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Re: booktweep

Amara Dey
 

Sorry I’m new here, probably a silly question, but how can I join the monthly MFRW Authors tweet please?

 

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Amara Dey, Author

www.amaradey.uk

 

From: The Real Cie
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 7:25 PM
To: main@marketingforromancewriters.groups.io
Subject: Re: [mfrwio] booktweep

 

I think you'd be better off just joining in the monthly MFRW Authors tweet. Also, there are plenty of "writer lifts" to be had on Twitter, and those are free. I know there are some paid services that are legit, but I have very little budget to work with. I wouldn't use it on this service!

 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 12:05 PM Jill Culiner <romance@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

Has anyone hear of — or had experience with Booktweep? They just contacted me with promises of tweeting my book so that I become very rich for only $30. Of course, I believe them ;—)

jill

 

Lighthearted romance with delicious heroes, unconventional heroines, and quirky settings.

 

Author Website http://www.j-arleneculiner.com 

Storytelling Podcast:


 

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Re: booktweep

Amara Dey
 

Yes I am with AllAuthor too – the free one – but I am considering Pro.

 

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Amara Dey, Author

www.amaradey.uk

 

From: Katherine Eddinger Smits
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2021 7:33 PM
To: main@marketingforromancewriters.groups.io
Subject: Re: [mfrwio] booktweep

 

I have used AllAuthor for several years, and I like them a lot. They do some twitter promotion, but also have very useful tools like Review GIF maker, Seasonal Mock-Up Banners, weekly mock-up banners, and lots more. They have a free plan, but I have all my books listed in the pro plan for $59 each per 6 months. Here's a link: https://allauthor.com/pricing/ (I'm not an affiliate or anything, just a satisfied customer.)


Katherine Eddinger Smits

Spellbinding stories of mythical, mystical, magical fantasy and romance

 

Water Dreams

Water Desires

The Sea Witch and the Mage

Siren Descending

Witch Trial Legacy (Releasing 2021)

 

 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 2:25 PM The Real Cie <chartley65@...> wrote:

I think you'd be better off just joining in the monthly MFRW Authors tweet. Also, there are plenty of "writer lifts" to be had on Twitter, and those are free. I know there are some paid services that are legit, but I have very little budget to work with. I wouldn't use it on this service!

 

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 12:05 PM Jill Culiner <romance@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,

Has anyone hear of — or had experience with Booktweep? They just contacted me with promises of tweeting my book so that I become very rich for only $30. Of course, I believe them ;—)

jill

 

Lighthearted romance with delicious heroes, unconventional heroines, and quirky settings.

 

Author Website http://www.j-arleneculiner.com 

Storytelling Podcast:


 

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Re: booktweep

Katherine Eddinger Smits
 

I have used AllAuthor for several years, and I like them a lot. They do some twitter promotion, but also have very useful tools like Review GIF maker, Seasonal Mock-Up Banners, weekly mock-up banners, and lots more. They have a free plan, but I have all my books listed in the pro plan for $59 each per 6 months. Here's a link: https://allauthor.com/pricing/ (I'm not an affiliate or anything, just a satisfied customer.)

Katherine Eddinger Smits
Spellbinding stories of mythical, mystical, magical fantasy and romance

Water Dreams
Water Desires
The Sea Witch and the Mage
Siren Descending
Witch Trial Legacy (Releasing 2021)



On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 2:25 PM The Real Cie <chartley65@...> wrote:
I think you'd be better off just joining in the monthly MFRW Authors tweet. Also, there are plenty of "writer lifts" to be had on Twitter, and those are free. I know there are some paid services that are legit, but I have very little budget to work with. I wouldn't use it on this service!

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 12:05 PM Jill Culiner <romance@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,
Has anyone hear of — or had experience with Booktweep? They just contacted me with promises of tweeting my book so that I become very rich for only $30. Of course, I believe them ;—)
jill


Lighthearted romance with delicious heroes, unconventional heroines, and quirky settings.

Storytelling Podcast:



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Re: booktweep

The Real Cie
 

I think you'd be better off just joining in the monthly MFRW Authors tweet. Also, there are plenty of "writer lifts" to be had on Twitter, and those are free. I know there are some paid services that are legit, but I have very little budget to work with. I wouldn't use it on this service!

On Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 12:05 PM Jill Culiner <romance@...> wrote:
Hi Everyone,
Has anyone hear of — or had experience with Booktweep? They just contacted me with promises of tweeting my book so that I become very rich for only $30. Of course, I believe them ;—)
jill


Lighthearted romance with delicious heroes, unconventional heroines, and quirky settings.

Storytelling Podcast:




booktweep

Jill Culiner
 

Hi Everyone,
Has anyone hear of — or had experience with Booktweep? They just contacted me with promises of tweeting my book so that I become very rich for only $30. Of course, I believe them ;—)
jill


Lighthearted romance with delicious heroes, unconventional heroines, and quirky settings.

Storytelling Podcast:


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Lisabet Sarai
 

I have three free spots on my blog next week. If you want one, send me an email off list by Sunday!

I'd love to host you.

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Re: Who uses google docs to write

Bernadette Duquette
 

Thank you, thank you, Lisabet.


On Feb 23, 2021, at 11:36 PM, Lisabet Sarai <lisabet@...> wrote:

Greetings,

Before you commit to using Google Docs for your writing, please check the terms of service.

Are you paying for this? If so, what do they guarantee? If your work is lost in a hack or a system crash, do they provide any compensation?

If you're using a free service, I can tell you without even looking at the TOS that you have no rights at all. They assert zero liability. It may even be that Google has the right to use or share your content (though maybe not). At very least, I'm sure it says that they have the right to change the service or make it unavailable at any time. (I've been bitten by using Google Maps in a software system, in this regard. All of a sudden, the software I'd written wouldn't work, because Google changed the interface.) What would happen if all of a sudden Google Docs went away?

(Remember the mess when Blogger brought out its new user interface? Quite a few of us were suffering!)

When something is offered for "free", remember that the company is doing it for a reason. They get something in return, beyond goodwill. So what data are they collecting? What connections are they making? What ads are they selling?

Remember also that everything on the cloud is essentially public, despite what you may hear. Every computer system can be hacked; malware becomes more pernicious and ubiquitous every day.

Please be cautious. Do not automatically trust computer systems with the fruits of your hard work. And always, always, have a backup that YOU control. I am not just being paranoid (though I am a bit of a Luddite). I am a computer professional, and as such, I know something about the limits and the risks in this area.

Warmly,
Lisabet

--
With the right opponent, even Scrabble can be foreplay

PLAYING TO SCORE by Lisabet Sarai
Gay BDSM erotic romance
https://bit.ly/SexyScrabble
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1067359



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*Imagination is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

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Re: Who uses google docs to write

Tina Donahue
 

Great points, Lisabet.

I'm extremely cautious of using anything online. It's too easy to hack.

That said - one of my publishers insists on Google docs. Since the publisher provides the template, I'm assuming they're paying for the service (if there is a paid service). I know I'm not paying for anything.

Tina


On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:36 PM Lisabet Sarai <lisabet@...> wrote:
Greetings,

Before you commit to using Google Docs for your writing, please check
the terms of service.

Are you paying for this? If so, what do they guarantee? If your work is
lost in a hack or a system crash, do they provide any compensation?

If you're using a free service, I can tell you without even looking at
the TOS that you have no rights at all. They assert zero liability. It
may even be that Google has the right to use or share your content
(though maybe not). At very least, I'm sure it says that they have the
right to change the service or make it unavailable at any time. (I've
been bitten by using Google Maps in a software system, in this regard.
All of a sudden, the software I'd written wouldn't work, because Google
changed the interface.) What would happen if all of a sudden Google Docs
went away?

(Remember the mess when Blogger brought out its new user interface?
Quite a few of us were suffering!)

When something is offered for "free", remember that the company is doing
it for a reason. They get something in return, beyond goodwill. So what
data are they collecting? What connections are they making? What ads are
they selling?

Remember also that everything on the cloud is essentially public,
despite what you may hear. Every computer system can be hacked; malware
becomes more pernicious and ubiquitous every day.

Please be cautious. Do not automatically trust computer systems with the
fruits of your hard work. And always, always, have a backup that YOU
control. I am not just being paranoid (though I am a bit of a Luddite).
I am a computer professional, and as such, I know something about the
limits and the risks in this area.

Warmly,
Lisabet

--
With the right opponent, even Scrabble can be foreplay

PLAYING TO SCORE by Lisabet Sarai
Gay BDSM erotic romance
https://bit.ly/SexyScrabble
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1067359



--
--
*Imagination is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Visit Lisabet Sarai's Fantasy Factory - http://www.lisabetsarai.com ( https://ymlptr1.com/408adebmmagaehsewadauqyazauyb/click.php )
Venture Beyond Romance - http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com ( https://ymlptr1.com/82a84ebmjapaehsewarauqyagauyb/click.php )
Follow me on Twitter: @lisabetsarai ( https://ymlptr1.com/25594ebmbanaehsewazauqyarauyb/click.php )*







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MUZZLING THE BEAST - 5 STAR REVIEWS
DEEP WITHIN ME (4 STARS - ROMANTIC TIMES)
DEEP, DARK, DELICIOUS (HOLT MEDALLION AWARD OF MERIT)
 


Re: Who uses google docs to write

Anna Taylor Sweringen
 

Thanks for these cautions, Lisabet.

I don't use google docs but I have used free versions of other things offered by companies.

Anna T.S.

w/a Anna M. Taylor & Michal Scott


Sign up for Charity Sunday - this coming Sunday!

Lisabet Sarai
 

Dear Author Friends,

This coming Sunday, 28 February, will be Charity Sunday for February. If you're looking for a way to do a bit of good in the world, as well as boost your blog traffic, why not sign up?

https://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com/2021/02/sign-up-for-charity-sunday-28-february.html

Charity Sunday is a meme/blog hop where blog authors feature a favorite charity or cause, committing to donate a certain amount for each comment they receive. You're also encouraged to include an excerpt from one of your books, as well as buy links.

The charity you select, and the amount you contribute, are entirely up to you. There's a Linky List at the post above where you can add your post link. Then include the code for the list at the end of your post, so visitors can find the other blogs participating.

I do hope you'll join us. My January Charity Sunday post got close to 200 views.

Thanks!

Warmly,
Lisabet

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With the right opponent, even Scrabble can be foreplay

PLAYING TO SCORE by Lisabet Sarai
Gay BDSM erotic romance
https://bit.ly/SexyScrabble
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1067359



--
--
*Imagination is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Visit Lisabet Sarai's Fantasy Factory - http://www.lisabetsarai.com ( https://ymlptr1.com/408adebmmagaehsewadauqyazauyb/click.php )
Venture Beyond Romance - http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com ( https://ymlptr1.com/82a84ebmjapaehsewarauqyagauyb/click.php )
Follow me on Twitter: @lisabetsarai ( https://ymlptr1.com/25594ebmbanaehsewazauqyarauyb/click.php )*


Re: Who uses google docs to write

Lisabet Sarai
 

Greetings,

Before you commit to using Google Docs for your writing, please check the terms of service.

Are you paying for this? If so, what do they guarantee? If your work is lost in a hack or a system crash, do they provide any compensation?

If you're using a free service, I can tell you without even looking at the TOS that you have no rights at all. They assert zero liability. It may even be that Google has the right to use or share your content (though maybe not). At very least, I'm sure it says that they have the right to change the service or make it unavailable at any time. (I've been bitten by using Google Maps in a software system, in this regard. All of a sudden, the software I'd written wouldn't work, because Google changed the interface.) What would happen if all of a sudden Google Docs went away?

(Remember the mess when Blogger brought out its new user interface? Quite a few of us were suffering!)

When something is offered for "free", remember that the company is doing it for a reason. They get something in return, beyond goodwill. So what data are they collecting? What connections are they making? What ads are they selling?

Remember also that everything on the cloud is essentially public, despite what you may hear. Every computer system can be hacked; malware becomes more pernicious and ubiquitous every day.

Please be cautious. Do not automatically trust computer systems with the fruits of your hard work. And always, always, have a backup that YOU control. I am not just being paranoid (though I am a bit of a Luddite). I am a computer professional, and as such, I know something about the limits and the risks in this area.

Warmly,
Lisabet

--
With the right opponent, even Scrabble can be foreplay

PLAYING TO SCORE by Lisabet Sarai
Gay BDSM erotic romance
https://bit.ly/SexyScrabble
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1067359



--
--
*Imagination is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

Visit Lisabet Sarai's Fantasy Factory - http://www.lisabetsarai.com ( https://ymlptr1.com/408adebmmagaehsewadauqyazauyb/click.php )
Venture Beyond Romance - http://lisabetsarai.blogspot.com ( https://ymlptr1.com/82a84ebmjapaehsewarauqyagauyb/click.php )
Follow me on Twitter: @lisabetsarai ( https://ymlptr1.com/25594ebmbanaehsewazauqyarauyb/click.php )*


Re: Facebook and Marketing

Imogene Nix
 

Helen I agree.

Just today, I’ve added a forum to my website. I’m running a Word Press with store, newsletter & forum all working from the same server. I pay annually for these benefits, and I’m not beholden to a thirty party corporation. Now, I’m just going to go back it all up again! :D

Immy

On 23 Feb 2021, at 11:11 am, Anna Taylor Sweringen <anna.taylor1@...> wrote:

Thanks for sharing, Hallee. Quite on point. 

Anna T.S.
w/a Michal Scott &  Anna M. Taylor


Re: Facebook and Marketing

Anna Taylor Sweringen
 

Thanks for sharing, Hallee. Quite on point. 

Anna T.S.
w/a Michal Scott &  Anna M. Taylor


Re: Good audiobook review sites

Victoria Jayne
 

Storyoriginapp

Thank you,

Victoria Jayne

https://www.authorvictoriajayne.com


Good audiobook review sites

authorkimberlybeckett@yahoo.com
 

Does anyone have any recommendations for where I can send some free promo codes that will result in reliable reviews on Audible, etc.?

Thanks!


Re: Who uses google docs to write

D.V. Stone
 

Nat, have you tried using chapter headings for your outline? 
Donna 

On Sun, Feb 21, 2021, 9:39 PM Nat from Kindletrends <nat@...> wrote:
I've been finding that Word's dictation is getting better and better, for what it's worth.  I'm actually switching back to Word now - despite the lack of outlining support - just to do my dictation.  It's much better at recognising homophones correctly than Dragon for me. 

On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 at 13:29, Bernadette Duquette <BernadetteJonesAuthor@...> wrote:
Thank you Nadia.


On Feb 21, 2021, at 6:10 PM, Nadia Braeckel <Torntiesbook@...> wrote:

Yes, I love google Docs. My publisher is the one who required it, but once you use it, you'll see why. Many benefits, unlike Word Documents.
-Nadia L. Braeckel
Author/Writer

Check out my author page:
Check out my social media pages:



On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM Anna Taylor Sweringen <anna.taylor1@...> wrote:
Hi Bernadette,

I stick with Word because it's just easier for my developmental editor to work with. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just my two cents.

Anna T.S.





Facebook and Marketing

Hallee Bridgeman
 

An article I wrote regarding the recent buzz about Facebook:

https://successfulchristianselfpublishing.com/facebook-fear-and-wailing/

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In Christ,

Hallee
          Bridgeman

True Romance, Gripping Suspense, Real Heroes, Genuine Faith

Find Hallee online:
Website, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Goodreads


Re: Who uses google docs to write

Bernadette Duquette
 

Thank you so much for your input!

On Feb 21, 2021, at 9:39 PM, Nat from Kindletrends <nat@...> wrote:

I've been finding that Word's dictation is getting better and better, for what it's worth.  I'm actually switching back to Word now - despite the lack of outlining support - just to do my dictation.  It's much better at recognising homophones correctly than Dragon for me.  

On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 at 13:29, Bernadette Duquette <BernadetteJonesAuthor@...> wrote:
Thank you Nadia.


On Feb 21, 2021, at 6:10 PM, Nadia Braeckel <Torntiesbook@...> wrote:

Yes, I love google Docs. My publisher is the one who required it, but once you use it, you'll see why. Many benefits, unlike Word Documents.
-Nadia L. Braeckel
Author/Writer

Check out my author page:
Check out my social media pages:



On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM Anna Taylor Sweringen <anna.taylor1@...> wrote:
Hi Bernadette,

I stick with Word because it's just easier for my developmental editor to work with. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just my two cents.

Anna T.S.









Re: Who uses google docs to write

Nat from Kindletrends
 

I've been finding that Word's dictation is getting better and better, for what it's worth.  I'm actually switching back to Word now - despite the lack of outlining support - just to do my dictation.  It's much better at recognising homophones correctly than Dragon for me. 

On Mon, 22 Feb 2021 at 13:29, Bernadette Duquette <BernadetteJonesAuthor@...> wrote:
Thank you Nadia.


On Feb 21, 2021, at 6:10 PM, Nadia Braeckel <Torntiesbook@...> wrote:

Yes, I love google Docs. My publisher is the one who required it, but once you use it, you'll see why. Many benefits, unlike Word Documents.
-Nadia L. Braeckel
Author/Writer

Check out my author page:
Check out my social media pages:



On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at 12:30 PM Anna Taylor Sweringen <anna.taylor1@...> wrote:
Hi Bernadette,

I stick with Word because it's just easier for my developmental editor to work with. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Just my two cents.

Anna T.S.




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