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Welcome to the September 10, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors, with insights into book marketing, writing and social media. Thank you to all of the contributors who submitted a blog post – we appreciate your participation!

Book Marketing

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Joel Friedlander presents Photo Tools posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Need images for your book or your blog? Check out this post to learn about three tools that can help.”

Sarah Bolme presents More than a Shelf posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Selling books through bookstores.”

Sue Collier presents 13 Book Promotions Tips for Independent Publishers posted at Self Publishing Resources.

Writing

Jean Oram presents Scene and Sequel posted at Jean Oram, saying, “Tips on how to improve the focus and progress of your fiction stories, work through writer’s block, ensure characters demonstrate their motivations as well as other issues with an easy scene and sequel exercise.”

Steven Chang presents Where to Find Quality Content For Your Blog posted at How To Start A Blog: For Fun And Profit!.

Jonathan Milligan presents How to Discipline Myself to Finish What I Start posted at Simple Life Habits, saying, “All authors get inspired about a new book idea. Aspiring authors often lack in the execution phase of writing their book. Here are 4 practical ideas that can help you finish what you start.”

Zac Sky presents How Daniel Grant Newton Followed His Dream and Wrote a Novel posted at Zac Sky . com, saying, “Daniel Grant Newton is a kind, funny, inquisitive, and creative man and he has an impressive story. Not only did he recently quit his job to travel around the world but he also fulfilled his life-long ambition to write (and self publish) a novel.”

Social Media

Shamelle presents How To Apply The Laws Of Likability To Increase Your Social Currency posted at Better Blogging Ways, saying, “Despite the tendency of many social media visitors to quickly exit your site and move on to the next one, there are still some very convincing reasons why you should care about social media and why it is worth your time.”

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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