Media Attention: 9 Ways Any Author Can Get It…

On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found an article, written by Chris Well, about 9 ways any author can get media attention, which I think is quite important for each one of us writers. Thank you!

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by Chris Well  on BookWorks site:

In today’s publishing landscape, it’s tougher than ever for authors to be discovered. There are so many books competing for those potential readers. That’s why free media attention can boost your visibility.

Once you’ve set up your author website and updated your social media profiles, one of the most effective ways to rise above the noise is to convince an influencer in the media to put you in front of their audience. That puts your name—and your book—in front of far more potential readers than you can possibly reach yourself.

When you appear in the media, you can leverage their platform to build yourplatform.

Too many authors assume they have no chance of getting attention from media outlets. Speaking as a 30+ year media professional, I can tell you from experience that whether an author represents herself or himself is not a problem…

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A tribute to ALL Women…

Thank you very much Story Reading Ape, for mentioning my name when publishing this amazing tribute to women. It’s unique and it touches my heart and I’m sure the hearts of many others too. You’re a gem!

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My thanks toAurora Jean Alexander  for sending me this

it’s one of the best tributes to women I’ve read

When God created woman he was working late on the 6th day…….

An angel came by and asked.” Why spend so much time on her?”

The lord answered. “Have you seen all the specifications I have to meet to shape her?”

●She must function on all kinds of situations.
●She must be able to embrace several kids at the same time.
●Have a hug that can heal anything from a bruised knee to a broken heart.
●She must do all this with only two hands.
●She cures herself when sick and can work 18 hours a day.

The Angel was impressed” Just two hands…..impossible!

And this is the standard model?”

The Angel came closer and touched the woman.

“But you have made her so soft, Lord”.

“She is soft”…

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7 Tips to Help Promote Your First Self-Published Book – by Gloria Kopp…

On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found an interesting and very useful guest post, written by Gloria Kopp. She gives us 7 helpful tips to promote our self published book. Thank you, Gloria!

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Sitting down and writing a novel is a huge achievement and one you should be proud of. The same goes for a non-fiction book – producing work like that takes a lot of time and effort, and it’s something that not many people pull off in their lifetime. However, once your book is written, you have the added pressure of needing to sell it. A lot of writers make the mistake of thinking that dumping their book online is all they need to do to sell their novel, however if you want any sort of commercial success, you’ll need to promote your work. Fortunately, self-promotion is simple when you follow the 7 tips below.

  1. Have a ‘.com’ Domain

If you want to be seen as a professional writer and author then you’ll need a fully-fledged website. People rarely want to spend their money on amateur work as there’s a risk…

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Monday Funnies…

Wow – I’m posting the Monday Funnies on a Monday! Once again, after all that time I got it right. I’m so proud of myself.
Thanks for sharing the smiles, Story Reading Ape!!

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My Thanks to Tina Frisco for sending these:

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Flowers that look like something else…

Thanks, Story Reading Ape for these amazing pictures!!

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My thanks to the Vermont Varmint for sending me these:

Hooker’s Lips (PsychotriaElata)

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Dancing Girls (ImpatiensBequaertii)

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Laughing Bumble Bee Orchid (Ophrysbbomyblifora)

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Swaddled Babies (AnguloaUniflora)

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Parrot Flower (ImpatiensPsittacina)

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Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana Major)

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An orchid that looks remarkably like a
tiger

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Happy Alien (Calceolaria Uniflora)

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And his friends…

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Angel Orchid (HabenariaGrandiflorifo rmis)

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Dove Orchid Or Holy Ghost Orchid (PeristeriaElata)

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White Egret Orchid (HabenariaRadiata)

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The DarthVader (AristolochiaSalvad orensis)

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An Orchid That Looks Like A Ballerina

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Monkey Face Orchid (DraculaSimia)

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Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis)

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What a wonderful world!

“May God grant you always…

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

A sheltering Angel, so nothing can harm you,

Laughter to cheer you,

Faithful friends near you.

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