Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Twelve Days of Christmas for Writers, Poets, Authors, and Book Lovers!

One of the best times of year to buy and sell books is during the Christmas holiday season. Books make great gifts for all ages. This may seem to come early, but so does holiday shopping anymore. I used to absolutely refuse to shop before Thanksgiving, but I’ve had to give in to the way of our society! I have realized as well, when you move from the world of shopping, to the incredibly competitive world of selling, you must board the ship early!

In celebration of all the wonderful writers, authors, poets, and book lovers in general, I offer as my special gift to you, The Twelve Days of Christmas for Writers, Poets, Authors, and Book Lovers!

This is a list of the best of the best! Learn, market, and enjoy!

On the first day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to readers and authors… The best places online to buy and to sell books (all free listings for selling, but you might have to register)!

www.bookhitch.com
www.authorsden.com
www.author-network.com
www.slake.com
www.authortree.com
www.writers.net
www.listal.com
www.bestselfpublished.com

On the second day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to readers and authors… The best undiscovered book review blogs online!

Small World Reads http://smallworldreads.blogspot.com
Inkweaver Review http://inkweaver-review.blogspot.com
Breeni Books http://breenibooks.blogspot.com
Booklorn http://www.booklorn.com/
Diary of an Eccentric http://diaryofaneccentric.blogspot.com/

On the third day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to writers and authors… Para Publishing, the best place to list your book to get free reviews! With thousands on their mailing list, the Marketplace e-zine is sent out once per month. The Marketplace will list your book available for review by other subscribers. Reviews are posted at Amazon.com and other sites on the Web. Reviewers will often send you the review to post on your own Webpage as well. The cost? A copy of your book. Visit http://www.parapublishing.com

On the fourth day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to all of us… The best free Website and blog development sites on the World Wide Web! Build a Website or blog to promote your book, post reviews, or just express yourself!
Best free blogs www.blogger.com
Best free Websites http://www.freewebs.com and http://www.weebly.com

On the fifth day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to writers, poets, and authors… The best gifts for writers and authors! T-shirts, mugs, totes, journals, and even Teddy bears! Pick a product, and have any design put on it (even a book cover)! Or choose one of the original designs already available from “Buy My Book, (dammit)” to “Poetry IS My Motion.” Visit http://www.WritersGiftShop.com

On the sixth day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to all of us… The best free “friends” site for book readers and authors! Visit http://www.Goodreads.com. Literally thousands of readers and authors who share your passion for books!

On the seventh day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to authors… Two inexpensive ways to go on a virtual book tour! First, a new e-book, How to Organize a Virtual Book Tour. You can’t go wrong with this easy-to-follow short sweet authors tour guide! What will your tour cost? A whopping $6.95!! That’s it! Read more about it at Author Box Bookstore. Finally, don’t want to put in the time? How about the best and most effective virtual book tour package for authors. Virtual touring is fast becoming the best, longest lasting, and most effective way to promote your book! Visit http://www.AuthorTouring.com

On the eighth day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to writers and authors… The “Grand Central Station” for links to writers’ blogs, Websites, Gifts, forums, and everything for writers! Visit http://www.AuthorsBox.com. Link exchanges welcome here!

On the ninth day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to all of us… A Book Inside, How to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Story (2008). A valuable resource for anyone wanting to write their own book! Great for new writers and seasoned authors as well. This book includes, “25 Unique Ways to Sell Your Book.” Available at http://www.BooksByDenbow.Weebly.com
AND… The Right Way to Write, Publish, and Sell Your Book, a complete reference for writers! Author Patricia Fry has written 28 books and is the president of SPAWN (small Publishers, Artists and Writer Network), an online organization for writers and authors. Visit http://www.matilijapress.com

On the tenth day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave writers and authors… Great free online social networks for writers and authors like YOU.
A Book Inside Forum http://abookinsideforum.ning.com
Book Marketing http://bookmarket.ning.com
My Writers and Authors http://mywritersandauthors.ning.com
Published Authors http://publishedauthors.ning.com

On the eleventh day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to authors… Two great marketing books for published authors! Yvonne Perry’s, Book Marketing in the Digital Age, Online Promotion Made Easy. Filled with tips and how-to information for all who are ready to get out there in the virtual world and market your book! Visit http://www.OnlinePromotionMadeEasy.com for details and free marketing tips. Listen to more about this e-book at Yvonne’s interview on The Grits Radio show at http://www.thegrits.com/radio/?p=74
AND… John Kremer’s 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, a popular and complete guide to book marketing. Visit http://www.bookmarket.com

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, A Book Inside gave to everyone… A very special wish for a beautiful holiday and the “presents” of loving family and good friends! Merry Christmas to all!

“Through all these days of Christmas, my true love gave to me, all the things I love to read, taught me how to write, and a new book with my name in the spotlight!”

Know of a Christmas gift you’d like to share with other visitors to this blog post? Go ahead and use the comment link below.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful holiday season!

19 comments:

Ann said...

Thanks for mentioning my book blog. :-)

I'm involved in a new blogging project for the holidays that I invite you to check out. Book bloggers banding together to help support book publishers and sellers (and help shoppers choose books as gifts this season):

Books for the Holidays

TheGRITS.com said...

Thank you so much for including my interview with Yvonne Perry about her FABULOUS ebook - 'Book Marketing in the Digital Age' - in your fun parody here; great blog!

J.R.Poulter/J.R.McRae said...

This is just GREAT Carol, I'm passing it on, and on and on.....

Anna said...

Carol, thanks so much for including me in the book review blogger list. I am honored!!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

author 101 said...

I'm so glad all are liking this post. I had a lot of fun putting it together (finding the best of the best!!!)
Thanks for stopping by!
Carol

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Thanks for all these great resources! I've bookmarked this one and will be referring back to it often.

Breeni Books said...

I really appreciate the honor! Thanks for including me!

Yvonne Perry said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my e-book. It's exciting to be part of this community!

author 101 said...

So sorry to all about the broken link for AuthorPromote.com which was just pointed out to me by a good friend. I have removed it from the list so you won't get the "dead end" disapointment any longer!!!
Hope everyone is enjoying the post and finding helpful resources!!!
Carol

NathanKP said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog. I directed my plurk readers to your site.

Nathan

SmallWorld at Home said...

Wow! Thank you--I am so honored to be included on this! I will link tomorrow!

Kim Richards said...

Awesome! I'd like to add one. It's a community for writers called www.writerschatroom.com
Sunday nights we have an author guest chatter; Wednesday's is open chat, there's a blog, reviews, a discussion forum and even our own chatroom 'soap opera'. Come on by.

Cheryl Pickett said...

Here's another great resource
www.howtodoitfrugally.com and www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com

Carolyn Howard Johnson offers lots of newsletters, blogs books and resources for writers.

A blessed Thanksgiving & Christmas to all of you.

Cheryl Pickett
www.publishinganswers.com

author 101 said...

Here's another tip left in my Inbox by Ann of Booklorn (she wanted to share!)

I've been a bit swamped this week so I'm behind in my e-mail. I saw
about 13 visits from your site, so thanks for the mention. A new site
that might be of use to your writer readers is The Book Bloggers at
http://breenibooks.today.com/. It's a new blog that interviews book
bloggers as to what they review (and don't), etc.

Breeni Books said...

Thanks to Ann and Carol for the plug! So far, I've met nothing but enthusiasm for The Book Bloggers. I hope authors will continue to make use of it and find it a helpful resource.

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

Cheryl, thanks for the mention. I would have felt a little left out without your comment! That doesn't mean this wasn't a great selection. I've read most of them. You go!!!

Best,
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers
www.howtodoitfrugally.com

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Extenze Scam said...

I have realized as well, when you move from the world of shopping, to the incredibly competitive world of selling, you must board the ship early!