Monday, December 28, 2009

Top 10

If you didn't check the blog below, scroll on down. Otherwise, here's the last Top 10 list for 2009:

#1- Agent Bishop
#2- 65 Signs of the Times
#3- Old Testament Made Easier, Part 1
#4- 101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes
#5- Shattered Silence
#6- Old Testament Made Easier, Part 2
#7- Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness
#8- Ready Resource for relief Society
#9-Prophets Game


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Oh, This is Going to be FUN!

Yes, you heard me right. Fun, FUN, F-U-N, which means I'm looking for some authors in the mood to party.


Well, I thought it would be fun to throw an author fan party next year... let's say in March, maybe. A girls night out where authors appealing to women's interests get to connect with fans in a night of fun. Ticket price has yet to be determined, but here are the initial thoughts (to which I assume many of you will have suggestions):

The night will feature multiple authors (volunteer to participate in the comments section), and each ticket will include:

* 1 free book by one of the participating authors
* Dinner
* A signing party to get any and all books signed
* The chance to sit with the author of their choice
* Entertainment

I would also like each participating author to contribute a prize fans can (1 prize for 1 fan).

More details to come, so for now please just indicate interest to participate and list suggestions in the comments section where anyone can easily access them.

Hope to see you there!

Added Value

All of you who have worked with me or watched my training know how important I think it is to "add value" to your site and your book. Many of you have taken outstanding measures such as creating valuable newsletters, providing tips and tricks to consumers, creating unique content and more.
This week I just wanted to highlight the authors of Fearless Dating who just launched their website at : I don't have to tell any of you what these authors invested into their site. Anyone can see their investment in their book and its success with one click.
But in addition to this great website, they are launching it with a Dream Date Giveaway. Their book, after all, claims to turn singles into newlyweds, so what better added value could they have to attract attention than giving a Dream Date away to a lucky winner?
All unmarried individuals are eligible so feel free to pass this link on to anyone who might stand in need of a Dream Date!

Monday, December 21, 2009


Can you believe it? The holidays are here! Where did the time go? Wasn't it just summer?

Congratualtions on the hundreds fo signings you collectively pulled off in the past few weeks. It can be exhausting to promote during the holidays (as some of you discovered), but to do so is well worth it when it means your book will wrapped with care and placed under a Christmas tree for some lucky recipient.

I hope that the holidays treat you well and are filled with good times and love. All indicators point to 2010 being a phenomenal year so rest up! You'll want to hit the new year at full speed!

As for the Top 10 of this week, I'm waiting for some of you to bust a move and give the ones hogging the top a run for their money. (Although the ones at the top ARE working it! There is every reason for them to be successful!)

All the best to you!

Cedar Fort Top 10 for 12-21-09

#1- Agent Bishop
#2- 65 Signs of the Times
#3- 101 Gourmet Cupcakes
#4- Old Testament Made Easier, Part 1
#5- Shattered Silence
#6- Hashbrown Winters and the Mahimoto Madness
#7- Ready Resource for Relief Society
#8- Prophets Game
#9- Old Testament Made Easier, Part 2
#10- Centsible Meals

Friday, December 18, 2009

Is Your Cover Nominated?

Author Rebecca Talley just emailed me a link where a blogger is holding a contest for the best covers on LDS books (some of which will surprise you).

Several Cedar Fort covers from this past year are nominated. Is yours? Take a look and then vote for your favorites in each genre!

Have a great weekend, all!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Top 10 and AWESOME Poster Sale!

Hello All! So I'm excited to tell you all that after some serious wheeling and dealing, I have a brand new deal for you on Brandsaw. As you may have noticed already, you can get 10 posters for $11, which is a good deal but I wanted better for you! Many of you are first-time authors looking for name and product recognition, and to get that people need to SEE you. This means your book should be visible anywhere and everywhere! Know anyone with a store or business who would let you put a poster up? Is there a community board where you shop that needs some color? Doing a signing and don't want to blink at handing over a few signs? Need to re-wallpaper?

I have your solution! I am so happy to announce that you can now get 50 12X18 posters (100# stock) for $35. That's $0.70 each so that you can always have a poster ready for any event or opportunity... or so you can volunteer to redecorate your community's bus stops... whatever works for you.

Just follow the usual link to: and enjoy!!!

As for the Top 10, here they are:

#1- Agent Bishop
#2- 65 Signs of the Times
#3- Old Testament Made Easier, Part 1
#4- OldTestament Made Easier, Part 2
#5- Shattered Silence
#6- 101 Gourmet Cupcakes in 10 Minutes
#7- Old Testament Made Easier, Part 3
#8- Ready Resource for Relief Society
#9- Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness
#10- Centsible Meals


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Top 10

I delayed this because I wanted to announce something cool... now I'm just 2 days late in posting the list and still waiting for the good news to be official. Sowwy.

The deck was really shuffled this week on the Top 10. Enjoy!

#1- Shattered Silence
#2- Agent Bishop
#3- Ready Resource 2010
#4- Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness
#5- FHE Adventures set
#6- Simply Singing Time
#7- Old Testament Made Easier
#8- 65 Signs of the Times
#9- 101 Gourmet Cupcakes
#10- Great are the Words of Isaiah
(#11-Ball's in Her Court--Go, Heather!)