10 Must-Do Tips for Authors on Social Media

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If you’re like me, you constantly have to balance what time you spend marketing on social media with what time you spend writing—you know, that thing you actually love doing and wish you could do full time? Yeah, writing. This doesn’t even account for time with family, friends, hobbies, day jobs, or countless other things […]

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Why Everyone Is Wrong About the Amazon Algorithm

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Cate Baum wrote an excellent piece on “Mythbusting the Amazon Algorithm- Reviews and Ranking for Authors” that I think everyone should read. Cate Baum is the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Self-Publishing Review and a former search expert. She knows her stuff. Earlier this year she had grown tired of all the misleading information that was […]

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Marketing Your Book

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    Indie authors have a strange job description. I’m sure when most people hear the term indie author, they immediately think self-published or small-time author, but this is far from the truth, especially in the ever-changing ebook environment. There are plenty of indie authors that are successful and even indies that are bestsellers. Being an […]

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Promoting Your Book Through Book Reviewers

It’s obvious the internet and social media are huge aspects of the majority lifestyle. This is great news for book blogs, as their popularity is in turn growing. People love their technology but it doesn’t mean they have forgotten their love for books. Having your book reviewed by a reputable and growing book blogger can […]

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5 Useful Digital Marketing Pointers for Book Promotion (Part 3)

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This is post 3 of 5 in the series “5 Useful Digital Marketing Pointers for Book Promotion”   Part Three:  Using Hashtags to Increase Visibility on Instagram and Google   by Sarah Jarvis   Who would have thought that authors could benefit from Instagram? The app can be a powerful tool at getting your pictures […]

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5 Useful Digital Marketing Pointers for Book Promotion (Part 2)

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This is post 2 of 5 in the series “5 Useful Digital Marketing Pointers for Book Promotion”     Part Two:  Use Basic SEO on your Website, Blog or Book Description   by Sarah Jarvis If you have a website, I highly recommend optimizing your content, meta-data, H1 tags and obtaining quality backlinks, so when […]

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5 Useful Digital Marketing Pointers for Book Promotion (Part 1)

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This is post 1 of 5 in the series “5 Useful Digital Marketing Pointers for Book Promotion”   Part One: Target Your Facebook Advertising by Sarah Jarvis   Most new authors don’t have loads of cash to throw into marketing and advertising. One relatively inexpensive way to get the word out about your new book […]

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