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5 Essential Facebook Profile and Page Updates You Should Make ASAP

5 Essential Facebook Profile and Page Updates You Should Make ASAP

You could make yourself crazy trying to keep up with the constant changes to Facebook, but lucky for you, we are here to make it easier for you! Following are some important items to update within your Facebook personal profile and business page. 1. Update Your Email Address: Facebook decided to change email displays on […]

Give Away Your Material for Free…Really!

Give Away Your Material for Free…Really!

As a writing or speaking professional, do you have a product that you can put on display in a local business? If you’re a children’s book author, you could leave your books on consignment at the local children’s boutique or maternity store. Or, if you’re a health professional who consults or speaks on dietary health, ask […]

How to Host Your Own Ebook Giveaway (Without Amazon KDP)

How to Host Your Own Ebook Giveaway (Without Amazon KDP)

Some years ago I hosted a free ebook promotion where I gave away copies of my book, Own Your Niche, free of charge for three days. Over 72 hours, I received over 1,000 registrations from users who downloaded the book, which far exceeded my expectations. (My goal was to give away 400 copies in three days!) […]

Book Award Winner: We Were Soldiers Too: : A Historical Look at Germany During the Cold War from the US Soldiers Who Served There

Book Award Winner: We Were Soldiers Too: : A Historical Look at Germany During the Cold War from the US Soldiers Who Served There

Nonfiction Book Award Status: Bronze Author Name: Bob Kern Synopsis Ground zero for a nuclear war was just over an hour northeast of Frankfurt, Germany. The small town of Fulda is nestled at the base of a natural gap in the hilly wooded terrain of West Germany and was a corridor between East and West […]

Get Organized with an Idea Journal

Get Organized with an Idea Journal

Writers and entrepreneurs are always generating book ideas and brainstorming ways for improving and marketing their writing business. One good way to keep all these ideas organized is to create an idea journal. The basic concept here is to take a simple spiral notebook—a 5×7 is handy—and commit the ideas to paper. Instead of worrying […]

Expert Interview: Jody Rein, Literary Agent

Expert Interview: Jody Rein, Literary Agent

Name: Jody Rein Website URL:   www.jodyreinbooks.com www.authorplanet.org Social Media Links: @authorplanet https://www.facebook.com/JodyReinBooks/  You’ll be speaking at this year’s Nonfiction Writers Conference—May 4-6—can you give us a sneak peek of what you’ll be presenting?  I’m talking about the process of getting traditionally published today—what the industry looks like and how to navigate it. It’s a big, […]

Expert Interview: Mark Schaefer, author of The Tao of Twitter

Expert Interview: Mark Schaefer, author of The Tao of Twitter

Name: Mark W. Schaefer Book Titles: The Tao of Twitter Return on Influence Born to Blog Social Media Explained The Content Code Website URL: www.businessesGROW.com Social Media Links: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mark.schaefer3 Google+: https://plus.google.com/+MarkSchaefer/posts Twitter: https://twitter.com/markwschaefer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markwschaefer YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MWSchaefer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/markwschaefer/?ref=badge  You’ll be speaking at this year’s Nonfiction Writers Conference—May 4-6—can you give us a sneak […]

Introducing Local Chapter Leader Heidi Thorne of DuPage County, Illinois

Introducing Local Chapter Leader Heidi Thorne of DuPage County, Illinois

Name: Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA Business Name: Thorne Communications LLC Website URL:   http://www.HeidiThorne.com Social Media Links: LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/heidithorne Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/heidithorne Book Titles: I have written and self published 11 (and counting!) print books and ebooks, primarily to help promote my consulting business. Some of my titles include: How to Network: Networking Tips for Solopreneurs and […]

Expert Interview: Marika Flatt, PR By the Book

Expert Interview: Marika Flatt, PR By the Book

Name: Marika Flatt Website URL:   www.prbythebook.com Social Media Links Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn You’ll be speaking at this year’s Nonfiction Writers Conference—May 4-6—can you give us a sneak peek of what you’ll be presenting? The topic is Winning Book Publicity Strategies. How did you come to do what you’re doing today? I started as […]

8 Ways to Get Media Coverage (Without a Press Release) – Publicity and PR Strategies

8 Ways to Get Media Coverage (Without a Press Release) – Publicity and PR Strategies

If you’ve ever sent out a press release, you know that results can be disappointing. It’s more difficult than ever to get media attention through traditional methods. Following are some proven strategies to help you gain more media attention. 1. Create a Media Page – If you don’t yet have a media page on your […]