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Does your eBook Cover hit the right buttons? A Checklist

I’ve been putting the final touches to my new guide, which is out tomorrow. (It’s called Fire Up Amazon: Tweak your Amazon presence to perfection and ramp up your sales potential!) While I’m ecstatic to have the final product DONE, I have to admit that this guide has sucked the life out of me. Let me tell you the saga that is this book!
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Avoid the Twitter timesuck: Twitter in less than 10 minutes a day

Twitter, like any social media site, can be a huge time-suck. You jump on to check your @ mentions and before you know it it’s gone dark outside! Here’s the strategy I use to use Twitter effectively, in less than 10 minutes a day. Why not try it right now? *Note: I originally shared this strategy for using Twitter in less than 10 minutes
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The KDP Select blogposts every author should read

KDP Select has been one of the most widely debated and divided issues in self-publishing this year. A lot of the authors I have worked with have used it, and seen great results. But we didn’t make the decision to enter it lightly, and we spent hours preparing for it to ensure it’s success counterbalanced the negatives involved in entering the program. Bigger picture
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7 Ways to Get Your Book Reviewed

Happy Tuesday folks. It’s election results day here in the US, but to keep you distracted until the nerve-wracking results come in, I’ve got a great guest post for you! In this article, I talk about why getting reviews on Amazon should be your first book marketing priority. While organic reviews will come slowly but surely, I believe that it’s an indie author’s job
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Writers! 8 Reasons Why You Should Move to Seattle

It’s our Seattle-versary! One year in the Emerald city and we’re in love! Here are my top 8 reasons why Seattle is the bomb-diggy for writers. 1. The Weather It’s a love/ hate thing for most Seattle-ites. It rains all the time a lot*, which means beautiful big green trees stand tall all over the city and nature abounds. It also means grey skies 6-9 months
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Yo Laura! How Do I Get More Traffic to My Website?

You know how you find yourself answering the same questions over and over? Well two questions I get asked all the time are:   1. “What are the best local coffee shops in XYZ city?” and 2. “How the heck do I get more traffic to my website or blog?”   Pull up a chair and I’ll happily rattle off a tried and tested list
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You’re reading a “Top Website for Self-Publishers” – thank you!

TGIF, folks. Friday mornings usually start off a little slow for me. Actually MOST mornings start off a little slow for me. I’m not an early bird by any means!   Last Friday, I sleepily flipped open my Mac as usual, put on some music, took a sip of coffee, and opened up my email. Out of the gazillion emails, one message jumped out
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Our Top 5 Favorite Authorlicious Sites!

Friends!! It’s been a whole 6 weeks since we officially launched our Authorlicious website theme for authors, and we’ve really enjoyed the process. Thanks for supporting us on our first (non-book) launch! We’ve had some fantastic authors grab a copy, and we’ve watched them transform their sites into something wonderful that we wanted to share with you. Below is a sample of some of our
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SELF-PUBLISHING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ATLANTIC…?

If you’re outside of the US, then this post is for you. I’ve been feeling very guilty about neglecting my wonderful non-US readers with posts and tips that are aimed directly at self-pubbers in the land of Uncle Sam. I’m a Brit abroad, so while I know how frustrating it can be reading advice and stories that are US-only relevant, I had never self-published
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“You can follow books up the charts on a piece of elastic.” Part 2 of interview with Amazon.co.uk best-seller Mark Edwards.

In part 2 of this interview (find part 1 here), I asked best-selling author Mark Edwards: “Before the book deal with Harper Collins, how did you get your books onto no 1 & no 2 spot on Amazon.co.uk?” Besides guest blogging and interacting on forums, there was another strategy that Mark had mentioned on Joanna Penn’s site The Creative Penn: tweaking his Amazon meta-date
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