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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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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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Six Ways Authors Can Promote Their Books on Pinterest [Blog post replay]

Confession: I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest these days. One glance at Pinterest and you’ll likely want to try eight recipes for Quinoa, find an irresistible way to decorate your front door, and try a new work out in order to look good in that new outfit Keira Knightley is wearing. And yes, you’ll probably leave feeling hungry. But Pinterest is
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How to understand website hosting & domain names: FAQs for confused authors

  It’s time for week 2 of our Author Website Fridays – How to understand website hosting & domain names :) This one is like an algebra problem for many people. Understanding how to host your website and get a domain name is no piece of cake. I’ll try to break it down in the simplest way here, but if you have further questions, leave
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Need a book cover designing? Check out this cool contest!

Evan from Hire The World contacted me with this ah-ma-zing contest for self-published authors just like your fabulous self, and I knew right away I wanted to share it with you. Why do I want to share it? Because y’all know I love me some internationalization. The idea behind Hire The World is super cool, and a great chance to get an international perspective on
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Bookstores are NOT dead! The Writers’ Workshoppe, Washington.

Whenever I travel, I always seek out amazing and unique bookstores. It’s one of my favorite parts of vacationing! My trip last month to Port Townsend, a town a short ferry ride and drive from Seattle, was no different. The Writers’ Workshoppe If anyone thinks that bookstores might die anytime soon, they need to see this place for them self. As the website of
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If there are free WordPress themes, why should you pay for a premium one?

Hi there! Yes, it’s Friday (thank goodness!) but no, there is no round up of book marketing across from across the web here this week. While I enjoyed sharing the links with you each week, it’s something that I am seeing on several sites, and I’m not sure I was really adding any value to the table. Sooo… from now on, Fridays are going
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How I built my platform in 9 months & how you can too

Rebecca Berto (a.k.a Novel Girl) is a Melbourne writer and an editorial assistant (junior editor) at a publishing house. Rebecca began blogging and using social media 9 months ago. Since then she has amassed a Twitter following of 5,800+ Tweeps, and a dedicated subscriber list of 500+ on Novel Girl, her blog which discusses writing, books, publishing and authors. I invited Rebecca to stop by
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How winning an award could find you new readers, & a list of awards for indie authors

  I woke up to a lovely surprise a couple of weeks ago…   An email telling me that 30 Day Books was nominated and awarded a ‘Best Website for Independent Authors’ award. That put a big grin on my face (squeal!!!)   The award honors sites that “offers free information and resources of relevance and value to independent authors” which is always my goal with every blogpost
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Must-read news round up: book marketing & publishing, 8/24/2012

Just a few links for you this week. I’m particularly interested in number 3 – how the Indian Kindle store is going to affect future sales, and what Amazon has in store (no pun in tended) for it’s presence in India. As they say, watch this space! – Laura 1. Finding Your Audience is about Becoming More Like Yourself, Less Like a Marketer – We
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