Join Me in San Antonio

by Greg on May 26, 2012

I’ll be leading my Unleashing the Power of Social Media for Writers and Illustrators workshop on Saturday, June 16th thanks to the fine folk of the Southwest Texas SCBWI region.

Here are all the details you need to sign up.  It’ll be my first time to San Antonio, so I’m excited about that, too. If you’re in the area, I do hope you’ll come on by!

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Sebastian Clouth May 27, 2012 at 7:05 pm


I am the Books editor at Before It’s News ( Our site is a rapidly growing people-powered news platform currently serving over 3 million visits a month. We like to call ourselves the “YouTube of news.”

We would like to republish your blog’s RSS Feed in our new Books section. Every post would have a description of your site and a link back to it. Our visitors would love to read your content and find out more about you!

You could also publish excerpts of your books if you’d like :), along with links back to pages where they are for sale.

It’s a great opportunity to spread the word about your work and reach new readers. We don’t censor or edit work.

We will be featuring and promoting content and book excerpts across the web.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


Sebastian Clouth
Books Editor, Before It’s News—


Greg Pincus May 27, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Sebastian – While your site is an utterly legit content aggregator, your methods of acquiring new, free content seem like pure salesmanship. This is at least the fourth time you or your site have contacted me, always with the same wording, by the way. Different blogs and email addresses, but the same message (sometimes changing the section I belong in, but with the same message).

More frustratingly, you tell me a lot about you and what you want from me, and nothing specific about what gain I would get. For example, you say you’ll link back to my site when you post my content (which seems to be a web tradition to begin with), yet don’t mention if you link back to that specific piece of content or my site in general or both. So, let’s cut to the quick: how many people, on average over your whole site, click back to the original site per piece of content shared and how many click back to the original content, if applicable? I’d be shocked if you don’t keep these metrics, so please share.

Or here’s another way to ask: a blog like mine would get how many visitors in an average month from your current traffic? Give some specifics. Again, you’re not paying for my content – you’re aggregating it among thousands of other RSS feeds. It’s clear what’s in it for you. Explain in detail with specifics why it’s good for me.

I do hope you’ll respond here, publicly, with information that actually explains what I might get for giving you all my content for free. And please… I don’t want generalities. I want specifics based on the blogs you already do use content from.

Then we can have meaningful conversations.

Looking forward to hearing from you,



Leslie Bulion June 1, 2012 at 6:01 am

Enjoy San Antonio, Greg! I was there a few years ago for TLA (way too briefly) and I loved the river walk and The Alamo. But I was disappointed not to see the ghost in the Menger Hotel!


Phil Simpkins June 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Great Workshop!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very informative and entertaining to boot. I can dirrectly apply what I learned to my Blog which I am starting in Mid July.

P.S. To Leslie, I have not seen any ghosts either since I have lived in SATX, but I am sure their are several downtown venders that would love to give a tour. The River Boat Tours , remains the best option for entertainment (No ghosts allowed).


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