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Monday, August 31, 2009

Get Out There. Everything You Ever Wanted and More In a PR Kit plus a bonus!

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Hello Future Best Seller,

Remember last year I surveyed you asked you what you wanted and needed most to boost your PR campaign for your book & generate sales.  You told me and I went to work like a beaver to condense my 20 years of PR experience in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and key strategies to help you "get out there" with your book.

Very rarely do PR people share ALL their secrets, but I am truly committed to your success. I poured my heart into this series. I appreciate your patience as I put together the latest information and teachings on:

  • How to Build a Platform
  • How to Create On-Line Buzz & beyond
  • How to Put Together a Killer Press Kit
  • How to Get the Attention of the Media - continually
  • How to Budget Your Time and Money for Publicity
  • How to Use Social Media to Brand Yourself
  • Plus tons of resources to get you up and running now!

With this series you get four hour-long instantly downloadable MP3s, PR Boot Camp Handbook, Worksheets, Goal Sheets and a bonus MP3 on "What Every Christian Author Should Know."

Here's what Others Have Said about the Pam Perry PR Approach:
Ministry Marketing Solutions does an outstanding job of marketing and promoting books for Christian authors. Pam Perry is a Christian PR guru and has the knowledge and expertise to get proven results. She knows how to get the "right" buzz for your book and to divinely connect you with the "right" media outlets. If you want to take your book publicity to the next level, you definitely need Pam on your team. DeMonica D. Gladney, Esq. Author of Willing to Wait: From Revelation to Manifestation

I've worked with Pam for years as a writer, but being in her PR Boot Camp was the first time I received her services. She is exciting to work with because each meeting you have with her you know that you will get something that you can use to market your brand. She's media and people savvy, sincere, selfless and will go out of her way to make sure you get the tools--in abundance--that you need to succeed. Pam truly wants others to succeed, and she knows what she's talking about. Rhonda J. Smith, blogger/freelance writer

Pam Perry has an endless wealth of information from which any new or existing author would benefit. Her love for her craft shows in the care she gives to those who are seeking public relations consulting. 'Pam Perry' is the name I always think of first when recommending public relations for authors. Glenda Giles, Business and Technology Consulting

Pam Perry not only knows marketing, but she is also knowledgeable about the African American Christian market. For that reason Ministry Marketing Solutions is very unique. Rebecca Osaigbovo, best-selling author of 'Chosen Vessels' and 'It's Not About You', www.cvmi.org

kimMinistry Marketing Solutions has been the best thing that could ever happen to my writing and publishing career. I recommend Ministry Marketing Solutions to anyone desiring to work with a publicity team who thinks outside the box, goes above and beyond the call of duty, keeps their clients' ultimate goals in mind, and produces results. They're great! Kimberley Brooks, Black Expressions best-selling author of 'He's Fine...But is He Saved?' and "He's Saved, But is He For Real." www.KimontheWeb.com

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Friday, August 28, 2009

CFB's 30 Days to Build a Better Book Blog Event begins September 1, 2009.

Build a Better Book Blog Event

Christian Fiction Blog ( http://www.christianfiction.blogspot.com ) is
five years old now and will begin kindergarten next month. In
celebration of her first school year we are inviting you to come to
class with us.

CFB's 30 Days to Build a Better Book Blog Event begins September 1, 2009.

I will teach you:

* How to set up your blog
* Where to find free blog templates that makes your blog look more
* Why RSS Feeds and burning your blog is important
* What is SEO and tips to get your Blog SEO optimized
* Different types of blogs and the blog readers who read them
* Blog Content Basics
* Scheduling
* Microblogging using Twitter and Utterli
* The Power of Video
* A listing of publishing houses seeking book bloggers
* Other sources for free books to review
* How to write an online book review
* How to become an Amazon Affiliate
* How to become an affiliate for the major bookstore chains
* How to become a Christian Fiction Blog Affiliate(yeah, that's new)
* Blog Tour Creation and Membership
* Podcasting and BlogTalk Radio
* Why Pretty Blogs Get More Readers
* Bookmarking your Blog with Digg, Mahalo and three other good ones
* Cracking Technorati
* Membership Blog Hosting
* How to translate Facebook Followers into Blog Readers
* Forums and Community Building
* Troubleshooting your Blog
* How to write a post in 10 minutes or less
* Why authors should make their blogs their online hub
* Chatting on your Blog
* 10 Big Mistakes Book Bloggers Make
* How to Monetize your Blog
* Bookish Social Media Sites and How to Leverage your Blog through them
* and more and more and more...

The Details and Goal
Each day I will give you an assignment and you come back to the blog
and post your homework for other members in the community to see and
comment. 30 Days will also have a forum at Christian Fiction Network
and our Facebook Fan Page Profile for you to participate and get to
meet other members of this 30 Day Event. I will kick off this event by
hosting an Atlanta tweetup here to meet some of you guys before we
begin and then meet more of you who are women bloggers this October at
Blogalicious Weekend(please register before next month.)

For authors, agents, publicists and publishing houses that blog you
need to get to the Blogalicious Conference to meet professional
bloggers who are women of color. If your target audience is women of
color, then these are the women you need to begin building a
relationship with. If you are a new blogger and you want to learn how
to monetize or leverage your blog or meet me, then come one meet me

Now, here is how you participate....

To ensure that you are committed and to help hold you accountable for
participating I need you to complete four tasks:

1. Email me at deegospelpr at gmail dot com with:
* your name
* email address
* twitter handle
* facebook profile url
* blog url
* blogtalkradio account url if you have one
* utterli account url if you have one
* book genre(s) you blog about
* books you would like to read

2. Blog about this event on your blog or send a Tweet about this event
on Twitter

3. Place the link to this event in your Facebook Profile with the
words I'm building in 30 Days.

4. Finally join our Facebook Fan Page.

I will set you up and tell you the next step to begin.
When you give me this information I will not share it with anyone or spam
you with a lot of junk or subscribe you to Christian Fiction Blog. It's purpose
is solely to communicate with you and give your your daily homework
and lession. I will also partner you up with a book blogger in this
community. If you refer a friend to this free event, I will send you a
free treat.

If you have any questions, contact me at deegospelpr at gmail dot com
or tweet me @deegospel.


Dee Stewart

FWD: Promote Your Book with a Facebook Group by Dana Lynn Smith

Today, I am thrilled to have a returning book marketing expert as our guest author for today. Dana Lynn Smith is the creator of the Book Marketing Maven blog, a site where authors can go to pick up a lot of good information to help them market their book. She is also the author of the Savvy Book Marketer Guide series. Today, Dana is talking to us about using Facebook groups to help promote our book(s).

Before we get to her advice, I wanted to ask you to check out my free video tips for authors. In this week's video, we look at creating a favicon for your Blogger blog. I am also re-running my video on creating and uploading a favicon to your website. Just sign up for my free subscription and you will receive this week's tip, as well as weekly video tips that walk you through some of the more technical aspects of marketing your book on the Internet. In fact, when you sign up, I will give you immediate access to over 45 minutes of free video tips. Reading how to do something is one thing; looking over the shoulders of an expert as he or she does it can make all the difference in the world. Feel free to visit my sign-up page to view a free sample video now before making your decision.

Now, on to Dana's post...

Promote Your Book with a Facebook Group
by Dana Lynn Smith

Facebook groups are a great place to meet people who share your interests. You can join existing groups, but starting your own group is even better.

To find groups to join enter keywords in the Facebook search box. When the search results come up, click on the Groups tab to view groups focused on your topic.

Click the Join Group button to join a group. Write an introductry greeting on the group's wall, and post your book cover in the photo section. Your book cover will show up on the group page and also in the newsfeed of your friends. It's not wise to post wall messages and images on more than one group page per day.

Most groups have a discussion board. Scan the list of questions to see if there are any you can answer. As with other online forums, observe proper etiquette and don't be too promotional in your answer.

Groups are also a wonderful place to find friends. After all, if someone joins a group related to your topic of interest, they presumably share your interests.


Wired PR Works by Barbara Rozgonyi: Marketing Basics-5 Steps Before ABC and 123


Marketing Basics-5 Steps Before ABC and 123

Posted: 27 Aug 2009 09:34 AM PDT

Summer wildflowers bloom in a hillside skirt of an historic high school. Image credit: thesociallens.com

Summer wildflowers bloom in a hillside skirt of an historic high school.

ABC 123 It's time to head back to school. Do you know your marketing ABCs and 123s? [It is okay if you play the video while you read the post. :) ]

What Comes before A-B-C and 1-2-3? The Basics of Marketing Maneuvers
First published in May 2007, this article talks about basic marketing maneuvers. Updated and reformatted, this post is open to your insights. Thanks for reading and for taking the time to comment.

When you explain the way things work in simple, basic and easy to understand language, you keep prospects engaged and on track to buy. Starting with the basics is an approach that works for all marketers, especially entrepreneurs, coaches and speakers.

Step One: Take Baby Steps in Their Shoes, Not Yours
Break down your product or service into a sequence of small steps keeps people interested and coming back, especially when you talk about it from their perspective and not yours. Ask your best customers about how they use your product or service and then use their language to talk to new audiences.



No-cost Global TeleClass series - Training Without Traveling - Full Lineup

Global TeleClass consistently brings world-class speakers to your
telephone, at no cost. As someone who has learned a lot on some
of their calls, I'm thrilled that on September 23, I'm doing a
class with them: "The Magic Triangle: Turn Ethics Into Powerful
Success." (you might remember the announcement in the "Hear and
Meet" sections of my newsletters).

And since mine is only one of more than 30 great programs in
September, I wanted to give you a chance to hear about the rest
of them. You can participate in as many classes as you wish, from
the comfort of your home and convenience of your telephone or

Get trained, motivated and inspired by some of the most
respected speakers in the Health, Personal Development and Sales
& Marketing fields.

Go to: http://www.globalteleclass.com

For the month of September, scheduled speakers include:
Health Department: Cyndi O'Meara, Dr. Leonard Coldwell, Dr.
Alexandra Gayek, Dr. Keith Scott-Mumby, Sheevaun Moran, John
Gallagher & Rosalee de la Foret, and Carolyn Gross

Sales & Marketing Department: Ed Dacey, Omar Tyree, Meira
Findel, Chris Wise, Max Steingart, Joe Nunziata, Kevin Thompson,
Brooke Hewlett, Timothy Black, Terri Levine, David Saxby, Kelly
Robbins, Shel Horowitz, Ted Ciuba, Bob Hooey, Jeff Magee,  and
Andrea Conway

Personal Development Department: Jennifer Hoffman, Kimberly
Kassner, Colin Tipping, Bob Davies, Larry Agresto, Mary Anne
Radmacher, Bill Stierle, Amber Rosenberg, Woody Woodward, Majick
RavenHawk, and Jennifer McLean

Remember, these classes are being offered at no cost to you and
you can listen from the comfort of your home and convenience of your
telephone or computer.

Register today!


To your success,
Shel Horowitz

Shel Horowitz, 16 Barstow Lane, Hadley, MA 01035, United States

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sony Launches Touch-Screen E-book Reader

Sony Launches Touch-Screen E-book Reader
Sony has unveiled two new electronic book readers that allow users to
carry hundreds of novels with them on the go


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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Registration Now Open for Digital Content Day @ Your Desk

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Publishing Business Insider


Registration Now Open for Digital Content Day @ Your Desk

Registration is now open for Book Business magazine's first-ever virtual trade show—Digital Content Day @ Your Desk—which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 29. The virtual show is FREE to all registrants. Digital Content Day @ Your Desk will offer a full day of interactive conference programming—all for free and accessible from any computer. Attendees of the Publishing Business Virtual Conference & Expo will have access to interactive conference sessions in the form of live and on-demand webinars, live audio and...
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2010 Publishing Business Conference & Expo Call for Speakers

The Publishing Business Conference & Expo, the nation's largest conference and expo for book and magazine publishers, will take place March 8-10, 2010, at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square. The Publishing Business Conference & Expo is produced each year by Book Business and Publishing Executive magazines. In order to put together another visionary, industry-leading conference program, we are looking for qualified speakers to share their expertise in a wide range of publishing areas including: • Sales and Business Development...
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4 Powerful Reasons to Start Guest Posting - Site Sketch 101


Site Sketch 101

4 Powerful Reasons to Start Guest Posting - Site Sketch 101

4 Powerful Reasons to Start Guest Posting


If you're like most bloggers then you want to get as much exposure for yourself, your blog and your work as possible.  It would be kind of weird to put time into creating a blog and writing great content if you didn't want people to see it. If you're tired of ... READ MORE: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SiteSketch101/~3/z0GAOjN4DXw/


Internet: How to Create a Facebook Page for Your Business

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How to Create a Facebook Page for Your Business

Creating a page for your business on Facebook is a way to reach potential customers all over the country. If you haven't already created an account on Facebook, you might want to (although you don't have to). The account you create here is a lesser version of a full Facebook user account, but it's still your account. More

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The Effect of Social Media on Newspaper Readership

The Effect of Social Media on Newspaper Readership

For most newspapers, Facebook and Twitter have become the primary social-media outlets. The New York Times, for example, is perhaps the most active social-networking newspaper. Its main Twitter account, which notes nearly every story posted on its main site, surpassed one million followers in June; its Facebook page boasts about 460,000 fans. In late May the Grey Lady appointed its first social media editor, veteran newswoman Jennifer Preston. While some staffers worried she was going to be something of a Twitter and Facebook cop, Preston says her job is to coordinate all uses of social media.

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The WordPress Wizard - Power Twitter Workshop

Power Twitter Workshop

Posted: 24 Aug 2009 09:09 AM PDT

Twitter cannot be ignored as a marketing tool and if you do ignore it you are leaving money on the table.  Since you recognize this - let's learn how to leverage the power of Twitter in the Power Twitter Workshop!

Join me Wednesday evening, August 26 at 8:30PM Eastern, 5:30 Pacific for a free Power Twitter Workshop.

During this 1 and 1/2 hour workshop you will learn and discover:

  • What is Twitter?
  • Why should I get involved?
  • How do I use it?
  • What will it do for me?
  • Can I really leverage 140 characters or less to help my business?
  • How does it fit with my WordPress blog?
  • And much, much more!

Register for the free Power Twitter Workshop now:  


Presented by Cathy Perkins, The WordPress Wizard

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Online Marketing Tips for Authors

Online Marketing Tips for Authors -

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Event: Social Media Saturday ?? (Details Inside >>) Aug 22nd

Find out full story at


I'm hosting Live workshop on Social Media Marketing
on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 at University of Phoenix
building on Livonia, Michigan (6 Mile and I-275)

check out this cool workshop...


I've only 2 spots left and I know it will be all sold out.
So grab yours spot.

Janak Mehta

PS - Urvi Mehta and I will be conducting training so it's
going to be no fluff. So if you are serious about your
business then you must come


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Social Media Michigan - August Meeting

Social Media Michigan - August Meeting

Discover How To Use Web 2.0 Properties to Significantly Increase Your Online Presence and Get You More Qualified Leads

The key to attracting links and prospects to your website is creating remarkable content in many formats. Join us Thursday, August 20th to learn how to use different forms of Web 2.0 Properties to grow your business with inbound marketing.

What You Will Learn on Thursday:
  • What are Web 2.0 Properties & How to use them in your marketing                            
  • How to get started with Web 2.0 Properties
  • How to leverage Web 2.0 Properties to generate more leads
  • Tips for making your Web 2.0 Properties go viral

6:00—Networking and Light Dinner
6:45—Marketing Minutes & Hot Seat
7:45—Web 2.0 Properties

Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2009                        

Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

University of Phoenix Building
18100 N. Laurel Park Dr
Suite 150W
Livonia, Michigan 48152

*Park on North Side of Building*

Fee: Free for First Time Attendee & Members
         Non-Members :$20
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Seating is limited so don't delay and reserve your seat TODAY!!! By emailing at support@socialmediami.com or Call 734-377-6897 and leave Your NAME & Phone Number for each attendee.

Social Media Michigan - Subsidiary of PReasy.com - A full service Online Marketing company - is the host of this event.

Social Media Michigan is an organization for entrepreneurs to discover and implement social media marketing strategies to enhance their bottom line. Social Media Michigan Meets on the 3rd Thursdays of each month. Social Media Michigan is committed to help Michigan based Business Owners to "Remove Boundaries" in their business and grow faster globally.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How You Can Use Facebook and Twitter to Promote Your Business (Part 1)

How You Can Use Facebook and Twitter to Promote Your Business (Part 1)


Facebook and Twitter are proven networking tools that can be used to enhance and market your business all over the world. Utilizing these groundbreaking social Web sites effectively, is the key to bringing awareness to your brand. It's important to first understand the difference between marketing and promotion.

Take note that good marketing is the successful combination of strategies utilizing the "Product, Price, Place and Promotion" model, which is the backbone of the process by which the producer satisfies the needs of the consumer. Promotion is the method of informing your target audience that your product or service is available to them. Marketing combines strategies to reach your target audience, while promotions tells your target audience that you exist.



Fw: Black Web 2.0 - Amid A Crisis, Ebony, Jet Look To Web For Help


Amid A Crisis, Ebony, Jet Look To Web For Help

Posted: 18 Aug 2009 07:16 AM PDT

Eric Easter may have one of the most challenging jobs in interactive media. As Vice President, Digital & Entertainment for Johnson Publishing Co., he must grow a website that supports two of Black America's most famous magazines – Ebony and Jet – whose combined circulation is more than two million. At the same time, Easter feels he should use the Internet to reach a new, younger audience...

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Fw: 6 Vital Reasons to Comment on Other Blogs - Site Sketch 101


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6 Vital Reasons to Comment on Other Blogs - Site Sketch 101

6 Vital Reasons to Comment on Other Blogs


Comments are the life-blood of a successful blog.  The comment section of a blog reveals the level of communication between an author and his readers.  It's also one of the fundamental features that seems to make a blog stand out from regular websites. As much as  I love receiving comments at ... READ MORE @ http://www.sitesketch101.com/articles/web-traffic/6-vital-reasons-comment-blogs/


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