Talking about #bookreviews. A collection of great posts on how to get them and how to keep reviewers happy.
These are all excellent ideas on ways writers can get their work reviewed, but first and foremost is … Write a great book! (And for those readers still unsure about actually reviewing the books they read, check out this link to a blog post I have reblogged on Reading Recommendations.)
Recently I’ve read some great posts about reviews: how to get them, how to avoid things that annoy reviewers, and even posts recommending free books on the subject. You might have read them all, but just in case you haven’t, I thought I’d post them here.
The first one that came to my attention was a post by Nicholas Rossi, where he mentioned a free book (this one ) that was still free when I wrote this post but do make sure that’s still the case, and also some updates on other interesting sounding books on similar topics. You can check Nicholas Rossi’s post here. Do follow his blog if you haven’t as he shares a wealth of knowledge and is a great writer.
That post resulted in a comment by Beetley…
View original post 393 more words
And Ye shall receive!
Especially when it’s being asked of the wonderful Chris Graham, or as we all fondly know him,
The Story Reading Ape!
After I posted that last blog about reading well-written books, I asked Chris if he would be able to create several memes using (somewhat) pithy statements I made in the post. And, likity-split!, here they are:
And here’s some information from Chris about these memes:
All background images are adapted from free photos from UnSplash.com (original photos by those noted below memes)
Memes made by Chris Graham – TSRA PROMO GRAPHICS & VISUALS – Check out the services Chris offers to Indie Authors!
Please feel free to share these memes, but remember to give credit where credit is due (as above).
Here’s a terrific offer from longtime Reading Recommendations-promoted author, Kevin Brennan! If you haven’t read anything by Kevin before then this is your opportunity. You’re in for a treat! Kevin is one of my favourite authors, and I hope he becomes one of your favourites, too!
Alrighty, the 99 cent sale is on, muchachos y muchachas. From now through Saturday, you can nail down your reading entertainment for the weekend and save three dollars while you’re at it.
If you’re new to my amiga, Sarah Phelan, and her offbeat take on love, both romantic and familial, here’s the scoop:
When the thirty-eight-year-old San Francisco doctor meets her new patient, a handsome British expat with the unlikely name of Dylan Cakebread (and an uncanny resemblance to Jude Law), she’s convinced it’s the start of her own relationship novel. He’s an architect, no less — always a key piece of her most indulgent fantasies — and the heroine of a relationship novel always gets her fantasy man, right? Though their shaky start raises red flags that her oldest girlfriend, Jules, is quick to point out, Sarah can’t help it. She falls…
View original post 86 more words
I’ve updated and added to this earlier post, first published here in Dec. 2012, in which I offer 6 of my short stories free to all readers! Please have a look, and do read my stories – this is my “gift” to you! And, bloggers and friends, please share and reblog this post wherever possible, if you agree that what I have to say here is an important message. Thanks, Everyone, for reading!!
I’ve been reading another brilliant book written by the very insightful, Seth Godin. I can’t get enough of this guy and his ideas on how we can work and create and live a life that’s meaningful. This one is titled, Linchpin: Are You Indispensible? and it was published in 2010. I wish I had read it a couple of years ago, but that’s water under the bridge.
I’ll quote from it now, however, to give you an idea as to why I’m writing this blog post at this moment.
“Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.” p. 70
“The last element that makes it art is that it’s a gift. You cannot create a piece of art merely for money. Doing it as part of commerce so denudes art of wonder that it ceases to be art. There’s always a…
View original post 734 more words
Don Massenzio has previously been featured on my blog, Reading Recommendations. Over this weekend, Don is offering his first novel as a free download from Amazon! Here’s a great opportunity to discover a new-to-you author.
Free This Weekend – The Book that Started it all
I am pleased to announce that I am offering my first novel, Frankly Speaking, free in e-book format from Amazon.com.
This book has been well reviewed and is a great read to enjoy over a Summer weekend. It will be available for free download beginning on July 8th through July 10th. Please take advantage of this opportunity.
Here are some of the latest reviews:
“Frankly Speaking is a great private detective mystery. Ex-cop Frank Rozzani is now living in Florida and working as PI He and his partner in crime solving, Clifford Jones a.k.a. Jonesy, a local lawyer/surfer dude are called in by a wealthy lawyer to find his missing 16 year old daughter, who disappeared during a church retreat at a local mega church. Along with the help of Jacksonville PD detective Anita, Frank and Jonesy go thought a…
View original post 318 more words