The Party is Over for Authors - Really?

The Party is Over for Authors – Really?

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Champagne-for-all

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Aaron Shepard Wrote a Blog: The Party is Over.
“Amazon has been touted as fostering a thriving culture of self publishing with its level playing field for online sales and its promotion of new reading and publishing technologies, particularly the Kindle. Well, much of that is valid. Amazon has made self publishing more and more accessible to writers and for many years supported a good number…

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The Magic of Keywords for Your Success

The Magic of Keywords for Your Success

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Magic-of-Keywords

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Did you ever wonder why almost identical blog articles or books get different amounts of readers / popularity? If topics and quality of the content are comparable, then it is almost always the right keywords – or their lack of.

Don’t expect that only building high-quality web pages that offer a valuable user experience, invites Google’s Search Engines to discover your pages, and reward them…

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All-You-Can-Read Kindle E-book Subscriptions?

All-You-Can-Read Kindle E-book Subscriptions?

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Kindle-Unlimited

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Netflix for Readers?  At least Amazon is testing it, as this cached screen-shot shows… 
Amazon is testing an e-book rental service: “Kindle Unlimited”. The “all-you-can-read” book service will cost $9.99 per month. Darrell Etherington from Techcrunchwrote: “Amazon tests “Kindle Unlimited”, a “Netflix” for e-books and audiobooks. Amazon’s big advantage here could be its offering of nearly…

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Are You Blogging or Writing an Online Diary?

Are You Blogging or Writing an Online Diary?

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Blog-Writing

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Readers are always curious to find out more about an author, or to see more of her or his writing.  What would a book lover expect when visiting their favored writers pages? An author bio, background stories to the book(s), maybe something about the writing and publishing process, news about upcoming books and a sneak peek (maybe even a chapter) into the next one, even a prequel or a link to…

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Who are Your Readers - and Your Competition?

Who are Your Readers – and Your Competition?

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study-your-competition

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Authors often do very little researchto really understand who their potential audience is – or could be.  Asking them: “Who is your audience and who is your competition?” one might receive only vague answers …  However, these are essential questions that are not only very important for self-publishers, but also for authors who want to go with a traditional publisher!  They need to proof to…

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How to Leverage Social Media

How to Leverage Social Media

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Statistics have proven how important social media networks are for a business:

  • 8 out of 10 internet users are reached by social media sites and blogs.
  • 87% of small businesses claim that social media has helped their business.
  • Marketers saw an increase of 74% in website traffic after devoting just 6 hours per week in social media.
  • 85% of business-decision makers believe that at least having one…

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5 Google+ Tips for Advanced Users

5 Google+ Tips for Advanced Users

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GooglePlus

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Before I even joined Twitter, GooglePlus (Google+) was my first Social Media Network of choice. I loved the beautiful images and videos that appeared on my timeline. And I steel a couple of minutes every day to scroll down and share, or at least place a “plus sign”, on interesting posts.  Google+ has now the title of being the world’s second largest social network. It’s a non-brainer to use…

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Social Media and SEO: Did You Know?

Social Media and SEO: Did You Know?

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It’s not enough to have a popular websitewith good content anymore. If you want better search engine results for your business, it’s time to look at how social media influences those results.Before hitting publish on your blog. Make sure that you have optimized your post for search engines so you will be building your SEO. Make sure you know what your key words and phrases are that customers…

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How Your Blog Helps Your Books Taking Off

How Your Blog Helps Your Books Taking Off

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Book-Sales-Flying

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A blog is one of the most valuable tools to show you and your work to readers. Your blog is part of your platform and your author brand. Your blog has endless benefits, such as higher “Search Engine Ranking” on Google, better visibility, and to separate you from mainstream writers. Blog reader surveys found that blogs are building trust, and are influencing buying decisions. Let’s have a…

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2 Great Tools to Get More Readers

2 Great Tools to Get More Readers

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SavvyBookWriters.Wordpress.com

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Submit Your Articles to Blog Directories and e-Zines

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Blog Directories
Blog Success Journalwrites:  A blog directory will help you link your site to other websites, and it also organizes your website by categorizing those link.  Don’t confuse it for a search engine. A directory will list websites by both a category and a subcategory. Unlike a search engine, it is categorized by the content…

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