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Sunday Wash Up, 29th November

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details my list.

Secrets of a Non-Fiction Blog Tour

Most writers are aware of virtual book tours for novels, some have taken a closer interest in them and some have run their own tour promoting their own novel.
But what if you are working on a non-fiction book?
Are Virtual book tours suitable for non-fiction works?
Jennifer Roland has asked these questions, found the answers and run a successful blog tour promoting her non-fiction book. Addressing a tight niche, in a technical market, her book’s marketing requirements are distinctly different from those of a fiction novel. If you are writing or considering a non-fiction work, then you will find her experiences most interesting.

Sunday Wash Up, 22nd November

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details my list.

Secrets From The Deadly Intent Blog Tour 2009

In July I came across a blog tour that stood out from all the rest. At the time I was so impressed by it that I tweeted it out as a mark to measure yourself against when judging just how serious you are when promoting a published novel. The blog tour was the Deadly Intent Blog Tour and Camy Tang was the power house behind it. Covering forty five days it had over sixty venues, offered different content and used some innovative additions to the standard blog tour repertoire. All of this marked her tour as one that you can study and learn from.
Recently I was able to interview Camy about her tour and about the interesting extras that she included.

Sunday Wash Up, 15th November

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details my list.

A Look at Virtual Book Tours

This November I am looking at Virtual Book Tours, more commonly known as Blog Tours.
We start with an absolutely brilliant post from Camy Tang, that covers all aspects of virtual book tours.

How to Plan a Blog Tour

I had originally intended to write my own post on virtual book tours but whilst doing the research Camy suggested that I looked at her post on organising a blog tour. Her post is so good that I dropped the idea of writing one and asked her instead if we could use hers on the blog, thankfully she agreed.

Earlier this year Camy ran her Deadly Intent Blog Tour which ran for nearly two months, had an astounding number of venues and is notable in the diversity of methods and content that Camy used to promote her book. So far this year, the Deadly Intent blog tour, has set ‘The Standard’ for others to follow.

Sunday Wash-Up, 8th November

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who due to work or other commitments, cannot catch the information being passed around on the net.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details my list.

How to Control the Twitter Stream

Recently I was asked about the methods I use to select the more informative tweets in my Twitter stream and so gain the links that are used in the Sunday Wash-Up. Well it is neither a great secret nor a difficult undertaking, so this post could be titled,

– How To Make Your Own Wash-Up –

or more appropriately,

– How To Mine Twitter For Unpredictable Information –

Sunday Wash-Up, 1st November

Welcome to my Sunday Wash-Up. This post is for all the writers who cannot catch the information being passed around on the net, due to work or other commitments.
It is quite simply a collection of interesting writing based web pages that fluttered past me recently. Most links have come from Twitter and if these little tweeting birds had elegant plumage, then whilst they perched on my desk, I quickly added their roosting details my list.