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Hello and Welcome to SavvyBookWriters
A great place for Writers and Publishers, and certainly Readers.

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About the author:
A chocolate bar was the first prize in an essay writing contest that I won when I was in grade 4 back in Europe.  This was 50 years ago and I barely remember the exact topic, but it had something to do with fire fighters as I received the prize from a huge guy in full fire fighter regalia.

Some decades later I wrote about commercial aviation, pilot training and travelling the USA, using small airplanes.  When the German flight magazine I wrote for, was purchased by a major publishing house and my colleagues salaries and mine were cut in half, I decided to take the punch and publish my own flight magazine “USA by Air” and I become their competitor in the aviation magazines.

It was a great success and I loved it, even though it was sometimes stressful as I wrote most articles, shoot nearly all photographs, did most of the layout and even ad sales and office work.  But I learned a lot in this role as a magazine publisher-editor-art-director-marketing-manager and went also into book self-publishing for my own books that covered everything aviation and pilot training.

Recently I studied for two years e-publishing and marketing, more for my own fun, as the course offered also an attractive mixture of professional photography, writing for the web and marketing, XHTML/CSS, web and graphic design including Photoshop.
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http://www.111Publishing.com/

http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com helps authors to find their way through
the “jungle” of publishing on their own.

WELCOME WRITERS!
– learn how to create an author platform & their brand
– how to combine social media sites, post once & automatically appear everywhere
– get familiar with various publishing possibilities
– make use of each aspect of book marketing
– use the tips given on my blog, or book an individual online tutorial or weekend seminar http://www.111publishing.com/Seminars
I hope with this blog authors will get a good overview on what’s out there in the publishing
world and how to market their work successfully. I am looking forward for comments and maybe guest blogs.

Please follow me here too:

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http://www.111Publishing.com/seminar/

http://www.goodreads.com/111publishing

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http://www.e-book-pr.com//book-promo/  

http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/111publishing

http://www.international-ebooks.com/book-promo/

or on my German-language blog: 

http://ebookautoren.wordpress.com/

Cheers, Doris

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37 responses to “About

  1. Sharon

    August 14, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Yesss! I’m enrolled in a publishing program in Toronto and I need to know people like you. People like you who work in publishing and don’t regret it because the publishing industry isn’t as dire as lots of other pay say it is. Thank you. Thank you very much for blogging. I’d be honoured to guest blog if you’re interested.

     
    • ebooksinternational

      August 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      Hello Sharon,
      sorry for my late answer. But I changed from Blogger to WordPress and it is sometimes a bit difficult to navigate. I just discovered your comment when I went by chance to the “About” Site.

      Yes, please do guestblog, just send me an email to ebooksinternational at yahoo dot com with your article in the email, as I am not opening attachments.

      I am looking forward for your posts.

      Have a great weekend,

      Doris

       
  2. Sherrie

    February 20, 2012 at 11:02 am

    you are quite a find darling woman. i must follow you. thank you so much for your words or wisdom.

     
  3. williamswanson

    April 15, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Doris, I have not let a moment go by since I have taken your course in Antigonish Library that I didn’t think about what you taught.

     
    • ebooksinternational

      April 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm

      Hello Bill,
      thanks for friendly comment and that my seminar was useful for you.

      All the very best,

      Doris

       
  4. Mary

    June 5, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Hello, How do I get in touch with you? There is no email or contact info listed .. please advise .. thanks .. Mary. Please contact me maryregency at gmail dot com

     
  5. marlamadison

    July 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Great site! HOw do I become a follower?

     
    • ebooksinternational

      July 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm

      Marla, thanks for your friendly compliment.
      Click on “Follow” in the top line. I also post new blogs on Twitter under @111publishing.
      Have a great weekend,

      Doris

       
  6. vickilmorrison

    August 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Doris,
    I have to say I LOVE this site. I just read your ‘About’, and I had to read it over again. I am currently writing an arson investigation procedural firefighting novel, my husband is in the Royal Canadian Air Force, as an aerospace engineer (obsessed with planes). I am on a journey to figure out social media marketing, and I live in Ottawa. Funny how things come together. It’s like someone gave us a writing exercise with the key words: Firefighter, plane, social media marketing, and Ottawa. We each came up with a different story!
    Thank you so much for the work you put into this. It’s truly helpful. Please consider my guest post submission. You can categorize it under “Newbie”.
    In medias res,
    Vicki L. Morrison

     
  7. thatdudeeddie

    August 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    A very inspirational “About Me” you got there. I’m hoping to learn a lot from you. :)

     
  8. Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D.

    August 29, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Doris,

    I am delighted to have discovered your blog. You are doing a worthy service helping aspiring authors navigate the sometimes murky waters of self-publishing. You offer a tremendous, thorough and broad range of information in the field. With traditional publishers easing their way into capitalizing on the self-publishing boom, we have to be more vigilant than ever.

    It’s my pleasure to share your blog with my subscribers, clients and social media friends.

     
    • ebooksinternational

      August 29, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Thanks so much for your kind remarks Flora!
      Have a lovely day,
      Doris @111publishing

       
  9. karenawyle

    October 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    In your very helpful March 11th post about free ways to promote one’s book, you stated that authors could “submit your book’s jpeg photo, description and author information” to this blog and get free promotion. I couldn’t find any link for that purpose. Is this service still available?

     
    • ebooksinternational

      October 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

      Sure, just send everything in an email – no attachments. For the image include a link in your email. When you read all 560 blogs : ) you will find quite a few authors and their books shown.

      Looking forward to your book presentation,

      Doris @111publishing
      111publishing@gmail.com

       
  10. Mary Carver-Stiehler

    October 20, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Wow, just like me and Dorrance… for the price I paid for Vanity printing I get ZERO marketing. So I will be publishing the 2nd and 3rd book in my series by myself. I am trying to learn the ropes to e-publishing and self promoting along with my writing time. Also have to squeeze all of that into my FF duties at my Fire Department.. Glad I found you!
    My writing name is Mary Moriarty, author of The Kings of Angkor:Army of a Thousand Elephants

     
    • ebooksinternational

      November 2, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Mary, thanks, yes you will find hundreds of possibilities to market your book here on this blog and almost every day new ones.
      Good luck with your book,
      Doris

       
  11. Moira Bianchi

    October 31, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Hello, I´d like to send you a link to my first book ‘Friendship of a special kind’, a romance novel inspired by Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. May I? tks.

     
    • ebooksinternational

      November 2, 2012 at 9:56 am

      Sure, Moira, go ahead!

       
      • Moira

        November 3, 2012 at 3:14 pm

        Hi, how nice! Thanks! Should I use ‘111publishing@gmail.com’? Will need to attach the pdf though…

         
        • ebooksinternational

          November 5, 2012 at 7:56 am

          Moira,
          yes, but do NOT send any attachments. We don’t open attachments, as we got too many viruses this way.
          Send everything in an Open email. Just copy and paste your text and for images please send only the link to it.
          Thanks, Doris

           
  12. tasneem

    November 2, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Hi I am a new author and have been agressively trying to market my book .My book will be displayed at the Miami International Book Fair from 16 to 18 Nov.Ialso got a 5 star rating on Amazon,com,and had my first interview about 2 weeks ago.Please let me know if anyone has some good free PR tips and I am looking for readers to review my book.Google tg dawood

     
    • ebooksinternational

      November 3, 2012 at 1:12 am

      Hello Tasneem,
      congratulation for your first book! Hope many will follow soon.
      You have come to the right place: Here on this blog with its almost 600 articles posted, full of PR tips you will find marketing tips for your book galore.

      Almost every article is written just for you!
      If you take everyone of my advises and turn it into action you will be busy for months to come.
      Just to give you one example: Did you submit it to Bowker, the worldwide listing of books available? Or did you submit it to the 65, soon 95, reader forums. I placed all their links here on this blog. Just go ahead and read all the great tips I wrote for you!

      All the very best,
      Doris
      P.S. You will also find links to reviewers here on this blog. Just type “reviews” in the search function and all blog posts of reviewers appear.

       
  13. Mary Carver-Stiehler

    November 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    THanks so much!!

     
  14. Charles Dowdy

    November 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Doris,

    Great site. Gonna dig into your archives some, that sounds so invasive as I type it, but enjoying and learning from what I see so far.

    All the best,
    Charles

     
  15. John A. Hoda

    November 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Doris:
    I am ready to take advantage of the Special when you are. My breakout novel is nearing content edit completion. I am talking book cover concepts with a great cover artist. I have an agressive launch date of March 25,2012. My first order of business will be to get yor thoughts on Smashwords for all the non-Amazon platforms.
    John A. Hoda

     
    • ebooksinternational

      November 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      Hello John,
      thanks for your note. Good that you start before your book is on the market. I will have the “official” site online on Monday (hopefully :) Will post/link to it from here on this blog. Looking forward to work with you.

       
  16. Jeremy Benson (@JeremyBenson11)

    February 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Hey, this is great advice. Thanks for sharing, much like the kind of stuff that I would blog myself information wise :)

     
  17. David J. Dougherty

    February 27, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Hi Doris,
    With just having had my book, “A Killer of a Camp” published, I was thinking of doing an adventurous promotion on my website, http://www.akillerofacamp.com, where the first chapter can be read out to visitors. Though with the novel containing cursing, violence and more, which would only be suitable for ages 18+, do you know of any laws that need carried out??? As the only thing that’s crossed my mind is for to have a terms and conditions page appear, where the listener must fill in, agreeing to the terms and conditions and mostly that they’re over the age of 18 before they can listen to the first chapter being read out to them.

    I look forward to hearing from you, and please don’t hesitate to email me your address to forward you a copy of the novel.

    Kind regards

    David

     
    • ebooksinternational

      March 4, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      David, I am not aware of any laws, best info can be found in the conditions of your service provider.
      Doris

       
  18. Alex Shaikh

    August 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Hello Doris,

    This is an amazing site and an inspiring about page. I’m hoping to learn a lot from you. Thanks

     
  19. puiyinlab

    August 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you for all the helpful tips. I am going to take my time to read all your posts. I will need it as I am about to start my own publishing house :)

     
  20. AG LANG

    January 9, 2014 at 2:24 am

    I wonder if there are seminars in Canada ? California is a little too far and expensive for me. Would love to attend seminars. I’m in the SouthShore of Quebec, about 20km south of Montreal.

     
  21. gvb1210mine

    March 27, 2014 at 11:18 am

    /*
    My Goodness Doris, such a following. You must be doing something right! :-) I’m here to tell ya, like everyone (above and below) I’ve become quite a fan of yours… Many of the suggestions have been allowed in my promotions and marketing. Albeit, I have a lot more to learn…its a lifetime thing!

    Thanks so very much for YOU!

    Peace and Love,

    Greg.
    Author of ‘Hallow’ and ‘FAIRMOUNT”: Terror in the Park
    */

     

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