Pose for the paparazzi. Autograph your books.
Write like a dream, promote like a rock star.
Fame and fortune are yours!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Models can't read?

Writing stars, you've got to check out one of the most subversive sites on the net: Models Can't Read. Tons of photos show models posing with newspapers, magazines and books like Blade Runner and Patti Smith's Just Kids.

One of my favorite photos takes place in a laundromat. Two models, a man and a woman, are posing in front of a row of dryers. The woman is wearing an outfit that would probably fall apart after one go-round in the wash, and the guy is reading a book with his shirt off. I guess he's waiting for it to dry (the shirt, not the book). To be honest, I couldn't decide what to look at: the book or his chest. (For my in-depth critique of this photo, see my post on Pinterest here.)

Now imagine if he were holding your book in his hot hands. Now that would be quite the marketing coup, wouldn't it! Getting any ideas?

I could go on and on about literacy statistics, etc., but I won't go there. 

Just enjoy the eye candy! And who knows, maybe some aren't just posing. Maybe some are actually, gasp, reading!

Donna Marie

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Online resource for beautiful FREE photos

Writing stars, finding just the right image for your website, book, or info product is critical. If content is king, then, well, imagery is queen.

I just wanted to let you know about a site full of eye candy, and get this... the photos are FREE to use. Check out Unsplash for 10 new high-resolution photos every 10 days.

Dive into this peaceful shot.

 Aww, what dreamy eyes.

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Donna Marie

Friday, September 27, 2013

Caught reading!

Kids should know these guys read books!

Snoop Dogg

LeBron James

L L Cool J reading to kids


Donna Marie

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Now a word from Mr. Jackson

“Look, I grew up in a society where I could say ‘It ain’t’ or ‘What it be’ to my friends. But when I’m out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family who cared about me, who has a well-read background, I f**king conjugate.” Samuel L. Jackson

Love it!