World of Words by Elias Tobias has 15th Birthday

The World of Words by Elias Tobias is 15 years old this month and it has changed a lot in one year, with new features and book releases. So go to the web site and drop by for a piece of cake and ice cream, or at least a poem or two, free.
 
 
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INDIANAPOLIS - Sept. 15, 2013 - PRLog -- The World of Words by Elias Tobias is 15 years old  this month and it has changed a lot in one year, with new features and books published. Back then, it took four months before the site was ready for its official debut at the end of 1998. So go to http://eliastobias.net and drop by for a piece of cake and ice cream, or at least a poem or two, free.

A change in hosts last September secured the future of the site for at least another year, and things have got better. Last December, we introduced the ArtBrushed Photo Puzzles, and at least 9 puzzles have been posted so far.  Popularity of the site has grown.  In Mid-August the poetry blog  was ranked 610,000 traffic in world and 83,600 and in the U.S. by Alexa. Com.  By the of the month, the ranking rose to 61,000 in the U.S and 466,000 in the world. The site gets getting 1400 or so pageviews per day and daily time on site is 10:36 minutes.  Eliastobias.net is hosted in United States at Rackspace Hosting data center. The site is most popular in the U.S.

The best thing about the poetry web site are the poems, of course.  More than 200 poems are in nine books or collections, including Love Notes, Grace and Glory, A Cupful  of Words, 100% Fat Free Elias Tobias-brand Poetry, Color My Word, Figments of My reality, Mental Graffiti-Words on the Wall, a French poem collection-Les Aventures du Cow-Boy Cosmic, and a Spanish collection - Palabras de Inspiracion.  Finding the poems is easy with the internal search box with cross-referenced files that make keyword searches interesting.  All previously published poems are in a linked poetry credits page post.

It is easy to see why so many have discovered The World of Words by Elias Tobias. Those poets who are part of the International Poetry Link Exchange are invited to share their work and promote their sites at the same time, while other poets with sites not yet part of the link exchange are encouraged to participate.

Elias Tobias uses the website as a base to launch the sales of two published books, an anthology of 145 poems called, “Figments of My Reality” and a short story murder mystery, “Five Aces.” Both books came out in July of 2013 and are published by AuthorHouse, Inc. They can be ordered through the AuthorHouse bookstore website at http://www.authorhouse.com or through online stores like Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble (bn.com). Prospective buyers can go to the AuthorHouse Book Order Hotline, at 1-888-280-7715. Both books can also be purchased through a page at the World of Words by Elias Tobias by going to  http://eliastobias.net/?page_id=2265. The books are also available on Amazon.com and other retail book sellers.  Videos have been made to promote the book and an authors page has created at http://www.amazon.com/Elias-Tobias/e/B00EAYGE3O/

“Figments of My Reality” is an anthology of poetry written by Elias Tobias taken from the World of Words site. These poems are really little stories of characters, observed or experienced by the author, without the introductions and conclusions. These are snapshots of their thoughts, leaving the settings and character details up to the reader.  The poems focus of the feelings of the moment, and possible reasons of decisions or reactions of these feelings.  These collective actions create who we are, and why we do what we do.  In “Five Aces,” an attempt to rescue an all male military academy from financial despair by one of the alumni turns deadly as a murder mystery centers on the reunion of five cadets at the academy.   The childhood antics and pranks once buried in the past surface to undermine the celebration of the present.

The World of Words by Elias Tobias continues to embrace technology through the years.  It has its own FaceBook page, and podcasts of the author reading 26 poems from the Love Notes Collection.  Using YouTube, the Elias Tobias Channel has over 35 videos, including 12 of “The Poetry Corner,” where Elias Tobias can be seen reading 12 of his favorite poems.  Other videos feature photography by Mike Hall, a video for the song “Next Flight” composed by Michael Albright, and a video biography of Elias Tobias.

Children can enjoy two short stories, “Briana’s Secret” in English and qhjhz “The Peasant Princess” in English, French, Spanish, German and Arabic.   A text biography of Elias Tobias is in English and Spanish, and a biography of his wife, Patty, is available in English. Articles include information about how to get published, how to start a poetry web site, four mini-lessons on how to write poetry, and an article about how to harness the power of words in an electronic age. There are two sets of 101 Words of Wisdom for those who enjoy quotes on topical subjects.  Learn about the unofficial fraternity of friends, Lambda Sigma Chi, and read their posted poems. One brother has a column of his experiences as a youth minister for his church.

The World of Words by Elias Tobias features a mission statement, a Reader’s Bill of Rights, advertising policy and a privacy policy.  Readers can get involved with The Elias Tobias Academy- links to education on the Internet and Mike’s Book Café -links to electronic books on the Internet, Poetry First Aid -where poems that need help can be made new, ET Trivia - a game to find information on the site, and people can even write their own color poem via a link to this activity. Press releases from years past are available along with a posted interview with Elias Tobias.  Archived monthly newsletters feature the Poem of the Month.  All photos published are in the Freeze Frame Photo Gallery.

No matter what you are looking for, there are more than just poems at The World of Words by Elias Tobias.
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