Welcome to the February 18, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a great mix of self-publishing, book marketing, social media and marketing tips this issue. Thank you to all of the contributors!
Sarah Bolme presents Publicity Stunts posted at Marketing Christian Books.
Jon Rhodes presents What Can Jenna Marbles Can Teach Us About Affiliate Marketing? posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “You Tube sensation Jenna Marbles can teach us a thing or two about creating a stir and being popular online.”
Nick Daws presents Why I Changed My Mailing List Service From YMLP to AWeber posted at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog, saying, “Anyone who ever does business online needs to have a mailing list, and that includes writers. In this post I explain why I switched from my old mailing list service to AWeber, and why I have no intention of changing back!”
Chrys Fey presents Creating Mood posted at Write With Fey, saying, “For this post, I included a short teaser from my own book to illustrate mood in a story. What exactly is mood? Well, I explain it here and give tips to help you create it.”
Isabel Anders presents Blogging From A to Z posted at Blogging Authors, saying, “One advantage of following a ‘set course’ in your blogging is knowing exactly what will come next: in this case a word beginning with the next alphabetical letter.
Subjects for my blogs have included: Balance; Create; Dialogue; Eye—Journey; Kything; Lit-major and Meme. Not to mention Peace and Quest …
I’ve enjoyed choosing a word to define and reflect aloud about, with very personal applications popping up, sometimes unexpectedly…”
Liz Long presents Building Relationships: Why “Networking” is a Dirty Author Word posted at Liz Long, saying, “I explain why ‘networking’ is a dirty author word and why ‘relationships’ is actually the keyword all authors need to remember. ‘Networking’ might be your dirty keyword, but ‘Relationships’ is the goal. Friendship is the cherry on top.”
Joel Friedlander presents Book Design Quick Tips for Self Publishers posted at The Book Designer, saying, “One thing you probably don’t want to happen is have your book ‘look’ self-published. This article explains typical newbie mistakes to avoid and offers tips for self-publishing your book.”
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