book marketing

advertise your books for free

We’re in the wayback machine again for #ThrowbackThursday, looking at how you can advertise your books for free or almost free.

Advertise your books for free

Where to advertise your self-published books for free. www.cherylsterlingbooks.comIf you, like me, rely on Facebook or Twitter for publicity, this is for you. Several websites will do your publicity for you. Yes, they’ll advertise your books for free or almost free.

Happy birthday! All that’s missing is chocolate cake!

I did not create this list, and I want to give the proper credit. This list was compiled by C. Glockel and is awesomesaucealicious. It’s from her September 2014 tumbler post. I haven’t checked out all the links, but if 50% of them are active (and it’s probably much, much higher) I (and you) will have saved a ton of free-for-my-book publicity research.

This link is a Google doc.  http://bit.ly/1zZdEsw

To check out (and buy) her books, go here.

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keyboard shortcuts

#ThrowbackThursday Keyboard Shortcuts

I love, love, love keyboard shortcuts. They are the bomb. Or maybe I’m just lazy. No. Efficient. Yeah, I’m uber efficient.
It’s amazing how many people don’t use keyboard shortcuts, even the basics like CNTL+A for chose all. How weird that you wouldn’t want to make your typing easier and faster so you can write more or have time for other things.
Here is a handy-dandy list of keyboard shortcuts. I hope you’ll take advantage of one or two and increase your word count!

keyboard shortcuts

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V-mail. WWII research

WWII Research

Launch week of Love’s Brilliant Wreckage is almost over (99¢ until 6-25-18 midnight or whenever Amazon flips the switch). I thought I’d share some of the WWII research I uncovered as I wrote Annie’s journey.

At the start of the novel, Annie Faraday is ten weeks away from graduating from Dunlap-Dodge School of Nursing, a fictional college oh-so-loosely based on Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing in Grand Rapids, MI. She applies for and is accepted at the Pioneer Nursing and Midwife Academy in Millersburg, TN, which is based on Frontier Nursing Services in southeastern Kentucky,
established by Mary Breckenridge in 1925.

Fun fact: my daughter graduates from Frontier this fall with a master’s degree in midwifery.

Continue reading WWII Research Used in Love’s Brilliant Wreckage

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