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Entries from May 2009

The Dragon of Trelian ~ The Specifics

May 29th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Dragon of Trelian tour takes flight on Monday! The Amazon link we will use is: You are welcome to use your own Amazon link as well, but please do use this specific link at least once in every post. This is how we get Technorati ratings. The book cover is here: Michelle […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Alan Gratz on Marketing

May 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Shelli, at Market My Words, interviewed Alan Gratz today. You all remember Alan because he’s the creator of that smart, cute, teen amateur detective, Horatio Wilkes. Well, Horatio has nothing on Alan in the smarts department. So if you are an author looking for ways to market, it wouldn’t hurt you to read what Alan […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Middle Grade

Blog Traffic

May 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Do you want better blog traffic? We blog because we want to share our lives with others. We have a desire to communicate. We have a message of some sort that we want to share. Maybe it’s not a heavy message. Maybe it’s just about connecting with other people who share our passion. It’s not really important […]

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Tags: Blogging Tips · Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Blogger of the Tour ~ Crocodaddy

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

And the winner of the last children’s book blog tour, blogger of the tour award is…Aaaaannnnnnnnnnie. Go over to Reading is My Superpower and check her out. Congratulations, Annie!

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Blogger Book Reviewers ~ Ethics Examined

May 20th, 2009 · 6 Comments

Yesterday, the Book Chook said in the comments, that she always welcomes comments that add value to her blog. That’s the thing about blogs. They are interactive, they encourage community, and they get added value when readers pipe in with added thought. I often read newspaper articles online but spend more time in the comments […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Credibility

Gratitude and Credibility

May 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Michelle Knudsen, who happens to be our next tour author with her middle grade fantasy, The Dragon of Trelian, recently put up a blog post that got me thinking. In it she says: I’m not usually comfortable responding directly to reviewers; the etiquette rules are fuzzy on this, I think. As far as I know, […]

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Tags: Author Promotion · Credibility · Publicity

Author News

May 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Two bits of exciting news involving past authors: Mary Ann Rodman, author of Jimmy’s Stars, is now blogging at Teaching Authors has six authors, who also teach writing. What a wealth of information they have. Check them out. And I also noticed last week that Kathryn Fitzmaurice, author of  The Year the Swallows Came Early,  […]

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Tags: Author Promotion

Blogger of the Tour ~ Crocodaddy

May 15th, 2009 · Comments Off

We had several three-day bloggers. I’d like to give you all a big round of applause. Great job. Becky has owned the last two Blogger of the Tour awards so, as already stated, she’ll be sitting this one out. I’ve listed her posts and mine at the end of the list but we aren’t on […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz

Crocodaddy Cruises Into the Hearts of the Readers

May 14th, 2009 · Comments Off

Crocodaddy, crocodaddy, we hate to say farewell. We’re glad we met you, ’cause we think you’re swell. OK now we can all see why I’m not the published picture book writer in the room. But the sentiments are real. I do think Crocodaddy is a swell book. Here’s the wrap-up on the Crocodaddy tour. Technorati, […]

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Tags: Kidz Book Buzz Bizz · Picture Books

Crocodaddy ~ Blog Tour Day Three

May 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

Well, Technorati has been frozen this whole time. They have this message at the top of their pages, “Notice: Maintenance colo move update. We are fixing some internal network configuration. Almost there with today’s move.” Whatever that means. Bummer. Oh, well, the tour is still going great. Several reviewers have said their kids have latched onto […]

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Tags: Picture Books