Free-fall in Love and Danger!

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Nightfire!

FREE! Experience a free-fall in love! Fifty years before Corvette sat in a win-or-die poker tournament in Las Vegas, his indigenous young Tarahumara grandparents stole a ’63 Stingray from the Sinaloa drug cartel to escape captivity in Texas. They fled to hide in their home canyons in northern Mexico. This set in motion the forces that, many years later, would shape Corvette’s destiny. Download my fast-paced story of love and danger, free at Smashwords. Compatible with all devices. Nine thousand words and twenty-two pages transport you to a world that you probably have never imagined.

To go to the download site at Smashwords, simply click the e-book cover below!

 

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Why Authors Should Love Social Media!

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My grandsons had just sugared up on chocolate cupcakes when I corralled them into the backseat of my little Cavalier. They were huddled and hyper, and without even looking, I held up the phone camera over my head and snapped a picture behind me as I started the car to drive. I just happened to catch this instant of their spontaneous combustion. Looking at the photo months later, I had a thought: What a perfect expression of joy of life! It captured what I want to express to prospective author-clients for my publishing business: Writing and publishing and going for it just ought to be fun!

I found a template, “Join Our Team,” on the Poto app which I had installed on my phone. The picture inserted perfectly. Happy as a songbird, I quickly sent it out as a Tweet and posted it on Facebook. Here is the tweet: 

Oops! A friend spotted the spelling error, “Contect Us.” That was an embarrassing mistake for a publisher offering editing services to make, but quickly fixable in our wonderful social media world. Delete tweet, send out correction.

Okay, but notice the tweet. I hardly ever send one out without a visual and a link to my website or a client page or a purchasing page. If you spend 10 minutes looking at the Twitter feed scroll past like a rushing river, I guarantee you will pause it only if a graphic catches your eye. Text alone rarely grabs you. And if you do pause it to look, you are looking for that link to be there to take you somewhere interesting.

Links and visuals are the game. They are like the soccer ball and the field. I love Twitter, but my favorite social media site is Instagram. That is fast action (although not as fast as Snapchat), and the play is this: Instagram has 400 million users and can be one of the most powerful client catchers of all. So you take a picture that fits with a creative idea that you have, maybe make a collage of photos, decide to whom you want to direct your exciting concept, figure out the hashtags that will get this work of art to them, write your masterpiece message and post. Wait! Don’t forget your link! With every Instagram post, you want to be sure that when the viewer pauses that whirling feed to see what you have done, there is a link to take them where you want. So here is an Instagram post I did recently:

I had a simple idea, but one that intrigues readers: When the author writes fiction, how much of him or her is in the main character? So I boldly put it out there: Yep, that 27-year-old, celebrity, Spanish speaking World Series of Poker stud, Corvette Nightfire, is really me. Ha! Who will believe it? But to add a modicum of credulity, I threw in some Spanish and left my hashtags visible so people could see where I was heading. Yes, the link to my Amazon sale page was there in the bio profile at the time.

Of course, we would never overlook Facebook, right? I feel strongly that authors should have a separate author page from their personal page. For one thing, it is much easier to join the professional page with other professional groups and communities. On those other pages, you can post as an author. The separate page lets you not annoy FB friends with your book marketing, and Facebook also makes it easier to boost your professional posts from your author page. Here is an example of a video post advertising Corvette Nightfire from my author page. I am glad to mention in it my wonderful editor and story contributor, Robert Selfe, in this short video:

If I have one message with this post, it is that indie authors who want to market can do it having lots of fun, perhaps almost as much fun as when they are writing. Both require creativity and imagination. When writing, authors create visual images with words. When we live our lives, we are stimulated by sights and sounds, and we like to understand how what we are experiencing is relevant (linked) to our lives. In other words, in life we also look for the links and the visuals. So in our modern daily living, in which we snap photos, tap the phone and send pictures immediately to Facebook or Instagram, we share our joys and sorrows. It is just as easy to share our books and stories in the same ways.

Link, link, link! Go ahead – click on any of the photos or links in this post, and see where I send you. Happy posting!

 

This is the Year You Publish!

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In 2017: Tell your story to the generations!

Why not make 2017 the year you publish? Through Daniel Wetta Publishing, I am an affordable and full-service indie publisher who can help you with editing, formatting, cover design, publishing in soft-cover and e-books, and social media marketing. I learned through the school of experience and can save you money and help you avoid mistakes. 2017 is the year for you! See my digital publishing brochure – just click the photo above– and visit my website to see the authors and books of Daniel Wetta Publishing. Contact me!

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Road to Destiny!

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Just Published! M. J. Scott’s sequel to her first in the Power Steering series: Power Steering 2! Daniel Wetta Publishing is proud to have this added addition to the growing list of authors and publications. Power Steering 2 is available in print or e-book through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and all online book retailers. Here is the Amazon link for Kindle and print purchases:

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20161113_094214ABOUT POWER STEERING 2: 
Your life is unlimited, and no one, including yourself, has the power to contain your potential. That is a central theme by M. J. Scott in Power Steering 2, a sequel to the book that introduced seekers of highest destiny to trust in their intuitive senses. In Power Steering 2, the author continues the analogy of “power steering” as the intuitive force inside us that facilitates our journeys in life. In her compilation of narrative-poetic essays, M. J. Scott awakens us to notice coincidences and chance encounters and happenings and consider these as subtle messaging from God. She takes us along on her personal trip in life. Many of the essays describe incidents as they occur for her, and through them we discover beauty, kindness, peace, joy and pathways to higher calling. M. J. has lived a life of encouragement to others. She shows the reader that the power steering of intuition allows one to sense and feel the life of a total stranger. Your smallest encouragements to them may be life-changing. Power Steering 2 is an important continuing of the guidance in the first book to lives of more blessed destinies.

Power Steering 2! Just $10.00 in gorgeous glossy print edition or $2.99 for e-book!

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Click Here for Smashwords Smashwords sells the e-book in all file formats for one price for multiple devices including iPad, Nook, Kindle, Android phones and computers.

Apple Devices: Power Steering 2 may be purchased directly in the iTunes Store on your device or on your Apple computer within iTunes. Simply search “Power Steering 2 M J Scott. Or you may purchase through Smashwords (see link above) and transfer to your Apple device of choice.

For more information about author M. J. Scott (USA) and her other works, see her webpage at this link: Author M. J. Scott.

College to Career Success!

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College to Career Success! Do you have children in college or high school and you worry about choice of major and jobs after graduation? Are you in college? My associate, Bill Holland, helps thousands of parents and students find jobs upon graduation, and many well known universities use his resources in their career guidance and athletic departments. You find free tips on his website. I heartily endorse his services and recommend that you visit www.collegetocareercatalyst.com. Here is Bill’s very brief introductory video:

Bill’s website is a treasure of resources for parents and students to prepare for getting the right job after college graduation and moving on for career success. It includes free tips, online courses, private consulting, speaking engagements, and books! I am proud that Daniel Wetta Publishing published the e-book version of Bill’s guide, Parents Playbook: 7 Rules to Take Your Athlete from College to Career.

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Take Care of Yourself First

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Sharon Dillon, author of the book, Echoes of Your Choices, regularly dispenses wisdom using simple, everyday examples. Regardless of religion, race or creed, the human experience is one of common denominators. Sharon cuts through our differences with messages that makes sense. This article is exemplary of the writing’s in Sharon’s book, which is a thematic compilation of essays from this blogsite over a number of years. If you wish to free yourself from the rough tosses of anger, discouragement and fear in everyday life, I recommend Sharon’s book and blogsite as a gentle path to this freedom!

Laugh your way to peace, love and joy

Thoughts to Ponder – September 11,2016

 “When we let what others are doing or not doing become a part of our

every day life, it is we who are not doing our own life.”

 A Window of Wisdom*

How easy it is to become involved in another person’s drama. We spend hours trying to find a solution for a friend who is dealing with a seemingly unsolvable problem. We should be concerned about our friends. However, we need to find a balance between concern and obsession. Over-thinking anything – elections, football, weather, job, friends, lovers and so on is harmful to our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.

Being concerned without becoming involved in another’s problem is sometimes difficult, but doable. When someone shares a problem, we can say “I’m sorry you are facing this dilemma. How would you like me to help?” Usually she just wants a willing…

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Surprising News

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Humorist author and blogger Sharon Dillon, author of her debut book, Echoes of Your Choices, explains her dilemmas upon learning that she is a man!

Laugh your way to peace, love and joy

This morning I opened my email and began reading messages. Suddenly I saw this big headline:

“You should always consult with a physician before beginning any treatment for erectile dysfunction.”

Below was a photo of a handsome young man and a beautiful young woman obviously anticipating their impending pleasure. In the upper left corner the ad showed a blossom of three pills (Cialis, Levitra and Viagra) all pointing out with a red dot in the center and a caption reading:

“From $0.62 – Special Price – Order Now Men’s Trial Pack”

Then the picture shifted to a huge jet with its nose pointed at me, implying that I would soon have great elevation. This message was shorter:

“Fast delivery World Wide”

This ad might have been good news to some, but, it deflated my self-image. You see, I don’t have any body parts that need enhanced. I gave birth to…

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