Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Round-Up - #73

Since many of us are looking to shed a pound or two, I thought Susan Panzica's take on physical and spiritual fitness might strike a chord.

For all you chocolate lovers out there, Donna L. H. Smith has a chocolate blog. It's not only chocolate, it's organic chocolate.

Perhaps you've heard the talk about the FTC's new rulings concerning book reviews and giveaways. Publisher's Weekly recently talked to them and cleared up the confusion. You can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Have a great weekend!

19 comments:

sherrinda said...

I was relieved to read the article about reviews and giveaways. That was a great article! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

Good links! Thanks for the tidbit about PW. Good to know. :-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sherrinda -

Yes, I saw a link on the ACFW loop, and thought I'd pass it along. There's been so much confusion over this issue.

Good to see you.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

You're welcome. Thomas Nelson has told bloggers to include a note in reviews that they received the book free. I guess they're playing it safe.

I've heard giveaways need to be limited to U.S. residents because of state laws. Have you heard anything on that issue?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Susan, thanks for the link to the PW article about giveaways. Good info!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathryn -

You're welcome. I know a lot of folks were worried

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jeanette Levellie said...

I vote for chocolate over bar bells.
Thanks for the link to the Pub. Weekly article.
You're a gem!
Love
Jen

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jen -

I'm with you - Hershey's Extra Dark chocolate bar. Yum!

Blessings,
Susan :)

Bittersweet Beata said...

Thank you for informative article.
Always useful. I would like to invite you to take a part in my question time if you a time to spare on my blog: http://bittersweetbeata.blogspot.com

Your opinion is always highly valued.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Beata -

I'm dashing out in a few minutes. Will try to visit your blog later tonight. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Karen Lange said...

Thanks Susan, for this helpful info. Chocolate always gets my attention, and the PW link was good too.
Blessings:)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

Glad you enjoyed the links. I've already eaten way too much chocolate this weekend. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Jessica said...

Susan, there was an article in my RWA magazine about giveaways. It was pretty detailed, thus, I don't remember much. LOL But yes, I think there was something about across countries, and even state laws. For example, a book drawing could be considered a lottery, which in some states might be illegal. It's pretty complicated and imo, annoying. LOL But I'm for less rules, not more.
It was a great article though. If I have time I'll try to see if the author put it up on her website.:-)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

Thanks for the info. I read that book giveaways had to be limited to U.S. residents and a statement put in saying no fee was required to enter.

What a nuisance. You can't even be nice these days without Scrooge showing up.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Amy De Trempe said...

Thanks for the links. I really appreciated reading the one with regard to blogs and reviews.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I could sure use all the help I can get with shedding those pounds. Thanks, Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Eileen -

I saw your new blogging venture with international writers. Cool! I signed up as a Follower. BTW - great pic.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Susan,
Thanks for the article from PW. You always provide such helpful advice!

And thanks for linking to my blog - although the chocolate is soooo much more inviting! haha

And thanks for your encouraging words in your comment on my blog :) It is appreciated more than I can say.

Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

I know. Doesn't that chocolate look scrumptious?

Glad the PW article helped.

Blessings,
Susan :)