Are you backing up your site or blog? 3 Easy Ways to Save all of Your Hard Work

You back up your computer (I hope? If not, start using Backblaze asap!), but you might not have thought to back up your precious site or blog. With all the time and energy you put in to your site, here are three easy ways to make sure that if there were to be an unfortunate security issue, hack, or melt down, you’d have a
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25 + Tools we use to run 30 Day Books / The Write Life Magazine

Here is a list of tools and resources we use at 30 Day Books that allow us to run our business smoothly and effectively! Websites We use Wordpress: www.wordpress.org (self-hosted weebsite) for all of our websites. Easy to get started, and excellent security and support. Themes Authorlicious: This is our very own WordPress theme custom built just for authors, with Amazon integration and built in book marketing principles. We use
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Exactly how one author sells 70-75 books a day.

“… I have broken a certain barrier and have been able to lift the Trilogy into a meaningful level of visibility.”  This is an email I received from a former student of my online book marketing class, Octavia Randolph. I am reprinting it with her permission here, with some very minor edits to keep it succinct.  Dear Laura I took your on-line marketing class (the
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My “Craft Your Book Marketing Plan Class” is back! Get the details here.

I love the back to school season. Maybe it’s buying new stationery, new books, a new start and the promise of good habits… I’m not exactly sure, but I do think that it’s a great time to make things happen. September is the new January! Image Copyright Anelina, 2013. Used under license from Shutterstock.com.  In the spirit of back to school, I’m offering my Skillshare
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Top Free & Paid Services to Promote Your Kindle Books (Guest post)

Note from Laura: Hello! Hope you are well. I’ve been a little AWOL in the last few weeks pouring all of my energy into the magazine. I’m happy to share this guest post by Eric of FreeeBooksDaily.net while I’m getting my groove back on :) Top Free & Paid Services to Promote Your Kindle Books. ————————————————————————- Promoting your book before and after you publish it
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Are digital magazines the next big trend in publishing?

Although I still love holding a paper magazine  (and have subscriptions to plenty of them), I’m pretty darn excited about digital magazines and their advantages over print. I wrote about that in another blogpost, but in a nutshell; the interactivity, the video/ audio capabilities, the analytics you can track, the ability to communicate with the author of each article on social media as soon
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Got an iPhone or iPad? 7 Newsstand magazines worth checking out this summer!

I’m sort of obsessed with my iPad. It comes almost everywhere with me, especially on my travels and long-distance journeys. But in an attempt to avoid spending mindless, can’t get it back time on Facebook, or falling into the Pinterest trap, I’m getting in the habit of filling it with great, curated content. Like digital magazines. Once you find a couple you like, you
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Blogpost Replay: “Amazon’s answer to indie-audio publishing… ACX.com” Guest post on Audio book creation with Jeff Bennington.

Today I am so thankful to have Jeff Bennington, author of The Indie Author’s Guide to the Universe (& more – see full list of books below), founder of The Kindle Book Review and all-round Indie author supporter on the 30 Day Books blog. When I heard that Jeff was turning his books into audio books on Audible.com, I knew he would be the perfect person
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5 Places to Find an Intern to Help with Your Book Marketing this Summer

Hello hello. I’m on a mission this weekend – I’m looking for summer help with The Write Life Magazine. Interns in fact. Things have been ramping up with the publication (issue 2 is out today!) and it’s time to find excited, young writerly people to help with content, social media and PR. And this gave me this great idea that authors could use a
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Talli Roland Bio

8 tips for writing an enchanting author bio

It’s tough isn’t it, writing about yourself?! Even talented writers, who naturally bestow the beautiful written word onto the world everyday without difficulty, seemingly have trouble writing a decent bio. Pinpointing what is interesting and enchanting about your self is not an easy thing to do. But it’s soooooo important. Your bio is the perfect place to sell yourself as an entertainer. You are
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