AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – July 22, 2013

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Welcome to the July 22, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got insights into book marketing, book sales, and writing this week. We hope you find the posts useful, and thank you to all of the contributors!

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents What Do You Do? posted at Marketing Christian Books.

Kimberley Grabas presents How To Target an Audience (And Avoid Book Launch Flop) posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “One of the biggest mistakes writers make as fledgling authorpreneurs is believing that the larger the potential market, the greater the chances that their book (or freelance services) will get noticed. In fact, the opposite is often true. The larger the market, the more competition you are likely to face and the bigger the drain on your already limited resources. Trying to appeal to the masses instead of understanding the needs, wants and desires of a select few–the ‘right’ few–is the recipe for a book launch flop. Finding and narrowing your niche will help you to reach–and appeal to–more of the people that will ultimately buy your book. The key is to identify and research what your true target audience craves, recognize the unique and meaningful aspects of what you have to offer, and align the two to benefit your ideal reader in an exceptional way.”

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Shelley Hitz presents 47 Places to Submit Your Free KDP Select Promotion for Your Kindle eBook posted at Training Authors.

Book Sales

Amy Collins presents Want to Sell More Books? Try Organizations and Associations! posted at New Shelves Distribution, saying, “Bookstores and libraries are not your only option! There are a lot of organizations and associations that would be thrilled to hear about your book!”


Chrys Fey presents More On Character Development posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Your characters are THE thing in your writing. They are slightly more important than the plot. Without characters you wouldn’t have a story. And if you don’t have good characters, not even an excellent plot could revive your story.”

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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