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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – September 23, 2013
September 23, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 23, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got a good mix of posts on writing, book marketing and social media this week. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents Your Number One Marketing Tool posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Do you know what your number one marketing tool for a book is?”

Bryan Chau presents Turn On Your Search Engines – SEO Strategies posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “SEO, search engines, business, success, markets, content, advertisements, social media, etc.”

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Social Media

Anne Hill presents Social Media Tip: Turn Your Rants Into Pin Boards posted at Creative Content Coaching, saying, “Your pet peeves can make great (and funny) social media content that helps establish your unique platform and voice.”

Kimberley Grabas presents How to Create a Custom Facebook Cover Image That Gets Noticed (Without Spending a Dime) posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “Can’t afford a designer, but have Facebook cover image envy? Do you want to have an amazing cover photo that attracts new readers as well as keeps your current fans coming back for more? Well you’re in luck! As of July 1st, 2013, Facebook has relaxed their guidelines somewhat, allowing you to add more than just the ’20% text maximum’ to your image, as well as any other info you think may entice your fans to stick around. Add to that the option to use the free online photo editing software site known as PicMonkey, and we’re in Facebook-cover-image-making business!”

Writing

Michael Hetherington presents Supplements for Super (Writing) Powers | Michael Hetherington posted at Michael Hetherington, saying, “Supplements for Super Writing Powers.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Crime Scene posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Even though all crime scenes are different, writing about them requires the same elements every time.”

emilynolin presents Coming Out Of The Closet (As A Writer) posted at emilynolin.

Markeyus presents How to write and publish a book in three steps posted at Live2Conquer.

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 Sept. 16, 2013
September 20, 2013by: Paula
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Get some savvy advice from these book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include pitching journalists on social media, building your book signing event toolkit, adding a media kit to your website, and more. Happy marketing!

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* Why Your Author Website Should Include a Media Kit

Don’t miss out on publicity – make sure your website includes these vital elements for editors, bloggers, and reviewers:

http://www.susangilbert.com/why-your-author-website-should-include-a-media-kit/

* Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine – How To Create Perfect Social Media Posts

Each social media site is different, and this infographic walks you through the secrets to successful posts on each network:

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/perfect-social-media-post_b49128

* Your Book Signing Event Toolkit

Make sure you’re prepared – here’s a list of what to include for your event:

http://buildbookbuzz.com/your-book-signing-event-tool-kit/

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* The Dos and Don’ts of Pitching Journalists on Social Media

Social media offers a great way to connect with the media, but make sure you’re following the proper etiquette:

http://mashable.com/2013/09/16/pitch-journalist-social-media/

* Website Checklist: 15 Essential Items That You Can’t Ignore

You should review your site on a regular basis to make sure it includes these key elements:

http://www.razorsocial.com/website-checklist/

 

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Innovative Ways to Turn Your Book into a Movie!
September 16, 2013by: Penny
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Ken Atchity! Ken Atchity of www.storymerchant.com shows us how to turn a book into a movie. It’s an exciting new way to do this, too!

And if you’re a cat-lover, you’ll love the kitty photo bomb. See if you can find the cat in this video :-)

 

 

 

 



AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – September 16, 2013
September 16, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 16, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some good insights this week into book marketing, social media, and writing. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents Do Book Giveaways Work? posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Have you wondered whether hosting a free book giveaway will really increase the sales for a book? The answer to the question of whether book giveaways work is a little more complicated than yes or no.”

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Book Publicity

Katie McCoach presents Why It’s Important to Write a Book Review posted at Katie McCoach Editorial, saying, “This article discusses four reasons why it’s important to write a book review, for authors and readers.”

Social Media

Stacey D presents Four Ways To Get On Google’s First Page – Ballantine Digital posted at Ballantine Digital, saying, “Social media and marketing have become more challenging with recent Google updates. There are four basic ways to get your work to rank on the first page of Google without facing those dreaded penalties.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Murder posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Tips and tricks to writing about fictional murder in your book.”

Gary presents Become A Freelance Writer posted at Gajizmo, saying, “Becoming a freelance writer isn’t easy, but some entrepreneurs would rather write than deal with the hassle of maintaining and ranking a blog. This is a comprehensive guide on how to become a freelance writer, from successful traits to how to find clients to how much to charge.”

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 Sept. 9, 2013
September 13, 2013by: Paula
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We’ve rounded up some of the past week’s most informative book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include pitching your projects to agents and editors, promoting your blog posts, resuming marketing after a hiatus, and more. Happy marketing!

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* 5 Rules Every New Author Should Follow

New authors can feel overwhelmed by all there is to publishing and marketing a book. Here are 5 key marketing to-dos:

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/5-rules-every-new-author-should-follow/

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* 50 Ways to Promote and Market your Blog Posts

If you’re blogging regularly, congratulations. Now you’ll want to get readers, and these ideas will help bring traffic to your blog:

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/05/29/50-ways-to-promote-and-market-your-blog-posts/ 

* How to Pitch Your Projects to Agents and Editors

The “don’ts” are pretty easy to figure out, so one agent discusses the elements of making a successful pitch:

http://www.rachellegardner.com/2013/09/pitching-your-projects/

* Hugh Howey’s Top 10 List of Counterintuitive Tips for Self-Publishers

Self-publishing phenomenon Hugh Howey discusses common-sense tips to help writers who self-publish:

http://publishingperspectives.com/2013/09/10-counterintuitive-tips-for-self-publishers/

* 5 Steps for Restarting Your Book Marketing Efforts After a Break

Life happens and sometimes you need to take time off. When you resume marketing avoid becoming overwhelmed and focus on resuming your promotion:

http://selfpublishingteam.com/5-steps-for-restarting-your-book-marketing-efforts-after-a-break/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – September 9, 2013
September 9, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 9, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have tips on writing, book marketing, and book reviews in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Why Your Blog’s About Page is Completely Wrong posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Does your blog’s About page connect all that ‘about me’ information to the reasons that readers visit your blog in the first place?”

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Book Reviews

Cherry Liu presents 30 Blogs to Follow if You’re Looking for Great Book Reviews posted at House Sitting Jobs, saying, “You can never judge a book by its cover, nor can you read the entire thing while loitering in the bookstore. It is frowned upon in most stores, and liable to get you ejected from some. However, ill-chosen books are likely to become nothing more than a door stop before being relegated to a box in the next available yard sale.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Hospitals posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Hospitals are common places for people to go to in real life, as well as in fiction. Writers lead their characters to hospitals for many reasons. If one (or several) of your characters end up at a hospital, and you suddenly find yourself scratching your head about where to begin, this article is for you!”

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 Sept. 2, 2013
September 6, 2013by: Paula
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Get some inspiration from these book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include making sense of Twitter, writing blog posts that go viral, finding free blog images, and more. Happy marketing!

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* 4 Twitter Tips to Maximize Your Exposure

These ideas will help you grow your presence and following on Twitter:

http://socialmediatoday.com/kristen-curtiss/1707951/4-twitter-tips-maximize-your-exposure

* 5 Places to Find Free Images for Your Blog

Avoid legal hassles over the images you use by checking out these free sites:

http://socialmediatoday.com/taylorclark/1702791/5-places-find-free-images-your-blog

* 3 Secrets to Writing Blog Posts That Go Viral

Blog posts don’t get shared by chance; here’s what you should know so your readers create a buzz about your blog:

http://writetodone.com/2013/09/02/3-secrets-to-writing-blog-posts-that-go-viral/

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* How to Plan Your Nonfiction Book When You’re Self-Publishing

With the right planning, you’ll be able to ensure solid sales of your book:

http://buildbookbuzz.com/how-to-plan-your-nonfiction-book/

* Making Sense of Twitter – Uncluttering Your Feed

Using the right tools and tricks makes the fast-paced Twitter easier to use:

http://www.amyporterfield.com/2013/08/twitter-feed/

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Bashing SEO Myths Part3: What’s up with Google’s Algorithm Changes?
September 3, 2013by: Penny
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What happens when Google dings your site and how do they determine which sites are good and which are just “faking it”? Find out in this interview and also, how do you find a good SEO person? Find Matt here: www.mattbeswick.co.uk



Bashing SEO Myths Part 2: What is really working to drive traffic?
September 3, 2013by: Penny
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We hear a lot about driving traffic to a site, but what really works? SEO guy Matt Beswick cuts through the jargon and gives us the real scoop on what’s working and what’s not!

Find Matt at @mattbeswick

 

 



Bashing SEO Myths Part 1: Do Site Directories Still Work? A video interview with Matt Beswick
September 3, 2013by: Penny
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Site directories are often very popular with website companies and some SEO people, but are they still effective? Here’s the real (and scary) answer in my interview with SEO guru Matt Beswick @mattbeswick

 

 





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