All Hail Master Koda…

Most of you are familiar with…Mother’s Day…Father’s Day…President’s Day…and…even…Grandparent’s Day…but…you may not have heard of…the holiday that…Bertha…and I are celebrating today…

Master Koda Day…

I know…it sounds a little strange…so let me explain…Master Koda…is the name given to my dear friend…Kim Emerson

See…Kim is a marketing guru…and at some point…back in the day…someone…coined that name to describe how effective she was…Master Koda…Master Yoda…and…it just stuck…now it is the name of her Author Promotion Services and publishing company…Master Koda Select Publishing…as well as a Facebook group she started to support authors…

And…if all that wasn’t enough…she works fulltime…and…is herself a published author…having released her first book…Digitus 233…in December 2012…

But…more than all of that…she is…a true friend…to many…including me…and…she’s not just a friend in name only…no…Kim…is always helping someone do something…especially promoting their books…even if she doesn’t then have time to do her own stuff…she is most definitely…a selfless giver…

So…today…while Kim is busy helping everyone else…I’d like to tell you just a bit about…Digitus 233…it’s one of those young adult books…that appeals to us older readers as well…it’s action packed…and carries a message…of the subtleties of mind control in our society…

I read it and loved it…but…knowing I could be prejudiced since I adore Kim…I gave a copy to our school Kindle…and asked a high school football player to read it…he came to me two days later…asking for the sequel…and was quite disappointed when I had to tell him…it wasn’t ready yet…

Then his friend came in…he’d passed it along to him…another football player…who…was also in line for the sequel…

So…I knew…it is just as good as I thought it was…but…the coolest part of that story is that they emailed her…telling her how much they enjoyed it and that they were eager for her next book…

In Kim’s eyes…that email…was a precious gift…and…I was so happy that I could give it to her…because…she has been instrumental in my writing career in so many ways…

So…Happy Master Koda Day…hope you’ll check out…Digitus 233…while you’re celebrating…

Jane

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Alabama Two Step…

I rushed home from work…yesterday…yes…I know…I always rush…from work…but…this time…I was in a hurry to get home…because of the Master Koda Book Marketing Conference…try saying that three times really fast…that I was attending…online…
I must say…it was well worth the rush…I’ve taken lots of notes…and gotten so many wonderful ideas…and…therein…lies the problem…
That’s right…I’ve gotten…so…many…ideas…that I’m a bit overwhelmed…I mean…I’m…already…in the midst of rereleasing Bertha-Size Your Life!…with Saga Books…and diligently working on…the next…Big Book of Bertha…writing this blog…working fulltime…and my list goes on…
When…am I going to find time…to do all these wonderful things…that I’ve just learned…things that could put me in a bestseller’s position…and…if any author tells you…that being a bestseller…isn’t important to them…run…they may offer you some swampland…in the next breath
That’s when…Bertha…reminds me…marketing…is a lot like life…I should have known she’d say that…it’s about taking a little step…then…taking another…all the steps don’t have to be taken in one day…but…when taking steps…it is always…good…to know where you are headed…
Hmmm…what can I say…she’s right…again…that’s about 4 million for Bertha…and…none for me…but…who’s keeping score…oh…she is…of course…
Jane
PS…would…you like to buy some swampland…hey…just asking…