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A List of Differences Between Vanity Presses and Self-Publishing Companies

A List of Differences Between Vanity Presses and Self-Publishing Companies | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
Publishing is after all a business so some will have success in different areas than others. What would you consider a vanity press as opposed to a self publishing company?

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The Week I Challenged Social Media

The Week I Challenged Social Media | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
Now that the week is over, I will call it "the week when people challenged social media".  I had a couple of clients who were pretty unimpressed by the response they got in the social media. Their ...

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My feelings on social media exactly!

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Now that the week is over, I will call it “the week when people challenged social media”.  I had a couple of clients who were pretty unimpressed by the response they got in the social media. Their problem was not with my work (thankfully!), but with the response they got. They thought that social media have created a hypethat fails to live up to expectations, in terms of how useful they are, marketing-wise.  I can’t really disagree with them; unless they have a substantial marketing budget, the organic reach they get through their promotions is minimal – especially on Facebook.

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Create Original Visual Content That People Love to Share (by Donna Moritz)

Create Original Visual Content That People Love to Share (by Donna Moritz) | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
In March, the whole Agorapulse team traveled to San Diego on a mission to attend the best sessions at Social Media Marketing World, compile
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I'm more and more into learning how to create compelling visuals. This is a great article that gave my mind a spin!

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8 Tools to Help Optimize Your SEO

8 Tools to Help Optimize Your SEO | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
SEO has become a cornerstone in content marketing campaigns as businesses look to establish a presence on the Internet. However, SEO is about more than just making sure you have the appropriate keywords placed in landing pages and blog posts. Search engines are getting smarter – specifically Google – which is constantly trying to keep the playing field leveled with every new update.
Google’s goal is to ensure that Web surfers are getting quality results each time they submit a search query, and you need to keep these guidelines in mind to make sure your company site actually reaches your target audience. That being said, it helps to know how to optimize your SEO strategy to make sure that you’re always tapping into the potential of the Web. Here are eight tools you can use to enhance your current SEO plan.
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The 8 Types of Images That Increase the Psychological Impact of Your Content

The 8 Types of Images That Increase the Psychological Impact of Your Content | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
The importance of using images goes beyond "looking nice" and is deeply psychological. Here are eight effective types of images, and where to find them.

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The impact of images in blog posts and the types of images you can use. A very useful article!

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15 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Editor Before Hiring Them | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

15 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Editor Before Hiring Them | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing | Self-publishing | Scoop.it

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Add to that checklist!

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Chris Simon's curator insight, May 30, 2014 10:10 AM

Les bonnes questions à vous poser avant de chercher une correctrice/éditrice pour votre manuscrit :

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Good info!

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14 Examples and 2,300 Words on How to Sharpen Your Sentences

14 Examples and 2,300 Words on How to Sharpen Your Sentences | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
Quick-and-dirty guide to sentence-level revision for fiction writers, using 14 sentences I sliced and diced from my next book.

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Love the quick-and-dirty guides!

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Justin Hipps, MBA's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:30 AM

Very well written ... "no pun intended" ;-)

 

Great tips to sharpen your communication!

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Tweet from @fatgreekodyssey

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What does a Scottish-born, Aussie-raised author doing in rural Peloponnese? From my blog:

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My notes from an LBF14 Seminar: Top 10 Tips for Self-Publishing | Liz Harris

My notes from an LBF14 Seminar: Top 10 Tips for Self-Publishing | Liz Harris | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
Many thanx for the RT, Alison xx Top 10 tips for self-publishing from two mega-selling NY indie authors (from #LBF) http://t.co/j5qQ2UkwXA
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Tips to go by.

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Fall Of The Grammar Snobs: How Typos Became Okay

Grammatical snobbery, at this point in the Internet age, has been slain by speed and buried by quantity. The new literacy is a fast-evolving form of art, with few rules and lots of room for improvising.

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Letting go of conventions in the new era...

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 16, 2014 8:44 AM

I paraphrase: "If there are errors in your grammar and spelling, there may be errors in your research and your facts."


". . . even while the rules evolve, everyone should aspire to excellence in the craft of communication."


Aspire to excellence. Be clear in your intent.

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300+ Fool-Proof Fonts to use for your Book Cover Design (an epic list of best fonts per genre)

300+ Fool-Proof Fonts to use for your Book Cover Design (an epic list of best fonts per genre) | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
Using the right fonts on your book cover helps tell the reader what genre your book fits into and elicits an emotional response. You want it to look great, but also be appropriate, fit in well with...
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Great looking fonts!

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PW shares fast-growing indie publisher list: Not many dead -

PW shares fast-growing indie publisher list: Not many dead - | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
PW highlights some handy points on what it takes for indie publishers to survive and thrive in these digitally disrupted times. (PW shares fast-growing indie publishers list: Not many dead: Think that self-publishing, Amazon and ebooks bet...
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"Capitalize on trends but don't overcommit."

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How to Price Your Self-Published Book - Marketing Tips For Authors

How to Price Your Self-Published Book - Marketing Tips For Authors | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
How to price your self-published book.
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An uncomplicated guide laying out common conditions, goals, basic philosophies and strategies in a relatable way.

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Why grammar pedants miss the point

Why grammar pedants miss the point | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
The cause of good writing is not served by griping pedants, writes Steven Pinker.

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Are you a member of the Gotcha! Gang? Cheeky article :)

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Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, September 24, 2014 11:06 AM

The grammar Nazi: to be or not to be?  

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Word of Mouth – An Urban Myth?

Word of Mouth – An Urban Myth? | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
Guest Post by Pedro Barrento Ever since I've become a self-published author, I've heard people telling me that the secret to self-publishing success is "wor

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Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, September 5, 2014 11:51 AM

Does word of mouth work for self-published writers?  The author of this post thinks not so much and explains why.  I did find the comments quite interesting and challenging.  

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Most Common Self-Publishing Mistakes (And How To Fix Them)

Most Common Self-Publishing Mistakes (And How To Fix Them) | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
When it comes to self-publishing your book, avoid the most common pitfalls to make the most of your ...
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Includes a how-to video for adding TOC. Interesting.

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17 Copywriting Do's and Don'ts: How To Write Persuasive Content

You studied several copywriting books. And read blog post after blog post about writing. But writing your own web copy? It’s a struggle. You know the grammar i…

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Must read (or click on). Entertaining and insightful tips!

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The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly

The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
Writing is thought put to page, which makes all of us writers -- even if we don’t have the chops to spin beautiful prose.

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Interesting and motivating!

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, June 20, 2014 2:10 PM

Interesting article about how beneficial writing can be for anyone. Putting pen to paper is much more than creating a body of words.

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In addition to academic writing I find autobiographical  writing quite cathartic...

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The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly

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13 Blogging Statistics That Will Make You Change Your Strategy Immediately

13 Blogging Statistics That Will Make You Change Your Strategy Immediately | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
The advantages of blogging as part of a content marketing strategy are clear for all to see (we hope). But the way you go about it may be about to change. The infographic below from Social Marketin...
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Food for thought and action!

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New Author Earnings Report Shows Growing Revenues for Authors ...

New Author Earnings Report Shows Growing Revenues for Authors ... | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
It's been some 3 months since Hugh Howey released the first Author Earnings Report, and he's back again today to deliver another installment. The new report takes a one-day snapshot of the Kindle Store's best seller lists ...
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Eight writing strategies for people who say they can’t write

Eight writing strategies for people who say they can’t write | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
If you want to launch and grow a business, chances are you’re going to have to put words on the page. Probably many words on many pages. Which means there’s no room for saying you “hate writing” or “can’t write.”

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Eight cures for writer's block.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 28, 2014 12:17 PM

No matter your writing situation, these are great strategies.


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Top Ways to Earn Money Writing on Internet

Top Ways to Earn Money Writing on Internet | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
If you like to write, there are many ways you can make money online and earn extra income on the Internet. You do not need to have a blog, or a website, or any prior knowledge of HTML or JAVA, or SEO,

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Money ideas!

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...when yeez are a Self-Publishing Author, yeez can't say, '...it's not my job!'... #TBSU...

...when yeez are a Self-Publishing Author, yeez can't say, '...it's not my job!'... #TBSU... | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
...when yeez have a coupla million bucks in the bank account, the mortgage paid, and no bills outstanding anywhere, yeez can pretty much suit yerselves what yeez do with yer day... that status is s...
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Awesome how to self-publish guide by Seumas Gallacher!

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You are not alone: Introduction to the indie publishing community

You are not alone: Introduction to the indie publishing community | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
Writing is a solitary act. But marketing and promoting your book doesn't have to be. 8,000 to 11,000 new publishers enter the field every year; and most are independent publishers. Luckily for you,...
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Useful communities!

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5 ways new writers can chase away potential readers

5 ways new writers can chase away potential readers | Self-publishing | Scoop.it
This post is from a reader’s point of view. With just one complete (unpublished) manuscript and so much to learn, it would be presumptuous of me to give advice to anyone as a writer. Although I may...
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Actually, this is from my own blog www.mmjayewrites.com

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