Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Autograph Your Kindle E-book

In this amazing age of technology, you can now e-sign or autograph your e-book! This digital age is just exploding with new ideas in the publishing industry. One of them is to use the Kindlegraph for actually signing a page and emailing it to your reader to add to the e-book.

No, I have no idea how it works…kind of like a car for me….I don’t care how the car works. All I need to know is to press the pedal and it goes. With the Kindlegraph you do need to be a twitter user. For more information about this, check out the Kindlegraph Demo.

Another idea is from Johnny Tangerine. Watch the video to see how to implement his idea.

Please leave a comment to let me know how you feel about e-signings. Is this a good or bad invention for authors? Why?

Book Review: Blogging for Dummies

Book Review

Blogging for Dummies by Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley,

published by Wiley Publishing, Inc., copyright 2010

ISBN:  978-0-470-56556-8

 Blogging for Dummies is another in the series of books for dummies. The series derives their name because the books are designed to teach folks in a simple easy-to-read format about a subject. Blogging for Dummies (BFD) does that. The authors, Susannah Gardner and Shane Birley, use the dummies format to focus on tips and reminders.

I have three blogs that I post to on a regular basis. (or at least I try) Needless to say, I want to create the best content I can for my readers and make it worth their time to visit. Although I use WordPress and Blogger for my blogs, I learned a lot more about the operations and the basics of using these programs. It was an eye-opener to learn that I can actually write blogs and schedule them to appear miraculously on a date I choose. That means when I take my kids to Disney, I can write a post and schedule it to appear when I am not around to post it. Or I can write several posts, save them, and have them ready to go anytime.

Getting readers to visit is a challenge. Just think how many blogs there are in cyberspace now. The competition is fierce. The chapter on Marketing and Promoting Your Blog through RSS, Twitter, Social Networking, and reading your stats offers great advice for the blogger.

Editing photos, inserting them into the post, and adding videos are helpful additions to make a blog more interesting and appealing to the web wanderer. This and how to add graphics from other sources really add to the appearance and interest in a blog.

If you are interested in monetizing your blog, the book has suggestions, as well as ten websites the author finds “interesting and useful.”

The authors claim there are over 100 million different blogs now. I appreciate their suggestions for ones to read and how to make mine stand out from the rest.

Please visit my blogs and let me know how I’m doing!

The Garden for Eatin’ for vegetable gardening tips, book reviews, recipes–whether you are a gardener or not, beginning or experienced

J Q. Rose, Author-My pen name for my March 1 debut novella, Sunshine Boulevard, a mystery/light horror e-book from Muse It Up Publishing

Women Etcetera Blog Go to blogs at the top of the page and scroll to see my latest by Janet Glaser. This is a wonderful, supportive site for women over 50.