Monthly Archives: December 2013

46 Top Websites to Promote Your Book for FREE

chrispavesic:

This looks like a very helpful list.

Originally posted on Savvy Writers & e-Books online:

Book Store

Stand out Against Thousands of Books

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Added June 23, 2013:

Dear Reader:  This list of websites, which we compiled in March 2012, grew in the meantime to almost 100.  Please visit our two new blog posts with even more possibilities to announce your work for free:

http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/50-web-links-to-let-your-book-go-viral/

http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/part-2-45-more-websites-to-promote-your-book/

All three blog posts are officially copyright registered.  To link to our blog posts, and let your own readers know about these websites, please use the RE-BLOGGING link on top of this page.  Thanks!  Please learn about re-blogging here:
http://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/re-blogging-vs-copyright-infringement/

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Original Article from March 11, 2012:

1. Goodreads
Use your free membership to promote yourself and your books. Reviews are essential and reviews on Goodreads site help your book to really stand out to millions of visitors.

2. Wattpad
Wattpad has experienced explosive growth since its inception and has become the world’s most popular destination to publish and…

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On Writing: What I Listen to When Writing

I saw this wonderful band on PBS tonight: Harmonious Wail.  I will have to download their music and add to my playlist for writing.

 

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Life in the Digital Now

This is fascinating presentation about life in the digital world.

 

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Great Christmas Gift

One of my friends gave me a wonderful gift this Christmas. If you are a gamer and have played The Secret World, you will recognize the following:

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This is from a company called welovefine.com. (I am not associated with them in any way.)

They also include this helpful advice: Do not pick fights with robots. Our products are only 70% robot-proof.

I think my friends realize that 1) I love gaming and gaming-related gear and 2) I do have a tendency to pick fights with robots, so a warning is probably warranted. :-)

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Gifting Jane Austen: A History of Her Novels as Gift Books

chrispavesic:

One of the gifts I gave this year was a copy of Sense and Sensibility to a dear friend.

Originally posted on Johns Hopkins University Press Blog:

Guest post by Janine Barchas

 

Today puts another candle on the birthday cake of novelist Jane Austen, born 16 December 1775. Conveniently, Austen’s birthday coincides with the December gift-giving season. If you are thinking about making a holiday present of a Jane Austen novel to that budding (or confirmed) Janeite in your circle, you are spoiled for choice. In conjunction with the 200th anniversary of the original publication of Pride and Prejudice, this calendar year has witnessed a mushrooming of both new and newly repackaged Austen editions in a wide range of binding styles and price points.

In your choice of edition and inscription you may, however, want to reflect upon the long-standing history of the Jane Austen “gift book.” Whereas this year Jane Austen novels in both hardcover and paperback formats have been aggressively prettified in the stalwart fight against the e-book, these same stories have long…

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Pretty Picture Via Email

I thought I would share this gorgeous picture a friend of mine sent via email. She lives in a nearby town called Galena and took the picture in the nature conservatory.

All of this snow (3-5 inches) fell in the last few days! It really was a White Christmas (where we have measurable snow falling on Christmas Day) for the first time in decades. A local newscaster said that the last White Christmas in this area occurred in the early 1960s (way before I was born); so this is the first White Christmas in my lifetime!

Galena

Galena

I hope that everyone has a wonderful day-after-Christmas and can spend time writing!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Rockton Christmas

Rockton Christmas

I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season!

This picture is from the 2013 Christmas display in front of a local church.

Every year the city of Rockton has a Christmas walk and parade. My family and I enjoy looking at the lights and seeing the floats in the parade. The carolers are wonderful too. (Yes–it was cold this year!)

I hope that you all stay safe and warm over Christmas and can spend the day with the ones you love. :-)

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