Survey about Reading Habits (How do YOU Read?)

This is a survey for both readers and writers to participate in. I found it very interesting, as a writer, what the majority of readers like.


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How do you prefer to read books?

How often do you read?

Authors, would you like to know your readers’ habits?

Readers, would you please participate in a quick survey?

I’ll leave the survey up indefinitely, so anyone who finds it can take it. Just look at the top of my blog anytime you wish to find it (look for the Surveys button).

You’ll see the results after you answer each question. Select the best answer.

Please take the survey.

And tell your friends.

And spread the word.

Authors everywhere will LOVE you for it. 🙂

After you vote, you can even share a specific question with Facebook and Twitter. Or you can share the post itself (with all questions included).

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Three NEVERS of Social Media for Writers

Great blog from Kristen Lamb!

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These three professional blunders can hang on like the smell of dead fish and stink up our author career, so avoid them at all cost. I understand that many of you who follow this blog are new, so if you’ve made one of these mistakes, you’re learning. We all oops (especially in the beginning), so don’t sweat it. Yet, I see these three behaviors far more often than I’d like.

You’ve been warned ;).

NEVER Be Nasty in a Blog Comment

I am fully aware that my blog can’t make everyone happy. I work my tail off to entertain and enlighten but I know I can’t be all things to all people. If I’m not your cup of tea? Just click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the e-mail WordPress sends you or e-mail me and I will happily assist you leaving (and cry later *sniffles*).

There is no need for…

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The year for AWARDS!

This year started out with a bang for me. bang

First of all, I received notification from the RAVE Reviews Book Club, that the amazing book trailer video for The Convict and the Rose had won first place in their contest. If you haven’t seen this video and are the least bit curious, click here.

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THEN, shortly after that thrilling news, I received notification from the Texas Association of Authors that The Convict and the Rose had won first place in the Biography/Fiction category for 2015.

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I am at a loss for words to express how thrilled I am to receive these two honors. I believe in my stories with all of my heart and things like these awards simply confirm that I am on the right track with them.

I’d love for you to visit my website or Amazon and take a look at what I am doing.

TheConvictAndTheRose This story vividly depicts the journey of two souls split apart by fate and circumstance. One behind the forty-foot walls and bars of Leavenworth Prison and the other, locked in a prison of her own trying to live with only half a heart. They each grow by leaps and bounds from tragedies they endure the triumphs they celebrate. An undying love is their constant North Star on this journey.

Here’s a quote from just one reviewer:

Amazing read!!! Couldn’t put it down… Stayed up all night to finish…. Worth every missing wink!!!

I am an author maneuvering the sea of self-publishing. I’ve learned a lot along the way and trust me when I say, I am honored each time someone picks up any of my books and leaves a review. I also release a music CD along with each story and more details about them can also be found on my website.

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Thank you from the bottom of my heart, for showing your support!!!



Why you should join Rave Reviews Book Club TODAY

If you haven’t checkout into Rave Reviews Book Club as either an author or a reader, please read this blog!

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This is an awesome group, I am a new member. I just joined not even two weeks ago. But, I can honestly say…I already see the support so much. Did I tell you Sky Watcher Book 1 was on the top free list for a little while on Amazon?? I am excited about it.

Join Rave Reviews Book Club TODAY!!!

Ok back to the matter at hand:

January 28th is Recruitment Day over at Rave Reviews Book Club. One great thing about this club is the reviews. Membership is a mere 25 bucks a year….Yes, a YEAR!! They offer mentoring, a spot in their online catalog, and so so much more.

The only requirement….You have to review 1 book a quarter. Which is easy to do. You review someone’s book, and usually they or someone else reviews yours. It is a great system…and it seems to be working.

Become a…

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Social Media is a Waste of Time for Writers—Hmmm, Think Again

Great blog on the advantages of social media by Kristen Lamb.

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We’ve been talking a lot about social media lately and I am always grateful for your comments and thoughts. This kind of feedback not only helps me improve my blog, but my also books, because I get a glimpse of your worries, weaknesses, fears, loves, and strengths.

As a teacher/mentor/expert, it’s my job to address those fears and put you at ease or reinforce when you’re headed the right direction and give you tools and tips to take what you’re doing to another level.

There’ve been some comments that have piqued my attention lately. Namely this notion to give up on social media completely to write more books (out of vexation for the medium and the task).


Social Media is a TOTAL Waste of Time

Write more books instead of tweeting or blogging. Social media is a giant time-suck better spent writing great books.

I don’t know how to…

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