Saturday, February 27, 2016

Give Your Creativity a Boost ~ Visit Archives Frequently

Give your writing a shot in the arm by frequently take advantage of all the links in the left panel on this website.

Quite a while back, a member of Internet Writing Workshop, Debi O'Neille, posted a yahoo about the article she had published in a January issue of Connect Magazine. Before I sent her my congratulations, I clicked the link in the signature to Debi's BlogSpot, "writing against the wind"

Because it reminded me that Debi O'Neille's "writing against the wind" is one of the favorites in the left panel on this website, I thought it was appropriate to again encourage readers of MontanaScribbler to take advantage of all the links in the left panel frequently.

Unfortunately, I discovered that a recent post contained a link to
Internet Writing Workshop  that was erroneous. After updating it, I checked previous posts and discovered the link I'd included didn't take readers where I'd intended. Thus, most of my writing time was spent correcting those links.

In the process, I revisited instructive guest blogs readers who don't make use of the archives are missing. Do yourself a favor and benefit from browsing the archives. They often spark ideas you might not have thought of. You'll also find a wealth of information about marketing that could be very helpful to you.

Members of Internet Writing Workshop receive invaluable free help to successful writing.

Indie Bookstores Making a Strong Comeback

According to an article in the New York Times Indie bookstores are making a respectable comeback.

According to the American Booksellers Association, Indie book stores saw a growth of over 30 percent since 2009, and sales that were up around 10 percent last year.
“Existing stores are selling once more to a new generation of owners,” said Oren Teicher, the A.B.A.’s chief executive officer." 
With more than 2,200 stores, ABA is  the indies’ main organization.

However, Internet Writing Workshop members experiences show it's not easy to get your books into those stores because  they don't want to stock any books that don't come with a return guarantee  from the publisher. Nevertheless, it can be done. The key is to get readers to order thru' store.