NATIONAL POETRY DAY 2nd OCTOBER 2014

Pick a poem and share it! National Poetry Day is TODAY!

THE HAY WRITERS

national poetry day

This year’s National Poetry Day will take place on Thursday 2 October… TODAY!

The theme for 2014 is ‘remember‘.

Recollect those little things ­
Each cup with two sugars in,
Mother’s bright red hat and scarf,
Evergreen trees, bumble bees,
Mirror­-pictures in the bath.
Bring them to life, they will talk
Even if you think them poor ­
Riches grow from every thought.

By ECvW ©2014

Why don’ you have a go and write your ‘remember’ poem? 🙂

And enjoy this wonderful poetical day!!!

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The Power of Six hits #1 on Amazon

Look what happened to my most recent guest, Nicholas C. Rossis’, book of short stories, featured on CHANGES G+ HOA the very next day after his appearance!! Seeking new guests! http://www.sallyember.com/CHANGES for more info! Congrats to Nicholas!

Nicholas C. Rossis

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksI woke up this morning to a lovely surprise: The Power of Six had reached #1 on Amazon – without any ads or promotion!

So, I wanted to thank you all for your help with that. I know a lot of you have been kind enough to buy the book after finding out about it here, and I wish I could hug each and every one of you to thank you.

I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

Oh, and a teaser: October 17 sees the one-year anniversary since Pearseus was first published. I have something very special planned for that date, with lots of giveaways, so mark the date on your calendar!

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

For a few more days, The Power of Six will be on sale. Read seven short sci-fi stories for only 99c!

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10 Obsolete Beliefs that Can Block Self-Publishing Success by Anne R. Allen

10 Obsolete Beliefs that Can Block Self-Publishing Success
by Anne R. Allen

This is an excellent post with pertinent, supportive, specific information for indie writers. Please read the whole article on her blog (link is below).

My favorites of Anne’s 10 points:

#1: Do we really need paper books to be “successful”?
Apparently not: “EVERY SUCCESSFUL INDIE AUTHOR YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAS MADE THE BULK OF THEIR INCOME SELLING E-BOOKS.”

ebook sales to 2013

image from: http://blog.nathanbransford.com

#4: Does book “swag” sell books?
Apparently not: “Toys don’t sell books. Word of mouth from readers sells books. Especially word of mouth online, where people can simply click through to a buy page.”

book swag

image from: http://lizcoley.com

and, best of all, #10 (and previous ones relate to this as well):

“So what’s the best way to launch a book in this new publishing world? Nobody really knows. Sometimes books take off and the author doesn’t have a clue why…”

Imagine this next image with a big red line diagonally running through it!

EbookLaunch_guarantee_Badge2

image from: http://ebooklaunch.com

What do I keep reading/hearing, repeatedly, sells more ebooks? QUALITY and QUANTITY, both. Write well and publish a lot!

never quit

Please go to Anne’s site, read and comment/thank her for the rest. Great post, Anne. Thanks!

posted 8/24/14 and STILL HELPFUL every day!
http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/08/10-obsolete-beliefs-that-can-block-self.html

10 Obsolete Beliefs that Can Block Self-Publishing Success by Anne R. Allen

10 Obsolete Beliefs that Can Block Self-Publishing Success
by Anne R. Allen

This is an excellent post with pertinent, supportive, specific information for indie writers. Please read the whole article on her blog (link is below).

My favorites of Anne’s 10 points:

#1: Do we really need paper books to be “successful”?
Apparently not: “EVERY SUCCESSFUL INDIE AUTHOR YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT IN THE PAST FIVE YEARS HAS MADE THE BULK OF THEIR INCOME SELLING E-BOOKS.”

ebook sales to 2013

image from: http://blog.nathanbransford.com

#4: Does book “swag” sell books?
Apparently not: “Toys don’t sell books. Word of mouth from readers sells books. Especially word of mouth online, where people can simply click through to a buy page.”

book swag

image from: http://lizcoley.com

and, best of all, #10 (and previous ones relate to this as well):

“So what’s the best way to launch a book in this new publishing world? Nobody really knows. Sometimes books take off and the author doesn’t have a clue why…”

Imagine this next image with a big red line diagonally running through it!

EbookLaunch_guarantee_Badge2

image from: http://ebooklaunch.com

What do I keep reading/hearing, repeatedly, sells more ebooks? QUALITY and QUANTITY, both. Write well and publish a lot!

never quit

Please go to Anne’s site, read and comment/thank her for the rest. Great post, Anne. Thanks!

posted 8/24/14 and STILL HELPFUL every day!
http://annerallen.blogspot.com/2014/08/10-obsolete-beliefs-that-can-block-self.html