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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 Sansevieri
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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!

 



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Oct. 7, 2013
October 11, 2013by: Paula
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Need some marketing ideas? Here are some top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include reaching the right audience for your content, avoiding common book review request mistakes, getting quoted by the press, and more. Good luck with your marketing!

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* 12 Things That Will Get Your Book Review Request Turned Down

Book reviewers are inundated with review requests, and they turn many down. Here’s how you can make sure your request is on target:

http://rileybanks.net/3/post/2013/10/12-things-that-will-get-your-book-review-request-turned-down.html

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* The 5 Habits of Highly Successful Content Creators

Do you ever feel overwhelmed coming up with ideas for blog posts, tweets, Facebook posts, etc.? Learn what you can do to find and share good content:

http://blog.hubspot.com/5-habits-of-highly-successful-content-creators-list

* How to Reach the Right Audience for Your Content

It doesn’t matter how good your content is (see above), if you don’t know who you’re targeting. How you can find your audience:

http://www.writingthoughts.com/targeted-audience/

* How to be Quoted by the Press

If you’re lucky enough to be interviewed, you want to be sure what you say resonates enough to be quoted:

http://buildbookbuzz.com/how-to-be-quoted-by-the-press/

* Fall Blogging Techniques: Ramp Up Your Blog

Use the change in seasons to make some improvements to your blog, from writing, to posting frequency, to setting goals:

http://socialmediatoday.com/lisao/1798291/4-ways-amp-your-blog-autumn

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – October 7, 2013
October 7, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 7, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on book marketing, social media, and writing in this edition. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Social Media

Frances Caballo presents How Authors Can Reach 20 Million Readers on Goodreads posted at Social Media Just for Writers, saying, “Goodreads members tend to read voraciously, blog about books, recommend books, and form book clubs and online book groups. Readers consume books of every genre in both hard copy and e-copy formats. They arrive on the virtual steps of Goodreads eager to share their critiques and find their next great read. However, writers rush in with one thought: sell more books! Consequently, we have incongruous goals. But as writers we can still use this platform to market our books by engaging with reader, which is exactly what we need to do on all social media channels. There have been times when Goodreads was a tad confusing to me so I tuned in to the Nonfiction Authors Association teleseminar recently featuring Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing and Community Manager at Goodreads. It was a rich discussion and what I share here are some of the highlights.”

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Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Ascent of the Metadata posted at The Book Designer, saying, “This article explains why understanding meta data can be so important when it comes to marketing and selling your book.”

Writing

Samir Bharadwaj presents Fighting the Procrastination of Significant Moments posted at Samir Bharadwaj dot Com, saying, “We wait for the right moment, the right date, the right time, the right amount of experience, all procrastinating against doing things now. Fight the impulse.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: An Interrogation posted at Write With Fey, saying, “For a mystery novel, or a story about murder, you may find you need to write about an interrogation. This post provides helpful tips and facts to help you write a convincing interrogation scene.”

Phyllis Edgerly Ring presents Creative discovery: leaps ahead of thinking posted at Leaf of the Tree, saying, “Inspiration, when it strikes in the creative process, is often large leaps ahead of our thinking.”

Peter presents 30 Sites that Will Pay to Write for Them, Right Now. | writers global, they steal posted at writers global, they steal, saying, “I wrote this for a client but they decided not to buy it after receiving it, so I’m submitting it here so it can help more people.”

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. 30, 2013
October 4, 2013by: Paula
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Let’s look at some top book marketing tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how friends can help authors, tips for new bloggers, a great Amazon book page hack, and more. Best of luck with your marketing!

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* Awards that Indie and Self-Published Authors Can Apply to for 2013

Check out this list and see if your book qualifies! Awards are a great way to market your book:

http://blog.bibliocrunch.com/indie-author-awards-2013/

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* Ramp up Your Amazon Book Page With This Nifty Idea

This tip is an innovative way to market your book on your Amazon book page:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/sell-books-amazon-fun-amazon-hack/

* 25 Blogging Tips for Fresh Bloggers

Whether you’re new to blogging or just need some inspiration, these tips will help you produce a better blog:

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/25-blogging-tips-for-fresh-bloggers.html

* 18 Ways to Help a Book Author You Love

Here’s how you can get friends (family, etc.) to help you sell more books:

http://selfpublishingexperts.com/if-you-love-a-book-author-and-want-to-help-them/

* How to Handle Bad Reviews

Don’t let a negative review get you down, or cause you to lose your cool online:

http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/how-to-handle-bad-reviews/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – September 30, 2013
September 30, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 30, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got great posts on writing this week. We hope you enjoy this edition! Thank you to all of the contributors.

Writing

ebele presents Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? How doing nothing can win you a Nobel Prize posted at Street-side convos, saying, “How writers can boost their creative process by doing nothing.”

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David Leonhardt presents A contract and a murder, and this is not even fiction posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “You see how proofreading can save a person from more than just being caught in an endless loop geography test. It could even save you from murder.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Funeral posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Funerals are always emotional. When you have to write about a character’s funeral, it’s all about the emotion you convey.”

Kathy Steinemann presents Proofreading Tips for Authors Part I posted at Musings, saying, “If you’re like me, you don’t look forward to proofreading. But smart authors have learned techniques to streamline the task. I’d like to share some of them with you.”

Bryan Chau presents Fair Use Or Abuse – Copyright Edition For Indie Authors posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “indie author, self-publishing, copyright, fair use, infringement, success, strategies, eBooks, etc.”

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. 23, 2013
September 27, 2013by: Paula
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Looking for some marketing ideas? We’ve rounded up some great book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include the best times for posting on social media, getting your author rank recognized by Google, finding content to share on social media, and more. Best of luck with your marketing!

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* 6 Places to Find Content to Share on Social Media

Sometimes the biggest impediment to posting on social media is knowing what to post. Discover some key sources for good, shareable material:

http://socialmediatoday.com/helen-nesterenko/1755481/content-curation-tips-6-places-find-content-share-social-media

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* Find 5 Creative Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Blog Posts

If you blog but no one reads your posts, do they count? Of course they do, but your blogging means more if you can attract people to your site:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-creative-ways-to-drive-more-traffic-to-your-blog-posts/

* 11 Questions About Publishing eBooks on Amazon’s Kindle

Publishing eBooks on Kindle can be a smart strategy, but educate yourself before you hit publish:

http://productivewriters.com/2013/09/18/questions-publishing-ebooks-amazon-kindle/

* How to Get Your Author Rank Recognized by Google 

Writing and publishing content online is not enough – you want Google to recognize you as the author. Here’s how you can be acknowledged for your expertise:

http://www.pbdink.com/blog/2013/09/18/googles-big-push-search-author-ranking/

* The Best Times To Post On Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest

See what some major brands do, and use the information to help develop your own strategy:

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/social-best-times-post_b49546

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Sell More Books on Amazon: Fun Amazon Hack
September 24, 2013by: Penny Sansevieri
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Here’s a quick hack! You know you can add pictures to your book page, well why not use this to add tips from your book to further entice readers to buy? Check it out at the link below. Super easy, just click on “add images” and upload whatever you’ve got. Easy, fun and a great way to enhance your page!

http://www.amazon.com/Sell-Books-Truckload-Amazon-com-ebook/dp/B00CJ0USL0/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header

 

Here is an example of a fiction title: http://www.amazon.com/Shelf-Life-Publicist-Book-ebook/dp/B00FA5EB4Q/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1379446200

Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon

 

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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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