It never gets any easier

You'd think after writing four books (and several updated versions of each of them) this whole writing thing would start to get easier. It doesn't. As you may know, back in March I signed with a publisher, my first. Up till that point I was happily self-published....

How NBC's Scheduling Changes will Affect Your PR

If you don't think NBC's scheduling changes have anything to do with your book marketing, think again. In a recent move NBC announced sweeping changes to their evening line-up - moving scripted shows to the 9pm time slot and leaving reality TV in the 8pm time slot....

New Age is Old News

It seems that the term "New Age" is gradually being retired and those who sell and publish "new age" are looking at a new, more state-of-the-art term: mind/body/spirit. The new term that describes this category seems more marketable and all-encompassing than New Age...

Who's Editing Your Online News? You are.

More and more news sites are popping up that put the power of the featured stories in the consumer's hands. One of them, Digg.com, allows users to post news stories letting everyone vote on them. The news item with the most votes gets the front page. Ready to be your...

The Secrets to Marketing Fiction

When my first book (The Cliffhanger) was published nearly seven years ago I had high hopes of its success. I mean I am, after all, a PR person so how hard could it be to market fiction? Granted up till that point I hadn't taken on a lot of fiction -- well, to be...

Just for Fun!

Got a web site you don't like? Why not blow it up at Destroysites.com (http://www.destroysites.com/) -- a little harmless fun for sites you just abhor!

Write Your Own News!

Citizen journalism at its best at Get Local News ( www.getlocalnews.com). You can write your own article and get it placed on the front page of this online newspaper at no cost.

The Secret to Writing a Book Lightening Fast

After signing a three-book-deal with a mainstream publisher, people often ask me how I was able to crank out these three books in record time. The answer, however, is very simple. Creating a newsletter and a blog has forced me to constantly be creating content; this...

The Point of Your Press Release

So what's really the point of your press release? Well, it's to have a stunning headline. Why? Because you want the media to read on. I see hundreds of press releases that have great content but terrible headlines. Most media people won't get past a soft headline to...

World Book Fair

Ready to go to a bookfair online? Project Gutenberg and the World eBook Library are making a third of a million ebooks available for free for a month during the first eBook World Fair. http://www.worldebookfair.com/

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