16
Apr

Your Blog: 5 Tips to Make It Work Harder for You 

Your Blog: 5 Tips to Make It Work Harder for You

Your Blog: 5 Tips to Make It Work Harder for You

Your blog is an investment in your writing future. Way back in the late 1990s, I dithered for months about starting an “online journal”, as blogs were called then. My intuition kept nudging me: “Start a blog!” My response: “No thanks, too busy…”

Thank heavens I finally paid attention to my intuition… my blogs have done more for my writing than anything else. Any writer who’s been blogging for a…

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14
Apr

Kindle Publishing: Serialized Fiction Strategies 

Kindle Publishing: Serialized Fiction Strategies

Kindle Publishing: Serialized Fiction Strategies

Publish in parts…

The biggest benefit of Kindle publishing is that it’s publishing YOUR way. Within limits, you can do anything you like. Case in point: serialized fiction, which has become a hot new trend among self-publishers. As a promotional strategy, it’s a clever way of boosting sales.

If you’re not familiar with it, you’re wondering how serial publication works. Basically, instead of…

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14
Apr

Blogging Tips: Make the Most of Your Blog With Pinterest 

Blogging Tips: Make the Most of Your Blog With Pinterest

5 Ways Pinterest Can Help Your Blog

Blogging for clients? Or for yourself? Get more readers with Pinterest. I love Pinterest; it’s fun to use, and effective too. Peg Fitzpatrick has some excellent blogging tips. I especially like her “cross promote your pins” tip.

, and on Twitter: @angee.

You can find Angela on Pinterest, too.

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14
Apr

Blog Jobs: You’re Doing It Wrong 

Blog Jobs: You’re Doing It Wrong

Blogging Ace: 6-Figure Blogging Bonanza

Want to get hired to blog? If you’re looking for blog jobs, you’re doing it wrong. Professional blogging is a highly paid career, and it starts with YOU.  While there are endless blog content writing jobs, most aren’t worth your time. They’ll send you broke. They pay too little, and do nothing to build your profile as a professional writer.

Most writers, when they’re looking for blogging gigs,…

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14
Apr

Easier Online Selling With Selz and PayPal 

Easier Online Selling With Selz and PayPal

Easy Online Selling: Selz and PayPal

Looking for easy online selling? I wrote about Selz last year.

Selz intrigued me because I’ve been selling digital products online for a decade and a half, and I’m always looking for easier ways to do it. The faster and simpler you can make the sales process for your customers, the happier they are. And of course, the easier you can make it for yourself, the more business you can do.

Although I…

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14
Apr

Blogging For Writers: Your Blog Sells Books 

Blogging For Writers: Your Blog Sells Books

Blogging to Sell Books: 5 Tips

The discussion about blogging for writers has been going on for years. Is blogging a waste of time? Does it do anything for your writing career?

If you want to sell books, your blog can help, but perhaps not in quite the way you might imagine. If you’ve written a book, or plan to write a book, you may find these five tips inspiring.

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13
Apr

Blogging to Sell Books: 5 Tips 

Blogging to Sell Books: 5 Tips

Blogging to Sell Books: 5 Tips

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been focused on writing fiction. Oddly enough one topic came up again and again in my chats with writers: blogging to sell books. (By “books” I mean ebooks too, of course. :-))

There was a lot of confusion around it, and the entire topic of social media in general. Writers asked: “Does blogging sell ebooks/ Do I need to blog/ What do I blog about” etc.

Bloggin…

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11
Apr

15 Ways To Improve KDP – Progress Report 

15 Ways To Improve KDP – Progress Report

Originally posted on David Gaughran:

kindle-direct-publishing The London Book Fair is underway again which makes it a perfect time to review the list of suggestions I presented to KDP last year.

As regular readers will know, I crowd-sourced a list of feature requests, bug fixes, and common problems via my blog and the most popular self-publisher hangout, Kboards.

The KDP reps at the Fair spent a great deal of…

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11
Apr

3 Fiction Tips: Write Stories Readers LOVE 

3 Fiction Tips: Write Stories Readers LOVE

3 Fiction Tips: Write Stories Readers LOVE

Want to write stories readers LOVE? If you do, you need to make your stories satisfying. Consider your favorite story. Why do you love it, and read it again and again? I’m a huge P.G. Wodehouse fan. I read his books for the humor, and for the characters. Lord Emsworth and his pig, the Empress of Blandings, totally charm me, as does Bertie Wooster, wastrel that he is.

When we think about the…

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11
Apr

Why Amazon (Probably) Gave You Free Money This Morning 

Why Amazon (Probably) Gave You Free Money This Morning

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Originally posted on TIME:

Tuesday morning, select Kindle users woke up to an unexpected Amazon refund.

The money is the result of an Apple eBooks anti-trust settlement between various publishers and the Department of Justice. Publishers and Apple were accused of conspiring to fix select ebook prices when the iBookstore launched. Apple is still fighting the suit but publishers decided to settle.

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