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Why You Should Consider SEO When Self-Publishing a Book

By Adam Steele

This is a guest post, courtesy of Adam Steele, the founder of Loganix, a popular SEO fulfillment company located in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

If you are an author who’s opting to self-publish instead of going through a publisher, the one big thing you lack is the marketing power that you’d get from a publishing company. That puts all of the marketing efforts to generate awareness and sales for your book on you. Thankfully, you can get a lot of attention through Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and your internet presence.

In short, SEO involves optimizing your website to make it easier for people to find it when they search for something on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, and so on. Here’s why you should consider SEO when you self-publish a book.

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Grow Your Author Mailing List with These 7 Essential Tools

Grow Your Author Mailing List with These 7 Essential Tools Marketing Self-Pub

You’ve heard over and over that the best way to promote your author career is a robust mailing list. This is true no matter the product, the business model, or the industry.

A mailing list is important, but have you ever considered whether you are using all the available tools to grow your mailing list?

I was recently inspired to audit the tools I use for my own mailing list, and I found my toolbox sadly deficient. I am doing most of the right things, but some of my tools have never left the toolbox.

The following post lists seven of the dozen or more essential tools you should have in your mailing list tool kit. (If you have a suggestion for a tool to add to this list, I’d love to hear about it.)

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5 Online PR Strategies: How to Locate and Pitch Internet Media Sources

Traditional media has set, long-established rules about how to pitch newspapers, radio, magazine, and television sources.5 Online PR Strategies: How to Locate and Pitch Internet Media Sources The world of online media, however, offers more flexible opportunities for pitching sources. Here are 5 strategies for pitching online sources to promote your book that will keep the phone calls and emails coming in:

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17 Writing Blogs Accepting Guest Posts

Writing Blogs!

One good way to gain clients, drive more traffic to your blog, and enhance your reputation as a freelance writer, is to do guest posts on reputable blogs. These Writing Blogs accept high quality guest posts, so do your homework before submitting a pitch to them.

Writing Blogs

I know you might be saying that you do not have that kind of time to guest post, but believe me, it is worth the effort.  You do not have to contact all of the blogs listed below at once. Start with one or two and take it from there.

17 Writing Blogs Accepting Guest Posts | click here

How to Use the Amazon Algorithm to Sell More Books

by Alinka Rutkowska

We’ve been concentrating on learning how search engine optimization—although it sounds intimidating—can be crucial in helping you sell more books. Today, we have for you a different perspective on how this applies to Amazon specifically, by bestselling author and publishing consultant Alinka Rutkowska. Here’s her article.

What if you could significantly increase your chances of becoming a best-selling author by mastering the Amazon algorithm?

You can and in this article I’ll show you how.

Amazon is not a bookstore – it’s a search engine

Before we get started it’s important to realize that Amazon is not a traditional bookstore, rather it’s a search engine, in many ways similar to Google.

To be more precise, the Amazon algorithm is a product search engine created by a company called A9 ( located in Palo Alto.

Next, it’s important to understand what Amazon’s number one priority is, and that’s to make Amazon the most money.

Now that we know that we need to figure out how we can align with Amazon’s objectives to reach our own.

How you can get on top of Amazon’s search results

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