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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of May 19, 2014
May 23, 2014by: Paula
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Here’s a roundup of some of the top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include creating more effective emails, developing a blogger outreach strategy, getting more book reviews, and more. Happy marketing!

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* How Many Books Do I Have to Sell to Make My Book a Bestseller?

Being a bestselling author does not mean you’ve sold millions of books. Here’s why:

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* 5 Steps for Successful Self-Promotion

Does the prospect of self-promotion make you feel helpless? Discover five easy ways to get yourself out there:

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* 6 Ways to Get More Book Reviews

Try some of these methods for getting more readers to write a review of your book:

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* How to Develop a Blogger Outreach Strategy

Blogger reviews and recommendations are so important. Learn how to cultivate them:

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* Five Mistakes KILLING Self-Published Authors

The first issue: publishing before you’re ready. Learn what else to avoid:

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* 10 Ways to Optimize Your Emails for Better Engagement

Don’t overlook email marketing; it can be extremely effective when done well. You just need to break through the clutter:

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* Top Five Marketing Mistakes Indie Authors Make (And How to Do Better)

Most Indie authors don’t sell many books, mainly because they’ve committed at least one of these mistakes:

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* 7 Reasons You Are Better Off Self-Publishing

If you’re thinking about self-publishing this information will give you some issues to ponder:

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014by: Paula
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Welcome to the Author Marketing Experts Blog Carnival. We have a great mix of tips on self-publishing, book marketing, getting published, and writing. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors.

Getting Published

Erica Verrillo submitted What’s Your Book About? posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “The reason you need to perfect your pitch before you talk to people or god forbid, before you write to them, is that the pitch forms the basis of your query letter, your proposal, and any other form of communication you will have about your book forever. Read about my mistakes (you can laugh if you like), and find out what I did to correct them.”

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Self-Publishing

Karla Locke submitted Who’s Working for Self-Publishing Authors? posted at Armchair ePublishing, saying, “I work with a lot of book clients. We provide services to help them prepare their books for self-publishing, and this got me to thinking, “Who’s working for the authors?” This question came to me when one of my authors was given some one-sided advice and not the whole story.”

Writing

Imogen Bell submitted Why Almost Winning is a Good Thing posted at Imogen Bell Writing, saying, “Why rejection can be a boost for writers; how to turn it into a positive.”

Chrys Fey submitted Horror (How to Create) posted at Write With Fey, saying, “This post is not about how to write a horror story, but how to add horror to any story. Horror is an element that can be utilized by every writer just like romance, action, mystery and suspense.”

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme submitted Passion & Expertise posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “An author is really the most qualified person to market his or her book. Why?”

That concludes this week’s carnival. Our weekly roundup offers the best book marketing, self-publishing, writing, and general publishing industry tips to guide authors, would-be authors, publishers and others on their book journey. Submit a post to our weekly carnival by using this link: http://www.amarketingexpert.com/submit-ame-blog-carnival/

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of May 12, 2014
May 16, 2014by: Paula
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What are people touting on Twitter? Check out these top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include improving blog readership, having an effective virtual blog tour, getting more website traffic, and more. Happy marketing!

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* Are Writers’ Conferences a Waste of Time for Indie Authors?

Discover four reasons indie authors should consider attending writers’ conferences:

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* Do Authors Really Need a Writers Group or a Critique Partner?

Writing is a solitary activity, and one way to get an honest perspective on your work is getting feedback from others:

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* The Ideal Frequency for Posting on Blogs and Social Media

There is no hard and fast rule for everyone, but these are some guidelines to consider:

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* Why Your Website Isn’t Getting Traffic: 7 Ways Content Could Fix It

With all the changes Google has made, it’s probably time for you to take a look at your site to make sure it’s working:

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* 9 Steps to an Effective Virtual Book Tour

With the right planning, you can maximize the exposure you receive from a blog tour:

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* 5 Down & Dirty Tips on Mastering Twitter

Power Twitter user Guy Kawasaki (1.4 million followers) shares what he’s learned about using the site successfully:

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* 10 Tactics to Improve Blog Readership

Get more people to read, interact – and share – your blog posts:

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014by: Paula
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Welcome to the Author Marketing Experts Blog Carnival. We have a great mix of tips on getting published, and writing. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors.

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Getting Published

Erica Verillo submitted Literary Agents Looking for New Clients posted at Publishing… And Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Finding an agent can be a daunting task – especially if you are sending cold queries. Your chances of getting a request for your full manuscript are greatly increased if an agent is actively building his or her client list. Here are three agents who are in the market for new clients.”

Writing

Emma Cooper submitted Sending Emails to Evernote posted at Emma Cooper, saying, “Combining Google Alerts and Evernote allows you to keep on top of your research, without cluttering up your inbox.”

Rich Leder submitted My Creative Corner of the World posted at Laugh Riot Press, saying, “The purpose of this blog post is to encourage new, up and coming authors to plunge into the self-publishing world in order to be intimately, personally, and professionally involved in every step of the process of creating and selling their book.”

Chrys Fey submitted Childrens’ Books (How to Write) posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Everyone wants to write a children’s book. Don’t they? If you are one of them, I am offering 10 ½ tips to help you write a children’s book.”

That concludes this week’s carnival. Our weekly roundup offers the best book marketing, self-publishing, writing, and general publishing industry tips to guide authors, would-be authors, publishers and others on their book journey. Submit a post to our weekly carnival by using this link: http://www.amarketingexpert.com/submit-ame-blog-carnival/

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – May 5, 2014
May 5, 2014by: Paula
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Welcome to the Author Marketing Experts Blog Carnival. We have a great mix of tips on getting published, book marketing, writing, and more. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors.

Getting Published

Chrys Fey submitted Author Photo Tips posted at Write With Fey, saying, “As authors, we are in the business of words, not visuals. Readers get to know us through black and white lines, not images, but it is important for writers to have an author photo.”

Erica Verrillo submitted Top 5 Resources for Publishing Poetry posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “If you would like to see your poetry published, here are the top five resources that will provide you with all the information you need to locate the most suitable literary journal for your work. If you want to pursue poetry as a long-term occupation, then do please take a look at the Poetry Society of America’s website and consider joining.”

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Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme submitted Use Coupons to Promote Your Book posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Sell more books using coupons.”

Writing

Hope Clark submitted The Awesome Cape of Authorpreneurship posted at C. Hope Clark, saying, “After a hectic two weeks of two conferences, 2500 miles of car travel, and intense demand to be on my game in crowds, I sat down to decompress, review my notes, digest the business cards collected, and write about the new revelations I’ve had about being an authorpreneur.”

Emma Cooper submitted The Paper Trail posted at Emma Cooper, saying, “This blog post is about the ways in which writers record their ideas – the good, the bad and the desperate. It seems as though an old-fashioned note book is the most popular choice.”

Self-Publishing

Jennifer Tribe submitted 8 Must-Have Book Ingredients for Serious Self-Published Authors posted at Clear Prose, saying, “A list of things a self-published non-fiction book must have in order to be taken seriously.”

Colin Dunbar submitted Format a Book in Word: Global Settings posted at Format Book in Word, saying, “With our page size set, we continue with the global settings, and in this post we cover page layout and margins.”

That concludes this week’s carnival. Our weekly roundup offers the best book marketing, self-publishing, writing, and general publishing industry tips to guide authors, would-be authors, publishers and others on their book journey. Submit a post to our weekly carnival by using this link: http://www.amarketingexpert.com/submit-ame-blog-carnival/

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of April 28, 2014
May 2, 2014by: Paula
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Get some great tips from these top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include cover design secrets, Pinterest for writers, blog post timing, and more. Happy marketing!

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* “So You Want To Make A Living Writing? 13 Harsh Truths.”

Writing is a tough occupation, no question about it. But learn how you can succeed:

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* When to Hire a Professional When You Self-Publish a Book

There are some major areas where self-published authors should think carefully about whether to handle it themselves or hire a pro:

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* Pinterest for Writers and Authors: How to Market Your Book

Don’t overlook marketing opportunities on Pinterest. How to get started:

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* Blog Post Timing: When Is Your Best Publication Time?

Look at the research and use it as a guide to make sure your blog posts reach your readers:

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* 8 Cover Design Secrets Used to Manipulate Readers into Buying Books

Your book cover is a vital marketing tool. Use these ideas to catch readers’ attention:

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* 9 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your First TV Interview

Make sure you’re ready before you go on the air:

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of April 21, 2014
April 25, 2014by: Paula
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We’ve rounded up some top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include pitching agents or editors, maintaining your eBook sales, reaching out to readers, and more. Happy marketing!

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* Can Writing & Self-Publishing Novellas Be Profitable? (Pros & Cons)

Writing shorter pieces can be a great way to keep your readers happy. Author Lindsay Buroker shares her experience:

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* How do Authors Reach out to Readers?

Yes, you want to market, but it’s also about reaching out to readers. One author explains how to do it well:

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* 4 Levels of Editing Explained: Which Service Does Your Book Need?

This piece will walk you through how to find an editor, as well as the four levels of editing:

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* What Will You do When Your eBook Sales Slow Down?

Authors need to proactively find their readers, for starters, and not leave it to luck. Get some additional advice:

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* 7 Tips for Pitching to an Agent or Editor at a Conference

Don’t be afraid to pitch your book, it can be a great experience. These tips will help get you ready:

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From Book to Movie: Going High Concept
April 21, 2014by: Paula
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Are you ready to turn your book into a movie? Learn how to build a high concept film idea from Steven Arvanites, a screenwriter and a teacher. Learn more about Steven at: http://www.NYCScreenwriter.org

 

 

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of April 14, 2014
April 18, 2014by: Paula
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With so much going on in social media and promotion, we’ve pulled together some great book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include getting the most out of Twitter’s recent changes, learning how to keep your Facebook engagement up, promoting your content on Google+, and more. Happy marketing!

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* 7 Ways to Get More Engagement Out of Your Photos on Facebook

Facebook’s recent algorithm tweaks mean fewer people may see your photos, but there still are ways to make your photos go viral:

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/04/18/7-ways-to-get-more-engagement-out-of-your-photos-on-facebook/

* Google+ Marketing Tactics, How to Promote Your Content on Google+

Learn how Google+ works and why the site is such a great place for promotion:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/google-marketing-tactics-promote-content-google/

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* Setting up Your Blog? Use This Checklist to Start Off on the Right Foot 

If you want to make sure you’ve got your blog ready to go, these tips will help you set up a good quality blog so you can start posting:

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* 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Twitter’s Latest Update

Twitter’s new design looks familiar (Facebook anyone?), and has some great new features to aid your promotions:

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* 6 Things Authors Should Know About Book Award Contests

There are good contests, and there are scams. What you should know before you enter a contest:

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2014/04/6-things-you-need-to-know-about-book-award-contests/

* Has Your Facebook Engagement Dropped?

Listen to what Facebook expert Mari Smith says:

http://www.themarketingagents.com/mari-smith-facebook-marketing-for-small-business 

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How to Get More Views on YouTube
April 14, 2014by: Paula
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Would you like more people to watch your YouTube channel? It’s all in the keywords you choose and use. James Wedmore explains how to get more traffic and sell more stuff by using the right keywords!

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