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Why every author, speaker and expert needs a….. Brand Bumper?

My business coach and branding expert Julie Cottineau always quotes Jay –Z, an American rapper, who seems to capture the whole idea of marketing in one sentence: “I’M NOT A BUSINESSMAN/I’M A BUSINESS, MAN!” – Jay-Z…

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Added by Dr. Marina Kostina on January 26, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Crowd-funding A Book!

It’s a term I first heard last year: “crowd-funding”. What’s that? I hear many of you ask. Well have a quick look over www.kickstarter.com and you’ll soon learn that it is a way to fund creative projects / entrepreneurial ideas through small donations from “the crowd” as opposed to the traditional way of large venture capital, expensive loans or self-funding. Of course lots and lots of small affordable donations can add up to…

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Added by P W Chattey on November 8, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

All That Sparkles

The One series continues with a debut author. http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2013/03/all-that-sparkles.html

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Added by Mark Miller on March 7, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel) Author Interview

I am on the promotion wagon again, and this time you can see my author interview over at You Read It Here First! This is a little different to previous interviews, so check it out and tell me what you think…

Love Redeems (A Redcliffe Novel).

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Added by Catherine Green on February 8, 2013 at 3:28pm — No Comments

How I got started in writing

Biography

When I was forced out of New Orleans by the ravishing flood waters of Hurricane Katrina, I ended up in a small town, only 3 hours away from my hurricane ravished home. I had a free place to live, but it was a long way from everything I had ever known. It just didn't feel like home. I was experiencing true country living, and I was a city person.  This…

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Added by Shirley M Patterson on January 16, 2013 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Authors in the Park

In five days, the authors are going to be loose! That's right, local authors from around Central Florida are going to be signing books and meeting fans in downtown Mount Dora.





Authors in the Park will take place Sunday, Dec 16th from 2PM to 6PM at the Mount Dora Community Bldg Green Room (520…

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Added by Mark Miller on December 11, 2012 at 11:45pm — No Comments

Texting while on the sales floor - an excerpt from 'Who's Minding the Store?'

When he got to the store, Derrick took his time walking the sales floor, doing his best to remain unnoticed. He wanted to see how the associates behaved in the absence of the store manager.

The first group of associates he saw were less than impressive.

Florence and Tiffany were cashiers, standing at their registers texting on their cell phones, instead of focusing on the customers waiting to make a purchase.

There was a company SOP, forbidding the use of personal cell…

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Added by David Lucero on December 5, 2012 at 11:46pm — No Comments

This is for the children

As an author and father, one of my driving passions is to help children, especially those that do not have help. One small thing I am trying is eBay Giving Works. I have listed a paperback copy of The Empyrical Tales Book I: The Fourth Queen on eBay and set it up to donate 90% of the sale to …

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Added by Mark Miller on November 26, 2012 at 5:43pm — No Comments

New Police Drama, The Daddy Rock

Retired NYPD Cop Delivers a Thrilling, Moving Police Drama in New Book The Daddy Rock

New York, NY, November 5, 2012 – Decent Hill is proud to present retired NYPD cop Michael J. Kannengieser, New York native and author of the new police thriller The Daddy Rock ($19.95 Paperback 978-1-936085-63-7; $9.95 eBook 978-1-936085-64-4). The Daddy Rock is a fast-paced…

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Added by Michael J. Kannengieser on November 25, 2012 at 9:33pm — No Comments

Book release for 'Who's Minding the Store?'

I announced on Monday the release of 'Who's Minding the Store?' It's my 2nd published book and I'm particularly proud of this work because it's something many of us live. Here's a review by Jeff Edwards, author of The Seventh Angel'.

 

"Imagine the sexy hilarity of Richard Hooker's M*A*S*H, the complex political intrigue of a classic Russian novel, and the sheer wackiness of the British sitcom ARE YOU BEING SERVED? Now, imagine that all of this high-octane…

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Added by David Lucero on November 15, 2012 at 6:22pm — No Comments

NaNoWriMo - Half Way There

As I write this post I am feeling very happy. After a somewhat stilted and disjointed start to the month I managed to get my ass into gear and am now officially half way through my NaNoWriMo project. Hooray! Who knew I could magically find the time to write 25,011 words in just 14 days, complete with a demanding toddler in tow? Apparently I could, I did, and I am on track to succeed!

The novel is shaping up nicely, although my inner editor is already screaming that it is not good…

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Added by Catherine Green on November 14, 2012 at 11:11pm — No Comments

A Fairy Tale Cookbook! Pre-Order and SAVE

2 AWESOME DEALS~ A fairy tale cookbook stemming from the inspirational epic fantasy Maycly, and a Maycly 3 Book Gift Collection! Get in on the pre-ordering and save. There's still a few days left for pre-order deals which will last through 11/17/12.

AWESOME DEAL #1

You say you haven't read Hidden Earth Series, Volume 1…

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Added by Janet Beasley - JLB Creatives on November 14, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Blog Tour: TK Harris has Phantom Dreams

Today, I have the privilege of launching the Official Blog Tour of author T. K. Harris. She starts by sharing how her novel, Phantom Dreams, was born.

http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/10/blog-tour-tk-harris-has-phantom-dreams.html

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Added by Mark Miller on October 22, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

and so it begins...

Hi!  I'm Gwen.  New to this community but I've been writing for years.  Please read my short story called "Taxidermied" about a couple's encounter with a taxidermy project gone wrong. It's only 99 cents.  I love horror!  If you have any horror stories let me know! I love new authors.

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Added by Gwendolyn Wallace Davis on October 1, 2012 at 12:49am — No Comments

Leaving Stage IV

Leaving Stage IV is my new ebook.  Available for the Kindle, Nook and other readers.   I can be found fiddling about at my…

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Added by Adriana Arbogast on September 13, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Spotlight Interview with Author Sadie Forsythe

Q1: Thanks for participating in our Authors.com Spotlight Interview series Sadie! Please introduce yourself and your book to help our readers get to know you.


A: Hello everyone. I’m Sadie Forsythe, author of The Weeping Empress. It’s an epic fantasy with a little YA crossover appeal and I’m an American living in the UK (among other things).…

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Added by SpotlightInterviews on September 12, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Review: Jonathan Green's "Murder in the High Himalaya"

I have finished Murder in the High Himalaya: Loyalty, Tragedy and Escape from Tibet by Jonathan Green, but I don’t know where to start.

Please read the full review on my official blog: http://empyricaltales.blogspot.com/2012/08/review-jonathan-greens-murder-in-high.html

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Added by Mark Miller on August 29, 2012 at 1:28am — No Comments

Protect The Brand

Protect the Brand. This is one of my business mottos. Recently, I heard Amy DuBois Barnett, Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine and Steve Harvey say the same thing. I’ve gotten accustomed to many people not having any idea of what I was talking about when I say it, so it was truly refreshing to hear other people with the same perspective. So many people call themselves…

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Added by Super Woman on July 26, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

My Book - "Saved By The IRS"

Hi I am a new author with my book being released this week by Tate Publishing.  It is a one of a kind Christian book and a true "David versus Goliath" story that is very unique.  I might also add it is the first Christian book about the IRS, and that statement always brings a smile to everyone.  So far I have really been encouraged because everyone that has read the pre-release book has told me they were not able to put the book…

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Added by Ken Jones on July 10, 2012 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

The Importance of your Book Cover

With the rise in popularity of eBook publishing, I am starting to notice that some authors don’t pay much attention to the book cover for their novels. Even if you publish an eBook and not a paperback version, I think it is still important to have a professional, attractive front cover as part of your promotional material.

I am still more inclined to look at a book based on the front cover even if I am browsing on my Kindle. There is something intriguing about cover art, when you can…

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Added by Catherine Green on May 23, 2012 at 10:38pm — No Comments

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