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Increase Blog Growth in 4 Easy Tips

The seduction of blogging. Becoming a blogger is one of the easiest things anyone can do. With a myriad of free blogging platforms available like Medium, WordPress, Wix and more, anyone with an internet connection can set up a blog in no time. Growing a blog, on the other hand, is frustrating, difficult, and often […]

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Tips for a Successful Book Signing or Convention

Why book signings and conventions are vital. Nothing is better than face-to-face advertising. Signings are the “executive seminars” of the book world, putting your book in front of the CEO of corporate buying – the avid reader. Conventions are the “trade shows” of the publishing world, getting your book in front of marketing coordinators – […]

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Should You Update Your Blog Content?

Let’s face it, today content is money. A blog is a content engines for most writers. They’re integral parts of our branding and marketing. (And if they aren’t, you’re doing this wrong.) But so many field experts simply puke their content onto the digital page, promote the crap out of it, and then never look […]

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Step-By-Step Self Publishing on Kindle: Book Formatting

We’ve covered how to establish a Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) account and how to set your product pricing and royalties in the Getting Started post and we’ve talked in more detail about the individual product details in the Book Basics post. With all that great information, you’re ready to go, right? Except…wait, what is your product? If […]

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Author’s Book Marketing Guide: Month 2 Pre-Release

The countdown is getting close! Are you able to breathe? Hopefully with the homework we’ve laid out in Months 6, 5, 4, 3 of the pre-release plan, the only nervousness you feel is the excitement of your new book almost ready for a booming and successful start! This month is all about “priming the pump” […]

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Step-By-Step Self Publishing on Kindle: Book Basics

Book creation is as easy at 1, 2, 3. We talked about foundation of your Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) adventure in my previous post Step-By-Step Self Publishing on Kindle: Getting Started. This week, we’re talking about individual projects and the steps needed to getting a finalized product on the digital market. You’ll go through this […]

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Description for Writers: Detail Work

Every decision you make as a writer crafts your story’s description. The devil is in the details.

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Step-By-Step Self Publishing on Kindle: Getting Started

It’s all at the tip of your fingertips. You see it. Wealth, fame, and immortality. Your destiny is in your hands. It’s written on the proverbial page. Now all you have to do is get it from your hands and into the hands of others. As quickly as possible. Ta-da, Amazon Kindle’s instant gratification, self […]

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Get It Right: Social Media For Authors

The world is digital. Short of an apocalypse scenario, there is no going back. Authors who don’t utilize social media marketing to promote their writing will become extinct. But there is a fine line between using social media and using social media well to market.Hard Vs. SoftIf you know anything about marketing, there are two types of selling: […]

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How To Start Book Marketing Six Months BEFORE You Publish

The End. Now what? Every writer rejoices in typing THE END even though they know their work has only started. An ending is nothing more than a new beginning. For many writers, the incredible skill and talent it takes to write is nothing when compared to book marketing. And, admittedly, many of us are too […]

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