Infographic: 5 Key Book Publishing Paths
From the awesomely fantastic Jane Friedman One of the biggest questions for authors today is: Should I traditionally publish or self-publish? It’s an important question—one that tends to result in heated debate—but it’s becoming an increasingly confusing and complicated question to answer because: There are now many varieties of traditional publishing and self-publishing—with evolving models...
Did you know I’m on Authorgraph? My lovely readers and fans can request my autograph for your e-books at a mere click of a button. You’ll even get a personal message from moi! Wanna know what’s super-cool about an Authorgraph autograph? Now you can pin them to your Pinterest board and create a cool collection! Why not start now by requesting one from me? Click here to get...
Did you know that Belle is on Pinterest? Although she admits that she’s still figuring it out, she’d love for you to stop by and follow! She follows in return <3
Cake. Because MOM=WOW!
Social Media: Have You Got it All Wrong?
Post by Catherine Ryan Howard #aliensintexas WARNING: This is one of them long ones. Better go get a fresh cup of coffee before you start… We all know I love publishers. I still hope, should I ever finish The Novel, to be published by one of them. Say silly things like legacy or gatekeepers, or use something as serious and tragic as the Irish potato famine—or rape or Stockholm Syndrome, for...
What to Expect When You're Expecting to Hire a...
By Kathleen Schmidt May 1st, 2013 One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “Should I hire a book publicist?” Whether I am speaking at a conference or tweeting about the state of book publishing, writers are often fickle when it comes to the hows and whys of the publicity for their book. I can’t say I blame them—it seems like there is a new “platform” every five minutes along with...
Discover Your Author’s Brand
April 27, 2013 By PhilipMartin Branding is a simple concept. For an author, in a nutshell, it’s what people expect when they hear your name attached to a book (or story). If you think of the name Mark Twain, or Stephen King, or Toni Morrison, or J.R.R. Tolkien … many things likely pop into your head. For me, the name Tolkien conjures up images of a professorial fellow with a pipe, the...
The digital truths traditional publishers don't...
an article by Barry Eisler. The choices offered by digital publishing can only be good news for writers, says Barry Eisler. So why are traditional publishers so angry? Still the centre of the universe? … detail from Andea Cellario’s print Harmonia Macrocosmica showing the Ptolemaic description of the heavens, with the Earth at the middle of creation. Photograph: Enzo and Paolo...
Have you seen the lovely fan art that Laura made and posted on her gorgeous Romanian blog? If not, you should check it out! And don’t forget to show her blog some luv in the comments! <3
A Visit From The Book Designer (and Good News for...
Regular readers of this blog or those of you who have ploughed your way through all 120,000 words of Self-Printed will know that I’m a big fan of The Book Designer and the man behind it, Joel Friedlander (@JFBookman on Twitter). It’s a fantastic resource for self-publishers and it always makes for interesting reading too. Joel also runs monthly e-book design awards, which offer a sometimes...
My heart is breaking for the poor folks in the little Texas town of West. May God send angels to their aid…
If you are the praying sort, please join us in saying The Lord’s Prayer today at 11 AM CST (US) for Mark Greening, a friend who is not expected to survive through the weekend. His family is hoping to make it a simultaneous international prayer chain. I’ll share any comments left here with his family. Thank you, sweet friends and fans <3
Did you enter the #FIREFLYBookBlogTour Contests? Check your emails, Peeps & Peepettes! Books and Broomsticks has sent emails to the winners!
Many thanks to all the lovely bloggers who participated in the #FireflyBookBlogTour! <3 Thank you so much for all your help with promoting FIREFLY! i <3 u ALL! Want to know who all those lovelies are? Follow this link to check out their blogs and please show them lots of love! They are all wonderful! <3 http://www.booksandbroomsticks.com/2013/02/firefly-book-tour-agenda.html
Last Day: #FireflyBookBlogTour! We’ve had a BLAST the last 21 days, and I’d like to thank everyone for following along, entering the contests, and hunting for Easter Eggs! And I’m sending a special thank you to all the lovely bloggers who participated! I ♥ U all! :-) Winners will be announced tomorrow on BooksandBroomsticks.com. Until then, read one last review of FIREFLY over...
Day 20: #FIREFLYBookBlogTour. We’re winding things down on the tour, and it’s almost time to pick winners! There’s still time to enter the giveaway and hunt Easter Eggs ♥ In the meantime, hop on over to Roxana’s lovely Romanian blog and read my guest post on what I’ve learned about love from books!...
Day 19: #fireflybookblogtour. Check out TWO reviews of FIREFLY today and enter to win some coolio SWAG! Don’t forget to search for Easter Eggs, too! Check out these gorgeous blogs for reviews of FIREFLY and other neat stuff!: http://thatartsyreadergirl.blogspot.com/ http://whispersatmoonlight.wordpress.com/
Day 18: #fireflybookblogtour ! Yes! It’s still going on, and you’ve still got time to win some awesome stuff! Today, find out why I my books are named after insects, and read an excerpt of FIREFLY at these lovely blogs: http://www.bookscompleteme.com/2013/04/guest-post-belle-whittington-author-of.html ...
It might be #AprilFoolsDay, but it’s no joke! There’s a new cover for CICADA, and you can see it here at Books and Broomsticks: http://www.booksandbroomsticks.com/2013/04/its-no-joke-new-cicada-book-cover-is.html
Warmest Wishes to Everyone this Good Friday and throughout the Easter Weekend. Don’t forget the Easter Egg Hunt that’s going on during the FIREFLY Book Blog Tour <3
Day 14: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour #fireflybookblogtour Check out a review and excerpt of FIREFLY on these gorgeous blogs. And don’t forget to search for Easter Eggs and enter to win some really cool stuff! http://red-reader.blogspot.com/2013/03/excerpt-firefly-by-belle-whittington.html http://www.bookscompleteme.com/
Indie Authors & Bloggers: Win a free book cover design and advertising! Enter the contest here: http://www.booksandbroomsticks.com/2013/03/lbs-surprise-birthday-bash.html
Day #13: #FireflyBookBlogTour! YeeHaw! Here are today’s TWO stops: Comfort Books (YA Book Blog) has an interview with the sexy, mysterious Ash! URMEGURRR!!!!! Go check it out! http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2013/03/firefly-tour-new-character-interview.html The Loyal Book has a review of FIREFLY all the way around the world in lovely Italy! Scroll down to the bottom of the...
#bookandbroom Here Are My Snacks for Our Movie...
Chips, Dill Pickles, Snickers, and Coke! OMNOMNOM!!!! Come watch Serenity with us! Use #bookandbroom I’m @authorofcicada and LB is @bewarecalamity Us
#BookandBroom Join us tonight for our LIVE MOVIE NIGHT EVENT at 7 PM, Central Standard Time (US & Canada Time). The winning movie is SERENITY! It’s available on Netflix streaming! Hope you all can join us! LB & I will both be live tweeting during the movie. Use #BookandBroom in all your tweets and feel free to add my twitter handle @authorofcicada or LB’s @bewarecalamity!...
Votes have been tallied for our #fireflybookblogtour LIVE MOVIE NIGHT EVENT! Join us tomorrow, March 26th at 7 PM, Central Standard Time (US & Canada Time). Both LB and I will be watching and live-tweeting with you all! <3 The winning movie is SERENITY! It’s available on Netflix streaming! Hope you all can join us! Use #BookandBroom in all your tweets and feel free to add my...
Join us tomorrow for our live twitter movie night! Don’t forget to vote for the movie we’ll watch during our live twitter session! Go here to vote! #fireflybookblogtour Don’t forget to tune in, too! Include #bookandbroom when tweeting with us! We’ve had lots of responses, and we hope you’ll join the fun, too! <3
Day #11: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour! #fireflybookblogtour Pop over to YA Book Addict and read an excerpt of FIREFLY! While you’re there, don’t forget to search for Easter Eggs and also enter the contest for some really cool stuff! http://youngadultbookaddict.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/blog-tour-excerpt-giveaway-firefly.html BTW: Have you entered Books and Broomsticks Surprise Birthday...
Day #10: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour! YEEHAW!!! #fireflybookblogtour Check out these lovely stops and don’t forget to drop your name in the hat for the prizes! Have you been hunting for Easter Eggs? It’s not too late! :-D * http://books-and-coffee-now.blogspot.com/2013/03/firefly-book-blog-tour-excerpts-and.html * ...
Day #9: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour! #fireflybookblogtour Check out this beautifully dreamy stop on the FIREFLY Blog Tour and read Melissa’s heartfelt review of FIREFLY. Oh! Don’t forget to look for Easter Eggs while you’re there! <3
Join us for our live twitter movie night! Don’t forget to vote for the movie we’ll watch during our live twitter session! Go here to vote! #fireflybookblogtour Don’t forget to tune in, too! Include #bookandbroom when tweeting with us! We’ve had lots of responses, and we hope you’ll join the fun, too! <3
Day #8 FIREFLY Book Blog Tour! #fireflybookblogtour Are you following along? If not, you’re missing out on tons of chances to win some really cool stuff! Today some hand-made bookmarks were thrown into the mix of giveaways! Check out today’s stops for a review of FIREFLY, an interview with LB & moi, guest posts, and even the FIRST EVER GLIMPSE OF BOOK THREE over at “I...
Win a Free Book Cover Design & Free Advertisement!
INDIE AUTHORS and BLOGGERS! #Fireflybookblogtour It’s time for LB at Books And Broomstick Book Blog ‘s SURPRISE BIRTHDAY BASH! She’s got a contest for a free book cover design and for free advertisement! Check it out! http://www.booksandbroomsticks.com/2013/03/lbs-surprise-birthday-bash.html
Day 7: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour! #fireflybookblogtour YEEHAW, Peeps! Have you been following along? It’s not too late to participate in all sorts of fun activities and earn chances to win some really neato SWAG!! Not to mention signed PAPERBACKS! Oh, my! Pop over to these blogs today to read reviews, guests posts and enter the madness that is the FIREFLY Book Blog Tour! And please show...
INDIE AUTHORS and BLOGGERS! It’s time for LB at Books And Broomstick Book Blog ‘s SURPRISE BIRTHDAY BASH! LB is offering some great prizes! Hop on over and check it out! And don’t forget to show her blog some luvvv!!!!
Day 6: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour #fireflybookblogtour First off: TODAY IS LB’s BIRTHDAY, AND WE’VE GOT A BIRTHDAY BASH PLANNED! Stay tuned throughout the day for fun and festivities! And stop over at Books and Broomsticks to wish her a Happy Birthday! Check out these two blogs for a review and an interview with LB: A Book-Lover’s Review: ...
Day 5: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour <3 #fireflybookblogtour Are you following along in the fun? If not, you’re missing out on loads of fun, contests, and prizes! We’re stopping by these two gorgeous blogs today. Please hop over, check out the posts, enter the contests, and most of all, show these blogs some love <3 I’m a Reader, Not a Writer Book Blog : ...
Day 4: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour! #fireflybookblogtour Check out these lovely blogs to read Guest Posts by my cover designer LB at Books and Broomsticks! And don’t forget to join in the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt and also enter to win awesome prizes! http://willingtoseeless.blogspot.com/2013/03/blog-tour-firefly-by-belle-whittington.html ...
Have you voted for which movie we’ll watch during our live twitter session? Go here to vote! #fireflybookblogtour Don’t forget to tune in, too! Include #BBMovieNight when tweeting with us! We’ve had lots of responses, and we hope you’ll join the fun, too! <3
~Day 2: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour
#fireflyblogtour Check out these three lovely blogs to see what’s going on today on the tour! Contests, Reviews, Interviews, and More! <3 Don’t forget to show these blogs some love! Valsul Fluturilor The Reading Geek We Heart Bookz
~ Day 1: FIREFLY Book Blog Tour ~
Today, you get a chance to read the two first excerpts of FIREFLY on two separate blogs #fireflyblogtour : Books and Broomsticks YA Books Recommendations And don’t forget to play the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt to win great prizes!
FIREFLY Book Blog Tour Starts Today!
Follow along for reviews, interviews, excerpts, SWAG, twitter convos, and much more! Head on over to Books and Broomsticks for lots more info and the tour schedule!
New SWAG is on its way just in time for the #FIREFLY book blog tour! #aliensintx Take a peek at this book bag, would ya?
Mark Your Calendars, Lovelies!
Are you ready for lots of fun and adventure? Welcome to the FIREFLY Book Blog Tour hosted by Books and Broomsticks! Participants are in for great prizes, games, extra cool posts and interviews, awesome activities, the neatest Easter Egg hunt ever, and even movie night with Belle and LB!!!! Take a peek here for more details. Check out the AWESOME line up of participating blogs. You’ll...
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