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Review: APE, How to Publish a Book; Guy Kawasaki, Shawn Welch

Guy and Shawn have not tried to dumb down what is involved in a project as large as learning how to self-publish your own book. Nor have they attempted to make it sound easy, indeed they mention many times about daunting issues with editing, media formats, marketing, finance and the authors own commitment. Despite all these they have successfully trodden a difficult line and instead of scaring tentative self-publishers away from the idea, they have made a mammoth task and steep learning curve seem eminently do-able.

Journaling Brain Games for Creative Development

Ideal creativity games would have you perform mental exercises tasking both the logical and the creative minds simultaneously, but this is seldom possible. The simple reality is that most available brain exercises fall slightly either side of this perfect balance. This makes a collection of mind games necessary to both develop the all important connection and the ability to transfer ideas between your creative-mind and your logical-mind.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 6

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one at the end of tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham as his tour draws to a close.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 5

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham alongside Nathan Bransford and Barak Obama.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 4

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham clearing the half way mark in his tour.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 3

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham at the start of the third week of his tour.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 2

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
Today we join Graham during the first week of his tour.

Post TimeSplash Tour Interview; Pt 1

After answering a tweet in the autumn of 2009, I agreed to help Graham Storrs virtual book tour (blog tour), on the release of his new book TimeSplash. At that time I also asked for two interviews with Graham, one to cover his feelings and findings before the start of the tour and the second one after the tour to ask how, for him, the tour went.
We first join Graham at the end of day one, at the finish of his novel 24 hour world Twitter tour.

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.

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.