Do reviews have to be either honest OR kind?

Do reviews have to be either honest OR kind?

Where would we be without Groupon? I would have had a lot less massages and experience days! Just before Christmas I went on an afternoon canal cruise with my fiance. We had bought the coupon as a birthday present for my Dad but he developed a knee problem and couldn’t get down the tiny steps onto the canal boat – and the coupon was due to expire. We decided not to waste it. My fiance is fond of canal boats – they’re generally really long, colorful boats with cheery painted canalware on top, buckets, pots, and the like. The colorful items that appear on other canal boats! So off we trotted to the meeting point, which was a restaurant overlooking the canal. This was in the morning so the restaurant wasn’t serving food and there...

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MatchBook – great news for people who like paperbacks AND Kindles!

MatchBook – great news for people who like paperbacks AND Kindles!

MatchBook – Free/Discounted Kindle Books Amazon have just written to authors to announce a new program they are calling MatchBook. It’s a fantastic idea – and one that my daughter has been asking them to introduce for over a year! They are allowing publishers and authors to offer the Kindle versions of their books at a discount to anyone who buys the print versions. This is fantastic news for both readers and authors. Authors will benefit from more downloads of their Kindle books – the more downloads you get, the higher up the bestseller rankings you rise, so more people see your books, so more sales. Readers will benefit because they will be able to get Kindle versions of their favorite books at a much reduced cost – free in some...

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Guest Author Interview : Vicki Matthews, The Goddess Letters

Guest Author Interview : Vicki Matthews, The Goddess Letters

Here is a guest author interview with Vicki Matthews N.D. Dr Matthews is a naturopathic physician based in Chicago and is an outspoken advocate for natural healing. The Goddess Letters is her debut novel. It was named the Winner in the Romance category at the 2013 New York Book Festival, received an Honorable Mention award at the 2013 San Francisco Book Festival, and was a finalist in the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards in both the New Age Fiction and Visionary Fiction categories. I was honored to interview her, especially as I’m passionate about natural healing too.   1. What inspired you to write The Goddess Letters? My primary inspiration for The Goddess Letters was a desire to help change the world. I feel the reason we find ourselves dancing...

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Win a copy of ‘Goodreads for Authors’

To celebrate ‘Goodreads for Authors’ being released in paperback, you can enter a competition on Goodreads to win one of two copies. Click ‘Enter to win’ below. Goodreads Book Giveaway Goodreads for Authors by Michelle Campbell-Scott Giveaway ends June 10, 2013. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win There are lots of books in the Giveaways section of Goodreads. To increase your chances of winning, be sure to add books to your shelves on Goodreads, and review books that you have read. Good luck! You may also like:Goodbye To ColaI'm So Glad I Gave Up PepsiAre You An Expert?MatchBook - great news for people who like paperbacks AND...

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Doesn’t a bargain make your day?!

Doesn’t a bargain make your day?!

I was having a bit of a, “Meh!”, day. The weather is odd, the Internet is patchy, my daughter is doubled up in pain (happens monthly), one of the dogs is ill, and to top it all the keys on my keyboard are sticking so I have sore fingers from bashing them! Blah, blah, blah. Then I popped onto Facebook while cooking lunch and saw a post by the talented author Joanna Penn. It was offering a coupon code for her eBooks on Kobo. Instead of $4.95, I got one for 99c. It really cheered me up! It doesn’t take much to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step does it? Here’s the coupon code for Joanna’s book: pennsale The link is: bit.ly/10eLOS7 (You can download the Kobo app for computers and smartphones free.)     You may...

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Goodreads for Authors now available as a paperback

My ‘Goodreads for Authors’ book is now available as a paperback. Amazon.com - http://amzn.com/1482689960 Amazon.co.uk - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1482689960 Amazon.de - http://www.amazon.de/dp/1482689960. This edition is in English. It is currently being translated into German. Sign up for free updates here: http://www.michellebooth.net/goodreads-for-authors-updates/. Things change frequently on Goodreads!   You may also like:A Little About MeAre You An Expert?Why The Last Friday Of Every Month Is Important If You Own A KindleGuest Author Interview : Vicki Matthews, The Goddess...

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Goodreads for Authors course – whatever your learning style

Back in the day, I used to assess the students at the school I taught in to discover their brain’s preferred learning style. They were generally split fairly equally – a third preferred visual learning (they need to see things in order to understand and remember them), a third preferred auditory learning (they needed to hear things in order to understand and remember them), and a third preferred kinaesthetic learning (they needed to move in order to understand what they were being taught, and remember it). Kinaesthetic learners have been poorly served in many classrooms for years. It just isn’t practical much of the time. Modern learning methods – especially online learning – have made great efforts to cater for all three main...

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