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11 Top Tips for Making Money from Your Writing and Photography in 2017 via @thebookdesigner #howtoebook

By Lee Foster

I’m very pleased to bring you an article today from my friend and colleague, Lee Foster. Lee is a publishing pioneer. He was the first author I knew personally to create a mobile app from one of his books, and one of the earliest “hybrid” authors anywhere, publishing numerous books with traditional publishers and self-publishing other, more niche titles. Lee runs a robust website and has won multiple awards for his travel writing and photography. I’m certain that every author will find something to help you profit from your own work in his 11 tips.

What are the 11 top things you can do to make money from your writing or your photos in 2017


this-is-the-reason-you-need-writing-goals-and-how-to-implement-them via #badredheadmedia

This is the Reason you Need Writing Goals and How to Implement Them, BadRedhead Media, @badredheadmedia

“The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

~ Michelangelo

Most writers (myself included) find it difficult to stick to any kind of a writing plan, especially as the year goes by. Well, let’s make a plan right now, before the year starts. No need to wait until January with all that resolution crap. Let’s start right now, in December. If you did the #NaNoWriMo thing, then you’re done starting December 1 and you can breathe a sigh of relief — you can go back to writing All The Things. If you didn’t do NaNo and don’t even know what it is, cool: this post will focus on helping you meet all kinds of different writing goals (books, articles, blog posts, and social media

30 Facebook Groups Every Author Needs…..And It’s Free!

This was a great list for authors to start off with when it comes to groups

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A.S. Chung B&WPosted by A.S. Chung.
Award-wining author of children’s picture books A Brand New Day: about divorce and Wishful Wedding: about LGBT equality and same gender families. Creator of Pigeonhole Books and blogs about self-publishing, writing, online book marketing, peer bloggers and illustrators.


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Facebook Groups continue to evolve over time to support writers and authors in a myriad of ways. I have collated a list of Facebook Groups to help indie authors in all facets of the self-publishing journey. If you are searching for the following, you have come to the right place:

  • Support for self-publishing authors.
  • Book marketing ideas.
  • A space to promote your book/s.
  • Author support through discussions and forums.
  • Improve your writing and manuscript assistance.
  • Lover of books in general.

1. Amazon Book Club
Download free e-books, join our book loving platform, or…

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The Two CreateSpaces. CreateSpace Pro for Publishers and CreateSpace Lite for Indies.


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Amazon Print-On-Demand? Meet CreateSpace Pro. Is POD-Select Exclusivity On the Cards?

During the Amazon-Hachette spat one of Amazon’s tactics was to push for Hachette and other publishers to use Amazon’s POD system, making sure all books were perma-available.

Needless to say Hachette didn’t go down this route, but rest assured trad pub big and small is looking closely at, and investing in, what we loosely call POD, and as the costs come down so more and more print production will shift to this model.

It’s a bizarre irony that the technology supposedly killing print will end up being its saviour. More on that in another post.

Here to take a look at Amazon Print On Demand and how it differs from CreateSpace.

Basically, if you’re an indie author you’re not welcome. Amazon POD is a business venture for publishers, and indie authors trying to get in on the act will…

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Here’s the Latest Official Saying Facebook Should Be Treated as a Media Company #HowToEbook

Germany’s Justice Minister says he believes Facebook should be treated like a media company rather than a technology platform, suggesting he favors moves to make social media groups criminally liable for failing to remove hate speech. Under a program that runs until March, German authorities are monitoring how many racist posts reported by Facebook fb…

via Here’s the Latest Official Saying Facebook Should Be Treated as a Media Company — Fortune

Favorite ways to promote a virtual book tour

Favorite ways to promote a virtual book tour

By D’vorah Lansky

Over the years, and during the course of my previous six virtual book tours, I’ve promoted my virtual book tour in a variety of ways. In this post, I’ll share my five favorite virtual book tour promotion strategies.

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7 Simple Steps to a Patent for Your Big Idea — donaldkellyblog

Your original idea could be a ticket to riches or fame, but you need to protect it. Here’s how.

via 7 Simple Steps to a Patent for Your Big Idea — donaldkellyblog

Build An Epic Visual Strategy for Your Author Brand

Build an epic visual strategy for your author brand | YourWriterPlatform.comThe visual trend in marketing is inescapable.

Short attention spans combined with an unparalleled surge of information (and distraction) requires a medium that can convey a message, a story, your entire essence, all at once.

And if a picture is worth a thousand words…

A strong visual strategy is an essential part of developing a powerful and successful author brand.

The right visuals will help you communicate ideas that get remembered, boost interaction with your growing fanbase, help tell your brand story, and make it much easier for readers to like, share and respond to your work.

If you are not yet focusing on visual content in your book marketing and platform building strategy, it’s time to get started. 🙂