Friday, January 13, 2012

Nicki Elson and Celery Tree


Nicki Elson is taking over my blog today.

That’s less scary than it sounds. Probably.


Celery Tree is now open! If you've been blog hopping recently, chances are you've already heard this news, but you may be asking---why Celery Tree? We've got Amazon, Goodreads, etc., etc.


Well, the cool thing about Celery Tree is that it's a more intimate alternative that showcases independent authors who often get lost in the fray at the mammoth-sized sites. In other words, Celery Tree aims to be the internet's answer to a small, cozy bookstore.



In the spirit of community, all the site's authors have agreed to purchase at least six titles from the Celery Tree collection throughout the year. As you know from the supportive blogging community, it's something a lot of us are doing anyhow, and ensures that Celery Tree will be an encouraging, friendly e-neighborhood---a welcoming place to hang out, which is exactly why I decided to join.






From the Celery Tree Blog :

The book world needs a vehicle to help overlooked but talented authors get discovered. The real judge of a book's worth should be made by the readers, not by the marketing dollars behind it. But how can readers find those books that don't have the big bucks behind them?






That's where celerytree.com comes in. It's like a cozy neighborhood bookstore where you can feel comfortable browsing for hours and discover some hidden gems of your own.

Authors helping authors, in an environment of books, blogs and reader reviews--similar to Goodreads but without the annoying side ads. The only ads on Celery Tree will consist of our members' book covers posted in strategic locations.



Hope to see you there! And when you're in the area, please come visit me at my: Hope to see you there! And when you're in the area, please come visit me at my

Celery Tree Author Page cel

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47 comments:

  1. That sounds like an awesome way for authors to support each other. Thanks for sharing about it. I hadn't heard.

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  2. That does sound like a cool idea. Will def. check it out.

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  3. I love this idea! So glad you've highlighted it. My post will be up on Tuesday! Can't wait.

    Have a great weekend!

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  4. sounds great - its true that a lot of independent authors get swamped on the bigger sites.

    (Enjoy your weekend T!)

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  5. All the best for all things Celery!! AWESOME KarenG has put in so much into this baby of hers and I wish her and lovely authors like amazing Nicki with her golden eyes all the best! Take care
    x

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  6. Sounds like a good idea. I'll definitely go check Celery Tree out once I have an e-reader. :-)

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  7. Hey, thanks everyone for checking out Celery Tree (you make me blush, Old Kitty). Oh, and Misha, there are actually lots of paper books available from Celery Tree to tide you over 'till that e-reader. ;)

    Thanks for having me over, Theresa, and thanks for Celery Tree, Karen G!

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  8. Just read that I can register as a guest - I will do that!

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  9. Sounds like a great idea! I will check it out. Thanks, Theresa.

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  10. Thanks for the plug Theresa and Nicki.

    I saw celery tree discussed on another blog--I like the concept.

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  11. Fantastic post, Nicki! Thank you for hosting, Theresa!

    Nicki, you pointed out in your comment that print books are available. In fact, Celerytree.com actually has more print books than ebooks! There is a Celery Tree ebookstore, but now with Amazon's new KDP Select program that requires those who sign up to pull their ebooks off every other venue, ebookstores outside of Kindle will most likely struggle.

    So I am thrilled that we are an online BOOK store in every sense of the word. Kind of like an online author coop bookstore! And like any bookstore, we want to fill our shelves with books books and more books!

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  12. This is the first I've heard of Celery Tree. Thanks SO MUCH for this post!!! :-)

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  13. I shall be joining Celery Tree this weekend when I'm not working. Thanks for the heads up Theresa. I may also blog about it.

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  14. Karen Gowen is a genius, and I absolutely love the Celery Tree idea. Thanks for the great post!

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  15. I'll go check it out. It sounds like a great idea.

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  16. Thanks Nicki for telling us all about Celery Tree. I love the idea!
    Theresa, thanks for hosting Nicki--oh and Congratulations! Come and claim your prize. :) (you know what I'm talking about)

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  17. I just tried going to the links in this post but they don't seem to be live. Is it just my computer being weird or is there a connection missing somewhere?

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  18. Oh no, Karen! I'll fix it as soon as I can. Nicki sent me the e-mail post with the links built in instead of the actual html. I thought it would transfer okay. Guess not! I'll have to figure out what they're supposed to be for each one and post it. Give me a few minutes! So sorry. I normally double-check, but I was running late this morning.

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  19. Oops - sorry Theresa! I thought it would copy over okay too. Well, now we know.

    That's an interesting tidbit about Amazon and eBooks, Karen. Grrrr...

    I'm so happy that the word about Celery Tree is getting out there and that so many of you like the concept. It'll be fun to see you over there!

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  20. Thanks, Alex,for letting us know we can register as guests. Nicki, I hope your links problem is easily solved. Sounds like you're a professional golfer, doesn't it? Roland

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  21. Celery Tree sounds like a great internet version of a bookstore. :)

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  22. Perfect timing! My house mate just got an iPad and was asking me about books, I'm sending her your way. :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  23. Sounds interesting - I'll take a look.

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  24. thanks Theresa & Nicki!
    i will chck it out =)

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  25. Sounds wonderful! I'm going over right now to explore. Thanks for sharing, Theresa!

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  26. I heard about celery tree through Karen, but at the time, it hadn't launched yet. Now I am excited to check it out. Thanks Nicki and Theresa! :)

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  27. This is a great idea. I joined last year and have yet to embark on my book-buying spree, but I will! Don't I just love cozy little Davids with their slingshots aimed at Goliath!

    Denise

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  28. Nice to meet you, Nicki. Thanks for the intro, Theresa. :)

    Happy weekend!

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  29. This is actually the first I've heard of it. I guess I need to get a smaller rock to live under!! :)

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  30. This is an amazing idea, and so support for all the indie authors out there. Plus, how can you not love the name Celery Tree?

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  31. Hi Theresa .. great advert for celery tree - well done and you've triggered a lot of interest.

    It sounds a great idea too - good for Karen .. and 'our' authors ... I'm in as a guest and t h i n k i n g ....... about I can get to be an author!

    Cheers - have a great week .. Hilary

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  32. What a wonderful idea. Thank you Theresa and Nicki.

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  33. What a wonderful idea! I love the idea of a cozy neighborhood bookstore on the internet! Going to check it out!

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  34. I love this concept. I know Karen G's always talking about it. I've got to get over and check it out--partly b/c I know several of the authors there! :D Thanks, Nicki~ :o)

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  35. I'm so excited to see Celery Tree getting a great reception. Karen G is always thinking, isn't she? I'm excited to get on my buying spree too Denise. ;)

    Thanks again for having me over, Theresa.

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  36. One of best ideas I've come across. I hate COSCO-sized shopping. This is perfect for me.

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  37. I've visited the blog, but I'll check out the site. What a great idea to support authors and bloggers.

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  38. I'm hearing great things about Celery Tree. :)

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  39. Such a great idea. Karen is such a genius! Thanks for sharing, Theresa. You are the best!

    xo

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  40. I hadn't heard of The Celery Tree before. This sounds really good. Thanks!

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  41. Thanks for the info! I love a cozy, neighborhood bookstore ;)

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  42. Thanks for hosting the lovely Nicki, Theresa. I've already dialogued with her at the Celery Tree forum. I hope the site takes off. Karen Gowen and her co-founders have worked very hard on this.
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

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