If you've not yet heard the exciting news, there are at least two books (that I know of so far) that have been inspired by the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge of 2011. The authors of these books will be my guests here on Tossing It Out in weeks to come. I hope you will join us here when they visit. But even more I hope you will support these authors by buying their books. Maybe you too will become inspired!
A to Z Stories of Life and Death
The blogger who we know as Damyanti of Daily (w)rite has released her collection of stories that were inspired by the A to Z Challenge. Published as an ebook, A to Z Stories of Life and Death is now available for a very affordable $1.99 at Smashwords. The book is also available on Kindle. I encourage all of you to support Damyanti in her ebook publishing experiment and subscribe to her blog so you can follow her progress. Much of our success--yours and mine--is dependent on the success of authors like Damyanti. Please spread the word and get this wonderful collection of stories into the hands of readers everywhere.
Damyanti is scheduled to be my guest on Wednesday September 14.
Home Sweet Nursing Home
Doris Plaster is the blogger whose blog is "Hold My Hand" A social worker's blog. If you are not familiar with Doris I encourage you to check out her blog and become a follower. She writes heartwarming and relevant stories based on her actual experiences as a social worker. I also encourage you to purchase a copy of her book Home Sweet Nursing Home which is a collection of stories from her participation in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge of 2011.
I have a guest post from Doris scheduled for Wednesday August 31.
Remember--You May Be Next!
If you can, try to support your fellow authors. Many of us have books out there for sale now or will have them available soon. If you're looking for a gift for the person who likes to read, make sure you consider the books by your blogging friends first.
Also, you can fill some blog space by letting your readers know about upcoming releases or the books that are already out there. I probably don't have to tell any of you this, but I thought I'd remind you. When we don't have the advertising dollars of the big publishing companies we have to rely on each other.
It's kind of cool when someone you know achieves some level of success, especially when you've had a hand in helping them get where they are. We are like a family; we are a community. I want to see all of us attain success in our writing endeavors. You can start by ordering the books that I've featured in today's post. You will be sharing in all of our success!
Has anyone read either of these books yet? Has anyone else put together something resulting from the A to Z Challenge? Or do you know anyone else who has?
2015 Blogging from A to Z Theme
Blogs--most reading this know what they are, but maybe some of you are not sure what a blog is and have been thinking about starting one. Or perhaps you've been trying to come up with a new thematic idea for your current blog or one that you plan to add. For the 2015 A to Z Challenge I'll be looking at various possible blogging themes as well as a suggestion here or there about blogging better. If you know someone who has been thinking about starting a blog then direct them to my series. Maybe I can help come up with some blogging ideas of interest to them--or to you.