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APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur—How to Publish a Book

“Nuts, bolts, and inspiration too. Once again, Guy delivers, kicking the shiitake out of anyone who would tell you that you shouldn’t, wouldn’t or couldn’t write a book.” Seth Godin, author and founder of The Icarus Project. More info →
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Blog It! The Author’s Guide to Building a Successful Online Brand

Blog It! The Author’s Guide to Building a Successful Online Brand

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Genre: Blogging
"For me, this was an excellent best practice checklist, to make sure I was doing the things I should be. Certainly worth it for less than the price of a coffee for a comprehensive self-review guide!" D M Brown, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dave More info →
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Reviews Sell Books by Christine Nolfi

Reviews Sell Books by Christine Nolfi

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Looking to spark sales of your book? Reviews Sell Books will show you simple, step-by-step ways to find reviewers in a variety of places to get the reviews your book deserves. This short manual is filled with helpful links and samples of successful query letters you can use as idea starters to grab the attention of potential reviewers. You’ll discover: • How to find reviewers, sometimes in the most unlikely places • The importance of a compelling query to capture interest • How to find reviewers on Facebook, Goodreads and other platforms • How to find reviewers where you live (offline) More info →
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Rise of the Machines: Human Authors in the Digital World by Kristen Lamb

Rise of the Machines: Human Authors in the Digital World by Kristen Lamb

$6.99
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING: “For writers, the purchase price of Kristen Lamb’s Rise of the Machines should easily become the best investment you’ll ever make for your writing career. In Kristen’s brilliant and easy-to-grasp book, not only will you learn how to become a successful marketer of your work—whether it’s published by a legacy press or self-published—and achieve significant and ever-increasing sales of your work, but you’ll learn how to without spending hours and hours each week to do so. Rise of the Machines is the standard—the cutting edge." -- Les Edgerton, award-winning author of HOOKED and FINDING YOUR VOICE More info →
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The Author’s Guide To Working with Book Bloggers by Barb Drozdowich

The Author’s Guide To Working with Book Bloggers by Barb Drozdowich

$2.95
Do you feel out of your comfort zone when dealing with book bloggers? They are the New Gatekeepers to book publishing success – but how can you tap into that source of free promotions by putting your best foot forward? The Author’s Guide to Working with Book Bloggers combines the advice of 215 blogging professionals collected in a survey covering all aspects of communication between authors and Review Blogs. Whether you are a new author, or have many titles under your belt, let us demystify the promotion of your book on a book blog. You’ll learn about whom and where book bloggers are, and the following: The Query, The Review, The Giveaway, The Author Interview, The Guest Post, The Book Blurb Excerpt and Cover Reveals and more! More info →
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Self Publish With Success: Define Success in Your Own Terms and then Achieve It by Dan Holloway

Self Publish With Success: Define Success in Your Own Terms and then Achieve It by Dan Holloway

$2.99
As self-publishing becomes ever more popular, it is increasingly hard to maintain a steady compass as you navigate your way through the rapidly expanding world of blogs and how to books. In this book, Dan shares experience that has seen him perform his writing in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, become a sought after conference speaker, award-winning poet and novelist, host of a touring spoken word show that has played to sell-out crowds across the UK, and organiser of a successful literary festival about to celebrate its fifth year – and still stay true to the reason he started writing in the first place. And teaches you the principles that will enable you to maintain the passion for your writing throughout a long writing life, and one characterised by success as defined by the only person who truly matters: you. More info →
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Instagram Power: Build Your Brand and Reach More Customers with the Power of Pictures

Instagram Power: Build Your Brand and Reach More Customers with the Power of Pictures

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Genre: social media
CREATE A PICTURE-PERFECT Instagram MARKETING STRATEGY: If you're not using Instagram to your advantage, you have to start now. Instagram is the hottest social media site today: Two years after its launch, the number of its daily mobile users surpassed that of Twitter. Then Facebook purchased it for a billion dollars--and it took the world by storm. Instagram Power provides everything you need to grab customers on the world's most popular photo-sharing site. This guide covers it all--from setting up an accountto promoting a brand to integrating the photo-sharing app into an existing marketing strategy. More info →
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Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour by Donna Huber

Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour by Donna Huber

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From the publicist who introduced the world to Fifty Shades of Grey, Donna Huber is now revealing her secrets to successful blog tours. She shares tips and tricks learned through organizing over 30 tours, blasts, and promotional events for nearly 50 independently and traditionally published titles. Secrets revealed in this quick read include, *Planning stage decisions *Different types of tours *Recruiting bloggers and keeping requests organized *Best practice communication tips *Tricks to making a great guest appearance *How to organize a fun (and legal) giveaway *Actions to take during the tour *Next steps once the tour is complete *Virtual tour and other promotional opportunities *When to hire a professional In this easy to follow manual, Donna does not stop there. She spills even more of her blog tour secrets to help authors get the most out of their events by providing, *Tour checklist *Tour invite tips *Step-by-step guide to creating tour graphics *10 broad guest post topics *25 sample interview questions More info →
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