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Author Interview with Stacy Juba – @BookGoodies @StacyJuba

BookGoodies host Deborah Carney interviews author Stacy Juba about publishing as a teen by a big publishing house, and later with a smaller publishing label and eventually independently publishing. We also discussed collaborative book promoting and KDP Select vs expanding to other ebook platforms. There is also a discussion about whether we want children reading ebooks or staying with print books. Would enjoy your comments on that issue as well!

Here is a short bio from her site, you can read the longer version here:
Although Stacy Juba specializes in writing adult novels, she has also authored books for children and young adults – she pursues whatever story ideas won’t leave her alone. Stacy’s titles include the mystery novels Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim, the mystery short story Laundry Day, the children’s picture books The Flag Keeper, Victoria Rose and the Big Bad Noise, and the Teddy Bear Town Children’s E-Book Bundle (Three Complete Picture Books), and the young adult novels Face-Off and Dark Before Dawn. She is a former journalist with more than a dozen writing awards to her credit and is currently working on a contemporary fiction/romantic comedy novel, as well as a new mystery novel. Many of her titles have appeared as #1 on various Amazon Kindle Top 100 lists.

Stacy’s Website
Stacy’s Twitter

April 19th 2012 – Give Your Child A Free Kindle Book Day

BookGoodies Twitter

Thanks to Geekcast.fm for hosting our podcasts.

Interview With Author Mike Bove About Self Publishing and Cooperative Promotions

BookGoodies is pleased to publish our interview with mystery writer Mike Bove, who you can find more out about at MikeBove.net Mike is involved in a really cool free book promotion day – Friday the 13th! 13 mystery and suspense authors are going to be offering a scary book for your Kindle or Kindle apps to enjoy on Friday April 13th.

Deborah Carney interviewed Mike after he contacted BookGoodies about the Friday the 13th book promotion. Join us to hear his story about publishing independently and how he got involved with the group that is sponsoring the spooky giveaway. The event is being sponsored by Stacey Juba and their press release will be posted below. In the meantime, have a listen to Mike as we explore the town and characters of Willowtree and his journey to get there.

Show Links:
Mike Bove’s Website
Stacy Juba’s Website
BookGoodies Page About the Friday the 13th (April 2012) Book Giveaway

Thanks to Geekcast.fm for hosting our podcasts, please visit them for more podcasts and screencasts about all things geeky.

The Changing Landscape of Book Publishing with @JimKukral

BookGoodies hosts Deborah Carney and Vinny O’Hare talk to successful author Jim Kukral about the way book publishing is changing. There is a major shift from publishers and agents as gatekeepers of published books to authors being able to publish whatever they want. Is this good or bad? Listen to us to find out!

More links to Jim:
Business Around a Lifestyle
Author Marketing Club
Digital Book Launch
JimKukral.com

About BookGoodies:
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BookGoodies Facebook
Contact us to be our guest or suggest topics to cover.

All of us on Twitter:
JimKukral
BookGoodies
Deborah Carney
Vinny O’Hare

Many thanks to GeekCast.fm for hosting our podcasts. Visit them for more podcasts and screencasts about marketing and much more.

BookGoodies Interviews Recipe Book Author Kent Lorentzen

BookGoodies hosts Deborah Carney and Vinny O’Hare talk to Recipe Book Author Kent Lorentzen about his book, his photography, his farmer’s market and why he self published.

Find Kent Lorentzen on the web:
http://kent-lorentzen.artistwebsites.com/
http://www.pixbykent.com/
http://twitter.com/NiftyGaloot
http://www.amazon.com/author/kentlorentzen

About BookGoodies:
BookGoodies.com
BookGoodies Facebook
Contact us to be our guest or suggest topics to cover.

All of us on Twitter:
BookGoodies
Deborah Carney
Vinny O’Hare

Many thanks to GeekCast.fm for hosting our podcasts. Visit them for more podcasts and screencasts about marketing and much more.

Free Kindle Book Today – Affiliate Marketing Then and Now

A fantastic group of people got together in October and recorded a podcast about how they got started in affiliate marketing: Brian Littleton, Todd Farmer, Connie Arnold, Scott Jangro and Todd Crawford. There are also questions and comments from people in the chat, like Shawn and Missy.

The transcript of that historic podcast is now available as a Kindle book. Don’t have a kindle yet? Doesn’t matter, kindle has an app for that. Literally. They have apps for all computers and devices except Linux I am told. The Kindle book is for sale for $5.99 (Vinny told me to price it at $1 per person that participated) of which 70% will be donated to AMGB and the October Avon Walk team. But *you* don’t have to buy it. I have something more important to ask you.

On Thursday and Friday of this week (Feb 23rd and 24th) the Kindle book will be available for free. To anyone. Not the “free for Kindle owners only to borrow” but really free. What I would ask of you all is to “buy” the book for free, click the “like” button and leave a comment/review. This should help the book climb the Amazon ranks so it will be more visible and it will actually sell later on. And tell others to get it for free too. Posts, tweets, fb would all be great. If you tweet you can use the hashtag #books4boobies

Of course after Feb 24th we would appreciate you purchasing the book to make that donation via Books4Bookies.org Any and all blog reviews are appreciated, you can post the link to your blog reviews on our Facebook pages to get additional exposure to your post (and blog).

http://loxly.com/go/thennow

Bloggers: Repurpose Your Content as Kindle Books

Repurpose your blog posts into books, especially the easily accessible Kindle books.

Join us for a Webinar on November 10, 2011

Title: How to convert and upload your book to Amazon for the Kindle
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Space is limited, reserve your Webinar seat now

In this webinar you will learn:

*The new rules of self-publishing and how anyone can do it
*What the traditional publishers of the world don’t want you to know
*How to create a book and book cover
*How to upload it to Amazon step-by-step
*More: How to price your book, How to market it, The important places to upload it to

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

How Bloggers Can Utilize Gift Guides – Blogging ABCs #24

Blogging ABCs hosts Tricia Meyer and Deborah Carney talk about how bloggers can use gift guides to build traffic and possibly test out affiliate marketing and see if it is right for them. Regardless of whether you choose to monetize your blog or not, gift guides throughout the year can give you a topic to write about that people search for and need help with.

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Loxly
SunshineTricia

Many thanks to Geekcast.fm for hosting our podcasts and many other educational and entertaining podcasts related to all things geeky.

Country for a Cause to Raise Money for Shade Tree Shelter

Country with a cause album for Shade Tree Women's Shelter

Billy Kay had an idea, for all the background go to the Country for a Cause webpage.

For those of you that are new or don’t know, Billy is an affiliate, a merchant, a musician, always speaks his mind, and when he takes on a project it generally works out 🙂 In this case Billy the musician decided to do something for a woman’s shelter in Las Vegas. Here is the press release about that project. The album is for sale on both iTunes and Amazon, so you can support the cause and make some $$$s for yourself or take a bit of that extra and donate it to Shade Tree or your own favorite charity.

Click To Read The Press Release

Not “How to” But “How Did I” Transcript

This is a transcript of part one of my story in podcast form, click here to listen

Not a “How to” But a “How Did I”….
Technology Gave My Children Better Lives
Chapter 1

Hi, everyone. I’m Deborah Carney. I am the host of several podcasts that some of you may listen to, AffiliateABCs.com, BloggingABCs.com, and more. Today, I’m going to have a special edition. We’re going to call it the first of an ABCs Plus Special Edition.

I’m sitting here on a day that is a sad day for me every year. Nine years ago today, on Mother’s Day, May 13th, 2002, my youngest son was killed in a car crash. Every year on May 13th, I usually try to do something special that commemorates his life or helps other people. Today, what I decided to do is talk about how I got started on the Internet. Normally, I don’t do single podcasts by myself, so I hope this ends up being an okay podcast.

I think it’s important for a lot of moms and dads to hear my story so that they can understand that their story, even though it’s maybe in a different time and place, we all have some very similar experiences. I want to talk a little bit about it’s a bit of a history lesson in how the Internet has changed how we deal with certain things in our lives.
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Mommy Bloggers Panel from Affiliate Summit West 2010

MommyBloggers: Changing the Face of Affiliate Marketing? panel from Affiliate Summit West 2010, which took place January 17-19, 2010 in Las Vegas, NV. An interesting note to this panel is that I posted a request for speakers in HARO to find the bloggers, except for Kim, who I already knew.

Another thing, for merchants that may be listening, too many merchants are carte blanche turning down “Mommy Bloggers” and bloggers in general. This is a powerful group of people that probably can hit your target markets.

Speakers:

– Deborah Carney, CEO, Team Loxly (Moderator)
– Wendy Limauge, Blogger, Sweeties Swag
– Carrie Rocha, President, Pocket Your Dollars
– Kim Rowley, President, Key Internet Marketing, Inc.
– Heather Sokol, Proprietor, Inexpensively

MommyBloggers are involved in many types of monetization strategies for their blogs, affiliate marketing being one, however they aren’t necessarily doing it in the “traditional” ways.

More details on Affiliate Summit at http://www.affiliatesummit.com/

Many thanks to Affiliate Summit for posting the replays of sessions from past summits. Many of these are still very relevant, like this one.

If you are unable to see the video below, please go direct to YouTube and watch it there.