AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – September 2, 2013

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Welcome to the September 2, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. Our contributors offer some great posts on book publicity, writing, book marketing, and self-publishing this week. Enjoy!

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme presents Hitting the Bull’s Eye posted at Marketing Christian Books.


Kimberley Grabas presents 34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book and Your Author Brand posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “Pinterest is exploding! And with it, so too are the opportunities for authors to expand their reach and increase their book promotion and brand awareness. Now the third largest social network, Pinterest acts as a virtual pin board that helps you organize and share things you find on the web. As you surf, you can pin images from other sites onto Pinterest where others can re-pin those same images. People head to Pinterest to find solutions, get ideas and to be inspired. Plus pinners are buyers. Hmmm… So how do we encourage them to be book buyers–your book buyers?”

Jeanette Cates presents Book Reviews On Amazon posted at Jeanette Cates, saying, “There are a variety of reasons that book reviews are important on Amazon, but here are the eight most important ones from an author’s perspective.”

Book Publicity

Donna Huber presents Author Media Kit Components posted at Girl Who Reads.

Getting Published

Laura K. Curtis presents All Publishers are Not Created Equal posted at Women of Mystery.


Jessica S presents Self-Publishing: Print or Digital posted at The Write Shadow, saying, “Plan the right medium. Plan your readers. Plan your potential buyers. Then plan to be successful.”


Chrys Fey presents Using A Pen Name posted at Write With Fey.

Geoff Hughes presents Stop making excuses. 6 ways to get your writing on track posted at The Write Stuff Blog – madhouseMEDIA.

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