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How to Launch and Grow a YouTube Channel in 14 Days. #h2e

How to Launch and Grow a YouTube Channel in 14 Days

YouTube reaches more 18 to 34 and 18 to 49-year-olds than any cable network in the U.S. and generates 4 billion views daily. That makes the network a no-brainer when it comes to choosing a platform to market your business’s videos.

But for many users YouTube is a domain for high-quality media. Creators film in HD, own lighting umbrellas, and don’t settle for anything less than perfect sound quality.

For these reasons, getting your business set-up on YouTube properly—with goals in mind and a plan to achieve them—can seem both daunting and expensive…


How to Create a High-Performing Book Sales Page for Your Launch 

How to Create a High-Performing Book Sales Page for Your Launch

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Not so long ago, creating a landing page was a technologically challenging and time-consuming exercise. It was also outrageously expensive, which is not something an author on a shoestring budget wants to hear.

Fortunately, there are now multiple, cost-effective options for building a beautiful landing page with all of the dressing but none of the hassle. Simply follow our guide to create your own

3 Payment Tools That Will Help You Manage Your Freelance Business 

Have you ever lost payment information from a client or contractor? Did it ever happen that the process of payments received or sent took days or weeks instead of hours?
You’re not the only one. The US freelance union UU. Reports that 50% of freelancers have had difficulty receiving payments, so it follows that this is a frequent phenomenon. Regardless of the possibility of losing the payment details of one of your clients, you may also have received late payments, which is truly frustrating.

17 MORE Things Indie Authors can Share on Social Media in 2017 

Authors can Share on Social Media in 2017

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Last week, we shared 17 things indie authors can share on social media in 2017. And, as you can guess, we brainstormed way more than just 17 things you can share to kick off your 2017 book marketing with a bang

.@Wattpad Launches Chat-Style Reading App #Tap

Wattpad is jumping on the short-short fiction wagon with the launch of a new app, Tap.

Tap is a reading app in the style of Amazon Rapids or Hooked. It serves up chat-style stories which are the current fad in digital publishing.

According to TechCrunch:

With Tap, Wattpad is stepping away from the traditional storytelling format to experiment with a unique style of entertainment

Guest blogging audiences novelists don’t know about #h2e

Guest blogging is one of my favorite book promotion tactics because it lets authors reach more of the right readers.

Problem is, many novelists don’t write guest posts. What’s more, those who are guest bloggers usually write only for their friends’ blogs or for bloggers who write about books in the author’s genre.

And that’s all good.

But you know what’s even better?

Adding topic specific blogs to your list of potential guest blog sites

APA Launches 3rd Annual Audiobook Blogger of the Year Contest

The Audio Publishers Association is holding a new contest to find and promote the best audiobook bloggers.

The APA says that this contest, which has been a resounding success for two consecutive years, has not only helped to expand engaging discussions about audiobooks online, it has also welcomed new reviewers to join in the conversation.

“Book bloggers sit beside librarians on the list of my favorite people on Earth,” says this year’s celebrity judge, Scott Brick. “I love their passion and their originality—there are so many unique approaches they bring to their love of books, and I find reading their posts endlessly fascinating

Instagram and Facebook Blog Marketing: Make People Love Your Brand #h2e

Instagram and Facebook Blog Marketing: Make People Love Your Brand

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Facebook and Instagram– the big-shots of social media. Market and schmooze for your blog through these platforms and you’re all set. Instagram is Facebook-owned. The two giants share data to effectively reach the right audiences.

The demographics are huge and the engagement is high. If you play your cards right, you could even rake in organic traffic from Facebook and Instagram without actually paying for the highly targeted ads

Book selling Struggle? Not new & what to do #h2e

Publishers have always struggled to help authors create a brand. This is NOT a new thing…

via Selling Books—The Struggle is REAL but Not New & What to DO! — Kristen Lamb’s Blog

Book Marketing Techniques That Don’t Work Anymore via @WritingPants #h2e

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) who help educate and support self-published authors.

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