Archive for August, 2011

Meet Robby the C-130 by Beth Mahoney Illustrated by Zachary Porter-review for readersfavorite.com

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

This is a delightful book, written for children with parents in the military, that will be loved by all children. It is an easy book that helps a child cope with his/her feelings resulting from the absence of one of the parents. It fits not only those in the military, but also those families that both parents can’t be in the same home. (more…)

THE skinny ON BOOK LAUNCH PARTIES!!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Today we have a post by  author Jan Fischer Wade from her blog http://ning.it/nDFzUI August 23, 2011

Okay, first, sorry I haven’t posted in awhile – I was on a much needed vacation!  So I am back with my next topic – Book Launch Parties!!!

1) First, decide how BIG you want it.  A small gathering of close friends?  A big ‘ol party?  (I’d go for both!)

2) Once you have decided that, move on to WHERE to have it! Of course, a bookstore is an obvious place. But if you want something different, think about places where you don’t have to pay rent for.  Or, is there a place that fits the theme or genre of your book?  This could also help create a theme for your party… Here are some ideas: (more…)

The Eyes of Sandala by Cathy Benedetto review for readersfavorite.com

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

This is a very well told tale, in a made-up world quite different from those fantasy lovers have seen before. It has a well thought out plot with interesting characters, both human and otherwise. I find the writing fluid even when the author chose to make each scene a new chapter. Some readers may find it a touch disconcerting (more…)

How to promote your book, after you published it.

Sunday, August 7th, 2011
  1. Remember that the point of business cards and bookmarks is to draw people to your website for a sale.
  2. The purpose of your website is to sell your book. Have the book covers and back blurbs easily visible. Your author picture should be nice and professional looking. No beach shots, skimpy clothes, or camping pictures. A passport type with one color background works well.
  3. Your website should have new content at least once a week (more…)