Karen Jones Gowen is brilliant. Not only a great writer, she's a creative entrepreneur as well. Here's why:
It began when she realized how much writers like to gather, meet (even virtually), read and review each others books, assisting in promotion and even buying their books.
She thought, What we need is a central location where we can gather, network, post reviews, and also sell our books. Somewhere that doesn't take a huge cut of the profits, that puts more money into the hands of those who actually create the books we love to read.
She was fortunate to find some talented people who got excited about the concept and donated their time and talents to designing, programming and making it a reality.
The realization of that dream is Celerytree.com.
The more writers who join the more they benefit, because Celerytree.com is designed to be a united front, a community. The more people posting and linking to it, the faster it will happen.
If you want to help, please post this button on your blog and link it to Celerytree.com. Below the button is a summary/list for copying and including in a blog post if you would like. Anything you can do to get the word out about this innovative online bookstore!
1. Those with published books to sell (print and/or ebooks).
2. Those who believe in the pay-it-forward philosophy of authors supporting authors.
3. Those who don't mind paying a small membership fee for the privilege of being part of a supportive, ad-free community. (Free memberships available for a limited time.)
4. Those who want a place to interact with others, post reviews, network, and to sell their books all in one location.
5. Those who believe in writers receiving fair pay for their work.
If this sounds like you, then go to Celerytree.com and click JOIN. More information can be found on the Celery Tree blog, Twitter account, and Facebook page.
Karen Gowen will be available at firstname.lastname@example.org to answer your questions about Celerytree.comduring the Big Blog Tour. Feel free to email Karen about any questions you may have at this time on joining, registering, buying books, submitting books or any other issues.
I am happy to be one of the original authors to agree to participate and am very excited about this new project. Please help in any way you can.