Why Do Wolves Howl at the MOON: BBC Zoo la la Earth Unplugged TV

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Have you ever wondered why wolves howl at the moon? There is so much folklore surrounding the mystery of the wolf.  Even a phase of the moon was named the Wolf Moon by the Native Americans.  Listen to the answer from Chris on BBC: Zoo la la Earth Unplugged TV!

Top 10 Commands for Author-Publishers | Savvy Book Writers

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Excellent advice from Doris-Maria Heilmann with 111Publishing (Savvy Book Writers) about having a clear goal for your writing career.

. . Do you have a clear goal for your writing career – and a plan how to reach your “dream job” – becoming a successful full-time writer? Or do you

via Top 10 Commands for Author-Publishers | Savvy Book Writers.

Are there Wolves in Missouri?

An interesting article from 1/10/2013 and later updated about Wolves in Missouri.

 

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Could there be wolves in Missouri?  This is an interesting article By Rudi Keller in the Columbia Daily Tribune regarding possible wolves in Missouri.

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing on ACX | Author Marketing Institute

Excellent article from Author Marketing Institute about Audible ACX from Amazon audio books. Did you know “The Wolf’s Moon”  is currently in production at Audible ACX?  Do you like the new cover for the audiobook? Mark Westfield will be narrating the audiobook!  I can’t wait for the final copy!!
The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones Audible ACX Audiobook Cover The Linden Chronicles Book 1

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Publishing on ACX | Author Marketing Institute.

My #Book #Marketing Secret by #Indie #Author Nicholas Rossis

More information from Nicholas Rossi posted by The Story Reading Ape on how to market yourself just by being you 🙂

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From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books I made this on Quozio.com

My marketing strategy is really simple. In fact, it can be summed up as follows:

  • Be real,
  • be fun,
  • be helpful.

If you do that, people will buy your books simply because they will like you and will want to support you. In other words, “if people like what you’re saying, they’ll like what you’re selling.”

I have read many marketing guides, but have come to realize that it all boils down to how people perceive you. In marketing speech, your brand.

Having a consistent author brand is liberating. It allows you to publish pretty much anything you like, irrespective of genre. People will read your books because you have written them – and they trust you to offer them a good time.

That’s great. How about some real tips now?

The other day, a visitor to my blog asked me for…

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Taking Your Blog to Hollywood!

Excellent advice on how to become a Hollywood Star with your blog from Once Upon Your Prime Blog!

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photo 1-5Want to have huge crowds eating popcorn and Whoppers as they’re enthralled by YOUR original words? Want a chance at an Oscar?  People talking about you at the water cooler?  Well, forget making your blog into a book.  Think BIG.  The film industry is running out of ideas (that’s why we’re seeing the Bible recycled as “Exodus: Gods & Kings”)  Just follow these easy tips to turn your blog into a movie. Or if you’re slightly more of a homebody, into a television series!

Making Your Blog into the Next BLOGBUSTER!

1.  ACTORS:  The most important thing is deciding who should play YOU.  Go hobnobbing (what does that word even mean?  And can you go hobbing without the nobbing part?)  in exclusive circles to generate buzz about your casting.  Say this:  “Cameron Diaz is begging to be ME, but I don’t know….it’s such a meaty role.  I think I’m…

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KINDLE UNLIMITED

Great article from Chris McMullen about the new Kindle Unlimited Program at Amazon. Thanks for your thorough review, Chris!

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KINDLE UNLIMITED

Toward the end of July, 2014, Amazon introduced a new subscription service called Kindle Unlimited, which allows customers to read unlimited books for $9.99 (US price) per month.

  • This includes 100,000 traditionally published books in addition to 600,000 KDP Select books.
  • Most of the traditionally published books are from smaller publishers, but include some popular books such as Harry Potter.
  • Customers can borrow up to 10 different books at a time (whereas Amazon Prime allows just one borrow per month).
  • Kindle Unlimited only pays a royalty when a customer reaches 10% of the book’s length.
  • All Kindle Unlimited downloads affect sales rank, regardless of whether or not the customer reaches the 10% mark.
  • Royalties for Kindle Unlimited borrows have been as low as $1.30, down considerably from around $2 prior to Kindle Unlimited.
  • Many books receive numerous Kindle Unlimited borrows, while borrows were…

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