Thursday, February 5, 2015

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Karon Thackston

While authors are generally focused on writing and selling their books, I want you to wear a different hat for the next few minutes.

Instead of approaching book sales from the viewpoint of the author, I want you to pay attention to your own shopping habits when buying books from

As a customer, what do you look for during your search? Of course, the title is all-important. If the title doesn’t capture attention and convey a solid message about what the reader can expect, you’re in trouble right from the start.

But what else appeals to you when looking for a book online?

If you’re like most customers, the book description is crucial in convincing you that the publication you thought you might like to buy is a must-read for sure. If you take the time to look around at best-selling books on Amazon, you’ll see that the heavy hitters have a lot of things in common when it comes to their descriptions.

I’ll evaluate the top three here so you can use them to write (or beef up) your Amazon book listings and make more sales.

One – Focus On End Results 

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Fiction University: At-Home Workshop: Revise Your Novel in 31 Days
  2. Writing from the Perspective of Marginalized Characters | Writerology
  3. Mind Mapping Your Book - Training Authors for Success
  4. ThrillWriting: Writing with an Accent: Info for Writers with Peter Schmitz
  5. The Kill Zone: The Self-Publishing Sky is Not Falling
  6. Pub Hub: Finding and Honing In On Your Story
  7. Why You Need to Track Every Accomplishment
  8. 3 Ways To Be In Control While Still Working a Day Job (And How to Make Your Day Job Work For You)
  9. #007: How to Get More Facebook Fans - Amy Porterfield
  10. Kidlit · The Indirect Comparison
  11. A Publishing Blog for Writers and Book People » Ask the editor: Breaking the “write what you know” rule
  12. Talk Your Way to Faster Blogging
  13. 4 Steps to Successful Product Creation Every Blogger Should Know (But Most Don’t!) : @ProBlogger
  14. 5 Tips to Boost Your Customer Referrals | Social Media Examiner
  15. The Fiction Writer’s 3-Step Process to Creating a Compelling Marketing Offer by Jason Kong — The Book Designer
  16. Mythcreants » 40 – Guiding PCs Through the Story
  17. How To Write Fascinating Amazon Book Listings
  18. Why Most Authors Get Book Launches Wrong & What We Can Learn from This
  19. Persuasive Writing: The Key to a Stellar Writing Career
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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