AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors January 14, 2013

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We have a great mix of blog posts for this week’s carnival, covering book publicity, writing, social media and self-publishing. We hope these help you on your writing, publishing and marketing journey! Thanks to all of the contributors.

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Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents Trends for 2013 posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Jo Linsdell presents Hit the Airwaves: How to get interviewed on Radio Shows posted at Writers and Authors, saying, “Being interviewed on Radio is a great way to help spread the word about your books and build your reputation as an expert in your field. So how do you get interviewed on a Radio Show? This article breaks it down.”

Book Publicity

Dana Sitar presents Get Behind the Scenes of My Next eBook Launch! posted at DIY Writing, saying, “Following in the footsteps of my publishing mentors, I’m putting together a Launch Team for my next book of about 50 innovative readers to help brainstorm and implement all of the incredible steps we can take to sell an eBook. This comes with two distinct motives: One, I want to offer anyone who’s interested in learning about publishing an eBook a chance to be involved in the process firsthand. Two, I want to make this book a success and simply can’t do it all alone.”

Nick Daws presents Freelance Writers – Have You Joined the Video Revolution Yet? Posted at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog, saying, “In this post I discuss the importance to writers of getting to grips with video, and recommend some useful free resources.”

Self-Publishing

Sue Collier presents Webtips for authors & self-publishers posted at Self-Publishing Resources.

Writing

Chris Gonzales presents Work Ethic and Inspiration posted at Unretrofied.

Chrys Fey presents Ending A Chapter posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Not sure how to end the chapter you’re writing? Here are a couple of tips you can use.”

Vicki M. Taylor presents The Least You Should Know – Possessives posted at Your Writing Coach, saying, “Helpful writing tips for writers and authors from Your Writing Coach.”

John Schmoll presents Even More Blogging Tips From a Beginner posted at Frugal Rules, saying, “One of the keys to managing a successful blog is working smarter and not harder. By following certain basic standards and making them your own you’ll be able to keep your posts fresh and your readers coming back for more.”

Sydney Bell presents 35 Blogs for Those that Aspire to Become Writers posted at Longhorn Leads, LLC, saying, “So, you want to become a writer, but you don’t know where to start. First and foremost, you need to write something, even if it’s just a journal or a blog, that way you can get the creative juices flowing.”

Karen M. Rider presents Setting the Literary Stage for Emerging Genres posted at Visionary Fiction Alliance, saying, “Rapid-fire change is ongoing in the publishing industry — and it’s not just in the way books are produced, marketed and distributed. Perhaps like no other period in literary history, writers are experimenting with voice, style and format. Such literary exploration arises from both a writer’s creative urge and in response to market trends. This has led to the emergence of new genres and a shift in the way books are marketed and categorized.”

Social Media

Janet Boyer presents Two Things You Need BEFORE a Book Launch posted at Fizz of Ideas, saying, “Sounds easy peasy, right?

Well, from the looks of wannabe (and already-be) authors yammering at me on social media to BUY MY BOOK or SUPPORT MY KICKSTARTER or GET MY EBOOK FREE ON KINDLE or PURCHASE MY DECK…apparently not.”

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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