Category Archives: Author Tools & Resources

Self Publishers! Awesome Tools & Resources for Producing & Creating YOUR Book

*This is part 3 in the series Awesome Tools & Resources for Writers (Mostly Free) and is cross posted from my site Ladies Who Critique.com. Find part 1, Writing a Book here. Part 2, Querying a Book here.* 3. Producing a Book (for independent & self-published wannabes) The independence that self-publishing has created is wonderful. Many companies and services have jumped on the bandwagon trying
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Querying?? Awesome Tools & Resources

*This is part two in the series Awesome Tools & Resources for Writers (Mostly Free) and is cross posted from my other site, LadiesWhoCritique.com. Find part 1, Writing a Book here.* 2. Querying a Book The best way to become familiar with what it is agents & publishers are looking at is to get the inside scoop, and these links are a great place
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Writers! Awesome Tools & Resources for Writing Your Book

Image Courtesy of maryloukayser.com One of my aims is to help empower writers to understand the latest technology and keep up with the current trends. With new resources and services popping up each day, it’s hard to stay on top of it all. Just this morning I spoke to a retired writer who was feeling overwhelmed by the current technology and Internet tools that
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Writers Weigh In On the Value of Critique

Are you a writer? Are you yet to find a critique partner or join a critique group? My first writers group experience was 18 months ago, when I plucked up the courage to join the amazing “Coffee House Writers Group” led by the wonderful Christine Marie Bryant. I was pretty nervous, but that woman is such a sweetheart. She creates an amazing atmosphere, ensures
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How the Right Amazon Tags Can Help With Your Book’s Visibility on Amazon

Have you added tags to your book on Amazon or the Amazon Kindle yet? Here is an example of the tags for my wedding guide on Amazon: What a lot of authors don’t realize is that tags not only describe your book, they also influence recommendations and this results in more visibility, showing up in pairings more often and thus being seen by potential
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Authors, Are you using your Author Central page? It’s your friend!

If you are selling a book or eBook through Amazon, you should absolutely be taking advantage of author central on Amazon. I know, I know that you are thinking “GROAN!! Yet another social media site to keep up with.” But actually it’s not all that much work at all, and once it is up and running (i.e. you have filled out your basic info,
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New Site to Help Female Writers Find Critique Partners

 I’m super excited to share my new project with you, since it is not long now until we launch! (first week of August & time is flying).  LadiesWhoCritique.com is a completely free, critique partner match-making service, where writers can find the perfect partner or beta reader for their work. Ladies Who Critique in a nutshell: Think match.com but for female writers! Writers can search
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7 Things You Can do Right Now to Improve Your Author Website

Author websites and blogs are a vital element of an author’s online marketing efforts; it’s the hub where they can control their image, brand, appeal to the press and communicate directly with their readers. A site doesn’t have to be anything too fancy, however it should include certain elements in order for it to effectively promote the author and his/her books. Here are the
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Pay Per Click Ads & Book Marketing

Today I’m talking Pay Per Click Ads (PPC). This is (almost) the only form of marketing that we have paid for – and are still paying for- because they work for us. Here is the low down; Search Engines: Google Ads / Bing/ Yahoo What they are: Whenever you type in a search on Google (or other search engine) you are presented with organic
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8 Reasons Even Haters Should be on Twitter

Twitter is not just for telling everyone what you ate for lunch and bragging about your weekend. Nooo friends, Twitter has real value – for everyone. Yup you heard that right. Everyone. You should be on Twitter even if you think it’s some vain, boring, overrated, over-sharing micro-blog. Which for some people it is – but you don’t have to tell everyone that you
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