Sunday, October 13, 2013

An Impractical Reason Why Networking Counts

You know I don't get impractical very often. Frugal of money me. Frugal of time. And all that. But I'm also a real softy. I've opined on the value of networking and newsletters often. Today's post--I hope--will bring home to you the value of both and the value goes a whole lot deeper than furthering our careers or selling books. Newsletters are the ultimate networker and networking can feed the sould.  To take the connection on step further, this post is from my SharingwithWriters newsletter and I met the subject of the post (Francine Silverman) through our newsletters.
 

Sometimes we make great friends on the Web but we call it networking. But sometimes they turn into real friends, too. In fact, that’s what networking is all about. Fran Silverman is the authors’ guru for radio show resources. We’ve met for drinks and a trek around Egypt at a special National Geographic exhibit in Times Square. And now she has written a poem and I’m in it. (-: Can you believe? Here it is:  



Francine Silverman ©
Connect with her on LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/talkradioadvocate

I tell you. Some days the people I know in the publishing industry make my heart sing!
PS: If you'd like to subscribe to my SharingwithWriters newsletter which is designed to encourage networking opportunities for its subscribers, just let me know at hojonews (at) aol (dot) com. I'll do it for you. (-:
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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 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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