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Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of April 8, 2013
April 12, 2013by: Penny
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Gain some new marketing insights via these book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include how to use Twitter Vine, why you should have a social media calendar, how to write, publish and market a book, and more. We wish you publishing and marketing success!

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* Five Tips to Create Publicity for Your Book

An author offers some ideas for how to generate publicity:

http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/book_marketing_maven/2010/12/create-publicity-for-your-book.html

* How Small Business Can (And Should) Use Social Media

Some great tips, including goals, strategies and case studies, for using social media to boost your profile and sales:

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/small-biz-social-media_b39133

* Do You Dread Marketing? You’re Not Alone!

Here are 9 great tips from a writer who knows how to market – and still has time to write:

http://www.jamiesheffield.com/2013/04/9-marketing-tips-from-writer-who-hates.html

* 16 Ways Businesses Are Using Twitter Vine

Vine is a mobile app that lets you make 6-second looping videos. Learn how they can boost your marketing:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/twitter-vine-creative-uses-for-business/

* Timing is Everything: 5 Tools to Share Social Media at The Right Time

These tools can help you figure out when to reach your audience:

http://www.internetmarketingninjas.com/blog/social-media/timing-right-time-share/

* Develop a Social Media Calendar

Make your marketing easier and more focused. Here’s what you can do:

http://crimsonleague.com/2013/04/09/making-a-social-media-marketing-calendar/

* How to Write, Publish and Market Your Book

Insights from the new book APE: How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-write-publish-and-market-your-book/

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – April 8, 2013
April 8, 2013by: Penny
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Welcome to the April 8, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have tips on book marketing, self-publishing, and writing. We hope you find these insights useful, and thank you to all of the contributors!

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Self-Publishing

Nick Daws presents E-Publishing – Don’t Give Up! posted at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog, saying, “This excellent guest post by Sally Jenkins won first prize in my recent guest blogging contest.”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents Write Full Days posted at Write With Fey, saying, “When you’re writing don’t just jump from event to event. You need to have moments in-between those events to give the reader time to breathe and think.”

Matt presents Secrets of Writing Good Content, Fast posted at Clicktips.

Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Authors Unplugged: Smart Book Marketing Includes Going Offline posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Here’s a brief list of offline opportunities that might work for you to get people talking about your book.”

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 April 1, 2013
April 5, 2013by: Penny
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Keep up with the latest in book marketing and social media. We’ve got a roundup of book marketing Tweets from the past week that might do the trick, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include finding alternatives to Google Alerts, using Google+ for more visibility, avoiding common mistakes on Facebook, and more. Best of luck in all of your marketing efforts!

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* Get More Visibility Online

Here’s a quick tip to get more views and more visibility for yourself using Google+:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/get-more-visibility-online-now/

* What Facebook’s Updates Mean to You

Facebook has made some significant changes to Pages (and profiles). Here are 4 key updates you should know about:

http://www.sociallystacked.com/2013/03/4-facebook-updates-you-must-know-about/

* Alternatives for When Google Alerts Shuts Down

If you’ve used Google Alerts, here are two alternatives to check out – Talkwalker and Mention:

http://www.talkwalker.com/

https://web.mention.net/

* Top 5 Mistakes Writers Make on Facebook

While Facebook is a great place for authors to find readers, it’s important to use the site properly:

http://marcykennedy.com/2013/03/top-5-mistakes-writers-make-on-facebook-and-how-to-avoid-them/

* Take 5 Minutes a Day to Build Your Author Platform

Writer’s Digest offers some practical, easy to implement tips for building a platform in 5 minutes a day:

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/50-simple-ways-to-build-your-platform-in-5-minutes-a-day

* Blogs: Still Your Most Reliable Social Media Tool

Blogs may not have the cache of some of the flashy social media sites, but it’s still one of your best and most effective marketing options:

http://socialmediatoday.com/bobbymarhamat/1324556/blogs-most-reliable-social-media-tool

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – April 1, 2013
April 1, 2013by: Penny
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Welcome to the April 1, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a great mix of tips on writing, self-publishing and book publicity this week. Thank you to all of the contributors!

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Carol Wiley presents 35+ Writing Websites and Resources For Freelance Writers Serious About Making a Professional Income While Still Having a Life posted at Musings from Carol.

Book Publicity

Jon Rhodes presents Let People Know What You Really Think posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “Really speaking your mind is a great way to generate some self-perpetuating publicity. Here’s how to do it.”

Nick Daws presents How to Set Up Google Authorship (and Why You Really Should) posted at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog.

Book Sales

Sarah Bolme presents Book Discoverability posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Self-Publishing

Jack Sarlo presents Quickly & Easily Become a Book Author! posted at Jack Sarlo’s Blog: Random Ramblings of a Marketing Maniac!.

Writing

Jessica Clark presents 10 Reasons Poems Don’t Always Need to Rhyme posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “Free verse has become so widely accepted by publishers of modern poetry, in fact, that some won’t even entertain submissions of formal poetry. These are ten of the reasons why it’s okay to break the traditional mold in your own poetry, opting instead for something a bit less rigid.”

Chrys Fey presents How To Create Mystery posted at Write With Fey.

David Leonhardt presents Are You Ready for a Ghostwriter for Your Book? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “The more you have prepared in advance, the lower the cost will be for you. Ideally, the writer does not have to do any outside research, because you have done it all. If you provide your information in a complete and organized fashion, it saves time and money.”

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 March 25, 2013
March 29, 2013by: Penny
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Looking for a little marketing boost? Here are some book marketing Tweets from the past week that might do the trick, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include tips for writing a great screenplay, whether authors should pay for book reviews, elements of a great Twitter strategy, and more. Here’s to your marketing success!

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* 5 Essential Elements of a Great Twitter Content Strategy

Learn how to target the people you want to reach and find them on Twitter:

http://www.mediabistro.com/alltwitter/5-essential-elements-of-a-great-twitter-content-strategy_b38400

* 30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore

Number One: You should be on every social network. This is NOT true, so relax, and see what additional advice you can discount:

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/34180/30-Terrible-Pieces-of-Social-Media-Advice-You-Should-Ignore.aspx

* A Free Directory of Cover Designers, Formatters, Freelance Editors, and More

This is a really handy resource – be sure to share it with anyone who can use it:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?pli=1&key=0At-RSfaoYUZbdE0xNkZza053VEFBei1pZUZncXdmYmc&hl=en_US#gid=0

* Book to Movie: Tips for Writing a Great Screenplay

Learn how you can turn your book into a screenplay from screenwriter and teacher Steven Arvanites:

http://www.amarketingexpert.com/book-to-movie-tips-for-writing-a-great-screenplay/

* Should Authors Pay for Book Reviews?

This blog post turned into a really interesting discussion so be sure to read the comments, too:

http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2012/08/should-authors-pay-for-book-reviews/

* 9 Steps to Organize Your Social Media for Success

Since spring is here why not update your social media? Heidi Cohen offers some great tips for how you can re-evaluate your goals:

http://heidicohen.com/the-social-media-spring-cleaning-checklist-every-business-needs/

* 6 Ways to Increase the Marketing Effectiveness of your Facebook Page

This infographic walks you through what you can do to make sure more fans and followers see your posts:

http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/10/03/6-ways-to-increase-the-marketing-effectiveness-of-your-facebook-page-infographic/

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AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – March 25, 2013
March 25, 2013by: Penny
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Welcome to the March 25, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great book marketing and writing advice this week. We thank the contributors for participating!

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Liz Shaw presents Top Ten Reasons Why Writers Should Join Toastmasters: #1 Learn to Think on Your Feet posted at Liz Andra Shaw, saying, “Imagine your book becoming a New York Times bestseller or your blog being picked up as the basis for a reality show. You’ve got invitations to be interviewed from Letterman, Colbert, Lauer, King, and Oprah. You’d better know how to think on your feet!”

Writing

Chrys Fey presents How To Build Suspense posted at Write With Fey, saying, “This blog post contains TEN TIPS to help you build suspense in your writing!”

Karen M Rider presents Discipline and the Writer’s Life | Karen M. Rider posted at Karen M. Rider, saying, “What does it take for any writer to realize her dream–be it finishing the first story or the hundredth, publishing a novel or building a freelance portfolio? The common denominator is often one word: Discipline. For many writers, that word conjures unforgiving structure, boredom and even anguish. What’s your take on discipline and writing? Is there a place for passion and fun in the life of a disciplined writer? Stop by the blog to find out and share your thoughts.”

legendt presents The Best and Worst Parts of Writing posted at Daniel Tay, saying, “Some opinions from top bloggers and writers on the best and worst parts of writing.”

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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Book to Movie: What’s the Secret to a Successful Makes?
March 25, 2013by: ameeditor
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What’s the real secret to making a successful movie? You may be surprised by the answer! More book to movie tips from Steven Arvanites!
Steven Arvanites is a screenwriter and a teacher – he works with hundreds of authors to help them turn their book into a movie. You can find out more here: www.NYCScreenwriter.org

 



Best of the Web Book Marketing Tips for the Week of March 18, 2013
March 22, 2013by: Penny
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Want some ideas for new ways to market yourself and your book? We’ve got some informative book marketing Tweets from the past week, courtesy of bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include why you need Google Authorship now, how to proofread your book, where you can promote your blog (besides Facebook and Twitter), and more. Best of luck in all of your marketing efforts!

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* Why Everyone Should Get Google Authorship Now

According to Google it’s the way search will be ranked, and if you don’t claim your Authorship now, you could find this hurts traffic to your site and your overall visibility:

http://youtu.be/6lzJRAxulgA

* Everyone Knows About Twitter and Facebook. Where Else Can You Successfully Promote a Blog Online? 

Take advantage of other sites that will help you spread the word:

http://crimsonleague.com/2013/03/16/social-media-promotion-how-i-reached-20000-blog-hits/

* 10 Tips for Proofreading Your Book

Editing your own work is a challenge, but these tips will help you through your weak spots:

http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/blog/2013/03/10-tips-for-proofreading-your-book/

* 20 Tips for Growing Your YouTube Following

According to the latest statistics, about 15% of planet Earth uses YouTube. Learn how to get more followers:

http://www.susangilbert.com/20-tips-for-growing-your-youtube-following%E2%80%A8/

* Are You Sharing the Right Type of Content?

Your social media strategy won’t succeed unless you know what type of content to post – and where:

http://performancing.com/are-you-sharing-the-right-type-of-content/

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Book to Movie: How to Build a High Concept Film (and why you’d want to)
March 22, 2013by: ameeditor
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Ready for your close-up? Do you know what a “high concept film idea” is? If not, watch this short clip and learn.

Steven Arvanites is a screenwriter and a teacher – he works with hundreds of authors to help them turn their book into a movie. You can find out more here: www.NYCScreenwriter.org



AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – March 18, 2013
March 18, 2013by: Penny
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Welcome to the March 18, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. This week you’ll find insights into self-publishing, writing, book marketing, social media and sales. Thank you to all of our contributors for making this a great edition!

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Book Sales

Sarah Bolme presents Innovative Ways to Sell Digital Content posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Self-Publishing

Sue Collier presents Self-publishing timetable, part one of three posted at Self-Publishing Resources.

Writing

David Leonhardt presents What makes a good book? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “One of the questions we get frequently goes something like this: “Do you think I have a good enough story? Do you think it’s a best seller?” This gives us a moment to consider what makes a successful book, so I would like to share my thoughts on this with you.”

Chrys Fey presents What To Do If You Struggle With Writing posted at Write With Fey.

Vanessa Morgan presents How to write a character study? posted at Vanessa Morgan.

Kathy Sloan presents Discovering the Clasp posted at Kathy Sloan-Writer, saying, “This blog post is about learning to take a step back in your writing to see the bigger picture. I use a metaphor of untangling a necklace to help understand that sometimes when we go through the editing process we focus too much on the things that don’t really matter and end up actually making our pieces worse. It’s important to find the “clasp” (what holds the piece together) before we can fix anything within the piece.”

Nick Daws presents Sign Up Now for ScriptFever! posted at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog, saying, “Sadly the annual ScriptFrenzy challenge to write 100 pages of scripted material in April closed this year, so on my forum at myWritersCircle.com we decided to run our own alternative version called ScriptFever. Find out more in this post, and sign up!”

Phyllis Zimber Miller presents Boomer Lit vs. YA Lit posted at Phyllis Zimbler Miller, saying, “As an official Baby Boomer, I found the new category of Boomer Lit very interesting — especially what defines that category.”

Cheryl Carpinello presents The Joys of Writing for Middle Grade/Teen Readers posted at Utah Children’s Writers, saying, “I outline the 5 reasons why I enjoy writing for this age group.”

Book Marketing

Jan Bear presents Why Write Book Reviews: Five Payoffs for Writers posted at Market Your Book, saying, “Every author knows how valuable reviews are in selling books, but here are five reasons to be on the other side of the equation.”

Social Media

Joel Friedlander presents Author Blogging 101: What’s Stopping You? posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Start your blog today and discover other opportunities that open up to you when your blog becomes the center of an active, engaged community of like-minded 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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