6 Tips on Using Vine for Authors and Writers

6 Tips on Using Vine for Authors and Writers

By Erik N. Bowman Vine is a mobile app from the people at Twitter that allows users to create short video clips (up to 6 seconds) that can then be shared on Twitter or Facebook. Here are six fun tips for using the Vine app for authors and writers: 1. Be Creative – Make sure your first live post is creative,(…)

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Reviews in Print, Is Still in Print

Reviews in Print, Is Still in Print

By Mari Selby Gertrude Stein wrote; “a rose, is a rose, is a rose” and people applauded her poetic skill. She established that a rose is a rose, just as your name in print is definitely your name in print. Of course, the “Brass Ring” of promoting your book is securing a print review in(…)

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Easy eBook Ideas @ Clicksweat

Easy eBook Ideas @ Clicksweat

Rewind back to January 2010. I started a series of posts right here, each of which presented a relatively “easy to implement and produce” ebook idea. The goal was, instead of going through the trouble of sitting down and writing 20,000+ fresh words so you’d have a single ebook to sell, you could take one of these(…)

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Book Promotions – Developing Contacts

Book Promotions – Developing Contacts

By L. Diane Wolfe Book promotion is all about networking. It’s about establishing contacts and placing your book in front of readers. It’s also about selling yourself as an author and as a person. The sooner you begin to network, the better. Your list of contacts will range from potential readers to places for book(…)

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peeps: Johnny B. Truant

peeps: Johnny B. Truant

Podcaster and prolific author of the popular Fat Vampire series, the Unicorn Western series, The Beam (a sci-fi political thriller), The Bialy Pimps and more — I’m sure I’ll leave something off of this list so I’m not even going to try, the man is admittedly involved in about “a zillion other projects” — Johnny B. Truant says(…)

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3 Top Tips for Marketing Literary Fiction

3 Top Tips for Marketing Literary Fiction

By Mingo Kane I hate marketing. In fact, I absolutely loathe it. As I am learning, it is a necessary evil if you want to survive in the world of publishing. It doesn’t matter if you have a publisher or you are self-publishing either. You have to market. Broke writers are poor marketers. Unfortunately, it(…)

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