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My Twitter Strategy

My Twitter Strategy

A guest post by Jean Shorney When my son suggested that as a writer I should get myself ‘out there’ via the medium of Twitter, all I visualised was people either photographing partially eaten meals, or entertaining us with averaging innumerable cups of coffee per day. Twitter can be a[Read More…]

by July 4, 2014 Writer's Corner
An  Incomprehensible Book Made Even Worse

An Incomprehensible Book Made Even Worse

I know I’m probably in the minority, but Ulysses is like one long long long run on sentence to me. What was James Joyce on, anyway, while writing this? I also understand that many think this book the best ever written, and I say, nuts to you, lol. No, I[Read More…]

by June 4, 2011 News & Opinions

Are you 'Out There' – Do You Throw Your Boomerang?

One of the biggest problems of working by yourself from home is always being your own impetus. I’ve really been struggling with this and you might have noticed a lack of articles here due to that. This morning I put on some music and insisted I get motivated and get[Read More…]

Book Collecting With Twitter

Book Collecting With Twitter

Twitter may prove indispensable for collecting new first edition signed books these days. An aspiring author can sacrifice hours hunched over their keyboard and they often take breaks to “microblog” on the popular social media website. Just as with regular blogs, they share everything from the consistency of their gnocchi[Read More…]

by July 21, 2010 Book Collecting
A Novel Book is now Online, marketing tips appreciated!

A Novel Book is now Online, marketing tips appreciated!

Well, finally after many stops & starts, A Novel Book is back up and running. I am much happier this time around – and the site is so much more user friendly than the last so hats off to the designers. Now, what to do next? I have started listing the[Read More…]

by May 18, 2010 Work Smarter
Where do you get your Book News ?

Where do you get your Book News ?

A customer approached me this weekend with a laundry list of books. One title was On The Brink by Henry M. Paulson, Jr. — we were sold out and the books were on backorder. As we headed upstairs he asked how many copies we had sold. I told him we’d[Read More…]

by March 17, 2010 News & Opinions, Tools
Getting Boots Into Your Bookshop

Getting Boots Into Your Bookshop

Online shops and physical bookshops share some challenges and one is called traffic, getting people to actually come in the door.  Physical shops do this by being in a good location and by advertising, online shops do this with SEO.  There are many different forms of SEO, there’s all the[Read More…]

by February 14, 2010 Miscellaneous, Used Bookshop
What worked and what didn't in the bookshop, 2009 edition

What worked and what didn't in the bookshop, 2009 edition

Thanks to a snowstorm and a fairly quiet day at the store, I was able to sneak into my office to begin sorting out the holiday piles. As I crunched numbers, I looked closely at the figures in front of me and realized we had a pretty good holiday season[Read More…]

by January 8, 2010 Brick and Mortar Thoughts, Work Smarter