Thursday, February 5, 2009

Network with Us February 2009


Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog has won the Wisconsin Pet Hall of Fame 2008 in the companion category. Companion winners are pets who have provided a benefit to their human companions or their community. As the proud mom and author of Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog I am happy to say Frankie not only changed my life for the better, but she is enriching the lives of the elderly, hospice and hospital patients as a unique therapy dog because of her wheels. Frankie is also touching the lives of special needs children, showing them through her example, that they too can do anything they set their minds to do. To read more about Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog and to watch a touching video visit Barbara & Frankie on their website, http://www.joyfulpaws.com/.
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Tuey's Course, written by James Ross, has been released. Hardback and paperback copies are available at http://www2.xlibris.com/ The links to Barnes & Noble and Amazon as well as Xlibris should be added to the web site any day. http://www.authorjamesross.com/
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Affordable book promotion e-course helps authors snag buzz
Authors who know the importance of book publicity but can’t afford a pricey publicist now have a very affordable option: a book publicity and promotion e-course offering four weeks of personalized instruction and feedback for under $200. “Book Publicity 101: How to Build Book Buzz,” a dynamic online course taught in two versions by a veteran publicist and author runs from February 2-27, 2009.

The popular class is taught in a forum format, with lessons and homework assignments posted online in an easy-to-use password-protected forum. The highly-interactive courses – one for traditionally published authors and one for self-published authors – cover how to:

* Create a book publicity blueprint that makes the most of your available resources
* Craft the most compelling media materials needed to generate results
* Conduct a virtual book tour with bloggers who can help you build buzz quickly
* Employ the media relations tools that will take you the farthest fastest
* Generate high-impact radio interviews
* Build an author Web site that supports book sales and other goals

Students receive instructional materials and resources and complete weekly assignments that help them discover how easy it is to create book buzz. Valuable one-on-one instructor guidance and feedback takes authors’ work to the next level while student interaction on the forum offers fresh perspectives and new ideas for all participants. A free-for-all Q&A corner lets students get answers to questions not covered in the course materials, making this a highly-personalized learning experience for nonfiction and fiction authors.

The class is taught by Sandra Beckwith, a recovering award-winning publicist; publisher of the free e-zine Build Book Buzz; and author of four books, including three on publicity topics.
Registration is $199 and limited to 20 students. Register at http://www.buildbookbuzz.com/workshops/book-publicity.htm or http://www.buildbookbuzz.com/workshops/self-published.htm; send course inquiries to Beckwith at sb@buildbookbuzz.com.
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Bader Field, published by Nightengale Press, is now available in retail bookstores as well as
Amazon.com. The author, Carl David, has several articles on Author's Den about Bader Field (the first US airport), and on the topics of flying twin engine planes, art dealing, family dealing with suicide. It is creating quite an emotional response in its readers. Someone told Carl that it touched her soul deeply and then she tearfully thanked Carl for writing it.
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My blog, War, Peace, Tolerance and Our Soldiers http://www.warpeacetolerance.blogspot.com/ is where I get to nag and rag and try to make things better for our troops and maybe for the world. I'd love to have you leave a comment. Carolyn Howard-Johnson
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What would happen if the American people allowed an empowered and strong federal government to trick them into giving up some of their civil rights to protect them from terrorism? Homeland Security: The Beginning, ISBN 1-60563-585-5, published by Publish America LLLP, answers that question in a unique way. The story focuses around six central characters, who find out about a deep, dark, secret plan, that a high ranking official is perpetrating on the American people. They have no choice, but to take it upon themselves to expose the plan, and bring the perpetrator to justice, or so they believe. The ending will take you by surprise and leave you expectant of a sequel. The author, Paul P. Lubianetzky, was born in Warren Ohio in 1946. He graduated from Warren G. Harding high school in 1964 and served in the United States Army Corps of Engineers from 1966 to 1969. He is a Vietnam veteran, serving from1967 through 1968, and a survivor of the Tet Offensive. Paul has successfully owned and operated a window cleaning service for thirty-five years in Warren Ohio. He currently lives with his second wife of twenty-three years, in Howland Ohio. Paul has been a police officer, a physical fitness instructor, a CPR and first aid volunteer instructor for the Red Cross, and worked in several other trades. He considers himself a graduate of the college of life.
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Upload Your Book Video to Your Book Tube

As an author published through Nightengale Press, I have been permitted to offer folks in my network a chance to upload their book trailers to YourBookTube at no cost. All authors who have book videos are welcome to post their videos on YourBookTube. Be sure to include the book's title, ISBN, a short description (25-50 words) and a link where you want viewers to buy your book. Just go to http://www.yourbooktube.com/ and create your free user account. Then, send the title of your book and the category of your video to publisher@nightengalepress.com to register and join to get free exposure for your book!
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Announcement of my new book coming out, publication date of February 2009. It's called All In A Day's Work for Real Estate Agents: Humorous & Heartwarming Stories (by TC McClenning, copyright 2009, 304 pages, Work Like A Dog Books). It contains more than 100 real-life experiences of real estate agents in 44 states and Canada and shows that Murphy's Law is alive and well in real estate. Stories go far beyond what the average person would think: being asked to be a client's birthing coach, performing CPR to save a client's life, finding dead bodies, wildlife encounters, writing a contract to trade the world's largest boa constrictor for a small rental property, and much, much more. Check out excerpts and introduction at the publisher's site, http://www.worklikeadogbooks.com/ (under the media section also shows some advance testimonials).
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Authors need book reviews.
If you like to read books and give your opinion about them, you would make a great book reviewer. Authors are always looking for someone to review their books. If you are interested in writing reviews, please go to http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/2009/01/book-reviewers-needed-for-list-of-book.html and add your name, preferred genres, and contact info. Please do not expose your email address or home phone number. Instead, use your blog profile, Twitter ID, or link to the contact page of your Web site.
Authors get book reviews.
If you need a review for your book, please check out the above link to connect with someone matched with the topic or genre of your book.
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