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More reviews & the Book trailer

Here is the book trailer I made for Times of Trouble. You do what you can afford….

And I received another review on Amazon, a 4 star:

“scarily prophetic!April 16, 2012

By Dirtboy’s Girl

Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
The way Mr. Ball writes I wonder if he isn’t living as a fly on the wall in the White House. You meet the characters and can feel their joy and sadness, anger and frustration as he tells the story. There were points in the story where I found myself talking to my Kindle telling Brian what I thought he should do next. Fast paced story that has you reading until the end. Another awesome “novel” by Cliff Ball!”
Plus, my parents sent a paperback copy to the late preachers’ wife (Mary Singleton) of a church I grew up in in Tempe, AZ, which was Tri-City Baptist (now in Chandler) and she sent a letter back saying she enjoyed it, she bought 5 more copies, and would ask the church library to stock it. Very cool!

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Writing and author sites

Updated: This was blogged two years ago and I just thought I’d bring it back to the front.

If you’re a new writer and looking for websites to market your work or yourself as an author, searching for those places online takes a really long time, especially if you don’t type in the right keywords on google or other search engines. I thought I’d post sites all in one place so you can find what you’re looking for without searching for days on end.

http://www.writersmarket.com Online version of the book

http://www.writersdigest.com

http://www.helium.com Where writers can post articles, stories, opinions

http://www.writing.com  Writing site

http://bookmarket.com/index.html This is John Kremer’s website where there are supposed to be “1001 Ways to Market Your Books”

http://authornation.com/  A community for authors and readers

http://www.bookreview.com/$spindb.query.bottom.booknew  This is where you can get interviewed, post your book, or even get it reviewed.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/  Where you can post short stories, articles, or other kinds of content

http://www.oncewritten.com/

http://www.sffworld.com/  if you write SF, then take a look at this site

http://www.bibliophil.org/  a website you can have a customized library

http://www.ibookdb.net/  an internet database for books

http://ebookscafe.writergazette.com/addbook.php where you can list your e-books

http://www.published.com/  a free directory of writers and artists

http://thewriterslife.homestead.com/promotion.html  book promotion links

http://www.writing-world.com/  articles about writing, or post your work

http://wordpress.com/  a blogging network

http://www.blogger.com a blog site

http://www.writermag.com  a writing magazine

http://anotherealm.com/prededitors/pepb.htm  a website that tells you which sites are real or not real

http://www.bookcrossing.com/  If you ever want to see if people read a book you just leave around, then come here

http://www.goodreads.com/  a social network for book lovers

http://www.librarything.com/  your personal library online

http://www.facebook.com You can do an advertising campaign for your website or book

http://www.authortree.com/  build your own author website

http://bookmarket.ning.com/  social network on Ning.com

http://www.authorsden.com/  Author community

http://www.authorzone.com/index.php  another community for authors

http://www.shelfari.com/  List your library online

http://www.writerscafe.org/

http://www.squidoo.com/browse/homepage 

http://www.editred.com/  Writing community

http://www.myspace.com  this is obvious

http://www.redroom.com/  Author community

http://www.booktour.com/readers  If you feel like going on a tour for your book, this is a place to post it

Well, these are most of the sites I have on my favorites list. Hope these links are helpful to the beginning writer. Have fun surfing!

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