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We’ve highlighted some of the top book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The topics include building your author platform, writing a killer author bio, maximizing press release exposure, distributing audio books and ebooks and much more. Best of luck in your marketing efforts!

* 13 Ways To Get Traffic To A New Blog

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A mix of good content, guest posting, blog commenting and more can generate the traffic you want:

http://nickstraffictricks.com/3038_13-ways-to-get-traffic-to-a-new-blog/

* Author Platform Building Checklist

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What every author must do – it takes time, but building your fan base is worth all the effort:

http://www.businessinsider.com/author-platform-building-checklist-2011-5

* 6 Secrets to Writing a Killer Author Bio

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It’s amazing how something as small as an author bio can lead to hair-pulling and frustration, but these tips should help clear the air and lead to an informative, engaging bio:

http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/book_marketing_maven/2011/04/6-secrets-to-writing-a-killer-author-bio.html

* The Dos & Don’ts of Distribution Part 3, ebooks & audio books

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Learn the tips to creating and selling audio books and ebooks from a panel of experts:

http://amarketingexpert.com/publishing-insiders-wrap-up-the-dos-and-donts-of-distribution-part-3-ebooks-and-audio-books/

* 8 Ways Writers Can Make the Most of Online Video

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We live in a visual world and sites like YouTube can be extremely useful for authors. Learn how:

http://www.alexandrasamuel.com/20110429/8-ways-writers-can-make-the-most-of-online-video

* How to Use Twitter and Facebook for Press Release

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You can and should maximize social media for distributing your press releases:

http://smedio.com/2010/10/25/how-to-use-twitter-and-facebook-for-press-release/

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