AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – June 10, 2013

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Welcome to the June 10, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. This week’s contributions include posts on what you must know about book distribution, how to write a plot, how to create characters, and more. Thank you to all of the contributors!

Colin Dunbar presents PubMyBook: Design and Format An Ebook like Pro! – Part 1 posted at PubMyBook, saying, “I’ll be the first to admit, the content (subject matter) of your eBook plays a big role in the success of your eBook. But when you consider where and how eBooks are sold, you’ll see the advantages of a professional eBook design.”

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Kimberley Grabas presents 13 Blog Post Blunders You Should Avoid (And What to Do Instead) posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “What happens to your blog post after you press publish? Crickets chirping? Tumbleweeds gently rolling by? Are you starting to lose your motivation, and the belief that this whole blogging thing really has any merit when it comes to building your platform and actually selling some books? You are not alone. Blogs are abandoned every day, and the harsh reality is that the majority of blogs get less than 1000 people visiting per month. So why are some blogs incredibly successful, while others limp along for a few months and eventually fail? What can you do to ensure your blog is one of the success stories?”

Sarah Bolme presents Dear Author posted at Marketing Christian Books.



Amy Collins presents Do You Have a Book Distributor? Are You Sure? posted at New Shelves Distribution, saying, “Don’t start marketing your book until you have a process in place for people to buy it! Do you have a distributor? Are you in the major wholesalers? Can bookstores BUY your book to resell? Here is brief overview of the differences between a distributor and a wholesaler and which one you need.”


D.I. Telbat presents Bad Guys Make Good Guys Good in Christian Suspense posted at TELBAT’S TABLET, saying, “D.I. Telbat is an author writing Christian suspense and adventure novels, many times focusing on the Persecuted Church. He offers FREE weekly short stories or serialized novels on his Telbat’s Tablet site, as well as occasional thoughts on writing, research, and challenges to the Christian church.”

David Leonhardt presents How to write the plot of a story posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “Here is a generic plot summary (with Infographic) that you can use as a base for your own fiction or other story-type manuscript.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Childbirth posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Need help writing a childbirth scene in your book? You’ve come to the right blog!”

Killer presents Writing made easy: Archetypes + Formulas posted at kill adjectives, saying, “Choosing Archetypes and Formulas is always a tough decision for a writer. This article dives into the reason why or why not a reader should use tools like archetypes and formulaic plots.”

Angela Greenfield presents Creating the Characters – : posted at, saying, “Every story needs proper development of its most important element: the characters.”

Vikk Simmons presents Blogging secrets for book bloggers – Armchair BEA – Down the Writer’s Path posted at Down the Writer’s Path.

Chris Gonzales presents On Stock and Flow posted at Unretrofied.

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