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News, Tips, Trends and Miscellany for Book Publicists

Morning Brief — Thursday, August 28

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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