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Welcome to the December 17, 2012 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a variety of useful tips this week for book sales, book marketing, self-publishing, writing, and social media. Many thanks to the contributors!










Book Sales

Phyllis Zimbler-Miller presents Does Amazon Take Notice of a Visit From an Outside Website to Your Book Page? posted at Phyllis Zimbler Miller saying, “As explained in the post, it was prompted by an emailed question I received from Anthony Wessel of Digital Book Today.

While there is no way of knowing the actual answers, I believe my post provides a well-reasoned response.”

Book Marketing

Sue Collier presents Create marketing magic with energized editorial and electrified titles, part three posted at Self-Publishing Resources.


Sarah Bolme presents Animated Book Covers posted at Marketing Christian Books.

S.R. Johannes presents The Schizophrenic Indie Pubber posted at S.R. Johannes, saying, “Talks through all the hats self publishers wear during their publishing process.”

Social Media

Joel Friedlander presents How to Create an Endless Stream of Blog Post Ideas posted at The Book Designer, saying, “If you’ve ever struggled to come up with blog post content, this article will be helpful.”


h20ho presents What is a Narrative Scaffold? posted at Tutor Paul, saying, “Do you use scaffolds? Chances are you do.”

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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