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Like to Write an Article for SavvyBookWriters?

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Guest Blogs anyone?

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For the past two years I have written more than 880 blog posts for SavvybookWriters, which have been read by over 290,000 people, and now also for the new blog. These post’s URL’s have been submitted regularly to many Social Media sites, such as Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Chime.in, Tumblr, StumpleUpon, and to dozens of Google Communities as well as Goodreads. Many other bloggers re-blogged them too.

ALEXA Traffic Rank
Our ALEXA Traffic Rank in the USA as of August 2013 was: 39,196 !!! out of of more than 500.000 sites, which means being in the top 8% in America. Our worldwide rank was 116,444 – out of almost
1 BILLION websites. If I do the math right SavvyBookWriters should be in the top 1% of the world’s websites? Have to use a calculator : )
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Guest Posts anyone?
However, this blog would benefit from time to time by a variety of voices, additional advice and different points of views. So, 
I am now inviting guest posts to our successful blog.
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Content Writing
You might have read an article, I wrote earlier this month, explaining how authors can get publicity for their books by writing content.  Blog guest posting is one possibility of many, and here is the best reason for it – beside the fun of writing:
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Link to your book
Guest posting is a great way for your blog and your book to get some fantastic exposure. You certainly can add links from your guest blog to your website, your own blog or the retailer where your book is sold. At the same time you’ll be helping readers (most of them are writers) of this blog, by providing them with useful and relevant information.
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We welcome guest posts from writers or bloggers and others in the publishing industry, who know from their own experience what they are writing about, and who are able to produce quality content, edited and maybe even with an image.
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Here are some guidelines for you:

  • Your Guest Post must be original. It should be a new, original post, written entirely by you. No articles from article directories.
  • Topics: should be relating to writing, publishing and book marketing. It doesn’t have to be specific to e-books.
  • Length: somewhere between 500 words to 700 words. Longer posts if the subject requires it.
  • Exclusivity: for 30 Days. By submitting a guest post to us, you agree not to post it anywhere else online for a period of 30 days after it first appears on this blog. After this time the article is yours again.
    Exemption:  You might re-blog it on your own website, as soon as it is online on SavvyBookWriters. Use the re-blog button on top of our blog.
  • Don’t query. Just send your entire post to 111publishing *at* gmail  . com – copy and paste it directly into the email body – No attachments will be accepted!
  • Subject line for the email: Guest Post
  • Please include a short “About the Author” bio of up to 150 words (including the link to your Web site or book sales page, max. two links. Using the http://About.me function, you can pack lots of links in one, and readers can find your Social Media sites as well.
  • The link back to your own website must be in the Author Bio, not within the article itself. Your bio link must link to your own author site, or to your sales book of your book. No affiliate links and no links to unrelated sites / products.
  • Please submit a polished post that you would be proud to have published.
  • Become familiar how to write for the web
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You will be contacted within 3 working days. Thanks a lot for your interest and I do look forward to hear from you!

Doris
http://About.me/ebookPR

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If you would like to get help in all things publishing, have your book intensively promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites: We offer all this and more for only $ 159 for 3 months. Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/ Once you are on this website, click on Seminar to register.

Please feel free to check out all previous posts of this blog (there are 840+ of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Chime.in, Facebook, Tumblr and to StumpleUpon.

Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing
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http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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Posted by on August 19, 2013 in Blogging, Guest Blogs, Marketing

 

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7 Top Tips to Boost Your Success on Amazon

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Join the Amazon Associates program to earn an additional 4% on each of your book sales you drive. An author, with more than 10 books under his belt, gives the following tips to maximize the success of his work through Amazon’s affiliate program, called “Amazon Associates”, which can be found at the bottom of the page under “Make money with us.”
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First: have a website / blog
As more visitors / subscribers you have as better are the possibilities to earn money with Amazon.
What you cannot use for an affiliate program, are websites that you do not own, such as the free Weebly.com or WordPress.com. When applying for an affiliate program you will be asked to list your websites / blogs.
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Sign up for the Affiliate Program
The author explains: “First of all, I signed up for the affiliate program on Amazon to be able to earn an additional 6,5% on my own books. Every link in every book I write should be an affiliate link. This way I can earn 6.5% or more of everything someone buys on Amazon after they use my link, and I make an extra $5 or $10 a day.”
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Choose as many categories as possible
“When I upload a book to Amazon, I can choose 2 categories to put it in. If I write five books, I have a total of 10 categories. Every successive e-book I write, references to the first book via an html link inside and in the description. Each book after the first one should ONLY reference this first book, and all the successive books should go into new categories. All my books point to one, my first. So, when Amazon customers find my first one and order it., it goes up in the rankings. Because it’s up in the rankings, people buy more of the follow-up books. You need 7 books in total before you really see the first book hit.”
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More Tips from Amazon Associates:
“Use Amazon’s Associates program to create custom links from your website or blog to your book and interactive widgets, presenting your book in a professional light. When customers click those links and purchase your book, you can earn an additional 4% on each sale. Other Amazon programs offer even more: Earn up to 15% advertising fees from Qualifying Purchases, not just the products you advertised. Make elegant slideshow widgets out of images chosen from products across the entire Amazon catalog – Kindle e-books, CD cover art, DVD’s, print books… anything!”
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Slide Show
“Showcase a hand-picked list of products with the widgets.  Start by selecting a display format that best suits your website. You’ll then be able to add products and customize your widget and we’ll provide the HTML for you to use on your website.”
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Amazon-Associates

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Comment on Books
“Use this widget tool to recommend your and other authors books. Tell your customers in your own words why you like a certain book and how they can benefit from reading it. Recommend, and comment on books and products from Amazon. Let everyone know how you feel and what you like!”
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Deals Widget
“Display the hottest deals from Amazon on your web page; The Deals Widget lets you select the best “Gold Box” deals which you would like to showcase on your web site. You can even narrow your selection by choosing a specific product category and show discounted items and ongoing promotions from that category.”

Darren Rowse, who makes on average $30,000+ per year with Amazon Associates (he has hundred thousands of readers on his blog), gives lots of helpful tips in a blog article:


11 Lessons I Learned Earning $119,725.45 from Amazon Associates Program
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More tips to boost your success on Amazon:
https://savvybookwriters.wordpress.com/2013/07/11/5-tips-to-improve-your-amazon-author-page/

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If you would like to get help in all things publishing, have your book heavily promoted and learn how to navigate social media sites: We offer all this and more for only a “token” of $1 / day for 3 months. Learn more about this individual book marketing help: http://www.111Publishing.com/ Once you are on this website, click on Seminar to register.

Please feel free to check out all previous posts of this blog (there are 810 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Chime.in, Facebook, Tumblr and to StumpleUpon.

Thanks a lot for following:

@111publishing

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http://bit.ly/VmtVAS 111Publishing @ Google+

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How Can Pinterest Increase Your Book Sales?

From their website: ” We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people.”   Or in three words: Perfect for Authors!

Pinterest is a social media site that lets you discover, organize and share all the beautiful and also inspirational things you find on the web or even better: from your own photos. People use pin boards to get ideas about planning their book launch, organizing and showing off their best landscape images, decorating their home, planning a wedding or anniversary or finding some mouth watering recipes.

What are some creative ways you can use Pinterest for your book business?
For authors and publishing businesses it’s an effective way to create awareness, drive conversation, and more importantly generate sales of your products.
However, try not to use Pinterest purely as a tool for self-promotion. After all it is a social media site and not an advertising site!  Communication with other users is important if you don’t want to be seen as a spammer.  The Pinterest.com website is ranked #129 in the world according to the Alexa traffic rankings, and # 26 om the USA.

Show your Book Titles on Pinterest
Authors and freelance writers: All your book cover images can be posted on Pinterest, or photos that are included in your articles.  It gives you the ability to add a short description that includes where to buy, cost, and even also the inspiration behind your work.  But not only photos, also videos are posted, which means you can add your book trailer (video) as well. Just go to the search function on the upper left site and type in “book” or “video”.

Funny, as I am writing this article, the title cover of Kathrin Stockett’s book “The Help” appears on the Pinterest website http://www.pinterest.com

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If you enjoyed this blog post, please feel free to check out all previous posts of this blog (there are almost 600 of them : ) if you haven’t already. Why not sign up to receive them regularly by email? Just click on “Follow” in the upper line on each page – and then on “LIKE” next to it. There is also the “SHARE” button underneath each article where you can submit the article to Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, Tumblr and StumpleUpon.

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And don’t forget to spread the word on other social networking sites of your choice for other writers who might also enjoy this blog and find it useful. Thanks, Doris

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