Posts byLPepWu

Happy New Year, lovelies. See you in 2013!

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5 Ways to Optimise Your Facebook Author Page

TGIF folks! I’m in England and taking a wee break, so to fill in for me while I’m no doubt drinking copious amounts of tea and having a mince pie or three, we have a fab guest post by F.C. Malby (Twitter: @fcmalby). Her new book Take Me to the Castle is out this week and as part of her pre-release promotions, she’s been
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Kindleboards: How to add your signature to your profile, network, and other tips

*Update March 2013: The Kindleboards are now called the Kboards. I have changed all of the links in this post to point to the right section, but if any of the links are broken, try changing kindleboard –> kboard in the URL, and please do let me know! A couple of weeks ago, an author asked me about using the Kindleboards as part of
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Getting to Grips with Goodreads: 6 actionable ideas

Today is 12-12-12. How cool is that! Once in a lifetime, right? :) Today’s quick tip is about Goodreads.com. It’s THE social network for readers and writers (think a literary Facebook), but do you know how to make the most of the site’s features?   Or are you just stumbling around like a headless chicken?   That’s ok, many of us are. It’s not the
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Q&A with Guy Kawasaki, author of APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book

Note: Today’s post is a special one – a Q&A with Guy Kawasaki, New York Times Bestseller, co-founder of Alltop.com and former chief evangelist for Apple. Guy has published both traditionally and independently. His new book, released today, is called Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur – How to Publish a Book. In the Q&A I ask him about his experience with self-publishing, and his thoughts on
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Quick Tip: Are you using non-fiction angles to promote your fiction book? You should be!

Today’s quick tip is a Magic Monday Tip Throwback…  If you’re not on my Magic Monday newsletter tips, you should be! Lots of short, actionable tips like this one, plus insights into stuff I just don’t talk about here! Join us here. It is often said that non-fiction is easier to promote than fiction, and I certainly don’t disagree. However, wherever there is a challenge,
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Creating blog posts & promo materials with Piktochart

I’m a visual person (hello, Pinterest!), so infographs and charts always grab my attention. They can be a great way to display content to your readers about your book, your self, or a theme from your book. This can be especially effective for non-fiction books, but there’s plenty of room to get creative with fiction too. I came across this great tool to help you
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Making Twitter more manageable with Twitter Lists

My two blog posts on how – and why – to use Twitter are among the biggest hits on this blog. But even for those who understand the value of this micro-blogging system, once it reaches a certain point Twitter can become daunting and unmanageable. Tweet after tweet of stuff you really don’t need to know or care about from people you may not
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10 things I’m thankful for as an author (with resources)

Happy Thanksgiving! As I mentioned in my newsletter earlier this week, it’s my third Thanksgiving in the US and I am really growing to love this holiday. And while I don’t really talk about it much on this blog, one of my big loves is the psychology of happiness. I have piles and piles of books on the topic and am subscribed to a
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Are you pressing publish before you’re ready – just because it’s so easy?

Yesterday I told you the story of my new guide that’s out TODAY – Fire Up Amazon: How to Tweak your Amazon Presence to Perfection and Ramp Up Your Sales Potential!   And if you read that post, you know what a pain in the you-know-what this one has been to write and create. It’s taking me way longer than expected to get off the
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