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Promotional Tools for Writers on Google+ - GalleyCat

Promotional Tools for Writers on Google+ - GalleyCat | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
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Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It | MindShift

Blowing Out the Digital Book as We Know It | MindShift | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it

todays ebooks are not even close to maximizing the potential of the tablet http://t.co/AMEGDP1H #iPad #epub #ebooks #elearning #edtech...


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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Elle Lothlorien

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Promoting vs. Marketing a Book – The Promotion Stages – Pre-Publishing – Part 1 | ePublish a Book

Promoting vs. Marketing a Book – The Promotion Stages – Pre-Publishing – Part 1 | ePublish a Book | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
Once the market research has been done and the target audience identified and localized, it is time to begin the promotion per se. Promotion can be divided in...
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Ebook Pricing vs Revenue - Evil Genius Chronicles | Evil Genius Chronicles

Ebook Pricing vs Revenue - Evil Genius Chronicles | Evil Genius Chronicles | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
It's amazing how often I see some variant of the phrase We can't afford to price our ebooks lower because we have costs to recoup.
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The Future of the Book as Depicted in Science Fiction | Tor.com

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Stephen Leather

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Stephen Leather | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it

Tomorrow (November 22) is a big day for me. After selling close to half a million eBooks over the past twelve months I’m now taking a step back from self-publishing. I’ve spent twelve months promoting, marketing, plugging, Facebooking and tweeting and I’m exhausted. It’s time for someone else to do the hard work so that I can do what I do best – write.

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The Business Rusch: How Traditional Publishers Are Making Money | Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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You’ve made it half-way through NaNoWrimo! Now use these 10 tools to keep your writing fresh. | Novel Publicity

You’ve made it half-way through NaNoWrimo! Now use these 10 tools to keep your writing fresh. | Novel Publicity | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
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Nine Essentials for Self-Publishing Success

Despite all the great advice offered by WNFIN’s expert bloggers, it’s possible that your book proposal may not land you a traditional publishing contact. Or maybe you have no interest at all in traditional publishing; you may want to be an indie publisher—to self-publish your work. Great!

At this point in the WNFIN challenge, we turn our attention to just that—self-publishing. To start us off I’ve asked my favorite self-publishing expert to join us: Sue Collier,author of The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing, 5th Edition. If anyone knows what it takes to create successful self-published books, it’s Sue. And that’s the focus of her post—not just how to self-publish your book but how to do so successfully. After all, you don’t want to simply turn out a book that sits at Amazon.com and never sells more than one or two copies. You want to produce a book that sells thousands of copies—and maybe even makes it to the best-seller list. To do that, I suggest you pay attention to Sue’s nine essentials for self-publishing success.

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These Are “-Some” Adjectives

These Are “-Some” Adjectives | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
The suffix -some has one of three functions.
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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Book Country Fail

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Book Country Fail | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
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The Writing Bomb: WHAT THE HELL'S A WRITING PLATFORM ANYWAY?

The Writing Bomb: WHAT THE HELL'S A WRITING PLATFORM ANYWAY? | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it

If you're a writer, I'm sure you've scratched your head and asked, "What the hell's a platform anyway?" If so, you're not alone. The question comes with the territory.

You send out your query letters, hoping that a website and writer's group is enough to qualify for the ever coveted platform...whatever.

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The Case of the $0.49 Print Book — The Book Designer

The Case of the $0.49 Print Book — The Book Designer | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
The Case of the $0.49 Print Book and the odd disparities in book publishing that make pricing very subjective...
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Guest post & Kindle Fire giveaway: How I found the “truth” in The Lord of the Rings | Novel Publicity

Guest post & Kindle Fire giveaway: How I found the “truth” in The Lord of the Rings | Novel Publicity | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
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e-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2011 — The Book Designer

e-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2011 — The Book Designer | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
e-Book Cover Design Awards, November 2011 including award winners by designers Kate Gaughran and Daniel Will Harris among 90 others...
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Maths Used to Prove $2.99-3.99 is Optimum Ebook Price | Bookbee Ebooks

Maths Used to Prove $2.99-3.99 is Optimum Ebook Price | Bookbee Ebooks | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
Dave Slusher is a smart guy. He’s a scientist, a computer scientist and a blogger at the Evil Genius Chronicles. More than that, he still uses math (or maths, depending ...
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World-Building in Historical Fiction | David Gaughran

World-Building in Historical Fiction | David Gaughran | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
It's a temptation we must avoid: the research must serve the story, not the other way around. Science fiction and fantasy authors face similar challenges – the only difference being that the “world” they are building is one they ...
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CreateSpace or Lightning Source: Which is better for self-publishing? | Novel Publicity

CreateSpace or Lightning Source: Which is better for self-publishing? | Novel Publicity | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it

Congratulations!! You’ve decided to take the plunge and publish your book. Welcome to the indie revolution! In addition to the myriad design and marketing decisions you’re about to make, you must also decide whether to publish only in eBook format or publish in hard copy too. Authors choose one option or the other for various reasons. For our purposes, we’ll assume that you’ve decided to publish your masterpiece, your baby, in paper.

Which service do you use? If you’re the nervous type, who prefers everything done for you, you may want to go with one of the full-service self-publishing houses. It’s been a publishing lifetime since those so-called “vanity presses” made their debut. Back in the day, print on demand was a dirty word and authors who published with these shady companies worked, their detractors whispered, under the sick yellow glint of supreme self-delusion.

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A Newbie's Guide to Publishing: Guest Post by Robert Swartwood

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Should Authors be Salespeople or Book Marketers? — The Book Designer

Should Authors be Salespeople or Book Marketers? — The Book Designer | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
Should Authors be Salespeople or Book Marketers?
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Principles of Plain English

Principles of Plain English | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
Perspicuous written communication is fundamental in every aspect of human interaction -- or should I say, “Clear writing is important whenever people interact”?
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10 Best Practice Tips for Facebook Page Content Publishing | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Best Practice Tips for Facebook Page Content Publishing | Jeffbullas's Blog | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
These tips will help you increase your engagement and interaction with fans so that they will keep coming back and provide you with valuable feedback that will drive inquiry and sales and keep you on top of your market segment with real time...
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Looking Forward, Peering Back About Self-Publishing — The Book Designer

Looking Forward, Peering Back About Self-Publishing — The Book Designer | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it
Looking Forward, Peering Back About Self-Publishing looks at some of the changes taking place in publishing...
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what is scoop.it and how can it benefit your online presence and platform? | Olsen Jay Nelson

what is scoop.it and how can it benefit your online presence and platform? | Olsen Jay Nelson | Resources and trend analysis for authors, webcopy writers and web developers | Scoop.it

Scoop.it is an information curation and dissemination platform and social network that can not only provide interesting and important content for you but also for those in your other social networks. If you need or just want to know what’s going on in your niche areas of interest, and you want quality content in up to five topic areas, you can be a relatively early adopter and participate in a powerful curation tool that has a lot of potential to further the development of your program and platform.

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