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10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author

10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Fantastic opportunity. Too often we overlook the potential of this technology.

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passive income stream

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Write to interact

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A great collection of tutorials for Author use and make stunning interactive e-books for your subject (Mac only).

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3 Exciting Mindshifts for Author Entrepreneurs by Joanna Penn

3 Exciting Mindshifts for Author Entrepreneurs by Joanna Penn | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
Joanna Penn describes three mind shifts for every entrepreneurial author: global, mobile, and direct.

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Joanna Penn is a must-follow for those new to building an author platform.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, October 15, 2014 11:30 AM

Joanna has an exceptional practical but readable style. A must read for self publishing authors.

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The Business Of Being An Author Entrepreneur

The Business Of Being An Author Entrepreneur | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

An entrepreneur creates value from ideas.
Surely that makes authors entrepreneurs!

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Highly recommend the immersive series of articles by @thecreativepenn on entrepreneurship for authors

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9 Self-Publishing Fiction Writers You Should Follow Today

9 Self-Publishing Fiction Writers You Should Follow Today | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
9 Self-Publishing Fiction Writers You Should Follow Today by Jason Kong explains what new writers can learn from CJ Lyons, Joanna Penn, Lindsay Buroker, Joe Konrath, David Gaughran, Nathan Bransford, Elizabeth Craig, Hugh Howey, Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant.
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He's absolutely right. I follow several of these writers already and their advice has been invaluable. I'm looking forward to familiarizing myself with the rest.

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Tips On Public Speaking For Authors, Creatives And Other Introverts

Tips On Public Speaking For Authors, Creatives And Other Introverts | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Successful writers have to be speakers – eventually literary festivals, podcast interviews, radio and TV shows will be on the cards, and it's best to learn to speak before you absolutely HAVE to!"

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Sound advice (HA!) on a topic relevant to many authors.

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Should Self-Publishing Authors Hire Editors, Producers and Cover Designers? Team Publishing vs. DIY | Digital Book World

Should Self-Publishing Authors Hire Editors, Producers and Cover Designers? Team Publishing vs. DIY | Digital Book World | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Related: Author Report 2013-2014 Self-publishing is something of a misnomer, given the various ways that authors can publish books outside of a traditional (Should Self-Publishing Authors Hire Editors, Producers and Cover Designers?


Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro
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It's impossible for one person to be expert at everything. Hiring a team of professionals to polish and promote your work helps you compete in a crowded marketplace.

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52 Ways to Market Your Book: Tip #3 - Five Simple Ways to Grow your Email List - Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

52 Ways to Market Your Book: Tip #3 - Five Simple Ways to Grow your Email List - Author Marketing Experts, Inc. | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Welcome to Tip #3 of our 52 Ways to Market Your Book! I hope you’re enjoying these tips and they are helping you sell more books.

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@bookgal gives tips on boosting your email list ... and 51 other ways to market your #book.

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How To Create The Ultimate Story Plot

How To Create The Ultimate Story Plot | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

There is only one winning plot, in all the stories of the world, and it’s very simple:

Boy meets hamster.
Boy loses hamster.
Boy is reunited with hamster (or not).

For ‘boy’ read any principal character. For ‘hamster’ read any Object of Desire. 

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This deceptively simplistic post actually encapsulates real wisdom. 

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This deceptively simplistic post actually encapsulates real wisdom.

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Why Literary Writers Have Not Yet Made (But Can Make) the Transition to Self-Publishing

Why Literary Writers Have Not Yet Made (But Can Make) the Transition to Self-Publishing -- Blogcritics.org (blog) 


Via Marianela Camacho Alfaro, Sharon Bakar
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Author Claude Nougat has several useful insights, including why literary readers are slower to adopt digital books and how writers can position their literary fiction for the greatest visibility. A must read for writers of non-genre fiction.

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101 Quick Actions You Can Take Today to Build the Writer Platform of Your Dreams | Your Writer Platform

101 Quick Actions You Can Take Today to Build the Writer Platform of Your Dreams | Your Writer Platform | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
What does it really take to build a writer platform? Learn the most important aspect to building your writer platform, and 101 quick ways to get started.
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Fabulous checklist! Be sure to scan the comments for additional suggestions.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:46 PM

Fantastic list for building an authors platform.  Loads of great links too.

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How to add Pinterest pins to Twitter

How to add Pinterest pins to Twitter | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

When you add Pinterest pins to Twitter you can bring exposure to your Pinterest account to a whole new audience....In the example below, I clicked on one of the pins from Ileane Smith of  Basic Blog Tips .


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Wish it showed the photo, tho ...

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5 Valuable Charts That Show How Publishing Is Changing | Jane Friedman

5 Valuable Charts That Show How Publishing Is Changing | Jane Friedman | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
Each of these five charts from industry respected sources provide critical insight into the change underway in book publishing.
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The takeaways are very helpful. Authors should take note of the importance of metadata in book discovery/sales.

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Shevi Arnold Writes: How to Advertise on Facebook for $1 a Day: 9 Tips

Shevi Arnold Writes: How to Advertise on Facebook for $1 a Day: 9 Tips | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Via Judith van Praag
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Helpful advice on how to get the best bang for your ad buck on Facebook.

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Judith van Praag's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:37 AM

Shevi Arnold has done her homework, and she's gregarious in sharing her notes. You can benefit from her research.

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10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author

10 Great Tutorials to Create Interacive eBooks Using iBook Author | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Fantastic opportunity. Too often we overlook the potential of this technology.

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lorrinda's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:57 AM

passive income stream

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Write to interact

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 18, 2014 12:26 PM

A great collection of tutorials for Author use and make stunning interactive e-books for your subject (Mac only).

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4 Ways Authors Can Rock on Twitter by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer

4 Ways Authors Can Rock on Twitter by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
4 Ways Authors Can Rock on Twitter by Frances Caballo explains ways authors can boost their profiles and engagement on Twitter.
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#Needtoknow tips from @CaballoFrances (she's right ... that IS a long username ;)

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A Newbie’s Guide: Novel Marketing for Dummies | Ninie Hammon

A Newbie’s Guide: Novel Marketing for Dummies | Ninie Hammon | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
The amount of information about marketing a novel is overwhelming. Cut it into bite-sized pieces: Product, Store, Promotion, Sales
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A #mustread for every #selfpublishing newbie: the "Novel Marketing for Dummies" series by @niniehammon

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Indie Spotlight on Children’s Authors

Indie Spotlight on Children’s Authors | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Picture books are a rapidly growing category in self-publishing, but they can also be one of the most challenging types of books to produce. We asked five picture book creators to tell us about their publishing success, share their experiences, and offer advice to other authors. Whether it’s teaming up with a member of the autism community to broaden readership or funding a project on Kickstarter, these indie authors are finding creative ways to fund, publish, and market their books.

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Self-published authors of picture books share the secrets of their success.

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John Green’s Superb Advice to Aspiring Writers and Creators in the Digital Age

John Green’s Superb Advice to Aspiring Writers and Creators in the Digital Age | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

A vital reminder of the only good reason to put something into the world.


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In a nutshell: "Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts." -- John Green

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Christi Krug's curator insight, June 17, 2014 1:43 PM

"Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And [not] because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people." --John Green

KindredReaders's curator insight, June 18, 2014 12:43 PM

In a nutshell: "Don’t make stuff because you want to make money — it will never make you enough money. And don’t make stuff because you want to get famous — because you will never feel famous enough. Make gifts for people — and work hard on making those gifts in the hope that those people will notice and like the gifts." -- John Green

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9 (Short) Storytelling Tips From A Master Of Movie Trailers

9 (Short) Storytelling Tips From A Master Of Movie Trailers | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
Buddha Jones co-founder John Long discusses mini-storytelling principles and the art of modern trailer making.
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Great advice to keep in mind when you're writing a pitch or synopsis, or if you plan to make a promotional video for your book.

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My Self-Publishing Journey: Putting Together My A-Team

My Self-Publishing Journey: Putting Together My A-Team | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
While you don’t have to hire editors or use beta readers before you self-publish, a book without all that hard work feels, to me, a bit like a novel without a cover -- incomplete and still in development.
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Helpful advice on why and how to hire the support you need to succeed.

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Andrew Nathan's curator insight, May 4, 2014 11:53 PM

Interesting thoughts on self-publishing. Especially now, as I look to self-publish a few books as well.

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Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Finding and Working With a Cover Designer

Fiction University (The Other Side of the Story): Finding and Working With a Cover Designer | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

They say you can't judge a book by its cover. But they're wrong. A cover's there for readers to judge the book—it's a major factor in sales—so getting your cover right is extra important in the competitive market today.

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Jordan McCollum gives excellent advice on how to find the right designer and work with them to create the perfect cover for your book. 

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Letters of Note: Make your soul grow

Letters of Note: Make your soul grow | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Kurt Vonnegut's advice to a high school student who'd invited him to visit their English class.

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Vonnegut's advice: Practice ANY art, not to get money or fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what is inside you, to make your soul grow.

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Vonnegut's advice: Practice ANY art, not to get money or fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what is inside you, to make your soul grow.
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See Your Book Idea Through the Lens of a Publishing Professional

See Your Book Idea Through the Lens of a Publishing Professional | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

If you take a business orientated view of the publishing and marketing side of things, you’ll find your chances to sell and make an impact will be greater. 

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In today's world of publishing, if you're an author, you're an entrepreneur. This article by @NinaAmir tells you how to be a steely eyed winner in a competitive field. Pragmatism and project management are key, so those "in my other life" skills can prove valuable.
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KindredReaders's curator insight, April 6, 2014 2:39 PM

In today's world of publishing, if you're an author, you're an entrepreneur. This article by @NinaAmir tells you how to be a steely eyed winner in a competitive field.  Pragmatism and project management are key, so those "in my other life" skills can prove valuable.

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Ebook news - these 7 sites will keep you well-informed

Ebook news - these 7 sites will keep you well-informed | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

Looking for best ebook news sources? Try The Digital Reader, Good E-reader, Pub Perspectives, GalleyCat, Digital Book World, TeleRead, and Publishers Weekly.


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Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed

Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it

 "a book for people who hate the very idea of self-promotion," in which Kleon addresses with equal parts humility, honesty, and humor one of the quintessential questions of the creative life: How do you get "discovered"?

 

In some ways, the book is the mirror-image of Kleon's debut – rather than encouraging you to "steal" from others, meaning be influenced by them, it offers a blueprint to making your work influential enough to be theft-worthy.

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c/o the always inspiring Brain Pickings, another #mustread by Austin Kleon, author of "Steal like an Artist"

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7 Ways Authors Can Organize Their Pre-Writing

7 Ways Authors Can Organize Their Pre-Writing | self-publishing and marketing | Scoop.it
I'd bet all authors love that feeling of having a new, viable idea they can develop into a novel. I DEFINITELY do. It's one of the most exciting experiences attached to the writing process, on a pa...
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The best part of this piece is it very gently takes you by the hand and says, Yes, I know it's wonderful ... but is this a crush or the real thing? 

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KindredReaders's curator insight, March 5, 2014 11:44 AM

The best part of this piece is it very gently takes you by the hand and says, Yes, I know it's wonderful ... but is this a crush or the real thing? 

Sharifah Raudhah AlQudsy's curator insight, April 29, 2014 4:13 AM

The word organise will haunt you if ever one wants to create something of value.