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September 3, 2014

What did dozens and dozens and dozens of my peeps write to me when I asked them, “What can I do for you? What do you want to learn?” This: “I know some tech but I’m stuck! Help!” “I know I need video on my site, but what, other than book trailers?” “I want to start an email list…

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July 26, 2014

Not techy? You need to read this. If you know me you know I believe EVERY writer needs to be using video. Video connects you to readers, it can expand you career and grow your career. It helps you build your platform, and can help you establish expertise and find fans. It can legitimize you by…

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June 4, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Lunch ‘n Learn with Author Katie DavisIt’s a 30 minute themed Q&A with children’s author Katie Davis. This week on the Lunch ‘n Learn we’ll talk about publishing on Kindle and the Kindle Challenge I’m about to start, and what you can learn about while doing it. You’ll learn how you…

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June 3, 2014

Last week the gigantic Book Expo America took place at the triple football stadium-sized Javits Center in New York City. It’s where the booksellers go to see what’s coming out, get the skinny on what’s going to be hot, and hobnob with the cool kids (aka bestseller writers). For the art auction/cocktail party last Wednesday, king…

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June 1, 2014

Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend. Did you have a good one? I took two whole days off. I don’t usually do that. But I really felt I needed to allow my brain to rest. My back’s been out of whack, too, and I just had to refresh everything. One way I’m going to refresh…

The Unforgettable Season by Phil Bildner
May 30, 2014

Brain Burps About Books Podcast #180 Batter Up! Phil Bildner’s On Deck An Interview with Children’s Author Phil Bildner [smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Batter Up! Phil Bildner’s On Deck” artist=”Phil Bildner” social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ] If you’re a listener, would you please help the show by clicking here to fill out this short anonymous survey? In…

Dancing With the Devil
May 29, 2014

This Saturday I’ll be at Book Expo America (BEA) signing my book, Dancing With the Devil. It’s emotional for me for many reasons, not least of which is this statement, taken from the press release published last week (below), after the arrest of 71 people for crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children in Operation Caireen, the largest-ever…

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