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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of October 8, 2012
October 12, 2012by: Paula
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We’ve pulled together a few of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to market your book with Twitter, sites that offer book promotion opportunities, ways to use Instagram for visibility, and much more. Happy marketing!

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40 Book Promoting Sites 

This is Part 1 of a series that offers information about sites offering book promotion opportunities:

http://www.epublishabook.com/2012/01/24/40-book-promoting-sites-part-1/

* How to Host Your Own eBook Giveaway (Without Amazon KDP)

If you don’t want to give Amazon exclusive distribution rights to your eBook, you can still host a giveaway. Here’s how:

http://authoritypublishing.com/ebooks-information-products/how-to-host-your-own-ebook-giveaway-without-amazon-kdp/ (more…)



How to Avoid the Most Common Author Mistakes
October 10, 2012by: Paula
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Do you  know who your audience is? Is your website ready for them? Those are two critical pieces of book marketing that many authors overlook. Learn more about what you need to do to make the most of your marketing in this interview for Your Book As a Business Radio show. You can download the show here: http://charmainehammond.blogspot.ca/2012/10/authors-are-you-making-these-mistakes.html

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors October 8, 2012
October 8, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 8, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, featuring insights on book marketing, self-publishing and social media. Thank you to the contributors who provided articles this week!

Book Marketing

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Sarah Bolme presents Selling Digital Books in the Physical Realm posted at Marketing Christian Books. (more…)



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of October 1, 2012
October 5, 2012by: Paula
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Here is a look back at some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include why your eBook isn’t selling, using social networking to become a published author, avoiding mistakes when using photos online, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* The Biggest Single Mistake: The Rush to Publish Your Book

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Take time to do the important things such as lining up reviewers, seeking endorsements, scheduling giveaways – and more – before your book is published:

http://crimefictioncollective.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-biggest-single-mistake.html

* Many New Authors Believe That Good Agents Don’t Want First-Timers

However, agents are always looking for new authors with a good story:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2012/oct/01/what-do-literary-agents-want (more…)



AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors October 1, 2012
October 1, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the October 1, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got great tips on self-publishing, writing and book marketing. Thanks go to all of the contributors this week!

Self-Publishing

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Libby Fischer Hellman presents An Open Letter to Amazon posted at Say the Word, saying, “Based on the fake review ‘scandal,’ this is an open letter to Amazon asking them to directly address the issue.”

Walt Shiel presents Does Anybody Really Care About ISBNs? posted at Five Rainbows, saying, “Although most writers and self-publishers know what ISBN is and what the acronym stands for, I continually run across those who don’t really understand its importance to their books and their publishing ventures. In this post, I delve into the importance of ISBNs and how to use them to avoid supply chain and marketplace confusion for self-published books.” (more…)



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 24, 2012
September 28, 2012by: Paula
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We’ve collected some of the best book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include Facebook marketing tips to improve engagement, getting credible – not fake – book reviews, making your book pitch stand out, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* 5 Unbreakable Laws of Self-Publishing 

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First, start thinking like a publisher:

http://www.livewritethrive.com/2012/09/17/5-unbreakable-laws-of-self-publishing/

* 10 Ways to Make Your Book Pitch Stand Out So Your Book Gets Free Publicity

It’s all about the WIIFM factor – What’s In It For Me. Pitch your sources by letting them know why your book is relevant to their audience:

http://www.sellingbooks.com/make-your-book-pitch-stand/ (more…)



AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors September 24, 2012
September 24, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 24, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got great tips on writing, social media, book marketing and self-publishing. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors!

Writing

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Lisa Romeo presents Ten Things Every Writing Routine Should Probably Have posted at Lisa Romeo Writes, saying, “I talk about the 10 things every writing routine should probably have in order for a writer to be productive, feel energized about writing, and enjoy the process.”

Martina Boone presents Concept Begins from Line One –What’s the Point of Your Novel? posted at Adventures in YA & Children’s Publishing, saying, “An overview of tips from craft books and posts defining concept, high concept, and how to define, refine, and convey them from the first sentence of your novel right down to the one-line pitch for your query letter.” (more…)



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 17, 2012
September 21, 2012by: Paula
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Here is a roundup of some of the most useful book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to succeed in publishing, why local authors have an advantage on local TV talk shows, ways to sell your eBooks, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* Engagement Tactics for Social Media

Social media offers great opportunities to find and connect with fans; however, each site is different so it’s important to know how to best use each site:

http://www.sitepronews.com/2012/08/30/engagement-tactics-for-social-media/

* How To Get A Literary Agent – the Indie Author Way

Indie authors are successfully self-publishing and turning that success into a compelling pitch to agents. It’s becoming the new normal method for getting an agent:

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/09/13/how-i-got-a-literary-agent/

* 10 Surefire Ways to Succeed in Publishing

Authors who set clear-cut goals and work to achieve them are the authors who find success in publishing. These tips will guide you:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/penny-c-sansevieri/succeed-in-publishing_b_1887068.html

* How to Sell Your eBooks: 10 Ways to Build a List of Buyers

While it’s easy to self-publish an eBook, there’s a lot of competition for readers/buyers. Learn how to identify them and have a list ready for your eBook launch:

http://thefutureofink.com/sell-your-ebooks-one-simple-but-powerful-action-step/

* 40 Ways to Get Banned from Social Media

Sometimes people who should know better commit these “sins;” if you’re serious about using social media to build an audience here’s what you shouldn’t do:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33589/40-Ways-to-Get-Banned-From-the-Top-5-Social-Networks.aspx

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors September 17, 2012
September 17, 2012by: Paula
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Welcome to the September 17, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got a range of advice and insights into book marketing, self-publishing, writing, book sales and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Getting Published

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Jenn Crowell presents 10 Tips For Knockout Novel Queries posted at Jenn Crowell: Fiction With Conscience and Heart, saying, “Wondering whether a query letter signed in purple glitter ink is a great way to showcase your creativity? (Hint: the answer is “No.”) Thinking of showcasing your credentials as a surgeon for your medical thriller? (Hint: the answer is “Absolutely.”) My post provides ten tips for making your novel query stand out — in a good way.”

Deborah Niemann presents Rejection Dejection posted at Deborah Niemann, saying, “This post talks about something that writers are all too familiar with — rejection!” (more…)



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of September 10, 2012
September 14, 2012by: Paula
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Let’s look back at some of the most popular book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include what you need to know about eBook formats, LinkedIn profile tips for writers, why you should comment on blog posts, and much more. Happy marketing!

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* eBook Formats: A Quick Guide For Self-Publishers

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If you want to sell your book in an eBook format, this article will walk you through some of the most important concepts:

http://bubblecow.co/a-quick-guide-for-self-publishers-worried-about-ebook-formats/

* LinkedIn Profile Tips for Writers & Publishing Pros

There’s a new look at LinkedIn, and now you can learn how to make your profile stand out using that format:

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/linkedin-profile-tips-for-writers-publishing-pros_b56328

* 6 Ways to Keep Your Facebook Contest on the Up and Up

While Facebook allows you to hold contests, there are things you should know so you won’t be shut down:

http://www.amyporterfield.com/2012/09/6-ways-to-keep-your-facebook-contest-on-the-up-and-up-so-it-doesnt-get-shut-down/ (more…)





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