Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Wise Ink

Just like the actual writing of a book, pricing is part art and part science. There is an uncountable multitude of influences that go into finding the perfect price for your book, but we’ve compiled seven of the most important factors here for you.

1. Figure out your goals

Some authors see their books as businesses. These “authorpreneurs,” as we like to call them, put an investment into their work, and they want to get the biggest return on investment possible. They should price their books like any other profit-driven business would price an item.

Some authors just want as many people to read and love their books as possible.These authors are fine with not making any money—or even losing money—as long as they get to tell their stories. These authors will give their books away for a pittance or for free.

Most of us authors are somewhere between the two. If we wanted a good investment, we’d throw our money at Google. But we’d also like to skirt bankruptcy, if at all possible. Where you fall on this spectrum is one of the most important factors in pricing your book.

2. Charm Pricing

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. How To Make An Author Video | Molly Greene: Writer]
  2. Writability: Discussion: How Do You Decide Where to End a Chapter?
  3. Talking about setting: Time  Setting is an element of fiction that has different aspects, and time is one of those.
  4. 3 Myths About Social Media Marketing for Authors | Tim Grahl
  5. Turn Your Blog Into a Book Production Machine by Nina Amir — The Book Designer
  6. When you can't find the name of that specific color. - Album on Imgur
  7. How to Optimize your BookBub submission: Katie Donelan | IndieReCon 2015
  8. IndieReCon Preview | Advice for Authors Who Self-Publish
  9. ThrillWriting: Archery: Is there a Bow and Arrow in Your Plot? Information for Writers
  10. How to Write a Book Blurb | The Passive Voice |
  11. Birthing a Book: The A-Z guide |
  12. The Definitive Guide to Pricing Your Book
  13. Using A Promotional Strategy For Pinterest | Archer's Aim
  14. Babbles from Scott Eagan: Make Your Bad Guys Better!
  15. How to Recover From an Unproductive Day Like It Never Happened
  16. The Two-Edged Sword of Backstory in Dialog | Live Write Thrive
  17. James Scott Bell on Writing Smarter -
  18. My Writing Process, Pt. 1 of 2: How I Use Scrivener to Outline My Novels - Helping Writers Become Authors
  19. How to Build a Compelling Novel Concept | Jane Friedman
  20. Fiction University: Day Eight: Flesh Out the Character Development
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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