• Ordinary people. Extraordinary romance.

    Ordinary people. Extraordinary romance.

Is writing a business or is it monkey business?

Me, yesterday

Monkey business or a valid use of my time? This photo is how I felt yesterday, trying to figure out three (3!) new software programs. Yeah, I know. I should only do one per season. I definitely felt as if monkey business ruled my actions.
I’ve been wanting to add an opt-in email/newsletter box on this website since forever, but was intimidated. Finally, a couple weeks ago, I put on my big girl panties and signed up to MailChimp. The result? Frustration, confusion and very bad, horrible things. But, we have to persevere, right? The answer? YouTube to the rescue! I found an awesome how to video and, after testing it thirty times or so, it works (no popups yet, but I’ll know how to do it if I decide to annoy readers).

Of course, adding one thing on a website is the first in a line of dominoes: Continue reading Is writing a business or is it monkey business?

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dearlydeparteddatingservice master coverThe Dearly Departed Dating Service is now available for purchase!

What if your job was to take care of the elderly? And one day, your patient died, only to return in your dreams, asking you to help find her soul mate?

This is the concept of my latest book, The Dearly Departed Dating Service.

Claire Holmes’ patient dies and leaves her a house, a million dollars, and an office existing in the dreamtime, along with a request to match her and her friends for some everlasting love.

Here are some excerpts: Continue reading The Dearly Departed Dating Service

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Universal book links like Books2Read help you keep your book links organized.

With universal book links, you need only one link to get your customer to wherever he wants to buy your book. www.cherylsterlingbooks.comUniversal Book Links can help readers find your books

Tired of using Post-its to keep track of where your books are for sale? Don’t want to update your website with “Buy It Here” buttons for Amazon, B&N, iBooks and anywhere else your book is listed? Universal book links are the answer!

Your spreadsheets can be deleted! Books2Read.com has solved your problems. Amazeballs!

What is a universal book link?

From Books2Read’s website:

“Universal Book Links provide a single URL that an author, publisher, or fan can share online. Instead of linking to just one digital bookstore (or posting lots of links to lots of different stores), an author can share one Universal Book Link, and readers can follow it to reach the book on their favorite store.

The first time you click a Universal Book Link, it’ll bring you to a landing page here at Books2Read, where we’ll show you a list of all the bookstores connected to that book. You can click to see the book on any of those stores.

We’ll also give you the chance to save that store as your Preferred Store. If you do, we’ll automatically send you to that store whenever you click any Universal Book Link anywhere on the internet.”

For example, I can use books2read.com/u/bQZ6OZ for my book, What Do You Say to a Naked Elf? Click on the link, and you’ll be transported to all of the online stores where it is available to purchase. If I add more stores, Books2Read will update the stores. Instead of eight (or however many) link buttons on my web page or other promotional material, I only need to enter one.

The best part? IT’S FREE! As in F.R.E.E. No cost to you. Sign in at www.Books2Read.com, list your books, give them ONE link to gather the information from, and they’ll do the rest.

Just think, one less marketing chore for you to do. More time to write!

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