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What is Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads doing for and hampering authors?
In this episode of Write Pack Radio, the Write Pack Explores the changing worlds Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Goodreads.
Is Amazon now limiting who can review your book?
What does the new rules do to your publicity for your books?
What about bot reviewers?
What is the relationship between Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads?
What concerns does this new limiting system feel like it is invading your privacy?
Is the weighting system of Goodreads changing?
Is the new reviewing system leaving out the important things and thus missing the boat?
Does the new reviewing system invite “catfishing”?
What does Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads do for authors?
Has reviews on these sites replaced the book review sections in newspapers?
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Cynthia Sharp is the author of How to Write Poetry: A Resource for Students and Teachers of Creative Writing and the editor of Poetic Portions, an anthology of poems and recipes, both on Amazon. She has been published in a number of literary journals and her short stories and poetry have been broadcast internationally. She balances a life of teaching, screenwriting, fiction and poetry with the healing rest of nature photography. For additional information please feel free to contact her at:
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I hope you all are staying warm and safe if you live on the east coast like I do, there is a silver lining in all this snow.... That is January just about gone and we'll be in February in a couple of days. Then there will only be 2 months left of winter! Its kinda of like looking at the cup half full theory. Ok, moving on thank you for reading this after you finish click the subscription to help keep you updated on new episodes. I also thank you for your show #support thanks to your #support this show is moving! And I am very appreciative.
Everyone knows February is the month of love and everyone has their own unique way of expressing their love. This #Coffeetalk episode is going to do just that with you all month I will be posting little love post, kicking off Monday I will talk about different ways you can express love. There are so many different people to express that love to for your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, you can express love with your kids or that significant other. If you're looking for some fabulous ideas for gifts or relationship sparks for your Valentine's day then check out the live show this Monday at 7:00pm. I will be sharing some great V-Day ideas that we all can use, I find interesting articles and #goodreads all the time on the internet and within my social media connections that I love sharing with you. There is no guest on Monday it's just you and me so feel free to call in 347-237-4697 phone lines will be open and share some of your love tips with the audience while I'm celebrating one of the most popular holidays of the year.
February calendar will be up on the 1st make sure you stop the by LJDNShow.com and check out the new calandar updates with a few more surprises! I'll see you in the network!
Host Declan Finn has Marina Fontaine discussing her dystopian novel "Chasing Freedom." At long last, a dystopia that's not depressing.
Marina Fontaine is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union, a proud American and an unrepentant book addict. Because of her background, Marina especially appreciates an opportunity to discover, share and support pro-freedom art in all its forms. She is a co-founder of Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance group on Facebook, runs Small Government Book Fan Club on Goodreads and has a blog on Liberty Island. Marina lives in New Jersey with her very supportive husband, three children and four guinea pigs, working as an accountant by day and an aspiring writer by night.
"Book Buzz" with Susannah Greenberg of Susannah Greenberg Public Relations, a book publicity firm, interviews Patrick Brown, the Community Manager and Author Program Manager at Goodreads the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. There he's responsible for running the Author Program, which features more than 35,000 authors, as well as growing the Goodreads community. Before coming to Goodreads, Patrick was an independent bookseller, working at Book Soup and Vroman's Bookstore. He has spoken about books, publishing, and online marketing at BookNet Canada, the 140 Characters Conference, and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Goodreads has 7.3 million members, more than 100 million page views and 15 million unique visitors a month. It is a US Top 150 site, the 10th largest social networking site and growing. Brown will speak on an educational panel for self-published authors at the largest book trade convention in the US, Bookexpoamerica, in June 2012, along with Susannah Greenberg and Jim Milliot of Publishers Weekly Selects. Read more about the panel here. Learn more about Goodreads when you hear this show.
Join Writestream Co-founder and Tuesday host Daria Anne on January 19 when she welcomes Marina Fontaine, author of the new sci-fi dystopia Chasing Freedom to the show:
Marina Fontaine is a Russian by birth, an American by choice, and an unrepentant book addict.Because of her background, she has always appreciated an opportunity to discover, share and support pro-freedom literature. She runs Small Government Book Fan Club on Goodreads, Conservative-Libertarian Fiction Alliance group on Facebook, and a personal commentary/review blog, Marina’s Musings.
In addition, she is a part of the Creators’ Team at Liberty Island website, where she contributes book reviews and occasional creative work. Two years ago, she entered a Liberty Island flash fiction contest with a story that became an inspiration for Chasing Freedom, her first novel.
Marina lives in New Jersey with her very supportive husband, three children and four guinea pigs, working as an accountant by day and a writer by night. Her other interests include hard rock music, action movies and travel.
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Page Zaplendam, author of Order of the Blood, discusses development of evil in novels, with host Declan Finn. They'll discuss vampires, self publishing, female leads in fiction, fandom, and fantasy/scifi in general.
Order of the Blood: The Unofficial Chronicles of John Grissom is currently free for kindle purchase on Amazon.com.
If you’re interested in a softcover copy, you can enter the Giveaway for Order of the Blood until January 18th on Goodreads.com. ()
Fans can chat with Page Zaplendam on FB, Twitter, or on her website, pagezaplendam.com.
Host Tabatha Pope welcomes author Jeanette Grey to THE LIBRARIAN on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.
Jeanette Grey started out with degrees in physics and painting, which she dutifully applied to stunted careers in teaching, technical support, and advertising. When she isn't writing, Jeanette enjoys making pottery, playing board games, and spending time with her husband and her pet frog. She lives, loves, and writes in upstate New York. Social Media Links: Website, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
Host of "The Librarian", Tabatha Pope, can be found at All For Love of the Word and Facebook.
This is a copyrighted and trademarked podcast owned solely by the Authors On the Air Global Network LLC. on the web at authorsontheair.com.
Ken Dunn, a prolific author with his greatest work releasing March 2016 titled, “The Greatest Prospector in the World,” says, “Lead with innovation, think with ingenuity, and live with integrity.”
He is an international consultant, speaker, sales trainer, a passionate advocate and blogger for the publishing industry. After spending 14 years in investigative and tactical policing, Ken honed deep organization and leadership skills, and also sparked an entrepreneurial fire that laid deep inside. He founded Next Century Publishing, which is dubbed by Publishers Weekly as one of the fastest growing hybrid book publishing companies in the United States.
He also founded Reader’s Legacy, a platform where authors and book lovers come together to discuss their own virtual libraries. Joe Wikert, a legend in publishing, noted that “ReadersLegacy is to GoodReads, like Facebook was to MySpace.”
These companies change the way people write, read, and experience books through their unique aspects. Ken's entrepreneurial expertise will help you identify core skills, understand the importance of vision casting, how to create success in sales, and how to lead yourself before you begin to lead others, all right here on Revenue Chat with Tony DUrso.
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Authors on the Air host Pam Stack welcomes author Kimberly McCreight to the studio. Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, which was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Novel as well as an Alex Award. Called Entertainment Weekly‘s Favorite Book of the Year, Reconstructing Amelia was one of CNN’s Reader Favorites for 2013, a finalist for Goodreads Best Mystery of the Year and a Book Club pick for Target, Books-a-Million and Indigo. Reconstructing Amelia has also been optioned for film by HBO and Nicole Kidman’s Blossom Films. McCreight’s second novel, Where They Found Her, was published by Harper in April 2015. A USA Today bestseller, it is due out in paperback in April of 2016. McCreight’s teen trilogy The Outliers, to be published by Harper Teen in 2016, has been optioned for film by Lionsgate, Mandeville, and Reese Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.
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Please join us tonight as we try to understand the horrific attack that took place today in Paris, In-Town editor Collin Kelley will help us to understand more about today's events.
Collin Kelley is the author of The Venus Trilogy of novels – Conquering Venus, Remain In Light and the forthcoming Leaving Paris – published by Sibling Rivalry Press.
Remain In Light was the runner-up for the 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Fiction and a 2012 finalist for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. His numerous awards include the Georgia Author of the Year Award, Deep South Festival of Writers Award and Goodreads Poetry Award,
Kelley’s poetry, reviews, essays and interviews have appeared in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world, and he has been a speaker at literary events and universities in the US and abroad.
Kelley is also the editor of Atlanta InTown.
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There is almost nothing more difficult than to open doors in the sleeping soul with humor, but Fran Shaw is a genuine master, and does it with grace. Every page of her book, Lord Have Murphy, contains a small shock, pleasurable, surprising and joyous. Whitley Strieber, the host of the hugely popular Dreamland podcast and Unknown Country website, praised Lord Have Murphy on Goodreads: "Exquisitely conceived and executed. If the deity of your life has a sense of humor, you’ll want to participate in this show. Don’t forget to call in, toll-free (888-498-0570) to offer your comments and ask your questions. Let’s laugh all the way to Halloween together!
A man I know is creating a comic book of sorts about spiritual matters. It’s quite exciting to have access to spiritual concerns without is being so somber and depressing as it sometimes can be. Fran Shaw has created Murphy, who demonstrates what works—and what doesn’t—in our crawl toward Enlightenment. Listen on Thursday. Click here to visit Fran Shaw's website!