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iFOGO.com presents all the tools you need.
And our complete site is SEO, and fully utilizes Google Analytics.

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For Authors:

Dozens of Features and tools provided our Premium Members +

COVERBLAST:
Help Promote your site using
BOOK JACKETS AS E-CARDS.

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MORE:
Explore our "Browse-Search" in our site's top menu.
In addition to audio and video excerpts, and the other features,
pdfs of written sample chapters,we offer an opportunity
to present readers Digital Sample Chapter of your book.


Let Buyers Read A Digital Version of Sample Chapters of Your Book...
Actually Turn pages?


Turn Book Pages Online.
Here's A Great Feature
that more and more of our authors will offer: Sample chapters of their titles
in a format that permits you to turn book pages online:


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Turn Pages of This Book

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Social Network Tags added to your Author's Page.
+ Google Analytics
+ SEO (Search Engine Optimized)




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Star System For Authors: STARgold Literary Rights Available STARgreen Author Seeking Agent STARred Contact Info Available
Placed on pages of authors who select to provide this information.

Principal requirements for listing titles on iFÓGO™ are as follows:

* Books must be professionally printed.
* All must have and ISBN number (see:All About ISBN)
* All titles must be available at either Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble (BN.com)
but may be sold directly to buyers via our iFOGO STORE.
* If one or both of the above requirements are satisfied, the author may also list their web site, or other site, as a purchase link.
* Author may be agented or unagented
* We do not require authors send copies of their titles to iFÓGO™. Exceptions* are a single sample copy for books sold in our iFOGO STORE.
Copies will be later donated to reading programs/libraries, etc.

Authors will find advantages unavailable anywhere on the web:
See Our Membership Page For Complete Listing


* GENRE PAGE listings limited to 9 authors per page (eliminates scrolling)
* Up to two genre listings per title
* Genre page thumbnail with link to a large image page
* Audio clip up (5 to 10 minutes is suggested)
* Video clip up to seven (7) minutes (Premium Members))
* Buy link

An author's unique page

* Author's photo
* Author's bio (the more extensive the better for readers) See example here.
* Thumbnail of all book titles
* Large image link
* Video (How to I do this? - see FAQ)
* Link to distinct Author's Events Page which YOU CONTROL. Add your own details about appearances, and event images/video.
* Audio link for each book author has placed on iFÓGO™ (How do I create an MP3? - see FAQ)
* Amazon/B&N or other buy-link
* Author's blog (if applicable)

* Advertising/Promotion Badge
Here's an amazing tool with special code that gives you and your fans the ability to place your work in Your Web Site, My Space, Blogs, E-mail, any forum you wish.

* Authors On Tour
We provide a link to your site for information on your tour and event schedule.

* Lifetime Visibility
o Once an author lists on iFÓGO™, he or she will maintain at least a single page listing as long as their book(s) is/are in print. Even if the annual listing fee is not maintained, the basic listing will continue, minus any audio or video, and minus e-mail forwarding are other bonus features.

* Special Title Promotions
o Opportunity to purchase 'Center Page' feature listing (Premium Members)

* Agents Querying Authors?
The Advantages Are Clear. Just consider the following: Authors may have AGENTS Contact them. Imagine that!




Twitter
Soon, Look For Us On Twitter.
Also, Add Twitter to your Author's Page on iFOGO, and iFOGO Village.




The iFÓGO™ Team!
How to Submit Data to iFOGO
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How to Prepare Files For "Premium Membership" in iFOGO.com.

iFOGO TV Live Book Signings
iFOGO TV
"Now Everything Changes...Again."



iFOGO TV — Streaming Book Signings
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Every Author Should Read This | A Q&A With Four Literary Agents
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Four Literary Agents recently sat down and openly, and quite candidly, discussed things every author should "hear."

This is a "must."

Read the entire article.

For Readers/Buyers
Readers and Writers Together!

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For Readers/BookBuyers

What is iFOGO™?

iFOGO™ (iFOGO™.com) is a global community comprised of authors, booksellers, book-lovers, printers, editors, poets, film producers, agents, music artists, and other creative individuals. We have created an environment where all meet to create, share and enjoy the magic of books and other inspired media.

Why?

FOR YOU, THE BOOK BUYER


For too long, those buying books, and those who create books, have shared a fairly sterile and arms-length relationship facilitated by third parties—booksellers. All have existed in a symbiotic relationship never bridge the gap which would allow for a more intimate connection. A buyer goes to a store, or goes online, peruses the selection, makes a choice, buys the book, CD or DVD, and goes his or her way. iFOGO™ changes all that.

HOW?

When one visits iFOGO™.com, one is not just able to buy a book
but MEET THE AUTHOR via the following:

* A well-designed, easy to navigate site that virtually eliminates scrolling.
* Only 9 authors are displayed per page
* Read extensive excerpts
* Hear audio excerpts
* See the author’s photo
* Read the author’s biography/writing history
* See an author’s video clip
* Buy the book, CD, etc.
* See book jackets via large images, not just thumbnails
* Learn if rights are available
* Know if the author seeks representation
* Contact the author
* Be notified when an author’s work is available
* Suggest an author for iFOGO™
* Learn/read a synopsis of an author’s future work
* Discover self-published writers
* Discover soon-to-be published writers
* Discover iFOGO™kids.com—a site dedicated to literature and items for children and young teens
* Leave comments

And we’re planning even more.

THE RESULT?

We feel the result will be buyers will experience a more intimate connection with their favorite writers, but form relationships with new ones. One is brought “up close, and personal” to writers and their works.


The iFOGO™ Team!
Self-Published Authors
Many great books we all love would not have been published, except for the courage and determination of individual authors who would not take "no" for an answer. We at iFOGO celebrate them, and present established, and self-published authors.

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Famous Self Published Authors (Courtesy, Dan Poynter on iFOGO.com)

Stephen King
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Stephen King
...and many others



Remembrance of things Past, by Marcel Proust
Ulysses, by James Joyce
The Adventures of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter
A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
The Wealthy Barber, by David Chilton
The Bridges of Madison County
What Color is Your Parachute
In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. (and his student E. B. White)
The Joy of Cooking
When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
Life’s Little Instruction Book
Robert’s Rules of Order

OTHER FAMOUS AUTHORS WHO SELF-PUBLISHED

Stephen King
John Grisham
Deepak Chopra
Arthur Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet
Gertrude Stein
Bishop T.D. Jakes,
Zane Grey
Upton Sinclair
Carl Sandburg
Ezra Pound
Mark Twain
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Stephen Crane
Bernard Shaw
Anais Nin
Thomas Paine
Virginia Wolff
e.e. Cummings
Edgar Allen Poe
Rudyard Kipling
Henry David Thoreau
Benjamin Franklin
Walt Whitman
Alexandre Dumas
William E.B. DuBois

REJECTED BY PUBLISHERS

Pearl S. Buck - The Good Earth - 14 times
Norman Mailer - The Naked and the Dead - 12 times
Patrick Dennis- Auntie Mame - 15 times
George Orwell - Animal Farm
Richard Bach - Jonathan Livingston Seagull - 20 times
Joseph Heller - Catch-22 - 22 times (!)
Mary Higgins Clark - first short story - 40 times
Alex Haley - before Roots - 200 rejections
Robert Persig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - 121 times
John Grisham - A Time to Kill - 15 publishers and 30 agents (he ended up publishing it himself)
Chicken Soup for the Soul - 33 times
Dr. Seuss - 24 times
Louis L'Amour - 200 rejections
Jack London - 600 before his first story
John Creasy - 774 rejections before selling his first story. He went on to write 564 books, using fourteen names.
Jerzy Kosinski - 13 agents and 14 publishers rejected his best-selling novel when he submitted it under a different name, including Random House, which had originally published it.
Diary of Anne Frank

and more
Books For Film
Authors: Are Your Books Ready For Film?

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Another Free Feature of iFOGO.com Premium Membership
For All Publishers | Mainstream | P.O.D
Whether you are a major publisher,
micro publisher, or P.O.D. publisher,


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Random HouseSimon & Schuster
HarperCollinslogoStMartinsPressScholastic>>>

Graywolf PressMilkweed Editions>>>
iUniverseAuthor House

Or are Completely, Self-published (chief cook and bottle-washer)


iFOGO.com uses every tool available to help you and your authors.

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Most impressively, Offer them this:
Turn Book Pages Online.
Here's A Great Feature
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It's no longer enough to simply place your authors in books stores and provide modest promotion.

FOR PUBLISHERS:

Increased International Exposure And Sales For Your Authors

Publishers will find a vastly increased opportunity reach and connect with book buyers. Their authors will have their books presented in a multi-media format that will provide greater visibility, awareness, and detail that facilitate buyers reaching more solid buying decisions. These buyers will act more decisively, and feel more confident; they will have received information that allows buyers to feel they know a particular author more intimately.

Click the "For Authors" tab.

We help you add value to your offerings to your customers.
Why not include iFOGO in your schedule of services to your authors?
You really should
.

For Agents
Want to really help your writer?
Put them on iFOGO.com

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Late, celebrated 'Super Agent'
Irving P. "Swifty" Lazar





Literary Agents and iFOGO™!

Welcome to iFOGO™
We bring readers and writers together.

Everyone recognizes the value of a great agent. However, even great agents can use help. Discovering new literary talent requires desire, patience, and open mindedness, as well as a little luck and hard work. So, what if there was this great web site, where authors presented their past work, offered their new work, and provided all the things a literary agent may require in a well-crafted query?


Well, there is such a site, and you are here. iFOGO™ presents authors in a way never before presented. For an agent, iFOGO™ is a godsend. If you are an agent looking for talented new clients, simply take your time and examine the authors on iFOGO™. You will find:

Star System For Authors: STARgold Literary Rights Available STARgreen Author Seeking Agent STARred Contact Info Available
Placed on pages of authors who select to provide this information.

* An author's current book
* Past books
* A biography
* Author's Photo
* Hear an audio excerpt
* Available video
* Contact information
* Learn whether the author seeks representation
* If rights are available
* Log Line and/or synopsis of new manuscripts
* much more

Even if you are not presently seeking new authors, iFOGO™ is a must for the authors you currently represent. Whether they are million selling authors, or just getting started, we are an invaluable asset. There has never been a site like iFOGO™. We use every productive tool available to help your authors reach the widest possible book-loving, book-buying audience.

Agents are Welcome at iFOGO Village:
For Booksellers
iFOGO™ Supports Booksellers,
Especially Independents.


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What is iFOGO™?

iFOGO™ (iFOGO™.com) is a global community comprised of authors, booksellers, book-lovers, printers, editors, poets, film producers, agents, music artists, and other creative individuals. We have created an environment where all meet to create, share and enjoy the magic of books and other inspired media.

FOR BOOK SELLERS

Be sure your store is represented on iFOGO™. Enjoy the following advantages of offering titles found on iFOGO™ and in your store. There are even advantages when you special order titles. We invite you to consider the following:

Post author events
Link to your store's site
Post your business bio
Owner's bio
Special offerings
Contact Information
Get special page with content you control (iFOGO Village)

..and more.

SO WHAT MAKES iFOGO™ SO SPECIAL?

When one visits iFOGO™.com, one is not just able to buy a book but
MEET THE AUTHOR via the following:

* A well-designed, easy to navigate site that virtually eliminates scrolling.
* Only 9 authors are displayed per page
* Read extensive excerpts
* Hear audio excerpts
* See the author’s photo
* Read the author’s biography/their writing history
* See an author’s video clip (where available)
* Buy the book, CD, etc.
* See book jackets via large images, not just thumbnails
* Learn if rights are available
* Know if the author seeks representation
* Contact the author
* Be notified when an author’s work is available
* Suggest an author for iFOGO™
* Learn/read a synopsis of an author’s future work
* Discover self-published writers
* Discover soon-to-be published writers
* Discover iFOGO™kids.com—a site dedicated to literature and items for children and young teens
* Leave comments

And we’re planning even more.

THE RESULT?

We feel the result will be buyers will experience a more intimate connection with their favorite writers, but form relationships with new ones. One is brought “up close, and personal” to writers and their works.


The iFOGO™ Team!
For Book Clubs/Reading Groups
iFOGO welcomes Book Clubs and Reading Groups.


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When you join us, you have the opportunity to view our authors and their books, and make selections for your group. Don't forget to explore iFOGO Village, join and take full advantage of connecting with writers and readers; become a vital part of our community.

Think about it:

Like other members, libraries are free to join iFOGO VIllage and form your Library Reading Group.
+Post your events/Get RSVP
+Create Groups
+Have your own InBox
+Invite members
+Communicate with group members
+Connect with authors
+Post Photos
+Chat Live
+Write/Invite Reviews
+Post Comments

More, more, more...

For Libraries
iFOGO is a Library's Best Friend.

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Think about it:

Like other members, libraries are free to join iFOGO VIllage and form your Library Reading Group.
+Post your events/Get RSVP
+Create Groups
+Have your own InBox
+Invite members
+Communicate with group members
+Connect with authors
+Post Photos
+Chat Live
+Write/Invite Reviews
+Post Comments

More, more, more...
iFOGO Green: What Can Be Done Now!
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