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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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Social Media for Authors: Quick Tips to Get It Right – by Kimberley Grabas…

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on Your Writer Platform:

No matter how difficult it proves to be to get your ideas and stories down on paper, it’s more often the promotional aspects of “being a writer” that become the biggest obstacles for today’s author.

In the following post, professional writer, Jessica Fender, shares a bit of her struggle in “getting the book out there”, as well as her suggestions on how to effectively use social media channels to engage readers and build relationships you’ll leverage for this, and every book you write.

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Writers, Don’t Wear a “Black Hat.” 10 Ways to Tank Your Author Brand – by Anne R. Allen…

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Aggression, greed, and paranoia do not enhance your author brand

Recently there’s been a bizarre drama going on in the book world. It’s been given the name #cockygate, because it involves a cocky author who managed to trademark the word “cocky” in a deluded attempt to eliminate the “competition” and “protect” her author brand.

She ended up doing the opposite.

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Hare and Tortoise – Online Marketing vs Social Media Marketing – by Derek Haines…

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 on Just Publishing Advice:

Online Marketing vs Social Media Marketing.

Which one works best to promote your books or services?

Every author or blogger knows that both forms of digital marketing are useful in attracting readers and book buyers.

In fact, because blogging and selling books are such hand in hand activities now, the line between them can often get blurred.

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