Archives for the month of: January, 2020

A great review by Jacquie Biggar of Sally Cronin’s new book, Life’s Rich Tapestry.

Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author

Life’s Rich Tapestry is a collection of verse, microfiction and short stories that explore many aspects of our human nature and the wonders of the natural world. Reflections on our earliest beginnings and what is yet to come, with characters as diverse as a French speaking elephant and a cyborg warrior.

Finding the right number of syllables for a Haiku, Tanka, Etheree or Cinquain focuses the mind; as does 99 word microfiction, bringing a different level of intensity to storytelling. You will find stories about the past, the present and the future told in 17 syllables to 2,000 words, all celebrating life.

This book is also recognition of the value to a writer, of being part of a generous and inspiring blogging community, where writing challenges encourage us to explore new styles and genres.

I am one of those people who has led an eclectic life. My father was in…

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A great selection of posts shared by Sally Cronin (yes, one of mine included, but read them all). I’m honoured to be in such fantastic company.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

The first post is from author Nicholas Rossiswho has his finger on the pulse of self-publishing and publishing trends. In this post he shares some of those for 2020 with some strategies for marketing your books in line with the changes.

Digital growth | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

The Top Publishing Trends For 2020

Written Word Media (WMD) recently published a must-read article with the top publishing industry trends for 2020  written by Clayton Noblit. I am sharing here a summary that includes their main points.

1. Audiobooks will continue to gain popularity, and more indie authors will invest

A 2019 survey revealed that half of all Americans over the age of 12 have listened to an audiobook in the past year. Additionally, audiobook listeners trended younger. Fifty-five percent of listeners were below the age of 45. The survey stats showed an increase from 2018, and the expectation is that audio will continue to grow

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Echoes In An Empty Room

Hannah's book blog. This is my place where I share my favourite reads and chat about books.

The God of Super Freaks

Fiction and Reality in Funny Mode

Gobblers / Masticadores

Editores Jorge Aldegunde & j re crivello Gobblers/Masticadores en Inglés

Tel-Aviv's feral cats

Videos of feral cats on the streets, and my own four feral felines at home, feline humor, advice, and gifts for your cat.

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