Toto, We’re Not in Maine Anymore!

We’re having a great time on our 44-day “business trip.” However, in Henderson Harbor, NY, someone pulled a knife on Frank. Read about it here:
http://www.wirelesstrips.com/archives/travel_essays/001742_06262004.php
Read more updates on our trip here: http://www.wirelesstrips.com
Hugs to all!
Angela
~Pssst! Angela’s Ghost is Calling!~
For years, Angela has been telling you about the spirits living in her old home in Maine. You can now read all about her family’s experiences and more! Read all about Real Stories of Spirit Communication: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over at: http://www.SpiritStories.com

Don’t Fool Yourself About Poor Book Sales By Angela Hoy

Don’t Fool Yourself About Poor Book Sales By Angela Hoy

Authors can come up with some pretty creative reasons to convince themselves of why they’re book isn’t selling. When you know as many authors as I do (more than 800) and you see the variety of successful and not-so-successful marketing techniques used today, there really are only two excuses for poor book sales…bad marketing or just a plain old bad book.

Buzzing Butterflies By M.J. Rose

We all care about selling our books. We want to sell more. And more. So I thought it might be helpful to share something with you all this summer. I’m doing a special promotion for my new novel, THE HALO EFFECT by M.J. Rose, which hits stores this week and I’m going to keep you […]

Overcome Self-Doubt and Start Writing By Following Your Inner Voice By Alicia Adams

I can tell you two sure things about my life. The first one: ever since I was eight, I wanted to be a writer. The rest of the story of how I became one is, well, a little less sure. My commitment to my writing career reads more like a Britney Spears marriage vow than a literary masterpiece. But that’s why I am here, writing this article. It’s because the second sure thing I’m going to tell you about my life is this: if I can be a successfully published writer, so can you.

Tales From the Road

Well, we did it. We left town for 44 days. Our trip is taking us to approximately 23 states and we’ll be driving more than 6,400 miles. To see what we’re doing TODAY and to take a peek at this week’s photos (including Frank’s big frog!), click here: http://www.WirelessTrips.com
Hugs to all!
Angela
~Pssst! Angela’s Ghost is Calling!~
For years, Angela has been telling you about the spirits living in her old home in Maine. You can now read all about her family’s experiences and more! Read all about Real Stories of Spirit Communication: When Loved Ones Return After Crossing Over at: http://www.SpiritStories.com

Back Next Week

Angela’s writing blog will return next week. To see an encore presentation of this column (that’s a fancy, French way to say “repeat”), click here.

Letters To The Editor For June 23rd

~Not All Bookstore Managers are Jerks…~
Hi Angela, et al,
I just wanted to say I agree with you whole heartedly that the bookstore manager was out of line. However, I would like to say that not all bookstores and their employees would react in such a manner.
I am a writer and also have worked in a very fine independent bookstore. We pour our entire souls into our shop. It is also imperative we have a very good working, friendly relationship with the authors we host for signings as well as all of our customers. We would never have treated an author or anyone with such disrespect. I hope that gentleman will be reprimanded by the bookstore owner for his very rude behavior.
At our shop, we have always taken pride in ordering more than enough books well within the time frame of the signing as well as doing as much marketing as possible via media, word of mouth, flyers, etc. So I hope your briefing on your experience did not sour your reader’s perspective of bookstores in general, especially independent stores, who have to work very hard to maintain their business. As a business owner yourself, I’m sure you could agree. Thanks very much for your time.
Sincerely,
Kristen S.
Bookseller Emeritus,
Bookends Bookstore, Bay St. Louis, MS.

Copyright Confusion? By Neil Wilkinson

What I am writing at this moment is protected by copyright. As soon as my individual expression is fixed in a tangible medium, I can do any of the following things with it: reproduce it in copies, make derivative works of it, distribute the work in copies, perform the work, display the work, or broadcast the work. This “bundle of rights” extends to the holder of the copyright securing nearly complete control over the work. Notice that I referred to the holder of the copyright and not the author of the work, who may be one in the same, but not necessarily. Another of the rights enjoyed by an author of any type of work is the right to transfer it to another.

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