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--I love Google, Katie. It's so easy to searchf or...

2007-07-20T10:39:00.000-05:00

--I love Google, Katie. It's so easy to searchf or myself and see if someone is talking about me.

--I'll check out Zooped. Thanks!

--MySpace continues to amaze me, Jim. I'm selling hundreds of books with a very minimal time investment.

--Josephine, thanks for the comment. :)

--Good essay, Tammy.

--I'm trying to with the Most Humble Author Award, Mark, so I can shove it in everyone's face.

--Thanks, Dora! Welcome to the family.

--Keep up the great work, Stacey.

--Good advice, Aimee and Dana. Thanks!



After conferences or appearences, I usually put a ...

2007-07-20T09:10:00.000-05:00

After conferences or appearences, I usually put a mention on my blog of all the cool people I met. That way, it puts people's names out there and it lets them know I enjoyed meeting with them. It might just be a copout so I don't have to e-mail everyone individually...

Also, in addition to what Katie said, I had reviewed a book as well as mentioning it on my blog and I got an e-mail from the author thanking me for my positive feedback. Because of that e-mail, the next time I see that author in my "To Be Read" pile, she'll be floating to the top.



Hey Joe,You were totally missed at Thrillerfest th...

2007-07-16T13:44:00.000-05:00

Hey Joe,

You were totally missed at Thrillerfest this year. I can't tell you how many people I told that I wished you were there.

It just wasn't a conference without your sense of humor to keep things in balance.

At any rate, if you'd like to see photos, I've got a few up on my blog (including ones with James Patterson, Jeffrey Deaver, Vince Flynn, Lee Child, Heather Graham, Lisa Gardner [with whom I totally look like a dork]).

And then the usual suspects like Marcus Sakey, Tasha Alexander, Alex Sokoloff, Robert Gregory Brown.

Check out the photos and blog here.

You were missed, man.



Hire one of your kids to answer your emails. :)Can...

2007-07-15T18:11:00.000-05:00

Hire one of your kids to answer your emails.
:)
Can you pay your wife to do it for you?



Hello! I am a new visitor to your site. I just ha...

2007-07-11T22:55:00.000-05:00

Hello!
I am a new visitor to your site. I just happened to be stumbling around.
It looks like you have a lot of good information on here to help people out that are just stepping into this field themselves.
I am going to bookmark your site and come back later. I need some sleep now but I'll be back!

Dora Renee' Wilkerson
http://www.bricoreandfamily.blogspot.com/



This has nothing whatsoever to do with "the follow...

2007-07-11T22:48:00.000-05:00

This has nothing whatsoever to do with "the follow up" but I thought you might be interested in my new TV show...

Stacey's TV Show!

I need authors to interview!



As a follow-up to your last post...I took my son t...

2007-07-11T11:17:00.000-05:00

As a follow-up to your last post...

I took my son to see Transformers last night. He said it's the best movie ever.

Have you seen it, Joe? This might sound weird, but it reminded me a lot of your novel Origin.

As for the current blog post, I think you covered follow-ups pretty well. I haven't been blogging lately, but I do occasionally post something on Crimespace. I always try to respond to everyone who adds a comment. I do that on my blog when it's active, too.



"I feel I do pretty well at self-promoting."Congra...

2007-07-11T07:41:00.000-05:00

"I feel I do pretty well at self-promoting."

Congratulations, you've just won the First Annual International Mongo-Mega-Superdily-icious Understatement Award.

Your check's in the mail along with a specially engraved plaque.



A writer friend of mine wrote a good essay about t...

2007-07-10T18:08:00.000-05:00

A writer friend of mine wrote a good essay about thank-you notes, which he called the secret to his success. I think the same principle applies online as offline: when people do stuff to help you -- and for a writer, that includes buying your books -- you should make an effort to thank them if you can.



I'm only now getting into the habit on leaving a c...

2007-07-10T17:16:00.000-05:00

I'm only now getting into the habit on leaving a comment on someone's myspace the very same day they've asked me to be their friend.

I still have about a half dozen comments to leave for people on myspace that I've asked to be my friend, but I'm almost caught up now.

It's really easy to let people fall through the cracks if you don't get back to them right away.

Like email, comments and messages can get back-logged fast if you don't keep up.

Myspace birthdays are also something I'm determined to keep up with, it's a way to drop by and touch base with myspacers I haven't chatted with in a long time.

Jim Winter, no myspace at work? Bummer.

JA, I'm starting to get comments on my blogs now, and I make it a point to at least thank people for taking the time to comment.

I know lots of romance writers will bring a dish of candy or chocolate to book signings. They also bring donuts and the like for the booksellers.



I think the immediate response is what should tell...

2007-07-10T15:06:00.000-05:00

I think the immediate response is what should tell you whether MySpace works for you or not. (Or Ning or Facebook or...)

If you can get back to people or keep it fresh, then it's a terrific outlet to keep you in touch with fans and potential fans.

But if you can't maintain it, it's probably just wasted bandwidth.

Of course, my biggest drawback is that MySpace and Ning are blocked at work, so I'm sort of hampered in using them effectively.



I think http://www.zooped.com is way better than m...

2007-07-10T14:21:00.000-05:00

I think http://www.zooped.com is way better than myspace



I saw a really good example the other day of an au...

2007-07-10T13:44:00.000-05:00

I saw a really good example the other day of an author who noticed that her book was being discussed on a blog, so she stopped by to thank them for reading it.

I thought it was pretty classy.