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Writing your author's bio can be one of the more stressful things about creating your author's website and helping to build your author brand. Many authors don't know where to start, how much to share about themselves or how to put together an author's bio
Laura Tolomei | 23/4/2015
How the Roman world treated a woman in the depended on her status. If she was part of the upper class, or say the daughter of an Emperor then she had a bit more leeway as to the kinds of activities she could engage in. Women were educated, especially if they were high born, and boys and girls went to type of primary school where they were taught Greek, as well as, Latin.
Laura Tolomei | 18/4/2015
Anyone that tells you marketing is stagnant or that once you find a good book marketing technique you should stick with it only doesn’t understand book marketing at all. As an author, I’ve seen book-marketing techniques come and go and I’ve found that book marketing has to remain fluid in order to keep your books selling.
Laura Tolomei | 20/3/2015
The truth is I believe in the concept of reincarnation or that the soul returns again and again in new lives and new bodies. However, for years there have been those who suggest that reincarnation is nothing more than the memories of our ancestors passed on to us through our genetics. While I agree it’s an interesting concept, is there any truth to the idea of genetic memory. Strangely enough there may be.
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Most people see LinkedIn as a professionals website and they would be correct. But for some reason, many authors don’t see being an author of books as being “professional.”
Laura Tolomei | 9/2/2015
If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering how you can possibly fit one more social media thing on your busy marketing calendar.
Laura Tolomei | 20/1/2015
Many authors believe that other authors should not review books, and I’ve even seen a few review places not accept reviewers that were authors. It’s weird in my opinion because reviewing your fellow author’s books if done correctly, meaning you’re honest, you say both what you like, as well as, what you didn’t like if there was anything.
Laura Tolomei, Lalla Gatta, LallaGatta, Virtus Saga, ReScue Series, Soulmate Series, Trespassing Series, Novellas, Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Horror, Gay, LGBT, Historical, Holiday, Paranormal, Romance, Shape-shifter, Shape-shifting, Trespassing All Hallows Eve, Roman Seduction, Divinitas, Sacrificial Sex, Hunted, Slave For Sex, The Moon Priestess, Spying The Alcove, To Seduce A Soul Mate, The Pirate's Surrender, Bloody Passion, Visionquest, The Demon Waiter, Becoming Zero: Slave For A Summer, Bondage Slave For Hire, Re-Scue, The Enslavement Of Janet, Tasting Leon's Mark, Re-Scue the Audio Book, The Sex, The Game, The Festival, The Leader, The Pledge, The Heat, The Princess, The Lord, Author Laura Tolomei, Time Travel, Multiple Partners, MM, MMF, Not In The Game, Free reads, Amazon author, Amazon, eXtasy Books, WCPT, Whiskey Creek Press Torrid, Romance Divine, Instafreebie, Self-published, Heartfelt Promos, Trailer, Backlist, Italian author, Italian-born author, Rome Italy, globetrotter, Erotic Romance With An Edge, borderline stories, borderline romance, male-male, shapeshifter, shapeshifting | 11/1/2015
The holidays can be very stressful for authors, especially when you have new books out during this time. On top of the whole figuring out what gifts to purchase, and who to buy gifts for, getting your holiday cards out on time, planning meals and visits, or vacation time, and the dreaded day job if you have one, promoting your books can put them over the top stress wise.
Laura Tolomei | 17/12/2014
Most of us have heard of a media kit. I mean what reader hasn't gone to her favorite big-name author's website and looked at the media kit?
Laura Tolomei | 22/11/2014
Most researchers agree that the modern day holiday of Halloween originates from the Celtic New Year’s Festival of Samhain. Unlike modern day holiday Halloween that is on October 31st, the Celtic New Year’s celebration Samhain began on November 1st. The ancient Celts believed that on November 1st the veil was thinnest between the world of the living and the world of the dead and that those who had passed during the previous year would start moving into the afterlife or underworld.
laura Tolomei | 27/10/2014
release of The Princess Book 7 and The Lord Book 8 With the release of The Lord, Book 8, and The Princess, Book 7, the Virtus Saga comes to a close. Yes, it’s really over!
laura Tolomei | 2/10/2014
With The Lord and The Princess, the Virtus Saga comes to a close, ending right where it started. If it all began with Duncan looking for Black Rose, his and Ylianor’s heart-home, it concludes with Chris feeling finally at home. From the first home to the last, the circle is complete, especially for the character least interested in finding a home. Unlike his two lovers, for Christopher Templeton home has never been a place but a person, so it is all the more fitting he should find it with Ylianor, Duncan and their children.
laura Tolomei | 14/9/2014
Are you a published author? Want to be one? If you’re not blogging on a regular basis, you’re missing out on a prime opportunity to bolster your following and get more readers not just of your book, but of your blog. Think readers don’t care about author blogs? Then you’d be wrong!
laura Tolomei | 10/9/2014
Most of us as authors have more than enough to keep track of in the social media sphere without adding those dreaded hashtags. I mean what are they Just to recap, hashtags are keywords with a # or hash in front of them. Everyone is using them, but not everyone is using them correctly.
laura Tolomei | 2/9/2014
If you've been reading this series of articles on hashtags, then you now know that a hashtag is just a keyword or set of key words with a # or hash in front of it. Even knowing this if you're just starting out with hashtags you may feel overwhelmed by the number of well used hashtags.
laura Tolomei | 17/8/2014
Hashtags are just keywords with a # or hash in front of them, and they are all the rage. Everyone is using hashtags. If you’re an author, hashtags are important because they help readers find you and your books. However, if you’re new to the world of hashtags it can be very confusing.
laura Tolomei | 27/7/2014
Everywhere you go on the web these days, you will see beautiful images and graphics. Particularly on social media. Graphics are great because they catch the attention of anyone looking at your FB, Twitter, Google+ and other social media pages. I particularly love this trend because it makes sharing my book that much easier. The old saying, "a picture speaks a thousand words" is very true and you as an author can use this to your advantage.
Laura Tolomei | 12/7/2014
Most of us as authors have more than enough to keep track of in the social media sphere without adding those dreaded hashtags. I mean what are they really?
Laura Tolomei | 15/6/2014
There is much mystery surrounding the origins of the Tarot, and the truth is no one can be certain of its actual origins. That being said, there are a number of theories as to the beginnings of the Tarot. One theory suggests that the Tarot came from Egypt and is in fact part of the lost Egyptian library. It was also believed that the cards came with the Gypsies from Egypt which was another reason they were thought to originate there because people believed the Gypsy’s ancestors were from Egypt.
Laura Tolomei | 12/4/2014
Where to Start Congrats! You’ve finished your collection of short stories, novel, novella, or any other manuscript musings! You’ve decided to self-publish since you’re just starting out and you know you don’t have the resources for a top-of-the-line graphic designer. So where do you go?
Morgan Gallagher | 27/3/2014
If you’re an author, you know that one of the hardest things to do is stay organized. There is so much to keep track of, and we use our computers for so much more besides our writing that it’s critical to keep things on your computer organized. Otherwise, you spend most of your time hunting for things rather than writing, editing and promoting. Here are some ideas for keeping your computer organized so you can find what you are looking for when you need it.
Laura Tolomei | 22/3/2014
I can hear it now, the booing and the hissing as soon as authors read the title of this article. Let me be perfectly clear, I’m a big advocate of authors marketing their own books. In fact, I do a lot of my own marketing. And I encourage other authors including new and aspiring authors to learn everything they can about effective book marketing and promoting, and to put what they learn into action. That being said, here are 5 reasons I’ve found that Authors should consider paying someone to help them market their books.
Laura Tolomei | 2/3/2014
Do you have a self-published book? Thinking about self-publishing because you’re tired of giving some of your profits away to publishers?
Laura Tolomei | 16/2/2014
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