Blogs that Help Promote Writers

Totally agree!

Publicity Tip #83~

Depending on how long you’ve been in the book/author publicity game you will either have a good sized list of helpful publicity sites (that don’t cost an arm and a leg) or a very small one. Regardless of the length of your current list one of the best blogs I’ve discovered online that helps promote writers is The Story Reading Ape (Chris).

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What’s so special about this book/author blog?

1stoff, the publicity there is FREE.

2nd, Chris had a wide following of readers and authors (7300 at the moment) for his blog as well as on his extended social media sites – so whatever you submit for consideration will be seen.

3rd, Chris encourages quality guest posts & submissions (Author Articles & Book Promotions:Free, Discounted, New, or Debut – see requirements first).

4th, if you follow…

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Author Solutions and Friends: The Inside Story

Excellent information from David Gaughran

David Gaughran

ASandfriendsweboptAuthor Solutions has forged partnerships with a long list of famous names in publishing – from Simon & Schuster and Hay House to Barnes & Noble and Reader’s Digest.

Recent disclosures in various lawsuits, along with information sent to me by a Penguin Random House source, detail for the very first time exactly how these partnerships work and the damage they are causing.

Since a second suit was filed at the end of March, Author Solutions is now facing two class actions, with the new complaint alleging unjust enrichment and exploitation of seniors on top of the usual claims of fraud and deceptive practices. It also has a wonderfully precise summary of Author Solutions’ operations:

Author Solutions operates more like a telemarketing company whose customer base is the Authors themselves. In other words, unlike a traditional publisher, Author Solutions makes money from its Authors, not for them. It does so…

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Exploring the ancient churches and fortifications of the Lune Valley

Exploring the ancient churches and fortifications of the Lune Valley.

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Sally G. Cronin: The Sunday Show – Defining Moments with Kevin Morris

The Sunday Show – Defining Moments with Kevin Morris.

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How to Get Reviews Before Book Launch? | Savvy Book Writers

.. Brand new books from trade publishers have almost always reviews and endorsement at the time of book launch. You might wonder: How is this possible?

via How to Get Reviews Before Book Launch? | Savvy Book Writers.

Mike F. Shaw, Photographer: The Forgotten

Mike F. Shaw, Photographer, has started a new Facebook page, The Forgotten.  His commitment to helping the homeless is portrayed by his captivating images. Please like this page to help this noteworthy cause.

The Lost Souls of Society by Mike F. Shaw, Photographer

Copyright (C) 2015 Mike F. Shaw

The Ghosts We See

They pass you by but you do not see, rather you want not to see. The ghosts that are alive but not through their eyes, life is a struggle, just passing by, unseen, unnoticed.

But I see, I see the long unkempt hair and the unshaven face, the sockless feet in shoes that are too big. I see the empty stare as you walk forward through the crowd, always forward, always ignored until you are nothing more than a living ghost. Fleeting glimpses as they look up from phones, from the cracks in the pavements they would rather look at, too many reminders, too much pain that they could be you, look away, do not see, pretend all is well with the world.

To many living ghosts, how soon before you cannot look away anymore?

Copyright (C) 2015 Mike F. Shaw