Thursday, August 6, 2009

1st Assignment!


Okay, all you Cedar Fort authors. I am new on the scene and have a list of about 600 authors to sift through. I don't know who's who (unless we've met) or how actively you're promoting your book(s), so this is your first assignment:

#1: Sign up to follow this blog (so you can stay up-to-date on marketing tips and true author experiences that may help you in your own marketing choices)

#2 Leave a comment with a link to your website and blog (2 separate links)

This will allow me to become familiar with you and your product in addition to maybe offering you some helpful advice. Please post links whether I've seen your site or not because your last assignment is:
#3 Pick at least 5 other authors and check out their site and blog. It's a great way to find ideas on improving your own site, and if you want to know how an author did what they did, you can contact them and ask!

Are you ready? Go!

40 comments:

  1. I'm excited to hear all your advice, Sheralyn!

    Website - www.camichecketts.com
    Blogs - http://fitnessformom.blogspot.com
    http://camicheckettsbooks.blogspot.com

    Thanks,
    Cami

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  2. This is a great learning tool

    Website:
    www.acircleofsouls.com
    www.childmindset.com

    Blog:
    http://tamingtinytigers.blogspot.com
    http://newauthortoolstipstricks.blogspot.com

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  3. What a great resource!

    Website: www.theflexcook.com

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  4. What a great resource!

    Website: www.theflexcook.com

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  5. How very exciting! Thanks for this, Sheralyn.

    My website: http://www.annebradshaw.com

    My blog:
    http://annebradshaw.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Sheralyn. Thank you much for all your help. Both, web and blog are a work in progress but here they are

    www.faithamongshadows.com
    http://faithamongshadows.blogspot.com

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  7. You're awesome Sheralyn! This will help tons.

    http://franklewiscole.blogspot.com
    http://www.hashbrownwinters.com

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  8. Wow! Thanks for doing this blog! This will be a great help!

    Kersten Campbell, Author of "Confessions of a Completely Insane Mother"

    blog: www.kersten4.blogspot.com
    website: www.kerstencampbell.com

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  9. Thank you Sheralyn! I'm very excited to have you working with us! You're great!

    website: www.marlenesullivan.com

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  10. TO SIZZLIN' SHERALYN:

    http://shirleybahlmann.blogspot.com/
    http://shirleybahlmann.com/

    I'M READY TO HOP HIGHER!

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  11. Thank you! I'm excited for this!

    www.rebeccatalley.com
    www.rebeccatalleywrites.blogspot.com
    www.cedarfortauthors.blogspot.com
    www.pursueyourwritingdream.com

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  12. Sheralyn,

    It was fun to meet you at the LDS Booksellers Convention, and I look forward to working with you. Thanks a bunch!

    www.aubreymace.com
    www.aubreymace.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Sheralyn! Thanks for setting this up. Here are the places you can find me and Cyber Safety on the web:

    http://www.twitter.com/CyberSafetyBook
    http://www.twitter.com/kenknapton

    http://knapton.blogspot.com

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Cyber-Safety-Maintaining-Morality-in-a-Digital-World/77758330162?ref=ts

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  14. I'm eager to see what I will learn from you!

    http://www.rachelrager.com
    http://rachelrager.blogspot.com/
    http://cedarfortauthors.blogspot.com/

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  15. Here's to the blogging world.
    I'm still working on a website, so I'll give you the blogspot for now.

    http://alvor-daretodream.blogspot.com/

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  16. Here we go! Should be great. Can't wait to get rolling.

    markashieldsbooks.com

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  17. I look forward to your help. This is what I have thus far:

    http://www.berinstephens.com
    http://www.saxmyax.com
    http://berinstephens.blogspot.com

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  18. OK, just found out that I didn't get my name entered all the way. Anyway, this is Mark Shields, and my first book "Your Endowment" was just released Saturday.

    markashieldsbooks.com

    Hopefully that's better.

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  19. Hi Sheralyn. I'm Ashley Bigler and my book will be published in April. It is called Once Upon A Time: An Adoption Story. I have lots of marketing ideas I'd love to share with you about my book. I look forward to working with you.

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  20. Looking forward to working with you and getting some advice. I am the author of Adventures with the Word of God (released last year) and Home Evening Adventures with the Word of God (to be released this October).

    www.scripturemom.blogspot.com

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  21. Sheralyn,

    Your fresh ideas and new approach make me excited to continue promoting my book. It was released in Feb. and is doing well, but with summer and the kids home I haven't done as much marketing as I was previously. New ideas and new energy will be a great help, and my next book is well underway. Have a great one!

    http://tornapartbyporn.com
    http://diony-george.blogspot.com "The Sun Always Returns After the Rain."

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  22. Sheralyn,
    Welcome aboard! I'm excited for your ideas.

    My blog:
    www.terriferran.blogspot.com

    My website:
    www.terriferran.com

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  23. Sheralyn, it was good to meet you at LDSBA. I look forward to hearing your ideas.

    My Website:
    HeatherJustesen.com

    My blog:
    Heatherjustesen.blogspot.com

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  24. Thank you for setting up this blog. I'm sure it will be a great help. I am Richard Rife. My first book, entitled "Honoring Christmas in My Heart," will be published in a month or so. My website is:

    http://richardrife.com

    The blog is http://richardrife.com/blog/

    I look forward to following this blog.

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  25. My name is Karl Nehring, and my book is "Pearls from the Plates: Reading and Responding to the Book of Mormon." The simplest place to find out more about me would be to visit my Facebook page (which is the closest thing I have to a webpage).

    It's a bit frustrating that I cannot get my picture to upload to this site, but I did get a blog started and a picture posted there.

    http://nehringk.blogspot.com/

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  26. Hi Sheralyn,
    I'm looking forward to working with you and can't wait to get some ideas for promoting my book, "Abish: Faith Among the Lamanites." My website is still in progress, especially my blog page, but the website is:

    http://brendajanderson.com

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  27. I'm Mark Swint,
    I wrote "Compare Isaiah, Understanding Biblical Scriptures in the Book of Mormmon" I have had great fun doing firesides and booksignings and I look forward to great advice and imput from all of you. I have a website "Markswint.com" and a blog dedicated to the issues of science and religion at "religionisscience@wordpress.com" I hope you find some of it interesting.

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  28. Cedar Fort Friends:
    Thanks to Sheralyn for the new blog. I'd love to get better acquainted and am hot to learn all I can about promoting books. I'd especially like to explore ideas for cooperative promotional events.
    http://Frank-Richardson.com.
    swpubs@xmission.com

    To a brighter future,
    Frank

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  29. Welcome aboard, Sheralyn! I can't wait to work with you...;-)

    Stacy Goooch Anderson - author of The Santa Letters, Life is Tough; I Doubt I'll Make it Out Alive and The Legend of the Star

    www.thesantaletters.org
    www.stayinalivewithstacy.blogspot.com

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  30. Thanks! This is a wonderful idea.

    Jillayne Clements

    www.jillayneclements.com
    www.cedarfortauthors.blogspot.com

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  31. Thank you for doing this service, it will be a great help to all of us.

    S. Ted Gashler, author of "Opening the Seventh Seal."

    http//tedgashler.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi, Sheralyn--

    Welcome to CFI. I'm excited that you're excited!

    Lee Ann Setzer

    www.leeannsetzer.com
    www.lookunderthings.blogspot.com

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  33. My website is finally up and running.

    www.laurabingham.com

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  34. Sherelyn:
    I am excited about your hiring at CF. The main reason is that since my book was published in March 2009, I have had very little contact with CF other than what I have initiated. I know that the author has to do the major portion of the work to get his book published, but I have to admit, that I was disappointed that I received no proactive coaching or guidance from CF on what I needed to do, or what they were doing to promote my book. It is refreshing that you have the knowledge, enthusiasm and willingness to assist authors like me that are just beginning on the road of publishing. I have bought my domain name but do not yet have my website built. I have talked with Bryce at CF about this matter. Maybe I am the only one who has felt frustrated, but I wanted to share my concerns, and now optimism and assistance from you.
    Thanks
    Ken Matheson

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  35. Sorry to be so late in commenting. Thanks for setting up this blog, Sheralyn. It's great.
    My website is www.marciamickelson.com
    and my blog is: www.marciamickelson.blogspot.com

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  36. Sheralyn:

    Just stumbled on this blog!

    JKJ

    Janet Kay Jensen
    Author, Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys

    blog: www.janetkayjensen.blogspot.com


    web:www.janetjensen.com

    Thanks!

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  37. I just discovered this blog today! Hey, better late than never, right? I write several blogs...one of them is with some other Cedar Fort authors: www.cedarfortauthors.blogspot.com I also write www.multipure.com/blog
    www.sisterthrifty.blogspot.com
    www.enrichmentideas.blogspot.com
    www.climbingfamilytrees.blogspot.com

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  38. Thank you for this training. I feel somewhat like I'm entering star fleet academy and I'm a little lost in cyberspace. I'll report for duty and try to keep up. My website is renovating but will be hannahsreach.com and blog will be hannahsoutreach.blogspot.com

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  39. Is anyone at Cedar Fort Books planning on updating this blog?
    If so, that would be awesome!

    www.TrinaBoice.com

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