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Kate Gingold from Sprocket WebsitesKate has been building websites with her husband Don since 1996 for all sorts of clients, including authors.

Kate regularly writes about online marketing for Sprocket Websites and provides tips and techniques for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Since being an author today is not really different from being an entrepreneur with a small business, most of those tips are just as useful to authors.

Kate is an author herself. She writes books on local history, including the award-winning "Ruth by Lake and Prairie," a fictionalized account of the true story of Great Lake pioneering to the shores of Chicago and beyond to found Naperville, Illinois. 

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At the Laughing Lincoln Statue Dedication
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At the Laughing Lincoln Statue Dedication

The "Laughing Lincoln" statue was dedidicated December 2, 2018 as part of Illinois' Bicentenial Celebration. This is Lincoln before the Presidency, when he was a thirty-something young man serving in the Illinois Legislature. 

Guess who else served in the Illinois Legislature at that time? That's right! We both had pet deals we were trying to get accomplished: Lincoln wanted to move the state capitol to Springfield and I wanted to create a new county, DuPage.

On the frontier, folks get help from each other to build their homes because it takes more than one person to place the logs. There are some who say Lincoln and I indulged in a little "log-rolling" to reach our goals, but we'll never tell!

This statue sits in Naperville's Central Park where the DuPage County Courthouse used to stand. That park was particularly important to Don Wehrli whose family has a long history in Naperville so a number of his family members came to see the statue unveiled. 

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Marketing Author Interview

Following a presentation for In Print Professional Writers Group, Kate's husband (and publisher!) Don was interviewed by author Louise Brass for WBOM Radio. During the conversation, Don shared many of the marketing tips from his presentation. You can listen to it online here.

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The Sprocket Report is published every other week with Internet marketing tips, tools and techniques. The archive features articles from 2011 up to the present. You are welcome to read how business owners are using technology to market themselves and apply those tips to your author business.



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