Socialbuzz: Directory of Smashwords Users on Twitter
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'Get Your Business Noticed - 100 Digital Marketing Essentials' is the new ebook from Colin Kelly.
Released on Monday 3 June, with foreword by television presenter Jenni Falconer, it is a practical, easy to follow, jargon free guide to help small business owners get results from social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Pinterest and Google+.
For the last 3 years, Colin has delivered some of Scotland's highest rated social media training courses throughout the public and private sectors. He has sat in the boardrooms with senior teams at large, highly profitable companies. He has helped new start ups find the right audience and connect with the people they hope will buy their product or service.
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Get Your Business Noticed: 100 Digital Marketing Ideas
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I started to write because I’m a voyeur of life and a fact & fiction geek. I love to share what I’ve learned and to hear what you have to teach me. Fantasy, history, signs, symbols I could get lost all day in learning. This novel has been a work in progress and after all the blood, sweat and tears the big day came and I had completed 10 years of work. Everything was right in the world. As I sat basking in my accomplishment, my computer was attacked head on with a virus. Relentless it wiped away all my work corrupting my files ultimately crashing my computer. My brain has created a sound of effect of the crash, it replays in head to this day. Anyone who’s survived a crash can relate. All the IT”s in the ... read more
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I decided to write my first novel 20 years after thinking about an idea I came up with while on vacation in California as a teenager. I sat down one day and started putting imagination into words. After three years and many life changes later, I completed "The Binding". I live with the love of my life and my two wonderful children. I will continue to write the ongoing travails of Byron and the rest of the Billie clan, and a few new stories, all while juggling the everyday things. I hope everyone enjoys my work as much as it has been a real pleasure for me to write.
The Binding (The Byron Chronicles, Book 1)(Volume 1)
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Handed a historical romance at the age of twelve, Ayla Ruse fell in love with love and with happy endings. Having grown up living life tasting a little of this and a little of that has not changed this attitude, but it's expanded her views. Love isn't always happy and it isn't always the way a person "thinks it should be." Sometimes it's outside the box, and it's always a challenge.
The challenge of finding and holding onto this love is what drives Ayla in her fiction. She likes stories that strip love -– among other things -- down to the skin and tests the attachment and beliefs of the participants. Sometimes that test can come in the form of multiple partners, overcoming a desperate fear or even being sexu ... read more
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Ashlynn Monroe is a busy working mom. She loves her kids and family. Her greatest joy is creating stories to entertain others, and she hopes they bring a little more romance into the world. She's been writing since her teens for her own enjoyment but decided in her thirties to share her imagination with readers. Ashlynn enjoys biking, camping, reading, video games, and filling her home and life with love. If she's not working or chasing children, you can find her daydreaming up her next tale of romance.
Crafting Romance One Word At A Time...
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Lena Hart’s passion for romance novels began when she picked up Amanda Quick’s Seduction. Her love for writing eventually emerged when she wrote two screenplays and a short story in her 8th grade English class. Though she enjoys reading a variety of romance genres, she mainly writes sensual interracial romances with a flare of suspense and mystery. She is a Florida native currently living in New York City. When Lena is not writing, she’s reading, researching, or conferring with her muse. To learn more about Lena, visit www.LenaHartSite.com.
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From the time Lea Scott picked up her first crayon, writing has been one of her great passions. With a degree majoring in Commerce, Communications and English Literature, Lea could be coined a true ‘creative accountant’. Lea founded her lengthy finance career in Insolvency - an area steeped in corporate crime which first whetted her appetite for crime and suspense stories. Her interest in the paranormal has inspired a supernatural element in some of her work. Lea resides by the river in Brisbane and has published a crime thriller, 'The Ned Kelly Game', set in modern-day Melbourne, juxtaposed against the history of our infamous outlaw and an anthology of fate-inpsired short stories, 'The Appointed Hour'.
Follow me on Twitter at SaraJaysErotica
Sara Jay's world is filled with fantasy creatures, mythology, supernatural romance and saucy tales. If it's smoking hot, and has fur, fangs or wings, it's Sara's thing. She enjoys reading and crafting stories that will keep you reading for steamy, sexy and fascinating reasons! Sara hails from the Midwest where she lives with her rugged husband, young daughter and a house full of shapeshifting cats.
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RITA award winner, New York Times best-selling author, USAF veteran, 747 airline pilot, and mom Susan Grant loves writing about what she knows: flying, adventure, and the often unpredictable interaction between men and women!
The Day Her Heart Stood Still
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Susan Lohrer grew up loving to read so much that when she grew up (and she’s still wondering when on earth that managed to happen), she became a book editor. She also writes books, which is just as much fun as editing them.
After having moved all over western Canada during her childhood, Susan now lives in a little town in British Columbia with her husband, their children, three dogs, quite a lot of tropical fish, and far more books than she ever could hope to read.
Susan loves hearing from her readers (seriously, it makes her day).
Eagle Magus (Book 1 of the Magus Series)
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Jaimi Taylor is one of the contributing writers for the several Insiders' Lifestyle Guides book series (A Complete Makeover Series). See the several press releases below to learn more about each book. She is also the author of Derailed - Memoirs of a Botched Hysterectomy - A Story About Endometriosis: A Narrative Non-fiction memoir. A native of Northern California, she lives with her husband in California. Together they have a precious Shih Tzu named Precious.
Smashwords Titles by Jaimi Taylor:
Derailed - Memoirs of a Botched Hysterectomy - Hysterectomy to Remove Fibroids and Cyst - Really was Endometriosis!
Routines and Rituals - Simple Pleasures of Life
Romance - Up Close and Personal
That Je Ne Sais Quoi Fa ... read more
That Je Ne Sais Quoi Factor - What It Is and How To Get It
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I love living life to the fullest. We as a family, sincerely enjoy traveling and discovering new adventures. I think that traveling over the years has really sparked my interest in writing fiction. There isn't anything better than taking characters to a whole new level, and bringing to life new worlds, or weaving stories out of our everyday lives.
I am a very active mother of 4 children, all of which love books. I really try to teach them to question everything until the right answer reveals itself.
I love writing fiction, and fiction is such a passion for us as a family. There isn't any greater gift, than that of imagination.
Finding Stones Book One
Casting Gems Book Two
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The Wooden Girl From Nevada
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Donna Zadunajsky was born and raised in Bristolville, Ohio. She is 41 years old and resides in Homer Glen, Illinois. Ever since she was a teenager, she had an interest and a dream to write books. Six years ago that dream came true. She has written seven children’s books that are about her daughter and all the adventures that she has done in her young life. They are currently on the Barnes and Noble and Amazon website and at www.littletscorner.com., available in eBook and paperback.
She spends her time writing short stories as well as novels. She published her first novel, “Broken Promises,” June 2012, and has currently finished her second novel “Not Forgotten”.
Besides writing, she enjoys spending tim ... read more
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CN Bring gravitated toward military intrigue and suspense coming from a family whose members served in the Army and continues with relatives still serving. She earned her Associates Degree in Criminal Investigation for Private Investigation. Her extensive research and life experience lend an authentic feel to both her Celia Kelly Series (Military/Mystery/Thriller), as well as the Jack Sleuth Series (Crime/Mystery) for youth.
Bring is an advocate for heroes and heroines in all walks of life. A big supporter of the military and our country's Constitution, Wounded Warriors, Missing In America Project and Lupus Research. Bring is also a supporter of all who take the time to serve others in their communities and gi ... read more
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Karen Wojcik Berner
Everyone has a story. When walking past the houses on your block during an after-dinner stroll or driving down a rural road dotted with singular farms, have you ever wondered what was going on inside?
I have always been interested in people's backstories. How did they get to where they are today? What ramifications does the past have on the present?
So I decided to bring a group of people together, bound only by their love of classic literature, and see what happened.
The result is the Bibliophiles series, which explores the lives of fictional American suburban book club members. The first, "A Whisper to a Scream," centers on Sarah, a stay-at-home mother of two, and Annie, a PR executive with fertility issue ... read more
A Bibliophile Christmas
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A writer of fantasy, sci-fi, faerie tales, and all sorts of other fictional works, I am developing a couple of novels while surviving through the boring real life. Most of my writing and works tend to incorporate LGBT themes as well as diversity in general.
My background mostly comes from the reading of sci-fi, fantasy, manga, and comics. And much of that style is often seen bleeding through with the method of writing. Be ready for worlds of all sorts. From mystical lands filled with magic, to the real world, to a slightly flipped universe.
The Real Folktale Blues (Beyond Ever After #1)
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Jon Garett and Richard Walsh are the creators and co-authors of The Adventures of Seamus Tripp.
Jon and Richard are both Virgos, and they throw the full planning and attention-to-detail typical of the sign into the world of Seamus Tripp. The stories are woven with humor, a memorable stable of characters, recurring narrative arcs, and - of course - lots and lots of adventure.
The authors have been friends and creative collaborators for more than 20 years, with much of their previous creative energy going into roleplaying games, board games, and individual projects.
The world of Seamus Tripp represents an equal partnership that blends their shared interests in genre fiction, world religions and spirituality, c ... read more
Seamus Tripp & the North Star Witch
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I have been writing as long as I can remember. I've never been published, but I would like to be as soon as possible. I am on many different social networking sites & have posted my writing on several of them.
Follow me on Twitter at DuncanWhitehead
Duncan was born in England in 1967. After a successful career in the Royal Navy where he served in British Embassies throughout South America and saw service in the Gulf War he joined the world of super yachts as a Purser onboard some of the world's largest private vessels, working for many high profile individuals, being fortunate enough to visit some of the world's most luxurious and exotic places.
Eventually retiring to Savannah, Georgia, he began to partake of his greatest passion, writing. Initially writing short stories he finally put pen to paper and wrote THE GORDONSTON LADIES WALKING CLUB, inspired by the quirky characters and eeriness of his new environment. The book, a thriller, which boasts an asso ... read more
An Actor's Life - A Short Story
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Joy Laforce was functionally illiterate until she was ten; now she reads all the time and publishes her smoking hot erotica at Smashwords.com. She loves telling stories and the written word, as well as erotica's amazing community of self-published authors. Follow her on twitter at @joylaforce to hear about her new releases, and for daily tweets on news, reviews, giveaways and more!
Follow me on Twitter at MEWelman
Once upon a time I went to school to craft my writing skills, but I wanted a little more from my expensive education than 'just writing classes' so I have an MA from New York University. They liked what I did and even gave me the Herbert Rubin Creative Writing Award when I was an undergrad there. The story that garnered that award, Carmen Jane Doesn’t Work at the A&P was then published in the Gallatin Review.
Since then, I got married, raised two sons, taught private school (have I got stories), founded a non-profit (now closed) and wrote.
This is where I am now, here, writing and selling my work. Thanks for reading.
The Sideways Kant
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Martijn de Waal
Sinds het begin van de jaren negentig doet Martijn de Waal onderzoek naar de rol van digitale media in de samenleving. Eerst als journalist, onder meer als freelancecorrespondent in Sillicon Valley voor de Volkskrant, Nieuwe Revu, Intermediair en VPRO Radio, later als zelfstandig onderzoeker.
In 2007 nam hij samen met Michiel de Lange het initiatief voor TheMobileCity.nl, een weblog, serie conferenties en onderzoeksplatform over de rol van digitale en mobiele media in het stedelijk ontwerp. In 2011 was hij gast-onderzoeker bij het Centre for Future Civic Media aan het MIT in Cambridge, MA. Begin 2012 promoveerde hij met zijn proefschrift De stad als interface bij de vakgroep praktische filosofie aan de Rijksun ... read more
Toets 1 voor het paradijs (op zoek naar de Amerikaanse Droom)
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Marcia Luyten (1971) is econoom, cultuurhistoricus, schrijver, journalist en publicist. Sinds 2012 is zij presentator van het programma Buitenhof. Luyten schrijft voor onder meer NRC Handelsblad en Vrij Nederland. Van 2006 tot 2010 woonde ze in Kampala, Oeganda, van 2001 tot 2003 in Rwanda. Van haar hand verscheen in 2003 Witte geef geld, in 2008 Ziende blind – hoe onze politiek, economie en cultuur ‘Afrikaanse’ trekken krijgen en in 2013 Dag Afrika. Momenteel werkt zij aan Het geluk van Limburg, een sociaal-culturele geschiedenis van de glorie en ondergang van de steenkolenmijnen. Zij woont en werkt in Broek in Waterland.
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L. Sterling Requate
“Sterling,” as friends and colleagues know her, did not intend to write a novel; after all, when she was 23 she thought for sure she was going to be a rock star. For the next 24 years, she sang jingles for local businesses; performed with several bands; provided back up as a studio musician, and was a voice-over talent. That was for fun—she earned a living as an Instrument & Electrical Technician for a major oil company.
In 2009, everything changed, when, following an industrial accident, Sterling was medically retired. Unable to work, she began to piece together images that she had dreamed about since age 14, and “committed ink to parchment.” Writing became pain management, and a way to ward off dep ... read more
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C Nault M Findley
Mana likes hopping rocks on the Black river and playing with her imaginary cats. She lives in the US and keeps herself busy with family and friends, all of whom have been supportive while making this dream come true.
Catherine likes to surf the web and talk to friends in between chasing her—not imaginary— cats away from her keyboard. She lives in the middle of nowhere, Quebec, and builds muscles shoveling snow six months out of the year.
The authors met through the fan forum dedicated to Lindsay Buroker’s The Emperor’s Edge series. Soon afterwards, they started collaborating on several short stories. It was during one of these that the idea for a novel first bloomed. And, as they say, the rest is hist ... read more
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Tim Ross is the CEO of SolutionSet, a leading digital consultancy based in San Francisco, CA. An author, blogger, and consultant, Tim has spent the past 18 years helping enterprise brands leverage web, mobile, and social technologies to drive business results. He has served in executive management positions at leading consulting firms, including Networkers, USWeb, and V2 Group. Prior to joining SolutionSet, Ross founded 3VR, a market leader in advanced video surveillance solutions for banks, retailers, and government organizations.
Beyond the Aisle: Where Consumer Packaged Goods Brands Meet Technology to Drive Business Results
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Casey Jo Jukes
My first novel is Animas Within, and I'm currently working on two manuscripts. I've worked as a counselor and social worker in a variety of social welfare programs. I live in Northern California with my husband and two children with numerous pets.
Follow me on Twitter at ShawnaIrelandCA
When I am not reading a book, or writing a book, I am creating a book in my mind. Everywhere I go, I see a setting. Every person I see is a potential character. Every time I see comedy, or tragedy, I know I can exacerbate the circumstances to make the story remarkable.
Follow me on Twitter at MOTORhardnow
Tom Reber is an average guy fed up with companies, teams, and organizations that are settling for mediocrity. He’s a coach, a speaker, a motivator, as well as a United States Marine. He’s served in the ministry, worked as a musician, and has founded one of the Midwest’s top residential painting company’s for many years. Tom’s mission is to ‘inspire individuals and organizations to abandon mediocrity and enjoy more wins in life.’ Tom speaks on attitude, business, marketing, and leadership.
As a decorated Marine, Small Business of the Year winner, and adoptive parent, Tom has brought his MOTOR to everything he has done.
Tom lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife, Chris, and three kids, Dakot ... read more
Foundations, The Small Business Owner's Guide to Dominating the Competition & Building a Championship Business!
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M Henderson Ellis
M. Henderson Ellis lived in Prague for two years in the first half of the 1990s and there taught English and tended bar. A Chicago-area native and a graduate of Bennington College, he has lived in Budapest, Hungary, since 2001, where in 2004 he co-founded the English-language literary review Pilvax, which he edits to this day. He makes his living as a writer and freelance editor at Wordpillediting.com.
I'm Still Your Fag
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Cheree Smith lives in a country town in Australia as a high school English teacher where she writes paranormal, horror and dark stories for young adults. She enjoys listening to and learning about legends and myths, watching scary movies and dreaming up new worlds where monsters can come alive. When she is not in her writing cave she can be found listening to music, even dabbling in the occasional writing of music or reading.
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Science writer focusing on physics, neuroscience and climate change. Correspondent for New Scientist. Author of The Edge of Physics
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Emeka Iwenofu is an aspiring young writer who lived mostly in Cleveland where he attended Cuyahoga Community College before transferring to Cleveland State University where he earned his degree in accounting. Afterwards, he later became engrossed with free enterprise and engaged in a number of solo business ventures before finding his true calling, which was writing.
He eventually read several books on success development, mental attitude, and the law of attraction which inspired him to write the three book series, called: The Miracle Trilogy. Jackie's Miracle is the third part to the series. He feels that this entire series is one of the first books of its kind to touch on the law of attraction in such a comp ... read more
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Hello, I'm Larry Jones, I love to write and I'm going to win the Pulitzer prize some day. I love helping silver headed sexy people- elderly- They don't like being call that, so they actually have me call them silver headed sexy. They are the wise one. I love to ride motorcycles. It's my passion next to writing. I love to smile and make people laugh and I believe in communication, honesty, and love. I am the one. My books are, Angel with broken wings" Life choices, Coffee and Cream" The game, Dominatrix school" How to keep your husband home and many more to come.
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DARIA SALAMON entered a “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” writing contest in her local newspaper when she was twenty-seven. She wrote about her experiences wandering around Costa Rica. She won. It was her first published piece.
This precipitated a lifelong writing addiction. She pitched story ideas to the Winnipeg Free Press and became a regular contributor writing about her experiences learning to surf in Malibu, offering her prairie girl perspective of Cannes Film Festival parties and journaling about flying off to Ghana to help build a school. She also wrote a monthly humour column on wedding planning when she was getting married. Daria has contributed to The Globe and Mail, Prairie Fire Magazine and Up ... read more
The Prairie Bridesmaid
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Deborah Riley-Magnus is an author and an Author Success Coach. She has a twenty-seven year professional background in marketing, advertising and public relations as a writer for print, television and radio. Deborah writes fiction and non-fiction.
As an Author Success Coach she focuses exclusively on publicity, marketing and promotional solutions for authors. She teaches live and online Author Success Workshops and has spoken at many writers groups and conferences across the country. She also coaches authors, one-on-one to help them create marketing strategies and learn techniques for sales success.
Deborah produces several pieces weekly for various blogs and websites including her industry blog, Deborah Rile ... read more
Cross Marketing Magic for Authors: Developing New Avenues for Advanced Book Marketing
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Karris Callahan grew up in the cornfields of Indiana where her childhood imagination took her on many adventures. She now lives in North Webster, IN where she writes, does volunteer work with middle schoolers and has a deep desire for all young people to discover their potential and follow their dreams.
The Guardian: The Misfits Book One
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I retired from teaching after 32 years. I taught at a somewhat affluent high school for the majority of my career. I have a Masters of Arts Degree in Communication and a Masters of Science Degree in Educational Psychology. While teaching, I I was an intern therapist at a Psych Hospital in the area that I live. I worked mainly with children, teens and their families.
I wrote this book out of pure passion for all of the children that I worked with over the years.
The Pecking Order/Who is Minding the Coop?
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I write technology thrillers. My writing examines the bounds of technology and how it affects our daily lives.
I love good writing. My inspiration was John McPhee's A Sense of Where You Are. It combined my love of sports and prose so eloquently. Franzen, Eugenides, Russo, Murakami, and more - there's literally not enough time in a day to get to all.
Sometimes I wonder how there are enough readers for all the great books that are published. It's encouraging to know that so many people find it so rewarding despite there being no reality show dedicated to its practice.