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Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest

Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest

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Genre: Non-Fiction
Many people dream of living simple lives on small islands, but few appreciate the complexities that accompany this distinctive lifestyle. Finding the perfect island, negotiating surrounding waters, creating a sustainable home, and making a viable life away from urban conveniences can be rewarding or difficult, depending on myriad circumstances.

Complicated Simplicity draws on the experiences of 20 intrepid people who live on small islands in the San Juans, the Gulf Islands, the more remote Discovery Islands, and in Clayoquot Sound. This book focusses on those who choose islands without ferry service since they deal with special challenges in getting to and from islands, transporting supplies, and living off-the-grid. Their voices are woven through every chapter to share remarkable experiences, skills, and insights gained in very different settings. As the author grew up on Bath Island, off Gabriola, her family’s experiences also serve as threads that tie various themes together.

Engaging, often funny, this book offers readers frank and useful insights on the pleasures and complications of island living. Ingenuity, tenacity and passion for living in these special places shine through, as does concern for safety, sustainability, and thoughtful stewardship.

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The Author’s Guide to Working With Book Bloggers

The Author’s Guide to Working With Book Bloggers

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with Book Bloggers?

If book bloggers are the new gatekeepers to 'book publishing success,' do you wonder how you can tap into that source of free promotions?

How you can move comfortably into that world, putting your best foot forward? How can you introduce yourself to these coveted bloggers so that they want to reward you with free promotions?

Look no further, because The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers combines the advice of over two-hundred bloggers, covering all aspects of communication between authors and review blogs.

Whether you are a new author, or have many titles under your belt, let The Author's Guide to Working with Book Bloggers demystify the promotion of your book. You'll learn about whom and where book bloggers are, as well as these essential promotional tools:

* The Query

* The Review

* The Giveaway

* The Guest Post

* The Book Blurb Excerpt

* The Cover Reveal

* ...and more!

Start your journey to publishing success today!

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Only Children – A Family Memoir

Only Children – A Family Memoir

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Only Children is a provocative and candid memoir of a life filled with unexpected twists resulting from chance encounters. Opening in February 1955, the four-year old author recounts how he and his mother travelled by train from Calgary to Saskatcehwan to attend a family funeral. When they return home, a new boy comes to stay, but soon leaves, and the two don’t see one another for nearly forty years.

Only Children will be of interest to anyone who grew up in the 1950's and 1960's, people whose parents withheld information about siblings or family. Pat Buckna's insights into relationships, coming-of-age, family and his own actions make for a fascinating exploration of an unique and event-filled life.

Pat Buckna’s remarkable portrayal of his childhood in Calgary in the 1950’s and 1960's takes a surprising turn when, on holiday with his parents and a teenager, he watches his father confront a clerk in a grocery store who turns out to be his brother. That afternoon a young woman knocks on the door of their hotel room and introduces herself as his sister. The author becomes entangled in a series of reckless encounters. He meets a girl on a bus and follows her to the boreal forest of Northern Quebec. He befriends an older married woman with children and becomes an ‘instant’ parent at twenty. One morning, he leaves his marriage and becomes Chris Miller, a country-music singer living in his van. On the road he meets a crazy woman from Oklahoma, gets arrested, then heads north to rebuild his life. The day after his mother dies, an uncle tells Pat a secret she has taken to her grave. After forty years he reconnects with his older brother Gerry, the boy who had come to stay as a child. At Gerry’s funeral, an even more startling secret is revealed.

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The Author’s On-Line Presence: How to Find Readers

The Author’s On-Line Presence: How to Find Readers

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Authors, tired of wasting valuable writing time?!

·      Have no idea what to do with a blog, website, social media or newsletter?
·      Dread the thought of learning more technology?
·      Feel like you’re drowning in a technology swamp?
Let award winning technical trainer Barb Drozdowich save you time!

Why is Barb’s book different from all the others?
·      Author Experience: Barb has worked side-by-side with authors just like you.
·      Barb is a teacher. She can break down dry, complex subjects into easy to learn bites without the technobabble.
·      Publishing Expertise. Who better learn from than someone that’s already completed the publishing journey?

Don’t just take it from Barb. Listen to what other authors have to say.

 

    • “This is a book that is integral for any author who is beginning to move from dreamer to published” ~C.A. Lawrence

 

    • “The book is straightforward, easy to understand, and answers all the questions you possibly have or will have.” ~ Jane

 

    • “Barb writes from the heart & from hard won experience – ride on her back and get started on your journey to success.” ~James Minter

To help you save time, Barb will teach you the critical details on:
- How to set up your blogging platform
- How to optimize and secure your website
- How to create content and the learn the basics of networking with readers
- Establish an on-line presence for your author brand.
** And much, much more!

The Author's On-Line Presence, is a simple, straight forward guide to help aspiring authors, or someone struggling to create a robust marketing platform save time.

If you are looking for an easy to follow guide that helps with conquering that technical swamp, Barb’s book is it!

Buy a copy today and walk confidently into the world of book marketing.

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Fiction Editing: A Writer’s Roadmap

Fiction Editing: A Writer’s Roadmap

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Today’s publishing landscape for fiction writers makes working with freelance editors an increasingly common route for many authors. But the very idea of working with an editor can be scary. Who are these sinister types, and what do they do? How much will it cost? Most important, will it make your book better?

This thoroughly readable guide demystifies the world of paid editorial help. Written by an experienced editor, it clarifies how to tell whether you might need editing, describes what editors do and how they do it, and gives practical ways to save time and money if you do decide to get paid editorial help with your work.

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The Author’s On-Line Presence: How to Find Readers: A Companion Handbook

The Author’s On-Line Presence: How to Find Readers: A Companion Handbook

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Authors, tired of wasting valuable writing time?!

·      Have no idea what to do with a blog, website, social media or newsletter?
·      Dread the thought of learning more technology?
·      Feel like you’re drowning in a technology swamp?
Let award winning technical trainer Barb Drozdowich save you time!

Why is Barb’s book different from all the others?
·      Author Experience: Barb has worked side-by-side with authors just like you.
·      Barb is a teacher. She can break down dry, complex subjects into easy to learn bites without the technobabble.
·      Publishing Expertise. Who better learn from than someone that’s already completed the publishing journey?

Don’t just take it from Barb. Listen to what other authors have to say.

 

    • “This is a book that is integral for any author who is beginning to move from dreamer to published” ~C.A. Lawrence

 

 

 

    • “The book is straightforward, easy to understand, and answers all the questions you possibly have or will have.” ~ Jane

 

 

 

    • “Barb writes from the heart & from hard won experience – ride on her back and get started on your journey to success.” ~James Minter

 

To help you save time, Barb will teach you the critical details on:
- How to set up your blogging platform
- How to optimize and secure your website
- How to create content and the learn the basics of networking with readers
- Establish an on-line presence for your author brand.
** And much, much more!
The Author's On-Line Presence, is a simple, straight forward guide to help aspiring authors, or someone struggling to create a robust marketing platform save time.

If you are looking for an easy to follow guide that helps with conquering that technical swamp, Barb’s book is it!

Buy a copy today and walk confidently into the world of book marketing.

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The Caribou Hotel: Hauntings, hospitality, a hunter and the parrot

The Caribou Hotel: Hauntings, hospitality, a hunter and the parrot

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Genre: Non-Fiction

A small hotel in a small town that few have heard of. The heart of the community where local residents could go to enjoy each others company over a coffee or a beer. A gateway to playgrounds for the rich, famous, and infamous. A focal point in North American history. Murders. Guests who check out before they check out, then hang around to see what happens next. A grand chronicle in the fine tradition of Yukon storytellers navigating the lines between historical documents and local lore. A frank, funny, insightful and well-illustrated book that brings to life the experiences, events, and personalities of the Caribou Hotel and delivers a lovingly told story about one of the most historically rich buildings in the north.

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The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Are you overwhelmed by the sheer number of promotion companies wanting to take your money to promote your book? Want a curated list of sites that is organized, categorized and explained?

Are book blog tours a great idea…or a waste of time and money? Discover how to harness the power of a blog tour to your advantage.

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions demystifies Book Promotions and Book Blog Tours – two major methods of promoting a book. This book teaches how social media is consumed, helps you understand where your audience is and which set of companies to target to meet your promotional goals.

You will learn there is no easy button for promoting a book – but there are easy ways to cut through the “razzle-dazzle” and “technobabble” and form a clear, logical, actionable plan.

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions will teach:
-Why networking is so important to author success
-How to evaluate a blog’s reach
-What is the goal of a book blog tour
-What to expect of a book blog tour
-How do book promotion companies spread the word about a book
-How do people consume social media content
-How to evaluate a promotion company

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions combines clear, easy to follow information, listings of over 60 book blog tour companies and 190 book promotion sites, a glossary, an extensive list of helpful videos – everything an author needs to conquer the world of promotions.

Does the marketing aspect of being an author puzzle you? Learn how to transform your marketing efforts and reach more readers.

The Author’s Guide to Book Promotions is a primer that helps you think differently about book promotions and helps you take confident steps into the promotions world.

Pick up a copy today!

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The Book Blogger Platform: The Ultimate Guide to Book Blogging

The Book Blogger Platform: The Ultimate Guide to Book Blogging

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Book Blogging - One of the Best Hobbies in the World!

Join thousands of book bloggers in expressing your joy of reading!

Are you a book blogger or do you want to be one? Are you having trouble handling the technical details of blogging? The Book Blogger Platform is a "user manual" that answers all of your blogging questions. A book written by a book blogger for book bloggers!

The Book Blogger Platform covers topics such as:

  • Essential content of a book blog.
  • Common features hosted by book bloggers.
  • Social media essentials related to a book blogger platform.
  • Over 25 videos that simplify blogging technical issues
  • ”...and many more subjects!

If you are tired of always asking other bloggers questions -

Pick up a copy today and approach blogging with confidence!

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Blogging for Authors

Blogging for Authors

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Do you want to find more readers for your book?

 

Do you feel uncertain about the technology or what to blog about?

Technical trainer Barb Drozdowich has been blogging for the better part of a decade & knows what authors need.

Finding readers is the key to success. One of the best ways to connect with these readers is through the establishment of a blog - one that isn’t just a billboard for sales & releases, but a method for establishing long term relationships with readers.

In award winning Blogging for Authors, Barb teaches not just how to set up a blog but how to turn it into a powerful tool of communication with readers. She brings several decades of teaching experience to help even the beginner author.

In this book you’ll discover:

 

    • How blogging can help with communication with readers

 

    • How to create powerful topics to blog about that generate shareable content

 

    • How to create optimized blog posts that will get people talking

 

    • How to protect & backup your content to keep your site safe for years to come

Through a series of free tools & helpful hints, Blogging for Authors helps you choose the right platform, understand the technical aspects & get started today.

If you like an easy to understand book that cuts through the technobabble that exists in many tech manuals, this book is for you!

Pick up this great deal today & start connecting with readers right away.

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Blogging for Authors: A Companion Handbook

Blogging for Authors: A Companion Handbook

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Do you want to find more readers for your book?

Do you feel uncertain about the technology or what to blog about?

Technical trainer Barb Drozdowich has been blogging for the better part of a decade & knows what authors need. Finding readers is the key to success.

One of the best ways to connect with these readers is through the establishment of a blog - one that isn’t just a billboard for sales & releases, but a method for establishing long term relationships with readers.

In award winning Blogging for Authors, Barb teaches not just how to set up a blog but how to turn it into a powerful tool of communication with readers. She brings several decades of teaching experience to help even the beginner author. In this book you’ll discover:

- How blogging can help with communication with readers

- How to create powerful topics to blog about that generate shareable content

- How to create optimized blog posts that will get people talking

- How to protect & backup your content to keep your site safe for years to come

- You'll have space to 'collect your thoughts' on lines provided at various points in the handbook.

Through a series of free tools & helpful hints, Blogging for Authors - A Companion Handbook helps you choose the right platform, understand the technical aspects & get started today. If you like an easy to understand book that cuts through the technobabble that exists in many tech manuals, this book is for you!

Pick up this great deal today & start connecting with readers right away.

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