The Sunshine Factor

where sunshine is a way of life


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Online Shopping at Debb’s Mall

Hi!

My business, http://www.sunshinesonlinemall.com, has added a new feature to its original line.  Now, in addition to helping you order anything under the sun from wherever you are, my mall offers an Amazon link.  I used this the other day to order my 2014 Writer’s Guide.  So easy!  So fun!  🙂

As I’ve been recovering from the flu (and what-not) lately, I was browsing through all the different shops (some major retailers like Macy’s and Walmart) and specialty stores.  I was amazed to find that at every shop that I hadn’t browsed in before, they offered between 10% and 30% off for new customers.

Last year I ordered flowers for my mother-in-love from a florist in my online shopping mall.  She told me that what she received was far better than the orders we had placed long distance for her from a local florist.  I am very pleased…and pleased to know that most, if not all, shops offer the opportunity to use the currency you use in your country.  How do I know this?  I was browsing in the perfume stores, trying to find a perfume that I had loved in my teens.  I found it but said to myself, why is it in pounds?  Ah-hah, I said, I have the British flag icon at the top.  Once I changed that to U.S. dollars, everything made sense!  🙂

Last but not least – a portion of the proceeds from my site will be directed to various charities.  🙂

See you at my mall!  🙂

Debb


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Let’s Give Them Our Support!

I again realized the importance of writing book reviews the other day, when I was talking with a new friend.  I see book reviews on Amazon all the time.  Why are they helpful, and what purpose do they serve?

  • They are helpful tools for Independent authors — those who publish their own books, who don’t have a publishing house getting the word out about them.
  • We advertise for these authors when we help our friends and family to find good books.
  • Writing book reviews is the new “word of mouth” vehicle.
  • These authors thrive on a broad audience base — and what better way to find them a good audience?
  • Book reviews are not hard to write, and they don’t have to be lengthy.  As long as you read the whole book and comment on it truthfully, it is a good review.
  • If you wrote a book and wanted your name out there, wouldn’t you want people to help you?  If I self-publish my books some day, I know I will be hoping for lots of book reviews written by you.  🙂
  • Writing a book is a time-consuming, sometimes very difficult but courageous adventure.  Wouldn’t it be nice to give authors an “atta boy!” or “atta girl!” affirmation?
  • A book review gives life to a book:   instead of seeing just the picture of it on Amazon, a reader can get a much better understanding of it and, if they are like me, would be more likely to pick it up than something with no review.
  • WordPress is a community of writers, and many of them publish their own books.   Let’s support them as best we can!

This blog has a page of book reviews I wrote about my WordPress friends’ books.  I haven’t written a book review lately — but next year I hope to once again spend time in some delicious reading.  🙂  Speaking of which:  my new website will offer a space for book reviews that you have  written.  Let’s build up our community!