Goodreads for Authors

Membership is currently (November 2013) 20 million and rising. An astonishing 21% of Goodreads group members are also book bloggers. These are the people we as authors need to reach.

Author: Michelle Campbell-Scott

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1482689960

Category: Reference

Page: 194

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Goodreads is a website that is full of the people authors love and yearn for - readers. Amazon obviously thinks Goodreads has massive potential, as they have just bought it. If you are an author, are you using the awesome power of Goodreads to its full potential? It is growing at a phenomenal rate, doubling its membership from 6.5 million users in 2011 to 13 million in 2012. Membership is currently (November 2013) 20 million and rising. An astonishing 21% of Goodreads group members are also book bloggers. These are the people we as authors need to reach. We have to do it in a respectful, professional way though. Too many authors can be seen on other social platforms screaming, 'Buy my book!'. No-one gets away with that on Goodreads. Goodreads users are educated, passionate, and can spot self-promoting authors with ease. You don't need to self-promote, and you don't need to leave your success to luck. What you do need to do is set out in this book - together with a suggested schedule of how to engage your readers via your activity on Goodreads (just minutes each day). It is the result of months of study, research, testing, and writing. The chapters are written in the steps authors need to take to get started on Goodreads: claim your author profile, add your blog (or start one), add videos, photos, quotes, etc., add your book(s), join helpful groups, meet readers and potential readers, harness the power of Giveaways, promote your free days/offers, and much, much more, such as: * Find out how 50 Shades Of Grey and other bestsellers harnessed the power of Goodreads - with real figures and statistics showing the viral effect in action. * Understand how to create this effect yourself, for your own books. * Learn strategies to promote your book online, without having to waste hours on Twitter and Facebook (you'll find out why that isn't a very valuable thing to do with your time). * Find out how to use Goodreads's self-serve advertising to test ads and targeting in order to create a viral effect on Goodreads in order to promote your book on Amazon. You don't have to resort to sneaky tricks or black hat tactics to be successful on Goodreads. You just need to learn how to use the site properly, respect other users, and let them find your books naturally, using the site's numerous tools.

The Ultimate Goodreads Guide for Authors

The Ultimate Goodreads Guide for Authors, complete with over 120 color graphics, leads you through the process of creating your account, adding your books, making friends and so much more.Do you know how to best use:• Widgets - both ...

Author: Barb Drozdowich

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1496194470

Category: Computers

Page: 118

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Goodreads has over 21 million registered readersAre you making the most of this 'Candy Store' for readers?Every author has heard about Goodreads - some like it, some not so much. With such a large number of readers in one spot, every author needs to use it to their advantage. The Ultimate Goodreads Guide for Authors, complete with over 120 color graphics, leads you through the process of creating your account, adding your books, making friends and so much more.Do you know how to best use:• Widgets - both reader and author• Lists• Event invitations• Groups• Excerpt downloads and blog postsThe Ultimate Goodreads for Authors is the most comprehensive and straightforward book available today.Suitable for all authors, from the newly published to the experienced. It has something for everyone to learn. Our step by step approach, combined with page after page of color graphics, ensures that everyone, regardless of skill level can master Goodreads.Pick up a copy today and conquer Goodreads!

Goodreads for Authors Artists and Entrepreneurs

In addition, this is a great way for other entrepreneurs to get attention for their products and campaigns. This book gets you on your way. I run and support multiple Goodreads pages for authors, bands, artists, and other creative projects.

Author: Lisa Shea

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1973785021

Category:

Page: 104

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Updated for 2017 / Now 104 pages! Goodreads is a massive community of authors and readers. It has millions of members who create floods of posts every day. Their reviews can make or break a book's sales. This network is an absolute must-have for any author, whether they're self-published or traditionally published. In addition, this is a great way for other entrepreneurs to get attention for their products and campaigns. This book gets you on your way. I run and support multiple Goodreads pages for authors, bands, artists, and other creative projects. I know the challenges of getting your book discovered in a world where thousands of new authors release books every month. I know how hard it is for a band to break through out of the sea of wanna-bes. I've honed the techniques and gotten the sales. This book starts from the beginning. It takes you step by step through creating your first account. It talks you through the different types of accounts and groups and how to use each to your best advantage. From giveaways to discussion forums, there's always an angle to help your project out. You just have to know what to do and then do it. Do you want to set up a Goodreads blog? Just what is an author dashboard? The book guides you through all the jargon and makes things easy. Plus, if you're stuck, I'm just a click away and am happy to lend a hand! Get started today - a massive world of potential fans awaits! Half of all proceeds benefit arts for children programs.

An Author s Guide to Goodreads

"I found this book very helpful in giving me an overview of Goodreads and the paths by which to navigate what had long been a deep forest into which I dare not venture." Eileen Goudge "Barb did a good job covering all the bases.

Author: Barb Drozdowich

Publisher:

ISBN: 1988821835

Category:

Page: 120

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Do you need to connect with readers but find you waste valuable writing time trying to figure out Goodreads? Many authors struggle to master the Goodreads site and many will give up before tapping its true potential. Don't let this happen to you. With 90 million account holders and 12,340 book clubs from every country in the world, this site should be part of every author's platform. Technical trainer Barb Drozdowich brings decades of teaching experience and breaks down this "Reader Heaven" into understandable sections. By using a combination of a how-to book and an easy-to-follow video demonstration course she provides clear instruction for every type of learner! Feedback from authors just like you... "I found this book very helpful in giving me an overview of Goodreads and the paths by which to navigate what had long been a deep forest into which I dare not venture." Eileen Goudge "Barb did a good job covering all the bases. She didn't promise a get rich quick scheme as some do of this genre. She did explain all the tools and how to use them." William Joiner This book will: - demonstrate how to create a strong profile that convinces readers to buy - show hidden gems of functionality that help authors keep in contact with interested readers - illustrate networking opportunities - share how to tie the power of the author blog and other social media to Goodreads for increased marketing effectiveness - reveal how to optimize your time on Goodreads This book and video course will demonstrate how to create a robust presence, network with millions of readers, and do so in an effective, time-saving manner. Pick up a copy and start marketing effectively today.

Indie Author s Toolbox How to create publish and market your Kindle book

Goodreads for Authors: How to Use Goodreads to Promote Your Books by Michelle Campbell-Scott. Goodreads is a great way to promote your book. More so for novelists than for nonfiction writers, but it's also challenging getting started.

Author: Nick Vulich

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312315976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Read this if you want to sell more books, make more money as an author, or rank higher in your category. My name is Nick Vulich. The first thing you should know about me is I'm not a writer, and I'm not an expert on self-publishing either. I never worked in the industry, and I don't have any experience working for the big publishers. In fact, the only thing I consider myself an expert in is how to sell on eBay, Amazon, and Fiverr... So why should you listen to me? Like most indie authors, I came into publishing through the back door. I had a story to tell, and one day I just sat down and let it all come out. What I wrote wasn't pretty, or polished...but, it helped a lot of people sell more stuff on eBay. What I couldn't say with fancy prose, I made up for with enthusiasm. Because of that, my books sold. I'm not going to lie to you. It wasn't easy. I read just about every book available on self-publishing. I studied up on KDP Free days, Countdown Deals, price pulsing...

Unveiled

The UNTIL YOU Series Book 1: Unraveled (Corwin & Belle) Book 2: Unveiled (Lucas & Theresa) Book 3: Untapped (Teague & Charlie)

Author: Christa Wick

Publisher: Christa Wick

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 187

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I've got a giant secret no one knows about. Well, two secrets, if you count my spending the last decade stuck hopelessly in love with my brother's best friend, a man who’s spent most of his life seeing what comes of a not-happily-ever-after ending between two people. Interestingly, the fact that my heart is stubbornly holding onto this ill-advised crush is actually related to my other secret. It’s sort of an occupational hazard, really, when you’re the pseudonymous author behind a popular series of wildly romantic books that are all fantastically dirty. Seriously, if this gets out, it won’t be a huge leap to figure out why my ridiculously rugged heroes are all government-issued. Or why the hottest one by far bears a striking resemblance to a certain disciplined-to-the-max, protective-to-the-extreme Marine who treats me like a kid sister. So, here we are, my two secrets and I sharing the same roof as Lucas Weaver for a stint, with me seemingly unable to stop ruffling and riling him up at every turn. What can I say? Clearly, I'm not the same girl I was when I first started falling for him. But then again, he's not exactly the same guy either. Because those fictional heroes I've been basing on Lucas? They've got nothing on him now that he knows...everything. NOTE: It was such a blast collaborating with my great friend Tessa Wood (who’s just masterful with the sweet & steamy) on this **ALL NEW** book for Lucas & Theresa. Hope you have as much fun reading this co-written story as we had writing it (it's a first for us both, but definitely not the last)! The UNTIL YOU Series Book 1: Unraveled (Corwin & Belle) Book 2: Unveiled (Lucas & Theresa) Book 3: Untapped (Teague & Charlie)

The Newbie Author s Survival Guide

Goodreads, Booklikes, and Librarything (www.goodreads.com, www.booklikes.com, www.librarything.com): These are popular book sites where you can meet readers, bloggers, and other authors. I guess you could call them the Big 3.

Author: A.K. Taylor

Publisher: Soaring Eagle Books

ISBN: 9781943326082

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 66

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After crash landing into self publishing with nothing but the clothes she had on, author AK Taylor fought for survival with trying to market her books on a small budget. After two years of trial and error, reworking, refining, and reaching out, she has created the first survival guide for book marketing compiled of great tools and resources that can be used by any author during the rough times. Comparing the book marketing wilderness with the real wilderness is how Taylor viewed the publishing world around her. Growing up in the woods and learning survival skills has given her this unique viewpoint for a different kind of world. When she started her search for information, a book marketing survival guide didn’t exist—until now. Short: Have you ever been lost in the wilderness? Being lost in the wilderness is more dangerous and scarier than being lost anywhere else and more things can happen. Book marketing is just like being lost in the real wilderness with pitfalls, dangerous plants and animals, and knowing what is needed to survive during the rough times. Using outdoor survival skills and applying them to book marketing, AK Taylor has created the first survival guide for book marketing on a small budget.

Author Guide Building an Opt in List

If you decide to only focus on one of the social marketing platforms, ensure it is Goodreads.com. Goodreads is a platform where bookreaders and authors gather. It is likely the perfect place for an author to find new readers and loyal ...

Author: Heather Scrooby

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781329946811

Category: Self-Help

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Building an Opt-In list is probably the most important aspect of building your Author Platform. While this book is aimed at Authors, there are many aspects of this book that will assist anyone trying to build their list. We have all heard the saying ‘the money is in the list’, but building an opt-in list is not as simple as it might initally seem. There are many factors involved, such as what tools to use that will ensure you not only manage your list automatically, but also ensure that you do not have to build your opt-in list again because you did it incorrectly the first time!

Build Your Author Platform

From pre-publication through book launch and beyond, authors will learn how to: • Define goals and a unique brand • Use successful website strategies, content, social presence, media authority, and training • Secure positive reviews ...

Author: Carole Jelen

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781939529251

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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A great book is no longer enough. Author platform is the most powerful key to success in today’s saturated market, and increasingly, publishers are demanding that new authors come to them with an existing audience of interested followers. An author platform is essential to making each book a success, and even more, becomes the power source for building bigger audiences for future books. Social media makes building the author platform easier than ever, but, unfortunately, most authors struggle to get it right. How can authors create their unique platform, connect with followers, write a manuscript, and grow their business? The answers and success strategies are all here in 14 steps. In Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules, top literary agent Carole Jelen and tech expert Michael McCallister apply their combined 35 years of expertise to outline 14 practical, hands-on steps to create a presence that will produce high book sales and expanded audience. From pre-publication through book launch and beyond, authors will learn how to: • Define goals and a unique brand • Use successful website strategies, content, social presence, media authority, and training • Secure positive reviews • Attract viewers efficiently without cost • Announce books that lead to increased sales Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules shows how to showcase your expertise, create book presence, and build an audience eager to buy. Filled with detailed lessons, examples, success stories, and advice from marketing departments at major publishers, Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules is an indispensable guide for anyone looking for insight into publishing, promoting, and marketing books.

Market Your Book on Twitter Pinterest and Goodreads IN A DAY

The Goodreads author program was specially designed to help authors reach their target audience; that is, avid readers. This is the perfect place for new and established authors to promote their books. These are the steps you need to ...

Author: Darin Jewell

Publisher: Thames River Press

ISBN: 9780857280695

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 58

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In this ebook, we discuss how to effectively use social media channels to promote your book and your brand. Twitter, for example, is the largest social bookmarking site on the Internet today, with over 500 million users in 2012. It enables users to read and reply to short text-based messages (‘tweets’), and helps users generate a following. When linked to other social media channels, such as Pinterest, for example, it can be a useful promotional tool for your book. Likewise, we explain how social cataloguing websites like Shelfari, with its book clubs and forums, and Goodreads, which allows users to rate and review books, can help you and your book to reach its intended market.

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors and Screenwriters

Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don't thank me-buy the damn book!

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1508511373

Category:

Page: 404

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Are you finally committed to writing that novel or screenplay, but have no idea how to get started? Or are you a published author, but know you need some plotting help to move your books and career up to that next level? You CAN write better books and scripts-by learning from the movies. Screenwriting is based on a simple (and powerful) structure that you already know from watching so many movies and television shows in your lifetime. And it's a structure that your reader or audience unconsciously expects, and is crucial for you to deliver. In this textbook of the internationally acclaimed SCREENWRITING TRICKS FOR AUTHORS workshop, award-winning author/screenwriter Alexandra Sokoloff will show you how to jump-start your plot and bring your characters and scenes vibrantly alive on the page by watching your favorite movies and learning from the storytelling tricks of great filmmakers: The High Concept Premise The Three-Act, Eight-Sequence Structure The Storyboard Grid The Index Card Method of Plotting The Setpiece Scene Techniques of film pacing and suspense, character arc and drive, visual storytelling, and building image systems. Based on the internationally acclaimed Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workshops and blog, this new print edition incorporates all the basic information from the first Screenwriting Tricks for Authors workbook and doubles the material, including ten full story breakdowns. The textbook-quality edition is 8 x 10 inches and lies open flat for easy highlighting and note-taking. For information on books, workshops, and free Story Structure extras, go to www.ScreenwritingTricks.com REVIEWS: "Alex Sokoloff's STEALING HOLLYWOOD is the owner's manual that belongs in every writer's toolkit. Alex dissects the elements of story-telling with clarity, wit and wisdom. Don't thank me-buy the damn book!" -Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of Ladies' Night and Summer Rental "I'd already written fifteen novels by the time I met Alex and discovered her unique approach to structuring fiction. She changed my entire writing process for the better. I couldn't live without my three-act storyboard! Alex is a gifted and generous teacher and author, and STEALING HOLLYWOOD is a must-have book for new and seasoned writers alike." -International bestselling author Diane Chamberlain "Sokoloff's advice is spot-on, and her teaching style is direct and effective. A must-have book for authors and screenwriters." -JA Konrath, bestselling author of A Newbie's Guide To Publishing "Whether you're an old pro or an apprehensive beginner, Alex Sokoloff offers a sensible nuts-and-bolts approach that puts you in control of your material." -Margaret Maron, Edgar(r), Agatha, Anthony & Macavity Award-winning author of the Deborah Knott mysteries "Sokoloff is a generous mentor with the gifted ability to address a storyteller's practical concerns while encouraging artistic integrity and every author's unique voice. Only three of my half dozen novels have been written with her unwitting guidance, but I can guarantee that with this book at my fingertips, all my future work-and my reading audience-will benefit from her advice. Recommended without reservation." -Vicki Pettersson, bestselling author of the Sign of the Zodiac seri

Parenting with Pieces Parenting as a Catalyst for Personal Growth

BrainyQuotes.com. http:// www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/m/michelangelo.html (accessed: July 21, 2015). Chapter 4 The IDENTITY Piece 9. RuPaul. “RuPaul Quotes”. GoodReads.com. http://www.goodreads. com/author/show/180188.

Author: Calvin Witcher

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780997115123

Category:

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Discover what progress REALLY looks like when you get YOUR needs met first!Introducing Parenting with Pieces -- a groundbreaking book that will accelerate your personal growth and radically improve your effectiveness as a parent -- piece by piece.Here's a sample of what you will learn from this book:* How to eliminate thoughts that question your ability to be a "good parent"* How to balance your personal needs with the demands of building a family* How to use proven psychological tools to help resolve your internal conflicts* How to break negative cycles that come from your childhood experiences* How to achieve personal happiness by identifying patterns that exaggerate unnecessary stress in your life* How to overcome self-criticism by redefining who you are as a parent and much more ...

Fire and Desire

Author's Note: This short story ends in a cliffhanger and will be continued in Flames of Desire, coming early 2022.

Author: Angel Nyx

Publisher: Wyked MindsPublishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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What happens when a Phoenix and a Griffin fall in love despite a centuries-long feud between their families? Sparks fly and passions burn hotter than ever. For nearly three centuries, the MacLellans and the Adairs have feuded. It’s been so long, no one even remembers what started it. When fate brings Kyleigh Maclellan and Lauchlan Adair together, not once but repeatedly, can the love that develops between them be enough to heal the rift, or will their families hatred of one another tear them apart? Author's Note: This short story ends in a cliffhanger and will be continued in Flames of Desire, coming early 2022.

How The Hell Do You Write A Book

If you aren't on Goodreads, you're missing a trick. Another good reason to set up your author page on Goodreads is to secure your books. One of my clients, Sarah, found someone else had claimed her book as theirs.

Author: Vicky Fraser

Publisher: Moxie Books

ISBN: 9780463526286

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 353

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It's never been easier to write and publish your own business book... right up until the moment you sit down to start. In this entertaining page-turner of a guide, author and book-writing expert Vicky Fraser breaks down years of experience writing and self-publishing for herself and a host of clients to share everything you need to write your own business book – and use it to grow your business. You'll discover: * How to overcome the Blank Page Of Doom – permanently. * Why your Inner Dickhead wants to sabotage you, and how to stop it. * Where to find inspiration and how to cultivate your hidden creativity. * How to avoid looking like an amateur (tips and tricks to make you look like the professional you are). * Why tedious writing is "fear masquerading as professionalism" – and how to add a little outrageous flair. * How to destroy fluff and waffle so your business book isn't overstuffed and dull. * What to do at the end of your book so your reader yells, "Shut up and take my money!" * Why authors abandon their book projects – and how to make sure you finish yours. * And much more... Grab a copy of How The Hell Do You Write A Book now to unleash your inner author and write the book that could transform your business.

Roots

Through the story of one family—his family—Alex Haley unforgettably brings to life the monumental two-century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came after him: slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lumber mill ...

Author: Alex Haley

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 030682485X

Category: History

Page: 912

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A new eight-hour event series based on Roots will be simulcast on the History Channel, Lifetime, and A&E over four consecutive nights beginning Memorial Day, May 30, 2016 "Early in the spring of 1750, in the village of Juffure, four days upriver from the coast of The Gambia, West Africa, a man-child was born to Omoro and Binta Kinte." So begins Roots, one of the most extraordinary and influential books of our time. Through the story of one family—his family—Alex Haley unforgettably brings to life the monumental two-century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came after him: slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lumber mill workmen and Pullman porters, lawyers and architects...and one author. A national and international phenomenon at the time of its original publication, Roots continues to enthrall readers with its masterful narrative drive and exceptional emotional power, speaking to us all with an undiminished resonance and relevance. "In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage.... Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning no matter what our attainments in life."—Alex Haley With an introduction by Michael Eric Dyson RootsTheBook.com

The New Author

At time of writing there are 35,641 authorson Goodreads. This reader and author community is a huge resource. Some independent authors are intimidated by Goodreads,based upon theirexperiences there.

Author: R.A. Barnes

Publisher: Marble City Publishing

ISBN: 9781908943132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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A beginner’s guide to writing a novel, publishing as an independent ebook author and promoting your brand using social networks. With foreword by Jim Williams, author of ten internationally published novels including the Booker Prize nominated Scherzo. The New Author is an excellent piece of writing, combining deceptive simplicity, lucidity and charm: a trick which in practice is very difficult to pull off. The book is also informed by considerable intelligence and analysis founded on firsthand experience. Barnes explicitly warns against the trap that engagement at the required level can become obsessive and time consuming, and in a couple of nice vignettes he makes his point with wit and style. The New Author is a terrific companion for independent e-publishing and I recommend it. There are at least three reasons why you might want to buy this book: 1. you want to be an author; 2. you have already written a novel and want to publish it as an ebook; 3. you want to promote yourself as an author. This book is a beginner’s guide on how to do the above. It isn’t a magic elixir for foolproof million copy marketing of your ebook. It is based upon the experiences of this author and a broad-based peer group. I have to warn you right now, this is not going to be an easy journey. Less of a country stroll, more of a trek up Kilimanjaro. The good news is that almost anyone can trek up Kilimanjaro with the right support, appropriate equipment and a positive attitude. See you at the top. The New Author is a non-fiction work of 44,000 words. What this book does and does not contain The scope of this edition is deliberately limited to basic novel writing guidelines, first practical steps in building and operating a social media platform for authors, and the process of epublishing a novel on Amazon KDP and other market channels via Smashwords. A list of recommended further reading is provided that covers the subject matter, should readers wish to delve deeper into these areas. This edition of The New Author does not contain a method approach to novel writing, advice on publishing in print or a prescriptive ‘silver bullet’ approach to ebook marketing. The internet is a labyrinth of blogs, websites and web-based tools. User interfaces are constantly being improved, upgraded and changed. No screenshots have been included in this book in order to avoid early obsolescence and to keep the format and page display simple and readable. Hyperlinks to the internet have not been used for similar reasons and to avoid accidental use by the increasing number of ereaders with touch screens. Contents Introduction Foreword Part 1 - writing a novel - Have you got what it takes? - The time, space, support continuum - The Rules - Plot and premise - Planning and structure - Characters - Narrative Voice - Tense - Settings – the six senses - Pace & structure - Dialogue – people will talk - Theme - metaphor - Language and grammar - Editing - Writing peer groups - Beta readers - Vignette 1 - Peer review; the blind leading the blind? Part 2 - Promoting your brand using social networks - Brand - Nom de Plume? - Content - the nitty gritty of your social network platform - Website / blog style - Search Engine Optimisation SEO for your blog / website - Facebook - Twitter - Reader groups - Other social networks - Vignette 2 - Compulsive Communication Syndrome Part 3 - publishing an independent ebook - Getting your manuscript into shape for publishing - Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) - KDP reports - KDP Community - Amazon Author Central - Smashwords - AutoVetter - Premium status - Your pricing on the web - Your ebook’s reviews on the web And finally… - Self-publishing in print - Marketing an ebook - Vignette 3 - Under the influence - social networks Ruby’s Top Ten Tips for Ebook Publishing Recommended reading

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors 5th Edition

Goodreads goodreads.com Set up your author page on Goodreads. First you must be a Goodreads member. Then you may join the author program. Do a web search to find a tutorial.Connect with me on Goodreads. Hootsuite hootsuite.com Hootsuite ...

Author: Carla King

Publisher: Self-Pub Boot Camp

ISBN: 9781945703157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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“...the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for anyone new to self-publishing. Highly recommended.” —Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer “...a must-read for anyone thinking about publishing their own works. She’s a great friend to the indie community and provides this valuable resource as a gift of love.” —Robin Cutler, Director of IngramSpark This 2020 5th edition of the Self-Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Independent Authors offers advice on marketing, editing, design, book production, and business author needs. It's meant for authors willing to do the work to create a readership and make real money from their books. It's meant for authors who want to do it all themselves and for those who want to hire out all or part of the tasks toward publishing. Authors who wish to set up a business as a small press will also benefit from the processes spelled out here. From beta publishing to distribution to media relations, authors will learn how to set a foundation for success from the idea stage to a quality, finished book. The step-by-step process includes recommendations for self-publishing products, tools, and services from reputable companies that are proven and trusted to help authors succeed. Reader's updates keep authors abreast of new offerings and changes in the self-publishing industry. Carla King has more than twenty years of experience as a writer, self-publisher, web developer, and book consultant. She started self-publishing in 1995 as a technology and travel writer. In 2010, she founded the Self-Publishing Boot Camp series of books, workshops, and online courses. She has been connected with the Silicon Valley self-publishing technology industry from its inception and has served as a trusted advisor to authors eager to use the tools to reach readers.

Pub Light

Pub Light provides a concise, comprehensive guide to assist authors in the daunting task of properly marketing their books.

Author: Kaitlin Albers

Publisher: Light Messages Publishing

ISBN: 9781611531794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 66

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Pub Light provides a concise, comprehensive guide to assist authors in the daunting task of properly marketing their books. We've compiled the best tips and tricks in the industry from marketing experts, independent authors, and professional bloggers. In 10 easy steps, we reveal the best ways to leverage your audience, from utilizing social media, networking with people you know, getting your book reviewed, and more!

Self Publishing with Amazon 4 Books In 1

This book includes 4 full-length, detailed guides to self-publishing (628 pages in all, with 4 books combined together into one).

Author: Chris McMullen

Publisher:

ISBN: 150318420X

Category:

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This book includes 4 full-length, detailed guides to self-publishing (628 pages in all, with 4 books combined together into one). These take you step-by-step through formatting (largely geared toward Microsoft Word), publishing (with CreateSpace and Kindle), marketing, and much more. Book 1: A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon, Vol. 1 Book 2: A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon, Vol. 2 Book 3: How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon.com Book 4: Formatting Pages for Publishing on Amazon with CreateSpace Added Content: Articles on Self-Publishing (from the Author's Blog) AUTHOR: Chris McMullen has written and self-published over a dozen paperback books and eBooks. This 4-volume boxed set also was self-published using the same techniques that are described here. Chris McMullen shares numerous useful formatting tips in clear language with precise, detailed instructions. BOOK 1: A DETAILED GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING, VOLUME 1: Find highly detailed try-it-yourself, walk-you-through-it tutorials for how to use Microsoft Word 2010 (which is similar to Word 2007 and 2013) specifically with Windows to publish your book both as a paperback book and as an eBook. This includes: How to use numerous formatting features (like page borders and bookmark hyperlinks). How to convert the content file for your paperback book into an eBook. How to format pictures and equations in an eBook with a variety of eReaders in mind. How to minimize the eBook's file size. How to draw your own pictures from scratch. BOOK 2: A DETAILED GUIDE TO SELF-PUBLISHING, VOLUME 2: Find highly detailed instructions for how to edit, perfect, and market your books. Some of the specific topics include: Several common mistakes in cover design and subtle pointers for perfecting the cover. Premarketing strategies that you should be applying before you publish to give your book a headstart. Using Roman numerals and Arabic page numbers, and different headings in each chapter in Word 2010. Understanding how to interpret Amazon's sales rank and author rank. A variety of tips for arranging and preparing for book readings and signings. Learning the true meaning of marketing and how to apply it to effectively sell your books. Using boldface, italics, linespaces, and bullets in your book description. All about branding your book and your image as an author. Setting up an AuthorCentral account, WordPress or Blogspot blog, and Goodreads author page. BOOK 3: HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH A BOOK ON AMAZON.COM:This book begins with the decision to self-publish or traditionally publish, moves onto important information on developing the concept and researching the book's potential, provides a thorough discussion of formatting and designing the book interior and cover in both Word 2003 and 2010, describes how to convert the Word document to PDF, shows how to publish both paperback and e-book editions, and concludes with a detailed introduction to marketing that both novices and experienced authors will find informative and helpful. BOOK 4: FORMATTING PAGES FOR PUBLISHING ON AMAZON WITH CREATESPACE:This self-publishing guide is focused on the details with which most self-published authors struggle. As such, the book provides in-depth coverage on formatting the interior file, yet is also concise by focusing on this one important topic. Get your formatting questions answered quickly and then get back to what you love most - writing, of course! ADDED CONTENT: ARTICLES ON SELF-PUBLISHING (from the Author's Blog): Formatting Marketing Publishing Comical Relief