Friday, March 30, 2012

Come and have coffee with us Saturday!!

Jo Zoara Coffee Shop in the Oaks Shoppping Center Murfreesboro TN
 1-3 PM ---Great Cofoffee--Author readings --book signing and more!

(near Carrababbas, Five Guys, Bed Bath and Beyond, Stein Mart, etc)

the First Five Years

Birth to 1 year
• At 2 months, does your baby smile when you talk to her? Does your baby roll from his back to his tummy at 8 months?
• When holding a small toy in each hand, does your baby clap the toys together (like ‘Pat-a-cake’) at 12 months?

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oh Google! Speak English to me!!

Oh Google

My book is about a UFOI cult but I cant use the term UFO (trademark!)

My untold story can’t be be capitalized (disallowed –as  unnecessary!)

My blog cannot feed updates to my website (repeated content)

I have been disallowed so many times that I risk being banned --fFor simply trying to create an ad that tells readers about my book!

When I search Google for answers, I get back gobbledy –goo!
Meanwhile, on Facebook, the ads are running ….
 generating  clicks for me and money for FB!

Oh, Google! Please speak English to me!
Give me a simple guide to Adwords
A wizard to guide me through
and a list of what not to do! 

Google!  Please! 

Right Words to take you 2theTop!

The Right Words in the Right Places  (RWRP)

“Ross Jones” of 2theTop  Website Design and Promotion
I attended last night’s session on  RWRP and picked up many practical and professional tips to enhance my website marketing approach!

I have been running my own websites and blogs for more than 5 ears and had scoured the web and books and magazines for simple low cost tools, but Ross took this to a whole new level

I less than 2 hours, he “righted my ship” and helped me to become more effective and efficient

His discussion and tips were filled with knowledge, passion and immediate take-aways, kind of like a “fast food for marketing” (Do you want fries with that?)
I would not hesitate to attend another session or class he provides or t purchase a book or video he authored! 

Listen, learn and lead the market using   2theTop tips! 

Authors cant be too pooped to market....

When the book is finally a book-book and available to the public, most authors tend to believe, “It’s build, they should come.”

Ahhh, contraire … if anything this is when the author’s support/energy/creativity/WORK really must go into high gear.
  • How are you feeling about the sales of your books?
  • Have you realized that writing your book is only the beginning of an amazing journey?

Easter Seals---and the First Five YEars of Life

Easter Seals and the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. are Making the First Five Years of Life Count for Kids

CHICAGO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- April 1st Deemed Make the First Five Count® Sunday at Baptist Congregations Nationwide
Today, there are more than 5 million children under the age of 5 at risk of autism, developmental delays and disabilities. The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. H.O.P.E. Ministry has designated April 2012 as Easter Seals Awareness Month, specifically promoting "Make the First Five Count Sunday" on April 1, 2012 to stress the importance of early intervention to its more than 7 million members.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

5 ways to get your book into bookstores

1. Getting Your Book into Barnes & Noble
blog toursI naively assumed that once my children’s book was published, my distributor would submit it to the Barnes & Noble system. Wrong. I kept checking B&N online. Not finding it listed, I discussed the necessary steps to make it happen. Here’s what I learned and what I want to share from the Barnes and Noble website at

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