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5 Things For Authors To Tweet About (That Aren’t “Buy My Book!”)

A major trap that authors fall into on Twitter is trying to get too many people to buy their book.<p>Of course, as a self-published author your goal is …

How to Write a Short Book FAST!

This isn't just a webinar. <b>It's a mini course</b>, which is why there is a fee attached to it. It consists of a <b>1.5 hour webinar, a workbook and a</b> …

How to Craft Books that Sell

Everyone says, “Now is the best time to be an author.”<p>That’s only true if you produce a traditionally published<br>or self-published book that sells.<p>The …

Writing

Don't Wait for Permission: Why Authors Should be Entrepreneurs | The Passive Voice | A Lawyer's Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing

From author and TPV rock star David Gaughran:<p>Joanna Penn (writing as JF Penn) has hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists with her …

Is Your Content Worth Sharing? Storytelling Techniques in Social Media

The more we share, the more we have...<p>A good story gains its own life on social media. A great story gets shared…a lot. Is your content on social …

Public Relations

Social Media Design Blueprint Infographic

This excellent Social Media Design Blueprint Infographic from the cool folks at tent social.<p>Sharing visual content is a powerful way to get more …

Infographics

Ep 004: “Storytelling for Book Marketing”

<b>Welcome to the fourth episode of The Author Hangout,</b> a “Hangout on Air” designed to help authors, especially self-published and indie authors, with …

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Satellite Beach Film

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9 Lesser-Known Facebook Features You're Probably Missing

Facebook is powerful... REALLY powerful!<p>And many of Facebook's best features go completely unnoticed.<p>Granted, Facebook does make it a bit difficult …

Social Media

Craft an Exceptional Elevator Pitch: Tip #21 of 52 Ways to Market Your Book | Author Marketing Experts, Inc.

We’ve heard from a lot of you telling us how much you love these tips. We’re so glad you do! Well, here are a few more you can expect over the …

Writing

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‘Bang Bang!’ brings Bollywood action to MIFF | Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival – Melbourne, Florida

Movie poster for “Bang Bang!”<p>Siddharth Anand’s action-packed Bollywood feature “Bang Bang!” is coming to MIFF!<p>Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan star in …

Astronomy

Book Cover Design - Judging a Book by Its Cover

Nothing screams “amateur” like a poorly crafted book cover. The standards for book design aspired to by trade publishers are not all that high, but …

Canadian Literature

How To Get More Twitter Followers: 24 Effective Tips To Grow Your Following Fast

<b>Have you ever wanted to get more followers on Twitter?</b><p>Watching as others amassed a huge number of followers and wondered what you can do to replicate …

Practical Tips for Marketing Your Books on the Social Web

<i>In today’s post, I want to share some of my best Pinterest Tips for Writers.</i><p>Whenever I feel beleaguered from reading email, blog posts, tweets, and …

Writing

F. Scott Fitzgerald on the Secret to Great Writing: Letters of Advice to a Friend’s Teenage Daughter and to His Own

What is the secret of great writing? For David Foster Wallace, it was about fun. For Henry Miller, about discovery. Susan Sontag saw it as self-exploration. Many literary greats anchored it to their daily routines. And yet, the answer remains elusive and ever-changing.<p>In the fall of 1938, Radcliffe …

Evermen Saga Book Series: Amazon.com

Fantasy author James Maxwell has ranked in the top 5 best selling authors on Amazon worldwide. All of his novels have been category best sellers on …

Here are seven cool projects made possible with Intel's tiny computer

Thinking about using Intel Edison for your next builder project, but feeling a little uninspired? Don't worry: IDF 2014 is rife with examples of how to use the company's new development board. In the weeks leading up to the conference, Intel employees and partners alike used it to build robots, …

Owner on Goodell, Tape Scandal: 'No Owner Will Support Him If This Is True'

The NFL owner is someone I've known for some time. He is earnest, thoughtful and measured. His words on the latest turn in the Ray Rice case, as reported by Rob Maaddi of The Associated Press, are likely what many owners are thinking.<p>"Roger [Goodell] is not a liar," said the owner, who asked not to …

The Number of Hungry Americans Has Barely Fallen Since the Recession

Here’s your reminder that, in the United States, reigning global power, there are still millions of people who have trouble getting enough to …

Artful and Disarming Photos of a Feral Cat Colony

Cats rule the Internet, this much is clear, but it is exceedingly rare to see serious depictions of the fine beasts. Beautifully counteracting this …

Which Pro Camera Do You Really Need to Shoot Like a Pro?

Let’s start with a little quiz. What one thing makes a pro camera a pro camera? Build quality? Weather sealing? Fast autofocus? Fast motor drive? …