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Thinking outside the Box with a car magnet!

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Thinking Outside the Box!
Well maybe, inside the box.
For an author, marketing is something we are continually working on. I enjoy finding blogs that think outside the box on promoting. Some of the ways I have promoted are on blogs, featured in interviews, social media and so forth.
But today, I am trying something new, thinking outside the box by broadcasting my work inside the box, that is putting my work inside a (box) frame of a car magnet. Yes, a car magnet, the one that sticks onto the side or back of your vehicle.
God can give us witty inventions, so I’m trying one.
My husband works in a metropolitan, driving almost an hour a day to work on a major interstate. Yeah, we love the country life. So, I got this idea. He is on a super busy interstate twice a day at least an hour at a time depending on traffic, so why not advertise my book with a car magnet. It would be seen by almost a hundred people a day, if not more.
Even if, you don’t travel a major interstate, I believe it would still promote your work in everyday travel and would be a plus when you went on vacation. Just make sure that you have a few copies of your book with you. Who knows you might just sell them.
This is my short tidbit on thinking outside the box with book promotions.
Happy Traveling,
Brenda Scruggs
Author of, “Many Hats of a Lady”

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Guest Writer Spot

Thank you Esther for the Guest Writer Spot featuring, “Thinking outside the box,” book promotion. I’ve gotten quite a few thumbs up from passer-by’s on my car magnet!

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It’s Friday and time for my Guest Writer Spot. If you’d like your writing to appear on this page, please contact me here or by e-mail: esthernewtoneditor@outlook.com. I accept stories, poems, articles – in fact, anything and everything. All you have to do is make sure your prose is no longer than 2000 words and your poems no more than 40 lines.

This week’s Guest Writer is author, Brenda Scruggs. Here, she writes about her innovative marketing idea:

Thinking Outside the Box!
Well maybe, inside the box. For an author, marketing is something we are
continually working on. I enjoy finding blogs that think outside the box
on promoting. I’ve promoted on blogs, been featured in interviews, social
media and so forth.
But today, I am trying something new, thinking outside the box by
broadcasting my work inside the box, that is putting my work inside a

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves – Many Hats of a Lady: Ladies of Entrepreneurship by Brenda Scruggs

Yay! My books are on the bookshelf at Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore!

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Delighted to welcome Brenda Scruggs to the Cafe and Bookstore with her book Many Hats of a Lady: Ladies of Entrepreneurship released in October 2017.

About Many Hats of a Lady: Ladies of Entrepreneurship

After the war between the North and South, in a time that seemed impossible to mend division, can Lacey Mills and Daniel Bartlett be able to let their differences dwindle to let love flourish. When an opportunity presents itself for Lacey Mills to follow her dream, she didn’t think twice even though, it would take her to the South. A place she never thought she would go since it claimed the life of her father during the war. Yet, her hands had designed some of the prettiest hats that anyone had seen and her dream was in reach. But, would her dream turn into a nightmare after encountering Curtis Kirkland.

A man destined to sabotage her…

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves Update – Free book promotion

Awesome website! Getting my material ready to submit!

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If you are not already in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore you may like to take a look at what you as an author will gain by being there.  Please read the section on what I need to do this effectively both before and after the promotional post.

Apart from being one of over 200 other authors on the shelves you will be able to share your new releases, great reviews or offers in one of the twice weekly updates on Monday and Friday. This post is shared on my network of over 28,000 contacts. The key is the fact that many of those contacts will share on their own networks giving you access to thousands more potential readers.

I am very happy to feature any author on the shelves every four weeks or so and it means that you will be promoted at least 12 times in the year. To…

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Prayer Teams for Authors!

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Prayer Teams for Authors!

Have you considered a prayer team for your book?

A prayer team is like a street team. You gather as many people as you like to pray for you and your work. The prayer team can be used in aspect of any business.

It’s not being arrogant asking people to pray for your work, it’s wise. Proverbs 15:22 says, Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors (prayer warriors), they are established.

Being a prayer warrior myself, I can tell you first hand that prayer works.

Don’t be shy- prayer warriors are just that, they enjoy praying for people and their reward is seeing you succeed. A true prayer warrior will not be envious. They want to see how God will move in your life.

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REMINDER: Dear Book Bloggers (and others promoting authors) – Guest Post by, Yecheilyah Ysrayl…

Great Advice.

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Hey Gang,

Sooo, I am technically not around right now. I am on a vacation of sorts. I will however dip in to respond to your commentary whenever I can. Thank you for your patience.

Before I left, I wrote this post to share something that’s been on my heart. Instead of keeping it to myself, I thought we could all benefit. After all, authors gotta stick together, right?

Now, if you promote authors then this post is for you. (Authors, don’t go anywhere. I got something for you at the end of this.)

By promote authors I mean that you are essentially doing some form of:

  • Book Promotions
  • Book Reviews
  • New Releases
  • Interviews
  • Shout-Outs

OK so I threw shout-outs in there but you get the point.

This is a reminder because we’ve seen it before. You know her asDG Kayebut I like to call her Debby because…

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Looking for Reviewers!

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I have a few ARC’s if anyone is interested.

Book Blurb:

After the war between the North and South, in a time that seemed impossible to mend division, can Lacey Mills and Daniel Bartlett be able to let their differences dwindle to let love flourish.
When an opportunity presents itself for Lacey Mills to follow her dream, she didn’t think twice even though, it would take her to the South. A place she never thought she would go since it claimed the life of her father during the war. Yet, her hands had designed some of the prettiest hats that anyone had seen and her dream was in reach. But, would her dream turn into a nightmare after encountering Curtis Kirkland. A man destined to sabotage her dream and make her his willingly or not. Instead of, opening her own Millinery and Chocolate Shop would she end up being forced to work for her previous employer.
Daniel Bartlett still didn’t favor Northerners and especially a fiery red head wearing colorful hat wear. He knew she would be trouble and wouldn’t entangle himself in her affairs, no matter how attractive she appeared. But, when a certain scoundrel targets the redhead, would he let her suffer at his hands or would he conquer the war that was raging on the inside of him and let the feelings for her turn for the better.
Historical/Romance/Suspense

 

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Why You Should Still Be Going To Bookstores

Charlotte Harter makes a great point. When was the last time you visited a bookstore!

Ah, yes. Bookstores. Remember those? They were great. But does anyone actually go to them anymore? In an age where everything is digital, it’s hard to keep the bookstores alive. But guess what? We have to. And here’s why.

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Corsets, are they a thing of the past!

 

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Corsets, are they a thing of the Past!

I think not. In my new series called, “Ladies of Entrepreneurship.” The Ladies of this saga are Proverbs Thirty-One women. They are women who are business orientated, strong-willed and determined to live the dream that God has placed inside of them.  

One of the scenes in, “Many Hats of a Lady,” tells of a young lady who tries on a corset for the first time. So, I did a little research on corsets. There are basically three terms used for the garment, – corset, bustier, and bodice.

The historical corset was made from heavy fabric, lined with baleen whale (most used) bones that were inserted into channels then sewn in the seams. It shaped the body into whichever shape the person wanted. During this era women suffered and rightly so since their bodies were being formed in unnatural ways. Some women suffered from collapsed lungs, crushed ribs, dislocated spines, and misaligned internal organs, even death.

The bustier is often worn as an evening top with evening skirts. It is the modern alteration of the corset usually made from lace, satins, stretch fabrics, leather embellished with beads, sequins etc; whatever the wearer fancies. Unboned or boned with plastic or spiral steal springs. It is less deforming that its predecessor.

 Bodice is a general term for the part of the dress that covers the upper torso to the high hip. In earlier eras denoted a lightweight lined but unboned top worn over the corset but under jackets or whatever the ladies wore back then. Today, it is a word used as the top part of the dress.

And currently, I find the new craze is waistshaper’s, the modern-day corset. Most sellers claim a person can lose 1 to 2 inches off their waist in weeks. Ladies claim they look slimmer, confident and shapely when wearing the waistshaper. But, the downside is that waistshaper’s can cause breathing problems, acid reflux and sometimes blood clots if wearing the wrong size.

So, even though, the corset has drastically changed, it is still worn today with modern and flexible twists.

 

 

 

 

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How To Organize A Blog Tour – Research by A. J. Alexander

Excellent information if you’re thinking of doing a blog tour! Give Aurora a shout out if you think it was helpful.

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During the past years of activity on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest,’ and the inquiries to publish posts and interviews for different Blog Tours I promised myself once I find the time I would do research on ‘Blog Tours.’ What is this? And why is it so important to writers? Who does organize them and if I have to do that myself, how to do it best?

What is a Blog Tour?

Alessandra Wike writes on “PR by the book”:
The age of the internet gives authors the opportunity to connect with thousands of people. Taking advantage of these seemingly endless possibilities, blog tours provide great publicity for a new book without the hassle (or expense!) of travel. Instead of an author traveling from bookstore to bookstore and city to city, an author’s book can travel virtually from blog to blog and garner hundreds, if not thousands, of views in a…

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