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Write for Websites to Promote Your Book

Write for Websites to Promote Your Book

Promoting with articles has long been one of my favorite book marketing strategies, though the rules have changed over the years due to changes with Google. You used to be able to take an article and submit it to dozens of article content directories, such as http://ezinearticles.com, and your article would be picked up for […]

9 Editing Tips to Make You a Better Nonfiction Writer by Mary Walton

9 Editing Tips to Make You a Better Nonfiction Writer by Mary Walton

While non-fiction may conjure images of the dusty tomes in your local library, it’s actually an increasingly popular type of online content. Every how-to article, every review, every business blog is an example of non-fiction writing, aimed at inspiring the reader. And as these posts are normally aimed in encouraging the reader to do something, […]

Host Your Own Ebook Giveaway (Without Amazon KDP) Part 2

Host Your Own Ebook Giveaway (Without Amazon KDP) Part 2

Continuing from part 1: What I Would Do Differently Next Time There were a few glitches with my process and the download page. I was in a hurry to launch and didn’t test the process thoroughly. Next time, I would definitely text the process two or three times to make sure the links are delivered […]

Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book by Alice Clarke

Consider These 6 Options Before Publishing a Book by Alice Clarke

Until a few years ago, before publishing a book it was important to get past the gatekeepers. These were the agents and the publishers who may or may not have looked at your manuscript and chapter samples before outright rejecting it. The writing arena has become crowded now more than ever. For instance, did you […]

The Hook, The Book & The Cook:  The 3 Parts of an Irresistible Query Letter by Michael Larsen

The Hook, The Book & The Cook: The 3 Parts of an Irresistible Query Letter by Michael Larsen

Agent Katharine Sands believes that the writing you do about your writing is as important as the writing itself. A query is a one-page, single-spaced letter with three or four indented paragraphs with a space between each of them. Without being self-serving, it explains why, what, and who: the hook, the book, and the cook: […]

Marketing Your Book with Direct Mail Campaigns

Marketing Your Book with Direct Mail Campaigns

One of the most traditional forms of marketing is with direct mail, which involves sending out sales letters, postcards, newsletters, flyers, and other marketing collateral via good old U.S. mail. Because our world has become so internet-centric, I think a lot of people have forgotten about this strategy, which can still be quite effective if […]

How To Become A Professional Ghostwriter? By Jessica Barden

How To Become A Professional Ghostwriter? By Jessica Barden

Ghostwriters write biographies, magazine articles, and books for other people without taking the credit of the work. In the recent times, ghostwriting has become a lucrative profession. Therefore, there is a growing trend of people who want to become a ghostwriter. However, it takes time and efforts to become an ace ghostwriter.  At the same […]

Run a Group with Meetup.com

Run a Group with Meetup.com

In 2006 I stumbled upon what I have come to call a happy accident. I wanted to network with fellow speakers in my area so I decided to launch a group called The Sacramento Speakers Network, which I organized through Meetup.com, a social site for organizing local events. The first meeting was held with four […]

Write for Print Publications

Write for Print Publications

Publishing articles in newspapers, trade newsletters and magazines can be an excellent way to attract a new audience of book readers. Many publications will print your article along with your bio and website link. Trade magazines and neighborhood newspapers are an excellent place to start since they are often in need of writers. Consumer magazines […]

Contest: Enter to Win New Sunglasses or a Vision Plan from VSP!

Contest: Enter to Win New Sunglasses or a Vision Plan from VSP!

Spring has arrived and it’s time for a comment contest! Our friends at VSP Individual Vision Plans are awarding the following prizes to three lucky winners: One 1-year Vision Insurance Plan Two pairs of designer sunglasses Maintaining a clear vision for your future can be as essential a part of launching your own business as […]