I actually put out the round up last week on the Saturday as I was busy elsewhere on Sunday.. So this week you get a couple of bonus posts that you might have missed.
Enough about the past. How about we talk about the future. As I enter my fifth year of blogging I am taking a look at the features that I am running currently.
I am going to be making some changes to Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore in it’s current format. There are a number of authors who have been in the bookstore for a couple of years but I have not had any updates or contact with them since they went on the shelves. That is okay I know how hectic everyone’s lives are and everyone is juggling so many different platforms that it is tough to keep up with them all.
So I am going to be going through the bookstore and moving some authors off into a draft file where they will be safe and if they do come back to me with some news then I can move them back onto the shelves again.
Those that remain on the shelves will have an additional feature that reinforces my aim to increase the number of reviews that we receive. As I feature recent reviews for authors in the Cafe update and the Air Your Reviews posts, I will put the first paragraph and the heading which links back to the original review on Amazon or Goodreads.
As you can imagine this will increase the amount of administration of the blog and it is therefore very helpful if you would keep me updated.
I hope that those that feature in the promotions here and are on the shelves see some increase in their sales even if it is only one or two books, or increased readership of their blogs and social media. It is certainly not on a par with Goodreads or other book promotion sites but it is exclusive and it comes with some benefits. Including regular updates that go out across my social media including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and my blog.
I hope you will like the new feature. It will take me a few weeks to roll it out across all authors but hopefully it will add another inducement to readers who visit the cafe and bookstore to buy your books.
If you can remember in the middle of the excitement of a new release or fantastic review to drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org. There are two hundred authors in the bookstore so I am very happy to share an update every four to six weeks to make sure as many authors as possible are featured.
If you are not sure if you are in the bookstore or not then check it out.. Authors are listed alphabetically and if you have not updated me for a while then please contact me.
Thanks again to all of you who have been in this week and liked, commented and shared and I will be starting the Blogger Daily again very soon as I know that I am neglecting my blogging community in the promotions.. Blame Queen Filigree and her new toyboy… a Prince in every sense of the word!!
Here are this week’s posts if you missed them and please head over and check out my guests, they are amazing.
William Price King meets Sir Tom Jones
This week some of the hits from the 1970s and Sir Tom Jones’ time in the Country Charts.
Writer in residence Reblog – Paul Andruss
Did you know about the beautiful and intelligent daughter of Karl Marx? I didn’t and Paul Andruss introduces us to her.
Cook From Scratch with Carol Taylor
This week Carol Taylor elevates one of my superfoods to a new level with some delicious recipes to encourage you to include in your daily diet.
Cook from Scratch guest post – Holiday stuffing from D.G. Kaye in time for Thanksgiving in Canada on October 9th.
The Sunday Interview – The Ultimate Bucket List
Sue Vincent has set her heart on a VW Camper Van and travel to find and share all of the ancient sites and relics of Britain and I did my best….
Steve Costello shares his top two items on his Ultimate Bucket List. Although all of us would no doubt put achieving world peace on the top of our list, Steve has placed some personal goals and actions on this challenging task.
Posts from your Archives Guest Posts
Do you have posts that you wrote some time ago that you would like to share with my readers and an opportunity to promote your blog or books? Then check out the posts and get in touch.
Author Promotion – Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore
New on the shelves
Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews
Humour and Afternoon videos
Media Training for authors
I have adapted my media training manual that I used for seminars to reflect the business needs of authors. Post production marketing and advertising. You will find the main directory in the menu. https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/media-training-for-authors/
This week… Advertising, covers and key words.
I have not had much time recently for responding to awards (shameful I know) but Judith Barrow kindly nominated me for the Miranda Sings Award… You have to name 7 things you love about yourself… tough challenge.
If you find yourself saying ‘I will be happy when…..’ you might want to read this post.
Odd Jobs and Characters – This week I posted the next episode in the saga of my job history.. next Tuesday Lyn Horner is kindly hosting me.
I arrived in the dead of night to the doors of a gothic style hotel in the mountains of Wales and my arrival does little to confirm that I have made the right decision.
Another addition to my Medicine Women’s Larder – Sunflower seeds.
Kittens and Puppies are really cute but finding homes for them can be difficult with so many unwanted pets needing to be adopted. But is you find that you do have a pregnant fur family member, here is some tips.
Thank you so much for dropping in today and for your great support.