Sunday, November 17, 2013

This Week on Books Direct - 17 November 2013

This Week on Books Direct -
17 November 2013

Here's a list of the articles you may have missed this week:

"Christian Parenting" - Brought to you by Bundle of the Week.
This week's bundle includes encouragement for the weary mom, practical parenting tips and devotions to help you focus your heart even from the trenches of parenthood. And all for only $7.40 (a discount of more than 70%).

"Scobleizer: How to Use Facebook to Launch a Product & Throw a Party" - Article by Pat Parkinson for Post Planner.
Want to use Facebook to launch a product & throw a HUGE launch party? Here's how Robert Scoble & Shel Israel did it for their new book.

"How to Write a Novel" - Article by Stephanie Morrill for Go Teen Writers.
It's hard to write a solid "Step by Step" guide for writing a novel, but this is Stephanie's process, more or less.

"Things Famous Authors Liked" - Article by Rachel Cordasco for Book Riot.
Rachel has compiled a list of things that famous writers liked. Your turn now. You're a famous writer, what do YOU like?

"Tricks for Creating A Strong Character Voice in Dialogue" - Article by Lorrie Porter for This Craft Called Writing.
Making dialogue sound genuine is an art in itself. Creating a distinctive voice for every character in a story is no easy task. Lorries has some tips which may help you write dialogue for each of your characters which steps off the page in a unique and individual way.

"If Books Ruled the World" - Article by Rachel Cordasco for Book Riot.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if books ruled the world?

"8 Easy Writing Tips to Improve Your Blogging and Make Sales" - Article by Angela Booth for Social Media Today.
Are you making sales from your blog? You’ll have many reasons for blogging, but those reasons break down to the nitty-gritty: sales. The following writing tips will help you to improve your blogging and SELL.

"Writing For YOU" - Article by The Magic Violinist for Positive Writer.
Have you gotten bored with the book you're writing. The key to becoming excited about your book again is to chill. Don't panic.

A New York court has dismissed a lawsuit against Google by authors who accused the internet giant of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. What do you think?

Rebecca Joines Schinsky for Book Riot.
A whole bunch of Riot readers submitted photos of their Book Fetish-style goodies, and Rebecca has picked some of the best ones to share with you today. Do you have one of your own to share?

"Why Are You Following Only Authors? Follow Readers!" - Article by Rachel Thompson for
How do I connect with readers on social media? I know they're out there, but how do I find them? A great question, a not so easy answer.

"Book Blogging Tips" - Article by Jenny for Jennyinneverland.
Jenny shares her top tips for book blogging.

"10 Speaking Tips for Authors" - Article by Brian Feinblum for BookMarketingBuzzBlog
Brian gives authors 10 tips for public speaking.

"For Sale: The Luxury Home Libraries of Your Dreams" - Article by Becky Cole for Book Riot.
Sotheby's International Realty just posted a roundup of the most lustworthy luxury home libraries in their currently for-sale properties. Got some spare cash?

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