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HITS FOR FREE - Persuasive Writing & Reading - Resources - TES

HITS FOR FREE - Persuasive Writing & Reading - Resources - TES | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
A mnemonic for learning the key 11 persuasive techniques used by advertisers and journalists. Useful for reading (media and non-fiction texts) and writing (APA argue, persuade, advise) tasks at KS3 and 4.
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The Reedsy Book Editor: A Powerful Writing Tool

The Reedsy Book Editor: A Powerful Writing Tool | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
The Reedsy Book Editor is a free online writing tool allowing any author to format and create professional ePub and print-ready files in seconds.
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Literature Map - Not Just for Teachers

Literature Map - Not Just for Teachers | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Finding books that kids will like can be a difficult task. Literature Map is a tool that might make that process easier. Literature Map provides a web of authors you might like based on authors that you already enjoy reading.
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A web tool  of authors you might like based on authors you already enjoy reading.
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Amazon Adjusts Page Size Measurement for Kindle Unlimited Royalties, Also Adds a Cap | The Digital Reader

Amazon Adjusts Page Size Measurement for Kindle Unlimited Royalties, Also Adds a Cap | The Digital Reader | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

Ever since July 2015 Amazon has been paying authors and publishers with works in Kindle Unlimited by the page, and on 1 February 2016 Amazon adjusted how it calculated the page size.

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February 1, 2016 Amazon adjusted how it calculated the page size for Kindle Unlimited.  Have you been affected?

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Google's "Future of the Book" Cannot be Printed, And It Also Cannot Be Viewed on Many Devices | The Digital Reader

Google's "Future of the Book" Cannot be Printed, And It Also Cannot Be Viewed on Many Devices | The Digital Reader | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

For a little over a year now Google has been working with London-based print book designers Visual Editions to develop new experimental concepts for the future of the book.

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What are your thoughts re Google's "Future of the Book"?

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21 Free Tutorials for Google Analytics

21 Free Tutorials for Google Analytics | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

Google Analytics may be the most important application to help you understand the behavior of your customers and make data-driven decisions. And whether you’re a ...

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Authors, do you use Google Analytics?  Please share your experience.

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Follow My Book Launch Journey Part 1

Follow My Book Launch Journey Part 1 | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
I've scheduled the release of my new e-book for January 31, 2016.   To launch a book without a plan is like sending your kindergarten-aged child to University.  I know because I launched two e-books the hard way.   But I am committed to send my third e-book into the Amazon world with the tools for…
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25 things you need to know for Self-publishing your book.

25 things you need to know for   Self-publishing your book. | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

Considering self-publishing a book? CNET's David Carnoy discusses the ins and outs of what it's all about.

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Fellow authors, do you have tips to add to this list?

 

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The Onomatopoeia Dictionary

The Onomatopoeia Dictionary | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

Onomatopoeia is word that mimics the sound of the object or action it refers to .  Example   Achoo - sound of sneezing.  This dictionary will be a valuable tool to add to your author toolkit.

 

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Instabook - The World's First Book on Demand System

Instabook - The World's First Book on Demand System | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
InstaBook Maker
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This sounds to good to be true.   Please share your thoughts and/or experience.

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In A Long, Long, Trailer, Too! (On RVing Time Book 1) eBook: S. A. Smith: Remains at #1 in Category. Amazon Australia Kindle Store

In A Long, Long, Trailer, Too! (On RVing Time Book 1) eBook: S. A. Smith: Amazon.Australia  Kindle Store  remains at #1 in category.

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Thank you, Australia.

 

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New Kindle Direct Publishing Dashboard

New Kindle Direct Publishing Dashboard | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Amazon is famous for surprising its authors with new features, new offers, and newly revamped designs, all while keeping quiet about it. Past moves have
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Have you seen the new KDP dashboard yet?  I found the page  layout confusing.    But like all new things technical, I struggle through until one day, the new is old again.l

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Launch Your Book to Bestseller (new free course)

Launch Your Book to Bestseller (new free course) | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Want to be a bestselling author? Follow the same formula used by bestselling authors like Dan Norris, David Nihill, Jeff Goins and many others.
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Just signed up for @tmorkes new free publishing course “Launch Your Book to Bestseller” – get it while it’s hot! http://bit.ly/1aBlrBj

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Amazon Now Lets You Give Away Kindle eBooks as Prizes

Amazon Now Lets You Give Away Kindle eBooks as Prizes | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Around this time last year Amazon launched a service groups, companies, and creators could hold a contest and give away swag as prizes.
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#1 Best Seller in Family Travel eBooks Amazon.ca

#1 Best Seller in Family Travel eBooks Amazon.ca | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
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#1 Best Seller in Family Travel eBooks.

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42 Fiction Writing Tips for Novelists | Writing Forward

42 Fiction Writing Tips for Novelists | Writing Forward | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

Over the years, I have compiled this grand list of fiction writing tips for authors. They come from classes, books, interviews, and personal experience.

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Best Animated Video Creator Tools

Best Animated Video Creator Tools | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Tired of the old PowerPoint presentation? Want to make an impact and a lasting impression with your students or teachers? Then, check out these video creation tools that lets you create great anima…
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Follow My Book Launch Journey Part 2

Follow My Book Launch Journey Part 2 | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
As I mentioned in Part 1,  free resources abound on the internet to walk you through each step of your journey and I'd like to mention  one in particular that  I've found invaluable to keep me on track.  BookFuel,  a website specializing in all aspects of  editing, publishing and marketing  a book for a fee…
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Amazon.com: Kindle Instant Preview

Amazon.com: Kindle Instant Preview | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

Kindle Instant Book Preview.  Read Now.  Read Anywhere.

 

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This is so cool!.

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Infographic: How Much Does Google Really Know About You? | The Digital Reader

Infographic: How Much Does Google Really Know About You? | The Digital Reader | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

With the US Congress recently having passed the CISA surveillance bill under the guise of enacting a budget, I'm sure we're all aware just how far the spying extends, but the national governments aren't the only ones watching your every...

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If Google is tracking our every move, do you think all search engines have the same capability? 

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Windows Web Hosting Gallery

Windows Web Hosting Gallery | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Microsoft Windows Web hosting offers from hundreds of partners worldwide. The Microsoft Web Hosting Gallery contains the best shared, virtual, dedicated, or cloud hosting for your website.
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Pinterest for Authors | Self-Publishing Advice for Writers

Pinterest for Authors | Self-Publishing Advice for Writers | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
6 top tips on how self-publishing authors can use Pinterest for book promotion and marketing and inspiration for their writing
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Do you use Pinterest  to promote your books?  Please share your ideas.

 

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What Happens to Your Online Presence When You Die? [Infographic]

What Happens to Your Online Presence When You Die? [Infographic] | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
In its first 8 years of existence, an estimated 30 million Facebook users passed away. So what happens to your online profiles when you die?
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Food for thought.  What happens to your digital presence when you die?  Who will own your writing legacy?  Let's start a dialogue.

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Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #55 — The Book Designer

Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #55 — The Book Designer | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Self-Publishing: The Carnival of the Indies Issue #55 including
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To my author friends.  Check out this newsletter chockfull of links to articles related to self publishing.  I was particularly interested in how to market your Audiobook.  What interested you?  Share your thoughts.

 

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Audience Research Needn't Be Costly or Time Consuming - Digital Book World

Audience Research Needn't Be Costly or Time Consuming - Digital Book World | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
In the first of a series dedicated to dispelling common book marketing myths, Peter McCarthy shows how to make audience research speedy and low-cost.
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How do you see  these tools  helping a novice marketer like myself to sell more books.  My books are listed on Amazon and here is the link: 

https://www.amazon.com/author/s.a.smith

 

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