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Books
· Stormy Winds

· A Brownstone in Brookyn

· The Ghost of Atlanta

· Phantoms of Rockwood

· Philly Style and Philly Profile


Short Stories
· What kind of writer are you...your writing Style!

· A Brownstone in Brooklyn Approach 15th Anniversary!

· Enjoy a chapter from Phantoms of Rockwood!

· Enjoy a chapter from the National Award Winning The Ghost of Atlanta!

· Enjoy a chapter from A Brownstone in Brooklyn!

· Enjoy the PROLOGUE to Philly Style and Philly Profile!

· Bloodlines, Tales From the African Diaspora

· Phantoms of Rockwood Debut Speech at Decatur Book Festival!

· From Bushwick High (Brooklyn) to National Award Winning Author!

· Goodbye Borders: Another casualty in the decline in book sales!


Articles
· Thompson On...Scene Construction: A Difference Maker!

· Thompson On...Being a Successful 21st Century Author!

· Thompson On...A Writer's Journey into the Digitial Revolution!

· Thompson On...One Writer's Journey to Writing Success!

· Thompson On...Do One Thing Everyday That Scares You!

· Thompson On...Is finding a literary agent an Impossible Dream?

· Thompson On...Point of View in a Novel!

· Thompson On...Description in a Novel!

· Thompson On...Setting in a Novel!

· Thompson On...A Hard Look at My Web Marketing Habits!


News
· PNP Authors Promotions Video!

· Philly Style and Philly Profile Amazon.Com Book Reviews!

· A Brownstone in Brooklyn Amazon.com Book Reviews!

· J. E. Thompson Novels in Chicago, Philadelphia and Atlanta public libraries

· Writing Tidbit: Thumbnail Characterization

· Discovered Virtual Blog Book Tour!

· Finding an Editor...Dennis DeRose!


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· Write a Ghost Story and Win a Prize!

· PNP Author Spotlight

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Stormy Winds





Phantoms of Rockwood

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Philly Style and Philly Profile

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The Ghost of Atlanta

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A Brownstone in Brookyn

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Blogs by J.E. Thompson

Goodbye Borders!
8/5/2011 8:15:50 PM
Another casuality in the decline of the paperback and hard cover book formats!
When the announcement came that the bookstore chain Borders has announced that it will seek liquidation and close its remaining stores, it was another attack on the print book format.

They will close 399 stores which mean that over three-hundred outlets for author’sbooks will be unavailable for authors at the end of the fourth week of July
2011.

This is very, very sad news!

This is another casualty in the long drawn-out decline of the paperback and hard cover book formats.

I remember when I was marketing my first novel, A Brownstone in Brooklyn and Philly Style and Philly Profile, the venues for new authors was nil. Today, it is even harder for authors to get book event at major venues.

For years I tried vainly to get book signings in bookstores to prove to the reading public that I was a legitimate author.

I walked into many bookstores and got a resounding “No”!

I went to the Stonecrest Mall Borders in Lithonia, Georgia without much confidence in getting a chance at a book signing.

I met the store manager and told him I was a local author and teacher at a Dekalb County High School. He was very gracious and receptive and loved the
idea of a local teacher getting a chance at a book signing.

He introduced me to the community relations manager and I had my first major bookstore event!

I sold over fifteen copies on thatSaturday afternoon and gave out tons of marketing material, but mainly this was my first major exposure at a major book event venue.

That was a signature moment, in my career as an author, and lead to me getting speaking opportunities at other major chain outlets and eventually a stint as a
presenter at the AJC-Decatur Book Festival, The Virginia Festival of the Book, Buffalo Book Fair, New York City Book Festival and other major book festivals.

Now, I wonder where the road would have taken me if it wasn’t for a manager at a Borders store that gave a newauthor a chance to showcase his work.

Good Bye Borders you will be missed!!!!


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More Blogs by J.E. Thompson
• What kind of writer are you...your writing Style! - Friday, March 27, 2015
• Phantoms of Rockwood Debut Presentation! - Sunday, February 15, 2015
• JET Blog... - Thursday, June 12, 2014
• Thompson On...Do You Have a Mobile Website - Sunday, October 20, 2013
• Thompson On...A Hard Look at my Web Marketing Habit - Sunday, October 13, 2013
• Author Mary Gilmartin's Effervescent Website! - Thursday, September 20, 2012
• Purple Phantoms' Debut Labor Day Weekend at AJC-Decatur Book Festival! - Friday, September 07, 2012
• Purchase Purple Phantoms - Friday, August 24, 2012
• Thompson On...National Radio "Author Talk" Interview! - Sunday, June 10, 2012
• Thompson On...Mary Gilmartin's Debut Novel Book Signing! - Saturday, June 02, 2012
• Thompson On...Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You1 - Thursday, May 17, 2012
• Julius Thompson Enrolled in the Digitial Revolution! - Tuesday, May 08, 2012
• How I reached the writing of my fifth novel: Chasing The Wind - Friday, May 04, 2012
• Julius Thompson on Julia Widdop National BlogTV Show! - Friday, April 13, 2012
• Thompson On...One Writer's Journey to Become a Successful Novelist! - Sunday, April 01, 2012
• Thompon On...Choosing a Point of View in a Novel! - Tuesday, March 20, 2012
• Thompson On...Subplots in Novels! - Tuesday, March 13, 2012
• Do You Have A Mobile Website? - Monday, December 26, 2011
• Purple Phantoms: Young Adult Novel! - Sunday, December 18, 2011
• Julius Thompson Teen Read Week 2011 Presentation! - Monday, October 17, 2011
• Julius Thompson with Brooklyn Icons! - Thursday, September 22, 2011
• My Birthday Television Interview! - Saturday, September 10, 2011
• The Author's Life: Marketing, Marketing and more Marketing! - Saturday, August 20, 2011
• Is finding a literary agent an impossible dream? - Thursday, August 11, 2011
• Novel Writing: The Setting! - Saturday, August 06, 2011
•  Goodbye Borders! - Friday, August 05, 2011  
• Bloodlines, Tales From the African Diaspora Book Review! - Friday, August 05, 2011
• Building Believalble Characters! - Friday, August 05, 2011
• Description: Be Specific! - Friday, August 05, 2011


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