Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Do as Galileo Did, Not as Harriot Did

Yeah, I know you want to know who Harriot is. Read on for what National Geographic's explanation of why you don't know the name:

“Everyone knows Galileo was the first astronomer to point a telescope at the night sky. But like many facts that everyone knows, this one isn’t true. Precedence should probably to Thomas Harriot. What Harriot didn’t do was publish his observations. Bing first is important, but so is publicity.”

How to you do what Galileo did in today's world. Do your research or put forth your creative effort. Then promote using The Frugal Book Promoter (www.budurl.com/FrugalBkPromo).-----
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and two how to books for writers, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't and The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success. Her FRUGAL book for retailers is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. She is also the author of the Amazon Short, "The Great First Impression Book Proposal". Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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