Daily Archives: November 19, 2012

Self-Publishing Authors can Connect with Readers INSIDE their E-Books.

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I thought I had heard it all until I read this post. I had to read it twice to make sure I was reading correctly. Yes, authors can now interact with their readers INSIDE their ebooks as the reader is reading. The new connection platform is called a WeJIT.

 

You won’t disturb your reader–they can ignore WeJIT if they like. The readers can link up with their social media platforms like FB and Twittter. Readers can engage with the author on book discussions and post the discussions on their FB, twitter, etc. and get their friends involved! Their friends can then become a part of the discussion and could, in turn, become interested in your book.

 

Why put WeJITs in your book?

Increase readership Increase awareness Sell more books

The future is here now! Can you see the possibilities? This is very exciting news to me.

 

This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on Ebook Promotion and Marketing at www.scoop.it/philosbooks
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Plotter, Pantser or Plotser?

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This post gives us some a good idea of what kind of writer we happen to be: Plotter, Pantser or Plotser? Or maybe a little of each? I tend to be very methodical and organized, but I don’t like to translate that to my writing. I like to feel free to be able to create whatever characters and worlds I choose.

 

However, it does help to have an idea of where you want to go. I agree with having a very basic plan when starting. This post will give you that quick plan–if you’re not sure where to start.

 

No matter which kind of writer you are, just start! That’s the key to getting your book completed.

 

This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on Ebook Promotion and Marketing at www.scoop.it/philosbooks
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Writing your Kindle Book from an App? Yes! It is possible.

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I never considered writing a novel from an App! I now know that it is definitely possible with the technology we have available to us today. My memory reaches back to remember a game that we played as kids, where you had several circles of various shapes all attached together with a brad. You spun those circles to land on various word choices, which when put all together, would create a story. This is the logic behind the “Brainstormer” App ($1.99) for the Iphone.

 

If your car battery dies, you can give it a jump start to replenish lost power. Your brain may need the same boost, but it’s probably best that you not do it with an electrical charge. 🙂 Filled with thousands of possible combinations between three columns, the app helps create the perfect prompt to get your juices flowing again.

 

How clever!

 

From the website: “There’s no perfect formula for crafting a novel. In fact, some of the best tales that withstand the tests of time are the ones that break the rules and invent a new narrative. The simplest of ideas can blow up into 100,000 words of masterfully crafted storytelling with proper development. While the words are the most important part of any novel, what is a craftsperson without his or her tools? We’ve collected eight apps that will help you turn aspirations into novelizations. ”

 

This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on Ebook Promotion and Marketing at www.scoop.it/philosbooks
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Embed Your YouTube Videos on Your Own Website to Increase Revenue

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I have seriously been considering putting together some promotional videos for my books. Video, combined with your blog posts, can speak to the people in a way that words alone cannot. Plus, you can make them funny, sad, goofy, or whatever.  Think about your books and their topics, and how you (or a Fiverr.com outsourcer) can create a video to promote these books to the world.

 

In this Episode, Eli the Computer Guy shows you how to increase the revenue you earn off of YouTube videos by embedding your videos onto your website. This eleven minute video will show you how.

 

Have fun with it! If you have a computer, you can create a simple video and upload it to You Tube, and also to your website. If you’re not sure how to get started, fret not! Check out all the video gigs listed on Fiverr to get started with your ideas. Soon, you’ll be a video master!

 

This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on Ebook Promotion and Marketing at www.scoop.it/philosbooks

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