AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – November 11, 2013

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Welcome to the November 11, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a nice mix of tips for book sales, getting published, book marketing, and writing. Thank you to all of the contributors.

Book Marketing

Hazel L Longuet presents Book Cover Designers: Friday’s Fab Five posted at A Novel Experience, saying, “No one can seem to agree exactly how much weight the book cover contributes to overall book sales but everyone agrees it’s a heavy puncher. The embedded slideshow has some interesting stats on the impact of design on sales and they support its importance. So here are 5 of the best cover design resources…”

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Book Sales

Martin Poldma presents How to Write Your First Sales Letter in 9 Steps posted at Success and Personal Development Blog, saying, “This is an article about how to write your very first sales letter, in which I explain the main formula that most top copywriters use to sell their products.”

Getting Published

Erica Verrillo presents Random House Opens Its Doors to Self-Publishers, Perhaps posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity.


JeanNicole Rivers presents Elements of a Character Study  posted at JeanNicole Rivers.

Chrys Fey presents Plagiarism is NOT Writing! posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Plagiarism is the act of stealing someone else’s written words and passing them off as your own. In this article I talk about what is okay when it comes to getting inspiration and what isn’t okay when you’re writing.”

Lynn Hooghiemstra presents Talking it Over posted at Just one more word, saying, “Some thoughts on the collaborative nature of what we like to think of as the lonely profession of writing.”

Vikk Simmons presents Picture book ideas – Where are they? posted at Down the Writer’s Path, saying, “Finding ideas is a problem for some and not for others. Check out these ideas when your idea generator is stuck. Sources work for many topics. Sometimes you just need to prod it a bit and then the ideas stream in.”

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