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by Penny Sansevieri
Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Nov. 4, 2013
November 8, 2013by: Paula
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Get some ideas for promotion with this roundup of book marketing tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to get more retweets, social media tools to check out, how to sell more books before Christmas, and more. Happy marketing!

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* 5 Top Things to Consider Before You Write & Self-Publish a Book

This checklist will help you focus on the whys of writing your book, and that will help you market your book effectively:

http://publicityhound.com/blog/5-top-things-to-consider-before-you-write-and-self-publish-a-book-and-why-publicists-should-care

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* Holiday Crunch Time! How to Sell More Books Before Christmas

While online promotion is important, the holidays also offer some terrific offline marketing opportunities for your book:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/holiday-crunch-time-how-t_b_4212202.html

* Content Is King, But Distribution Is Queen and She Wears the Pants

It’s not about producing more content, or better content; what matters is promoting your content so it’s well distributed (and seen) online:

http://socialmediatoday.com/cpollittiu/1853976/content-king-distribution-queen-and-she-wears-pants

* 25 Useful Social Media Tools & Apps Worth Checking Out

When you use good social media tools, your social media marketing becomes much easier and more manageable:

http://socialmediatoday.com/douglaskarr/1884001/infographic-25-awesome-social-media-tools

* 7 Ways Twitter Can Help Juice Your Content Creation

Here are some good ideas for Twitter content as well as ways you can promote your content on the site:

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/ways-twitter-juice-content-creation-list

* Authors, Not Getting Retweets? Maybe It’s Your Word Choice. Learn What’s RTd the Most

Check out this list of the 20 most retweetable words on Twitter, and get some ideas for increasing your retweets:

http://buildbookbuzz.com/how-to-get-retweeted/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – November 4, 2013
November 4, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the November 4, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have some great posts about self-publishing, writing, and getting published. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Getting Published

Erica Verrillo presents Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: Writers Are from Venus, Agents Are from Mars posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity.

Self-Publishing

Sarah Bolme presents The Inside Does Matter posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Interior layout and design of your book is important. Read why.”

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Writing

Arthur Burlo presents P.E.A.C.E: The Basis for Creating High Quality Money Earning Websites posted at The Money Earning Sites Central, saying, “Hi, I wrote this piece about producing blogs with high quality content and articles. Like all my write ups, it’s written with a touch of humor, but focuses upon five serious and fundamental aspects of quality content writing: passion, effort, action, competence and effectiveness (PEACE for short). It’s the same formula I use when I publish my work on newspapers and has always worked wonders for me. Thanks!”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A President posted at Write With Fey, saying, “The most difficult character a writer could ever create is a president. Being a president is the toughest job any person could ever have, and trying to mimic that even in fiction is not easy!”

Jon presents The Perfect Way To Fail posted at COMFORT PIT, saying, “Drawing on modern psychological research and case studies from art history, The Perfect Way To Fail teaches us about the perils of perfectionism and the hidden advantages that accompany failure. The article also includes original concepts such as Quantity Theory and Magnum Opus Technique which provide principles that writers can fit to their own process instead of rigid instructions that may clash with their pre-existing schema.”

Leslie Miller presents A Crash Course on Showing vs. Telling posted at Leslie Miller, Wordsmith.

Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Why You Should Be Blogging Your Origin Story posted at The Book Designer, saying, “This article discusses why creating articles for your blog about your professional origins could be important in helping you meet your publishing goals.”

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 Oct. 28, 2013
November 1, 2013by: Paula
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Get some book promotion ideas with these top book marketing tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include pitching yourself as an expert to the media, creating social media posts for different platforms, enhancing your social media profile, and more. Happy marketing!

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* What Social Media Means for Your Marketing

Using social media means more than just “being there.” Making connections matters:

http://wikimotive.com/infographics/social-media-means-marketing-infographic/

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* The Top 3 Rules of Social Media for Authors

Social media is about sharing valuable, useful information with your followers, not spamming:

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/10/the-top-3-rules-of-social-media-for-authors/

* Social Media Content Strategy: Creating Posts on Different Platforms

Each site has a different personality – this infographic is a handy resource for creating effective social media posts across platforms:

http://socialmediatoday.com/peter-trapasso/1850816/social-media-content-strategy-how-create-your-posts-infographic

* 26 Tips to Enhance Your Social Media Profiles

Make sure you have an engaging profile that is up-to-date so your profile appeals to followers:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-tips-for-your-social-network-profiles/

* How to Pitch Yourself as an Expert to the Media

What you must know to create pitches that promote you (and your book) effectively:

http://www.thedailymuse.com/toolsskills/how-to-pitch-yourself-as-an-expert-to-the-media/

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Drive More Traffic with Hashtags!
October 30, 2013by: Penny
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We’ve all heard of #hashtags, but how do you use them and why do they matter? Did you know that Hashtags are great for #SEO and sending a ton of #marketing traffic to your social media site or blog? This quick video will introduce you to hashtags, dos and don’ts and how to create your own!

 

 



AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – October 28, 2013
October 28, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 28, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got insights into book publishing, book publicity, social media, and writing in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Publishing

Christina George presents The Biggest Conspiracy in Publishing posted at The Publicist, saying, “Reality bites. Especially in this case. It’s far easier to drum up some wild idea that someone is stealing your book sales than to admit the truth: your book isn’t selling. Period. End of story.”

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Book Publicity

ebele presents How to live life on your own terms (Interview with James Clear) posted at Street-side Convos, saying, “We cover a variety of topics on entrepreneurship and creativity including; A risk-free way to start off on your creative journey. Is an MBA useful for entrepreneurship or not? How do you get people to take action? What does the creative mindset look like? What is the difference between entrepreneurs and others? When do you quit and when do you keep trying? The benefits and the sacrifices of the journey. How to stay mentally centered. How to deal with setbacks.”

Social Media

Jon Rhodes presents How To Promote The Hell Out Of Your New Blog Post posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “Read this article if you wish to learn some powerful techniques to marketing your new blog posts online.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Avoid Cliches posted at Write With Fey, saying, “To editors, aside from poor grammar, there is probably nothing worse than overused cliches. Sometimes, we aren’t even aware we are using them, and sometimes they are hard to escape . . .”

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 Oct. 21, 2013
October 25, 2013by: Paula
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We’ve put together a collection of some top book marketing tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include tips to pitch your book, an Amazon hack to drive traffic to your page, how readers might find your author website, and more. Best of luck with your marketing efforts!

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* 5 Tips to Promote Online Events Using Social Media

Here’s how you can fight through the promotional noise so people can discover your event:

http://socialtimes.com/5-tips-to-promote-online-events-using-social-media_b136873

* Tips for Pitching Your Book

People have short attention spans so you’ll want a nice, concise pitch:

http://nailyournovel.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/3-ish-tips-for-pitching-your-book/ 

* How to Find, Monitor, and Engage Your Twitter Audience

These quick and easy methods will help you find good people to follow and cultivate on Twitter:

http://socialmediatoday.com/benortiz21/1834196/twitter-tips-how-find-monitor-and-engage-your-audience

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* Amazon Hack: Driving Traffic to Your Page With a Simple URL 

Learn how you can combine keywords into a url that will get more people to visit your Amazon page:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/amazon-hack-driving-traffic-page-simple-url/

* 101 Blogging Tips for Beginners and Beyond

Don’t let the prospect of blogging overwhelm you. Here’s what you can do:

http://socialmediatoday.com/belcusi/1844421/101-blogging-tips-tricks-balancing-act

* 21 Ways a Reader Might Find Your Author Website

This is a great list that will help you understand how people find authors online:

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/10/21-ways-a-reader-might-find-your-author-website/

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Amazon Hack: Driving traffic to your page with a simple URL
October 21, 2013by: Penny
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What do you get when you combine a great set of keywords into a URL? Traffic, traffic, traffic! And now we’ll show you how to direct that traffic to your Amazon page with this short, helpful video!

 

 

 

 



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Oct. 14, 2013
October 18, 2013by: Paula
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Need some writing, publishing, and book marketing inspiration and ideas? We’ve got some popular tweets on those topics below, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The tips include self-publishing gaffes to avoid, why negative reviews can be positive, how to use keywords on Amazon to sell books, and more. Happy marketing!

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* The 5 Secrets of Successful Writers

These practical tips will help you achieve your goals:

http://menwithpens.ca/secrets-of-successful-writers/

* 7 Tips for Amazon Keywords to Help Sell Your Books

Make your books easier to find so you can make more sales. Here’s how:

http://ebooksuccess4free.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/7-tips-for-amazon-keywords-and-best-selling-books/

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* 7 Terrific Time Saving Social Media Automation Tools

Social media does not have to be a time warp. These tools save time yet allow you to be productive:

http://www.razorsocial.com/social-media-automation/

* Why Getting Some Negative Reviews Can Be Positive

Author Jody Hedlund explains how having a mix of reviews is a big positive:

http://jodyhedlund.blogspot.com/2013/10/why-getting-some-negative-reviews-can.html

* How Bloggers Can Create Rockin’ Email Newsletters

Email marketing is vital to your blog readership:

http://socialtimes.com/how-bloggers-can-create-rockin-email-newsletters_b136331

* Do You Make These Common Self-Publishing Writing Gaffes?

Blue Ink Reviews highlights some of the most common traps self-published authors must avoid:

http://blueinkreview.com/blog/2013/10/oh-the-mistakes-weve-seen-blueink-review-details-where-self-published-authors-go-wrong/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – October 14, 2013
October 14, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 14, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on social media, book marketing, and writing in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents Call to Action posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Kimberley Grabas presents 14 Things About Building a Blog Audience That You Think Are True (But Aren’t) posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “Some well-known ‘truths’ about building a blog audience are like urban legends. If they go unchallenged, the truth becomes ambiguous, or worse, these inaccurate concepts become the conventional wisdom of the day, passed as fact from one rookie blogger to the next. Let’s dispel some of these non-truths, so that you can begin to build a blog audience without folklore getting in the way.”

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Social Media

Randy Ross presents Social Media for Writers: Confusing Twitter Terms in Plain English posted at The Loneliest Planet by Randy Ross, saying, “Confused by even the most basic Twitter terms? Me, too — and I’ve been using Twitter for five years. Twitter Help was only of modest help. This article took several hours to piece together. Comments and corrections appreciated. Also, the end of the article includes links to sources I used.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Character’s Secret posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Revealing a character’s hidden secrets is always fun and exciting. This post has tips on how to spill your character’s secrets.”

Vikk Simmons presents Dealing with death, loss, and writing posted at Down the Writer’s Path.

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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Amazon Hack: Boost Sales by Adding Images
October 12, 2013by: Penny
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Did you know that images on a book page can help boost sales? This short videos shares this fun and easy Amazon hack to get more exposure and more sales!

 





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