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Top Five Marketing Mistakes Indie Authors Make (And How to Do Better) - Houston Press (blog)

Top Five Marketing Mistakes Indie Authors Make (And How to Do Better) - Houston Press (blog) | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Top Five Marketing Mistakes Indie Authors Make (And How to Do Better) Houston Press (blog) Lots of indie authors have a bad case of "I-can-do-that-itis." You read a book and think, "I can do better than that." True, you may be able to write better...
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Food for thought.   See if you can spot the misspelling in this article.

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Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time. I’m Left Speechless

Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time. I’m Left Speechless | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
For the first time in his life, actor Sir Anthony Hopkins hears a waltz piece he wrote 50 years ago called “And The Waltz Goes On”. Played by Dutch violinist Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra, Rieu named one of his albums after the song.
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Enjoy:  "And the Waltz Goes On".....Written by:  Sir Anthony Hopkins

 

Congratulations Sir Anthony Hopkins.

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9 Awesome Free Photoshop Resources to Up Your Design Game

9 Awesome Free Photoshop Resources to Up Your Design Game | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Check out our roundup of the 9 best free tutorials & resources out there for learning Photoshop: http://t.co/5mWejvH57X #photoshop #tutorial
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Enjoy these websites.  Great Info.  Thanks for Sharing

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Writing: The Cinematic Technique

Writing: The Cinematic Technique | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
One of the benefits of having worked in so many mediums – print, television, stage, online, stand-alone interactive and film – is that I’ve learned a variety of storytelling techniques  transfe (How can you apply cinematic techniques to your writing?
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Wattpad starts Publishing eBooks

Canadian based Wattpad is getting into the publishing game. They are taking two of the most viewed stories and selling them on Amazon, iBooks and Kobo.
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Interesting article

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Community Pool

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The Community Pool is for those of you looking for feedback, whether on post ideas, writing, blog design and layout, or anything else. (If we didn't want feedback, we'd writing private diaries, not public blogs.
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FlipHTML5 Announcing Free FlipBook Publishing Solution for Authors and ... - SBWire (press release)

FlipHTML5 Announcing Free FlipBook Publishing Solution for Authors and ... - SBWire (press release) | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
FlipHTML5 Announcing Free FlipBook Publishing Solution for Authors and ...
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Thanks Guys....I'd love to make a picture book

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Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2013 – the Winners

Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2013  – the Winners | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
When we asked you to nominate your favorite writing blog as one of the top 10 blogs for writ...
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Top ten blogs.  Congratulations and thanks for sharing your wealth of information

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DIY Project Idea: Paint Chip Art Canvas Apartment Therapy Reader Project Tutorial

DIY Project Idea:  Paint Chip Art Canvas   Apartment Therapy Reader Project Tutorial | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
This DIY art project comes to us from Allison at Simple Silver Linings, who wrote in to share this great idea for making your own custom canvas out of paint chips.
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Thanks Allison.  Lowe's may not be impressed but I really like your mural idea.

 

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WEbook Introduces Publishing Platform - mediabistro.com

WEbook Introduces Publishing Platform - mediabistro.com | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
WEbook Introduces Publishing Platform
mediabistro.com
Online writing community WEbook.com is getting into publishing with a new crowd-based publishing program.
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Author Resources

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www.fiverr.com - This site is FILLED with resources that can be used by authors who are looking to get their book promoted, edited, reviewed, designed, etc.  All you have to do is sign up for a FREE...
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Self-Publishing Platforms like Toronto's Wattpad Report Strong 2013 - BetaKit

Self-Publishing Platforms like Toronto's Wattpad Report Strong 2013 - BetaKit | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Self-Publishing Platforms like Toronto's Wattpad Report Strong 2013
BetaKit
This latter company is also a self-publishing services.
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And they said self-publishing wouldn't take off!!!!

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9 Famous Authors Rejected by Publishers - Writers Circle

9 Famous Authors Rejected by Publishers - Writers Circle | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
By Stephanie Ostroff Manuscript complete, a young British writer dashed off his first novel for review by a publishing house. The premise of his book was simple enough: a band of schoolboys struggles to survive on an uninhabited island.
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After one hundred rejections, I chose self publishing.

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LinkedIn Publishing Platform: Enhance Your Influence - Business 2 Community

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LinkedIn Publishing Platform: Enhance Your Influence
Business 2 Community
To more readily accomplish this objective of increasing the value of the network for all, LinkedIn has begun rolling out the LinkedIn Publishing Platform.
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Linkedin is rolling out a new platform:  Linkedin Publishing Platform.

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#AmtrakResidency: Application Form

#AmtrakResidency: Application Form | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
The official application page for the Amtrak writers residency program. Apply today!
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What an opportunity.    AHHHHH!  Only open to US citizens.

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9 Tricks to Make Your Dialogue More Organic

9 Tricks to Make Your Dialogue More Organic | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Nine techniques you can implement when writing dialogue to make character speech feel natural.
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The Independent Publishing Magazine: The Indie Author Manifesto ...

The Independent Publishing Magazine: The Indie Author Manifesto ... | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
We indie authors believe all writers are created equal, that all writers are endowed with natural creative potential, and that writers have an unalienable right to exercise, explore and realize their potential through the freedom of ...
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Music journalism bootcamp: June – July 2014 - Hackney Citizen

Music journalism bootcamp: June – July 2014 Hackney Citizen This course with The Journalism School is led by Jennifer Lucy Allan, online editor at The Wire, and will cover feature and reviews writing, pitching and blagging, interview techniques and...
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What a fabulous opportunity for music writers.  And it's free!!!!

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Pick one...or two or three... - Books2day

Pick one...or two or three... - Books2day | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Thanks and a tip of the hat to Ellen Helms for sharing this. (How 9 situations turn a novelist into a great novelist.
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Rick & Paulette's RV Travels: How To Insert A Video Using Blogger ...

Rick & Paulette's RV Travels: How To Insert A Video Using Blogger ... | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
How To Insert A Video Using Blogger Or Live Writer. Hot, hot, hot! Right from sun-up to sun-down on Friday. It was a little too stifling for me to play golf so I spent most of the day just taking it easy laying around in a recliner in ...
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89 Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life | Author Media

89 Book Marketing Ideas That Will Change Your Life | Author Media | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
We've compiled a list of 89 book marketing ideas that will change your life, build your brand, and sell your book.
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Wordfloat offering free video tutorials - AOL

Wordfloat offering free video tutorials - AOL | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Wordfloat offering free video tutorials AOL Wordfloat, an India based social networking site which has already received the traffic of 45 million users has recently introduced 5000 free video tutorials meant for the school students and the higher...
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Guest Post: Amy Morse – 9 Tips on Pinterest for Writers | SM4 Writers

Guest Post: Amy Morse – 9 Tips on Pinterest for Writers | SM4 Writers | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
We're in the middle of a Social Media revolution. There is information everywhere about Social Media, and it is now an essential part of the marketing mix for writers building their platform and reputation.
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2014 Goal.  Set up a Pinterest Account

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Finding Your Writer's Voice

Finding Your Writer's Voice | Authors in Motion | Scoop.it
Discovering the honest authenticity of Your Writer's Voice is not a writing exercise, it’s a quest worthy of any mythic hero.
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I once lost my "voice"  at a writer's club, quit, and wecomed it back..  Great article.  Thanks.

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Six reading tips for writers (another guest blog post for 49 Writers ...

In Reading Like a Writer, A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want To Write Them, Francine Prose recommends close reading, comparing the technique to watching someone dance and later, secretly ...
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Great advice.  Thanks for sharing.

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