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Paid reviews

At the last network meeting we had a discussion about the worth of a " Paid Review" . Well , if you do not have an initial review from a friend , or professional, you leave your book open to comments by anyone. Now some people just don't get it, and some are negative or see things half empty  instead of half full. While all comments are fair, what is not fair is that if the very first review is by a negative person or by someone who does not "get it" then your whole book and it sales will be…

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Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on June 14, 2012 at 7:53am — No Comments

Christopher Webber was a guest on Meet The Author and talked about his research of the abolitionist movement in his book , American to the Backbone. 

Christopher Webber was a guest on Meet The Author and talked about his research of the abolitionist movement in his book , American to the Backbone. 

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Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on May 31, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments

Next CAPA Business Book Marketing Meeting Thursday June 7th

Next CAPA Business Book Marketing Meeting Thursday June 7th 6PM Wethersfield Public Library, Karen Rider presenting. Marketing a book on a budget? Niche marketing opportunities can be an author's best bet for promoting and selling books. Karen M. Rider, freelance writer and emerging author, has recently joined Inner Tapestry Journal as Media Coordinator & Staff Writer. Karen coordinates niche marketing opportunities for authors through the Journal's new multimedia packages for fiction…

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Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on May 31, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments

Talk on Book Trailer Videos given to Independent Publishers of New England

This is the transcript of a talk I gave to the Independent Publishers of New England 4-27-2012. It was a great conference and I learned a lot.



An equation for a book trailer #1=Book, #2=Author #3=Video Trailer



Movie trailers pull us in with drama, comedy, even fear, and get us longing to go to the theatre. Film producers have long understood the promotional value of "previews" or "trailers" to entice the public to a particular movie. As a…

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Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on April 29, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

For authors with messy handwriting

For anyone with poor handwriting , including authors, I upgraded my website for improving handwriting with new material and resources.

 

 

Anyone Can Improve Their Own Handwriting

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on April 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

"Meet The Author" times this week.

Jason Alster

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Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on March 20, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

This is a test experiment. For my talk about book trailer videos tomorrow at CAPA I am performing a test. I am asking you all to go to the Book Trailer - Merlin The cat Who Thought He Wasn't and 1) l…

This is a test experiment. For my talk about book trailer videos tomorrow at CAPA I am performing a test. I am asking you all to go to the Book Trailer - Merlin The cat Who Thought He Wasn't and 1) like it 2) subscribe, and 3 ) leave a comment about the video. T

Merlin - The Cat Who thought He wasn't…

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Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on February 17, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Next CAPA book marketing network meeting February 16th



 The next CAPA book Marketing network meeting is Thursday, February 16th from 6PM - 8PM at the Wethersfield Public Library , corner Silas Deane Ave and Church st., parking in rear.  Presenters are Dick Margulis Creative Services - www.ampersandvirgule.com -  "Creating a high-quality book to use as a marketing tool." and Jason Alster www.jasonalster.com - " My personal and international book…

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Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on January 31, 2012 at 7:58am — No Comments

"Meet the Author" showtimes now listed.

Meet the author showtimes for channel 14 public broadcasting Wethersfield and general area.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/wethtv14

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on January 24, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

Meet The Author - first guest 1-18-2012

I am happy to announce that the first showing of " Meet The Author" with guest author Eileen Albrizio was filmed at WCTV Public Access TV channel 14 ( 117.170 ) tonight It will air tomorrow 1/19 at 6:30 PM . It was a major success and Eileen was fantastic and very informative. I hope all my future shows will meet this standard. Jason…
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Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on January 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Next CAPA book networking meeting at Wethersfield Public Library, Monday, January 23 rd 6-8 PM

Brian Jud and Peggy Gaffney will be presenting tips on how to better market your books.

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on January 17, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments

November 28 is CAPA book marketing network meeting at Wethersfield library

November 28 is CAPA book marketing network meeting at Wethersfield library at 6-8pm

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on November 22, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Tomorrow, October 11 CAPA book marketing network - Jim Smith will talk + Holloween readings

For the October 11th CAPA marketing network meeting Wethersfield Public Library 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM . Jim Smith will talk about author webites. He will also be talking to SECAPA this month.



Topic: Tips For a More Productive Website for Book Authors

By: Jim Smith, Blarneystone Internet Services



Web Designer and book author Jim Smith will discuss ways in which book authors can develop or update their own website to better promote their books and themselves. He will cover… Continue

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on October 10, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Next CAPA marketing networking meeting October 11th Wethersfield Public Library 6-8PM.

Next CAPA marketing network meeting will be Tuesday , October 11th at the Wethersfield Public Library from 6-8PM . Presenters to be announced soon. Will read portions from authors books that are scary for Holloween. RSVP jasonalster@gmail.com. These meetings have been a fantastic and educational success so far. All invited.

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on September 24, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Next CAPA business meeting for September ,Thursday September 15th. 6:30-8;30

At the next CAPA business networking meeting Robinn Lindemann from the West Hartford BNI chapter will talk about webpages for authors and promotional materials for authors, logos, etc. for business growth. Authors - bring your books as we will read a few paragraphs from each. You might want to purchase a fellow authors book that you like or exchange a book and even write a review. The meeting is Thursday September 15th at 6:30 -8:30 PM at the Wethersfield Library 515 Silas Deane Highway,… Continue

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on August 31, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

CAPA business networking meeting this Monday night.

Reminder: Rain, sleet, or snow, there will be a CAPA networking meeting this Monday night at 6:30 PM at the Wethersfield library. Please RSVP to jasonalster@gmail.com Topics, book readings , author web sites , promotional items for marketing.

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on August 25, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Interested in book trailer videos as a book marketing tool?

Join "Book Trailer Videos" on Facebook and learn about making and using book trailers. Also members are encouraged  to critique videos that they like.

Added by Jason Mark Alster M.Sc on August 23, 2011 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

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