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Preditors and Editors poll results

Ihe cover for “Lifelines” by Lin Neiswender won third place in book/ebook cover art in the Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll.

Also the Poetic Muselings placed third in poets category.

Our anthology, “Lifelines”, placed tenth in anthologies in the anthologies .

Thanks, folks, to everyone who voted for us. We appreciate your support.

And I’m a guest on the Book Boost, blogging about poetry.


Self Publishing Promotion

Crystalee Calderwood has an interesting post up on her blog today about self-promotion for small press and self-published authors.

I recently sold a rhymed story to a small press. It’s going to be part of an anthology of children’s stories that is due to appear, hopefully, around Christmas, 2010. I will be far from the only author in this collection — and I expect the publisher to do a significant amount of promotion. And I have a couple more rhymed stories in the works that are candidates for picture books. Chances are that when I do sell them, it will be to a small press —

So all in all I expect — and indeed, look forward to — dealing in the future with the same issues that Crystalee is facing now.

Maybe I’ll get lucky and manage to persuade my local Barnes and Noble to carry my book — whatever it may be — I’d like to think that even chain bookstores are open to promoting local authors.

And if they aren’t, they should be.