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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 28, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got insights into book publishing, book publicity, social media, and writing in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Publishing

Christina George presents The Biggest Conspiracy in Publishing posted at The Publicist, saying, “Reality bites. Especially in this case. It’s far easier to drum up some wild idea that someone is stealing your book sales than to admit the truth: your book isn’t selling. Period. End of story.”

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Book Publicity

ebele presents How to live life on your own terms (Interview with James Clear) posted at Street-side Convos, saying, “We cover a variety of topics on entrepreneurship and creativity including; A risk-free way to start off on your creative journey. Is an MBA useful for entrepreneurship or not? How do you get people to take action? What does the creative mindset look like? What is the difference between entrepreneurs and others? When do you quit and when do you keep trying? The benefits and the sacrifices of the journey. How to stay mentally centered. How to deal with setbacks.”

Social Media

Jon Rhodes presents How To Promote The Hell Out Of Your New Blog Post posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “Read this article if you wish to learn some powerful techniques to marketing your new blog posts online.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Avoid Cliches posted at Write With Fey, saying, “To editors, aside from poor grammar, there is probably nothing worse than overused cliches. Sometimes, we aren’t even aware we are using them, and sometimes they are hard to escape . . .”

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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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Oct. 21, 2013
October 25, 2013by: Paula
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We’ve put together a collection of some top book marketing tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include tips to pitch your book, an Amazon hack to drive traffic to your page, how readers might find your author website, and more. Best of luck with your marketing efforts!

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* 5 Tips to Promote Online Events Using Social Media

Here’s how you can fight through the promotional noise so people can discover your event:

http://socialtimes.com/5-tips-to-promote-online-events-using-social-media_b136873

* Tips for Pitching Your Book

People have short attention spans so you’ll want a nice, concise pitch:

http://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/3-ish-tips-for-pitching-your-book/ 

* How to Find, Monitor, and Engage Your Twitter Audience

These quick and easy methods will help you find good people to follow and cultivate on Twitter:

http://socialmediatoday.com/benortiz21/1834196/twitter-tips-how-find-monitor-and-engage-your-audience

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* Amazon Hack: Driving Traffic to Your Page With a Simple URL 

Learn how you can combine keywords into a url that will get more people to visit your Amazon page:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/amazon-hack-driving-traffic-page-simple-url/

* 101 Blogging Tips for Beginners and Beyond

Don’t let the prospect of blogging overwhelm you. Here’s what you can do:

http://socialmediatoday.com/belcusi/1844421/101-blogging-tips-tricks-balancing-act

* 21 Ways a Reader Might Find Your Author Website

This is a great list that will help you understand how people find authors online:

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/10/21-ways-a-reader-might-find-your-author-website/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – October 21, 2013
October 23, 2013by: Paula
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(Editor’s note: Due to a glitch on the Blog Carnival site, we were not able to post this carnival on Monday, Oct. 21. We apologize for the delay, and hopefully future Blog Carnivals will appear every Monday as planned!)

Welcome to the October 21, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on writing for this week’s issue. We hope you enjoy it, and thank you to the contributors!

Writing

Bryan Chau presents Putting The M.C. Hammer On Grammar posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “grammar, writing, speaking, success, etc.”

writer typewriter keys2Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Wound posted at Write With Fey, saying, “To write about a wound there are four steps you need to follow.”

David McSweeney presents How To Smash Through Writer’s Block (With Optional Jaffa Cakes) posted at Top 5 SEO, saying, “Hi, I wrote up this article on how I deal with writer’s block (includes a video). I’m a blogger, aspiring author and songwriter… so I’ve had my fair share of it over the years!”

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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Amazon Hack: Driving traffic to your page with a simple URL
October 21, 2013by: Penny
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What do you get when you combine a great set of keywords into a URL? Traffic, traffic, traffic! And now we’ll show you how to direct that traffic to your Amazon page with this short, helpful video!

 

 

 

 



AME Blog Carnival for Monday, Oct. 21 – coming soon!
October 21, 2013by: Paula
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The Blog Carnival site has been down so today’s Blog Carnival has not been posted. We’ll post this week’s carnival as soon as the site is back up!



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Oct. 14, 2013
October 18, 2013by: Paula
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Need some writing, publishing, and book marketing inspiration and ideas? We’ve got some popular tweets on those topics below, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The tips include self-publishing gaffes to avoid, why negative reviews can be positive, how to use keywords on Amazon to sell books, and more. Happy marketing!

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* The 5 Secrets of Successful Writers

These practical tips will help you achieve your goals:

http://menwithpens.ca/secrets-of-successful-writers/

* 7 Tips for Amazon Keywords to Help Sell Your Books

Make your books easier to find so you can make more sales. Here’s how:

http://ebooksuccess4free.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/7-tips-for-amazon-keywords-and-best-selling-books/

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* 7 Terrific Time Saving Social Media Automation Tools

Social media does not have to be a time warp. These tools save time yet allow you to be productive:

http://www.razorsocial.com/social-media-automation/

* Why Getting Some Negative Reviews Can Be Positive

Author Jody Hedlund explains how having a mix of reviews is a big positive:

http://jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-getting-some-negative-reviews-can.html

* How Bloggers Can Create Rockin’ Email Newsletters

Email marketing is vital to your blog readership:

http://socialtimes.com/how-bloggers-can-create-rockin-email-newsletters_b136331

* Do You Make These Common Self-Publishing Writing Gaffes?

Blue Ink Reviews highlights some of the most common traps self-published authors must avoid:

http://blueinkreview.com/blog/2013/10/oh-the-mistakes-weve-seen-blueink-review-details-where-self-published-authors-go-wrong/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – October 14, 2013
October 14, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 14, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on social media, book marketing, and writing in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents Call to Action posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Kimberley Grabas presents 14 Things About Building a Blog Audience That You Think Are True (But Aren’t) posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “Some well-known ‘truths’ about building a blog audience are like urban legends. If they go unchallenged, the truth becomes ambiguous, or worse, these inaccurate concepts become the conventional wisdom of the day, passed as fact from one rookie blogger to the next. Let’s dispel some of these non-truths, so that you can begin to build a blog audience without folklore getting in the way.”

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Social Media

Randy Ross presents Social Media for Writers: Confusing Twitter Terms in Plain English posted at The Loneliest Planet by Randy Ross, saying, “Confused by even the most basic Twitter terms? Me, too — and I’ve been using Twitter for five years. Twitter Help was only of modest help. This article took several hours to piece together. Comments and corrections appreciated. Also, the end of the article includes links to sources I used.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Character’s Secret posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Revealing a character’s hidden secrets is always fun and exciting. This post has tips on how to spill your character’s secrets.”

Vikk Simmons presents Dealing with death, loss, and writing posted at Down the Writer’s Path.

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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Amazon Hack: Boost Sales by Adding Images
October 12, 2013by: Penny
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Did you know that images on a book page can help boost sales? This short videos shares this fun and easy Amazon hack to get more exposure and more sales!

 



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Oct. 7, 2013
October 11, 2013by: Paula
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Need some marketing ideas? Here are some top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include reaching the right audience for your content, avoiding common book review request mistakes, getting quoted by the press, and more. Good luck with your marketing!

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* 12 Things That Will Get Your Book Review Request Turned Down

Book reviewers are inundated with review requests, and they turn many down. Here’s how you can make sure your request is on target:

http://rileybanks.net/3/post/2013/10/12-things-that-will-get-your-book-review-request-turned-down.html

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* The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Content Creators

Do you ever feel overwhelmed coming up with ideas for blog posts, tweets, Facebook posts, etc.? Learn what you can do to find and share good content:

http://blog.hubspot.com/5-habits-of-highly-successful-content-creators-list

* How to Reach the Right Audience for Your Content

It doesn’t matter how good your content is (see above), if you don’t know who you’re targeting. How you can find your audience:

http://www.writingthoughts.com/targeted-audience/

* How to be Quoted by the Press

If you’re lucky enough to be interviewed, you want to be sure what you say resonates enough to be quoted:

http://buildbookbuzz.com/how-to-be-quoted-by-the-press/

* Fall Blogging Techniques: Ramp Up Your Blog

Use the change in seasons to make some improvements to your blog, from writing, to posting frequency, to setting goals:

http://socialmediatoday.com/lisao/1798291/4-ways-amp-your-blog-autumn

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – October 7, 2013
October 7, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 7, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on book marketing, social media, and writing in this edition. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Social Media

Frances Caballo presents How Authors Can Reach 20 Million Readers on Goodreads posted at Social Media Just for Writers, saying, “Goodreads members tend to read voraciously, blog about books, recommend books, and form book clubs and online book groups. Readers consume books of every genre in both hard copy and e-copy formats. They arrive on the virtual steps of Goodreads eager to share their critiques and find their next great read. However, writers rush in with one thought: sell more books! Consequently, we have incongruous goals. But as writers we can still use this platform to market our books by engaging with reader, which is exactly what we need to do on all social media channels. There have been times when Goodreads was a tad confusing to me so I tuned in to the Nonfiction Authors Association teleseminar recently featuring Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing and Community Manager at Goodreads. It was a rich discussion and what I share here are some of the highlights.”

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Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Ascent of the Metadata posted at The Book Designer, saying, “This article explains why understanding meta data can be so important when it comes to marketing and selling your book.”

Writing

Samir Bharadwaj presents Fighting the Procrastination of Significant Moments posted at Samir Bharadwaj dot Com, saying, “We wait for the right moment, the right date, the right time, the right amount of experience, all procrastinating against doing things now. Fight the impulse.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: An Interrogation posted at Write With Fey, saying, “For a mystery novel, or a story about murder, you may find you need to write about an interrogation. This post provides helpful tips and facts to help you write a convincing interrogation scene.”

Phyllis Edgerly Ring presents Creative discovery: leaps ahead of thinking posted at Leaf of the Tree, saying, “Inspiration, when it strikes in the creative process, is often large leaps ahead of our thinking.”

Peter presents 30 Sites that Will Pay to Write for Them, Right Now. | writers global, they steal posted at writers global, they steal, saying, “I wrote this for a client but they decided not to buy it after receiving it, so I’m submitting it here so it can help more people.”

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