Welcome to this week’s posts on Smorgasbord that you might have missed.
I hope you have had a good week… I am in housekeeping mode both on and offline. At the moment the Cafe and Bookstore is in the middle of a facelift with the addition of both UK and US Amazon selling pages, Goodreads where the author has a page, and their website or blog. It is a work in progress so don’t worry if your entry does not reflect this change yet, it will soon.
You can help me out if you are an author on the shelves by letting me know in advance that you have a new book being released. That helps me keep your entry up to date but also ensures that you receive a new book promotion when your book is available or is on pre-order offer.
I do go through every week to check for recent reviews but with 150 authors it is easy to miss one. To keep the cafe at a manageable size, authors listed have reviews within the last six months.
A few statistics about the Cafe and Bookstore.
- In 2019 there were 130 Cafe Updates including the summer features and Christmas book fair and 125 New book Promotions
- The top viewed (220) New Book on the Shelves was A Bit About Britain’s History by Mike Biles
- The average new book on the shelves promotion has over 100 views on the blog, multi-retweets on Twitter and shares on Facebook.
- It is a free book promotion and all it costs is a little bit of your time, letting me know and responding to comments. Judging from comments, I am confident that the posts do result, in not only effective exposure for your books but also sales and more reviews.
If you are not already an author in the Cafe and Bookstore you can find all the details at this link: Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore FREE Author promotion
As to my offline decluttering… with the likelihood of a move and alleged downsizing this year, I am working through my depleted but still over subscribed clothes stash. Despite my continued weight loss, I doubt that the silver lame 1970s disco trousers that I have clung on to will see the light of day (or glitter ball) again… despite the pain it will cost me it is time to send to the charity shop and hope that some other young person might enjoy taking them for a twirl… along with the last of my stilettos….(I need a hoist to keep me upright). Still I have my glory days to remember… and I still take to the kitchen floor when the mood takes me….
Anyway.. keep dancing
And as always my thanks to the wonderful team who keep coming up with amazing posts and to you for dropping in to read them.
A wonderful introduction to the new column from D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies who explores the Realms of Relationships. She will be on her winter retreat for February but will be back in March. In this column Debby explores our communication skills both verbal and behavioural and strategies for resolving conflict.
Welcome to a new series from Carol Taylor, the wonderful A – Z of Food and I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge of wonderful ingredients across the food groups, spices and herbs.
This week on the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge by Charli Mills the prompt was a husband carrying his wife…
Two more stories from this collection…
This week the prompt for Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 160 the prompt is ‘Calm and Present’… I have chosen the synonyms ‘Serene and Deliver’ for my Etheree.
To start the new series, author Jacqui Murray who shares the wonderfully descriptive simile…very useful for all writers.
In part two I share the best sources for vitamins C to K2 to ensure your shopping list reflects what your body needs to be healthy.
Thank you for dropping in today and during the week. Your support is very much appreciated. I hope you have enjoyed the posts you might have missed and look forward to your feedback. See you next week.. thanks Sally.