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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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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors September 17, 2012
September 17, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 17, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got a range of advice and insights into book marketing, self-publishing, writing, book sales and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors!

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Jenn Crowell presents 10 Tips For Knockout Novel Queries posted at Jenn Crowell: Fiction With Conscience and Heart, saying, “Wondering whether a query letter signed in purple glitter ink is a great way to showcase your creativity? (Hint: the answer is “No.”) Thinking of showcasing your credentials as a surgeon for your medical thriller? (Hint: the answer is “Absolutely.”) My post provides ten tips for making your novel query stand out — in a good way.”

Deborah Niemann presents Rejection Dejection posted at Deborah Niemann, saying, “This post talks about something that writers are all too familiar with — rejection!” (more…)



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 10, 2012
September 14, 2012by: Paula
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Let’s look back at some of the most popular book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include what you need to know about eBook formats, LinkedIn profile tips for writers, why you should comment on blog posts, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* eBook Formats: A Quick Guide For Self-Publishers

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If you want to sell your book in an eBook format, this article will walk you through some of the most important concepts:

http://bubblecow.co/a-quick-guide-for-self-publishers-worried-about-ebook-formats/

* LinkedIn Profile Tips for Writers & Publishing Pros

There’s a new look at LinkedIn, and now you can learn how to make your profile stand out using that format:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/linkedin-profile-tips-for-writers-publishing-pros_b56328

* 6 Ways to Keep Your Facebook Contest on the Up and Up

While Facebook allows you to hold contests, there are things you should know so you won’t be shut down:

http://www.amyporterfield.com/2012/09/6-ways-to-keep-your-facebook-contest-on-the-up-and-up-so-it-doesnt-get-shut-down/ (more…)



The Goldmine of Self-Publishing
September 12, 2012by: Penny
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Is self-publishing a goldmine? Some of the things we’re hearing might lead someone down that money trail. But therein lies the problem. Self-publishing, or publishing of any kind is a lot of work. Yes, there are people that are making a fortune, but for all of the books published how many of them are getting noticed and, more importantly, how can you gain attention for your work in a sea of eager authors and newly published titles? We try to help you solve that bit by bit on this blog and through the content we put out there, but many are still challenged by it.

So, this begs the question: where is all of this going? With all of the content being pushed out there, are we still paying attention to the ones that matter? I’d love your thoughts on this CNN piece…which does lean towards painting the picture of eBooks as the means to a lucrative end!

 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/07/tech/mobile/kindle-direct-publish/index.html?goback=.gde_2155972_member_162367465

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How to Create and Market a Self-Published Title
September 12, 2012by: Paula
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We have a great interview Penny gave to BookMarketing.net about how to develop and promote a self-published title. In addition, Penny weighs in on the issue of paid book reviews and what role those reviews play in the self-publishing world. You can listen to the interview here: http://bookmarketing.net/news/2012/09/10/penny-sansevieri-of-author-marketing-experts-talks-nyt-book-review-article-focus-and-more/

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Author Events Live with Victoria Alexander
September 12, 2012by: Amy
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Join #1 New York Times best selling romance author Victoria Alexander for a live YouTube event!

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be a part of a live chat with Victoria and ask her questions about writing, books, characters, the romance genre and more!

When:

October 16, 2012 @ 6:00pm PST

November 8, 2012 @ 6:00pm PST

Where:

Author Events Live YouTube channel and Twitter

What:

Tune in to a live chat with Victoria via the Author Events Live YouTube channel and send in questions via Twitter using a special hash tag!

Book:

What Happens At Christmas

How:

Reserve your seat by registering HERE. You’ll receive an email with a link to the live YouTube stream and the special hash tag one day before the event.

During the event, send in questions and comments via Twitter for Victoria to answer live!

BOOK IT NOW!



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September 11, 2012by: Amy
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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors, September 10, 2012
September 10, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 10, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, with insights into book marketing, writing and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors who submitted a blog post – we appreciate your participation!

Book Marketing

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Joel Friedlander presents Photo Tools posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Need images for your book or your blog? Check out this post to learn about three tools that can help.”

Sarah Bolme presents More than a Shelf posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Selling books through bookstores.” (more…)



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 3, 2012
September 7, 2012by: Paula
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We’ve collected some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include querying an agent, not pitching journalists, blogging mistakes, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* 4 Reasons Not to Autopost Your Blog Articles to Social Media

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You can personalize your blog posts and network more effectively when you don’t autopost. Here’s more:

http://socialmediatoday.com/tresnicmedia/686396/4-reasons-not-autopost-your-blog-articles-social-media

* The 10 Key Mistakes Many Bloggers and Writers Make

The problem begins if you’re writing without thinking about who you’re writing for. What you should know:

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2011/09/20/the-10-key-mistakes-many-bloggers-and-writers-make/ (more…)





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