I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
Thanks for dropping by!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Anchor Words, BookBaby and Other Things of Interest
1) Significant Other Blog Fest. Yes, my DH has written something enticing about yours truly, and I will be posting it here on Friday. It's not too late to join the fest. See DL Hammons for more details on the significant other blogfest.
2) Did you notice how I linked the blogfest to the words significant other blogfest and not to DL Hammons? Well, there is a reason for this. I think. It has to do with a term that's just recently come to my attention: ANCHOR WORDS. What does that mean? My first encounter with the term happened when Vanessa Jones guest posted on my blog. I linked her blog to her name--like I usually did at the time-- and she kindly emailed me to ask me to switch the link to the anchor words. Huh? I complied taking a guess at what she meant.
Then I came across Tiana Smith's blog where she aptly taught on SEO = search engine optimization. In other words how to get people to more likely stumble across your blog. She gives 10 points on how to do this and guess what number six is? Anchor words. I'm not going to pretend like I totally get this, so go check out her blog for more info. But don't go HERE. (You'll see what I mean when you read her blog).
3) Have you heard of CD BABY? Well, if you're a musician (or married to one) you'd know it's where all independent music artists go to sell their CD's. And now they've introduced BOOKBABY, for independent authors. This company will help you sell your e-book for iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader.
If you decide to go this route, I'd love to hear from you, and how you feel it worked.
*I have no idea why the font suddenly got smaller--squinting*
4)I'm excited that THE SONG has gotten over 1000 views in just four days. If you don't know what I'm talking about, don't go Here, go There.
5)I Could Care Less or I Couldn't Care Less? If you care (har, har) Brian A. Klems cares to let you know!
That's it. Let me know if you have any questions/comments--I love hearing from you!!