila Hendrix (sheilahendrix) Hey everyone. I do book reviews for a magazine called, Affair de Coer and they're looking for book reviewer. If anyone is interested please send me a message in my inbox and I'll give you some details or you can email me directly at sheilabes@aol.com. Thanks.

Sheila


message 14: by Julia (new)

Julia Widdop (juliawiddop) | 5 comments My publishing company Dreamtime Press is also looking for book reviewers. Check out the Reviewers Corner at DreamtimePress.com


message 15: by Ankita (new)

Ankita Chadha (ankitac) | 5 comments Hi. I am Ankita chadha from Indore, India. I have authored a book 'Anything else but love'.

Here's the Facebook link for the same: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anythin...

And the Book page: Anything Else But Love by Ankita Chadha


message 16: by Michael (new)

Michael Murphy (mmurfy) Facebook contest. Post my Scorpion Bay book trailer on your Facebook wall and win a chance for a drawing August 16 for an autographed copy of the novel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXNPdV...

Michael


message 17: by Randy (new)

Randy Attwood (randyatwood) | 6 comments I really have to force myself to talk about my fiction and promote it. Especially when all my works were self-published ones. Now that Curiosity Quills has released Blow Up the Roses, I feel much more at ease.


message 18: by Pam (new)

Pam Funke | 19 comments With the upcoming release of my second book, The World at War, I am looking for bloggers willing to host me for a book spotlight, author interview, guest blog, etc for the month of February 2013. I'm looking for a different blogger for each day of the month. If you are interested please send me a message. Thanks so much.


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