Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Book Thursday Features How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now. Her Grammarness Hugs a Few Clichés

New Book

Here's another winner of a book for authors. 

By L. Diane Wolfe

Publishing and promoting made simple!

Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:

·         Traditional publishing
·         Self-publishing
·         Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution
·         Finding your target audience
·         Generating reviews and media interest
·         Networking and developing an online presence
·         Promotional materials and appearances

Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. Writing is your dream. Give it the best chance for success!

Available February 5, 2012
Publishing/Marketing, 214 pages, Dancing Lemur Press LLC
$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0

What People Are Saying:

“She gives an unbiased take on the advantages and disadvantages of traditional publishing and self-publishing and publishing paths that combine the two… It's the perfect book for those who want an overview to begin the decision-making process.”
- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning series of how-to books for writers

“A must-read for writers planning on self-publishing or any writer who wants the ultimate how-to on promoting. Tons of links, advice, and how-to, whether you're going for print or e-publication.”
- Helen Ginger, author of Angel Sometimes

The Author's Sites:

Blog - Spunk On A Stick’s Tips -
Website - Spunk On A Stick -


Known as “Spunk On A Stick,” Wolfe is a member of the National Speakers Association and a motivational speaker. She’s conducted seminars on book publishing and promoting for five years and assisted writers through several author services. Her other titles include “Overcoming Obstacles With SPUNK!” which ties her goal-setting and leadership seminar’s information together, and a YA series, “The Circle of Friends.” Wolfe travels extensively for media interviews and speaking engagements, maintains a dozen websites & blogs, and contributes to several other sites and newsletters.


Her Grammarness

This morning I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and instead of feeling as fit as a fiddle, I was weak as a kitten. However, even though I was beside myself, after a very nice cappuccino, I managed to pull myself together. After all, we know that every cloud has a silver lining and all's well that ends well. Those thoughts kept me afloat, and I bounced downstairs as if I didn't have a care in the world. 

Now wasn't that a lot of fun to read? Or did it send shivers down your spine? Cat got your tongue? Surely you can read between the lines. Care to share some of your own favorite clichés?


  1. In like Flint?
    Congratulations to Diane!

  2. This guy I ran into said he could publish and distribute my book from his van. Sounded legit.

  3. I must admit, the new book is nice but with resources like Susan Kaye Quinn's self-pubbing tips, Elana Johnson's marketing tips, Maria Zannini's Punch List all being available for free at their blogs, it has a lot of free competition out there to contend with. I'm sure it will do well.

    Also, a cliche in one hand is a conundrum in another. The meaning can vary depending on the book.

  4. Sounds like a book any writer should have!

  5. Cliches make me want to SCREAM!
    Self pub books are always welcome in the indie world. I usually hire someone to format for me, but one of these days...

  6. Sounds like a good book. I'm really into building my author platform after reading Chuck Sambuchino's book on writer platform. He's from Guide to Literary Agents/Writer's Digest. I'm interviewing him next Wednesday and giving away a copy of his book.

    Congrats to Diane. I'll have to check out her book.

  7. I've seen Diane's book everywhere recently. Good luck to her!

    Cliches are definitely a problem. People get used to communicating with others in the quickest, easiest way. Our speech is often laced with cliches because everyone understands them -- they're efficient. But they're death to a novel. Ugh...

  8. Spunk is burning up the blogosphere this week!
    Ouch! A cliche catastrophe! LOL

  9. This book is every where this week.

  10. Congratulations Diane!

    A favorite cliche? How about, you can't get water from a stone, or don't leave a stone unturned, or a rolling stone gathers no moss. (Everybody must get stoned....)

  11. Spunk on a stick! I love that! Unlike everyone else, I haven't heard of this book yet. Thanks so much for the info.

  12. Hi Lee .. Diane's book seems to have a great deal to offer ..

    Cliches seem to appear when needed as a way of explaining something ... When you have lemons, make lemonade:
    there's always a positive ...
    (keep your pecker up even when you're down)- not sure I really want to describe that one ..

    Cheers Hilary

  13. Yes Lee - pecker as in a signal up or down??!! H

  14. Thank you so much, Lee. Sorry, still trying to play catch up from this week.


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