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Morning Brief — Thursday, August 28

Between the Olympics and the conventions, no one’s going to get any sleep until, like, Columbus Day.


Critical Mass reports that departing San Francisco Chronicle book editor Oscar Villalon will be doing freelance book reviews.


As an author prepares for a book’s publication, one issue that must be considered is how to establish an online presence.  Joan Reeves of Sling Words posts some pointers about whether to set up a blog vs. a website and whether to do it yourself (with a template, assuming you aren’t a tech whiz) or to pay.  And here are Reeves’ thoughts about how to build an audience for a blog or website.


The Publicity Hound posts about whether authors should try to land guest column gigs at magazines.


Bookends (via Editorial Ass) has posted a dictionary of some publishing terms.


Apparently, Facebook has just hit the 100 million user mark.


August 28, 2008 - Posted by | Miscellaneous, Online Marketing, Update Your Database | , , , ,

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