Best of the Web Tips for the Week of Jan. 31, 2011

by | Feb 4, 2011 | Social Media for Authors

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We looked for some of the best book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The range of topics include: why blogging is critical to being published, book peeps to follow on Twitter, what to know when hiring a book designer and what you must know about having platform. Wishing you publishing and marketing success!

Top 10 Tips for Working with a Book Designer:

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What do you need to know in order to hire and work with a book designer? This post by Joel Friedlander walks you through the process, from costs and the contract, ownership, communication and much more!

If You Won’t Have a Blog, Don’t Bother Sending us Your Manuscript:

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My, how times have changed. But given the market, consumer behavior and promotion, it’s mandatory for authors to have a blog:

Fans, Friends, and Followers: How to Build a Solid Author Platform That Sells More Books!

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Part 1 of this series discusses: What is a Platform and How Can You Identify it?

Is Your Book Hiding Inside Your Blog? 5 Steps to Finding It

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Writing a book can seem like an impossible task, but if you’ve got content you’re halfway there. Have you taken a look at your blog? It may be just the source you need:

E-publishing isn’t a Sprint. It’s a Marathon

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A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing blog features a guest post by Jeremy Robinson, a writer doing well self-publishing his books:

A great list of book industry people to follow on Twitter:

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You’ll find designers, publishers, authors, marketers, agents, editors, and just about everyone else connected to self-publishing in one way or another on this list:

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