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WHAT A GREAT WEEK FOR NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD AND C.V. SMITH !!!!

Well, I got a nice surprise!  5-Star Books showcased Nettie Parker's Backyard on their site as an XLNT indie book based on my reviews, cover design, etc.  That, along with a great success at Beverly…Continue

Started Dec 10, 2011

The Controversy: Entering Big vs. Tiny Contests
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I have a question that I'd like as many people as possible to respond to: Do you think it's better to enter the small, unknown contests in hopes that your name may get out there if you win, or should…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by C.V. Smith Jun 5, 2011.

How to advertise my book
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Hi all,I'm not sure what to do next!  I published my ebook on Kindle and Nook and have very few sales.  I've also done twitter and facebook with links to my website.  Is my best next move other…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Dennis Apr 25, 2011.

 

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Mar 7, 2012
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The Most Fun I Ever Had on a Interview!!! NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD BY C.V. SMITH

Hi all,Janet Beasley is a doll!!!  I loved this interview on her blog as I hope you will also!Thanks and enjoy,CV Smithhttp://www.jlbcreatives.blogspot.com/2012/01/author-splash-with-cv-smith.htmlSee More
Jan 23, 2012
C.V. Smith posted a blog post

ARE YOU AN AMAZON PRIME MEMBER? YOU CAN BORROW NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD FOR FREE!!!

Hi all,            If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you may read my e-book (Nettie Parker’s Backyard) for free!!!              Here’s how:On your kindle, select “Books”Next, select “Store>”Type “Nettie Parker’s Backyard” into the search area and touch “Go”When the foto of the book cover appears, touch it and make your selection.  If you choose to borrow my book, I believe it is ‘on loan’ to you for as long as you retain your Prime Amazon membership. Happy reading and enjoy!  My best wishes…See More
Dec 17, 2011
C.V. Smith posted a discussion

WHAT A GREAT WEEK FOR NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD AND C.V. SMITH !!!!

Well, I got a nice surprise!  5-Star Books showcased Nettie Parker's Backyard on their site as an XLNT indie book based on my reviews, cover design, etc.  That, along with a great success at Beverly Vista School's (elementary and middle grades) yearly book fair made for a great week!!  To view my book, go to www.5starsbook.com, click on "historical", and Nettie is in the lower right hand corner.  Thanks, everyone!!!See More
Dec 10, 2011
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Great Post/Discussion on Jenny Milchman's "Made It Moment" by C. V. Smith

Hi everyone,Please follow this website to see a very interesting post and discussion on indie vs. self-publishing vs. major pubs, the book world state of affairs today, and the trials and tribulations of one frustrated, self-pubbed author--ME!!  Lots of discussion already has been generated--come and give us your input!http://www.jennymilchman.com/blog/?p=2008Thanks,CV Smith, Nettie Parker's Backyard (WWII hist-fic mystery for ages 9-13,…See More
Dec 5, 2011
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ANTI-BULLYING/TOLERANCE NOVEL FOR AGES 9-13: NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD INTERVIEW

Hi all--  there’s a new interview up with a twist—Nettie is being interviewed by me, instead of my being interviewed by someone else!  Check it out!  It couldn't be timelier with our currently rising suicides from intolerance and bullying. Thanks, C. V. Smith                www.franorenstein.weebly.comSee More
Nov 2, 2011
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Attention!!! Parents! Teachers! And Everyone Who Has a Special Child in Their Lives!

            C.V. Smith, an educator for over 30 years, is having a book giveaway for her children’s historical fiction mystery entitled Nettie Parker’s Backyard.  With a bit of mystery and magic, she’s  woven the timely themes of anti-bullying and tolerance toward all into a  history lesson about  African-American slavery and WWII and the Holocaust.  Her main character, Nettie, is many things:  she’s kind, mystical and heroic.  But she’s got a problem she can’t seem to solve.  Will her young…See More
Oct 14, 2011
C.V. Smith posted a blog post

NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD BY C.V. SMITH MAKES IT ONTO DIESEL BOOKSTORE'S WEBSITE !!!

Check it out, everyone!!  My WWII hist-fic mystery for kids ages 9-13 inspires with the very timely themes of anti-bullying and tolerance woven into the story.  There's war-time excitement, romance, a little bit of magic, etc.Thanks, CV!!See More
Oct 1, 2011
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RADIO INTERVIEW WITH C.V. SMITH FOR: NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD--24 HOURS ONLY

NEW RADIO INTERVIEW ON CHILDREN'S AUTHOR SHOW!! 24 HRS. (MON. 9-26 AND TUES. 9-27 ONLY). Please go to www.thechildrensauthorshow.com --click on NETIE PARKER'S BACKYARD on the small green screen and wait until the intro is over to hear my latest!Thanks everyone!! cindySee More
Sep 24, 2011
C.V. Smith posted a blog post

RADIO INTERVIEW WITH C.V. SMITH FOR: NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD ON 9-26 & 9-27 ONLY

NEW RADIO INTERVIEW ON CHILDREN'S AUTHOR SHOW!! 24 HRS. (MON. 9-26 AND TUES. 9-27 ONLY). Please go to www.thechildrensauthorshow.com --click on NETIE PARKER'S BACKYARD on the small green screen and wait until the intro is over to hear my latest!Thanks everyone!! cindySee More
Sep 24, 2011
C.V. Smith posted a blog post

NEW INTERVIEW FOR NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD BY C.V. SMITH

Hi fellow book bloggers! Please read my latest interview by Deb Hockenberry for my middle-grade, WWII historical fiction mystery at http://www.facebook.com/l/JAQC3iMppAQDlcOgMCSjAxWQaR-MYkz32LR0Axki2Dw4b6w/thebumpyroadtopublishing.blogspot.com.  The book promotes the timely themes of anti-bullying and tolerance toward all, with lots of WWII history for…See More
Sep 21, 2011
C.V. Smith posted a blog post

NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD IN SO. CALIF INDIE BOOKSTORE!!

Hi Fellow Bookblog Buddies,I am pleased and excited to announce that Diesel Book Store in the Brentwood Country Mart at 225 26th Street in Santa Monica is carrying my book!!!  If you live in the area, please stop in and visit Aunt Nettie--she's been waiting to tell you some of her great tales!!Thanks so much,CV SmithSee More
Aug 24, 2011
C.V. Smith posted a blog post

To All in So. Calif!! My book's in a Santa Monica Bookstore!!

Hi Everyone Who Resides in Southern California!!! My book, Nettie Parker's Backyard, was just accepted by Diesel Book Store in Santa Monica/Brentwood area.  Please stop in, pick up a copy, and visit with Aunt Nettie!!! Diesel BooksBrentwood Country Mart, #33225 26th StreetSanta Monica, CA 90402 Nettie Parker's Backyard is a WWII historical-fiction mystery for children ages 9-13, promoting the themes of anti-bullying and tolerance toward all.  Aunt Nettie's a wonderful African-American woman of…See More
Aug 22, 2011
C.V. Smith posted a blog post

BOOK SIGNING/AUTHOR PRESENTATION OF NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD

Hi, all you fellow authors and parents in the Los Angeles area! Don't forget to come see me at Sam Johnson's Book Shop in Mar Vista on Sun, 8-14 when I speak about my book.  The address is 12310 Venice Bl, Mar Vista, and it will be held at 2:00.  The book's inspiring themes of anti-bullying and tolerance toward all is certainly timely in today's world.  To refresh your memories, here's a short synopsis: Nettie Parker’s Backyard is the story of a mystical, wonderful African-American Gullah woman…See More
Aug 12, 2011
C.V. Smith posted a blog post

Tons of News about Nettie Parker's Backyard by CV Smith!!

HI all,I've got lots to tell you:1) On Sun, 8-14 at 2:00 I have a book signing/presentation in Los Angeles at Sam Johnson's Book Shop, 12310 Venice Bl, Mar Vista 310-391-5047.  I hope many of you in the area will drop by to say hello! 2) Come view my newly designed webpage at www.nettieparkersbackyard.com (If you click under Big Ben, you'll be able to hear my recent SOP radio interview with Judyth Piazza.  All the info for the above book…See More
Aug 8, 2011
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Aug 4, 2011

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Favorite Book
Poisonwood Bible, God of Small Things
About Me:
I never imagined I would ever write a book! I always enjoyed writing, but professionally I have been a teacher and para-educator for almost 30 years. The idea of a mystical African-American woman caring for Jewish refugee children all came to me in a dream--a dream so vivid, I had no choice but to get it down on paper. Within days, I had my setting: war-torn London during the Holocaust of WWII. Of course, I didn't want my historical-fiction novel to bore my audience of 4th-6th graders, so I threw in a little bit of magic, tied with a ribbon of mystery. Nettie Parker's Backyard also contains important data regarding slavery and prejudice in the American south. Always the teacher, lessons about other kinds of intolerance are tackled as well, illustrating to children that we must accept and embrace our differences, rather than let them separate us.
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C.V. Smith's Interview with Morgen Bailey for Nettie Parker's Backyard

Hi all,

I just did an interview with Morgen--check it out!!!!

Thanks, Cindy

http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/author-spotlight-no-65-cv-smith

Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:51pm

The Most Fun I Ever Had on a Interview!!! NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD BY C.V. SMITH

Hi all,

Janet Beasley is a doll!!!  I loved this interview on her blog as I hope you will also!

Thanks and enjoy,

CV Smith

http://www.jlbcreatives.blogspot.com/2012/01/author-splash-with-cv-smith.html

Posted on January 23, 2012 at 7:12pm

ARE YOU AN AMAZON PRIME MEMBER? YOU CAN BORROW NETTIE PARKER'S BACKYARD FOR FREE!!!

Hi all,

            If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you may read my e-book (Nettie Parker’s Backyard) for free!!! 

 

            Here’s how:

  1. On your kindle, select “Books”
  2. Next, select “Store>”
  3. Type “Nettie Parker’s Backyard” into the search area and touch “Go”
  4. When the foto of the book cover appears, touch it and make your selection.  If you choose to borrow my book, I believe it is ‘on loan’ to you for as long as you retain…
Continue

Posted on December 17, 2011 at 2:52pm

Great Post/Discussion on Jenny Milchman's "Made It Moment" by C. V. Smith

Hi everyone,

Please follow this website to see a very interesting post and discussion on indie vs. self-publishing vs. major pubs, the book world state of affairs today, and the trials and tribulations of one frustrated, self-pubbed author--ME!!  Lots of discussion already has been generated--come and give us your input!…

Continue

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 8:57pm

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At 10:44am on June 9, 2011, Blessed Beyond said…
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At 9:54am on May 1, 2011, Stacy Juba said…

Hi Cindy, the bottom of this post has the instructions on how to leave your 99 cent or free book info: http://stacyjuba.com/blog/2011/04/06/april-sale-99-cent-kindle-downloads-childrens-books-mystery-novels-more/- basically leave a blurb and a retail link in the comments.

 

I offer ebook versions to reviewers free of charge - you can visit book blog web sites and read their review guidelines & query the ones that seem like possible fits. I have a blog hop going on right now on my blog with links to lots of book bloggers, then you can also explore their blog rolls for more. There are also groups on Book Blogs where you can offer your book to reviewers. I offer a PDF and I'll also offer free Smashwords coupon codes so they can download it in the format of their choice. 

 

At 11:21pm on April 23, 2011,
Blogger
Laurie Carlson
said…

PS.  I still am figuring this site out as welll!  I can't find your first comment to me with your web addy.  Could you please resend it??  That way I can follow you!!!  Thanks!!

Laurie

At 11:20pm on April 23, 2011,
Blogger
Laurie Carlson
said…

What is your book about?  Would you like me to review your book for you?

5 years is a LONG time!  Wow!  I can feel your frustration in your message. I would feel the same way!  Anything I can do to help, let me know!

Laurie

At 10:35pm on April 23, 2011,
Blogger
Laurie Carlson
said…

When I replied to the question about negative book reviews, I lost your message and I don't know your site address. Could you please forward it to me, please????

Thanks!!!

Laurie Carlson

laurieisreading@gmail.com

At 10:24pm on April 23, 2011,
Blogger
Laurie Carlson
said…

Hi CV!

Thanks for the friend request!

You asked me about having your book reviewed and wanting it posted at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, but 'not' wanting it posted there if it is a negative review. Hmmm???  My best answer to that would be whoever or wherever you advertise for people to read your book in exchange for a review is to possibly make a statement to that effect?  I belong to www.librarything.com  They have Early Reviewers Giveaways - where authors give away so many books to people that are interested in it,and they also have a "Member Giveaway", where anyone can give books away.  However, the 'catch' there is they have a disclaimer that states the review can be positive OR negative.you are only required to post a review either way.  A lot of sites are like that. This is what makes me think if you post your book as a giveaway anywhere, 'you' put in a disclaimer stating if they feel negatively about the book, maybe have them contact you? Or make a statement saying "If you don't like my book, and would be posting a negative review, then please refrain from posting any reviews". I don't know if there is a legality involved with requiring 'only' positive reviews or not????  

I would address this entire group this question.  I am SURE it has to have come up before.  

You know, sometimes negative reviews can turn out positive.  The person who did not like the book may go on rambling about what they did not like about the book and it may appeal to other readers!  Negative reviews are not always bad.

Where are you thinking of and who are you thinking of having review your book? What genre is it?  I would definitely post this question publicly on the site, or even on other 'reviewers' sites.  GOOD question!

Laurie

At 7:54pm on April 6, 2011, Stacy Juba said…
Hi CV! Thanks for adding me as a friend. Re the sale blog post, I have to keep all the books 99 cents and under because that's how I'm advertising it on different reader's groups and networks, as 99 cent and free ebooks, but if any of your books go on sale, the post will accept comments through the first week in May so if anything changes you can add it to the comments at any time.
At 10:25pm on April 1, 2011,
Author
Ellen Harger
said…

You are most welcome! And check on the mindset. ;)

 

At 3:00pm on March 31, 2011,
Author
Kelli Wheelwright
said…

Dear CV,

Welcome to Book Blogs! Glad you could join us and that you are loving the world of writing! As you navigate this site, please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!

 

KW

http://www.ekfamilybooks.blogspot.com

 

At 9:21am on March 31, 2011,
Blogger
Mary (BookHounds)
said…

Hello CV
Welcome to Book Blogs. Let me know if you have any questions. Be sure to check out Network Your Blog if you are looking for new followers! Please stop by my blog at http://maryinhb.blogspot.com & my YA blog: http://foreveryoungadult.blogspot.com when you have a chance!
Thanks, Mary
 
 
 

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