Monthly Archives: January 2014

Booktastik — the new kid on the Book Recommendation Block

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There’s a new kid on the book recommendations block. We’ve all heard of Bookbub, Ereader News Today, and even Bookblast. They’re all sites that advertise book sales for authors. Booktastik does this and more. Subscribers sign up for free and can choose to receive not just ebook deals but info on new releases and author competitions and giveaways. As an author, how many times have you decided to run a promotion, but you only have Facebook to spread the word? Well now you have Booktastik to help.

Booktastik also has vetted reviews on the site, so if you read a review, you know the reviewer has read the whole book and is giving a considered opinion.

At the moment, all new sign-ups for the daily email will go in the draw to win a Kindle Fire. Oh, and I forgot to mention the weekly author interviews. There’s so much great content for readers and so many opportunities for authors. So click on the big unicorn and get over there and check it out!

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Fantastical Reads Event

A writer I know is having an exciting Facebook event. If you’re looking for some new fantasy or paranormal books to read, check it out – you just might win!

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A New How-To Book for Authors by Deena Rae

Thanks to Dionne for letting me hijack her site for a very special announcement.

Are you one of the thousands of aspiring authors hoping to publish your book this year? Have I got the perfect book for you and it’s coming out January 13th — and it will be free that day too!

I have spent incalculable hours researching, writing, and helping indie authors with the ins-and-outs of the e-publishing industry and even more time formatting, promoting, and consulting about ebooks.

I took all the information I have accumulated and made it into an easy to read information guide for authors and publishers. From author platform building, images, font embedding, enhanced ebooks, social media marketing, even how to use emdashes topics from the entire spectrum of e-publishing are touched on in this guide for newbie authors.

This isn’t a step-by-step guide, this book doesn’t tell you secrets to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author. This book does give you advice about paragraph styles, getting started with Twitter, pricing your novel and building your publishing team. Whether you are just dipping your toes into the publishing pool, have been wading through the shallows or already dived into the deep end, this book contains invaluable information in multiple areas of the indie publishing world.

If you are serious about publishing your own work, or just kicking the idea around, be on the look out for the book, Navigating The World Of E-Book Publishing, available January 13, exclusively on Amazon.

If you would like to add the book to your Goodread’s shelf – just click the button!

Who I Am

E-BookBuilders is my online alias. I was born and raised in Texas — home of bluebonnets, boots, beef and big hair — into a family that was in the printing and publishing industries. My father was a computer programmer for major newspapers when the equipment took up whole rooms and my mother has been a publisher for almost 30 years — trying, unsuccessfully, to bring me into the family business. I have been told I am a second-generation genetically perfected super-nerd.

I was happily living my life, having three genetically perfected super-nerds myself, but then through a series of events (unfortunate and fortunate), I officially joined The Book Connection — my mother’s publishing and packaging company — as the Digital Director, to create the e-publishing division in 2011. My computer skills, willingness to help authors, love of literature, no-nonsense attitude and quick wit has helped shepherd many authors through the maze of digital publishing.

Through my work with E-BookBuilders, I have been able to meet authors and writers from all over the world and in every genre imaginable. My wit, obscure sense of humor, awareness of the absurd, and a love of literature all which led to the creation of Bluebonnets, Bagpipes and Books, the NSFW publishing discussion podcast I produce and host with Janet Wrenn and Peter Burnett. My no-nonsense attitude makes for some hilarious discussions and plenty of “Oh my God, did she really just say that?” moments. Sometimes it is as if there is no filter between my brain and mouth. But if I like you I try to be nice – sometimes. I also have a safe-for-everyone author interview show, B3‘s Bookworm. You can find me most hours of everyday attached to my computer either researching, tweeting on the 6 accounts I maintain, posting on my different Facebook timelines and pages, coding e-books for my fabulous friends/clients or with my nose buried in my Kindle reading.

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