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Quick Link: This Is The Reason Your Author Platform Impacts Book Sales

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Rachel Thompson, at Bad Redhead Media does not mince words! But if you want to know what you can do in terms of marketing your book, and don’t mind a little bluntness, she has got some great tips for you. If you […]

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Categories, keywords, Amazon, and you. How to get the most out of your choices.

Part of uploading your title to the Amazon marketplace includes filling out a lot of “metadata”, you know, all that information you have to input into the fields for Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) to accept your book.  Each bit of information can help get your title in front of viewers and boost sales. So it […]

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The Most Super-Duper, Exhaustive, Comprehensive, and Current Listing of Free and Paid Book Advertising Websites and Ideas

Today’s post is by Ana Spoke, off of her site AnaSpoke.com  on October 8, 2015. Ana gives a pretty decent list of marketing options that she has tried or researched. Full disclosure, as a Freelance Software Engineer I do work for Windwalker Media as a General Manger. ~ * ~ The Most Super-Duper, Exhaustive, Comprehensive, […]

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Building Buzz Before Your Book Comes Out: 10 Strategies That Work

Today’s post by Chuck Sambuchino originally appeared on Writer’s Digest on November 4, 2015. He has some really good points about using social media. ~ * ~ If you’ve got a book scheduled for release, whether it’s traditionally published or indie-published, the onus is on you to promote it. Here are some helpful strategies for making […]

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Create A Compelling Book Title

This post by Rachelle Gardner originally appeared on her site on 9/17/15. I’ve been coaching several of my clients through the process of coming up with a good title for their book, so I thought I’d share my tips with you. Let’s start by acknowledging a few things. The publisher is usually responsible for the […]

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Millennials 'Least Likely to Buy E-books'

This post by Charlotte Eyre originally appeared on The Bookseller on 6/24/15. Millennials are less likely to purchase e-books than any other age group, with 63% of 16-24 year-olds saying they have never bought one, according to a report from Deloitte. For its Media Consumer Report 2015, Deloitte surveyed 2,000 UK consumers about their media […]

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Authors Vs The Marketing Rabbit Hole

This post by Deborah Riley-Magnus originally appeared on SavvyAuthors on 4/21/15. Authors are as innocent as Alice when it comes to marketing, but nowhere near as fearless to take the plunge. What’s really down that rabbit hole? It’s called the MARKETING rabbit hole so it must be dark, terrifying, and worse yet, ineffective. After all, […]

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The Author Platform – You Definitely Need One and It Should Have Been Started Yesterday

This post by Karen Cioffi originally appeared on The Working Writer’s Club on 3/28/15. Did you ever hear the expression, “a stitch in time saves nine?” Whether you’re an author or freelance writer, that’s how you need to think of your writing platform. Get it started first, as the foundation of your business. It’s much […]

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2014: Some (Honest) Publishing Numbers, and (Almost) Throwing in the Towel

This post by Kameron Hurley originally appeared on her site on 12/31/14. Note that it contains strong language. About this time last year, GOD’S WAR, which had been out in the UK for a solid seven months, had sold just 300 copies there, and every single major publishing house had passed on THE MIRROR EMPIRE, the […]

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Social Media is a Waste of Time for Writers—Hmmm, Think Again

This post by Kristen Lamb originally appeared on her blog on 1/20/15. We’ve been talking a lot about social media lately and I am always grateful for your comments and thoughts. This kind of feedback not only helps me improve my blog, but my also books, because I get a glimpse of your worries, weaknesses, […]

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Distinguishing Between Straight-Up Advice and Paradigm Shift

This post by Jane Friedman originally appeared on her site on 5/11/12. A couple weeks ago I wrote a column for Writer Unboxed, “Should You Focus on Your Writing or Platform?” In short, I said it’s a balancing act, but there are times when you should probably emphasize one over the other. It generated more […]

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C’mon, Book Marketing Isn’t That Hard

This post by JW Manus originally appeared on her site on 8/2/14. I see and hear about a lot of writers wanting to sign an agent and go for a traditional deal because, “The agent and publisher know how to market my book and I don’t. It’s too hard.” Nuh-uh. Here’s how it works: Agents […]

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Promoting Your Young Adult Novel

This post by Kristi Cook originally appeared on The How To Write Shop on 2/10/12. Okay, you’ve done it! You’ve written your YA novel, and either sold it to a publisher or decided to self-publish it. Either way, it’s about to “go out into the world”! Congrats! Now you just want to make sure that […]

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Do You Make These Online Marketing Mistakes?

This post by Jason Kong originally appeared as a guest post on The Book Designer on 6/4/14. Imagine you’re making an appearance at a bookstore to promote your latest novel. Someone approaches you to chat. This person gushes that she’s read all your books and is excited to read the latest one. She holds the […]

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Using SlideShare For Marketing Fiction And Non-Fiction Books

This post by Joanna Penn originally appeared on her The Creative Penn blog on 5/16/14. I know you don’t want to think about any other sites for marketing! But in this post, I outline why I think you should consider Slideshare and how I’m using it for both my brands, J.F.Penn thriller author, and Joanna […]

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