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Creating a Marketing Frenzy

Well, we can market ourselves, our books, our stories, and anything else we want to sell. And really it can be set up with simple standard ideas on how to sell yourself, which in return, sells your merchandise. Authors already know who they want to sell to: Everyone and Anyone Who Reads

With that said, we have to decide how far we want to go and where we want to be after the marketing campaigns are started. Notice I didn't say "finished", reason being, unless we stop writing, and publishing, and selling our books, we cannot stop marketing ourselves and our books. It is an ever present, ongoing effort the minute we receive that letter from the publisher that they accept our books. Once you stop marketing yourself (I learned the hard way) you stop selling your book and yourself.

Many authors rely on the publishing house to do their advertising. That is wonderful, if you are J K Rowling, Stephen King, Dr Oz, Oprah, or any well-known entertainer. Obviously, this is not about them. It is about normal everyday people who are gifted authors who want to get on "The List". So, we can't rely on just the publishing...

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Rick Chesler's Live Video Chat

Good morning,

On Sunday April 15th @ 4pm ET I will be hosting a live video chat about the second release of my thriller, kiDNApped. The 2nd edition was released for kindle April 9, 2012 and it includes a couple of additions: a secret code within the book and a sneak peek of the next Tara Shores novel, SOLAR ISLAND. You will have the chance to chat one-on-one, ask me questions about my upcoming released and generally talk books, writing and publishing.
This is a one-time exclusive event so you won't want to miss it!

Please RSVP as seats are limited:
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Shindig is the #1 provider of video chat events. Our patent pending interactive video chat solution can host hundreds of users that can chat amongst themselves and with a guest speaker, author, celebrity, or artist. Hang out, ask questions and have a good time!

Please note: To fully participate You will need to enable your webcam. Support for tablets and smartphones coming soon.

See you there!

Rick Chesler

author: thriller novels kiDNApped (March 2011) and Wired Kingdom (May 2010)
The 2nd edition of my thriller kiDNApped has just been released for kindle, here:...
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Happy Easter

All I need to know
I learned from the Easter Bunny!
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
There's no such thing as too much candy.
All work and no play can make you a basket case.
A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.
Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
Some body parts should be floppy.
Keep your paws off of other people's jelly beans.
Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.
The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.
The best things in life are still sweet and gooey..
May the joy of the season fill your heart.
Happy Easter!

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Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

Pambling Roads

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend

And Rubies and Emeralds and Tanzanite and Sapphires and …

Jewelry – the finishing touch of fashion – You don’t have to be a “fashionista” but you do want to look your best and fine jewelry puts you at the top.

So where does one find fashionable, moderately priced, fine jewelry? You don’t have far to look. Allurez Jewelers is one of the best jewelry companies available in the US. Located in the heart of NYC, their website allows buyers from all over the world to browse their unique designs, offering all different types of diamonds and gems for every occasion.

You can find matching wedding sets, pendants, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and choose which diamonds and gems you would like. Do you have a setting? Have you been searching for the perfect diamond? Want something unique? Want a colored diamond? They can do that, too.

If you are heading to NYC, give them a call, stop by and say hello. (all the contact information is on their website) Or you can purchase from their website and still receive their excellent fine jewelry and customer service. They want everyone who purchases their jewelry... [More]
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