The Best Reasons to Be on Google+

The Best Reasons to Be on Google+

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Recently I typed in Google+ in order to explain something to a client and we were both thrilled to discover a 111Publishing.com article appearing on #3 at Google+ search.  The same happened with another clients’ post that appeared on #3 too, when I typed in the word “Amazon” on Google.   Wouldn’t you like a great ranking on Google’s Search engines too?  As more people find you there, as more…

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Well-Paying Markets You Can Write For

Well-Paying Markets You Can Write For

Write for Newspapers and Magazines

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Do you like to travel to foreign countries, or other states / provinces? Enjoy weekend trips to new places?  Where does your novel or non-fiction book takes place? In your home town or in a foreign city. I bet you did a lot of research to describe those places. Leverage this research and your travel experiences to write not only for travel or well-paying airline magazines, but also for…

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7 Book Layout Errors You Will Want to Avoid

7 Book Layout Errors You Will Want to Avoid

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Joel Friedlander wrote a great article “7 Formatting Errors That Make Your Book Look Unprofessional”, helping self-publishing authors to get to know the in- and outs of book layout. This is not the only useful post, a whole cornucopia of advice for authors who want to create print books can be found on www.TheBookDesigner.com, Joel’s website.  He asks: “Although our books may be…

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Why Follow these 3 Top Rules on Social Media?

Why Follow these 3 Top Rules on Social Media?

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No one joins Twitter, FB, Google+ or Pinterest to constantly read about your book. That’s not very entertaining or interesting at all. Some writers don’t buy books from other writers, they want to sell their own. If ALL writers are doing on Twitter, Google+ or FB is self-promoting they are not only NOT attracting readers, but turning potential book buyers away.

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Yes, famous writers may…

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Taxes for non-US Self-Publishers

Taxes for non-US Self-Publishers

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Nothing in the world is so certain as death and taxes.  Even if it is not tax time, let’s talk about taxes: Self-publishing an e-book on the biggest online retailer in the world is very easy, but it does not mean you can ignore the taxes.  IRS rules mean that tax monies for your revenues withheld will only be available for refund through the IRS and not refunded automatically by KDP and Crea…

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How to Feed Your Tweets

How to Feed Your Tweets

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What, when and where to tweet


Are you sometimes scrambling what to tweet?  A relevant point with Twitter is to choose your passion, the topic you want to talk about and also to have your own brand, something people know you for. You certainly can send the occasional tweet about something completely different, but for the most part stick to your important topics.

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Content to Tweet About:

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5 Tips How to Start Your Google+ Presence

5 Tips How to Start Your Google+ Presence

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Most books or blogsare found by organic search on Google.  Knowing this, would you agree that it is extremely important to be easily found in Search Engines?  What better then to combine Social Media Networking and visibility on the Internet at once!  Participating on Google+ – also written GooglePlus – gives you this advantage.  As we receive so many questions how to start with GooglePlus,…

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5 Tips How to Create Mobile-Friendly Blogs and Websites

5 Tips How to Create Mobile-Friendly Blogs and Websites

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How can you, as an author or small publishing business owner, reach more readers?  Over half of the entire world’s population has a mobile phone!  Almost 190 million people in the United States own a smart phone. And 74% of them used their smart phone to access the internet in 2013.  According to Forbes, “87% of connected devices sales by 2017 will be tablets and smartphones.” Whether it’s…

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How can Authors Paint Pictures with Words?

How can Authors Paint Pictures with Words?

 

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Successful authors may use just a few words to evoke an image, or they may use a whole page. Poets may use only a few words to describe a person, or a scene. Novelists may use a whole page to describe the same person, or scene.  In either case, the reader will be able to feel, smell, see, or taste what the author is describing.
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What are Visual Triggers?
Visual triggers are words,…

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17 Tips How to Successful Run Book Giveaways

17 Tips How to Successful Run Book Giveaways

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Book giveaways are a powerful way to get a lot of exposure – and your book in the hands of new readers, who might even write reviews. The success of your book giveaway depends very much on how you promote this event – and also how you leverage the networking possibilities you gain with new followers and contacts.
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Print Book Giveaways on Goodreads
Goodreads only allows print books as Giveaways

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