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Can Some Authors Make Their Own Book Marketing & Sales Opportunities?

Where do opportunities for authors to sell or market their books come from?

Let me first tell you where they don’t come from:


None of that gets you anywhere but where you are. It may be natural to experience any or all of the above, but the quicker you stifle negative thinking or useless actions, the faster you will grow and succeed.

Ok, sure, I stated the obvious. I know anyone can tell you not to shit yourself, but it needs to be said. Stress run amok serves no one. It is not a strategy to worry and become incapacitated by wandering thoughts. There is no reason to make actionless worrying a habit.

Here is what you should do: Develop an opportunistic mindset. Instead of waiting for opportunities to be served to you, which rarely happens, you need to create your own opportunities and seize them at all costs.

Opportunity comes when:

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116 Amazing Number Headlines to Demand Attention

Check out these 116 amazing headlines based on numbers (including the title of this article). Use these headlines to create your own incredible headlines for your blog posts, website articles, video titles (or content), podcast episodes (or content), social media posts, and more.

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Authors & Publishers Must Meet All Challenges, Big & Small recently changed the interface on my blog. It is something all tech companies do every few years, really for no other reason than to freshen things up. But every single time some portal changes its look or relocates things or discards certain functions, it upsets me. It is an unnecessary change in a time where stability and familiarity are needed. The last thing I need is for my blog to play hide-and-ho-seek with me. But this experience left me wondering about change and why we so often struggle with it.

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8 Tips for Busy Bloggers – How to Make the Most of Your Time

The post 8 Tips for Busy Bloggers – How to Make the Most of Your Time appeared first on ProBlogger.

 This post is based on episode 82 of the ProBlogger podcast.

Finding time to blog when you’re already juggling work, family and other commitments is one of the most common challenges bloggers face – including me.

So this week I want to share eight tips and strategies you can use to make the most of your time.

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How Your Book Price Impacts Your Ad Results

We know that the price of a discount has a huge impact on the click and sales rates for Featured Deals — but what about for BookBub Ad campaigns? Should you always include a price in your ad image? Which deal prices drive the most clicks?

We analyzed over 1,000 recent ad campaigns for both ebooks and audiobooks to see how including a price in the ad image affected the ad’s results. As you might expect, ads promoting books at lower prices tended to have higher click-through rates (CTRs), but some of our other findings were more surprising. We hope this data will help you decide which elements to include in your ad images, no matter the prices of the books you’re promoting!

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15 Ways to Keep Readers on Your Blog

The post 15 Ways to Keep Readers on Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger.

This blog post is based on episode 35 of the ProBlogger podcast.

With so many websites out there all competing for people’s attention, you need to try to grab people’s attention quickly and keep it for as long as possible.

But how exactly do you do that? Well, here are 15 ways to keep readers on your blog that you might want to try.

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12 Authors on YouTube With Writing & Publishing Tips

If you’re on the lookout for free resources on writing and publishing, YouTube has a treasure trove of helpful advice from successful, experienced authors. Many of them have generously shared craft tips, insights on the publishing process, and advice on book marketing.

Since there are so many fantastic YouTube channels to choose from, we gathered a list of accessible and informative author channels. We featured one video from each author as an example of what they have to offer on their channel.

In this compilation, you’ll find tips from traditional, hybrid, and self-published authors on craft, productivity, literary agents, book deals, readership building, publicity strategies, and more. The selected authors use lessons learned from their own mistakes and triumphs in the publishing world to present actionable strategies for achieving your own writing goals. We hope these videos give you plenty of inspiration and guidance!

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Authors & Zoom

By Nate Hoffelder Authors need to be prepared to be either the guest or the host of a livestream event, and if you have never done that before, here are a few tips to get you started.

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How to Add an Instagram Widget in WordPress (Step by Step)

Adding an Instagram widget to your blog is a great way to increase engagement and grow your blog. Here’s how to add an Instagram feed in WordPress.

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7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog

The post 7 Ways to Build a Community Around Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger.

This post is based on episode 61 of the ProBlogger podcast.

Last week I talked about building a community around your blog, and how it can benefit you as much as it can your readers. Well, this week I’m going to give you seven practical tips and strategies on how you can go about building that community.

But before I do, I need to clarify a couple of things.

Firstly, what I’m talking about today is more than just engagement. Don’t get me wrong. I still think you need engagement on your blog. But ultimately I’m after more than just comments, likes, shares and votes. I want to give my readers a sense of belonging and ownership, and for them to practically embody and live out the blog’s values with one another.

Secondly, you can’t just set up your community and then watch it from a distance. You need to be a part of it. In fact, I would go so far as to say you need to be the community you want to have. You need to be there from the word go to shape your community and define its values, its tone, and what is and isn’t acceptable.

Besides, if you don’t want to be part of your own community, why would anyone else?

Okay, now let’s get into what you can do to start building your community.

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