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Welcome to the May 6, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got tips on self-publishing, writing, and book marketing to offer inspiration and ideas. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors!

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Book Marketing

L.R.Knost presents Authors and Social Media: Book Promotion 101 posted at Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources.

Mihnea presents How to make a book-signing event successful posted at Voicu Mihnea Simandan, saying, “Here are 10 things to have in mind when you do a book signing. These apply mostly to self-published authors, but I see no reason why you wouldn’t acknowledge these even if your publisher is the organizer of the event.”

Joel Friedlander presents Author Blogging 101: Introduction to SEO, Part 1 posted at The Book Designer, saying “Confused about SEO? This article helps to explain how it works.”


Dana Lynn Smith presents The Biggest Mistakes Self-Published Authors Make – The Savvy Book Marketer posted at The Savvy Book Marketer, saying, “Some authors pour their soul (and sometimes considerable expense) into their books and are disappointed when sales don’t materialize as they expect. Learn about five of the most common mistakes that self-published authors make, along with tips on how to avoid them.”


Chrys Fey presents How To Write A Short Story posted at Write With Fey.

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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