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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
Contrary to what many newbie authors think, all authors even ones on the New York Times Bestseller list get bad reviews. Just because you have a bestselling book doesn’t mean that there aren’t going to be others who think your book is well not that great. One of the keys to being a successful author who keeps their readers is in how you handle bad reviews.
Laura Tolomei | 13/12/2013
A story begins with its characters. In Bondage Slave For Hire, there’s Lilly, the slave. Then Terry, the Master of all Masters. And Julien and André, the mysterious and dangerous Creoles.
Laura Tolomei | 21/11/2013
Me and Terry, my character from Bondage Slave For Hire, will be celebrating Halloween HERE!
Laura Tolomei | 24/10/2013
When you’re a new author, figuring out how to market your book effectively so you get book sales is tough. Just trying to navigate the book marketing jungle is enough to make some authors give up before they’ve started. But you don’t have to be one of those authors. You can instead be one of the authors in the know. One of your best tools for effective book marketing is Twitter. Twitter scares many new authors because they don’t know how to use it effectively to sell their books. Here are five tips to get you the new author started:
Laura Tolomei | 2/10/2013
Romance Divine LLC had its 52nd audio book go on sale on 18 September 2013: Author Laura Tolomei's Re-Scue, narrated by Kellie Kamryn.
Laura Tolomei | 26/9/2013
All we know of Boudicca is what a few Romans wrote about her. Unfortunately, as is often the case with invasions, only the victor’s side of the story is told. Boudicca’s story at least the Roman’s version of it, was re-discovered in 1360 in the work of the Roman Tacitus titled "Annals." Once the story was rediscovered, the British took her to heart and she is considered a revered folk heroine by them.
Laura Tolomei | 8/9/2013
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you just wrote two or three guest blogs and then used only those posts for say a twenty stop blog tour, or even a ten stop one?
Laura Tolomei | 24/8/2013
Blackraven's Reviews keeps reading the Virtus Saga and finding it exceptional! Here's an excerpt from the two reviews: The Game, Virtus Saga #2 If you're looking for an action-packed, dangerous adventure with engaging characters who are complex, flawed, and at times lovable, a plot that thickens with suspense and angst with the turn of every page, and enough smoking hot sex scenes to keep your body in a state of arousal for days on end, then The Game by Laura Tolomei is definitely the book to read." Read full Blackraven's Reviews The Sex, Virtus Saga #1
Laura Tolomei | 24/7/2013
I have run into more than one author online who has been convinced that sending promotions to groups, e-mail lists that have been opted into, tweet posts, FB posts etc. that are similar or the same are spam. My first thought when I hear an author say, "But I can’t send that promotion out on the groups again it’ll be considered spam!" is that someone hasn’t taken their marketing classes or done their research.
Laura Tolomei | 1/7/2013
Thank you to Laura Tolomei for having me here today at Latta Gatta J Love is in all great stories, be they romances, westerns, fantasy, or even action-adventure. And there is no greater riveting aspect of a great story than the plot device of a love triangle. Would Gone with the Wind be such a classic without the romance between Ashley, Scarlett, and Rhett?
Tara Fox | 24/6/2013
Isis was and still is in some respects, one of the most revered goddesses in history. She was so respected that the Greeks and even the Romans worshipped her just as much as her faithful Egyptians. Isis has her roots in ancient Egyptian antiquity.
Laura Tolomei | 16/6/2013
Before I start on my journey down Lover’s Quarrel Lane, I want to thank Laura Tolomei for loaning me a little space and time on her unique blog. While I’m at it, thank you readers for stopping by and letting me wax on about the subject.
Laura Tolomei | 2/6/2013
One of the hardest things to do when you’re beginning to promote a new book is choose the excerpts. Many authors just choose to post the first chapter of their new book, and hope that by the end of it, readers want to buy.
Laura Tolomei | 15/5/2013
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