AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – October 7, 2013

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Welcome to the October 7, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got some great tips on book marketing, social media, and writing in this edition. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Social Media

Frances Caballo presents How Authors Can Reach 20 Million Readers on Goodreads posted at Social Media Just for Writers, saying, “Goodreads members tend to read voraciously, blog about books, recommend books, and form book clubs and online book groups. Readers consume books of every genre in both hard copy and e-copy formats. They arrive on the virtual steps of Goodreads eager to share their critiques and find their next great read. However, writers rush in with one thought: sell more books! Consequently, we have incongruous goals. But as writers we can still use this platform to market our books by engaging with reader, which is exactly what we need to do on all social media channels. There have been times when Goodreads was a tad confusing to me so I tuned in to the Nonfiction Authors Association teleseminar recently featuring Patrick Brown, Director of Author Marketing and Community Manager at Goodreads. It was a rich discussion and what I share here are some of the highlights.”

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Book Marketing

Joel Friedlander presents Ascent of the Metadata posted at The Book Designer, saying, “This article explains why understanding meta data can be so important when it comes to marketing and selling your book.”


Samir Bharadwaj presents Fighting the Procrastination of Significant Moments posted at Samir Bharadwaj dot Com, saying, “We wait for the right moment, the right date, the right time, the right amount of experience, all procrastinating against doing things now. Fight the impulse.”

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: An Interrogation posted at Write With Fey, saying, “For a mystery novel, or a story about murder, you may find you need to write about an interrogation. This post provides helpful tips and facts to help you write a convincing interrogation scene.”

Phyllis Edgerly Ring presents Creative discovery: leaps ahead of thinking posted at Leaf of the Tree, saying, “Inspiration, when it strikes in the creative process, is often large leaps ahead of our thinking.”

Peter presents 30 Sites that Will Pay to Write for Them, Right Now. | writers global, they steal posted at writers global, they steal, saying, “I wrote this for a client but they decided not to buy it after receiving it, so I’m submitting it here so it can help more people.”

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