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A Simple Way to Get More Reviews!
August 24, 2013by: Penny
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Does blog commenting really matter? You bet it does. Blog commenting is one of the cornerstone-type campaigns we employ here at Author Marketing Experts. It’s a great way for authors to get their foot in the door at a high traffic blog but it’s also a fun way to be introduced to a blogger and start a dialog. Here’s one way one of our authors doubled her review requests.

Also referenced in this is the following HuffingtonPost article which talks about blog networking and blog commenting: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/discovery-another-buzzwor_b_3800283.html

 

 

 

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of Aug. 19, 2013
August 23, 2013by: Paula
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Get some great ideas and inspiration from these book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include finding reviewers for self-published books, avoiding the 5 most common fiction writing mistakes, managing Twitter, and more. Happy marketing!

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* The 5 Biggest Fiction Writing Mistakes (& How to Fix Them)

A writing instructor offers advice on how authors can write better books by avoiding these common errors:

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/the-5-biggest-fiction-writing-mistakes-how-to-fix-them

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* 11 Must-Haves for Author Websites

Your website is your 24/7 tool for marketing, promotion and building readership. Here’s what your site should have:

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/08/11-must-haves-for-author-websites/

* How to Re-Write Your Copy to Instantly Attract & Engage Readers

You have a short time to get readers hooked; use these tips to grab their attention:

http://thefutureofink.com/rewrite-copy-engage-your-readers/

* How to Find Reviewers for Self-Published Books

These free services connect indie writers with reviewers:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/how-to-find-reviewers-for-self-published-books_b75950

* 5 Twitter Tools to Manage Your Social Community

When you know how to manage Twitter effectively you’ll get the most out of this social network:

http://www.business2community.com/twitter/5-twitter-tools-to-manage-your-social-community-0538604

* Simple Checklist for Creating Helpful and Informative Content

Use this checklist to review whether your social media content meets your followers’ needs:

http://socialmediatoday.com/justin-fishaw/1667526/simple-checklist-creating-helpful-and-informative-content

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What can Mad Men Teach us About Selling with Emotion?
August 20, 2013by: Penny
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We all know that people buy from emotion, right? There is always some emotional trigger that inspires a buy whether it’s happiness, more money, entertainment. There is always something behind that sale. But how do you get there? This clip illuminates possibly one of the best sales presentations I’ve ever seen.

Clip is the property of AMC and Mad Men and is being used for educational purposes only.

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – August 19, 2013
August 19, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the August 19, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got tips on social media, writing, and book marketing in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents Are Reviews Really Important? posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Joel Friedlander presents Do You Know How to Avoid These 3 Blogging Mistakes posted at The Book Designer, saying, “This article offers some suggestions that will help you avoid the three most common newbie mistakes and encourage your blog to grow.”

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Social Media

Stacey D presents The 6 STEPPS to Viral Content posted at Ballantine Digital, saying, “The STEPP process is an excellent way to get your work recognized online and connect with people who are interested in your writing.”

Writing

Bryan Chau presents Confessions From A Successful Freelance Writer posted at Success Pen Pal, saying, “business, freelance writing, entrepreneurship, success, strategies, sales, etc.”

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Give Big Thought to a Character’s Name posted at Write With Fey.

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 Aug. 12, 2013
August 16, 2013by: Paula
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We’ve collected some of the best book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include becoming a power user on Goodreads, identifying the right keywords and categories for your Kindle eBook, using LinkedIn more effectively, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion!

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* How to Choose Keywords and Categories for Your Kindle eBook

Help readers discover your book by using the right keywords and categories:

http://freelanceswitch.com/freelance-writing/kindle-ebook-categories/

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* How to Be More Valuable to Your LinkedIn Network

Learn how sharing information with your LinkedIn network expands your influence:

http://socialmediatoday.com/lindadessau/1661321/how-be-more-valuable-your-linkedin-network

* Quick Guide: Becoming a Power User on Goodreads

Learn how you can use Goodreads for promoting your book:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/quick-guide-becoming-a-power-user-on-goodreads/

* 3 Powerful Pinterest Tips From The Experts

Pinterest is having an incredible impact on online marketing, and here’s what the pros suggest to get the most out of the site:

http://topdogsocialmedia.com/3-powerful-pinterest-tips-from-the-experts/

* 37 Tips for Writing Emails that Get Opened, Read, and Clicked

If you’re going to use email for marketing, these ideas will ensure more subscribers open and read your emails:

http://www.copyblogger.com/37-email-marketing-tips/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – August 12, 2013
August 12, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the August 12, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great book promotion and writing tips in this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents What J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith Can Teach Us About Author Platform posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Was it the complete absence of any platform for Robert Galbraith that held back sales of The Cuckoo’s Calling?

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Kimberley Grabas presents 71 Ways to Promote and Market Your Book posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “Do you know the most powerful way to market your book? Word of mouth recommendation. It’s a free, highly credible, highly viral resource that helps to amplify your efforts to create interest and buzz about your work. And all you really need for word of mouth marketing is a book worthy of sharing, and a way to get it into the hands of the people who will spread the word. Sound simple? Well it is simple, but not necessarily easy. The devil is in the details, right? Although the concept is simple, the implementation is going to require some time and effort, especially in the beginning. However, with a good plan, you’ll soon reach a tipping point where your fans begin to market for you in numbers great enough to really impact your book sales.”

Writing

Logan Scott presents Writing Haunted House Stories — Building Atmosphere through Setting | posted at OasisMagazine.Org, saying, “All about the writing process for mainstream fiction, romance, horror, mystery and adventure”

Cheryl Rainfield presents Using Reading To Reignite Your Writing posted at Cheryl Rainfield.

Chrys Fey presents Rules For Writing: Don’t Use “Very” posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Sometimes “very” is the perfect word to use. However, tossing “very” in front of every verb or adjective is overkill.”

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 Aug. 5, 2013
August 9, 2013by: Paula
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We’ve rounded up some top book marketing tweets, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include the costs of self-publishing a book, tools for sharing content online, 50 sites for indie and self-published authors, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion!

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* 7 Reasons Why Social Media Isn’t Growing Your Fiction Readership (And What to Do)

If you’ve reached the conclusion that social media is a waste of time for your fiction book, take a look at these suggestions for how to improve your marketing:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/08/social-media/

 

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* The 50 Best Sites for Indie and Self-Published Authors

Self-published and indie authors will find some great resources on this list:

http://augustwainwright.com/the-indie-50-the-50-best-sites-for-indie-and-self-published-authors/

* The Real Costs of Self-Publishing a Book

This is an interesting breakdown of the costs involved in self-publishing a book:

http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2013/05/the-real-costs-of-self-publishing-book

* 60 Great Tools for Sharing Content Online

These tools help you save time and increase productivity so you won’t get bogged down finding and sharing content:

http://socialmediatoday.com/pamdyer/1629516/60-content-curation-tools

* 5 Tips for Navigating the Marketing Maze

So many authors dread marketing, but it’s an important, unavoidable task. Grace Fox offers some ideas for how to get started:

http://marcykennedy.com/2013/06/5-tips-for-navigating-the-marketing-maze/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – August 5, 2013
August 5, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the August 5, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got insights into getting published, writing, and book publicity this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Publicity

Brian Daniel Young presents Audiobooks: Top 7 Reasons to Create an Audiobook Today posted at Business and Sports Articles Blog – Cerilene.com.

Getting Published

Susan Spann presents Paying it Forward – by Susan Spann posted at KerrySchafer.com, saying, “One of the most-overlooked benefits of publication is the chance to “pay it forward” by encouraging other writers. This anecdotal post shares a story about a recent opportunity, and urges other authors to help those following on the road to publication.”

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Social Media

Marcy Kennedy presents 7 Reasons Every Writer Needs to Be on Twitter posted at Kristen Lamb’s Blog, saying, “Twitter often gets a bad rap by people who don’t understand it, misunderstand it as full of spam and celebrity stalkers, or don’t know how to use it to its full potential to build an author platform. When used correctly, though, Twitter can be one of the best tools for meeting new readers and increasing traffic to your blog. Not to mention it’s fun!”

Writing

Jon Rhodes presents The Easiest Way To Write Unique Content | Affiliate Help posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “This article shows you the easiest way to write in a unique way.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Children posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Out of all the characters that you could create, children are the most fun to write about. No matter what age they are, 2-12 years old, boy or girl!”

Phyllis Edgerly Ring presents Search: best part of “research” posted at Leaf of the Tree.

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 July 29, 2013
August 2, 2013by: Paula
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Get caught up with some top tweets offering great tips, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include using Pinterest to increase rank, building a Facebook audience from scratch, marketing with hashtags, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion!

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* Three Strategic Ways to Use Hashtags for Marketing

Hashtags are a great promotional tool – when used correctly and strategically. Learn what to avoid:

http://socialmediatoday.com/rohitbhargava/1616156/hashtags-marketing-3-strategic-tips

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* How Twitter Lists Can Help Build Your Network + 8 Lists to Create Now 

Social media can seem overwhelming at times, but you can manage your relationships with Twitter lists:

http://positivewriter.com/how-twitter-lists-can-help-build-your-network-8-lists-to-create-now/

* A Fantastic, Comprehensive List of Writing References

This guide includes all kinds of writing references, query letter tips, software program suggestions, and more:

http://thewritingcafe.tumblr.com/post/55258391868/writing-references

* How to Build a Facebook Audience From Scratch

This post offers some helpful advice on how to build an audience, and applies whether you’re just starting out or need some inspiration:

https://www.jonloomer.com/2013/07/11/increase-facebook-likes/

* 4 Ways to Use Pinterest to Rank High in Search Engines

Learn how Pinterest can drive more traffic to your website or blog:

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2013/01/31/4-ways-to-use-pinterest-to-rank-high-in-search-engines/

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of July 22, 2013
July 26, 2013by: Paula
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Get the latest in book marketing with these tips, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include Facebook etiquette tips, self-publishing answers, how to fix your marketing, and more. Best of luck with your marketing and promotion!

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* How to Optimize Your Twitter Bio

People love to use Twitter’s search function. Is your bio ready to be found?

http://socialmediatoday.com/stephaniefrasco/1601571/how-optimize-your-twitter-bio-gain-more-followers

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* 7 Things to Understand Before Traditionally Publishing Your Book

For starters, you need to have the right personality for traditional publishing:

http://howtoblogabook.com/2013/05/30/7-things-to-understand-before-traditionally-publishing-your-book/

* 8 Answers That Help Self-Publishers Get Up and Running

If you decide to self-publish, here are the top issues you’ll face:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2009/12/8-answers-that-help-self-publishers-get-up-and-running/

* 5 Quick Things You Can Do This Week to Fix Your Marketing

Here are some simple ideas for adding some muscle to your marketing:

http://www.copyblogger.com/marketing-quick-fixes/

* Incredibly Simple Ways to Increase Website Traffic Without Relying on Google

You can take charge of your site using these tips for increasing your exposure:

http://basicblogtips.com/traffic-without-relying-on-google.html

* 10 Essential Facebook Etiquette Tips

Each social media site has its own protocol, and to succeed on Facebook here’s what you should know:

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227453

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