Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hemingway’s Boat author Paul Hendrickson receives Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for nonfiction

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Where we do we find ideas for our books? Anywhere and anytime, apparently. My own ideas come to me in the strangest places, and at the oddest times. In the shower, in between my dream state and my final awakening the morning, in the car, watching television, or reading. Here’s one theory from an award-winning author:

 

“My theory on book-writing,” said author Paul Hendrickson, “is that we don’t find our books – they find us.”In town this weekend to receive the 2012 Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction for “Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost,” Hendrickson discussed what inspired him to tackle the Ernest Hemingway legend from a slightly new angle — specifically, that of the author’s beloved fishing boat Pilar, which played such an integral role in “Papa’s” Cuban period.

 

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 Group Etiquette | Beyond The Margins

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You do not have to “go it alone”. We are social creatures, and we were created for interaction with others. How will you know what people think of your writing, and your books, if you don’t get some kind of feedback? Your computer doesn’t talk back to you, and you can’t grow, as a writer, unless you receive some feedback from your fellow man.

 

This post gives some great tips for finding some others that you can click with, interact with, and grow with. There are all kinds of writing groups, from impromptu wine-fueled evenings in somebody’s loft, to groups that follow a rigid schedule every third Monday of the month, to an open format where anybody can bring in pages every meeting.

 

It doesn’t matter what “kind” of group you join–just find one and join!

 

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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Dream It, Do It: How Entrepreneurs Get Creative With Pinterest Marketing

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I have really become fascinated lately by what drives Pinterest, and how it can help ebook sellers promote their books. I have started pinning, and find that I love it! If you want to check out my boards, and follow what I do, click here:

 

http://pinterest.com/philosbooks/

 

I believe it goes back to kindergarten, when we were instructed to cut pictures out of magazines and paste them in random places on colorful construction paper to make collages. What fun! However, don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this seemingly simple child’s play. It can be a very powerful promotional tool. Many use Pinterest to promote their products, and even create boards that they use to run contests straight from their pins.

 

Keep this in mind: The pictures can link to wherever you choose. When you pin, keep that in mind. You are not only pinning the picture, but also the link. Pinterest is the hottest social media site around, and women are the movers and shakers of this visual media revolution.

 

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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Get a great idea on any topic in under 1 minute

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Great 1 minute 30 second You Tube tip from Internet Marketing Guru Jim Cockrum. Use this free tip to get great ideas for your very own book topic that you can use for Kindle.
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50 Ways To Reach Your Reader # 2: Indie Authors & Amazon | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors

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Amazon gives us so many F-R-E-E tools to promote our books, if we would but use them. If you have your book up for sale on Amazon (printed or digital), now there is no excuse not to take advantage of Author Central.

 

Second post in the “50 Ways to Reach Your Reader”, offers so many excellent ideas. Here’s a summary of the three tips to get you started:

 

1) Begin with your Author Page – Sell yourself! Find a great pic to upload, tell your readers who you are–be creative! You can even do a quick author video, and tie in all your social media feeds to your very own page.

 

2) Improve your Book Description – Sell your book! If you don’t know how to write a great sales page, find someone who does. This is your storefront! What is your book all about?

 

3) Get More Reviews – Offer a free copy of your book for reviews, tags, and likes. Visit forums. Try to get at least 5 posted before you offer it for free through KDP. Ask for reviews at the end of your book!

 

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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50 Ways To Reach Your Reader #1 Introduction | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors

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Let’s head back to square one in the ongoing quest of indie authors to find readers for their ebooks.  I’m going to take you back to the very beginning introduction of “50 Ways to Reach Your Reader”.

 

3 simple steps summed up: Listen, Take a Trip to Where the Readers Are, and Commit Time.

 

If you have no idea where to begin, start with this great advice, and 1-2-3 steps to up your readership.

 

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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The Business Rusch: Perfection « Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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No story is perfect. Even Shakespeare could have been critiqued into silence. Pick up those pens, write on, and just get it published already! I believe this post will breathe new life into 1,000’s of dusty manuscripts that are crying out for their final written words.

 

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Endings that Ruin Your Novel | Live Write Thrive

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Writers! Make sure your endings match up with the beginning and middle of your story. Insights, inspiration, and practical advice for writers…
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10 things to think about before you publish.

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Converting the PDF of your print ready book to Kindle is not expensive. So if you are going to produce a physical book it is a no-brainer to do it for Kindle, too.
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The Ridiculously Inexpensive Magic Of Direct Mail Letters! – Forbes

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Think about creative ways you can use direct mail to promote your books. No–snail mail is not dead!  It can’t hurt to try a letter or two every now and then. It doesn’t cost a heck of a lot. In fact, your biggest expense might be the cost of hiring a really good direct mail writer. If you can get a letter to click with a test audience, you’ll have found a potential silver mine that can pay off nicely when you roll it out to larger audiences.

 

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