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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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Self Publishing – POD Book Publishing – A Study on the Numbers

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How much money can you expect to make by going solo in the world of self-publishing? Here are some facts and figures that should make you take pause–a comprehensive study on self publishing vs. other options, which has finally become a financially viable and respectable option for book writers.

 

Summed up in this incredible infographic will show you in mere minutes:

 

1) The Traditional Way vs. The New Way

 

2) Printing and Distibution Costs

 

3) Print on Demand Case Study: Non-Fiction

 

4) Self Publishing vs. Typical Book Deals

 

5) Famous Self-Published Authors

 

6) E-books Case Study: Fiction

 

7) Growth of E-book sales

 

8) A Quirk in the Figures

 

Over the next 3 years alone, e-book sales are estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 72% to reach nearly $2.7 billion U.S. by 2013. Think you can put on your writing cap and grab a piece of this pie?

 

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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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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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.

 

This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on Writing for Kindle at www.scoop.it/philosbooks
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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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