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New book! The Listen Lady: A novel and social media research guide baked into one #MRX

listen lady social media researchHave you noticed how boring and complicated some textbooks are?  Have you spent night after sleepless night tossing and turning, desperately hoping someone would write a market research book that was fun to read? Have you been searching for something to help you learn more about social media research?

Then look no further!

The Listen Lady, a new book by moi, explains the technique of social media research in one of our favourite art forms – the non-fiction fiction novel! It covers advantages, disadvantages, sampling, data quality, variables, and more using plain language that business owners, marketers, and researchers can understand. And to lighten things up, it’s told as a story, not as a textbook. You can learn the technique for yourself by following along as a  small business owner learns the technique for herself.

Is it fun to read? Yes!
Is it easy to understand? Yes!
When can you buy it? Any day now!

Curious what experts have to say about the book? Here are some early reviews.

The Listen Lady is magically delicious!” – The Lucky Charms leprechaun
As God is my witness, I’ll definitely read The Listen Lady again.” – Scarlett O’Hara
Read or do not read The Listen Lady. There is no try.” – Yoda
It’s greeeeeeat!” – Tony the Tiger
I’m Batman!” – Batman

facebook the listen ladyIn just a few days, the Listen Lady will be available on Amazon.com, Kobo, B&N, Diesel, for Kindle, Sony readers, and, of course, in the iBookstore. To get the latest info including availability dates, like TheListenLady fan page on Facebook. Stay tuned for more info!

Babies, bakeries, books…. or bogus?

I have a secret and I’m about to explode! I’ve been itching to tell folks for a while and I can’t wait any longer. The time is finally here. Almost…  I’m going to spill my guts on Monday, but in the meantime, here are a few options to mull over.

English: Tower Bridge, London, England.HappyBakery in Lille France

  1. I won 2.3 million dollars in September and I’m going to the OLG to claim it
  2. I finally secured financing to open Annie’s Bakery and I take possession of the space on Monday
  3. I finally finished writing my first novel about a quaint little bakery, something I’ve been wanting to do for years
  4. My household will soon include a small person who prefers to drink milk, sleep a lot, and cry until the neighbours complain
  5. I’m going back to school, full-time, to get a graduate degree, yes another one, in applied social work
  6. My recent trip to London, England was so inspiring that I’ve arranged to move there for a three year secondment
  7. Something even better and more cool than any of these.

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Curious? Maybe not but I bet you already guessed. Feel free to leave your guess below.


Would you read my book?

[tweetmeme source=”lovestats” only_single=false]I come from a long line of crazy, I mean interesting, characters, a line long enough to fill an encyclopedia of vampire and wizard books. For example, I know:

  • Someone who has created specialized tools for the removal of illegal advertising signs around the neighbourhood, even those that are ten feet high on telephone polls in the middle of major intersections, or signs that are 5 by 5 feet square corrugated plastic that don’t even fit in the car.
  • Someone who underlines the important information, with pen and ruler, in newspapers at the library. The library’s newspapers. Because no one more important than him reads them anyways.
  • Someone whose daily task list includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the sooner each of these is checked off that annoying list the better. Even if lunch is at 10am and dinner at 3pm.
  • Someone who eats nothing but sugar, is crazy about hummingbirds, and rants for hours about effect sizes. Actually, that person sounds really awesome.

I’ve got a book in me that’s about to be underlined. This time I’m doing it. Would you read it?


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