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Writing Your Own Positive Story | Yoga Section - Yoga For Beginners

Writing Your Own Positive Story | Yoga Section - Yoga For Beginners | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
The philosophical theme is this practice is about techniques to control your thoughts — learning to be more in charge of your thoughts than they are of you.
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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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IndieReCon Preview | Advice for Authors Who Self-Publish

IndieReCon Preview | Advice for Authors Who Self-Publish | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Top tips from key speakers who will be joining IndieReCon 2015 online selfpublishing conference, free to indie authors via the Alliance of Independent Authors
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Thank you for a fab conference Indie ReCon and Alli -  Success Tips from the IndieRecon Speakers -  I will use what I've learned to launch Book 3 in my series On RVing Time  A Grand Mexico Tour

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Register To Attend

Register To Attend | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
// We'll also use this email address to keep you up to date with what's happening where and when and to connect you to selected speakers and sponsors.(You can opt out of these updates at any time)T...
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Check out this fab conference today and hook up with me on FB, Linkedin and Twitter

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Host your Podcasts on Google Drive for Free

Host your Podcasts on Google Drive for Free | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Learn how you can upload and host your iTunes podcast files on Google Drive for free. You can host both audio and video podcasts.
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Hosting your Podcasts on Google Drive.  You have to love FREE.

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Give Yourself the Location Advantage

Give Yourself the Location Advantage | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Give Yourself the Location Advantage
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Would this type of training help authors?

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Five Self-Publishing Trends to Know in 2015 by @MidnightWriting | She Owns It

Five Self-Publishing Trends to Know in 2015 by @MidnightWriting | She Owns It | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
RT @MirandaSman: Five Self-Publishing Trends to Know in 2015 by @MidnightWriting http://t.co/k9MrhW7btj via @MelissaOnline
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Self-Publishing Trends to Know in 2015.  What do you know about Vlogging? 

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The Goodreads Preview Feature

The Goodreads Preview Feature | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
It has recently come to my attention that Goodreads now offers the option to upload a preview for each of your books. I like the idea.
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Goodreads adds  a "Preview Function."

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How To Combine Great Content With Strong SEO To Maximize Search Visibility

How To Combine Great Content With Strong SEO To Maximize Search Visibility | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it

What’s more important than writing great content? Making sure people can find it!

 

While search engine algorithms are getting better at discovering and ranking new content on the web, there are still a lot of things you can do to influence that process. Publishing content to a blog is only the first step in the promotion process.

 

Doing only that doesn’t guarantee anyone will see it. You have to go the extra mile to get your content in front of eyeballs!

 Read More: http://searchengineland.com/get-content-front-millions-eyeballs-216577


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Use these valuable tips to get your website noticed.

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Graham Drage's curator insight, March 30, 2:05 AM

Some good tips. The one I find overlooked most is the Image file name. Many people use an image straight of their camera with a file name like DSC001.jpg It is a job of seconds to give it a relevant file name eg Dog-Walking-In-St-James-Park.jpg and then you have an image which can be understood by the search engine and also one you will be able to identify easily when you look in 6 months time.

2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, March 30, 7:48 AM

Begin your week strong by improving your "Findability" on the net! We love this blog post with these great steps to help you connect to the right people at the right time! Happy Monday...

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Bella Crafts Current Issue

Bella Crafts Current Issue | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Bella Crafts Quarterly is the #1 always free to download craft publication. Bella Crafts Quarterly is for people who craft for fun or for business.
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Who doesn't love a Craft Book?   Download for free.  Also, download the free resource - Where to sell your Crafts.

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A Quote by Terry Pratchett

A Quote by Terry Pratchett | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
It's still magic even if you know how it's done.
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Magic!

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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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What's the Best Print service for Indie Authors? | Advice for Authors Who Self-Publish

What's the Best Print service for Indie Authors? | Advice for Authors Who Self-Publish | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Excellent detailed analysis of the pros and cons of using Ingram Spark and CreateSpace to self-publish print books by ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo
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It's a confusing world out there for Self-publishing Print Books .  Here's a great article comparing CreateSpace and Ingram Spark.   Tell me about your experience.

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DIY Book Formats

DIY Book Formats | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
FREE book formatting templates in MS Word and InDesign.
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I love to share free stuff and this looks like a winner to me.  Free Book Formatting templates.

 

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MailChimp Step-by-Step: Free Training

MailChimp Step-by-Step: Free Training | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Get the most out of MailChimp with this FREE Training. It will walk you through step-by-step from creating your first list to sending campaigns and creating optins (even linking to Facebook).
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Email marketing training for free.

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10 Techniques for More Precise Writing

10 Techniques for More Precise Writing | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Here are ten ways to produce more vivid, direct, concise prose by replacing wordy phrases with fewer words and reorganizing sentences. It is not advisable to
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Techniques to Improve your writing.

 

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Thomas Church :What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet? - Huffington Post UK

Thomas Church :What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet? - Huffington Post UK | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them....
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Facebook - The Gateway keeper to the Web connecting a billion people to the Internet.  .  What do you think?

 

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What The Internet Thinks About - Interactive Infographic

What The Internet Thinks About - Interactive Infographic | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
What if you saw the Internet's most-read stories all at once. This infographic shows what the internet thinks about based on the most popular media.
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Does the Internet have a heart after all?  Check out this really cool infographic by Anna Vital.

 

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Explore Filmmaking - free online course at FutureLearn.com

Sign up now at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-filmmaking 'Explore Filmmaking: from Script to Screen' is a free online course from the NFTS and BFI Film Academy available on FutureLear.
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Are you interested in turning your book into a film?  This free training from FutureLearn.com might be for you.

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Free Webinar: The Indie Author’s Guide to Creating a Killer Media Kit with Joan Stewart — The Book Designer

Free Webinar: The Indie Author’s Guide to Creating a Killer Media Kit with Joan Stewart — The Book Designer | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
One of the fastest ways to improve your book marketing, your book launch, and your media exposure is to make sure you’ve got a complete and easily available media kit.
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Shout out to authors.   Do you have an media kit?  You might be interested in this free webinar .

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