Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert




“Great new kids book alert! My two are in hysterics reading Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert (and I am too).” Jane Bruton, Editor of Grazia

"Oh, Wow! Dark, sordid, grotesque and hilarious are only a few words I can conjure up to describe this hilarious book." Lizzie Baldwin, mylittlebookblog


Critics are comparing Ian Probert to Roald Dahl. And Johnny Nothing we have a modern successor to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory.


Johnny Nothing is best-selling author Ian Probert’s first ever children’s book – although adults are enjoying it too. The story of the poorest boy in the world and the nastiest mother in the universe, the book is earning rave reviews. Children and grown-ups are all laughing at this incredibly funny kids book.




Take a look for yourself:

http://geni.us/3oR8


To celebrate the paperback launch of Johnny Nothing we are offering a free Kindle copy of the book to the first 100 people who Tweet the following message:


@truth42 I’m reading Johnny Nothing by Ian Probert. http://geni.us/3oR8 #YA #Kindle #kidsbooks

The first ten readers who answer the following question will also receive a signed print of one of the book’s illustrations.

Q: What is the tattoo on Ben’s arm?

Send your answers to truth42@icloud.com






Author biography

Ian Probert has been scribbling down words ever since he learned to spell the phrase: 'Once upon a time...'. He is the author of Internet Spy, Rope Burns and a bunch of other titles. Internet Spy was a bestseller in the US and made into a TV film. Rope Burns is a book about why books shouldn't be written about boxing. Ian has also written things for a shed load of newspapers and magazines. When Ian was a student he used to write lots of letters to the bank manager.




EXCERPT


Bill had a shaven head and was wearing a blue tracksuit. He was almost seven feet tall and built like an outdoor toilet made of brick. Bill didn’t realise this but he was a distant descendent of Neanderthal Man. He had only one eyebrow – one long bushy eyebrow that reached right across his forehead. He looked like what you might get if you force fed a member of Oasis with a half-tonne black plastic sackful of steroids.
And if you were brave enough to be present when he took off his tracksuit you would discover that his back was so covered in hair that he was able part it with a comb. If Bill had had more of an interest in fashion, he might even have considered giving it a curly perm and perhaps a few extensions
On his right arm, Bill had a tattoo which simply read ‘Bill’. This was in case he woke up one morning and forgot who he was. This was actually less unlikely than you might imagine because standing next to him was his twin brother. His name was Ben and he was identical to Bill in every way except that the tattoo on his arm read ‘Bin’ (the tattooist was either South African or not a very good speller). He was wearing a red tracksuit.
Bill gave Mr. and Mrs. MacKenzie the tiniest of smiles and managed to grunt ‘hello’. Ben gave the couple exactly the same tiniest of smiles and also managed to grunt ‘hello’.
The two men were standing protectively close to Johnny. They were so large that in the confines of Johnny’s bedroom they looked like giants, which they were. They were so enormous that each of them had their own postcode. They were so gigantic that they had their passport photos taken by satellite. They were so humungous that you could spend all day thinking up rubbishy jokes about how big they were and never adequately describe just how indescribably, earth-shatteringly ENORMOUS they were. By no stretch of the imagination could you call them small (unless, of course, you were a lot bigger than them).
The pair of Goliaths were having to stoop slightly so as to avoid head-butting the ceiling, which actually even looked a little scared itself. They were a terrifying sight. Even scarier than a school trip to a Weight-Watcher’s nudist camp.
There was a long, pregnant silence in the room like this:....

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Wordpress http://ianprobertbooks.wordpress.com

Website http://ianpro

bert.com

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Twitter @truth42





Saturday, January 17, 2015

Q&A Letter From An Aspiring Author

Dear Deirdra,
So I had some questions for you about publishing a book. I think sometime in the next three years I want to publish a book.
So where do I find an editor? Will I need to be self published? What will I be looking at spending for a small 100-500 book run? How do I get book stores interested in selling my book?


- Julia





Dear Julia,

There is a lot to cover here, so I'm just going to touch briefly on each one.

Beta Readers:
Before you find an editor, you need to find beta readers. These are people who read your book and give you feed back.

Editing:
After you have worked your book to death with your beta readers, and its as good as you can get it, then you can find an editor at www.EdenLiterary.com or another service company.
At Eden Literary, you have different editors to choose from and they will edit the first ten pages for free, so you can pick the editor and editing style you like the best

After your editing is done, you need to decide if you want to go ebook, print, or both
Most authors go ebook only to start with because its SOOO much cheaper. If the ebook does well, then they go print. Of course, if you do ebook only, you can't get into bookstores.


Formatting:
After your editing is done, then you need to format. Some authors do it on their own (especially if they have a professional program like InDesign.) Formatting usually cost around $120 per format for most novels, but can go up depending on graphics and type of book. (ebook and print are formatted differently.)
A lot of authors find it best to hire out the formatting as it can be frustrating, time consuming, and if not done right, look unprofessional.


Cover Design:
You've got to have a great cover.
If you have something very custom (like hiring and artist to do a painting) It could run up to $1,800 or more.
BUT most of our artist at Eden Literary don't charge more than $300 -$500 for custom work.


Stock art is a cheaper way to go. It's less expensive and can still be very customized. At Eden Literary covers usually are about $75 for ebook or $120 for print (front, back, spine, plus you get the ebook cover free.)


Printing:
Your book, for a standard novel length, would cost around $3-$7 per book to print paper backs, depending on how many you printed.
There are print on demand places (like CreateSpace) that have really worked out for authors, so they don't have to dump thousands into printing cost.
POD (print on demand) means you can print as the books are ordered, or you can order 20-50 books on your own for your distributor and just pay for what you need.


Distribution:
If you want to get into book stores, you need to impress a distributor. The distributor gets your books into stores. You can also distribute online through Amazon or even places like Etsy. Just get creative, and get the book out wherever you can.


Marketing:
This is where things get complicated, and you can spend nothing in advertising with social media free sites, or you can spend millions.
My book manager is going to start taking a few more clients on a subscription basis. By subscription, I mean, if you want to pay $50 a month, $100 a month, or thousands of dollars a month, she has a marketing program to fit the budget. She's worked on marketing for large companies like Brown-Foreman, so she really knows what she's doing.




Monday, January 12, 2015

Werewolf Academy Book 5 GIVEAWAY by Cheree Alsop

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Werewolf Academy Book 5 by Cheree Alsop





When a human appears at the gates pleading for Alex’s help, he is more than ready to leave the Academy for a chance to cope with his guilt and heartache. Upon finding that Greyton is being decimated by gangs, Alex turns into the city’s vigilante, rescuing its citizens and returning the streets to those who learn to look to him for protection.
But when Drogan turns the tables, Alex is forced to choose to between the humans he has protected with his life, and the girl who holds his heart.




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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Free Book- Taking Back Your Life: Learning to Overcome Obstacles to Happiness by David William Dolberg

For those of us who are Christians, we have often told stories and sung songs about the "Twelve Days of Christmas."  I've given some thought to how I can reach out and give a gift to many people this holiday season, regardless of what holidays they choose to celebrate.  I believe in the human spirit and its ability to triumph over even the most formidable of challenges.  In order to active that strength within us, we have to choose our way to triumph.  

As many of you have noticed, I am an author.  I'm still getting used to this idea, since I only think of myself as an artist, here to share beauty with the world.  There is also a beauty inside of you, just as there is within us all.  I am including a promo code below, used to download a free copy of my ebook as your gift from me this holiday.  It is about finding hope, strength, and a clarity-- pushing away dark clouds and seeing the light that has been there all along.  You can use the code below to download a copy direct from my publisher

I wish each of you the happiest of holidays.  Although I am certainly not perfect, nor is my life, I can say that I finally know who I am and what I am worth.  Years ago, I would have called anyone crazy who thought I would ever think that, let alone be sharing it with thousands of others.  You deserve to see yourself clearly, as a person of worth, as someone capable of change, capable of meaningful accomplishments.  You deserve to see yourself as a person who can overcome, and not just survive. Even if you are the most skeptical of skeptics (as most certainly I was about my life), I challenge you right here, right now, to read about the possibility of seeing yourself, others, and the world differently.  The code entitles you to a free copy to read; what have you got to lose?

I hope that as you take the time to read and understand, that you will pass along the lessons you learn, feelings you experience, and the love you have in your heart.  When we uplift one another, the whole world benefits.  If you are grateful for this gift, I only ask that you look at all the good people in your own life, and thank them for the goodness they have each bestowed upon you.  We all have so much to be grateful for, even if we may not have all of what we need or want.  It's still important to recognize the ways we are blessed.  

Merry Christmas, happiest of holidays, and may this new year be the one where you see the great person in you more clearly than ever!

Most sincerely, 
David William Dolberg
Author of Taking Back Your Life: Learning to Overcome Obstacles to Happiness

PROMO CODE: 12DaysofChristmas

NOTE: Some people have noticed that Kindle (Mobi version) does not automatically recognize the book file once downloaded onto a phone.  You can plug your phone into a computer and manually add the book file into your folder on your phone called Kindle (once the app is installed) and the book should appear on your library after that.  Otherwise, there are apps available to open the other various versions.  

Thursday, January 8, 2015

BETWEEN NOW AND NEVER by Author Laura Johnston



Book Description:
A convict’s daughter should never fall for an FBI agent’s son, certainly not a teenager like Julianna Schultz who is furious over her mother’s incarceration and the injustice of it all. But that’s exactly what seventeen-year-old Julianna finds herself doing when Cody Rush, the cocky son of the FBI agent who put her mom behind bars, moves into her hometown of Gilbert, Arizona.
Cody Rush—studious, principled, athletic, good looking and blond to boot—is everything Julianna hates, or so she thinks. Yet a series of ill-fated events one night brings them dangerously close, entangling the futures of two people who were never meant to be.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Gabriel's Daughters By Janet Jensen and Giveaway



Gabriel's Daughters wrestles with issues of polygamy, homosexuality,

and modernity through the lives of the large, loving, and polygamous

Martin family. The story is told primarily through the eyes of Zina Martin,

a young girl who, upon discovering she is impregnated by her "sterile"

teacher—and will soon be married off to a man three times her age—

escapes the enclosed polygamous town of Gabriel's Landing, Utah.

Zina then embarks on a journey full of self-discovery, yet she can never

completely escape the longing she has for her family and even the

controversial and outdated lifestyle she once lived. Through both tears

and triumph, Jensen has crafted a moving story that not only acts as

insightful social commentary but also prompts readers to reevaluate

their lives.




• Author of award-winning books Don't Marry the Mormon Boys and

The Book Lover’s Cookbook.

• An intriguing, fresh look into the lives of polygamists. Jensen explores

not only the horrors of polygamy, but also the many uniquely positive

attributes.

• Awarded a silver medal in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite contest.

• Appeals to women's fiction readers as well as readers invested in

social issues.

• Offers moral questions that will have readers pondering the story long

after the last page has been turned.









About the Author

JANET KAY JENSEN is the co-author of The Book Lover's Cookbook

(Ballantine, 2005) and the author of Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys

(Bonneville Books, 2007), a gold medal winner in Cultural Fiction from

the Readers Favorite International Book Awards Contest. A long-time

educator, Jensen now lives on Logan, Utah, as a volunteer literary tutor

and full-time writer.





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Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Gabriels-Daughters-Janet-Kay-Jensen/dp/1939967198

B&N:

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ean=9781939967183

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20861016-gabriel-s-daughters?from_search=true

You can find Janet online here:

Facebook:

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Twitter:

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Blog:

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Friday, December 5, 2014

The Goldfish Bowl - A Publishing Analogy

The publishing world is so much bigger a deeper than I thought it was three months ago when I published my first book, The Watchers, Knight of Light.

There are a million different combinations of style, marketing networks, age group, genre, length, connections, alternate talents, target market, on and on.

I always tell authors there is no wrong or right way to publish. Everyone must find their own way.
I'm finding the same thing is true with marketing. Every author must find their own way and develop a niche.


Now for the Publishing Analogy



One upon a time there were two goldfish swimming in a goldfish bowl.
They both had dreams of one day becoming a big fish and seeing the world as a New York Times best seller.

They were joined by other fish.



So they swam in their bowl, round and round and worked together in critique groups perfecting their manuscripts.


Every once in a while, one lucky fish would get to go to a bigger bowl.





With computers, internet, greater education and more record keepers being born, the bowl got very full.



"The world is running out of water," cried one of the fish. "There is not enough readers for all of us."


How can the world be running out of water? Thought one author fish. The world is full of water.

"I'm going to leave the bowl and see what else is out there," little author fish announced.

"You can't do that," another fish said. "You need lots of money to do that."

"You need an agent first, then a publisher," Big-tailed Goldfish said.

"If you leave, how will you win awards?"

"There are too many authors out there -- and sharks. You will never survive."

"We must fight each other for the water we have left."


Little fish was scared at first, but then she jumped.



She had no idea what she would land in, but she knew there was more water in the world than just the water in bowls.


This is what she found:

















Then something amazing happened. Little Goldfish wasn't little any more. The more room a fish has to swim in, the bigger they get.

Little fish said, "I have to tell the others about this. There is more than enough for everyone! Everyone could have a million gallons and there would still be billions of gallons left over.



So that's what I'm doing. I'm telling all of you that the publishing world is so big and there are so many ways to be successful. There is room for everyone! We don't have to fight over water.

I was talking with one of my good friends, Adam Sidwell. He has been an incredible support to me with lots of great advice and encouragement.

Before I published, I was a little scared to "jump out of the bowl" especially since I was doing it on my own.

I was worried about self-publishing and what "all the other fish" would think of me.

He said, "Who cares? No one will care but other authors and that's not who you are selling books to."

He's right.
If I want to win awards I will try to impress authors. If I want to be successful I will impress readers.

Adam is a VERY successful self-published author with sales dollars in the six digits and a movie deal.
Will he be successful with a publisher or self-publish? YES!
He will be successful any way he publishes because he knows how to sell books.
Remember, publishers don't sell books, authors do.

He has found his own little ponds and rivers with lots of room to grow. More than once Adam has said to me things like:
"You can do it!"
"Your doing it!
"You did it!"
and yesterday he said, "You and I see the world a lot differently than other authors."




I learned a lot from my last tour to Arizona. We did really well and broke records. At one location they said the only two authors who had ever sold more than me in a single signing was Hilary Clinton and Emmitt Smith. (Next time, Hilary is going down.)
At another location I had people fighting for the damaged copies at the end when I was just about sold out.

Here is what people didn't see:
I was exhausted at the end of the day. One night I couldn't eat dinner because I was so tired. I just collapsed in bed and as soon as my eyes were closed I was asleep. I earned every penny that day.

I sold about 100 books at one location. approximately 2000 people passed me which means I was rejected by 95% of potential readers. =( *Sad face*
A few of my rejections were harsh. When I told one woman that my book was a clean middle grade fantasy, she dropped the book on my table as if it were a snake and rushed away from me.

It reminded me of my years of querying and getting hundreds of rejections from publishers and agents. I told my husband, "If authors can't handle rejections from agents and publishers then rejections from readers are going to kill them."



I'm not pro or against self or traditional publishing. There are so many different ways to go about producing a book, but a few things are universal:

Authors have to learn to sell their book in one or two sentences.
They have to sell themselves as authors.
They have to think like business people.
95-99% of people are going to reject you - even if your book is awesome.
Don't get discouraged. Don't give up.
You will have to work harder than you've ever had to before.


For my author friends, I just want you to know there is room for you and plenty of room to swim freely. We never have to fight each other. We should all support each other and be inspired, because if one of us is successful that just means the ocean is bigger than we thought.








Thursday, November 20, 2014

GIVEAWAY! Werewolf Academy Book 4: Taken by Cheree Alsop

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Alex never dreamed that finding the one who completes him would turn his life upside down. Love wars with heartache and the hardest decision of his life comes with consequences he never imagined. On top of it all, Alex’s world is rocked when he finds someone he loves at the end of a gun. Can Alex be strong enough protect everyone, or will family shatter the world he has worked so hard to defend?

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Friday, October 17, 2014


Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card 
or 1 of 10 print copy of the Amazon Bestseller 
The Watchers: Knight of Light!


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Win a copy of The Watchers Book 1 - Kight of Light!



We're giving away 10 print copies on Goodreads!


Goodreads Book Giveaway

Knight of Light by Deirdra Eden

Knight of Light

by Deirdra Eden

Giveaway ends November 17, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lizzie Lilac and the Left Socks

I have another book out. Nope didn't write this one, but I added a little heart and soul with illustrations.

 Lizzie Lilac and the Left Socks, written by Cheri Chesley and K.C. Rose is in honor of all breast cancer survivors, warriors, and those they've left behind.

A few years ago, K.C. Rose and I got some devastating news: a sweet friend and mother had an extremely aggressive form of breast cancer. Since I had just launched my first novel into the world, I decided to donate all my royalties for a period of months to the family to help them fight this horrible invader. But it wasn’t enough—we knew we could do more. That’s where the concept of the Lizzie Lilac book was born. This book is not only dedicated to our friend (who is now cancer free!!) and her family, but also to all the families who struggle with this disease. K.C. and I make no profit from sharing this story—everything we raise will go to the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah to help them help others.
Thank you for being part of our fight.

Book blurb: Poor Lizzie Lilac. When one of her favorite socks goes missing, she is determined to find out where all the missing socks go. What she learns is definitely more than she expected.


Find your copy here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1475225016/sr=8-3/qid=1413341294/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1413341294&sr=8-3



Thursday, October 9, 2014

Whitney Awards





If I write to impress authors, I will win awards. If I write for my readers, I will be successful.

I don't know much about the Whitney Awards except that we can dress up, eat good food, and I can hunt down amazing authors to get my picture with them and their autograph.

Today I got this email:
"Dear Deirdra,
Congratulations! Your novel THE WATCHERS has received the required reader nominations to be considered an official nominee for the 2014 Whitney Awards, a literary award honoring excellence in fiction written by LDS authors."

I didn't advertise this to my readers because I didn't think it would even be considered. The writing/editing style called "Fast Flow" is so new.

Fast Flow is great for one days reads or for people who don't have a lot of time to read, but it might drive old school editors nuts, so I'm not sure what will happen. Maybe I will get the booby prize. HA!

It was still awesome that my readers thought enough to do this for me. Thank you everyone. This means as much to me as actually winning the award.

http://whitneyawards.com/

Monday, October 6, 2014

Werewolf Academy Book 3 Release and Giveaway!



Alex’s quest to stop the General’s army of extremists gets personal when someone he cares about is taken. Lives are put on the line and Alex is pushed far past his limits to bring her home. The General is ruthless in his attempt to get Drogan back, and he knows Alex is the key to finding his son. Through it all, Alex comes face to face with someone he thought he would never see again. The question is, can instinct and his heart agree on the path he should take?


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Barnes&Noble for ebook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/cheree-alsop?store=allproducts&keyword=cheree+alsop 
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Monday, September 1, 2014

The Watchers Book 1: Knight of Light

The Watchers Book 1: Knight of Light




In England, 1270 A.D., Auriella (pronounced yurr-ee-ella) flees her village after being accused of witchcraft. Pursued by nightmarish creatures, she struggles to accept the truth about her powers.

“The Watchers” are supernatural beings in human form whose duty it is to protect and guard mankind from the armies of darkness. Unfortunately, some of these Watchers go bad.

Deirdra Eden’s The Watcher’s Series is written in a traditional fairytale style with a young girl’s discovery of incredible, but dangerous powers within herself, a cast of humorous side-kicks, (including a dwarf, pixie and dragon) a quest for greater self-discovery and purpose, and villains of epic proportions.

Watch the amazing Knight of Light book trailer on youtube.


About the Author


"My goal in writing is to saturate my books with intrigue, mystery, romance, and plot twists that will keep my readers in suspense. I want to see fingerprints on the front and back covers where readers have gripped the novel with white knuckles! Aside from writing, I enjoy jousting in arenas, planning invasions, horseback riding through open meadows, swimming in the ocean, hiking up mountains, camping in cool shady woods, climbing trees barefoot, and going on adventures."
-Deirdra Eden

Find Deirdra Eden and The Watchers Series online at AmazonDeirdra's website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad, and Pinterest.


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Book Release and Giveaway for Cheree Alsop!

Please leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Werewolf Academy books 1 and 2.


Book 1:
Werewolves are struggling to survive. Jaze and those who remain of his pack build an Academy to protect the children who endured the genocide. Alex and Cassie arrive as orphans after losing everyone they love. The twins find themselves in a new world where they have to survive the politics and dangers of being a werewolf in a world that wants them destroyed. But outside forces have found them. Can Alex protect his sister and survive the attacks of a man who wants them dead and will stop at nothing to see it happen?








Book 2:

The threat towards Alex and Cassie has intensified. Alex may no longer be safe at the Academy. Drogan will stop at nothing to find him, and the deadly force the Extremist is prepared to use threatens anyone Alex is with. Can Alex find the reason for the attacks and stop Drogan before everyone the werewolf cares about is in danger? Alex has to find the source of the questions that have put both his heart and his life on the line, but the answers might be more than he is prepared to accept.






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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Why Too Many Facebook Likes Hurt Your Page

In one of my Facebook groups, I saw a thread about buying Facebook likes. Some hadn’t heard of it, and I was very happy to see that the general consensus was that it’s a bad idea.

Here’s my two cents.

Some people buy likes because of vanity, others because it gives them an appearance of legitimacy. For example, there are some companies who won't work with you unless your page has a reached a certain number of likes.

The fact is, besides being dishonest, buying likes instead of getting likes organically (naturally) actually REALLY hurts your page. 

You know all those people who complain about their page content not being seen since FB changed now newsfeeds work? They actually changed it so that what you see in your feed is based on what you will most likely enjoy the most. This is based off of your FB activity and the popularity of posts. If there’s a friend or page you’ve interacted with, FB is more likely to show you posts from that friend or page. If a page you’ve interacted with posts something, you’re more likely to see it, especially if it’s been liked, shared, or commented on. That likelihood goes up if your friends engaged with that post. Likewise, if there’s a FB page that you’ve liked but haven’t interacted much, but their post is very popular, FB is more likely to put it in your newsfeed.

Businesses are finally realizing that engagement rather than likes more accurately reflects a page's performance. When you inflate your number like that, with people who have absolutely no interest in your page, your ratio of page likes to engagement goes WAY down. So, if someone is looking into working with you and they see only 3 out of 2000 fans actually engaged with your posts (liked, shared, or commented), they won’t be impressed.

Another problem is that many of the likes that people might buy come from fake accounts. Facebook actually screens accounts to find these fakes ones and deletes them. If your page likes have been inflated by a bunch of dummy accounts, and those accounts get deleted, your number of likes will drop dramatically. And that really doesn’t look good...

Bottom line, page likes aren’t nearly as important as engagement. If you have just a few likes but a LOT of engagement, your posts will be popping up all over the place because your ratio is so high. On the other hand, if you have a lot of likes and very little engagement, no one will see you.

-Laura 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

The Cat Who Lost His Meow

The Cat Who Lost His Meow by Angela Muse

About the Book

Title: The Cat Who Lost His Meow | Author: Angela Muse | Illustrator: Helen H. Wu | Publication Date: June 1, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3+ Summary: Chester the lazy calico cat has suddenly lost his meow. He’s looking everywhere, but can’t seem to find his voice. When Chester puts himself in a frightening situation he not only finds his voice return, but he also finds his courage. This experience makes Chester appreciate things a little bit more than he had before. Amazon    

About the Author: Angela Muse

[caption id="attachment_14776" align="alignleft" width="200"]Angela Muse, Author Angela Muse[/caption] Angela Muse was born in California to a military family. This meant that she got used to being the "new kid" in school every couple of years. It was hard trying to make new friends, but Angela discovered she had a knack for writing. In high school Angela began writing poetry and song lyrics. Expressing herself through writing seemed very natural. After becoming a Mom in 2003, Angela continued her storytelling to her own children. In 2009 she wrote and published her first rhyming children's book aimed at toddlers. Since then she has released several more children's picture books and released her first young adult romance series, The Alpha Girls, in 2012.

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