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Two months have passed since the release of Shadows of Kings, and I am overwhelmed by the support and feedback of those who have read my debut novel. Though these two months have been a crazy time, I’m very thankful for all those both in the United States and abroad who have taken an interest with the Dragon Rising saga.

Below is a list of articles and LIVE interviews I had the pleasure of participating in. Not all were included, but they represent the highlights of my journey thus far.

LIVE INTERVIEWS:

  • Journal Jabber

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/journaljabber/2012/06/13/jack-whitsel–a-debut-novelist-waiting-to-wow-you

  • A Book and a Chat

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/across-the-pond/2012/07/10/a-book-and-a-chat-with-jack-whitsel

  • Conversations LIVE

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/middayconversations/2012/07/19/author-jack-whitsel-on-conversations-live

  • 2012 Authors Alive

http://2012writersalive.blogspot.com/2012/06/jack-whitsel-and-shadows-of-kings.html

Reviews

  • Seattle PI

http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Book-Review-Shadows-of-Kings-by-Jack-Whitsel-3635563.php

  • Have You Heard My Book Review

http://haveyouheardbookreview.blogspot.com/2012/06/shadows-of-kings-by-jack-whitsel.html?spref=fb

  • Story of a Writer

http://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com/2012/06/shadows-of-kings-blog-tour.html

  • Eva’s Sanctuary

http://vampirekiss1967.blogspot.com/2012/07/interview-with-jack-whitsel-and-review.html?showComment=1341594600370#c644688124297517252

Spotlights/Interviews

  • The Dark Phantom Review

http://thedarkphantom.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/interview-with-jack-whitsel-author-of-shadows-of-kings-7/#comment-6463

  • Murder by 4

http://murderby4.blogspot.com/2012/06/for-love-of-writing.html

  • The Book Connection

http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2012/06/interview-with-jack-whitsel-author-of.html

  • Cambria Hebert

http://cambriahebert.com/2012/06/shadows-of-kings-blog-tour/

Well…there you have it – the Highlights of the Shadows of Kings Blog Tour. Once again, a BIG thanks to everyone.

Oceans of Love,

Jack

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How I sold 5 Million ebooks in 5 months is a vital resource for authors wishing to promote themselves.  After initially reading the book, the content seemed to take broad strokes at promotional solutions, but that was deceiving. When going back through his examples and explanations, I definitely found gems of wisdom – they can be subtle…but they are there.

As a “How to” book, the content moves more quickly than other books of its kind, and like Locke’s fiction, gets straight to the point. I will not bullet point all of Locke’s secrets in this review, as that is for the reader to discover after his purchase. But there are two specific items I wish to share about the book.

1) Read his examples. And when finished…read them again.

2) The underlying theme about social networking is the importance of reciprocity. John Locke stresses this on many occasions. And unlike many “How to” books, his message is done with a sincerity that most authors lack. Locke explains in detail the how helping one another is the foundation of success.

This book should be required reading for every author –  whether self-published, small press, or mainstream.

Cheers,

Jack

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