AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors December 3, 2012

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Welcome to the December 3, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great insights into book marketing, writing, social media and book sales this week. Thanks to all of the contributors!









Book Marketing

Jordan McCollum presents Email marketing for authors posted at Jordan McCollum, saying, “Email is often considered the Holy Grail of Internet marketing. Here’s a quick guide to finding subscribers and crafting effective, engaging newsletters.”

Social Media

Donna Huber presents Tips on Thursday: Facebook posted at Girl Who Reads, saying, “Facebook Profiles and Pages and Groups Oh, My! Not sure which is right for your book campaign or author branding? I discuss the differences between them and how to use them for promotion.”

Book Sales

Sarah Bolme presents Ad Support eBooks posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Self Publishing

Will Truex presents My Amateur’s Guide to Publishing on Kindle posted at The Disfigured, saying, “Post is all about getting your book ready for Kindle – how to do it, what to expect, and even writing a copyright page. Complete with links.”


Chrys Fey presents Bring Characters To Life! posted at Write With Fey.

David Leonhardt presents What is a ghostwriter? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “This question (What is a ghostwriter?) pretty much tops the questions people have about ghostwriting. In this blog post I give a very complete explanation, which I break down into three parts.”

Jenn Crowell presents A Few Guidelines For Writing Sensitively About Mental Illness posted at Jenn Crowell: Fiction With Conscience and Heart, saying, “In honor of World Mental Health Day, I offer some suggestions for writers of both fiction and nonfiction on how to sensitively and accurately portray mental illness in their manuscripts.”

Karen M. Rider presents Lessons Learned From My Writing Demon posted at Karen M. Rider, saying, “How often do you encounter blocks in the path of your passion to write, to create?

– Maybe you keep putting off finishing a painting.

– Maybe you can’t figure out how to get your protagonist to the scene of the crime just as the predator is about to strike.

What is it that guides you, like a GPS from hell, away from the path of your passion and into a pit of distraction, even despair? Enter the lair of your Writing Demon…”

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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