Friday, 29 October 2010

Just Us Two e-book for most e-readers coming soon ..

Just Us Two has been available from Day 1 as an e-book direct from the publisher Author House's US Bookstore  (www.authorhouse.com) as an Adobe *pdf file.
Coming soon is an upgrade in time for Christmas. A quick visit to www.authorhouse.com /bookstore - the one-stop shop - and you can download to Kindle, Sony,IPad,Nook and most readers, as well as to computer or laptop as you can now.
Of course the various formats will be available via your favourite e-Retailer but Author House have made download easy for your reader with the files they have created. 
All you will have to do is go to the Author House Bookstore and tap in either  the ISBN No 978 1 4389 2937 8; title of book (Just Us Two:Ned and Rosie's GoldWing Discovery) or author name ( Rosalie Marsh) if that is easier to remember. ( Photo: Leaving Soldeau,Andorra 2000)
Did you know? Just Us Two is illustrated with selected photographs of places visited and there is a 'tecchie' chapter on the conversion. Conversion? Well you will read about that and all the heartbreak in the pages of Just Us Two... don't want to spoil the story!
Watch out for latest news on e-book upgrade.
Can't wait or want to buy for a Christmas Present? Just Us Two 'perfect bound soft cover' ISBN 978 1 4389 2936 1 is available worldwide from:
Author House UK Bookstore; Author House US Bookstore; (as they are Print on Demand there is never an out of stock situation and delivery is fast) or your favourite on-line retailer or local bookseller.
For a signed copy - the perfect Christmas present - contact me on 07715 055653, rosaliemarsh@tiscali.co.uk or visit me at Petrolheads Cafe Milk Bar Bagillt,Flintshire Nov 26th 7-9 +Nov 27th 11-3 or the Deganwy Book Fest & Authors Day at the Quay Hotel Deganwy,Conwy on December 11th. 
I will be giving a short talk and reading to give a taster.

Rosalie xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Screencast of Just Us Two

 
More screen casts on 'Rosalie's Website' page on this Blog.
Watch other You Tube videos on RosalieMarsh0 channel 
Visit the updated Multimedia Gallery at Discover-Rosalie /Gallery
 

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Writing and Marketing

Writing flows from the creative juices within. Unless you have a very good memory, ideas must be captured as they 'pop up' so a handy notebook is essential. However at 4am in the dark hours before dawn when snuggled up in a nice warm bed, this is not such an attractive option. I have been known however, to switch on the computer at 5am - design my latest learning programme, Power Point slides and all -  and crawl back into bed at 7 am for another hour. The beauty of flexible working!
But where does 'marketing' fit in when the writing on a more personal level? It may seem self-indulgent to advertise oneself but if your work is to reach the right markets then this is what must be done. The way to do this I have found from industrial/commercial experience is to create a brand and products of that brand in the same way that large manufacturers do.
After all who would have thought that a bar of soap (Sunlight) from a small town on the Dee Estuary would become so famous? 
So if writing is to have any purpose other than just putting thoughts onto paper attention must be paid to a focused marketing strategy using all the tools available. The power of social networking must not be underestimated. (Of course, the danger is that so much time is spent on marketing activities that the actual writing goes by the board.) With social networking a little really does go a long way.Design and production of materials is easily done in-house with the user friendly software tools available.This is another thread of creativity -if you can tear yourself away from writing that is! I have been fascinated to see the different approaches which my fellow 'friends and followers' use and realise that often you can improve and sometimes you are on the right track.
What do my fellow authors out there think?
Book Fair in Deganwy     December 11th 2010 11-4
Book Signing -Petrolheads.

So now - down to writing! Rosalie xx


Monday, 18 October 2010

Just Us Two e-book upgrade - Latest developments.

Good Morning on this bright autumn morning!  I thought you would like to hear of the latest developments for Just Us Two in the e-book world of technology. As you know theJust Us Two e-book has always been available to download as an Adobe *pdf file to PC or PDA. But .. wait ...  Just Us Two is now being upgraded to the latest e-pub platform and will  be available soon  for Amazon Kindle,Sony Readers,  BN.com/the nook, Scribd.com and other devices. All of these formats will be available from the convenient one stop shop on the US site of  Author House Bookstore. where there is an overview. Nifty , what? So you don't have to browse different sites to purchase). Now that Kindle is available in the UK - just in time for Christmas - why not make 2010 International Book Award Winner, Just Us Two one of your first downloads. ISBN 978-1-4389-2937-8  or just go toRosalie's Website and follow the links. 

More of the latest news!
WOW! Just Us Two at No 3 Best Sellers in AuthorHouse UK/Bookshop

Best Sellers

  1. Reverse in Ministry and Missions: Africans in the Dark Continent of Europe by Israel Olofinjana
  2. The Road Within by Arri Pauw
  3. Just Us Two by Rosalie Marsh**
  4. The Prophecies of Abraham by Joseph F. Dumond
  5. Land Tenure in Sierra Leone by Ade Renne  (source www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookshop 18.10.2010)
Rosalie's publishing journey continues (as featured in Voice in Print last year) and she is a big fan of the power of Social Networking with Facebook,Twitter,Linked In, Scribd and ... the most fantastic Book Buzzr - that's the widget on the left - where you can flip the pages of a Just Us Two preview and see the video trailer. or go to  http://www.discover-rosalie.com

Rosalie says " I have made many useful contacts through social networking and had some interesting conversations with fellow authors. I have also made a lot of friends and continue to discover my very large long lost family in Ireland, the UK and America. Although I grew up knowing loads about my Marsh Family, I knew very little of my Irish family and connections and it was only 12 years ago that we found them. The second of our discoveries. The first of course being the GoldWing!".
Church in Ballycroy where it is said that my grandparents married in secret
                                              
Well off to write a few more words in my latest project. Must update my website as well. Have a nice day. Share the news do!
Rosalie
xx 

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Rosalie's Chatter: A relaxing experience at Makizmo

Rosalie's Chatter: A relaxing experience at Makizmo: "Had a good morning in Wrexham. did the usual errands before going for a hair cut- it was getting neither her not there - at Makizmo (where..."

A relaxing experience at Makizmo

Had a good morning in Wrexham. did the usual errands  before  going for a hair cut- it was getting neither her not there - at Makizmo (where Bellevue Rd meets Pentrefelin /Island Green in Wrexham). .Not just a hairdresser, more of an experience. with one to one personal service from wash through to dry. A soothing experience. Comfortable relaxing surroundings with an Italian flavour with the ornate mirrors and soothing colours. And I love the huge mirror in an ornate frame sitting on the piano at the barbers / shaving/mens side. Then I detoured into a shoe shop on the way to the bus station ( Bus pass you see) and indulged in some winter shoes. ( Actually 2 pairs in Clarks) Oh! and an Aubergine bag to match one pair and then I spotted just the new wallet I had been looking for - to match the bag. See what happens when hubby stays at home.:)
Now it is back to writing. 

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Rosalie's Chatter: A Busy Weekend

Rosalie's Chatter: A Busy Weekend: "Whew! What a busy few days. Some unexpected documents to pull together pushing everything to one side. Then the new super dooper printer was..."

A Busy Weekend

Whew! What a busy few days. Some unexpected documents to pull together pushing everything to one side. Then the new super dooper printer was exchanged and lo and behold! that one had a kink on the edge as well as it printed out. What a pain!  The shop will exchange- refund- whatever we want but really, the printer is super and meets all my business needs and I don't have time for all this hassle. Perhaps we will have to order in the one we were going for in the first place. Job for Monday.
Just back from a lively meeting in Rugby. Lots of laughter and healthy discussion. Off out to dinner now - our usual treat after these meetings. Well, the cupboard is almost bare,   not quite like old Mother Hubbard in the nursery rhyme! It will set me up for a huge catch up on my 'To Do' list tomorrow.
Don't forget to check out the Just Us Two preview on this page. Just remembered, have to update author page links in Author House Bookstore due to system changes.

Rosalie xx.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

The season of events

It has been a busy week so far as I have concentrated on the artwork for a complete new suite of marketing materials. generic ones for the Deganwy Book Fair in December and other which may appear. I have tailored the posters and flyers  (sell sheets) for the two events in November to Petrolheads specifically. I had a nice chat with Sharon of the Wales Air Ambulance this morning who is giving some support in publicising the event as £1.00 from every book   will go to the Wales Air Ambulance. Wow! I have just checked the web address and Martin has already put the event on! Thank you Sharon and Martin.
.http://www.walesairambulance.com/events.php?id=105&nav=events

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Updated links for Author House Bookstore

Publisher Author House are updating their website and links to my Author Page have changed. I have updated links on www.discover-rosalie.com. Others in progress - I have to remember where all the links are. Don't forget, Just Us Two e-book is available to download from www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore ISBN 9781438929378 . The soft cover ISBN 9781438929361 is available from both UK (authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstore) and USA (authorhouse.com/Bookstore) sites
Still trying to work out if I can send the Rosalie's Chatter page on web direct to this blog.
Rosalie

Academic Writing?

What is 'Academic Writing'? I came across a new 'must have' book -The Academic Essay -for 16 plus students and learners at the Gwynedd Book Fair in Llanrug on Monday. Ten years ago, when struggling with my Dissertation  I was told "You need to write the academic way ". So, after a whole class being advised to write how we want to, how it flows, at the end of the day the dictates of academia ruled. I got there in the end but, how I wished that I had been able to read 'The Academic Essay' written by Dr.Derek Soles and published by Dr Graham Lawler as part of his Studymates range of books ( Educational/English Literature pages).http://tinyurl.com/394ha33
I chatted to Dr Lawler on Monday. He advised the 6th formers who visited, on a range of books which would help them raise achievemnt when writing essays. I was also particularly impressed with the range of workbook style books for the Aber Education -Adult Skills area. From my own work with adult learners - many in responsible jobs - I know how beneficial there are to plug the gaps in Functional Skills ( formerly Key Skills) and to raise skills levels to become employable.http://tinyurl.com/38cjqgt
Such simple things as spelling, punctuation, grammar, reading, comprehension etc. All needed for everyday communication.Some more 'must haves'.
Then the Understanding Numbers is another range http://tinyurl.com/36wxurf because, lets face it, we all need to understamd basic numbers to manage our money and everyday calculations such as mixing cement, recipes, how much paint you need to paint a room etc. ( one of my students once said that she would just go to B&Q and they would tell her!!!) Say no more!

Time to get off my soap box  and crack on with the creative stuff. Have a nice day..
Rosalie 

Monday, 4 October 2010

Book Details

Book Details Go to Author House to buy direct with quick delivery. Just Us Two

Monday Morning

A fine morning this morning for a trip through the mountains to Llanrug Nr.Caernarfon for the Gwynedd Book Fair. I am looking forward to the buzz, the excitement, meeting new people. It is a while since I was out in the hills near here. I think the last time was one January when the snow and ice lay thick on the ground and I went to a training centre in my capacity as external verifier. Must have been about 5 or 6 years ago. How time flies.
yesterday was a long but fruitful day with meetings out in Betws-y-Coed and Bagillt, Flint. ( And that's only Sunday - a day of rest!) 'Ned' and I met the owner of the new Petrolheads Cafe Milk Bar - a '60's retro style stopping/meeting for bikers and cars on the coast road -  to arrange a book signing. We were impressed with the cafe which is bright and welcoming with an excellent menu at reasonable prices. I was impressed with the HUGE Triumph motorbike on display near the door. After lots of all round marketing talk I was all fired up and we set dates for the end of November. Friday 26th 7-9pm and Saturday 27th 11-3pm. Should be good so watch this space ...

Friday, 1 October 2010

Fun Friday

Well, third try, lucky. For some reason server timed out - planned maintenance /upgrading at talktalk perhaps?
So Fun Friday it is. It has been a good and encouraging  week.
Firstly, I had an e-mail from San Francisco with a very complimentary comment about my new BLOG. http://lookville.com Take a look. It is fashion related.
Secondly, I had an e-mail from Dana in Texas, she is The Savvy Book Marketer, asking for permission to use my latest profile photo in an article she was writing about the use of photos in social networking. http://tinyurl.com/3xkvd9l  So chuffed!
Next I had a message from my FB friend and fellow author Paula Lingard to contact Kevin at Petrolheads Cafe Milk Bar - A548 Flint off the A55 - about a book signing event. As usual I got talking about 'my other hat'  and the Gold Wing Owner's Club of Great Britain(GWOCGB) and our North Wales Wings. I had heard about the launch of Petrolheads in my capacity of Rep for NWW. I did say my other hat didn't I? Well they support the Wales Air Ambulance as we do. Anyway, the upshot is that North Wales Wings (GWOCGB) have are very welcome at Petrolheads ( it is for bikers and car-ers alike). Kevin waxed lyrical about the freshly prepared Sunday Roast which they do at a bargain price and exhorted us to come and try it. A good meeting place/ stopping point when out on runs. http://tinyurl.com/373977t
Well to get back to the point of the BLOG, we discussed a book signing for Just Us Two:Ned and Rosie's GoldWing Discovery etc, so watch this space. Then I had an e-mail from a new Gold Winger in the area. After answering this, it was time to make sure I was spruced up enough to go and meet friends for lunch.
Lunch at the Golden Lion, Rossett www.thegoldenlionrossett.co.uk was delicious as usual. I had salmon on a bed of crushed potatoes and creamy leeks. the I was really naughty and had a cold pressed Cheescake with Baileys. So much so, that the rest of the afternoon  alls for a chill out and delving into one of my latest library books.Developing marketing materials can wait. Oh! and I forgot, my printer went on the blink last night. the only fly in the ointment. Message reads: 'Internal components past service date' or some such thing. It is all the same though... I see a new printer on the horizon, and I have just bought new ink cartridges...Oh well! Looking to have a slim Net book cover from www.kinchprint.com but need to check sizes as mine might be a bit bigger than the latest ones on sale. Hope it fits as I have done a lovely design with sunflowers...
Lastly, I have had a message from an on-line bookshop in India ( Friend of Books http://tinyurl.com/22u79rk) which is listing Just Us Two in their catalogue.
I have added their link to www.discover-rosalie.com/WheretoBuy.
So... off now to delve into a good book.
Have a lovely weekend,
Rosalie xx