Welcome to the March 28, 2012 edition of the book marketing blog carnival.
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Marketing and Online Marketing
Dan Janal presents How to Sell More Books at Conferences posted at Selling Books, saying, “At a recent conference, David Koop was racking up sales of his book to fellow attendees, even though he was a participant, not a presenting speaker. I asked David to share his tips for selling and serving.”
Matt Hughes presents How To Use Facebook Timeline for Brand Pages posted at Social Media Marketing by eBizUniverse, saying, “Wondering how to use the new facebook timeline feature for brands or for business pages? Before brands were able to set a custom default landing page, this was to make sure the consumers would see what you wanted them to see and forcing them to “LIKE” your page to get past the landing page.”
Writing and Publishing
Lisa de Nikolits presents Weaving Travel Into Your Fiction Writing posted at Selling Books, saying, “I’ve always loved to travel and I’ve always loved to write. And together, the two seem to be a simple recipe for almost-guaranteed publishing success.”
Ellen Herbert presents Breaking the Silence posted at Ellen Herbert, saying, ““The twinkling of an eye will take as long as I say, and will, if I wish, divide into tiny eternities, full of bullets stopped in mid-flight. Not a thing will happen unless I say so.” Wislawa Szymborska (July 2, 1923-February 1, 2012). This great poet died. The line above is from her poem, “The Joy of Writing,” one I’ve used with students like a cheer: understand the writer’s power. This power is yours when you write your truth. You can stop the bullet in mid-flight. All flesh is grass; our time short. Like the great poet we will die, but through writing we preserve what we believe is important. Out writing is the “revenge of a mortal hand.” Wislawa Szymborska was born in Poland and spent the end of her life in Krakow, where she was beloved. The days between her birth date and death date tell of a life lived during the twentieth century’s great struggles, the wars, hot and cold, the occupations by Nazis and Soviets, eventually communism replaced by capitalism. Yet humor not history shines through her work. In “Poetry Reading” written in 1962, she teases about being a boxer since boxing draws crowds. Only twelve of the twenty seats at her reading are taken. A few attendees are relatives, the others just folks who’ve come in to get out of the rain. “O Muse.” And yet she sings her song to the twelve. Wislawa Szymborska’s life inspires me and asks me: why do I break the silence? Do I ignore the sirens calling from market place? I must if I am to find and write my truth. My short story collection, Falling Women and Other Stories, is out. These stories were written over a 25 year period. Nine were published in women’s magazines as well as in literary magazines and zines. Three are newly published here. Ten have won awards. I love them all. They are my songs, and I sing them for you.”
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