AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – December 30, 2013

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Welcome to the December 30, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a nice mix of insights into book marketing, writing, social media, and book sales. Thank you to all of the contributors. Happy New Year, and best of luck with your marketing in 2014!

Book Marketing

W. Terry Whalin presents If You Missed Some Goals for 2013… posted at The Writing Life, saying, “Setting goals helps keep your marketing on track; don’t set them aside and give up!”

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Book Sales

Erica Verrillo presents What Authors Want posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest recently conducted an enlightening survey of 5,000 authors – “What Authors Want: A Survey of Authors to Understand Their Priorities in the Self-Publishing Era.” The study revealed four distinct groups of writers, each with a unique motivation for getting published, and each with a different strategy for promotion. Only one group could claim success across the board.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Battle posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Here are 16 steps and tips on how to write a battle!”

Lisa Romeo presents Writers: A Year-End Call for *I Did It* Lists. Join me? posted at Lisa Romeo Writes.

Pa Ul presents Perfect Time to Write – Pa Ul posted at Pa Ul.

Social Media

R.J. Adams presents 5 Things For Authors To Tweet About (That Aren’t “Buy My Book!”) posted at Book Marketing Tools, saying, “A major trap that authors fall into on Twitter is trying to get too many people to buy their book. That can cause readers to stop following you. Here are 5 great things you can tweet about that aren’t just ‘BUY MY BOOK!’ to help you not fall into that trap!”

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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