Saturday, November 1, 2008

Additional Stories for November-December 2008

November 1:

Co-author Danny O. Snow will be interviewed at Carol Denbow's
"A Book Inside" 'Blog on November 1, with Q and A sessions
over the next few days. Please join us:

News to Use:

The Small Publishers Ass'n of North America (SPAN) has published
a good primer on how you can use Facebook to promote your book:

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More News to Use:

Self-publishing authors can now use Google Book Search to embed
easy-to-navigate previews of their books on a Web site or blog,
(like uTube videos) which can lead to more orders:

How does this differ from Amazon's "Look Inside" feature?
Danny O. Snow remarks:

-- It's free.

-- Readers can order directly from you, for more income.

-- It's an open platform, not a proprietary system that holds
readers and writers captives of a single bookseller.

For an example, click the "Free Preview" link in the
right-hand column of this page.

The announcement from Google gives authors and publishers an
alternative way to let readers "look inside" their books in
a more open environment.

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Barnes & Noble has introduced its answer to Shelfari, Goodreads
and other social networking sites for books:

Likewise, has struck a deal with
that benefits authors who self-publish their books at Lulu.

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