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Claire Bullimore: Brain Tumor’s Travel Tale

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Claire Bullimore was diagnosed with a intraventricular meningioma, in other words a brain tumor the size of a grapefruit at the age of 25.  After her own battle, Claire set up a free supportive social network called “Aunty M Brain Tumours” www.aunty-m-brain-tumours.co.uk

It is for individuals and families affected by a brain tumor. She uses social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and WordPress

It is not always easy for a person from the outside to see what is really happening to someone affected by a traumatic experience as such as this. The book shows the true emotion of a person dealing with the hardships of a brain tumor  surgery, recovery and then the scars inside and out.

Written as a series of diary entries you will feel like you are there, going through the journey. There is love, friendship and courage – you will cry, laugh, find out things you did not know before. This book can help families and friends or even outsiders to see what a brain tumor survivor really wants you to know.

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Amazon E-Book £4.53

LuLu PaperBack £7.00

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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Book Reviews, Publishing News

 

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Author Brittany Geragotelis: Six-figure Publishing Deal

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Remember the blog post about Wattpad I wrote in January?  This Canadian book “forum” Wattpad has experienced explosive growth since its inception and has become the world’s most popular destination to upload and read e-books.

MacLeans Magazine now wrote about Wattpad: “Could Wattpad be the ‘killer app’ for aspiring writers? On Wattpad, anyone can write and get feedback—just ask Margaret Atwood”.

They explained that Brittany Geragotelis  was an aspiring author who had written six novels – all of them had been rejected by publishers. She worked as an editor at American Cheerleader magazine. In October of 2010, a digital venture from Toronto called Wattpad, asked her if she would promote the company in the magazine. She was a “big book nerd” and Wattpad—an interactive online forum where anyone can upload their own writing, and readers can read, comment on, and even contribute—was compelling. With nothing to lose, she wrote a novel and gave it away, one chapter at a time, for six months.

Within a week, the first chapter of “Life’s a Witch” had been read a couple of thousand times. By the time she finished writing and uploading the entire book, it had been read six million times. Half a year and 19 million reads later, Brittany Geragotelis had a new literary agent and a six-figure deal from Simon & Schuster.
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Wattpad has now 24 million visitors who spend about 2.2 billion minutes on the site each month and 6.5 million “stories”— in 24 different languages—have been uploaded. Recently bestseller author Margaret Atwood joint and published three new poems, Thriller Suite, on Wattpad.  Wattpad received more than US$17 million venture capital, some of that from Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang according to a MacLeans magazine article.  Have a look at this YouTube video to learn more about Wattpad in an interview with Ashleigh Gardner, who is the Head of Content at Wattpad.com the world’s largest platform for discovering, reading and sharing stories. Wattpad has 24 million users, the majority are readers, with only 10% authors. It’s not a publishing platform, more of a social network.
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Average session length is 30 mins, and 85% read via mobile devices. Serialization is a huge part of the platform, so you post chapters or new parts of the story. All the followers get push notifications to their phone when new parts are added, plus you can also email followers. Writers across their careers are writing on Wattpad. Established traditionally published authors, such as Margaret Atwood, as well as aspiring writers who are just expressing themselves. There have been book deals out of Wattpad, e.g. Beth Reekles, 17 year old who got a 3 book deal off her Wattpad success. It is a very popular site for teens 13-18, but 35% of the site is 18-30.  If you write YA, Young Adult or New Adult, you should be on Wattpad!  Romance and Sci-Fi communities are very large too. Urban fiction is a flourishing example. 

Calvin Reid from Publishers Weekly wrote: “YA Author with Huge Wattpad Fan Base Tries Self-Publishing” and “Swamped by Offers, Self-Pubbed YA Author Gets Agent and More”.

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Now: Penguin-Random

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The New York Times wrote today that Bertelsmann, the owner of Random House, and Pearson, which owns Penguin, said that they had reached an agreement to combine the two publishing houses to create the largest consumer book publisher in the world.

It is said, the deal would give the combined companies greater scale (and a global market share of more than 25 percent) to deal with the challenges arising from the growth of electronic books and the power of Internet retailers. Google? Apple? Amazon?

Together, Penguin Random House would have a book list that includes contemporary best sellers like Random House’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” and Penguin’s back list of classics from authors including George Orwell. Read the article about the book publishing industry “getting smaller to get stronger”.

According to Wickipedia Pearson has quite a few imprints:  Allen LaneAveryDialDuttonDorling, Berkley BooksGrosset & DunlapLadybirdPlumePuffinPenguinPutnam,Michael JosephRiverheadRough Guides, and Viking among others.

Among Bertelmanns some 2000 subdivisions, subsidiaries, and branches are Random HouseRTL GroupGruner + JahrArvato, and BMG Rights Management.  Bertelsmann is majority owned (77.4%) by the Bertelsmann Foundation, a non-profit organisation and political think tank founded by the Mohn family. The Mohn family owns the remaining 22.6% of the company.

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Publishing News

 

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How to Submit Your Book to Barnes&Noble?

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You might be already on Amazon, but you want to get into Barnes & Noble, the second-biggest book retailer, next to Amazon. You also want to have your book on Apples iPad, Baker & Taylor, Waterstones, WH Smith, Gardner’s (60+ retailers including Tesco, Book Depository, Hive, and Kalahari), Ingram (50+ retailers including BooksonBoars, Diesel, BOL.com), and including libraries?

Want to receive payments once a month?
Paid via electronic transfer, GB£ cheque, or PayPal in any currency.

Are you living outside the USA, you are an Indie Author / self-published and you don’t want to go through all the hassle with opening a US branch? And you don’t want that aggregators (who call themselves often publishers) get a fat commission every time your book is sold – for years? 

You want to keep 100% of the royalties you get from online / off-line retailers?
Don’t want to go through 52 pages of instructions how your manuscript should look like?

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Help is on the way: a British company, eBookpartnership, uploads to all these on- and off-line retailers. Authors describe them as “fast, efficient and friendly service”. Their website is very detailed and informative.  Authors are charged a standard low annual fee per title no matter of how may retailers you choose to distribute your titles with. Per title: £29, AUD40, US $40, Can$40, €35, NZ$50

You choose to have your book uploaded to any or all of the following retailers and distribution partners:
Amazon: They can list on your eBook on all Amazon’s Kindle Stores: US, UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.  In North America: Apple, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Ingram. In Europe to: Askews & Holts, Blackwell’s, BlioBook, Depository, Kalahari.net, Waterstones, Whitcoulls, WH Smith

If your e-book needs conversation, they seem a bit on the pricey site. A European e-book formatter, I can recommend, is Matthias Czarnetzki, English and German-speaking, and who offers e-book formatting from 35 Euros. http://mczarnetzki.de

Good to know:  there are alternatives to aggregators who don’t reduce your royalties. Tell us your experiences with uploading to US-based retailers.
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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Marketing

 

Denise Deegan: And By The Way

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Denise Deegan is the bestselling author of seven contemporary novels, four for adults and three for young adults.

Her first butterfly novel, And By The Way, was published as an e-book in the USA just last weekend.
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Six months ago, I lost my mum to cancer and my dad, ‘The Rockstar’, to work.  Now, I don’t do close. That way I won’t get hurt.  My friend Rachel won’t let give up on me. And that’s a problem.
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So is David McFadden, a guy in my class who says he wants to help. Six months ago, he could have, but didn’t.  Now, it’s too late.
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The last person I’m going to listen to is David McFadden.  When he calls me Ice Queen, I’ll show him just how right he is.
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‘Deegan nails Alex’s caustic teen voice, and leaves the reader rooting for her heroine throughout…’ Irish Independent.
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‘This is a gem of a book; intriguing, deep and thoughtful. Alex is a feisty heroine, and her voice rings strong and true. It’s fun entering the world of the privileged teen, with their credit cards, fake tans and less-affluent friends. Teenagers – and adults – will adore this book. It kept me up half the night.’ Irish Examiner.
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‘An engaging and emotional read that leaves you wanting more – bring on the second instalment.’ RTE Guide.
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‘It was such a powerful, emotional, beautiful book, one I loved to pieces and gobbled up as fast as I possibly could.  I just can’t wait to read more by Deegan – it was just so freaking amazing!’ The Book Addicted Girl, blog.
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‘We can’t explain our fascination with the spawn of the rich and famous but it won’t go away. AND BY THE WAY… is our latest addiction and it’s the first title in the new BUTTERFLY NOVELS series….super compelling.’
Kiss Magazine.
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‘AND BY THE WAY… is a journey through grief, love and self-discovery. It’ll break your heart and make you laugh – both at the same time. And by the way…you’re going to love it.’ Dubray Books, Staff Recommended Reads.
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‘I absolutely loved it. I was so engrossed in it that my family started pulling it out of my hands.’ Author Keris Stainton.
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‘This is an absolute gem of a series.’ I Want To Read That (blog).
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‘The coolest thing about the setting, besides it being Dublin (these books capped off a 4 or 5-book Dublin binge that started with Tana French’s murder squad and ended with Skippy Dies) is it’s, like, real Dublin? You know, written by someone who lives there for people who live there and not translated for American audiences, or featuring an American girl who goes to study abroad in Ireland to find her (so insignificant they might be non-existent) Irish roots.’ Forever Young Adult.
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‘It was such a powerful, emotional, beautiful book, one I loved to pieces and gobbled up as fast as I possibly could.  I just can’t wait to read more by Deegan – it was just so freaking amazing!’
Book Addicted Girl
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More info:
twitter: @denisedeegan
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AUTHOR BIO
Denise Deegan is the bestselling author of seven contemporary novels, four for adults and three for young adults. She began her writing career with a book of non-fiction. Her books have been published in Ireland, the UK and Commonwealth, Germany, Holland and Korea. She has been a nurse, a china restorer, a pharmaceutical sales rep, a public relations consultant, an entrepreneur and a college lecturer. Her short story, Checkout Girl, was inspired by her days carrying out the toughest of all these positions. Denise lives in Dublin with her husband, two teenage kids and their dog, Homer.
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Posted by on October 28, 2012 in Bestsellers, New Books

 

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Orion’s Cartwheel – An Odyssey to Discover his Destiny


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In the summer of 1980, a maverick young doctor gave it all up, to hitchhike around the world. The first arc he carved with his thumb stopped a little red pickup that took him over the horizon. Like his mythical hunter companion, Orion, he was on a vision quest, propelled toward the dawn to have his sight restored.  

This is the story of that five-year odyssey to discover his Destiny.

Available at Amazon, 340 pages, $ 9.99

Author’s Bio:

 

Lawrence Winkler is an ancient physician and phenomenologist, traveler, mushroom forager, and amateur naturalist. As a young man, he hitchhiked around the world, for five trans formative years.  His middle age is morphing from medicine to manuscript. He has a passion for habitat protection, including the (hopefully) final repairs on a leaky roof. Westwood Lake Chronicles was his first book. He lives on Vancouver Island with Robyn and Shiva, tending their garden and vineyard, and dreams.
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Just launched: FRENCH BLEU

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French Bleu
titled after a vintage nightclub in Paris, is a novel of discovery, personal triumph and heroism amidst death, illness and captivity.

Olivier, a pilot rescues stranded and desperate souls from famine and war torn areas of Africa. Daniela seeks that which is amiss in her own life, while Brie, a strong woman must find a destiny that awaits her own ambition. A vineyard in the picturesque, garden-like Loire Valley unites these characters while Paris captures their hearts desire.

The Author:
Caroline Clemens was a Registered Nurse for twenty years in hospitals across America working in Intensive Care Units and Recovery Rooms. She discovered a love for the written word two years ago and began writing. She writes poems at gardenlilie.com, articles for therivermuse.com and has just completed her second novel. Married to Michael and mother to her son Matthew, and twin daughters Megan and Kristan, she lives in Atlanta where she enjoys her children’s activities, traveling, fishing, music, writing and living in the south.

French Bleu http://gardenlilie.com/book-shelf/

Available now online at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. 

 

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Posted by on October 27, 2012 in New Books

 

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Book Contest: Try New England Book Festival

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The grand prize for the 2012 New England Book Festival winner is $1,500 cash and a flight to the awards ceremony in Boston in January, 2013. Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:

1. General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story.
2. The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

The 2012 New England Book Festival will hold its annual program honoring the best books of the holiday season on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Omni Hotel in Boston. We are currently accepting speaker proposals and exhibitor applications for the day festival.  Entry forms are available online at newenglandbookfestival.com/enter.html

The competition is currently accepting entries in the following categories: non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, biography / autobiography, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, photography / art, poetry, spiritual works, compilations/anthologies, gay, unpublished stories and wild card (for books that don’t neatly fit elsewhere). All entries must be in English. Books published on or after January 1, 2010 are eligible. E-book entries are welcome.  Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.
$50 Entry Fee. Deadline is November 25, 2012.

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Turn Your Manuscript into a Cash Cow

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Do you remember my blog “Split Your Book Apart“? What else could you do with your manuscript and your copyright? One of the suggestions was audio.  In other words: Re-purpose your manuscript and make more out of it than just a book and an e-book. Why not additionally create an audio-book from your novel or even from non-fiction? Audio-books are becoming more and more popular!

  • Your readers can listen to your audio-books, which can easily double their book consumption because they are using time that previously was not available and turning it into valuable “reading” time.
  • They can listen in the car, bus, train, plane… while exercising, walking or hiking, on the beach or while doing mundane tasks around the house or yard.
  • Special needs readers, such as blind ones will have access to your written words in form of an audio-book.
  • Audio-books can be listened to on an iPod or iPhone/SmartPhone or other MP3 player, even on most e-readers such as Kindle and Nook.

A membership at www.Audible.com (owned by Amazon.com) is a good deal for your readers. They can choose from various plans, and easily download digital audio-books to their preferred device. Or they can go to their local public library to get audio-books for free.
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There are three ways of producing an audio-book:

  1. You do it all yourself. If you are on a very tight budget you can make audios with some relatively inexpensive equipment.
  2. You use a narrator who is specialized on audio books and who gets a percentage of royalty after production of your audio-book (for which they charge too).
  3. You organize a professional production and keep all your royalties for yourself.

Here are some tips to achieve this:

  • You should find an experienced sound editor and an audio director to get the most out of your studio time and ensure a quality production. Check the packaging on audio-books in stores to see if a producer is credited.
  • Choose only the ones who are used to work with audio books.
  • Get a good microphone and a screen to soften explosive sounds.
  • If you choose professional help, try to find a trained speaker, such as a graduate from an actor school or drama school.
  • A professional voice-over artist website has a large pool of excellent audio performers and will greatly enhance your project. Order sample audios, emailed to you, to evaluate talent.  The ball park figure for an audio book production service ranges from $500 – $1.200, but can be higher, depending on the books’ length.

To have your audio-book sold, check www.Audible.com / Amazon.com. You will be referred to ACX, the Audiobook Creation Exchange  where you get tons of good advice how to narrate your own audio book or what to look for when outsourcing.  I was positively surprised how well they explain in detail the whole process for author on their website, including case studies, how much you will earn, contract samples and how to promote your audio-book. Check it out before you start your project!

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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in e-publishing, Libraries, Marketing

 

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Pay What You Want … for a Bundle of eBooks

Readers in the UK who could choose a bundle of e-books and spend more than $1.1 Million (£700,000) in under two weeks as they were allowed to choose the price they want to pay. The Humble e-book Bundle works on a revolutionary pay-what-you-want scheme, to raise money for authors and charities, wrote the Guardian recently.

This experiment from major authors including Neil Gaiman, Lauren Beukes, Paolo Bacigalupi, John Scalzi, Kelly Linkand Cory Doctorow, allowed readers not only to choose the price for a collection of e-books, but also how it should be distributed between the author, the retailer and several charities. The result has shattered all expectations.

The Humble e-book Bundle is an extension to e-books of an experiment in pricing from Humble Bundle which has already been applied to music and games.  So far, 80,625 bundles of books have been sold, for an average price of $14.18 at a total of $1,143,151.85. People feel like they’re getting a great deal and helping good causes.  Humble Bundle is now planning future e-book bundles. Its business development director Robert Martinez said the last two weeks’ experiment had made an impact on the e-book scene “that cannot be ignored”.

“What Humble Bundle has believed since their launch in 2010 is if you simply treat the customer with respect, then they will reciprocate in kind. It was a risk for sure, but a risk everyone involved felt was worth taking.  The authors are thrilled, publishers are shocked, customers are thankful, and Humble Bundle is…well, humbled” wrote Huffington Posts’ Robert Martinez.

John Scalzi, one of the authors wrote a comment to the monetary side of the experiment. And he gives the real reasons  why the “bundle” was such a success. Author Stephen Woodfin wrote: “Sites like Humble Bundle are a really cool twist on eBook buying.”

Visit www.humblebundle.com to buy your bundle.

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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Book Sales, e-Books, Marketing

 

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Authors: Have You Read This?

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From useful blogs and articles I found on the Internet:

iBookstore now in 17 Latin-American countries
Christian Zibreg wrote in idownloadblog.com:
“Apple has rolled out paid iBookstore content in a slew of new countries. Paid electronic books first surfaced this morning over in the New Zealand iBookstore, but subsequent reports confirmed that paid content is now live – or in the process of going live – in as much as seventeen Latin American markets such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.”
One more reason to sell your books on Apple’s iPad.
http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/10/22/ibookstore-paid-content-new-countires/

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Sad News: Timely.is will shut down on November 16th
Timely.is started as a fun side project back in 2010. Since then it has grown to help tens of thousands of people publish millions of Tweets and Facebook updates. Starting November 16th you will no longer be able to access your Timely.is account.
They explained:
“When we launched Timely almost 2 years ago there were no other tools that would automatically figure out the best time for a Tweet to go out. Thankfully there are some great alternatives today such as Buffer or Hootsuite.”
Well, not as conveniently and easy to use as Timely was… I will miss it.

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Book Blogger Directory
The Book Blogger Directory is a comprehensive listing of Book Blogs, separated by genre and listed alphabetically. The goal of the Book Blogger Directory is to not only to organize book blogs for users to easily find your blog, it is also there to create a link exchange for search engine optimization. Their mission: To cross promote book bloggers, provide listings by genre and increase links to increase page rank. The benefits of listing on the Book Blogger Directory:  As cross promotion occurs from one blog to the next, your Google Page Rank can increase, higher Google Page Rank means higher search engine rankings!  Higher keyword saturation on the Directory can have your listing show up on search engines.

Requirements to be on the Book Blogger Directory:
Your blog is primarily used to talk about books (8 out of 10 posts are book related). The Book Blogger Directory will not search out book blogs, it is up to users to enter their listings
http://bookbloggerdirectory.wordpress.com/

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Google+ (Author) Pages FREE
What more can you wish for? An authors pages that tremendously increases your Search Engine Optimization! A great tool no one should omit, at least not if you want to sell more books…

Google explains: “Differences between Google+ Pages and Google+ Profiles

  • Pages are extremely similar to profiles, but they have some key differences:
  • Pages can be made for a variety of different entities whereas profiles can only be made for people.
  • Pages can have multiple administrators.
  • The default privacy setting for elements on your page profile is public.
  • Local pages have special fields that help people find the business’ physical location.
  • Pages have the +1 button.
  • Pages can’t +1 other pages, nor can they +1 stuff on the Web. (But like profiles, they can +1 inside Google+.)
  • Pages can’t play games.
  • Pages don’t have the option to share to ‘Extended circles’.
  • Pages can’t hangout on a mobile device.
  • Pages can’t add people to circles until the page is added first or mentioned.”

http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1713824

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Yesterday I heard a rare interview with J.K. Rowling on CBC radio (Canadian broadcast) and was wondering what Time Magazine Lev Grossman thought about her book. 

Originally posted on Entertainment:

It’s not really possible to open The Casual Vacancy without a lot of expectations both high and low crashing around in your brain and distorting your vision. There’s no point pretending they’re not there. I know I had a lot of, let’s call them feelings when I opened the book (which happened on Sept. 22; I work for the military-industrial-entertainment complex, let’s just leave it at that). I have spent many, many hours reading J.K. Rowling’s work. I am a known Harry Potter fan.

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Posted by on October 23, 2012 in Marketing

 

Authors: Want PR for Your Book?

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How will your book stand out among millions of competing worksThere is a fantastic way to gain exposure for your book, right here on this blog: Guest Posting

If you like to have your article seen here on this blog:  Blog articles must be new and unpublished, content rich and pertain to the craft or business of writing, editing, publishing, or book marketing.  Submit your blog article to http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com  to reach almost 250,000 readers.

Include your name and a short bio (max. 200 words), image / link of your book with your article so you may be given proper credit.

Limit articles to 800 words or less. All books, movie, TV programs, and CD album titles should be in italics, do not use “quotation marks” or ALL CAPS.  Announcements of upcoming events, personal accomplishments, special offers and such are accepted.

You also may include a short bio and a link to your blog or Web site.
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Great Info Graphic: History of Social Media

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Beth Hayden and Rafal Tomal created a marvelous info graphic to show

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GRANTS: Writer-in-Residence USA

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Cactoctin Mountain Park, MD
The Artist-In-Residence, including writers, will spend two weeks immersed in the natural and cultural resources of the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland. During this residency, the artist will produce a novel work and share the artistic process with the public. Application may be made for one- or two- week periods. The Catoctin Forest Alliance will accept applications for the Artist-In-Residence Program no later than February 15, 2014
www.catoctinair.org

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The Lillian E. Smith Foundation Writer-in-Service Award
It includes a two-week residency, a $500 honorarium, and a $300 travel allowance, and is given once a year. The Award is open to residents of the United Sates working to advance the arts through public service careers or volunteer work. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to, arts education, literacy instruction, prison arts and education, English as a second language instruction, art-related therapies, etc. The Writer-in-Service Award residency, Smith Center in Clayton, Georgia, in 2013 provides two weeks of peaceful solitude to focus a new or ongoing writing project. This award provides an opportunity for those writers who like Lillian E. Smith recognize “the power of the arts to transform the lives of all human beings.” Deadline November 15, 2014.
http://lillianesmith.org/
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Maine Fellowships
The Individual Artist Fellowships reward artistic excellence, advance the careers of Maine artists and promote public awareness regarding the eminence of the creative sector in Maine. The Maine Arts Commission offers five fellowships annually in functional craft, literature, visual arts, performing/media arts and traditional arts. Literary Arts deadline May 2, 2014. Grant amount: $13,000.
http://mainearts.maine.gov/grant_individualfellowship.aspx
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Colorado Jumpstart Awards
Jumpstart Awards provide fresh energy to writers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to help stimulate their creative business or organization, whether non-profit or commercial. The end goal is that grantees will achieve tangible business benefits, such as increased revenue, new audiences or improved management practices. Deadline: June 19, 2014. The maximum request is $4,000 if your arts income in 2013 was between $25,000 and $99,000. Funds are paid on a reimbursement basis upon receipt of final report and expense receipts.
http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/manage-your-award
http://www.coloradocreativeindustries.org/Artists%20%26%20Entrepreneurs/colorado-creates-grant

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|Big Cypress National Preserve Residencies, FL
The Artist-In-Residence Program at Big Cypress National Preserve offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the preserve’s inspiring landscape. Selected artists stay in a dormitory setting, with each person having their own room, and sharing living room / dining room / kitchen and bathroom space. Big Cypress primarily looks for short-term (less than one month) and long-term (one to three months) residents during our wet (May through October) and dry (November through April) seasons.
Entries are accepted for the 2015-2016 Artist-In-Residence Program with postmarks dated September 1, through November 30, 2014.
http://www.nps.gov/bicy/supportyourpark/artist-in-residence-program.htm

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Ntl Park, MI

The Artist-In-Residence program is open to professional American writers, composers and visual artists, including photographers, whose work can be influenced and enhanced by this superb Michigan scene. It provides resident artists the opportunity to capture the moods of Sleeping Bear Dunes in their particular medium. The program provides rent-free use of either a campsite in one of the developed mainland campgrounds, or a park house located in the vicinity of the village of Empire. A three-week time block is available during October. The artist is asked to donate to the park an original piece of work representative of their medium, produced during the residency, and to contribute to the advancement of the park’s mission.
http://www.nps.gov/slbe/parkmgmt/artistinresidence.htm

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Turkeyland Cove Foundation, 
Massachusetts
For New England and NY State residents only! Turkey Land Cove Foundation offers a personal retreat for motivated women in Edgartown, MA., to pursue their professional, educational and artistic goals, away from the distractions of daily life. TLC Foundation will review the financial circumstances of each applicant and will only make grants to women who could otherwise not afford the period of retreat. Our grants cover room and board plus reasonable transportation expenses. Based on individual need, we will also consider helping fund increased home expenses, necessitated by a caregiver’s absence, as well as goal-related expenses or materials relevant to the purpose of the grant, on a case-by-case basis. After her stay, each grantee will be required to write periodic reports updating the board about her progress towards her goal and how this grant has affected her life. The first report is due within six months of her stay, and then once annually for three years. The deadline for our fall session 2014 (September 15 through February 1, 2015) is June 1, 2014.
http://www.turkeylandcovefoundation.org/
http://turkeylandcovefoundation.webs.com/TLCF%20Foundation%20Brochure.pdf

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360 XOCHI QUETZEL Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico

This FREE one-month artist residency on Lake Chapala in central Mexico, beginning December 2012, will serve artists, especially fiber artists and writers. We offer a beautiful home with kitchen and living room downstairs and your bedroom and a spacious studio upstairs. There are also 2.5 bathrooms. You will also have free local phone service. International calls can be made via Skype.
http://www.artistcommunities.org/residencies/360-xochi-quetzal

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