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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors December 17, 2012
December 17, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the December 17, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a variety of useful tips this week for book sales, book marketing, self-publishing, writing, and social media. Many thanks to the contributors!

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Book Sales

Phyllis Zimbler-Miller presents Does Amazon Take Notice of a Visit From an Outside Website to Your Book Page? posted at Phyllis Zimbler Miller saying, “As explained in the post, it was prompted by an emailed question I received from Anthony Wessel of Digital Book Today.

While there is no way of knowing the actual answers, I believe my post provides a well-reasoned response.”

Book Marketing

Sue Collier presents Create marketing magic with energized editorial and electrified titles, part three posted at Self-Publishing Resources.

Self-Publishing

Sarah Bolme presents Animated Book Covers posted at Marketing Christian Books.

S.R. Johannes presents The Schizophrenic Indie Pubber posted at S.R. Johannes, saying, “Talks through all the hats self publishers wear during their publishing process.”

Social Media

Joel Friedlander presents How to Create an Endless Stream of Blog Post Ideas posted at The Book Designer, saying, “If you’ve ever struggled to come up with blog post content, this article will be helpful.”

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h20ho presents What is a Narrative Scaffold? posted at Tutor Paul, saying, “Do you use scaffolds? Chances are you do.”

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 December 10, 2012
December 14, 2012by: Paula
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Get some insights from top book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include the best times to post to social media, self-publishing and eBook insights, how to get your Twitter followers to take notice of your content, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* The 10 Keys to Grabbing the Attention of Your Twitter Followers

Learn how to captivate your Twitter followers so they click-through your links and retweet your content:

http://socialmediatoday.com/sendible/1051321/10-keys-optimizing-twitter-engagement

* The Secret of Giving Your Book Away For Free

When done correctly, book giveaways are great for exposure. One author shares what he’s learned:

http://bubblecow.co/the-secret-of-giving-your-book-away-for-free/

* Loads of Self-Publishing & eBook Insights

Tips from Smashwords Founder Mark Coker:

http://www.reddit.com/r/writing/comments/14l2z3/i_am_mark_coker_founder_of_smashwords_ama/

* What’s Your Best Book Marketing Tool?

If you haven’t invested in editing then nothing else matters – and here’s why:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/book-editing_b_2257544.html

* When is the Best Time To Post to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+?

Timing matters in marketing, and the social networks vary when it comes to the best time to post:

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/best-time-to-post_b32507

* Publishing Rip-offs, Scams, and Predators  

Make sure you know what you are getting into before you publish:

http://authoru.org/publishing-rip-offs-scams-and-predators.html

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The Secret to the Single Best Marketing Tool
December 14, 2012by: Penny Sansevieri
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People ask me all the time, “How can I make sure my book is a success?” Though I wish there was a magic bullet to turn any book into a bestseller, there really isn’t. Success is never a sure thing, but I can almost guarantee you a book will never be successful if it’s not properly edited.

Consider this, editing affects everything from the amount of reviews you could get to how many people will tell their friends about your book. Have you ever recommended a book that wasn’t edited or poorly edited? I doubt it.

Hope you enjoy this piece and my interview with Lauren Hidden of The Hidden Helpers!

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/book-editing_b_2257544.html

 

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Publishing Insiders Wrap-Up: The Best of Publishing 2012 – And What’s Ahead for 2013
December 12, 2012by: Paula
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We had a great show reviewing publishing events in 2012, and looking ahead to the New Year, with our guest Amy Collins.

About our guest: Amy Collins is the owner of New Shelves Book Distribution, a full-scale book warehousing, sales and fulfillment company selling publisher’s books directly to the national chains and independent bookstores in North America. You may reach Amy at amy@newshelves.com or http://www.newshelvesdistribution.com

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Predictions:

Small Press Success: We’re approaching the tipping point for small presses and bookstores – this refers to indie publishers, micropresses, whatever you call them – the old urge to not take them seriously is ending. Now we’re going to have to take them seriously. There was a shift in 2012 toward small presses coming into their own.

Bookstores: They are becoming less relevant as booksellers. There is still a need for them. How much more can they weather in this all-digital society? Chain and independent bookstores have shifted and become community centers that sell coffee, games, Moleskines, etc. Books aren’t pushing bookstores’ growth, it’s everything else. But it seems like there will be a sharp drop in people buying books from bookstores. The browseability factor doesn’t apply to the younger generation; they know how to browse online.

Self-Publishing: Fifty Shades of Grey – which began as self-published fan fiction – was not a fluke. These kinds of books will become common.

Literary Agents: Literary agents are on the cutting edge of the changing publishing industry and they will be paid for their expertise. There has been resistance to this development but as agents move beyond deal-making into marketing and publicity they should be paid. Publishing Insiders discussed this in a roundtable with agents in 2011: http://www.amarketingexpert.com/publishing-insiders-wrap-up-literary-agents-and-their-evolving-role-in-publishing/ (more…)



AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors December 10, 2012
December 10, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the December 10, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have some great tips on writing, social media and book marketing this week, and we hope you find this edition useful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Media

Jeremy Biberdorf presents It Is Your Blogging Journey, You Make The Rules posted at Modest Money, saying, “There are things where there is no set blueprint that you need to follow. You are free to do what works for you and sometimes just wing it. Blogging is one of those things. There may be strategies that have worked well for others, but how you approach it is completely up to you.”

Book Marketing

Glenda Watson Hyatt presents A Guide for the Book Lover: The Overlooked Cheerleader in Amazon Marketing Strategies posted at Do It Myself Blog saying, “Unless an author has a humongous following, simply uploading a book to Amazon means that it will most definitely be lost amidst the millions of other titles vying for book lovers’ attention and money.

The good news is that authors can do much to increase the likelihood their books will be found. This is particularly good news for indie authors who are working with a thinly worn shoestring budget.

For this reason I am excited to release Become a Raving, Cheering Book Lover: A Guide to Sharing Your Favourite Amazon Books (PDF). This guide offers 7 easy-to-implement ways (with simple and clear instructions) you can use to share your latest read with others.

The guide is absolutely free. (No email address, personal measurements or first born required!)”

Writing

Nick Daws presents Writers Working from Home: How to Easily Improve Your Focus and Increase Your Productivity posted at Nick’s Writing Blog, saying, “In this guest post, freelance jobs and careers writer Brian Jenkins sets out some top tips for writers on how to work more productively from home.”

Brandon Yawa presents Stop Writing and Be Bruce Lee posted at Brandon Yawa, saying, “This blog implores writers to tap into their being, before they worry about market demands.”

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 December 3, 2012
December 7, 2012by: Paula
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Let’s take a look at some of the top book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include timing your book launch, finding a book conference or festival in 2013, building long-lasting traffic to your website or blog, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* 11 Essential Things to Know If You Want to Write Fiction for a Living

Sage advice for aspiring fiction writers to take to heart:

http://masqueradecrew.blogspot.com/2012/11/11-essential-things-to-know-if-you-want.html

* Why Not Try a Book Festival, Workshop or Conference in 2013?

This list will help you find the perfect event:

http://crimefictioncollective.blogspot.ca/2012/12/writers-conferences-workshops-and-book.html

* 6 Powerful Reasons Why you Should include Images in your Marketing

We live in a visual culture and social media that includes images gets more views:

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/05/28/6-powerful-reasons-why-you-should-include-images-in-your-marketing-infographic/

* 10 Ways to Build Long-Lasting Traffic to Your Author Website or Blog 

These are not complicated steps, and taking these measures will help you attract more people to your site:

http://janefriedman.com/2012/11/27/build-long-lasting-traffic-to-website/

* Timing Your Book’s Launch Date for Maximum Impact

Learn about the different seasons and the possible tie-ins for your book:

http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2012/11/01/timing-your-book%E2%80%99s-launch-date-for-maximum-impact/

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Inspiration for 2013: Writers’ Conferences, Workshops and Book Festivals
December 5, 2012by: Paula
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If you’re going to make New Year’s resolutions, be sure to resolve to attend at least one writer’s conference, workshop or book festival. Need some options? This list will show you what’s going on throughout 2013. Good luck!

http://crimefictioncollective.blogspot.ca/2012/12/writers-conferences-workshops-and-book.html

 

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors December 3, 2012
December 3, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the December 3, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great insights into book marketing, writing, social media and book sales this week. Thanks to all of the contributors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Marketing

Jordan McCollum presents Email marketing for authors posted at Jordan McCollum, saying, “Email is often considered the Holy Grail of Internet marketing. Here’s a quick guide to finding subscribers and crafting effective, engaging newsletters.”

Social Media

Donna Huber presents Tips on Thursday: Facebook posted at Girl Who Reads, saying, “Facebook Profiles and Pages and Groups Oh, My! Not sure which is right for your book campaign or author branding? I discuss the differences between them and how to use them for promotion.”

Book Sales

Sarah Bolme presents Ad Support eBooks posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Self Publishing

Will Truex presents My Amateur’s Guide to Publishing on Kindle posted at The Disfigured, saying, “Post is all about getting your book ready for Kindle – how to do it, what to expect, and even writing a copyright page. Complete with links.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Bring Characters To Life! posted at Write With Fey.

David Leonhardt presents What is a ghostwriter? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “This question (What is a ghostwriter?) pretty much tops the questions people have about ghostwriting. In this blog post I give a very complete explanation, which I break down into three parts.”

Jenn Crowell presents A Few Guidelines For Writing Sensitively About Mental Illness posted at Jenn Crowell: Fiction With Conscience and Heart, saying, “In honor of World Mental Health Day, I offer some suggestions for writers of both fiction and nonfiction on how to sensitively and accurately portray mental illness in their manuscripts.”

Karen M. Rider presents Lessons Learned From My Writing Demon posted at Karen M. Rider, saying, “How often do you encounter blocks in the path of your passion to write, to create?

– Maybe you keep putting off finishing a painting.

– Maybe you can’t figure out how to get your protagonist to the scene of the crime just as the predator is about to strike.

What is it that guides you, like a GPS from hell, away from the path of your passion and into a pit of distraction, even despair? Enter the lair of your Writing Demon…”

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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Quick Tips for Getting Holiday Sales!
November 30, 2012by: Penny Sansevieri
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Before you ring in the new year, it’s time to ring the cash register. Worried that you’re too late to make holiday sales? Not so. Check out this post on how to get more holiday sales!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/quick-tips-for-capturing-_b_2215579.html

 



9 Things Every Publicist Does (you should be doing these, too!)
November 30, 2012by: Penny Sansevieri
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Is there a secret recipe to being a good publicist? I’m not sure it’s a recipe really, as much as it is a list of go-to things most every solid publicity person does on a regular basis. Here’s a list of 9 must-dos for everyone looking to be their own publicity person!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/book-publicity-tips_b_2170571.html?utm_hp_ref=books

 

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