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3 Authentic and Easy Ways to Market a Self-Published Book

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Today, we have a guest post from Jennifer Lonnberg, author of Embodied Grace: A Woman's Path to Empowerment. Jennifer teaches about helping women find freedom from self-criticism, negative thinking, anxiety, and worry. As a successful author, Jennifer has built a business around her book. Pay close attention to her advice, since it comes from practical experience. From Jennifer Lonnberg: Marketing your first book can feel completely overwhelming and tumultuous if you don’t have a plan.  Here…
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Writing in a Busy Life

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My Busy Day The piercing beep of my alarm clock jolts me awake from my already fitful sleep. My busy routine begins anew. Wake up at 5:30am, throw on whatever clothes I find in the closet, and grab a cup of coffee as I dash out the door. The ride to work is no less stressful. Unpredictable traffic patterns make it a frustrating ride to work that usually takes 45 minutes for a drive that should only take 25 minutes. At work, I am swept up in a whirlwind of constant meetings, conference calls, and…
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7 Ways to Boost your NaNoWriMo Word Count

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Guest Post by Author Alisha Lutz National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo, has arrived on schedule in November. It's that magical time of year where writers become antisocial, over caffeinated, and begin to see the early stages of carpal tunnel. Writing 50,000 words in a month is no easy feat and anyone attempting it should be both admired and sent to a crazy house. I first attempted NaNoWriMo in 2011 and have been a proud advocate of the event ever since. I love the challenge and…
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Top Ten Ways to Grow your Email List

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The Mailing List The email list is considered to be one of the most powerful marketing tools that an author can have. An email list should consist of your readers, and is a group of people with whom you want to engage with over a long period of time. Many established authors have spent years building email lists that number in the hundreds or thousands. Sending a regular email newsletter is the most popular way of engaging with email subscribers. Email lists can be an additional way for you to monetize…
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Off the Writing Grid: What I learned in two weeks away

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Off the Grid Being off the writing grid for two weeks was a foreign concept to me. I could not see myself traveling in Europe with minimal access to the internet, no laptop, and not enough time to think about writing. But that is just what I did and I learned a lot. My friend Aurelien was getting married in France during one of the busiest times of year for me. Regardless of how busy I am, my priorities have always been my family and friends. I was going to take two weeks off to travel to France…

Work by Design Summit

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The #1 online conference to change the way you work. You deserve a life of purpose, productivity, and profit. We can help. 50+ world-class experts reveal their biggest secrets and share with you their proven strategies to revolutionize your productivity and explode your profits. The Work by Design Summit was created to help you clarify your purpose, maximize your productivity, and catapult your profits. Each speaker will peel back the curtain on their own success and give you the specific strategies…
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Free Resource – Print Book Cover Art Template Generator

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Trying to determine the spine width for your print book cover art can be a pain. The calculation alone is enough to make it seem like more work than it is worth. How many times have you tried to put cover art together for your print book only to find out that you are not sure where the spine text should go, where to bar code will be placed, and the dimensions the file should be?  Add to that, they throw in the term bleeding size! Frustrated? You are not alone! Print Cover Art Template I have good…
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Using HTML in Your Kindle Book Description

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You’ve already spent so much time making your book look amazing, both inside and out. Congratulations on making it to this step! But when it comes to adding information to the page on Amazon, through the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) portal, most authors will just copy in their book information and move on without a second thought. What they fail to understand is that a well-designed, professional-looking book page on Amazon is going to help sell their work. As potential buyers move through the…
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Low-cost Author Website, Blog, and MailChimp Opt-In

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Websites, blogs, and mailing list opt-ins continue to be a hot topic for authors. I frequently see authors struggling with getting a website off the ground. Even though it is technical in nature, the cost for a website does not have to be out of reach. Do you want to know how to create your own website without paying hundreds or thousands of dollars? This video series will demonstrate how to purchase a domain name, hosting, set up a WordPress account, install a theme, start a blog, and integrate…
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Break Through Barriers with Accountability

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Even though every writer is unique, we all have common traits when it comes to writing. Whether it is the talent of writing, the core reason we write, or the result we strive to obtain—we are writers. As such, we tend to become lost in our writing at times until we hit that wall where everything seems difficult to move forward. The easiest reaction to this is procrastination. Procrastination can be a difficult nuisance to a writer. We waste time while justifying that it is needed to overcome writer’s…