Monday Mentions: BlogPaws, Webinars and Elephant Games


This is a busy week for me, because I leave to attend BlogPaws this Thursday, YAY! This is THE place to be if you write about (or as) your pets, or are interested in learning more about pet-centric social media. I’ve been a fan of bunches of these bloggers for a long time, so it’ll be great fun to meet them face to face…as well as some of the pets who will also be in attendance.

On Friday, I present a seminar on Ebooks & Promo for Bloggers at 2:00 with Sandra Beckwith. At 4:15 or so, I’ll also be PAW-tographing the latest pet books. So if you’re at the conference I hope you’ll introduce yourself.

If you can’t attend but really want to learn more about the topic, perhaps the attend-in-your-jammies-barefoot-with-no-makeup DIY Ebooks Webinar on June 1st would be an option.

For those who missed my OWFI talk, you can catch the Reinvented Writer Webinar on May 25. (drop me a line, and I’ll send a discount code…) And I’ve several more sessions scheduled throughout the summer on media training, nonfiction book proposals and niche writing, so stay tuned!

Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo writer links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. Check out the SQUEEE! cute pet-astic videos at the bottom, too. For new followers to the blog, welcome! and you can expect more cat and dog specific schtuff later in the week on Wednesday and Friday.


Got A Picture Book or Graphic Novel? Kindle Format 8 has ya covered and is ready for download. NOTE: the “regular” kindle devices currently won’t support this, it’s designed for Kindle Fire (and future devices).

Author Solutions Being Sued a recap from Writer Beware

Data Wars–What’s Important for Book Sales

 How to Format Internal Dialogue a great post from Marcy Kennedy

Hachette Opens Ebook Catalogue to Libraries

Warner Brothers TV Writing Workshop Accepting Applications

Crowdfunding Tips

DRM-Free Ebooks No Discernible Piracy Difference according to TOR

A Great How-To for Elevator Pitches (with some video…)

6 Awesome Facebook Fan Page Features and how to use them

Witness Impulse New Ebook Imprint an original suspense/mystery/thriller line from William Morrow

When Self-Pub’d Authors Dominate Best Seller Lists  what will publishers do?

Migrating WordPress Sites some plugins that work

Video Idiot How-To’s not just for book trailers anymore


Funding Research Proposals in Human-Animal Bond check it out–great opportunities here for researchers, pets and people

Buyer Beware Boarding/Grooming Facilities a tragic story in Texas…but happens everywhere

Grain Free Diets for Cats? The scoop from Cat Stanley at Catalyst

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Monday Mentions: BlogPaws, Webinars and Elephant Games — 4 Comments

  1. I’m sending mom to blogpaws this year, first time! We are working on my first book, and your class is one of the ones she has a definitely attend marked on! She is looking forward to meeting people she only knows online and learning lots of new stuff! Wish I was going but the drive is too long, maybe next year and someone has to cat sit when mom is gone@!

    • Yay! Please urge her to intro herself (I’m nervous I’ll forget names/faces…so many folks I want to meet).

      I hear ya about having pet sitters. It’s been years since my hubby and I have managed to get away together.

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