JoAnn Chateau


Today Is Women’s Equality Day

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. No correlation intended, it is also National Dog Day. It’s a double-dip, red-letter day for your calendar!

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Building Your Book’s Front Matter | Lit World Interviews

Tips for independent authors on setting up the front of your book, especially pertinent for ebooks…

“I’ve always loved long introductions in the front matter of the books of my favorite authors. Not sure if it’s just me, but finding out more about them, their lives and thoughts has inspired me si…” ~ JoRobinson176

SOURCE: Building Your Book’s Front Matter | Lit World Interviews

Our Revolution Is Just Beginning! | The Progressive Direction

Our Revolution launched yesterday. Tens of thousands of people joined house parties around the nation to hear and respond to Bernie Sanders’ guiding call for political revolution in the United States.

SOURCE: Our Revolution Is Just Beginning! | The Progressive Direction

My (First) Experiment with 3rd Party Author Promotional Sites | Aidan J. Reid

Food for thought for independent book authors…

Aidan J. Reid

To help promote my debut novel Pathfinders, I enlisted the help of a number of promotional sites back in June.

The big daddy of them all, BookBub was my first choice, despite the significant fee they charge to feature your book (for my genre and price point I would have paid $600).

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Medea Benjamin: Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection | The Progressive Direction

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of peace activist group CODE PINK and human rights group Global Exchange, was in the Tampa Bay area last weekend to promote her new book: Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection. I attended one of Benjamin’s eye-opening talks.

SOURC: Medea Benjamin: Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.–Saudi Connection | The Progressive Direction

“Where to Invade Next” by Michael Moore Is Genius | The Progressive Direction

If you’ve seen Where to Invade Next, what did you think?

“I finally got to watch Where to Invade Next by Michael Moore. My friends and I thought it was pure genius — as well as funny, upbeat, clever, informative, and inspiring. At the same time, it’s a serious movie that illuminates a sad problem in the United States: our backwardness. (Ouch!)” […]

~ JoAnn Chateau

SOURCE: “Where to Invade Next” by Michael Moore Is Genius | The Progressive Direction

Sick of Politics As Usual? Show It. In Support of a National “Sick Out” on Election Day.

Be Good, America has an idea for Election Day to protest our dysfunctional election system and unresponsive politicians. People who are ‘sick of politics as usual’ would vote, but call in ‘sick’ at work. However, there are several election protest ideas in this post. I’m partial to the “Buy Nothing on Election Day” idea. Why not give it a read and add your ideas?

Be Good, America

I’ve been thinking a lot about protest lately. In particular, I’ve been wondering how Americans who are sick and tired of being ignored and manipulated by our millionaire politicians can register their healthy discontent. And I’ve been wondering how we can really make them notice.

Marches and occupations by Black Lives Matter protesters have effectively disrupted traffic on freeways and in shopping malls this year, and that made the news and got people talking. I like that, but it’s localized and requires a lot of organizing. Not being a very social person and not living in a major metropolitan area limits my ability to participate in those protests. I’m wondering how we can all protest, even those of us who live in the far flung boondocks of rural America.

I thought about a “buy nothing” day on Election Day… But again, some people can’t resist shopping, and asking millions of…

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Sound the Trumpet for Student Debt Jubilee

Maybe it’s time for Student Debt Jubilee. Student loan forgiveness would not only give a reprieve to those in debt, it would create an economic upswell for all of America. Imagine the boon to our economy if student loan debtors could afford to replace old shoes, cars, and washing machines — instead of merely paying down the compound interest of their student loans.  Continue reading “Sound the Trumpet for Student Debt Jubilee”

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