Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Writers on the Move

In track and field competitors are coached to "come out the gates fast". What that means is to get an early lead or start strong. Writers need to do the same thing. There is nothing worse than having a really good book to share with the world and being unprepared to start strong on your launch date. There are a few things you can do to ensure a great start...

Start simple: We all know that you need to start with a well-written book that has been professionally edited and has a professional cover. You don't want to throw some art work together or have "your friend" who loves to read check it for editing mistakes. Invest early and reap benefits later.

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Amazon Cart for Twitter is a Boon for Self-Published Authors
  2. Pros & Cons: Switching to Facebook Comments on Your Blog | SiteProNews
  3. Fiction University: Who's There? Introducing Characters in a Scene
  4. What Type of Editor Does My Manuscript Need? @WriterlyTweets
  5. Series—Keeping Things Fresh Without Alarming Readers | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  6. How And When To Get Permission To Use Quotes In Your Writing - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  7. How To Market Your Writing To Sell More Books | Write to Done
  8. How Do You Maintain Steady Book Sales at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.? | Lindsay Buroker
  9. 7 Reasons You’re Not Selling Many Ebooks | Lindsay Buroker
  10. 21 Social Media Tool and Technology Tips that will Make your Day
  11. Social Media - 10 Effective Social Media Posts in 10 Minutes or Less : MarketingProfs Article
  12. 8 Ways To Use Visuals To Market Your Business on Facebook
  13. My Fave New Twitter Apps: Swayy & ManageFlitter - Social Media Just for Writers
  14. WriteIntoPrint: Self editing 4 fiction #6 ~ Gift of the Gab
  15. Why Outdated Business Tactics Still Work. | Dan Waldschmidt: Author of EDGY Conversations
  16. Getting Good Tension | Writer's Library
  17. How to Get Your Business Started on Instagram: 5 Tips | Social Media Examiner
  18. Apple, Amazon and the uncertain future of the book startup | The Passive Voice |
  19. Facebook Ads: Should Indie Authors Buy Them? by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer
  20. Five Common Problems I See In Your Stories « terribleminds: chuck wendig
  21. #AmazonCart Lets You Shop On Twitter, But Is That Really Necessary?
  22. Stephen King's Top 20 Rules for Writers - Open Culture | Open Culture
  23. Do You Need to Rethink Your Author Website's Key Elements?
  24. Should Self-Publishing Authors Hire Editors, Producers and Cover Designers? Team Publishing vs. DIY |
  25. Scribd Updates Reading App With Notes, Highlights and More | Digital Book World
  26. Stuff Does Not Sell Itself: An Interview with Guy Kawasaki | Goins, Writer
  27. How To Get Your Blog Post Shared 1,000 Times [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter
  28. 53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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