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How to get out the word with social media

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A couple of days ago I listened in on a social media Webinar conducted by guru Garin Kilpatrick with 25 ways to 10X Your Social Media Success… Which social media works for you?   For those who are serious about taking their social media to the next level this info can be a game changer. […]

A Baker’s Dozen Tips For Getting More Retweets

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I know how important it is to get ReTweets on Twitter. I am sure that you want to increase this activity, as much as I.  Retweets lead to more followers, more traffic to your links, and more influence for your brand. Getting plenty of ReTweets is part art, and part science. From watching some of the twitter […]

Best Twitter Tips and Tactics For Selling Your Indie Books and eBooks Online

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I’ve been trying out some new twitter tactics that I’ve learned from Garin Kilpatrick, Twitter and social media expert, and from several other popular twitter gurus. And guess what? I am getting more activity and increased book sales. I wanted to pass on some of what I’ve been doing to you: PLEASE  Tweet THIS BLOG POST […]

Understanding Follow Friday

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TODAY is #FollowFriday.  Still wonder how it works? So what is this #FF or #FollowFriday that people are tweeting next to your twitter name??? Confused? I was, too at first. Until I took a second look and started doing a little twitter research. Follow Friday is a TWITTERVERSE way you can give thanks and recommend Twitter […]

My Best Advice: Blab Up Your Book

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I sure like to talk. And that’s good, because it helps me sell books. It can help you sell books, too. I am at home today, patiently waiting today for the formatter to finish up with my new book, The Plan. After he’s done, I have a little bit more work to do to get it up and […]

Build your list and readers will come!

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I am always looking for ways to sell my books. List-building is a favorite. ***** What is list bulding? You offer something of value for free in exchange for an email address. You can set up auto-responders which are automatic emails that go out directing the person to more useful information.This is permission marketing. You […]

15+ THINGS To Do For Promoting Your Self-Published Books and eBooks

Welcome. Authors and publishers typically have opinions on what works to market their print and eBooks. And we always want to know more! I’d like to share my current favorites with you.   <– Susan on Amazon At the top of this page you’ll find FIFTEEN LINKS! Mouse over each link to make it active, […]

Cuenca, Ecuador Writers In Transition Gets Set ForThursday, July 4 Monthly Reading; Free and Open to the Public

Tom, attending a meeting of Cuenca’s Writers In Transition, or WIT,  listens to feedback on his presentation. The group presents public readings  at  p.m.Thursday, July 4, at the Calif. Kitchen Restaurant. Open to the Pubic and Free. This Thursday, on the 4th of July, Cuenca writers are getting together to read from our current works. […]

Day trip into the Andes, near Cuenca

I’m having so much fun researching for my book, The Plan. The final part involves a car race down the Andes from a small village to Cuenca. It has been so interesting to go out and see these villages, and I wanted to share this video with you.

Looking for blog writers: Expat? New Role in Life? Write For This Blog!

Bluesmen from the Mississippi Delta tell their story with song. Something interesting happens to many expats when they first move abroad. It causes them to see themselves differently – not just in terms of language and culture – but physically as well. If this describes you, please consider writing a blog post on this site. Let […]