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Born To Survive. The fox hunting debate goes on...

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A Reflection by Grahame Howard, author of 'The Wishing Book' Series. October 2010 Her footsteps resounded on the concrete path as she made her way to the back door. Overhead, the moon hung in the sky like some large floodlight, illuminating the countryside around. With breath almost frozen to her lips she reached out for the door handle as she fumbled with her key. “Was that a sound?” she thought as she glanced to her right and looked into the partly shaded face of a sitting fox.  This was the sight that greeted my youngest daughter as she returned home one night from a disco. To say she entered the back door rather quickly would not be far from the truth. In fact, to say she catapulted herself in the door would be a more appropriate statement! Ever since we had moved into our house I had longed for this to happen to me. I had seen badgers and the odd hedgehog. We had even had a herd of heifers in the yard, but still the fox eluded my gaze. There is something about the fo

Never Mind Where the Ball Went - Witty Golf Stories

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A superb collection of hilarious golfing stories based on years of adventures on golf courses around the world. Have you ever thought of throwing your clubs with a bit of draw? Or deliberately playing slowly to rattle the opposition? Have you used the well-timed tactless remark to gain advantage? This book tells you how such behaviour rebounds on the club golfer. The author Forbes Abercrombie is a retired surgeon who took up golf in his early twenties, getting down to a single figure handicap at his best. There is something for everyone in this volume. A word of warning though; this is not recommended bedtime reading, as you will have finished the book before you can put it down! Find out more… Never Mind Where the Ball Went other Golf Stories Delightfully entertaining golfing stories based on real life adventures. … witty stories for the discerning golfer ……. publishedbestsellers.com

The Single Best Marketing Tool for an Author?

By C. Patrick Schulze, August 23rd, 2010 If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of a blog, the term comes from the contraction of the phrase, “web log.” A blog is simply a way to post whatever you wish to the Internet. Many think of it as a free, simple, easy-to-maintain website and others consider it an open journal. A blog, as with every part of your marketing, has but one main purpose. It’s to raise awareness of you and your books and novels. However, it also serves a number of other purposes. Your blog: helps establish your credibility as an author allows others to learn of your books and novels sells and pre-sell your books, 24/7 allows you to have a two-way conversation with your potential customers serves to promote your existing and upcoming books and novels allows you to communicate about things that are of importance to you can put you in touch with other authors for collaborate, not competitive, efforts can even help you develop the habit of writing on a regular

Post war-time account. A candid & positive feedback by Ken Newton

No Cousin of Mine . 9th August 2010 " I too was at RAF Ahlhorn in 1954. The book is an excellent read - I couldn't put it down - read it the first day I purchased it. I liked the visit to the Hamburg cemetary and his meeting with a German woman - quite spooky. This was a great read and I only wish that I'd had the ability to write such an entertaining book. "   Find out more: No Cousin of Mine

Tips for Your Online Book Promotion by Marsha Friedman

It’s Not About the Technology, It’s About the Customers Date: 18/8/10 When I started working with authors on their publicity campaigns, the landscape was reasonably simple. Arranging phone interviews on talk radio shows, appearances on TV and getting reviews in major newspapers and magazines drove consumer interest. Everyone bought their books in bookstores and the only people interested in the Internet were some computer geeks. Boy, have things changed. Today 44 percent of ALL books sold in North America are sold online at Amazon.com. What’s more, e-books now account for nearly 30 percent of all of Amazon’s sales. I want to underscore the importance of this information, because one of the most difficult things to do in the mass consumer marketplace is to figure out where your customers might be. For the book market, it’s no mystery – nearly half of your customers are researching and buying online. They live there, so that’s where you need to be. Moreover, the e-book is growing i

GREAT book promotion lists from The Creative Penn!

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Authors have to do their own marketing, that is the reality of the publishing industry whether you get a publishing deal or you self-publish. These days anyone can market globally using just a computer and their time. It may take effort, but it doesn’t need to cost you anything – and you might even enjoy it! Many thanks to the 'The Creative Penn' for compiling these comprehensive lists of articles, audios and inspiration for marketing your books. Topic covered include. * The Basics: Author Branding and the Author Platform * Social Networking * Podcasting * Video * Speaking * Other Book Marketing Strategies Access all these and more by clicking on this link: Be sure to come back and share some feedback. . .

Born 2 Rule: Memoirs of Frederick III. By Kevin Konomanyi

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15-year old author releases an intriguing novel where history comes to life! An inspiring story of political intrigue, courage and determination that will inform and intrigue in equal measure. An enthralling historical fiction taut with vivid characterisation. The past blends with the present in this novel with a cast of unforgettable historical characters in an inspiring story of political intrigue, courage and determination, love and loss. It is easy to forget that this book is a work of fiction. Find out more ..an inspiring story where history comes to life... publishedbestsellers.com . .