Brain Burps About Books

In this episode of Brain Burps About Books you'll hear ...

  • a review from Travis Jonker of 100 Scope Notes: Small Saul by Ashley Spires
  • a Take5 Marketing Tip from Dianne de Las Casas: Activity Pages
  • a great app review site called Apps for Children with Special Needs
  • about a new children's bookstore in Katonah, NY
  • me asking you to take a survey on my site about what you'd want to learn in a how-to-create-booktrailers webinar

 ... and in the interview with Verla, you'll hear

  • about how she gets upwards of a million hits per month
  • and how she created her enormously popular chatboard
  • the site that supplies the code for her chatboard (which she referred to as simplemachines.com but it's .org and you can find it here)
  • how Verla keeps her board up-to-date
  • how she administers the board why she created it
  • flamers and other meanies
  • why she doesn't allow politics and religion
  • her secret sections (shhh)
  • her charm bracelet with charms symbolizing her books
  • why I think Verla should monetize her site
  • yet another reference to Cliff Ravenscraft because a fan sent him a check for $12,000 as a tip
  • how Verla keeps it safe for kids how creatives feel like outsiders as kids (repeating what E.B. Lewis said in last week's episode!)
Direct download: 59_VerlaKay.mp3
Category:Social Media and Children's Publishing -- posted at: 6:53pm EST