Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Social Media Rules for Indie Authors

Hello writers and readers, 

Today I would like to introduce a new topic: Social Networks Rules for Indie Authors. 

Well like most people know nowadays social media usage is growing and is now part of our lives. For many of us, using social media sites is a very common thing, most of us share photos with family and friends and we as writers we post our photos of our books for promoting it, connecting with other authors, readers and fans.

I research the best rules to how to use social media and how not. 

1 When you post something on Facebook, Google +, maybe about the last book you have read or something about your book, is because you want a interaction, attention, from others, that's right but you have to reply to everyone that comment your post, doesn't matter who is because this is the basic thing you have to do, don't ignore the comments you get and don't click like because it is rude. 


2 Many writers post on social media Facebook especially, links to their books every day, but this could be considered spam and people ignore it. Instead be social with authors, readers, interact with them  post about your books in groups, then spread it out and doing it all at once swamps friends news feeds.

3  Post fun photos of your books in curious places or events, photos of a book are also a good way of getting the word out. No need to post buying link, just fun pics.

4 Social sharing is good to helping others, it is about interaction, engagement and mutual support, when someone need help do it but cheer them also when they are doing well too, If you share others book don't expect anything in return, just do it as if you like it. Give first, ask later. The best rule of thumb is to give more than you take.

5  Listen: listen and observe, see what’s being said online and how you can participate. Dialog: communicate, remember the cocktail party example.Participate: join in, share stuff, be helpful. Don’t be afraid to share your opinion.

6  Leave your wallet at the door: don’t show up online wanting to make money. Show up ready to share and enlighten. This will take you much further.

7  Be honest: it’s tempting for some to embellish or lie. Who’s gonna find out about it, right? Wrong. The Internet has a way of sifting out the fake stuff and embracing the real messages.

8  Leave your wallet at the door: don’t show up online wanting to make money. Show up ready to share and enlighten. This will take you much further.

9  90% of your content should not be about yourself or your book. You should be sharing other people’s posts, researching and finding useful information online, helping out people solve problems, and making positive relationships by providing value.

10 Build a platform comment on other people’s blogposts or Facebook posts or tweet. Share their stuff. Offer constructive feedback (not just praise). Be a connector – introduce people to each other when they can both benefit from the relationship, even though you won’t profit from it. Do a ton of favors. Focus on building social Karma (always do favors, never ask for them or expect them).

Check also this links that have good info 

Derek Murphy 

I took rules #9 and #10  from his website

http://www.creativindie.com/how-authors-and-author-marketing-services-are-ruining-social-media/   



Frances Caballo 

https://www.bookworks.com/2016/11/16-tips-to-boost-facebook-engagement-for-indie-authors/


Jason Greensides  
inspiration for rule #1 
watch his interesting video below 


Monday, March 6, 2017

Aliens on the moon

Aliens on the MOON? Breakthrough as scientists discover OXYGEN on Earth's satellite. Solar winds are blasting oxygen from the Earth to the Moon in what could be a major breakthrough for finding life elsewhere than our planet.

 

 
 Could aliens be on the moon?

 

Scientists had long given up on finding alien life on our Moon due to its barren, dusty state - but the discovery that there is some oxygen could reopen the investigation.
On Earth, oxygen is, along with water, one of the key ingredients to life.
Researchers have now discovered that during a five-day period of each month, the Moon is showered with oxygen ions from Earth.
During a short period of each month, the Moon passes through the Earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic shield which protects us from radiation, something that the Moon does not have.


 Solar flares release particles that stream out into space


When it does, the lunar satellite is protected from the solar winds and is instead littered with material from Earth’s atmosphere – most significantly oxygen.
Astrophysicist Kentaro Terada from Osaka University in Japan told EOS: "Our new finding suggests that the Earth-Moon system coevolves not only physically but also chemically.”


 The Moon is showered with oxygen ions from Earth


The research from Terado and could go towards explaining the Moon’s rocks chemical composition.
When scientists analysed lunar rocks in 2006, they found that oxygen levels did not match up to what they should be for a celestial body with no atmosphere and no signs of life.


 The Earth's magnetic shield protects us from solar storms


However, the discovery that it picks up oxygen ions from Earth goes towards explaining the imbalance.
Terada told the Atlantic: "[Earth's] upper atmosphere consists of oxygen ions that are easily picked up by the solar wind and transported to the Moon.
"Maybe some portion is implanted on the Moon, and some portion is lost into interplanetary space."

 

Article By

http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/761281/Aliens-on-the-MOON-OXYGEN-Earth-satellite

Saturday, February 25, 2017

New read: Beacon (Lantern #2) by Chess Desalls

Dear readers, 

I finished to read the new book by Chess Desalls, 
Beacon (Lantern#2) 

Was a good book, the family of Serah don't like her to stay at home so she accept to be the apprentice of Machin, a master of celestial mechanic and glazier. 
Trying to solve to open a globe like a task Machin assigned to her, she's been trapped inside the globe and transports to a new world far from Havembrim.




I liked the idea of the Lanterns with magic globes, hope the author think to write other sequels, because the Lantern theme could have multiple variations.

Here the buying link  

https://www.amazon.com/Beacon-Lantern-Book-Chess-Desalls-ebook/dp/B01N32H2TJ  

Check her website 
http://www.chessdesalls.com/ 

Follow her 
 https://twitter.com/chessdesalls

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Amstel Girl for Valentine's day!

Hello writers and readers! 

For Valentine's day a good idea could be Amstel Girl! 

Get involved with relationship between Wesley and Megan, in this amazing thriller based in Amsterdam.
While they start to know each other the couple is into a international intrigue, so they flirt and at the same time they struggle to solve this intrigue.




If you are curious how will end with Wesley and Megan you have to read it  :) 

Will they get married? And will Wes succeed  in solving all the troubles these criminals have involved him? 

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSJW0BD

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/676831

https://www.createspace.com/6750045

https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/amstel-girl-playing-destiny/id1171033005?mt=11

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Amstel Girl

Hello writers and readers, 

Amstel Girl is my new book and it is available both on e-book format and paperback. 


A thriller story mixed with romance, suspense. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and with trips in Monte Carlo and Astana, Kazakhstan. Wesley will face the underworld  of international crime and the femme fatale Megan will help him  to contrast this powerful organization. 
A wicked love and dangerous encounters with criminals of the underworld, that's what Wesley gets just after his exit from the psychiatric hospital...will he be able to get through it and end up on top? 


Here is the link  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSJW0BD 

Over than amazon you can find it also on: 

Createspace  https://www.createspace.com/6750045 

iTunes    https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/amstel-girl-playing-destiny/id1171033005?mt=11

Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/676831 

Barnes and Noble  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amstel-girl-marco-marek/1125060040?ean=9781540661203 

It is curious that to American readers  the book is written well but  English readers have found it some issues reading it... my idea is... it could be that  some phrases sound normal for Americans  but don't sound  well  for English readers,  the person edited my book is American. 
What do you think about it ? 

 


Monday, December 19, 2016

Tome Tender: Amstel Girl: Playing with Destiny by Marco Marek

Hello writers and readers, 

I would like to let you know about a new review for Amstel Girl from the blog Tome Tender 
You can click in the link below for read it 


 Tome Tender

https://tometender.blogspot.it/2016/12/amstel-girl-playing-with-destiny-by.html#comment-form

Buying link 

 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSJW0BD

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Amstel Girl Booktrailer

Hello writers and readers!  

I created and posted on Youtube the booktrailer of  my new book Amstel Girl. 

You can watch it  here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMmIKvBRisA 

 Buy  here kindle and paperback     https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSJW0BD

Createspace   https://www.createspace.com/6750045

Tell me if you liked it !  




I tell you what the book is about : 

A man, a quirky girl, a stolen drug formula, plus a turbolent love and hate passion between them in the amazing background of the Amsterdam canals

A wicked love and dangerous encounters with criminals of the underworld, that's what Wesley gets just after his exit from the psychiatric hospital...will he be able to get through it and end up on top? 

A thriller story mixed with romance, suspense. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and with trips in Monte Carlo and Astana, Kazakhstan. Wesley will face the underworld  of international crime and the femme fatale Megan will help him  to contrast this powerful organization.

A castle within the city of Lubena holds a secret: a portal to the alternate world of Hyperearth. Mary and Martina encounter beings that range from the curious to the dangerous. They must save their newfound friends and defeat the evil Sathon. Will they solve the quest and make it out in time? Or will they remain in Hyperearth forever?



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