ATTENTION MARKETING: Book Charms

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Guest Post by Deborah Cooke (Abridged from a version originally published on www.deborahcooke.com)

Book charms are adorable and readers love them. I’ve bought them in the past from Etsy vendors, but when I realized I needed at least 100 of them for an event last August, I decided to try making my own.bookcharms

A big part of this decision was that I found little blank books in the dollhouse section at the craft store. They have paper pages and little covers, which are so much more realistic than book charms made of clay. Since these look like little hardcover books, I decided to make slipcovers for them (instead of just gluing my front cover on the book). This is, of course, the Hard Way, but I think the result is worth the trouble.

smallbooksThe tricky bit is getting the proportions right on the printed slip cover. I measured…

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10 Tips For Formatting Your Book

Author Don Massenzio

This blog post is designed to help fellow independently published authors improve the quality of their work, but most of the tips here apply to the formatting of any book. I’m speaking of the formatting of books for the consumption of readers, not formatting your manuscript to send off to an agent or publisher.  There are a whole other set of rules for that exercise.

I’ve put together a list of ten tips that you should consider when putting your book together. They are not in order of priority, but together, they can make your book stand out from the millions of others available through your favorite sales channel.

1. Put Some Thought Into Your Cover

I have to admit, this was something I didn’t waste a lot of time on when I published my first book, Frankly Speaking. I just went ahead and used the Kindle cover creator and cranked…

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PUBLISH POSTS ON NIUME. START EARNING IMMEDIATELY.

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Publish and Start Earning Immediately

Earning from their creativity is the biggest challenge that most bloggers/creators face.

One of the goals of this platform blog is to seek tested ways that bloggers/writers, creative people can maximize and get the best out of their creativity and a huge part of that is earning some revenue.

It is my belief that asides from personal gratification, an artist/creator should earn from their endeavours and I can’t say this enough. We also have bills to pay like every other person.

In my quest to keep sourcing for ways of building income streams from my passion, I came across Niume.com.

I started using it to test and see. Based on my experience so far, I can say that Niume is a site that shares its’ revenue with its’ users.

Therefore, I would like to share with my readers’. You can promote your blog, publish your…

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4 Ideas for Ending Book Chapters So Readers Will Kill to Know What Happens Next

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

A great article by Jack London on Helping Writers become Authors site:

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Good book chapters are like bad treasure maps. They will lure you in. They will lead you through uncharted territory. Yet, at the end, they will not yield the treasure—they will just make you want to continue the search.

What Is the Structure of Book Chapters?

Ideally, each chapter will cover an event, a character, or a storyline with internal cohesion. Its first paragraphs often stake out the new territory. Its middle portions relate to or progress the overall story. The chapter should build on characters or events that lead toward the story resolution. The end of the chapter should hint at something to come without giving away when or where it will next be seen.

But how should a chapter end? Should it try to loop back to the beginning paragraphs and complete a story arc so…

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You Might Soon Buy Kindle eBooks With Your Paypal #h2e

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Amazon is reportedly in talks with Paypal to integrate their payment platforms so that Amazon customers will be able to pay using their existing Paypal accounts.

FromBloomberg:

Amazon and PayPal have discussed letting shoppers pay for Amazon purchases using their PayPal accounts, highlighting how the digital payments company can attract new partners since its 2015 split from Amazon rival EBay.

“We have been in conversations with Amazon,”PayPal Chief Executive Officer Dan Schulman said Thursday in an interview with Bloomberg News. “We’re closing in on 200 million users on our platform right now. At that scale, it’s hard for any retailer to think about not accepting PayPal.”

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http://the-digital-reader.com/2017/01/30/might-soon-buy-kindle-ebooks-paypal/

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Ways to market your book to double your sales. #bookmarketingstrategy #authors #video #Howtoebook

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16 Ways to market online to max book sales

16 Ways to Market Your Book to Double Your Sales

Questions? Do you have more tips? Links to share? Please comment below.

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  1. Build an attractive and easy to use website
    1. Have social media logos above the fold
    2. Have newsletter signups above the fold
    3. Use WordPress
    4. Have an about, product and contact page
    5. Use excerpts
    6. Have ecommerce, plus links to outside sites such as amazon, bn & smashwords

  1. Prioritize blogging
    1. Blog at least once a week
    2. Minimum of 500 words
    3. Add related pictures (you own)

  1. Work on your SEO
    1. Find 5 keywords (as nichey as possible)
    2. Use them every day on your website, blog or social media

  1. Build your email list & send emails regularly
    1. At least once a month

  1. Use Other Channels to seel your book
    1. amazon.com
    2. com

  1. List your literary site on local directories
    1. Find other author listings…

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