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111 Ways in 2016 to Improve Your Writing Career

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Becoming a truly successful self-published author is not easy. Here is the only author guide – a book that authors will ever need. If you are a writer, wanting to increase book sales, get a cornucopia of detailed introductions to book marketing.
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Book Description

This author-guide to free (or very low cost) book marketing and professional publishing, provides authors with valuable tips and hands-on instructions how to connect directly with their readers, how to find lots of bloggers and reviewers, establish a solid platform and strengthen their author brand.
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Readers of our latest book will be provided with over 111 tips, (and almost 600 links) on how to successfully promote their books for free – in an “organic” way.  Successful publishing cannot only be done through content writing, networking, but through many other small, savvy steps during the writing, publishing and book-layout process – which are described in detail.
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Content marketing secrets and the latest social media tips will enable authors to capitalize on their writing competence and to increase their readership tremendously. 111 detailed-explained tips, and hundreds of links will help every self-publisher to find and implement numerous “passive” book marketing steps – in detail explained throughout this how-to-manual, leading the way to publishing success.

  • MORE WRITING = CONTENT BOOK MARKETING
  • HOW TO CREATE YOUR AUTHOR PLATFORM
  • BOOK REVIEWS – AND HOW TO GET THEM
NETWORKING:
  • SOCIAL MEDIA and OFFLINE MARKETING
  • “PASSIVE”BOOK MARKETING
  • MORE BOOK MARKETING POSSIBILITIES

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Both, publishing novices and experienced authors will find these “111 Tips on How to Market Your Book for Free” informative and helpful. And if you follow this book’s advice you WILL become a successful author.
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Using these steps will turn out to a long-term time investment. They won’t initiate an immediate spike in book sales; rather, they will improve the amount of your readers and the exposure of your books.  Remember: all of your writing is an asset that can keep making you money for decades to come!

A certain time-commitment may be necessary, at least in the beginning, depending on your level of involvement.  Yet, you will learn how to connect with reader communities, book bloggers, reviewers and social media followers and the more you use these marketing tools, the faster you can handle them.  Which means that you will get more fans and readers.  Some of these tasks are not obvious “book marketing” tasks, but they are essential for your success as an author.
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For Whom is this Book Useful?
Self-Publishers and authors who work with traditional publishers alike will profit from this book marketing and publishing guide.  Get inspirations and encouragement from someone who has 35+ years of experience in print and e-book publishing, book marketing, online writing and magazine publishing.

… and WHERE can you get it?

http://content-on-demand.blogspot.ca/2015/11/111-tips-on-how-to-market-your-book.html

 

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Posted by on December 24, 2015 in Marketing

 

Five Star Treatment – The Wolf’s Moon by Patrick Jones

Patrick is such a great writer, love his story-telling. The Wolf’s Moon and his upcoming books are a MUST-READ!

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Today’s Five Star Treatment is a book that explores the dark side of the Ozark Mountains and scientific revival of an extinct and dangerous species…..

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Extinct beast comes to life, stalks Ozarks town…….

In “The Wolf’s Moon,” Patrick Jones writes a suspense thriller where one man must hunt down a mysterious wolf that preys upon the people of a small town and creates a spellbinding tale of an ancient animal that haunts the foothill towns of Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. An unknown group of scientists has genetically engineered a Dire Wolf into the present day. Allegedly extinct, the ferocious beast preys upon the innocent people of Maple Hills.

To hunt and kill the beast, the town folk will have to rely on the tracking feats of Mark Lansdowne. He is a reluctant hero, still mourning the loss of his wife to illness. Relying on his rescue dogs…

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Posted by on February 26, 2015 in Marketing

 

The Ebook Doctor Mailbag – Epub and Pdf – the differences.

Part II of the series by David Cronin explains EPUB and PDF formats.
Simply put, an Ebook is a ‘packaged’ website, and an E-reader is a hand-held web browser.
The EPUB format was introduced in 2007 as a format to enable viewing of electronic documents in a completely different way.
The Ebook contains a series of connected web pages which can be displayed using a browser. The pages are stored inside a “Package” or “Container”. For EPUB this has the .epub file extension.
What is very different with Ebooks is that they are designed to be “reflowable”. The text size and fonts do not come from the EPUB file itself but, just like on a computer, the available fonts are stored on the E-reader and the user can choose the default font type, font size, page margins etc.

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Since the introduction to the new series we have received a number of questions about the process -most will be covered over the coming weeks but since this was in one of the comments I decided to do a post.

http://sweetyshinde.wordpress.com/ Dr. Sweety Shinde asked this question this morning and since it is a question that comes up quite frequently David has put together an overview.

I am still old school of thought – preferring the paperback version to Kindle. However, I do doff my hat at evolution. Could you clarify the difference between ePub and pdf version? Are they really different? Goodreads asks for ebook in ePub version, while excerpts can be in pdf version.

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Although both Epub and PDF formats can be read by most Ebook readers they are completely different formats and each delivers the content in a completely different way.

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Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Marketing

 

The Ebook Doctor – Making your own Ebooks by David Cronin – Part One.

We can be forgiven for believing that all we have to do to create an Ebook is to write the text and then click a few keys and ‘Hey Presto’ we have an Ebook for sale on Amazon. In the most literal sense this is true. But will the Ebook look good, and will it ever sell? The answer is YES, but you need to take a step back and take a little time to learn a bit about how your Word Processor and Ebook conversion software can help you turn your manuscript into a good looking Ebook that will sell. How long did you spend writing your book, carefully crafting and re-crafting sentences, characters and book structure? A little more time spent on the final presentation is well worthwhile if you are going to make an impact.
In this short series of articles David Cronin will show you the steps that you need to take to make your Ebook look good and pass through the “gateways” of the big Ebook retailers.

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Over the coming weeks David Cronin will be giving a step by step guide to formatting your Ebook for both Mobi and Epub.  Although Moyhill is a Self-publishing company we are also aware that many authors wish to do the entire process themselves and we have always been very happy to assist those with that level of commitment.  Our philosophy is that the better all Ebooks look and read the more credibility Indie publishing will achieve.  It benefits our own authors if the reading public and critics have a healthy respect for self-published books.

Part One.

Now that we can see vigorous growth in the Ebook market even more of us ‘closet writers’ are going to come out and publish our own books without the ‘help’ of either Mainstream publishers or Self-publishing support services. With so many new books hitting the market it is even more important today to make…

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Posted by on January 12, 2015 in Marketing

 

Developing Natural Audience – A Correspondence with Rachel Thompson

Developing Natural Audience – A Correspondence with Rachel Thompson

“The ‘ideal’ and the reason so many authors are enamored with traditional publishing, is that they think the publisher will do all the marketing for them. Wrong! Regardless of how one is published (traditional, hybrid, or indie), you will need to create your own branding, your own platform. If not, how will people hear of you?
Writers don’t have time to both write AND market. I agree — who does? Nobody said this writing gig would be easy. Writers who think that all they have to do is write and the magical marketing gods will swoop in and market their work and take care of all that bothersome financial stuff? Fooling themselves.
Being a writer is to be self-employed. It is a BUSINESS. Many cities actually require writers have a business license. How is writing not a business, then? If you write books, you are creating and selling (usually via a retailer), but money exchanges hands and you will be paying taxes.”
Read more what Rachel Thompson sayd in a recent interview at projectmavens.com

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As part of my continuing correspondence series, Developing Natural Audience, I decided to reach out to author, book promoter and social media consultant, Rachel Thompson. Many of you may know Rachel from her company, Bad Redhead Media. Rachel is also the brains behind the Twitter blog sharing meme, #MondayBlogs, which she started back in 2012.

Here’s a look at our e-mail exchange:

Dear Rachel,

As I mentioned to you, the interview I recently published with Marc Zegans, The Art of Finding Natural Audience set off a firestorm of a response. It seems that many writers and other creative people are experiencing real pain around the prospect of promoting their work after it’s been completed.

As someone who specializes in the area of book promotion, when dealing with the particular experience of authors who have put so much of themselves into their work, do you find…

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Posted by on November 28, 2014 in Marketing

 

Free Checklist for Your New Author Page

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Programmer, designer and SEO people can only work with the material you provide them. Planning a website is just as important as creating one. The website must work in concert with your overall marketing plan. It might need a series of one-on-one meetings between you and an experienced designer in order to create a stunning website.

We compiled a checklist for you with the most important steps in planning and creating a website or blog.  Read more on:

http://www.savvybookwriters.com/blog

 

To receive regularly these publishing and book marketing tips, please sign up at the window that opens when you start reading http://www.savvybookwriters.com/blog.  See you there : )

 

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Posted by on November 13, 2014 in Marketing, Website & SEO

 

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What to Post on Social Media

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People are on the Internet for one of two reasons: Either to solve a problem, or be entertained.   Are you struggling to create daily numerous engaging “posts” on your Social Media sites?  Then you are not the only one on the search of great content. We all want to stand out from our “competition”.  On the other hand, creating content for Social Media should not end up in stress. In a former post I explained that blogs do not necessarily need to consist of written content, but also may be among others, videos, images, curated content, re-posts etc.  The same is true for Social Media content.  How can you achieve this is explained in nine suggestions at   http://www.savvybookwriters.com/blog
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Our WordPress blog https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/ has moved to our web domain at:

http://www.savvybookwriters.com/blog.

As we cannot transfer thousands of subscribers we will re-blog for a while.  If you want to get these valuable tips in the future, please sign up when the pop-up window shows up after 10 seconds on the new site, to make sure you won’t miss any articles in the future. THANKS

 

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