6 Ways to Turn Your Kids into Readers

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Keeping publishing fresh and alive is about entertaining readers, finding new readers.

Yes, as an author you have to learn the marketing side too, but without readers, we’re nothing. And we can’t forget the importance of fostering the love of reading at an early age.

Reading keeps imaginations growing, minds developing, and curiosity flourishing. This recent Washington Post article discusses Scholastic’s new Kids & Family Reading Report if you’re looking for more reasons why reading is so awesome!

How (and why) we need to foster a love of reading in children! #youngreaders via @bookgal
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There are so many things that compete with reading time for kids (and for adults too!) — from television, to after-schoo…

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Your Author Website Analytics: What It May Be Telling You

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author website analyticsAre you looking at your author website analytics? What is it telling you? Might you be missing some important clues?

I’ve written other blog posts before about viewing analytics. I’ve talked about what to look at and what it means. After all, too many authors can’t really tell you what “bounce rate” is or how to define a conversion. But that’s not the point of this post. No, what I’m talking about today is some of the hidden messages that you might not notice when you look at your analytics report.

Here are a few things to keep a…

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Find the center of your book

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By BookBaby author Dawn Field

Like a hub at the center of a wheel with spokes, the center of your book is a necessary architectural arrangement. It makes the story go ’round.

Without a center, no one can help you fix your book.

When editors are asked to read a book, they are looking for one key element. Is it there? Is it singing out – or at least faintly pulsing, even if buried under the rubble?

What they’re looking for is the heart of your book: its center. The compass by which to navigate any future changes that need to be made to finish it up and get it out the door.

A center gives a book weight – it means it’s about something. Like a hub at the center of a wheel with spokes, it’s a necessary architectural arrangement. It makes the sto…

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Our Community Blog Hop

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It’s time for our Community Blog Hop! A blog hop is where you share a link to a blog post on your blog. Participants will “hop” from blog to blog, to read articles and explore one another’s sites. Don’t have a blog, no worries… you can still participate by visiting blogs listed below and you […]…

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Targeting on Social Media: Back to Marketing Basics ( #Infographic)

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Welcome back to Bakerview Consulting

Welcome to today’s cool infographic. I’ve found this little gem on targeting folks on social media. As we talked about here and here, there is no point talking to an empty room. Make sure that you know where your audience is.

If you are interested in reading the full article, you can find it here.

Enjoy!

 

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Should you hire a book publicist?

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At least once a week, an author asks me, “Should I hire a book publicist?”

Do you have this question, too?

I can’t give a quick answer because it depends on your long-term goals and financial situation. What’s more, you need to be clear on what you hope a publicist will do for your career.

But a publicist can be a solid investment for the right authors.

Let’s start with what you can expect to pay. It will help to know if you can afford it before you think about the other specifics we’ll talk about here.

What does a book pu…

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9 Ways To Get The Very Best Out Of Your Book Cover Designer

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A great cover design is one of the best ways to help your book get noticed because readers DO judge a book by its cover.

9 ways books cover designYour book cover will also be one of the best marketing assets you can invest in because you will use it everywhere – on your book sales page, your website, social media, maybe even business cards and of course, the physical book itself.

I consider professional book cover design to be non-negotiable if you are taking your author career seriously. 

In today’s article, Damon from Damonza, an awesome cover design service that I recommend, outlines ho…

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How to Promote a Young Adult Novel on Social Media

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By BookBaby author BlueInk Review

When you’re ready to promote a Young Adult novel, these links and pages will get you connecting with online groups and forums likely to embrace your title.

You did it! You finished writing your book, and it’s a moment worthy of celebration. But the next leg of the journey is just beginning. As a self-published author, you’ll be busier than ever marketing your book online and off.

When it comes to promote a Young Adult novel online, the good news is there are countless groups and forums devoted to the genre. Your task as an author is to find and engage with these forums – and let’s emphasize the idea of “engagement.” When doing your book promotion via social media, it’s important that members of these online …

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A Step-By-Step Indie Authors Guide for Attracting Media Attention

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Hire a publicist.

The end.

Okay, so we’re just kidding.

Have you seen how much those guys charge, though? Tonight’s dinner might just be the last time you eat for a while.

On a more serious note, good publicists are worth their weight in gold. They have the connections to get you top-tier media attention from major newspapers, news websites, magazines, bloggers, TV producers, podcast hosts, and more. They know how to reach the right people, and they know how to pitch. While many will offer á la carte services that are a little less eye-popping in terms of pricing, others will require a monthly retainer. If you have that kind of money to invest, definitely go ahead and do it. Just be sure to do your due diligence and hire a publicist who is a right fit fo…

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Pimp your Facebook Page part 2

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Happy Monday! I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to put a video in place of where the header graphic is on a Facebook Page. This is a functionality that has been in place for quite some time according to Facebook, but has been spotty in terms of actually working. According to articles online, Facebook claims that everyone should have access to this functionality now.

As it is easier to describe some things rather than write instructions out in words, I’ve created a little YouTube video showing how this process is done.

Video dimensions:…

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