AME Blog Carnival: Tips and Tricks for Writers and Authors – May 5, 2014

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Welcome to the Author Marketing Experts Blog Carnival. We have a great mix of tips on getting published, book marketing, writing, and more. Thank you to all of this week’s contributors.

Getting Published

Chrys Fey submitted Author Photo Tips posted at Write With Fey, saying, “As authors, we are in the business of words, not visuals. Readers get to know us through black and white lines, not images, but it is important for writers to have an author photo.”

Erica Verrillo submitted Top 5 Resources for Publishing Poetry posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “If you would like to see your poetry published, here are the top five resources that will provide you with all the information you need to locate the most suitable literary journal for your work. If you want to pursue poetry as a long-term occupation, then do please take a look at the Poetry Society of America’s website and consider joining.”

Green Apple on Books

Book Marketing

Sarah Bolme submitted Use Coupons to Promote Your Book posted at Marketing Christian Books, saying, “Sell more books using coupons.”


Hope Clark submitted The Awesome Cape of Authorpreneurship posted at C. Hope Clark, saying, “After a hectic two weeks of two conferences, 2500 miles of car travel, and intense demand to be on my game in crowds, I sat down to decompress, review my notes, digest the business cards collected, and write about the new revelations I’ve had about being an authorpreneur.”

Emma Cooper submitted The Paper Trail posted at Emma Cooper, saying, “This blog post is about the ways in which writers record their ideas – the good, the bad and the desperate. It seems as though an old-fashioned note book is the most popular choice.”


Jennifer Tribe submitted 8 Must-Have Book Ingredients for Serious Self-Published Authors posted at Clear Prose, saying, “A list of things a self-published non-fiction book must have in order to be taken seriously.”

Colin Dunbar submitted Format a Book in Word: Global Settings posted at Format Book in Word, saying, “With our page size set, we continue with the global settings, and in this post we cover page layout and margins.”

That concludes this week’s carnival. Our weekly roundup offers the best book marketing, self-publishing, writing, and general publishing industry tips to guide authors, would-be authors, publishers and others on their book journey. Submit a post to our weekly carnival by using this link:

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