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Ready to Build the Perfect Website? Here’s how!
October 3, 2012by: Penny
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You may not be building the Parthenon, but your website is probably one of the most important things you’ll build for your business. If you aren’t sure what it takes to build a great (perfect) website, here are some tips I think you’ll really enjoy. Good luck!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/how-to-build-the-perfect-_b_1932184.html

 

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors October 1, 2012
October 1, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 1, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got great tips on self-publishing, writing and book marketing. Thanks go to all of the contributors this week!

Self-Publishing

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Libby Fischer Hellman presents An Open Letter to Amazon posted at Say the Word, saying, “Based on the fake review ‘scandal,’ this is an open letter to Amazon asking them to directly address the issue.”

Walt Shiel presents Does Anybody Really Care About ISBNs? posted at Five Rainbows, saying, “Although most writers and self-publishers know what ISBN is and what the acronym stands for, I continually run across those who don’t really understand its importance to their books and their publishing ventures. In this post, I delve into the importance of ISBNs and how to use them to avoid supply chain and marketplace confusion for self-published books.” (more…)



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 24, 2012
September 28, 2012by: Paula
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We’ve collected some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include Facebook marketing tips to improve engagement, getting credible – not fake – book reviews, making your book pitch stand out, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* 5 Unbreakable Laws of Self-Publishing 

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First, start thinking like a publisher:

http://www.livewritethrive.com/2012/09/17/5-unbreakable-laws-of-self-publishing/

* 10 Ways to Make Your Book Pitch Stand Out So Your Book Gets Free Publicity

It’s all about the WIIFM factor – What’s In It For Me. Pitch your sources by letting them know why your book is relevant to their audience:

http://www.sellingbooks.com/make-your-book-pitch-stand/ (more…)



Have you been attacked online?
September 28, 2012by: Penny
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In a world of point and click, it’s harder than ever to protect your reputation but it’s a *must* for any business owner to know what to do, how to protect yourself and, even more important, how to prevent it. Here’s a post that will show you how to do just that: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/online-attacks-everything_b_1307523.html

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here’s how to fight the content wars (and win!)
September 27, 2012by: Penny
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If you’re like most of us, you probably have enough emails, alerts, and newsletters to sink the Titanic, again. Here’s a quick and helpful set of solutions to not just manage content, but keep on top of it for your industry! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/how-to-keep-up-with-every_b_1174992.html

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SEO Tips: Easy Ways to Get Thousands of Hits to Your Website!
September 26, 2012by: Penny
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If you’re ready to start getting some traffic read on, it’s easier than you think with some basic keyword searches and knowing where to place them. Want to the world to beat a path to your door? These helpful SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tips will do just that!

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/driving-thousands-of-hits_b_1204251.html

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Book reviews: 8 ways to get reviews that aren’t fake
September 24, 2012by: Penny
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If you’re still perplexed about the whole fake vs. real book review debate, here are some ways to get reviews that are real, not fake, bought, or (heaven forbid) written yourself and posted on Amazon.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/8-ways-to-get-reviews-tha_b_1898788.html



AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors September 24, 2012
September 24, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 24, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got great tips on writing, social media, book marketing and self-publishing. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors!

Writing

Writing

Lisa Romeo presents Ten Things Every Writing Routine Should Probably Have posted at Lisa Romeo Writes, saying, “I talk about the 10 things every writing routine should probably have in order for a writer to be productive, feel energized about writing, and enjoy the process.”

Martina Boone presents Concept Begins from Line One –What’s the Point of Your Novel? posted at Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing, saying, “An overview of tips from craft books and posts defining concept, high concept, and how to define, refine, and convey them from the first sentence of your novel right down to the one-line pitch for your query letter.” (more…)



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 17, 2012
September 21, 2012by: Paula
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Here is a roundup of some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to succeed in publishing, why local authors have an advantage on local TV talk shows, ways to sell your eBooks, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* Engagement Tactics for Social Media

Social media offers great opportunities to find and connect with fans; however, each site is different so it’s important to know how to best use each site:

http://www.sitepronews.com/2012/08/30/engagement-tactics-for-social-media/

* How To Get A Literary Agent – the Indie Author Way

Indie authors are successfully self-publishing and turning that success into a compelling pitch to agents. It’s becoming the new normal method for getting an agent:

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/09/13/how-i-got-a-literary-agent/

* 10 Surefire Ways to Succeed in Publishing

Authors who set clear-cut goals and work to achieve them are the authors who find success in publishing. These tips will guide you:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/succeed-in-publishing_b_1887068.html

* How to Sell Your eBooks: 10 Ways to Build a List of Buyers

While it’s easy to self-publish an eBook, there’s a lot of competition for readers/buyers. Learn how to identify them and have a list ready for your eBook launch:

http://thefutureofink.com/sell-your-ebooks-one-simple-but-powerful-action-step/

* 40 Ways to Get Banned from Social Media

Sometimes people who should know better commit these “sins;” if you’re serious about using social media to build an audience here’s what you shouldn’t do:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33589/40-Ways-to-Get-Banned-From-the-Top-5-Social-Networks.aspx

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Surefire Success in Publishing, is that possible?
September 18, 2012by: Penny
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Is there a way to guarantee success in publishing? Likely not, but there’s certainly a way to guarantee failure. Any venture in publishing, whether you are writing, starting a publishing business requires a business mindset, creativity and a dash of planning. Here are 10 Ways to Surefire Success in Publishing!

 

 

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