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Welcome to the November 19, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have insights into book sales, writing and book marketing – thank you to all of the contributors for this week!















Lena Ameri presents How to Come Up With a Brilliant Idea posted at Liveit! Magazine, saying, “In need of some inspiration? Here is how to come up with a brilliant idea!”

Jonny presents Smart Blog: How to get over Writers Block: 6 Tips posted at Smart blog.

Karen Rider presents Writer’s Bio Line: Your Personal Elevator Pitch posted at Karen M. Rider, saying, “Oh no! I have to write a bio line!

For most writers, who spend hours upon hours alone with word pictures, being asked to write a bio line –what I call “the personal elevator pitch” — sends us into a mental frenzy: What do I say? What don’t I say? How do I say it? Is that the right word? I do so many things, what do I leave out? Do I include my blog address or just my website? Does a website count as a word?

Just how should you go about writing your bio line? These three questions will guide you… read on to find out how to write your personal elevator pitch!”

Book Sales

Bob Baker presents Amazon’s Confusing Kindle Ebook Royalty Rate Explained posted at Bob Baker’s Book Promotion Blog, saying, “Have you ever wondered why Amazon pays authors and book publishers 35% on some Kindle ebook price ranges and 70% (twice as much) on others? It can be very confusing. In this new YouTube video I explain why … and the answer may surprise you!”

Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Top 5 Reasons Nonfiction Authors Should Be Speakers, Too posted at The Book Designer, saying, “Five reasons why “taking your show on the road” and speaking to groups might be the best thing you can do for your publishing program.”

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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