Posts Tagged ‘ author platform ’

Publetariat Dispatch: Simple Steps to a Successful KDP Select Free Promotion

June 14, 2012
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Publetariat Dispatch: Simple Steps to a Successful KDP Select Free Promotion

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke shares her experiences in running a successful KDP Select campaign.  If you have read my previous posts on Amazon’s KDP Select Program,  you will already know that I joined this program primarily for the five  free promotional days Amazon gives you in exchange for selling your ...

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Publetariat Dispatch: 4 Simple Steps to Creating a Vanity URL for Your Amazon Author Central Page

May 15, 2012
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Publetariat Dispatch: 4 Simple Steps to Creating a Vanity URL for Your Amazon Author Central Page

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith explains how to customize the URL for the Amazon Author page. Amazon now allows authors to create a “vanity URL” or personalized web address that points to their Author Central page on Amazon. Author Central is a great place to feature your bio, videos,...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Can Your Readers Find You?

May 3, 2012
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Publetariat Dispatch: Can Your Readers Find You?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith discusses why it’s important to keep yourself available to your readers, and how to do it without compromising your privacy. Author  websites and blogs are an essential book promotion tool. But far too  many websites lack contact information for the author or make the ...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Secrets of Ebook Marketing, Excerpt Trades & the Future of Enhanced Ebooks

April 19, 2012
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Publetariat Dispatch: Secrets of Ebook Marketing, Excerpt Trades & the Future of Enhanced Ebooks

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author Cheri Lasota interviews author Laura Elliot about ebook marketing via excerpt trades and other out-of-the-box methods. This post, by Cheri Lasota, originally appeared on her site on 12/12/11 and is reprinted here in its entirety with her permission. I’d been search­ing for months for the right book to do...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Categories, Key Words, and Tags, Oh My: Why should an Author Care?

March 15, 2012
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Publetariat Dispatch: Categories, Key Words, and Tags, Oh My: Why should an Author Care?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses Amazon “tagging”, and why authors need to know more about it. Two weeks ago I published my second historical mystery, Uneasy Spirits,  and in the process I was reminded of how confusing it can be to  determine the best category and key words I should...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Amazon Author Page

March 8, 2012
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Publetariat Dispatch: Amazon Author Page

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author and Publetariat founder and Editor in Chief April L. Hamilton gives Amazon Author Page pointers.   This post originally appeared as a guest post on the BookBuzzr Blog on 10/21/11. Amazon has been instrumental in the rise of the indie author. Amazon  provides do it yourself publishing platforms both...

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Publetariat Dispatch: What’s the Most Important Thing on an Author Website?

January 19, 2012
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Publetariat Dispatch: What’s the Most Important Thing on an Author Website?

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith talks author websites. The book! It seems obvious, right?  But you’d be amazed at how hard it is to find information about the author’s book on some sites. It’s fine to have other content on your author website or blog, but make sure that...

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Publetariat Dispatch: My Book Ate My Blog

January 17, 2012
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Publetariat Dispatch: My Book Ate My Blog

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author M. Louisa Locke discusses the challenges in balancing writing with author platform. I ran across an excerpt of this interesting post entitled “My Book Ate my Blog” by Sophie Perinot on the Passive Voice blog (which if you haven’t discovered the Passive Guy yet,  run right over and check...

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Publetariat Dispatch: The Joy of Giving Away Ebooks

December 1, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: The Joy of Giving Away Ebooks

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, author LJ Sellers shares the benefits she’s enjoyed from giving away copies of her ebooks. Four years ago this month we moved into our current house, and I was gearing up to launch my first novel. I had never heard of Kindle, and e-books were only a vague concept. My...

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Publetariat Dispatch: Use Autoresponders And Emails To Promote Your Book

September 27, 2011
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Publetariat Dispatch: Use Autoresponders And Emails To Promote Your Book

In today’s Publetariat Dispatch, Savvy Book Marketer Dana Lynn Smith discusses how to add email and autoresponders to your author platform bag of tricks. Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, it’s important to have an opt-in form on your website to capture email addresses of visitors, so that you can contact them now and...

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