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Shameless Self Promotion: It’s not so easy to be shameless – by Judy Penz Sheluk…

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When I started writing my first novel, I never gave a moment’s thought to promotion. I was naive enough to believe that after I got a publishing contract, the publisher would do all sorts of promotion, while I’d visit bookstores and go to events they’d set up. Sure, I’d need a website, and probably a Facebook page, but I wouldn’t have to be the one “selling” my book. “They” would do that.

Contract signed, and The Hanged Man’s Noose out, reality came crashing in pretty quickly. These days, authors are expected to do the bulk of their own advertising and promotion—and set up their own events and bookstore visits.

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Tips & Tricks to Get More From Your Facebook Advertising Budget

Nicholas C. Rossis

You may remember Ilan Nass of Taktical Digital from his recent post, The Essential Facebook Metrics for Authors. This post, also by Ilan, can be considered as part two. It was first published on Istomedia’s blog.

Tips & Tricks to Get More From Your Facebook Advertising Budget

Facebook mobile | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's bookFacebook is the world’s largest social media network, and that means that it offers some of the best online marketing opportunities available. While this large potential audience is great, you have to consider the fact that your advertising content is in competition with the more than 5 million advertisers on Facebook.

It’s not enough to simply have a Facebook page and post some ads; you have to find ways to make your ads attractive and make the most of the opportunities that are available. One option is to partner with an experienced Facebook advertising firm that knows the ins and outs…

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Personal Branding Is The Best Promotion Tool For Authors – by Derek Haines…

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on Just Publishing Advice:

Every author should think about their online reputation and personal branding.

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Summer #Sale – Phase Two – #Free Books in July

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Now that the posts for the books that are reduced in price are nearly full… it is time to set up some posts for those of you who have FREE books during July. Personally I prefer to encourage sales of books rather than giving them away. But, it does help generate some reviews, and it can act as a promotion for a new book that is coming soon.

It also is a way to reactivate older books that might now be overlooked and if you can get even one or two new reviews it does help revive interest in them and your other books.

That being said.. I am an indie author so am not part of the various programmes on Amazon.. but one of my books will be FREE from this Saturday for a week… you will need to email me to let me know if you would like…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Claire Fullerton, Judy Penz Sheluk and Darlene Foster

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Welcome to the Friday Cafe and Bookstore update with more recent reviews to share for the authors on the shelves.

The first author is Claire Fullerton, whose book Mourning Dove, I reviewed last week. I am not the only one who is enjoying the story set in the rich and inclusive Memphis.

About the book

“An accurate and heart-wrenching picture of the sensibilities of the American South.” Kirkus Book Reviews

The heart has a home when it has an ally.

If Millie Crossan doesn’t know anything else, she knows this one truth simply because her brother Finley grew up beside her. Charismatic Finley, eighteen months her senior, becomes Millie’s guide when their mother Posey leaves their father and moves her children from Minnesota to Memphis shortly after Millie’s tenth birthday.

Memphis is a world foreign to Millie and Finley. This is the 1970s Memphis, the genteel world…

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So You Think Social Media Won’t Sell Your Books? – by Frances Caballo…

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on Social Media Just for Writers:

Every indie author hears the message, “You have to use social media to sell your books.”

But is it true?

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Book Promo – ‘My Vibrating Vertebrae’ – by Agnes Mae Graham…

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In remembrance of my Mum on her birthday.

16 Verified Purchase 5 Star reviews for My Vibrating Verebrae:

These are stories or narrative poetry centered in Ireland written metrically with rhyme. The language flows well. Even when the stories seem dark the author’s heart shines through to light the way. For example, in “Ulster’s Shame”, a dark narrative with “blood stained footpaths and bullet spattered walls” we are not left with “screams” and “terror” but a resolution: “What matters is the depth of God’s sighs.”

She describes the people around her with kind brevity. The ending of “The Brownie Pack” states her love and humbly leaves it to God whether it is returned.

She describes the joyful and sorrowful mysteries of life. In “Tender to Touch” an old man buys a medicine from her. In his confusion he rubs it on his pained stomach rather than drinking it. Nonetheless, he’s…

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