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A writing excerpt, more Scouts, and the best Becky

So, we paid a little money to promote The No-Campfire Girls on the Fussy Librarian newsletter, which resulted in a few sales. Then I doubled down by letting social media have it with both barrels. I sent out a newsletter, then put up two different posts on multiple social media platforms, including some I still have never heard of and others that don't exist yet.(By the way, FaceBackTalk will be huge.)I even tagged some celebrity former Girl Scouts with what amounted to begging. Up to this point, the total effort has produced zero results, in sales or reviews. (To my knowledge; sometimes these things move slowly, like my bathroom sink.)So the next time your father says "you get what you pay ...
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The value of navel lint, or: Girl Scouts cause an e-book breakout

I had a business plan all ready to go when we published The No-Campfire Girls, and it was, if I do say so myself, fool-proof:First, we tell everyone half the proceeds to go a good and worthy cause, and that much of the other half go toward advertising that good and worthy cause.Second, we set the e-book price at only 99 cents and, even better, the print book at just five dollars. Hey, you can find 99 cents in your navel lint collection. (It's up to you to dig it out.) Not only that, but these days 99 cents worth of navel lint is worth five bucks, so there you go.Third, we spread the word among Girl Scouts, since that good cause was to support a Girl Scout camp. There are about two and a half...
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Amidst the Seal Hunt, a Book is Born


My new book has been launched!Right on time, even though Amazon records its launch date as April 15, 2018, Look for Me Under the Rainbow is now available for purchase for a first-week-only special price of $0.99! If you are a member of KDP Select, you can read it for free with Kindle Unlimited.In a unique and gentle way the novella Look for Me Under the Rainbowsheds light on the plight of baby seals in Canada and warms the hearts of young adult and other readers concerned about our planet and its treasures with the idea that change is needed, change is possible, and change will come.Grab and download your ebook at a special price now; help Look for Me Under the Rainbow hit better Amazon rank...
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Girl Scouts, or coffee? I vote books.

The No-Campfire Girls was featured Sunday on the Fussy Librarian daily newsletter; the site's all about books of various genres, and can be found here:http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/It costs a few bucks to do the ad, but it did bring sales. The Amazon ranking for The No-Campfire Girls rose from just over three million to 41,341 that day, which is its highest Kindle ranking, so the extra effort clearly did something.That's especially important because half the proceeds for the book go to support my wife's Girl Scout Camp Latonka, in Missouri. (Not "former" because once a Scout, always a Scout.) This is our second such effort, with the proceeds from another book, Smoky Days and Sleepless Nig...
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http://www.healinghearts16.com/blog/still-fightingbut-so-alive

Just sitting here thinking about how life has continued to throw bricks into my life, yet I have stood. A little broken..
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Books By Gijo

https://peace2279.wordpress.com/gijo/
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A big series

I can't believe that a few weeks ago I released the 21st volume in my "Hilda the Wicked Witch" series. It's called "Rapunzel 2.0". And yes, I'm working on book 22. Somehow Hilda never gets boring.
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How Indie Authors Can Get Into Bookstores

I can't be the only author who's had trouble getting into bookstores. Both my books were uploaded to Ingram Spark and to Createspace, so in theory, bookstores should be able to order them. But, of course, they don't because the books are print-on-demand. How to get around that?Getting Into BookstoresAt the San Francisco Writers' Conference, I met with a representative of Dartfrog Books. I bet you don't know what a Dartfrog is. Well, it's an endangered species--endangered in "the Amazon."Dartfrog's mission is to sidestep Amazon and help indie authors get into bookstores. They're already got 120 bookstores signed up, and they'll vet the books so that bookstores don't have to wonder about quali...
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Cover and Blurb Reveal


I am happy and honored to present you my new book cover and blurb!As it was the case with the awarded cover of my previous book A World Without Color, Mario Kožar from MKM Media is the creator of the cover for my YA novella Look for Me Under the Rainbow. I think he did an amazing job with this one too! Thank you all who provided your valuable comments.Indie author Jonathan Hill, backed up by the entire team of my readers and fans, helped me with my blurb. Thank you for your suggestions and dedication, my friends!Many of you breathed a piece of yourselves into this book so it could start a new life. I love you all for that!I hope and wish my old and new readers will enjoy Look for Me Under th...
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Singing Up a Spring

Hey, I wrote a song!It's not a great song ... but then, I'm not a great song writer. There are two problems: First, I meant it to be humorous, but it comes off as kind of depressing; chalk that up to the weather and my sinus infection, I suppose. Second, it's a song, and I was hearing the music in my head while writing the words (It has a country vibe). But I can't play it for you because I can't write music ... so it probably won't work as well as a poem. Maybe it's for the best, though, because I'm also not a great music writer. Or ... any music writer.I should hold some contest, like: If I sell thirty books by the end of April, I'll post a video of me singing this. But that might lead to ...
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Big Medical Words, or: Holy Bovine, What's Wrong With Me?

Well, bad news on the medical front, as I went to the doctor Wednesday and was diagnosed with bilateral Eustachian salpingitis, which has effected my balance and hearing a little. He gave me a shot of Kenalog--which was a butt load of fun--and started me on antibiotics, and has high hopes that I'll recover.(Just to be clear, the doctor's name is not Wednesday--that's the day I saw him.)It's related to my biannual sinusitis, which is itself worsened by rhinitis. I haven't gotten the sinusitis nearly as often since my sinus surgery, but when I do get it, I get it good. By which I mean bad. By which I mean last week was kind of awful.If I don't make it, I'd like everyone to help support my wido...
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A World Without Color News & Updates


Thanks to everyone who downloaded my ebook A World Without Colorduring its free promo days March 21-25, 2018! And another thank you to those who already posted their honest reviews on Amazon and shared their support and kindness with me.As I announced before and during the free promo days, as of March 27, 2018 A World Without Color is no longer available for free reading with Kindle Unlimited. Instead of that I am lowering its price from $1.99 to $0.99 so those to whom every dollar counts could get it and read it at a cheaper price.A special bonus of the free book will go to my new followers and subscribers to my blog Muse as a token appreciation for their support. If you are one of my earli...
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Be My Early Reader!

Wanna be my early reader?Next month I am launching my new novella Look for Me Under the Rainbow (scheduled date April 17).Look for Me Under the Rainbow is a story of the harp seal pups Danny and Jon and the plight of seal pups in Canada hunted and clubbed for their soft fur, and the group of environmentalists and activists determined to save them. It carries a strong ecological message and is a loud call for humanity. My editor says, "Anyone not moved by it has no heart." I couldn't agree more!I'm opening up to 50 spots for a special team of fans to be early readers.Interested? Please subscribe at www.bernardjan.com and I'll get back to you! If you are already subscribed and on my team, plea...
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A Writer's Revelations

The things I think and write today in blog posts, I will keep. And when I'm old and read them. . .will I laugh or will I weep? A blog about eclectic subjects for everyone. http://www.judyanndavis.blogspot.com/
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Flag Of The Week

You would have thought that by now our betters would have realised the perils of having the hoi polloi comment on matters of high importance.But if this story from Estonia I stumbled across this week is anything to go by, the lesson has not sunk in.A new municipality, Kanepi, has been created out of what were formerly three councils in the south-eastern part of the country and to celebrate the administrative and financial efficiencies that were doubtless to be achieved, the council decided to waste some money on a referendum to design a new logo and flag.The good folk of Kanepi, all 15,000 of them, decided on a bold green design which can only be described as looking like a cannabis leaf. Ha...
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Is Amazon The Best Place For Self-Published Authors?

Hi, everyone! Yes, I feel it is. Amazon is the gorilla these days and they continue to expand around the globe. I have made a full-time living through my books with Amazon and haven't regretted a thing. Other resources are available but in the end, Amazon is king in the Internet book market. If you have questions or seek advice, please share with me or others who respond to this blog. Peace!
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Promoting Your Self-Published Books

Greetings, fellow authors! I have many self-published books with Amazon (Ebook, paperback, and audiobook formats). I do all my own self-promoting. As a full-time author who has made his living this way for the past several years, I am available for suggestions or advice if needed. I look forward to hearing from you. Peace!
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My journey from a writer to an Author continues

Continuing from Yesterday. After my friend had given me justifiable reasoning to actually publish my first book which happens to be a fully Illustrated big picture book format for children and adults who just enjoy some clean wholesome adventurous fun reading.My next step was to source out a publisher who would be interested in bring The Mouse’s Diary to life. That lead to a very short search on the web which yield several publishing houses to choose from. At first, I thought about heir offers with traditional style publishing and self-publishing on offer. Well in the end I decided self-publishing presented the best option for this story to be a reality for readers everywhere. Hence my publi...
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Download My Book for Free!


This is a onetime opportunity! Five days of free download of my book!Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:00 AM PDT to Sunday, March 25, 2018, 11:59 PM PDTRemember those dates, don't miss the opportunity to get A World Without Color, the true story of the last three days with my cat, at no cost for you!On March 27, 2018 I am pulling my book out of KDP Select so it won't be available as free read on Amazon anymore. This is why this opportunity is the perfect time for you to get your ebook for free and read (and review it too) at your own time and pace.Even if you don't get A World Without Color for free during those five days from March 21 to March 25, it won't be the end of the world, for you will ...
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From a Writer to an Author My Journey begins

Turning back the pages day to weeks; drifting months into years as moons’ over moons light up the night sky returns us to one night. Upon a spring season warmer than most during this time. Finds as looking at the life changing night when I, Kenneth Donaldson embarked from a writer and blogger of many years to begin walking the career path to be known as Author Ken Donaldson. I remember it well that night. Sharing conversation in yahoo messenger with one of my lady friends from Canada. Like me at the current time a writer in her own right though, she has still yet to be published and take her respected place as an Author among Authors like myself. Now where was I? …. Oh yes, on a warmer sprin...
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