#BookRelease – Plateau: Beyond the Trees

Fellow blogger and self-published author, Tina Frisco, has re-released her popular book, Plateau: Beyond the Trees, Beyond 2012.

To celebrate the re-edit, Tina is offering the book FREE, today through July 19th. This is on my TBR and I am looking forward to reading and reviewing in the near future!


I am pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of my first novel, PLATEAU.

Plateau: Beyond the Trees by Tina FriscoAvailable in both eBook and paper.

They will show in the Amazon store within 3-5 business days but are available now through the Kindle and CreateSpace stores. The old version is still showing on Amazon but will be removed.

To celebrate, the eBook will be free to download from the 15th through the 19th.
Download it HERE.

I’m so grateful to have this task behind me! It took quite a bit longer than I expected, largely due to how poorly I wrote five years ago compared with now. I decided to give the book a quick overhaul, forgetting it was not a vehicle that merely needed an oil change. And once I started, there was no turning back. I did all the formatting, which can be a nightmare. But I learned…

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FREE this Weekend! Better Blogging with Photography by Terri Webster Schrandt | The Beauty of Words

In honor of my one year anniversary of the launch of my eBook Better Blogging with Photography, you can pick it up FREE, from July 8-10, in the Amazon Kindle store! As a blogger, are you weary of constantly hunting for images to illustrate the subject of your blog posts? Perhaps you are a new blogger struggling …

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For the Love of Reading–Book Review: Vampyrie: Origin of the Vampire

Now that I am a self-published indie author, I very much appreciate book reviews! In the world of blogging, I am honored to know a growing number of indie authors who are self-publishing books. My goal on this blog is to review at least one book per month. You will find the reviews on my …

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Doing a Goodreads Giveaway – Guest Post…

If you are a self-published author, you know that promoting your book is a critical function of the process. A book give-away is a great idea as this article mentions.

I have been reading Goodreads for Authors: How To Use Goodreads To Promote Your Books, a very useful guide for book marketing. There is a chapter in this book about using Goodreads to promote your book using giveaways. One thing the author mentions is to get print copies of your book made for the giveaways.

I am considering these options for my eBook, Better Blogging with Photography (see on my sidebar). especially with the upcoming holidays. I am looking into Create Space as my option for printing a few copies of my book.

What good ideas for book promotion do you have?

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We’re heading rapidly into the holiday season, so who’d like a present?

A giveaway is not a present.

Well, not unless you’re giving it to everyone that enters (or visits your blog depending on the wording).

A giveaway is a raffle, or a draw, where an advertised number of people win a prize by being drawn at random from all the entries received. Most countries have rules on what exactly constitutes a raffle, or a draw, and the fine line between it being a gentle bit of fun, and a form of gambling which requires a licence.

I’m not going to go into what those laws are, although there are some very good posts around on the internet to help you ensure you aren’t straying into vice. Most of them I found through The Story Reading Ape reporting them, thank you, Ape … mwah! Rafflecopter has a very useful set…

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You Too can Write an EBook

You, Too, Can Write an Ebook

As bloggers, most of us dream about writing a book someday, whether it is a work of fiction, an informative non-fiction book, a memoir, or some other literary work just waiting to be brought to life with our words. This is probably why you started your blog, to practice the art of writing, to explore …

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Can You Spare a Few Stars?

  Bloggers who downloaded my free eBook, Better Blogging with Photography, are invited to leave an honest review on Amazon or in GoodReads. Go ahead…the eBook is still free until October 3rd. Reviews are critical to the success of any book. Have you ever considered buying a book, but saw no reviews? Honestly, if I …

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