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The Best Literary Fiction Blogs & Websites via @janefriedman

I’m often asked for a list of the best blogs and websites focused on literary fiction and culture. This list was first curated in 2011; after five years, I continue to update it as sites fold or launch.

If I’ve missed any sites that deserve consideration, please let me know your favorites in the comments. Note: I have deliberately excluded well-known traditional media or social media, e.g., Publishers Weekly, New York Times, Goodreads, etc

https://janefriedman.com/best-literary-fiction-blogs-websites-2/

How To Write A Press Release For A Book

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Watch “How to Reach Readers at Apple iBooks – Merchandising Secrets for Indie Authors

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Watch “How To Sell Two Million Books With Rachel Abbott” on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=DZ7VbBwfd2c

How To Do Goodreads Giveaways (And Why You Should)

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

Welcome to the Distress Signals Blogging Bonanza! What’s that, you’re wondering? Well, you can either go and read this post or read the next sentence. In a nutshell: Distress Signals was out in paperback in the UK and Ireland on January 5 and hits the U.S.A. on February 2 (two weeks from today!), and every day in between I’m going to blog as per the schedule at the bottom of this postThursday is for replaying an old post and today I’m replaying this update on Goodreads giveaways from almost exactly a year ago – it was first published on 15 January 2016. But – surprise! – I’ve added a new ranty bit for January 2017. 

Back in August 2014, I blogged about Goodreads giveaways and what I thought was best practice for authors interested in using them as a means of promoting their books [Goodreads Giveaways: Don’t Do…

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Seth Godin: On Finding Customers 

Don’t find customers for your products. Find products for your customers. — Seth Godin
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Seth’s advice is so succinct. It’s much easier to find products for your current customers than to find new customers for products you’ve created (especially products you’ve created with no specific market in mind

Go to website…

http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/seth-godin-on-finding-customers/

Book Marketing Tips: 3 Tips on Writing Bestselling Books

 

Here are a few book marketing and book writing tips from great writers. This is how you write and market great books!

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. — E. B White, novelist

This is how you write great books. You start with wonder. You continue through wonder. And you end in wonder.

Source: http://www.myincrediblewebsite.com/e-b-white-on-wonder

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. — E. B White #authors #wonder
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I learned to look at all the good in the world and to try to give come of it back, because I believed in it completely and utterly. — Anna Quindlen, novelist

If you want to write a bestselling book, start by giving back all the good in the world that has come to you. Share that. Once you do, people will line up to help you share it. It is those fans that will make your book a bestseller.

http://bookmarketingbestsellers.com/book-marketing-tips-3-tips-on-writing-bestselling-books/

How to get a shiny series page on amazon

How to get a series page on amazon

 

This comes from my having found an interesting book on Amazon only to find (after 5mins of reading the reviews!) it was book two in a series, and it required me to read book one for it to make sense.

First things first:

If your book is in a series, make that clear on your covers. Make sure that the series name, and book number within the series, is clear on the cover

read more…

https://chaosfoxwriting.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/how-to-get-a-shiny-series-page-on-amazon/

How to Streamline Facebook Management and Promotion to Save Hours Everyday #h2e

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Writer’s Question: Should You Put All Your Books in One Store (@Amazon)?

The Literary World of Sylvia Hubbard

Writer asked me recent question:

Why don’t you just make your books available exclusively through Amazon to cut out all the headache of trying to find your money, plus you can get nice sales and reviews there?

Here’s my reply

DON’T PUT YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET…

Becoming an author is difficult and then at the end of the month, I have to become a pimp and constantly ask where is my money.

True Amazon does cut down on the frustration, but I’m an author, which means I’m in the business of publishing books for readers.

Readers are my customers and I have to think about them instead of concentrating on my frustration.

Check out my Amazon Store

Check out my Smashwords Store

Four years. four years I’ve been on smashwords. the first year, I didn’t make a bump. Not even a free download, the second, I think I did…

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