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It’s resource Monday but on a Thursday!

In Its resource Monday!, On Marketing on April 4, 2013 at 7:59 pm

trumpet-soundingOk each week I am scouring the net for great resources of all kinds.  Primarily for writers but it can be whatever fancies me.

This week I’d like to present…drum roll please…http://www.iobooktours.com/Meet_I.O.html

Let’s give them a hand shall we!

For those unfamiliar with what a blog book tour.  As the author you make the rounds to various blogs talking about your book, and or being interviewed or contributing content to another bloggers site.  It’s a great way to gain exposure of your book.

Per their website…

“Are you an Indy writer, a newer author or and established author just looking for a new way to market your book?

Maybe you are self published? Or you desire to participate more actively in promoting your work?

Enjoy the excitement of readers experiencing your book for the first time while we do the promotion piece for you.

Why Innovative?

We bring our deep enjoyment of books and a passion for the written word to promotion. We appreciate that this world is a melting pot of diverse people with a variety of interests in many genres and styles. We endeavor to accommodate both you and your readers in every way possible. Innovative online blog tours offers you an easy friendly way to promote your book and meet your readers without traveling the country. Not only will we promote your book by getting reviews posted on assorted blogs but we also strongly encourage all of our blogging partners to post reviews on Goodreads, Amazon and B&N. Another unique tool we offer is a click-able Link to purchase your book. We offer a variety of packages for you to choose from and are excited partner with you in promoting your book.

You are a writer and just want to write and instead you are left handling a myriad of details. We really want to alleviate that stress for you. Make sure you check back in.. we will continue to expand our offerings and adjust to the changing needs of the publishing world.”

Now how many writers out there would rather work on their writing than on the maketing side of the equation?  Well ladies and gents here ya go.

I still take cash, check and credit card!  J

Enjoy!

D

It’s Resource Monday but on a Thursday!

In Its resource Monday! on March 28, 2013 at 6:26 pm

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Ok each week I am scouring the net for great resources of all kinds.  Primarily for writers but it can be whatever fancies me.

This week I’d like to present…drum roll please….http://fiverr.com/

Lets give them a hand shall we!

Touting themselves as…

The world’s largest marketplace
for small services, starting at $5

Yes people 5 dollars.  You!  Yes YOU!  can have a cover made for your self-published e-book.  For….one more time please.  $5 dollars.

At this site you can buy and sell services.  But on the selling note per their website its easy peesy lemon squeezy.

Simply Find a Gig® you like and order it

Pay $5 by PayPal or credit card

Track your seller’s work progress,

exchange files and communicate

Get your finished work!

You will have 48 hrs after work delivery to ask for fixes from the seller

Provide feedback and review

Easy huh?

You can thank me later.  🙂

There are some rather entertaining “Gigs” up there.  I laughed at the Kick boxing woman on the main page.  Hey everyone has to make a buck!  Check it out I think you will find a great sight if you need some work done for low cost.

In the meantime if you have a kindle, and are a amazon prime member you can get my eBook. The Gospel Explained Absolutely free!

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http://www.amazon.com/The-Gospel-Explained-Donovan-Neal/dp/055739077X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1364508739&sr=8-1&keywords=the+gospel+explained+by+donovan+neal

Check it out!

It’s resource Monday but on a Thursday!

In Its resource Monday! on March 21, 2013 at 6:33 pm

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Ok each week I am scouring the net for great resources of all kinds.  Primarily for writers but it can be whatever fancies me.

This week I’d like to present…drum roll please….99 Designs!

Let’s give them a hand shall we!

If you need any type of graphic design work done, from creating logos, to book covers people this site is the site to go.  In fact I will be suing them shortly to design the cover to my own novel.

The do it all, and for a very reasonable price.

Their own website and videos speak best!  Check em out!

You create a contest that pits graphic artists to create the work of art that you need for a book.

Here’s the link.  Enjoy!

http://99designs.com/

Yay its resource Monday: But on Friday. :-)

In Great Resources, Its resource Monday! on March 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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Ok each week I am scouring the net for great resources of all kinds.  Primarily for writers but it can be whatever fancies me.

This week I’d like to present…drum roll please….Authors marketing Club!

Let’s give them a hand shall we!

Well I found this gem of a site while looking for resources to better market my own wares.

Here’s a quick video that talks about what they do.

But overall you can…

Upload book trailers and have them reviewed!

They have dozens of helpful videos to help you understand how to market your book, and build a great platform

There are some great forums to participate in and get feedback

They have a book featured portion that sends your book out to over 3000 people via email lisitng.  That’s a huge number of people

Finally one of the nicest things is their book submission tool which allows you right from their site. “No longer do you have to dig up your links to the best places to submit your books. We’ve put them all together here for you in one spot. Just click on the logos below to load each site’s form, fill in your details, and you’re done.”  There are 20 different sites that once you complete their submission requirements gets your book in front of thousands of people.

I can’t speak more highly about this site which is why I became a member.  If you are marketing a book, especially if its digital this site is a godsend.

Here’s the link!

http://authormarketingclub.com/

Resource Monday: http://fictionfactor.com/

In Its resource Monday!, On writing on January 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Today’s resource is a little gem entitled Fictionfactor.com

Here at this website they give you everything you wanted to know about how to write fiction.  It’s a fun and useful sight.  They have 9 sister sites the cover several different areas of writing.

Per their own information, “Every month we will feature tips on writing better fiction, articles on improving your writing, tips on fiction writing, learn to write a novel and get stories published, promoting and marketing your fiction and much more!”

http://fictionfactor.com/

Give them a try!

Resource Monday! Introducing…. The Plot Whisperer!

In Its resource Monday!, On writing on October 2, 2012 at 10:53 am

Having problems with your plot?  Need some help or inspiration?  Well ladies and gentlemen.  I present to you   The Plot Whisperer!  Chocked full of great advise this blog is filled with helpful tips and advice on how to take your story from good to great.  Remember: I take check, cash, pay pal and credit cards!  🙂

http://plotwhisperer.blogspot.com/

Resource Monday: Copyright.gov

In Its resource Monday! on September 24, 2012 at 11:11 am

Starting today I’m going to place on my blog a helpful resource for my followers.  I will call this blog entry “Resource Monday”.  Always expect to get a good reviews and helpful tips each Monday!

Today’s resource is copyright.gov

In this website you will discover everything you need to know about copyright law.  All the information you will ever need to know is right here at your finger tips.  I especially recommend the FAQ section.

A common misconception is that once you’ve written something is that its not copyrighted.  That is actually incorrect.  per the site. “Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. “

What your really seeking is to have your work registered as copyrighted.

Here are two questions people typically have about registering a copyright.

Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration.” 

Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?
Registration is recommended for a number of reasons. Many choose to register their works because they wish to have the facts of their copyright on the public record and have a certificate of registration. Registered works may be eligible for statutory damages and attorney’s fees in successful litigation. Finally, if registration occurs within 5 years of publication, it is considered prima facie evidence in a court of law. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Copyright Registration” and Circular 38bHighlights of Copyright Amendments Contained in the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), on non-U.S. works. 

So enjoy, and let me know if this was helpful to you!