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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of July 8, 2013
July 12, 2013by: Paula
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We’re highlighting some of the top tweets that offer marketing and publishing ideas, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include finding the right keywords, using Pinterest effectively, promoting and marketing your blog posts, and more. Best of luck with your marketing efforts!

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* 10 of the Best Pinterest Boards to Teach You About Marketing

If you prefer visual content, you’ll enjoy these boards that also provide useful marketing tips:

http://blog.hubspot.com/best-pinterest-boards-about-marketing

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* 50 Ways to Promote and Market Your Blog Posts

You only have to select three to five of the marketing methods in this article and give them a try:

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

* How Writers Can Use Pinterest

The site is great for getting inspiration for writing, marketing your books and for connecting with your readers:

http://www.ohsopinteresting.com/writers-using-pinterest-for-inspiration-and-marketing-osp-episode-22/

* 7 Ways [Fiction] Authors Waste Time “Building Platform” on Social Media

Avoid burnout and focus on genuinely connecting with readers:

http://annerallen.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/7-ways-authors-waste-time-building.html

* 3 Great Ways to Do Keyword Research

Learn how to discover the right keywords that will draw in your target market:

http://www.laurarubinstein.com/online-tools-and-apps/a-great-place-to-do-keyword-research/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – July 8, 2013
July 8, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the July 8, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on book publicity, writing, and getting published. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Publicity

Fiona Ingram presents Word Magic: Articles & Tips for Authors: Best Book Awards for Indie Authors posted at Word Magic: Articles & Tips for Authors, saying, “A good way to get your book noticed is to enter as many book awards contests as possible.”

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Getting Published

W. Terry Whalin presents Excellent Editorial Insight for Every Author posted at The Writing Life, saying, “My review of a brand new book on the importance of getting an editor–even if you self-publish or publish traditionally.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Don’t Leave Anything Out posted at Write With Fey, saying, “When you’re caught up in writing the details of a story and trying to get that story down on paper, you might unintentionally forget important information that your readers need in order to understand the story you are trying to tell them.”

Amanda @ Writing Cozy Mysteries presents Planning Ahead: How Much, and How Helpful is it Anyway? posted at Writing Cozy Mysteries, saying, “Planning ahead, also known as outlining, is one of the biggest struggles–and necessities–for cozy mystery writers. Coming up with a decent plot involves a lot of this, but the real question is: how much should be done, and does it really help in the end?”

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 1, 2013
July 5, 2013by: Paula
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We’ve got a good mix of marketing and publishing tweets from the past week that offer good advice, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include tools to track brand mentions, how to have successful book launch parties, what authors must know about Google search, and more. Happy marketing!

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* 5 Ways to Get Readers to Give a Damn About Your Blog

You must provide value to your blog readers to get them to come back. Here’s what you can do:

http://heidicohen.com/5-ways-to-get-readers-to-give-a-damn-about-your-blog/

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* 26 Tips to Create a Strong Social Media Content Strategy

Learn what to publish, when, and where in order to increase the visibility and reach of your content:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/26-tips-to-create-a-strong-social-media-content-strategy/

* Four Things Indie Authors Need to Understand About Google Search

If you want to have a higher search ranking, you need to understand Google’s system:

http://selfpublishingadvice.org/blog/four-things-indie-authors-need-to-understand-about-google-search/

* 12 Tips for Successful Book Launch Parties

These tips will help you discover if you should have a book launch, and if you do, how to host a successful event:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/06/12-tips-for-book-launch-parties/

* 10 Must-Have Tools for Tracking Brand Mentions

It’s important to keep track of your online buzz; here are some tools to help you:

http://www.personalbrandingblog.com/10-must-have-tools-for-tracking-brand-mentions/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – July 1, 2013
July 1, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the July 1, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a mix of tips on writing and social media for this issue – we hope you enjoy it. Thank you to the contributors.

Social Media

Amanda @ Writing Cozy Mysteries presents 5 Benefits of Blogging for Writers posted at Writing Cozy Mysteries.

Frances Caballo presents Social Media Tips for Writers (And Reluctant Marketers) posted at Social Media Just for Writers, saying, “In this post, I suggest a four-step process that writers can follow to better manage their social media platforms and still have time to write.”

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Writing

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Fight posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Nothing is more thrilling than a fight whether it’s in real life, a movie, or a book. But writing one is not nearly as easy as witnessing one. This post will give you ideas and tips on how to write a fight!”

Karen M Rider presents The Writer’s GPS: Global Prose System | Karen M. Rider posted at Karen M. Rider, saying, “When the words on the page fall flatter than a starched white shirt in a steam press, you know you need help. It’s time to invest in a Writer’s GPS — Global Prose System. A short, humorous look at how a wonder of technology could help you steer clear of writer’s block when traveling the road to your writing dream.”

Nick Daws presents How to Get Out of Creative Blocks posted at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog, saying, “This guest post on my blog by Michelle Fach features some great tips on how to beat writer’s block.”

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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Sell More Books this Holiday Season
June 28, 2013by: Paula
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Why would you consider starting your holiday marketing now? Because it’s when all the best marketers start putting their holiday plan together. Want to sell more books come December? Then here’s a quick 10 minute video that will take you through the steps you need to set yourself up for successful holiday sales!

 

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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of June 24, 2013
June 28, 2013by: Paula
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Let’s take a look at some of the best tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include book launch strategies, book covers made with public domain images, the perfect social media posts, and more. Best of luck in your writing, publishing, and marketing efforts!

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* How to Create Perfect Posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

Learn the strategies that work best on each site. Social networks have different personalities and using the right approach makes a big difference:

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/perfect-social-media-posts_b45033

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* 5 Things Top-Selling Authors Know About Book Marketing

There’s no magic strategy, but there are some things that successful authors do that are worth learning (and doing):

http://www.sellingbooks.com/5-things-top-selling-authors-know-about-book-marketing/

* Need inspiration? Try These Blogs

These 5 publishing/publicity blogs offer great information, and are ranked in order of Twitter followers:

http://www.publiseek.com/publicity/top-5-publishing-pr-publicity-blogs/

* How to Make a Book Cover with Public Domain Images

Here are some great resources to explore if you’d like to use public domain images for your book cover:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/how-to-make-a-book-cover-with-public-domain-images_b72574

* 10 Free (or Mostly Free) Book Launch Strategies

These tried and true marketing ideas worked for other authors, so they’re worth checking out:

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/06/10-free-or-mostly-free-book-launch-strategies/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – June 24, 2013
June 24, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the June 24, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have insights into getting published, promoting your book, and writing in this week’s issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Karen M Rider presents Light the Twin Flames in the Writing Process | Karen M. Rider posted at Karen M. Rider, saying, “Writing is my passion, you say. You go to the desk regularly. You generate idea after idea. But then, like a candle in the wind, you can’t sustain that passion. The flame turns to smoke and your ideas become stuck in a pool of cold, hard wax. What happened? Understanding the relationship between your Passion to Write and the Perseverance to Get the Writing Done is critical to your development as a writer. Reflections on how to light the twin flames, Passion and Perseverance, in your writing process.”

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Book Marketing

Kimberley Grabas presents 101 Quick Actions You Can Take Today to Build the Writer Platform of Your Dreams posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “What does it really take to build a writer or author platform? Money? Connections? An intimate knowledge of vampires, wizardry or erotic romance? Actually, the most important aspect to building an author platform is understanding that it’s about engagement; about connecting and interacting with people who are aligned with your message and affected by your story. Your platform is a web of intertwined beliefs, values, emotions, thoughts, stories, images and ideas that stem from your own core philosophy and are ultimately shared by your fans. The tricky part is finding ways to effectively share your message with an audience that is yet unknown to you, and you to them. Establishing and maintaining a link to your potential ‘tribe’ is both the challenge and the reward of building your writer platform.”

Liz Long presents Amazon KDP Select: How I Got Over 20K Downloads | Liz Long posted at Liz Long, saying, “Using free book submission sites and making a layered strategy to celebrate a new book release, I was able to get over 20K downloads for my first book through 3 KDP Select days. It’s different for everyone, but hopefully this can help other authors understand and get started.”

Book Publicity

Phyllis Zimbler Miller presents Amazon Customer Review Tweaks — Phyllis Zimbler Miller posted at Phyllis Zimbler Miller, saying, “Very interesting info re Amazon book reviews.”

Getting Published

Dana Sitar presents Maybe You Shouldn’t Be a Freelance Writer posted at WritersBucketList.com, saying, “Are you a novelist thinking about making money freelancing until the book sells? Think again.”

Writing

iyabo oyawale presents Take the Mystery Out of Content Creation – Check Out of These Tutorials on Writing Great Content for Your Blog posted at Ask Iyabo Oyawale.com, saying, “Read this article and discover how to create content for a book without hassles. Free content creation resources included.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A New Baby posted at Write With Fey, saying, “This post is dedicated to writing about the smallest character you can ever have in a book . . . A BABY!”

Phyllis Edgerly Ring presents The sweet surprises in going the distance | Leaf of the Tree 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 June 17, 2013
June 21, 2013by: Paula
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We’re looking back at some top tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include easy Kindle cover design, why competitive analysis is important, Pinterest how-to, and more. Happy marketing!

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* The Best Form of Marketing – Promoting Others’ Books

Here’s a promotional opportunity that will make you feel good, and your fans will love it:

http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.com/2013/06/how-to-promote-books-and-win-fans.html

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* What Writers & Publishers Need To Know About Pinterest

Learn the ins and outs of this popular social media site:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/what-writers-publishers-need-to-know-about-pinterest_b72128

* Why Competitive Analysis Improves Your Book’s Chances of Success

You’re not just being nosy; understanding the sales potential of other books shows the potential for your own book:

http://writenonfictionnow.com/why-a-competitive-analysis-improves-your-books-chances-of-success/

* Why Writers Must Read In Order To Become Authors

Reading can help you in your own career:

https://nfaa.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/why-writers-must-read-in-order-to-become-authors/

* Easy Kindle eBook Cover Design in Two Steps

Many authors struggle with creating the perfect cover. Discover how one author found a solution

http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/blog/2013/06/easy-kindle-ebook-cover-design-in-two-steps/

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AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – June 17, 2013
June 17, 2013by: Paula
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Welcome to the June 17, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have some great insights into book marketing and writing this week. Thank you to the contributors!

Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Author Blogging 101: How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be? posted at The Book Designer, saying, “So, just how long should your blog posts be? It’s a frequently asked question. This article offers some insight.”

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Writing

Chrys Fey presents Topic: Writing A Series posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Writing a series really shows your commitment to the art of writing, and to the love you have for the first book in the series. This post will tell you about the different roles each book in a series has.”

Angela Greenfield presents Copywriting (Nonfiction) posted at BecomingAWriterBlog.com, saying, “Copywriting is a lucrative career option for aspiring writers.”

Marysia Trembecka presents Q&A with Dennis Kelly, writer of Matilda, Pulling & Utopia | Love Your Creativity posted at Love Your Creativity » Podcast Feed.

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 June 10, 2013
June 14, 2013by: Paula
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Let’s take a look at some top tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include avoiding book layout mistakes, using SlideShare for promotion, following up with journalists, and more. Happy marketing!

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* Following up Pitches to Journalists, 3 Mistakes to Avoid

If you hear silence after pitching a story about your business, this could be why:

http://publicityhound.com/blog/following-up-pitches-to-journalists-3-mistakes-to-avoid.php

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* Why Writers Should Use SlideShare

Have you tried SlideShare? One author found it was a great network for book promotion:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/why-writers-should-use-slideshare_b71968

* Self-Publishing Basics: 5 Layout Mistakes that Make You Look Unprofessional

Don’t let your book stand out for all the wrong reasons:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2009/09/5-layout-mistakesr/

* How Bestselling Authors Use Email To Interact with Readers

An email list can be a great way to build relationships and keep in touch with readers:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/how-bestselling-authors-use-email-to-interact-with-readers_b71775

* 10 Blogging Tactics to Maximize Long-Term Results

Blogging can provide lasting value to your marketing efforts, here’s why:

http://heidicohen.com/blogging-the-long-tail-of-social-media/

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