A small selection of posts I have enjoyed in the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full…thanks Sally.
The first post is D.G. Kaye’s monthly Writer’s Links which is packed with interesting posts for bloggers and authors alike.
Writer’s Tips – Tool Rocket, Publishing #Scams, Word Slash, #Stylesheets, #Blogging Tips
Welcome to June edition of Writer’s Tips. It’s an exceptionally crazy time for me right now in the middle of getting ready to moving madness. But I’ve managed to capture a few posts that stood out to me in my short travels along blogland. I hope you bloggers and authors all find something of interest here today. Hugh Roberts, Kathy Steinemann, Sally Cronin, Nicholas Rossis and Anne R Allen’s blogs are always filled with valuable information. I also came across an interesting new social platform – Clubhouse, an interesting new medium where we can be heard without being seen. Check it out!
Head over to follow the links Debby has gathered for us:
Writer tips and tools, publishing scams, word slashing, blogging and stylesheets
A fascinating post by Paula R C Readman that explores the thousands of words that William Shakespeare added to the English Language and phrases we use often without thought of their origins.
Old English, No Jacobean
Whether being dyslexic has made me more interested in words than a non-dyslexic I can’t answer, but the one thing I do know for sure is I’ve always been fascinated in where words come from originally and their history within our British language.
Like all languages, ours is a living thing that has changed over the centuries, and is still evolving as we come in contact with different cultures, and as new technologies bring with them their own words too.
During the Elizabethan era, one man added 1700 new words to our language and these words were coined by him. In total, he introduced about 17000 English words through his plays and writing. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 during the reign of Elizabeth the first, but most of his more popular plays were written after her death, so in reality he was a Jacobean writer.
Head over to read the rest of this fascinating post and discover how many words and phrases you are using today that originated with the Bard:
Old English, No Jacobean – Paula R. C Readman
And the last post today is still with the writing and publishing theme from Jacquie Biggar on the power of promotions on Bookbub.. Plus an offer on Married To The Texan for 99c
The Power of Bookbub #WritingCommunity #Promotions
The Power of Bookbub makes it well worth the Investment.
Of all the book promotional companies out there, Bookbub has the largest readership by far. Which means they can charge those astronomical fees because, well, they’re worth it.
Over my writing career, I’ve had four different Bookbub Featured Promotions (different from their paid ads) and every time I’ve seen enormous success on the featured book the day of the promo, but as an added bonus, my other books get a boost as well- one that lasts for months after!
I won’t bore you with the numbers, instead I want to suggest a few ways you can capitalize on this strategy for getting your books into new readers hands.
Head over to find out more about Jacquie’s successful strategies for getting your books noticed and bought:The Power of Bookbub makes it well worth the Investment.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full..thanks Sally.