Linda’s Writerly Tidbit’s August 2013

It’s been a while since I did a Writerly Tidbit’s newsletter, in fact the last one was in May …! The reason has been trying to finish off two books at the same time as doing the day job and sorting out the Hysterectomy Association. But, the books are now both finished and published and I’m slowly catching up with both the social networking and my blogging too.

I also decided that I was going to be much more structured about my (soon to be) monthly newsletters as well, with a big emphasis being placed on the wonderful people who have taken part in my Thursday Throng author interviews.

Perhaps the big news of the publishing industry today though is the announcement that Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos, has purchased The Washington Post. I wonder what that will do to the concept of Freedom of the Press?

For those who are interested in building their social media platform, Social Media Today has a great little post which has 10 tips to boost your social media traffic.

Linda’s News and Updates

FREE on Amazon Kindle today and Wednesday 7th August

Hysteria 2013, the Hysterectomy Association’s annual writing competition for women closes at midnight on 31st August. If you’d like to enter, there is still plenty of time do so and you can find out the rules and guidelines on the website here: hysteria-2013-short-story-writing-competiton/

I also completed the Duotrope interview and you can read more about how my mind works here: duotrope.com/interview.aspx?id=7759

My first properly published book is called Selling Online: A Beginner’s Guide and I’m celebrating it’s launch last month with a giveaway. Just pop along to the post and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning.

Thursday Thronger’s News and Updates:

Yasmin Selena Butt has announced that her book, Gunshot Glitter, is now available on the  Amazon Kindle store worldwide. It’s been described by author Lisa Jewell as ‘A gritty, compelling, darkly-gleaming diamond of a read’.

Marc Nash has announced that “Long Stories Short” – 32 Flash Fiction stories is also out now on the Kindle store.

Mik Everett has also got a new Kindle book out called Self-Published Kindling: Memoirs of a Homeless Bookstore Owner. E.L. Farris, #1 Amazon Bestselling Author, called it ‘The Best Book of 2013,’ and Jeannie Palmer, another author, called it ‘Modern Day Steinbeck.’

Joanna and Ron of Lazuli Portal’s Fame also have a new book of short stories out called Crystal, Fire and Water.

Finally, Matthew Hirtes has a brand new website that he’d like everyone to visit called Gran Canaria Local and if you’re planning a holiday it’s a must visit site as it gives the insider’s low down on the island.

Giveaway’s Still Open – if you have in mind a little light reading but don’t know what to get, why not try one of the giveaways still available from current Thursday Thronger’s.

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