It’s been crazy busy for me lately, and this blog got neglected because Monday – my normal blog post date – was the 4th of July holiday. I know, I should have worked anyway, right? Isn’t that what everyone does these days? Work any day and every day?

Well, the heck with that. I took the 4th off and spent it with my wife, who finally had a whole two days in a row off. Man, in America, we work way too much. Europe’s got the right idea (well, except for that Brexit thing).

A lot of the busy-ness is in the Sahno Publishing newsletter, which you can get for free every month, along with a free copy of my ebook Marketing for Authors. Just go to the main page here and sign up for the email list and download the book.

For those who haven’t signed up yet, here’s a little sample of the content of the newsletter for this month:

So that’s all the news for now. Stay tuned for updates. You can also follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MikeSahno for the latest with Sahno Publishing. And don’t forget, if you’re in the Tampa Bay area, stop by and say hello and get an autographed book on September 17th!

 

 

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