Jun 302014
10 Tips on How to Write Your Life Story

The first tip on how to write your life story is from John Irving, the next five tips are from the author of “Write Your Memoir”, and the rest are from my research on writing autobiographies, memoirs, life stories, or whatever you want to call them! For a step-by-step guide on writing the story of your life, read Writing the Memoir: From Truth to Art by Judith Barrington. A book like

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Mar 172011
6 Ways to Promote Your Book for Free Online

These tips for promoting your book are free – but they still require effort! The right marketing tips will help you avoid paying money to PR companies and publicists – and these tips are for authors who have more time than money. Before the tips, a quip: “Success isn’t always an immediate change.” ~ Dirk Matson. None of these services guarantee that your book will be an overnight success, but

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Mar 122011
Promoting a Book - Should You Hire a Book Promotion Company?

Even before you get published, you need to start promoting your book! Should you hire a book promotion company? These five tips will help you answer these questions: What is the best book marketing service for me? Which promotion companies should I contact? How much will it cost to market and advertise my book? How can I trust the book promoters to do their job effectively? Before the tips, a quip:

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Dec 242010
How to Sell eBooks – 7 Tips That Make Selling eBooks Easy

Knowing how to sell ebooks is crucial to earning a living as a writer. Here are seven tips that make selling ebooks seem easy — but it still takes time and effort. These marketing tips aren’t just about selling more books – they’re about figuring out who you are as a writer (your brand) and sharing the news! Before the tips, a quip: “Let advertisers spend the same amount of money

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Nov 232010
How Do I Write an eBook? 5 Writing and Self-Publishing Tips

Question from a blogger: “How do I write an ebook?” These writing and self-publishing tips are based on my experience – I wrote four Quips and Tips ebooks in six months. It’s easy for me to write, format, and self-publish ebooks. Marketing is the hard part! I know how to market them and I’m not afraid of self-promotion, but I’d rather be blogging. (Time to hire a publicist, you say?). “I need to

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May 062010
How to Write a Google Adsense Ad to Sell Your eBook

Writing an ebook is a great way to earn passive income…if you can sell it! Google Adsense advertising can be an effective way to promote and sell your book, especially if you’re armed with tips. Here’s what I learned from writing my Google Adsense ad for 73 Ways to Fire Up (or Just Fire) the Muse… Before the tips, a quip: “Never write an advertisement you wouldn’t want your family to read. You

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Apr 152010
After Writing an E-Book – Pricing, Marketing, and Landing Pages

What do writers do after writing an eBook? After all, writing eBooks isn’t just about researching, editing, and making money! Successful authors also need to know about pricing, creating landing pages, marketing, and selling their eBooks. Here’s what one successful writer says about his line of eBooks: “Since writing my first eBook, I’ve learned better formatting tricks,” says UK-based freelancer Andy Hayes. “Out with the clipart, in with the whitespace. I’ve started

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Mar 182010
Developing a Writing Plan in 4 Easy Steps

If you develop a writing plan, you’re more likely to stay motivated and disciplined to write.  These steps to developing a writing plan are from author Laura Cross, of NonfictionInk. Before the tips, a quip: “Half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up to get it.” ~ Sidney Howard You can be the most organized writer in the world, but if you aren’t prepared to make

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Mar 162010
Self-Publishing Your Book – 6 Tips for Print on Demand Publishing

Self-published author Gang Chen describes how he earns $30,000 a month with “print on demand” (POD) publishing, and why he’ll soon self-publish his third book with Outskirts Press. He’s a primo example of self-publishing success! “The economy wasn’t so bad when I started thinking about self publishing my first book, Planting Design Illustrated,” says Chen. “I had some interest from traditional publishers, but they wanted to make quite a lot

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Jul 282008
Self-Publish or Find a Publisher? 6 Benefits of Self-Publishing

Should you self-publish your book or find a publisher? These six benefits of self-publishing will help you decide if you should tackle the publishing world yourself, or keep knocking on traditional book publishers’ doors…. But first, a quip: “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” ~ Mark Twain. Good writing takes time and effort, fellow scribes! The quicker you get to

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