AME Blog Carnival: tips and tricks for writers and authors – December 23, 2013

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Welcome to the December 23, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We’ve got a good mix of tips on book marketing, writing, and social media this week. Thank you to all of the contributors. Happy holidays!

Book Marketing

R.J. from Book Marketing Tools presents Put Calls To Action In The Back Of Your Books To Sell More Books posted at Book Marketing Tools Blog, saying, “If a reader makes it to the end of your book, they are going to go somewhere. If you can direct them in a specific direction, then you are likely to keep them as a reader. If you don’t, they may move onto the next book in their reading list and you have lost the opportunity to continue to sell to them. Use this list of ideas to provide clear calls to action at the back of your book.”

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Kimberley Grabas presents To Blog Or Not To Blog: Is It Really Necessary? posted at Your Writer Platform, saying, “”There are millions of blogs out there. What’s the point of adding another to the mix? What are the chances that my blog will stand out from the hordes of others competing for the limited attention of readers?” Sound familiar? Many writers feel this way, but is it a sound argument? Go ahead and change “blog” to “book” and re-read the above three sentences. Uh-oh. See what happened there? You’ve just argued yourself out of a career in writing.”

Book Sales

Sarah Bolme presents Way Ahead of the Competition posted at Marketing Christian Books.


Erica Verrillo presents Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: On Writing: Why I Don’t Listen to Stephen King posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Normally, I don’t like to give people advice about writing. I prefer to offer advice on how to get your writing published, how to deal with the publishing world, how to be a success. I leave the writing instruction manual to other less qualified people – by which I mean famous writers. Truth is, famous writers don’t know jack. That’s because they are writing intuitively, a skill they can’t pass on. Here are Stephen King’s writing “rules” and the reasons I don’t follow them. (And why you shouldn’t either. Listen to me instead.)”

Social Media

Jon Rhodes presents Why You Need To Get Yourself On Google Plus posted at Affiliate Help!, saying, “If you want free publicity online, then you should get active on Google Plus. Here is how and why…”

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