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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Twitter is one of my favorite social media platforms… here’re a couple of tips to make your weekend.
Aha #TweeterTip #1: Are you asking your Peeps to Retweet you? Just add to the end of your Tweet: Please Retweet … Hint: if you spell out versus abbreviating (pls RT), you have a higher probability of getting a “goose” from others.
 
 
 
Aha #TweeterTip #2: Twitter allows for 140 characters which include your spacing. Did you know that if …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 
It’s a glorious weekend here in Denver, Colorado. Lots of sun, no snow. It’s a Happy Dance for me!

 Be open for ideas that just “drop in” … 10 days ago, I was working on something totally unrelated, in an article buried up that I wrote last year … actually, it was an article that I spun into a chapter for a friend’s book. This time, it lured me to look it over. What if … …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

 
Authorly is a digital publishing platform that enables anyone to create interactive, cross-platform storybook apps. Using the intuitive web interface, authors can build beautiful, unique, and powerful native applications for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. http://Authorly.com
 
No-cost photos
If you are speaking, need marketing material, website visual gooses and not have to pay for photos, here are sites to nab from—Some do require attribution, so please read the fine print. http://www.designskilz.com/free-photos/
 
Shout Outs for Webinars
If you …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Here’s your author tidbits and ahas for a Saturday …
 
For the DIY Website builder … Get this easy-to-use drag and drop editor that combines with your website. With Wix, you can create your own. Sometimes you may just need a page or two for a special project.
 
Try Visual Brainstorming.
For any type of mind-mapping, check out Bubbl.us, a free web application for brainstorming online for PCs. For Mac/iPad/iOS, use Simple Mind.
 
 
Send video emails.  Sometimes saying it, and seeing you saying …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Here’s your author tidbits and ahas for the weekend … great tools to play with and learn about!
 
Keywords are critical— Ubersuggest is a tool that includes other languages in your search and suggestions for alternative words that might bring more pop along with other sites to check out as well! Übersuggest – Suggest on steroids!
 
Engaging an audience with gadgets If you are speaking or doing a signing … have a little fun and engage your audience with questions –and …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Here’s your author tidbits and ahas for the weekend …
It’s Valentine’s Weekend–why keep it to one day? Do a special eMail and eBlast to all your fans and followers–you love them! Offer your book for $5 plus shipping … heck, why not for FREE plus shipping. The string attached is that they put up a review on Amazon, BN.co and/or Goodreads. Put it out on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Instagram, LinkedIn–wherever you hang out on social media.  Heck, use …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips and Ahas

Here’s your author tidbits and ahas for the weekend …
Book Clubs are great way to connect with readers and sell books–lots of them.   Here’s a directory to start your search … don’t forget the Google Gods-search there as well. http://www.bookclubs-online.com/directory/
 
If you are writing a Novel … here’s the #1 tip you will hear from successful authors: Write the story you’d most want to read.Forget about writing one that your Mom would like you to write or one …

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Author Alert: Tax Increase in Europe for Digital Products

Author Alert: Tax Increase in Europe for Digital Products

The follow is an email received by participants in the past month from Amazon.com about the changes in taxes that will be charged on digital products—meaning eBooks—that are sold in Europe. What it means is that if your eBook sells for $9.99 U.S., to net the amount that you currently receive, you will need to increase your retail price approximate $2.00 in your European pricing …
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From Amazon:
“This is a follow-up mail to remind you of the …

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