Monthly Archives: October 2011

Month: October 2011 Old Flames eBook Giveaway Information Update

Hello Everyone, Now that many of you have the promotional copy of Old Flames, please post a review/comment on the Amazon Kindle or Smashword site. I mean, that was the whole idea. There is a sequel to Old Flames, named Gerry’s War  now available with many of the same characters and some dangerous new ones.  If your interested on more

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Month: October 2011 Self-Publishing an Ebook

How To Self-Publish an eBook. We are gonna use the 4 p’s of marketing. Place, product, Price, and Promotion.  That’s the way to self-publish an eBook. Old Flames (Product): the first Canadian firefighter eBook featuring a firefighter and written by one.  A unique situation.  It’s a mystery with violence and a bit of romance about a hero who is hiding

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Month: October 2011 Kids and eBooks

If you think eBooks are popular now, think about the new generation of kids whose parents have smartphones, laptops, eReaders, and every other device.  Kids and eBooks are the future.  More and more parents are handing off their iPhones with apps to entertain young children or shut them up.  The youngest of the bunch get apps with music and animals and

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Month: October 2011 Short Story Submissions

I just found that www.booksforbookers.com is accepting short story submissions. If you are an author like my Father (Ed) you want to try to get publicity to send in some short stories to let readers see them and comment. Get their reactions and also more advertising. This is a really great idea for self-published authors as well.

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Month: October 2011 Mystery eBook Giveaway

Remember we are still giving away copies of the mystery ebook Old Flames until the end of October 31st. Join the facebook group or contact us for more information. We only ask you give us a review in thanks for the copy of the ebook. Take care! Ebook Giveaway Group

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Month: October 2011 10 Myths About Writing Fiction eBooks

These are my own personal list.  Remember writers, when folks express disbelief at your story: tell them ‘fiction’ means I made it up.  Then tell them to go see PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 4.  They’ll think you’re a bloody genius then. 1) eBOOKS ARE A TECHNOLOGICAL FAD:  Fact is, eBooks are beginning to outsell hard copies.  The older generation doesn’t

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Month: October 2011 Importance of Titles

Presently, I’m completing by 3rd firefighter novel.  I think a wrap up should do it, but one never knows where the creative process may lead. The original title was FIRE & ICE until a quick Google took me to hundreds of books, games, poems, etc, with the same name.  Standing out as an eBook is my focus.  My next choice

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Month: October 2011 eBook trends

Harry Potter may be gone but in his wake are scores of copy cats complete with dragons, witches, talking animals, mysterious planets/cities, nether worlds. The situations/topics are in YA and juvenile/MG writing. Has this run its course? There’s always Zombies. One synopsis I read was something like : ‘these Zombies are different; they’re good Zombies’. No, it wasn’t a comedy,

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Month: October 2011 Old Flames Giveaway

Hello, I’ve put a lot of work into my stories and I’ve chosen the eBook way to sell them.  People want to read a good book but they have to know what good books are available.  I need reviews.  To help get some reviews for the book Old Flames, we are having an eBook giveaway where you read the eBook

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