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3rd Annual Smashwords July Summer/Winter Sale!

July 1, 2021 – July 31, 2021

Why is it called “Summer/Winter”?   Here in the Northern hemisphere, it’s mid-summer. Readers are loading their e-reading devices for summer beach reading and long-awaited vacations. South of the equator they are now in the middle of winter. They’re ready to curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy a great read too!

Hello to all the readers and authors out there!  All my eBooks will be on sale for 50% off, so take advantage and stock up on plenty of books to read over the summer/winter.  You will find every type of genre with books from terrific authors all over the world. It’s an opportunity to find exclusive discounts from your favorite indie authors and discover new future favorites. So, check it out at SMASHWORDS.COM.

I’m currently working on a new book called The Atrium and a possible cover reveal will be up on my website soon.  In the meantime, I am continuing to do some Spring Cleaning on my digital content to make improvements and move forward into 2021.  Can you believe it’s half over already?  This year seems to be flying by.  Enjoy your Summer!

See you soon!

Solitaire

www.solitaireparke.com

Spring Cleaning for Writers!

It’s the time of year that often focuses on Spring cleaning just about everywhere.  So, it’s not a bad idea for authors and writers to do the same thing with their websites, blogs and various digital content.  Here’s a few ideas that you might want to concentrate on for your Spring cleaning efforts.

Update your Website and/or Blog: 

  Check for broken links

  Does your site need a new overall look?

  Update your Bio and Contact information and photo

  Make sure your site looks good on mobile and all browsers

  Check your page load speed

  Think about adding or deleting content in your sidebars

  Redo your Header or Footer

  Add or delete Social Media sites & the information on these sites

  Backup your site

Email:

  Go through your emails and unsubscribe to unneeded ones

  Archive material you want to keep

  Delete old emails

Social Media Sites:

  Do passwords need to be changed?

  Update your Bio and Contact information and photo

  Do you need a new Header or Background?

  Check privacy settings and info

Check all Book Sites:

  Are all your books listed?

  Check and update book descriptions if needed

  Update Bios, contacts and photos

  Are my sites linked to the proper places?

Backup:

  Important files of data and images (possibly an external hard-drive)

Take stock of what has happened in the past and get ready to reset things and move forward to a great year.  Things will get better and you need to be ready for a wonderful new year ahead! Get ready to accomplish your goals!!!

Solitaire

www.solitaireparke.com

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