Well I finally finished reading “Plug Your Book” by Steven Weber. And I must say that I did love it til the end. I give it 4 out of 5 fangs! Lol.
I thought some people would like to know a few of the things I really got out of this book. SO here we go!
What I loved was from the start he said to me:
“Read through this entire book once. Then read it again, selecting and prioritizing what you’ll tackle first. Mark on a calendar when you’ll start each phase of your plan. Then get to it. Evaluate your progress after 3 months. Determine what been successful, and redouble your efforts there. Then try something new.” Page 17
1) Amazon. There is actually a lot that Amazon can do for a published writer. I’m not going to name all of them but I do want to name a few.
2) Amateur book reviews. I really want to do this. It seems like it would be tons of fun! This falls under the category of getting reviewers from Amazon to do a review of your book. One woman had the experience…. “She got more copies of the book and mailed them to Amazon’s most active customer reviewers. They review books on the site as a hobby, assigning five stars to the books they love, one star to the books they hate, and an essay explaining why.” Page 39.
3) Building an Author Website. I will admit that I just scanned this part since I am having someone put my website together for me. :0)
4) Blogging. This book will give you so many ins and outs on blogging that it is ridiculous! It has tons of suggestions about how to get traffic to your blog, and how to make your blog stand out. Which the author is fantastic because I emailed him and he got back to me within a day about questions I had about a blog problem.
Writing book reviews of your own and blogging on other people’s sites, e-books, book groups, advanced Amazon, articles, and much more are in this book. What I really love is he lists the links in the book so I don’t have to go searching for what he writes about.
I really enjoyed it. It is a great book for someone that s self-publishing or someone that wants to know a little more about the book marketing industry.
I want to write lots more about what’s in the book but I don’t think that would be a good thing to do to any author so those snid bits are what I’m going to give.
I hope this blog has helped you. Feel free to ask questions if you have them!
I was contacted by author Seth David Chernoff asking for me to do a review of his book Manual for Living: CONNECTION. After reading the synopsis I couldn’t say no. As some of you know I had to deal with the death of my father due to cancer 5 months ago and to be honest I am still dealing with it now. Considering Seth is a two-time cancer survivor I almost felt like if I were to read a book about life and connections in life it should be by someone like him.
Synopsis: CONNECTION, the second book in the Manual For Living series, is a thought-provoking, soulful inquiry. Author Seth David Chernoff guides us through a series of questions, asking why we think what we think and do what we do – in relationship to our own life, others in our immediate environment, and humanity at large. Written in easy to understand language with contemporary, practical examples, Connection shows us that our life is much grander than our circumstances; it is a gift filled with choices. In these pages we come to see others and ourselves through the lens of compassion and oneness. These concepts help us eliminate pain and victim mentality. By choosing full engagement in the present moment, denial, excuses and regrets naturally drop away. The process requires only an open mind and open heart. The information presented steers each of us toward an inner compass and unique path to view life’s challenges in a new way. Connection is for anyone seeking out higher purpose and deeply satisfying relationships.
- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Spirit Scope Publishing (September 21, 2011)
- ISBN-13: 978-1937215002
“The Mannual’s purpose is to help you find true happiness, understand why you are here, and discover your true purpose in life.” – Seth David Chernoff
I can honestly say that whether you have problems with any type of relationship in your life or not you should read this book. Manual for Living: CONNECTION is the second book in a series, the first being REALITY. However, there is no need to read these books in order. Actually, there is no need to read the book page by page. You should feel free to skip around depending on the difficulty you are having in your life at the time.
For example, while reading this book I was having a difficult problem with a friend of mine. So I started by reading the Communicate chapter along with Disagreement and Forgiveness. Each section in the chapter in only a few pages long and really opens your eyes to insight you may not have thought before.
I almost want to say screw getting a relationship counselor and just get this book but in the very least I think if you are having problems this is a great book to accompany seeing a psychologist or just getting some better insight as to who you are inside and why you may do the things you do. Due to the quotes made in each section it ended up reminding me of The Art of War because everything is touched upon with few words but those few words are deeper and more meaningful than most other books I read.
What I think really turned me on to this book was this short paragraph alone:
“Don’t sacrifice your truth or your values. Each of us has a special place within this world, and it is our prerogative to find that purpose and fulfill it with every morsel of our being. The loss of a life is not nearly as devastating as the loss of what could have been, of the dreams left unfulfilled, and lingering passions undiscovered. This is not a book about religion; it is a book about life for those who choose to grow, who desire a more fulfilled life, and who accept that we are only as magnificent as we choose to be in this moment.” (pg xix)
In the end there was only one note I made about something I didn’t understand that was mentioned on page 12, crystal children. I wasn’t clear what he meant by this term but it won’t impede the progress you make reading the entire book. But that was my only hang up, which was a small one and I am sure something the author will gladly explain.
I give this book five out of five fangs and if you like you can go here to get your copy: Manual for Living: CONNECTION
<3’s and fangs,
I became friends with Cathie Linz on facebook. Whenever I become friends with an author I check out what their books are about and all that. Her book sounded really interesting so I finally saved up my pennies and got a copy. I am so happy I did this.
First, let me show you the synopsis of the book:
Instead of going into seclusion when she’s stood up at the altar, librarian Faith West takes off by herself to lick her wounds at her would-be honeymoon spot on the Italian coast. She expects to spend her Mediterranean vacation alone, but, as fate would have it, she meets Caine Hunter, the man of every woman’s dream. However Continue reading
I give this book 4 stars!
I finally finished this book. I say finally because it was on my computer and it’s hard for me to read on my computer. Anyways! Keta was magnificent with her descriptions. She really has a way of describing characters, the places they are at, and their emotions.
I found the story to be one that would Continue reading
Getting my book to be reviewed by Bitten By Books as been something I have actually been working on for MONTHS now.
It all started back in the summer when I went to Colorado and attended the Romance Convention for book lovers. An amazing event! Especially since it was there that I met someone who worked at Bitten By Books and recommended me to put Vampyre Kisses up for review.
As soon as I got home I did just that. I waited for 2-3 months. Soon I asked them on twitter if anything was happening. Of course with it being summer most people were on vacations and such, so I had to wait twice as long. But I made sure to keep checking and seeing if it had been reviewed. Maybe I bugged them a little too much. But one poke every 4-6 weeks isn’t that much! I hope. hehe. If anything someone from there will remember me.
The most exciting part! I GOT 4 TOMBSTONES!!!!!!
Check it out here if you don’t believe me! http://bittenbybooks.com/?p=31975
I am just over the moon at that!
Do you remember those adventure books? You were sometimes a knight and you got through a few pages before having to make a decision whether to go forward or go back? Kill the dragon now or race to save the girl? Something like that. Well, this book is better! Now you get to fight zombies and try to save the world!
I was asked by Ken Chapman from League Entertainment to review a book entitled, Choose Your Doom: Zombie Apocalypse. It is a 224-page turner by Deanna Knippling and Dante Savelli. Of course I said yes to doing the review, even though zombies aren’t my favorite of the undead I still love seeing how other people write them.
So I begin reading this book and within, like, 10 pages I find myself dead. Of course, I try again. This time I become a zombie and then I die. LOL. It was hysterical! I kept trying different avenues to take and some ended better than others but has the cover to the book says: No Happy Endings. But lots of good laughs!
This book was just so much fun! Being an adult you forget how much fun some books can really be. Though the old adventure books were made for kids this one can be read by an adult. It’s a little gross at some parts and lots of arms getting ripped off while brains are eaten happens; but that makes it just that much fun!
I have already decided that I am getting this book for my brother (he loves zombies). Considering most men like zombies I would say its going to be a great book to get for your brother, father, boyfriend, son, or whoever for Christmas! What is awesome is that it comes out November 26th 2010 so it is right in time for the holidays!
I highly recommend this book. It’s always good to get away from the seriousness of some books and just read something that is mindless fun in a book. And I mean all of that in the best of ways. Make sure you make a note to remember to get it when it comes out!
Vampyre Kisses is told from Faith and Trent’s point of view. The story kicks off when Faith, the main character, meets the mysterious (and hot) Trent, who happens to be a (hot) vampire. Soon, they start a relationship that builds through the pages of the book. Trent gets her into the supernatural world where vampires, werewolves and witches exist.
Faith realizes that she is a witch in love with a vampire living in a world where the paranormal things told from fictional books are real.
What I loved and enjoyed about Vampyre Kisses was Continue reading