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The winner of my first Goodreads Giveaway is…Jessica from Colorado

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Two Murders Reaped by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Two Murders Reaped

by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Giveaway ends March 02, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


Congratulations Jessica on winning an autographed copy of TWO MURDERS REAPED. It will be winging its way to you Monday (when I have a chance to visit the Post Office). My guess is that it should arrive at the end of the week.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Best wishes,

For those of you who missed this giveaway, another one will start next week. Stay tuned!

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Welcome to my first Goodreads Giveaway!

Everyone,

I am really excited about my first Goodreads Giveaway, scheduled to start TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 29! If you have nothing better to do on this extra day of the year:) head over to Goodreads to join in. You will get a SIGNED COPY of TWO MURDERS REAPED, my novel about the family saga of the Yorks, Lancasters & Nevilles whose family feud started the Wars of the Roses. Told by Cecylee Neville, the Thwarted Queen. MURDERS is the last volume in the 3-volume paperback set that makes up THWARTED QUEEN (for those of you who prefer reading paperbacks). Help to make this a success, and stay tuned for more giveaways of my other volumes on Goodreads!

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Two Murders Reaped by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Two Murders Reaped

by Cynthia Sally Haggard

Giveaway ends March 02, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

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Websites to watch: GOODREADS, BOOKBLOGS and THE INTERNET REVIEW OF BOOKS

Today, I am showcasing two blogs that are wonderful venues for finding new friends online and one that is a great place to promote your new novel.

GOODREADS is a forum where you create a bookshelf of all the books you’ve read, and read and review new ones. In the course of doing this, you find other people. The website is organized into five areas: home (your home page), my books (shows the books that you’ve read, are currently reading, or intend to read), friends, groups and explore, where you can explore books by list and genre, swap books, or join a discussion about books.

As you can see, joining Goodreads is one of many things that you can do as an author to find your audience. And if you become an author, you can claim your author page and become a Goodreads author.

I love it, because it is so low-key and friendly. But Goodreads is not just limited to reading and reviewing books. You can also showcase your writing on your profile page.

BOOKBLOGS is also a way of finding friends and tapping into the writing community online, but the focus is on blogging, rather than books, although many members discuss books. It is set up so that you could use it as your blog, with a Your Page tab that leads you to some templates and colors you can use to customize your page. I have tried many times, but have never managed to get it to work. No matter. You can invite your friends, post content, join groups, participate in discussions, all those things you need to do to make yourself visible. I am fairly new to this site, but have already found its members to be helpful and friendly.

THE INTERNET REVIEW OF BOOKS, which obviously models itself on the New York Review of Books, claims to be “An Intelligent Guide for Intelligent People.” It reviews recent books in the fields of science, social science, history, art, music, current affairs, and fiction with attitude and passion. If you want some help in promoting your book, such as putting a screen shot of you book cover on their site, or letting them post a link to a favorable review in the New York Times of Kirkus Reviews, they are happy to help, for a FEE. I do not know what their fees are, but they claim that they are “better than reasonable”.  If you want to learn more about fees, click here. For inquiries about fiction, click here.

–Cynthia Haggard writes historical novels.  She has two completed manuscripts that will be published in the coming year. THWARTED QUEEN  is a portrait of a woman trapped by power, a marriage undone by betrayal, and a King brought down by fear.FAMILY SPLINTERS is  a novel about identity, forbidden love and family secrets. For more on her creative writing, go to spunstories. (c) 2011. All rights reserved.

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