This Flowchart Will Tell You What Book to Read Next

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Looking for a new summer read? Let us help: From classics to recent bestsellers, fiction to nonfiction, local favorites to international treasures, this flowchart has you covered.

This infographic is courtesy of Brendan Brown of The Expert Editor. Visit them online at experteditor.com.au.

Baihley Grandison Featured 2017Baihley Grandison is the associate editor of Writer’s Digest …

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Summer Book Marketing Guide [Infographic]

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So you want to take a vacation, but you don’t want to stop your book’s progress while you hit the links, take in the sun and sand (or mimosas and waffles). What’s an indie author to do?

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Relax – we’ve got you covered with our summer book marketing guide! There are lots of promotions you can set up in advance of your travels to make sure your book marketing continues without a hitch while you’re enjoying the sights and sounds of your vacation.

We even developed this handy infographic that you can use as a guide to success. You’ll want to bookmark this page, or download the infographic, for easy referen…

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10 1/2 Reasons Why E-Books Are the Future

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why e-books are the futureSure, there are still plenty of people out there who would prefer to read a book in print. Maybe it’s a coffee table book. Maybe you love the smell of old paper. To each his own. But there’s no question (to me, at least) that as time goes by, e-books will continue to grow in popularity. Here are 10+ reasons that I culled through personal conversations — and surfing the web — about why e-books are the future.

1. No one has to know what you’re reading. Yup, if you want to sit on the beach this summer and read a book about politics, a physical book…

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Sell More Books with a Kickass Amazon Book Page

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People often ask me what Amazon Optimization entails and I tell them that when I do it for an author, I look at things like their keywords, their categories but also, I look at the real estate that Amazon has given each book because in 90% of the optimizations I do, their Amazon book page isn’t being used to its full extent.

Optimizing your Amazon book page isn’t just about the things you can’t see, like keywords – but also about the things you can see. A book description, and beefing it up, is an obvious fix but what about promoting your other books? Or a giveaway you’re doing? Or promoting your social media? All of these things are possible and all of them are within the guidelines of Amazon’s Terms of Service. So let’s take a look at what some creative authors ar…

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Making The Most Of Writers’ Conferences

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By BookBaby author Carolyn Howard-Johnson

Writers’ conferences are valuable because they immerse you – if only for a few short days – into your art. They can make you aware of how much you don’t know, how much you need to know, and expose you to things you need to succeed.

When I hear people grumbling about writers’ conferences, I usually find the authors went with unreasonable expectations or knowing little about the conference they selected. Believe me when I tell you that a series of worthwhile writers’ conferences can be the near-equivalent of an MFA for a time-starved writer juggling creative aspirations and the requirements of a day job.

Authors often go to writers’ conferences hoping they’ll snag an agent or publisher, but they do this before th…

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Why I Write About My Parents

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BY BOB BRODY

I tend to take life personally. And nothing is more personal to me than family and friends. That’s why, as a writer, I specialize in personal essays.

Ever since 1978, I’ve written frequently about my parents in particular. My father was born deaf, and my mother, stricken with spinal meningitis, became deaf in infancy.

They are by deafness defined. And so—to a certain extent, even though I have normal hearing—am I.

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7 Ways Travel Can Enhance Your Writing

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I’m definitely a travel junkie, and I spend nearly all my money on traveling or books. In fact, when I was miserable in my day job back in 2006, trying to decide what to do with my life, I wrote down the two things I enjoyed most in the world: travel and reading. What job would enable me to combine both of these?

Becoming a full-time author entrepreneur has enabled me to travel more, but also to bring my experiences around the world into my fiction. Many of the scenes in my thrillers are born out of places I have been and things I’ve seen along the way. I plan my travels around stories I want to wr…

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How To Have a Top Book on Goodreads

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Goodreads has become a front-and-center social network for authors.

First with their Amazon relationship (Amazon purchased Goodreads in 2013), and now they’re topping out at over 50 million users.

Though many authors and publishers vowed to close their Goodreads accounts after the merger, Goodreads is still going strong and maintaining its independence.

Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler cites three primary factors behind this acceleration: “a critical mass of book reviews,” “explosive” mobile growth, and international expansion.

If you’re not on Goodreads or if you haven’t touched your account in a while, you should consider all the benefits this site offers. I go into more in-depth strategies in my upcoming, updated, edition of How To Sell Books By T…

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50+ Keyboard Shortcuts for WordPress (infographic)

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Welcome back to Bakerview Consulting

Today’s midweek little goodie is for those of you who would prefer to use your keyboard rather than your mouse. I found this interesting infographic this week here that shows the existing shortcuts that can be used.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Are you guilty of these author press kit blunders?

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What’s in your online author press kit and how is it presented?

If you’re looking for book publicity — free media exposure — you have to:

Have an author press kit on your website
Include the right elements with the right information
Present it in a format that’s easy for all journalists to use

Are you making any of these common author press kit mistakes that are interfering with your ability to effectively promote your book? Don’t worry if you are — all of these can be fixed easily:

1. You don’t have an on…

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