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Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes

Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it

Did you know that Google Docs has support for QR codes built-in? That's right, if you know the right function, the Spreadsheets app can generate QR codes with whatever inputs you like. Don't ...


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Very cool but the video isn't much help. You can check out a sample spreadsheet and get the code here 

http://lifeofjordi.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/google-docs-and-qr-codes/

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:50 PM

SWEET! for all that Google says QR Codes are de trop, they can't quite give them up! LOVE this so much, I want to SQUEE!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:54 PM

Definitely checking this out! 

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Picaro - Slashed Reads

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Picaro: Psychopaths, Warlords, and a Rogue Journalist on the Dark Side of History - Kindle edition by Jeff B. Harmon. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Picaro: Psychopaths, Warlords, and a Rogue Journalist on the Dark Side of History.
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What mainstream media will never tell you about worldwide conflict and the people behind it. 

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The Divine Apprentice - Slashed Reads

The Divine Apprentice - Slashed Reads | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
Kade looks up at his executioner with no fear or hate, watching . . .waiting. At six months old, he could hardly do much more as his grandfather agonizes over the task of taking the life of his only grandson.

Born with the rare ability to control the Divine, Kade has the potential to become one of the most powerful Chosen to ever exist.

Taken from his parents, at the age of ten, by his grandfather, a Master Chosen, Kade is taught to harness the power of the Divine for good.

After a decade of training, Kade learns the harsh reality of the dangerous world he is about to be thrust into, as his Master is brutally murdered right before his eyes. Kade soon realizes he is next.
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Readers love this sci-fi fantasy - 4.6 Stars 

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Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie We're In Trouble! - Slashed Reads

Somebody Tell Aunt Tillie We're In Trouble!  - Slashed Reads | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
Mara’s in hell! Neither one of the guys in her life is talking to her. Paul, her ex-boyfriend, is afraid she’s going to give birth to a baby demon—complete with horns and hooves. He wants proof that he’s actually the father. And her best friend, Gus, is so obsessed with his new boyfriend and his plans for the late, great, Lord Grundleshanks the Poisonous Toad, he has no time for anyone else.

After Gus flips the seasons and manages to bring summer into winter, everything starts going weirdly wrong. Summer refuses to leave. Household electronics start going haywire. When J.J., a local boy, vanishes from Mara's car, Mara begins to suspect he's been turned into a rat. But it’s such a crazy idea, who could she possibly talk to abut it? Then, her dead Aunt Tillie shows up to warn her that Gus is in trouble—big trouble—and it’s up to Mara to save him.
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Book 2  in the Toad Witch series is finally out! 

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17 Bestseller Tips - from Trade Publishers

17 Bestseller Tips - from Trade Publishers | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
. .If you ever see Marketing and Advertising from traditional puplishers, it's for their Bestseller authors only, such as: Advance Book Reviews, posted on their book's cover, Book Tours and Signing...
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Handy tips to study and keep. 

 

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6 Things to Consider When Writing Promotional Copy for Your Book ...

6 Things to Consider When Writing Promotional Copy for Your Book ... | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
Promotional copy for our books isn't necessarily something we think about as we're writing them, but we should, and today Karl Bunker gives us a heads up about what we need to know when it comes time to actually write this copy.
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Good read before you write your blurb or when it's time to revise it. 

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4 Ways to Increase Book Sales & Exposure (Part 2) | Book Marketing ...

4 Ways to Increase Book Sales & Exposure (Part 2) | Book Marketing ... | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed Basic Book Marketing activities that will assist authors in putting books in front of ideal customers. Part 2 covers the remaining 3 suggested ways to increase a writer's book sales and ...
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Great book marketing tips to read or review.

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Authors

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FYI #authors here's #Amazon's explanation of how to self-publish an audiobook w/ ACX http://t.co/LoDVly59hz
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A step by step tutorial to create your audiobook now with pictures. 

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21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors

21 Harsh But Eye-Opening Writing Tips From Great Authors | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
Never use jargon words like reconceptualize, demassification, attitudinally, judgmentally. They are hallmarks of a pretentious ass. (Harsh but cool. Writing advice from experts.

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Must read inspiration. 

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Book Promotion Tips for Authors.

One way authors can gain visibility online is to read excerpts from their books in a YouTube videos. Either answer questions, or do a virtual blog tour.
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Quick tips to spark your motivation to promo your book in fun ways. 

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Zodiacts: Cancer Conundrum - Slashed Reads

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The stars are going through the emotional wringer in Zodiacts: Cancer Conundrum. Carina Cancer is throwing her first party, is eager to please and fearful no one will show. Leo's feelings are hurt; he hasn't even been invited! Starrkitty is miffed; she's not the center of attention. To top it off, the sought after Sally Sagittarius has a skating conflict! Everyone's a little moody during this turbulent Cancer Moon. Is it a good night for a party, or will tantrums ensue?
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Get this book if you are a Cancer, have a little one Cancer, for a Cancer or just because it's a great book :)

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Getting a Grip - Slashed Reads

Getting a Grip - Slashed Reads | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
When Jennifer discovers a young man clinging to the edge of a cliff, only she can rescue him.

Which is bad news as she’s spent her entire life screwing up.

Her teachers gave up on her, her best friend patronises her, and her boyfriend is two - possibly three - timing her. But today, Jennifer has a chance to change all that - to save a life, win back her self-esteem and prove that she’s not such a pillock after all.
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How one unexpected event can rock your world. Hang on tight and get a grip by downloading now. 

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A Writer's Wormhole: from novelist to publisher in 3 Easy Nervous Breakdowns

A Writer's Wormhole: from novelist to publisher in 3 Easy Nervous Breakdowns | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
Last week, a desperate quest for sanity compelled me to stand down from my mind-numbing routine and ask "What on Earth has happened to me?" I was a writer. Somehow, however, I must have entered one...
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So true... and writing an interesting and personal experience post is a great way to promote a book without being promoty - yes I know that's not  a word. 

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Author Training 101 - Write Nonfiction NOW! - Linkis.com

Author Training 101 - Write Nonfiction NOW! - Linkis.com | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
But do you have the knowledge and training to produce a marketable book and to succeed as either a traditionally published or self-published author? Learn how to transform yourself from aspiring author to successful published author.
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New course worth checking out - $57

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Colony East - Slashed Reads

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Colony East (The Toucan Trilogy, Book 2) - by Scott Cramer. When Abby's little sister, Toucan, contracts a new, deadly illness spreading among the survivors, they go on a dangerous journey to Colony East, an enclave of scientists caring for a small group of children.
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This week only all 3 Toucan Trilogy on Sale - Great Christmas present for the new Kindle! 

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Spring Fever and Black Chocolate - Slashed Reads

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A titillating dream jolts Elise Hamilton out of her sexual lethargy.

A life of abstention is unhealthy, she decides. It must change. But this is easier said than done.

The men who cross her path are actors in the theatre she owns in Ottawa, Canada, and she is their artistic director. “I don’t sleep with my actors!” It is a cardinal rule she is unwilling to break.

With his dangerous good looks, charm and talent, Jeremy Brooks could have any woman he sets his eyes on, but he is in love with only one—Elise, who sixteen years ago had been part of his life. When an actor in Elise’s spring production must be replaced, Jeremy takes over the role. It is a calculated move. The former professional actor and TV star is now the CEO of an international real estate agency and a shrewd businessman. He always gets what he wants. And he wants Elise back.

But Elise is not a piece of real estate and no longer the timid, insecure actress of many years ago. The success of the play is uppermost in her mind and therefore she keeps a tight lid on her emotions and intense feelings for Jeremy, until a series of dramatic events not only pose a threat to the show but also to the survival of her theatre, her well-guarded aloof façade and that cardinal rule.
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Heat up a cold autumn night with this steamy romance. 

 

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Public Enemies - Slashed Reads

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The elite aren't afraid of laws or regulators or voters. The only thing they fear is an uprising of the people. That fear is about to be realized. The man who now calls himself Thomas Paine lived by the rules until he lost everything, including health insurance for his dying wife. Now he's vowed to bring about a Second Bill of Rights using vigilante violence against the "real Public Enemies" -- politicians, banksters, lobbyists, and CEO's. Can FBI Agent Darren Medlin stop Paine before those for whom the American Dream has turned into the American Nightmare join his "American Insurgency"?
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Scary real from today's headlines. Political thriller and unrest. 

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Zodiacts: Vinny d'Virgo and His Veggie Vittles - Slashed Reads

Zodiacts: Vinny d'Virgo and His Veggie Vittles - Slashed Reads | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
Zodiacts: Vinny d'Virgo and His Veggie Vittles - Kindle edition by Donna McGarry. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Zodiacts: Vinny d'Virgo and His Veggie Vittles.
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Virgo alert! You'll LOL at how this story reveals just who you are. 

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Self-publishing Basics

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Self-publishing: What is self-publishing? It is when you, the author, upload a book to amazon.com or smashwords.com, you set the price and the royalty options, you have access to your own sales dat...
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More tips for indie self-publishers

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Next Time, I’ll Self-publish

Next Time, I’ll Self-publish | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
When to suspect you’re getting taken for a ride by your publisher. (One writer's experience with publishing the traditional way. Worth a look before you sign that contract.
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10 excellent reason you should self-publish. 

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7 Brutally Honest Self-Publishing Tips

7 Brutally Honest Self-Publishing Tips | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
Let me preface this article with an admission: I'm no expert on self-publishing. My first book came out last week. However, I don't think one needs to be a veteran indie author to have learned a th...

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Sound advice for every writer. 

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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio (My new book DIARY OF A MAD DIVA is also on audiobook… narrated by yours truly! Listen here.
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Bring your words to life on SoundCloud

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6 Reasons Why English Writers Should Self-publish in Germany : Publishing Perspectives

6 Reasons Why English Writers Should Self-publish in Germany : Publishing Perspectives | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
The German ebook self-publishing market is exploding and here are 6 reasons why smart English-speaking writers should take advantage of the opportunity.
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Great post on giving foreign markets more attention. 

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The Trifecta: Initiation - Slashed Reads

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"This is not a hero's story."

In the wake of a devastating explosion, the world has crumbled to the criminals of society.

Now the Trifecta, a powerful organization, fights to regain peace and prosperity across the world. Their leader recruits Michael Fleming, a 15 year old boy who has spectacular abilities.

Shortly after arriving in The Trifecta’s city, Michael discovers he must uncover a traitor who has already killed dozens of the Trifecta’s best operatives. In the process of forming new friendships, Michael struggles to develop his powers and find his own path during his first year of training.
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Fast action adventure for YA's

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Author Entrepreneur. Why Being An Indie Author Is A Great Business Model.

Author Entrepreneur. Why Being An Indie Author Is A Great Business Model. | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
There are several ways to evaluate a market, as outlined in Josh Kaufman's The Personal MBA, which should go into an assessment of whether a (Author Entrepreneur. Why Being An Indie Author Is A Great Business Model.: There are several ...
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The point here is that writing is a business. If you don't want to do the marketing tasks, outsource it but whatever you do run your own business. 

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Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #44 — The Book Designer

Self-Publishing: Carnival of the Indies Issue #44 — The Book Designer | Book Marketing Made Easy | Scoop.it
Welcome to this issue of the Carnival of the Indies blog carnival. This issue is for May, 2014. We welcome your submissions on topics related to writing, self-publishing, book design or marketing books.
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Spread your Indie wisdom in the next issue of the Carnival - great information you can't buy on Amazon! 

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