Saturday, August 4, 2018

Weekend Edition


  



If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them here. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, and phone number to claim prizes.  Note our new email address and please send your emails to Seekerville2@gmail.com





Monday:  Jill Lynn brought us a great post on editing tips!

Wednesday: We celebrated Christmas in July, discussing the essentials of a good Christmas story with Mindy Obenhaus. Winners of her holiday book, The Deputy's Holiday Family are: MJSH, Lila Diller and DebH. Congratulations to all!

Friday: Our gift to you was editing and critique help from The Seekers... who truly want your success, smiles and courage as you launch yourselves as publishing's businesswomen of tomorrow... playing with us, today! Thanks for being brave enough to jump in the pond and swim with us!



Monday:  Mary Connealy will be here talking about the brave new world of indy publishing!!! And giving away an ebook copy of BOTH of her newly released romantic suspense novels!!! Loving the Texas Lawman and Loving Her Texas Protector.

Wednesday:  Ruth Logan Herne is here on Wednesday with a timely post about procrastinating and why one should never, ever do it. She hasn't written the post yet, because she's been lollygagging at the shore, toes in the water... but she'll get around to it. Eventually! And she might have something to throw into the prize box if she catches up with her way behind mailings!!!!
  
Friday: Beth Erin from Faithfully Bookish is in the house on Friday!





           FACEBOOK LAUNCH PARTY FOR AUGUST LOVE INSPIRED BOOKS!!!!
TUESDAY 6 to 10 on FACEBOOK!!!
Prizes! Authors! Giddy Chatter! 



KINDLE VERSION JUST RELEASED!!! Ruthy may have bumped her friend Mary down a notch... sorry, Mary! The Kindle version of "Her Cowboy Reunion" released on August 1... If Kindle is your fave way of reading a great story, grab this one... Click on that title above and then tell us if you love this book as much as Ruthy thinks you will!  And here's a great review on "Diversity Between the Pages" by our own Meez Carrie! Link to Carrie's lovely review!




Book Two is OUT and now available as an ebook and a paperback. And I will be talking about them on Monday!!! And giving away an ebook copy of EACH on Monday.
Loving the Texas Lawman
and
Loving Her Texas Protector








Amazon Rank Obsession by Steve Laube at the Steve Laube Agency blog. (Make sure to watch the video. Hilarious!)

10 Top Book Marketing Takeaways from RWA 2018  by Diana Urban from BookBub Partners.

The 13 Most Common Self-Publishing Mistakes to Avoid by Esther Park (Kirkus Reviews) on Jane Friedman's blog

Publisher Questions: What to Ask Before You Sign a Book Contract by Tim Grahl from Book Launch.


The Stages All Readers Go Through When Lending a Book (And How to Get Books Back) by Sarah James on Book Cave


Please Don't Buy My Book by David Gaughran (This is an older article that was mentioned by Ricardo at Reedsy)

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations to the winners! Happy Weekend Seekerville!

    I brought English Breakfast tea and chocolate chip scones to share.

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    1. Just when I thought I couldn't love you more!!!!

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    2. Man... I knew I should have stopped by this morning.

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  2. Caryl, I love English Breakfast, especially in a china cup and with good company.
    Hope everything went well with the hands-on Friday. I didn't participate after all, it would have been One More Thing, but I'll be on board for the next one.
    This is going to be a great week with both Ruthy and Mary posting.
    KB

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    1. Oh, you sweet thing! Thank you, Kathy! Who doesn't love a good purse whomping about being a procrastinator??? :)

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  3. Happy Saturday, everyone! And congratulations to the winners!

    I agree, Kathy. Next week sounds like a winner!

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    1. We are so very blessed. What a warm, wonderful, just plain nice group.

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  4. Waving to everyone and sending congrats to last week's winners!

    More rain expected in GA. We are soaked. Wish we could send some of the moisture to CA and CO!

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  5. Bwahahahahaha! That link about what a reader goes through when lending a book. Hysterical. And disturbing because it's so true. And the video on that Amazon ranking obsession. Snicker. Thanks for the funnies this hot, muggy Saturday. No gardening for me so I think I'll read a Love Inspired Suspense. :-)

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    1. Enjoy the book, Kav, and know how grateful we are for your support and friendship! Hugs!

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    2. I've been on the borrower side of this, Kav and it is so guilt inducing!!!

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  6. THis past week in Seekerville was so good. I read each day, but life's been a little crazy hard in Takenaka-land. So, I didn't get to comment. I even knew what I wanted to share yesterday, but never got the chance to post it. Sigh. I love how so many Seeker ladies chimed in. What great feedback you offered!

    Thnaks for the WE and the links. I'm looking forward to checking them out. Have a great weekend everyone!

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    1. We plan to offer the critiques again, Jeanne. Stay tuned!

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    2. Hope things calm down soon, Jeanne

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  7. Happy weekend, Seekerville and congratulations to all the winners!

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  8. Congrats to all the winners.
    I hope everyone has a great weekend.

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    1. Wishing you a joyous Sunday, Wilani!

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    2. Thanks, Wilani! I just sent out a book to you... which means I've caught up on my mailing!!!!

      A PRIZE FOR WEDNESDAY!!!! :)

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  9. Many thanks for the WE with links and for Ruthy's critique of my first para. Unable to get back here until Sat. to reply expressing my appreciation. Congrats to all winners. It's still hotter than usual here in Philly but thankful that we had rain again yesterday. My angel's trumpet is ahead of schedule due to heat and rain. Soon its gorgeous and fragrant flowers will appear. A blessed Sunday to all.

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    1. I don't know what an angel's trumpet is! I must go look...

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    2. Oh, that's gorgeous!!!! What color is yours? Definitely a Southern planting, nothing we could do up here. I love it, Pat!

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  10. Happy Weekend, everyone. Hope it was good for all. I went to Kansas City for an overnight trip with my husband and son for a little getaway. We visited the World War I museum there. Very moving. Also ate good Kansas City BBQ. Last weekend we took a day trip out to western Nebraska and visited Ft. Sidney and Boot Hill cemetery. That would be a great place for historical writers to get ideas for sure.

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  11. Well, I'm REALLY late, but I wanted to stop by to say hello. And I hope you had a great weekend! I look forward to this week's posts.

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