Saturday, March 16, 2013

I run regular little "In the News" briefs in my SharingwithWriters newsletter when I see something in my reading that I think will be important for my subscribers. I sometimes duplicate that information on this blog when I can see that the new may be important to followers here, too.  Here is one I thought you should see:

In the News:  The LA Times reports that Facebook is working on a hashtag feature (you know, those little tic-tac-toe symbols) that will help folks tease out the wheatberries from the chaff in your updates. So instead of having to watch for my #FrugalBookPromoTips or scroll down until you find them, you’ll be able to call them up in an instant. And, even better, when you feed your tweets to Facebook, those hashtags in them won’t be just so much clutter.

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Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including 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. Some of her other blogs are, 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 . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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