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An essential element of any book marketing campaign is securing reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, book blogs, etc. However, to get reviewers to read your book, you're going to have to send them a copy. That generally means buying print copies, packing them up, then schlepping back and forth to the post office. This process can become time-consuming and expensive, especially if you're contacting a lot of people.


Another option is to send reviewers digital copies via Amazon. Given how much cheaper most digital books are compared to their print counterparts, this is a great way to get your work out there without breaking the bank. (Tech-savvy reviewers might be up for receiving MOBI files, which don't cost anything to email, so if you're techy too, you can always try that.)


Have you ever bought a digital book on Amazon as a gift? If not, here's all you have to do:


  1. Click the "Give as a Gift" option among the purchase buttons on the right side of the page
  2. Enter the email address linked to the recipient's Amazon account (Be sure to ask the reviewer for this information because sometimes people use a different address for online shopping than they do for other things. I know I do!)
  3. Enter the recipient's name
  4. Type in a personal note
  5. Click "Place your order"


That's it! Within minutes the recipient will receive an email from Amazon with a link to download your book to his or her Kindle device or reading app. For the diehard reviewers who insist on reading print copies only, you can still do the post office thing. Just remember to request the book rate. It's way cheaper than regular mail.


An added bonus of sending your book via Amazon is that you get a royalty for each one you buy, which brings down your overall cost. (This also applies for print versions you gift directly from Amazon, which will also save you that trip to the post office.) So what are you waiting for? Get pitching!


-Maria

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Maria Murnane is a paid CreateSpace contributor and the best-selling author of the Waverly Bryson series, Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, and Wait for the Rain. She also provides consulting services on book publishing and marketing. Have questions for Maria? You can find her at www.mariamurnane.com.


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Get Reviews for Your Indie Book

Dos and Don'ts of Soliciting Book Reviews

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Reaching out to book bloggers is a great way to get objective, credible reviews. In addition to posting their reviews on their own websites, many bloggers are also active on social media, which can draw additional eyeballs to your work. (For example, here's a recent tweet by a blogger promoting her thoughts on my latest novel, Bridges.)


Like most people, reviewers often have particular genres they prefer to read. Below are some ways to find bloggers who might be a good fit for your book. These are not the only ways, but they will definitely help you find a lot of people to pitch:


  • Search the titles of popular books that are like yours, plus the word "review," then scroll through the results and see which are book blogs.
  • Search "book blog" plus words that describe your genre, e.g., "mystery," "romance," "thriller," "memoir," etc.
  • Search for companies that specialize in "blog tours." Many of them feature the "stops" on the tour, i.e., the bloggers they got to review their clients' books. Look for a book in your genre, and there you will find a list of relevant bloggers to pitch.


Once you find a blog that looks perfect for you, look to see which blogs that blogger follows. (There is usually a list on either side of the home page.) Click on one, then go back and repeat the process. Soon you will have a big list of bloggers to contact.


NOTE: When you start pitching, track your correspondence. I use a spreadsheet for this, but any system that works for you will do. Just use a system, or your hard work will eventually become a confusing mess. (Scrolling through the sent folder of your email is not a "system.") Recording your outreach can be a pain, but it's well worth the effort. Not only will it keep you organized now, it will keep you from having to start from scratch when your next book comes out.


-Maria


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Maria Murnane is a paid CreateSpace contributor and the best-selling author of the Waverly Bryson series, Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, and Wait for the Rain. She also provides consulting services on book publishing and marketing. Have questions for Maria? You can find her at www.mariamurnane.com.


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Marketing tip: connect with book bloggers

Don't make this marketing mistake

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Blog content ideas

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger Mar 8, 2017

Finding the right material for your blog can be time-consuming, particularly if you're trying to find material that never grows old. Here are five ideas for content to include on your blog.


  1. Top writing tips: You're a writer. You have tips. Give them. Chances are, you won't make dramatic changes to your writing philosophy over the years. If you do, just amend your tips to match your new methods.
  2. Historical piece: Write a blog post that deals with the history of your genre, your hobby, passion project, etc. A historical blog post is excellent for drawing visitors over a sustained period of time. The information contained within is used as a point of reference for the curious, and inquiring minds tend to crop up every day.
  3. Plant evergreens: Link to or embed evergreen (always relevant) material in your blog. Pick a topic that is applicable to your author brand, and make it a staple on your blog. You can always find "how-to" or "tutorial" videos to embed in a blog post. These videos are particularly useful for drawing in a steady stream of new visitors.
  4. Seasonal topics: Write about seasonal topics on your blog. You won't get a steady stream of visitors throughout the year, but you will see an increase in visitors as the season approaches every year.
  5. Write time-independent material: Do you have a killer recipe for brownies that you can post? How about a family remedy for a persistent cough? Whatever timeless material you can think of would make great material for your blog.


-Richard


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Richard Ridley is an award-winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor.


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Resources to Help You Blog Daily

Never Too Boring to Blog

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I'm not going to lie. It is hard living a life, writing a book, and building an author brand all at once. It takes almost superhuman abilities to pull off every part of being an author today without falling short somewhere along the way. Stuff happens, and suddenly you find yourself having to choose which area of your authorhood matters most to you. Invariably, the writing will always win, as it should.

 

 

Here's the fix for that. Keep this one fact in mind, and you will find the resources to do everything you need to do to build your author brand and sell books. OK, be prepared to have your mind blown. You are not alone, and there is one aspect of your brand-building strategy that is tailor-made for incorporating the kindness of friends. That is the world of blogging. You are essentially the editor-in-chief of your blog. Your network of friends in the arts community is your staff of writers. Give them space on your blog to discuss whatever they feel passionate about.

 

 

You are giving them a platform, and they are giving you content that will attract visitors. It is a mutually beneficial arrangement. Right now, you probably aren't in the position to pay them, but your future goal should probably move in that direction. That way you can have more editorial control over what they write. For now, you don't have that luxury. That's why you're going to want to choose very carefully to whom you give space on your blog. Make sure that they don't stray too far from your brand identity.

 

-Richard

 

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Your secret weapon

 

How to help the author in your life

 

 

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In 1994, a new form of media began. It was ignored at first, reaching only a select few readers, but over the years that followed it grew and soon became an alternate source of information to the established media outlets. This new media was called blogging, and while it;s grown from sites that were nothing but basic text to sites that incorporate media-rich content, there is one constant that was true in 1994 and that is still true today: original content is king.

 

 

 

    If you want to build viewership for your blog and have it grow consistently over time, you must create original content for the blog on a regular basis. It is the surest way to build not just a following, but a loyal following, and that is the key to brand success. When you are a source of information, you grow your brand through blogging on several fronts.

 

  • You become the sharing point: Your friends and followers link to your site for their friends and followers.
  • You become the starting point: When you prove to be a consistent source of information, your blog will be the first stop and not an afterthought
  • You are the trusted point: With consistency and a growing following, your credibility grows, and your brand grows exponentially.

 

 

 

It is not enough to have a blog. It has to be an active blog that shows a commitment to well written and reliable posts that offer personal insight and useful information. It is today as it was in 1994. Original content is king.

 

 

 

-Richard

 

 

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3 Reasons Original Content is King

 

 

Build Your Brand with Original Content

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Social media in 2016

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger Apr 27, 2016

     Since we are fast approaching the mid-point of 2016, we should probably examine the current state of social media. After all, it is not a static platform. People are participating in all sorts of different ways, and some approaches are more effective than others. I'm going to keep the information fairly general, but for specifics feel free to search for "Social Media in 2016," and you will find a plethora of data to support what you read here and even more detailed information on how you can more effectively utilize your social media platform.


  1. The fastest-growing group of social media users will be those who are 65 and older.
  2. The younger demographics will see the slowest amount of growth, but they will still outnumber the older demographics by a wide margin.
  3. Videos offer the most opportunity for engagement by a huge margin.
  4. Specialized social media sites are starting to emerge as significant players. If you've got an interest, who knows? There might be a social media site devoted to that interest.
  5. Live streaming is becoming more and more popular. It's as easy as downloading a live streaming app to your phone and turning on the video camera.
  6. Online marketing companies are trending toward creating mobile marketing strategies first. Consumers are just spending more time on their mobile devices than laptops and desktops these days.
  7. Social media analytics are all the rage. Tracking your social media activity means you can identify how and where to find engagement. Engagement creates brand loyalty. Brand loyalty generates sales.
  8. Social media users trend toward supporting brands that adopt a cause and devote a portion of their social media real estate to that cause.
  9. The selfie trend will continue to grow for every demographic except the fastest-growing social media users, the 65 and older crew. They will continue to hate the selfie trend.
  10. Video profiles will continue to grow in popularity. Think of it as an author photo with motion and sound.


 

For the most part, it is business as usual in the social media kingdom. I urge you all to check for trends frequently so you can become an early adopter and find much more success than a late arriver.


 

-Richard

 

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Marketing: Begin with Your Strengths

 

Social Networking Sells Your Brand

 

 

 

 

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You CAN write a book

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger Apr 26, 2016

This morning I received an email that made me smile...or maybe even grin. It was from an aspiring author named Becca. In particular, I loved this part of her message:


"Reading through your blog has been very educational and exciting for me. I love all your knowledge, advice, and mostly your encouragement to not give up when it gets hard. I don't expect that starting into this will be easy; however, I think it will be so fun to try! My husband and my kids are all very much on board and supportive."


Go Becca! I love her positive attitude. And to all the Beccas out there reading this, you CAN write a book! No, it's not easy, but yes, it's fun to try. And at the end of the day that's all it really comes down to--trying. And trying. And trying! If you keep pushing yourself forward, day after day, week after week, eventually you'll have a book. It may not be very good, but that's okay. My first effort wasn't very good either. But once I had that first draft, I went back and rewrote it a few times, and that part was fun. In my experience, editing and tweaking is always more enjoyable than coming up with something from scratch.

 

Writing an entire book takes discipline--and patience. It's not going to happen overnight. Focusing on moving the story forward little by little will help keep you from feeling overwhelmed. And then one day, after many days of plodding along, your manuscript will be done. Done! If you're like me, when that happens you'll probably take a step back from your keyboard, exhale, and ask yourself, "Did I really just do that? How did I do that?"


Then, you'll do a little dance and go celebrate!

 

-Maria

 

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Maria Murnane is a paid CreateSpace contributor and the best-selling author of the Waverly Bryson series, Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, and Wait for the Rain. She also provides consulting services on book publishing and marketing. Have questions for Maria? You can find her at www.mariamurnane.com.

 

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Writing Tip: Stay Committed to the Process

 

Writing Tip: Keep the Story Moving Forward

 

 

 

 

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Onward we march in our "taking inventory" strategy. Last time we discussed developing an Author Declaration so you can easily identify your guiding principles as you develop your brand. Today let's get a bit more practical. Let's prioritize your platform.

 

 

 

Your platform is your base of operations. You will engage, entertain, and educate fans with original content via your platform. Now, your platform consists of several online outlets. It's rare these days for an author to use one online vehicle to build a brand. You want to be versatile, but you also don't want to spread yourself too thin. My suggestion is to find three of these conduits you feel comfortable with and make them your platform mainstays.

 

 

 

You are not going to divide your time equally among all three. That is as ineffective as just using one to build your brand. This is where the prioritizing comes in. One plank in your platform is going to be your primary launching point, while the other two are support planks.

 

 

I know one author who has a tremendously successful blog, and about 70% of his time and efforts go into maintaining the blog as his primary brand-building tool, while Twitter takes up approximately 20%, and the remaining 10% is spent on Facebook. Another author has a wildly popular YouTube channel, and that's where most of his efforts go, but he still uses smaller portions of his time utilizing Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

Pick the online tool that best plays to your strengths and throw yourself into it, using two other tools as secondary planks that support your brand.

 

 

 

-Richard

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Social Media Best Practices

 

 

The Short and Long of Blog Posts

 

 

 

 

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A Day for Advice

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger Mar 16, 2016

 

Are you ready for Writing Advice Wednesday or Writing Tip Tuesday or Fun with Words Friday? No, not here, not on this blog. I'm talking about on your own blog. Or, if you don't have a blog (why don't you?), then somewhere on your social media sphere of influence.

 

I'm a big proponent of giving to grow your brand. By that, I mean sharing advice without expectation of a quid pro quo. If you've sold a book, you are a professional author, and you have experience. There's no benchmark to reach before you can claim your professional moniker. Receiving payment for your written work is benchmark enough.

 

Pick a day of the week and commit to sharing writing advice on that day every week. Make it a regular thing, so people will grow to expect it. It doesn't have to be a long, elaborate post. It can be, but it doesn't have to be. The only reason I would advise against doing so is because I don't want this to be a stressful thing for you. I don't want you to burn yourself out and lose interest in the strategy. If keeping it short and concise keeps you interested, keep it short and concise.


 

It doesn't even have to be your advice. For instance, I often pass along a paraphrased piece of advice Stephen King once said, that solid character development transcends genre, but I always pass it along crediting Mr. King as the source of the advice.


 

I'm not asking you to strain brain cells to come up with this advice. I'm asking you to draw from your experience and research and share. That's it. It's simple, but it can be an invaluable brand-building tool.


-Richard


 

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Branding 101: What is Author Branding?

 

Authors' Four Structural Essentials for Blogs

 

 

 

 

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When I'm working on the first draft of a novel, at times it can feel like I'm pushing an enormous boulder up a mountain. Have you ever had that feeling? It's during those periods that I have to trust what I've learned over the course of writing multiple books, which is that I have to keep going. So day after day I force myself to sit down and inch the story along, however slowly, because I know that by doing so, I will eventually reach the end.

 

Moving the story forward is the key to finishing the first draft. When I was writing my first novel, I spent far too much time tweaking what I'd already written instead of advancing the plot. At the time I thought that approach was a good use of my creative energy, but looking back I realize it was a form of mental procrastination. As a result it took me MUCH longer to finish that book than any of the ones I've written since. Now I don't go back and tweak or do any form of rewriting until I'm pretty much done with the (always rough, sometimes ugly) first pass. I still edit along the way, but I try to avoid anything major until the basic framework of the story is complete.

 

Believe me, there have been many occasions where I've had to tell myself "Maria, this book isn't going to write itself!" just to get myself to sit down in front of my computer. But I keep pushing that boulder up the mountain, slowly but steadily, because I know how great it will feel when I reach the top and get to watch that first draft roll down the other side and (eventually) turn into a fully formed novel.

 

-Maria

 

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Maria Murnane is a paid CreateSpace contributor and the best-selling author of the Waverly Bryson series, Cassidy Lane, Katwalk, and Wait for the Rain. She also provides consulting services on book publishing and marketing. Have questions for Maria? You can find her at www.mariamurnane.com.

 

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Writing Tip: Stay Committed to the Process

Discipline to Write

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Mega-authors

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger Aug 3, 2015

There are author brands and then there are mega-author brands. How do authors go from toiling in the shadows to dancing in the spotlight? The best way to uncover that mystery is to look at the rise and continued popularity of a few of today's top authors. See if you can spot commonalities to their success.

 

Hugh Howey: Howey is the superstar of today's eBook revolution. He self-published his book Wool and skyrocketed to publishing success that lead to a movie deal and an unprecedented hybrid publishing deal with a traditional publisher. So, how did Howey do it? First, he's an excellent writer. That is the foundation of his brand, but beyond that he used his online presence to build his brand. His passion for writing, publishing, and the reader is apparent. He's a personable guy who isn't afraid to dive into the occasional controversial topic in the world of publishing.

 

John Green: Green is a talented writer who may have gone unnoticed if not for his penchant to create what resembles video letters to his brother Hank on YouTube. Green simply sits in front of a camera and talks about various topics of interest that he and his brother share. Those videos caught on, and his readership grew as a result. Today, he's made a transition from YouTube star to best-selling author, and it's a well-deserved title. His books are well-written teen dramas that have literary merit.

 

John Scalzi: Scalzi is an early adopter of the blogosphere. He started his Whatever blog in the days when no one knew what a blog was. The traffic to his blog grew slowly overtime as he wrote prolifically about topics ranging from science fiction to politics. Today he gets over a million visitors a day. What's clear in reading Scalzi's blog is that he's not short on opinions, courage, or brains. He's not afraid to say whatever is on his mind. He's a student of science fiction, and his breadth of knowledge is apparent in his novels, as is his talent.

 

So what are the commonalities? First and foremost is the writing. Not one of the three mentioned above would be successful if they couldn't write. Number two is the personal videos, the blogging, the engaging of readers online--these are all approached with zeal and passion. It's not so much a marketing strategy but a desire to educate and inform their followers and friends. They genuinely enjoy interacting and creating relationships with their fans.

 

In short, the key to becoming a mega-author in today's market is commitment to craft and a passion to engage your fans.

 

-Richard

 

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Author Brand Success: Consistency without Stagnation

How to Find Success

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The results from your beta readers are in, and now you're faced with what to do with all the constructive feedback you've received. Keep in mind: just because it's constructive doesn't mean it should be implemented. It simply means it's a thoughtful opinion. Ultimately, you have to decide whether it's a valid opinion.

 

 

If you followed my suggestion of creating a questionnaire where beta readers could provide anonymous feedback, a lot of the guess work can be eliminated from which path to take. I created a rating system for various aspects of the story that I specifically wanted addressed. That rating system was your basic 1-5 scoring, with one being the lowest score. In addition, the beta readers were given the opportunity to leave a specific comment for each aspect of the story they were asked to evaluate. If any portion collectively scored a three or lower, I went to the comments and looked for a consensus opinion. If it was there, the fix was easy. If it wasn't, the fix wasn't as easy, but I still knew I had a rewrite ahead of me. If readers weren't getting what I was trying to say, they weren't getting it. The problem was mine, not theirs.

 

 

Now, there were points of contention for some readers that were countered with points of praise from others. That's when your gut becomes your guide. You have to decide, as the artist, if you hit the mark. For me, some of the criticism I received had less to do with the story and more to do with the reader's personal feelings about a topic. In that case, I didn't make changes. My job isn't to make everyone happy. Sometimes my job is to make people uncomfortable.

 

 

In those close races where your gut is telling you one thing, but your beta readers are telling you another, go with your gut. In the end, it's your story, and your author name is going to be attached to it. Do what the artist in you tells you to do.

 

 

-Richard

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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

How to Build Your Email List with a Free e-course - The Future of Ink

Build your brand by sharing your knowledge.           

                           

So You Think You Finished a Novel - Kameron Hurley

The joys and pains of rewriting.         

 

Film

                                                        

The Five Laws for Hollywood Success - Filmmaking Stuff

Five common sense rules that anyone can follow.     

                                          

Making a Horror Film? These Six Steps Could Make You a Legend - Movie Pilot

An extreme horror fan reveals the secrets of the scary film arts. 

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

How to Refine Your Singing Style - Easy Ear Training

Your voice is unique, but it still most likely fits into one of five styles.  

 

Listening to Tight Voices? Danger: It Can Tighten Your Own - Judy Rodman

Your voice automatically attempts to mimic what you hear.  

 

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Weekly News Roundup- April 10, 2015

Weekly News Roundup- April 3, 2015

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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

Lessons from a Great Book Jacket Designer - The Book Deal

Tips on how to make the cover of your book stand out.         

                           

Quit Being a Commodity: 10 Ways to Get Visibility and Stand Out - The Future of Ink

Is exclusivity the key to marketing success in publishing?        

 

Film

                                                        

Drones Are about to Change How Directors Make Movies - Wired

Do you have a better way to get that cool aerial shot?     

                                          

How to Achieve Your Filmmaking Goals Fast - Filmmaking Stuff

Start with giving yourself a deadline.

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

Mind-Expanding Music Marketing - Bob Baker's TheBuzzFactor.com

How to push yourself and step up your marketing game.  

  

Learning to Sing Does Not Need to Take Hours a Day - How to Sing Better

Practicing a few key techniques just 15 minutes a day can make you a better singer.  

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- March 20, 2015

Weekly News Roundup- March 13, 2015

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Welcome to the Weekly News Roundup - a collection of news, advice and opinions from around the virtual globe.

 

Books/Publishing

 

Seventeen Ways to Promote Your Book with One Blog Post - The Future of Ink

From taking action to sending out invitations, it's all here.       

                           

Video Blogging: Vlogging for Authors by @K8Tilton - Bad Redhead Media

Does your platform include video?

 

Film

                                                        

How to Make Your Movie Rise above The Noise - Filmmaking Stuff

Producer Jason Brubaker asks three questions to help you clarify your marketing message.       

                                          

Raising Money for The 1st Feature Film and How Film Festivals Can Help with The Second One of Pink Zone Movie - Film Courage

Filmmaker Benjamin Walter discusses his path to making his first low budget film.   

                                                                                                                                              

Music

 

The Mystery of How to Sing Properly Finally Explained - How to Sing Better

Are you singing from the diaphragm?   

 

Five Best Equalizer Settings Cheat Sheets for Recording, Mixing, and Mastering Audio - Creative Edge Music

Is sonic information messing with your ability to set an instrument's EQ?   

 

-Richard

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Weekly News Roundup- January 30, 2015

Weekly News Roundup- January 23, 2015

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