She Wrote A Book With Lena Anani [Podcast Interview]

She Wrote A Book With Lena Anani [Podcast Interview]

Authors, Social Media
The She Wrote A Book podcast is a fun, fast-paced podcast hosted by Lena Anani. She Wrote A Book spotlights amazing women from all over the world who also happen to be published female authors. Lena Anani created this show to educate, entertain, and inspire you to be the voice you want to hear in the world. She Wrote A Book with Lena & Kemya I was a guest on her show and we had a great time talking about social media and publishing. Since this a podcast about women who are authors, we talked about my first Kindle book “I’m On Social Media, Now What Do I Say?” Tune in to hear this 15 minute interview as we discuss: How to avoid the social media black hole, increase your productivity, and save at least 1 hour…
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How to Brainstorm a Topic for Your First eBook

How to Brainstorm a Topic for Your First eBook

Authors
Are you dreaming of the day when you make thousands of dollars in passive income from your best-selling ebooks? Have you written your first ebook? Has your ebook been floating around in the cosmos, with nary a soul reading it? It’s ok, if any of this has you shaking your head yes, don’t hang your head in shame. I promise you are not the only one! With so many marketing gurus webinaring about making plenty of money from selling ebooks you can write in 2 hours, it’s easy to get sucked into the hype. Yes, I made up a word: webinaring. Definition: the verb form of webinar. I’ve been known to make up words. Anywho… How to Brainstorm a Topic for Your First Ebook Before you can start earning money from…
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How to Gain Authority by Publishing Kindle Books

How to Gain Authority by Publishing Kindle Books

Authors
With the advent of Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), becoming a published author is a lot simpler today than it used to be. While it is much harder to become an overnight success, making six-figures publishing books, it's not difficult to use Kindle Direct Publishing as a way to gain authority within your niche. How to Use Kindle Books to Gain Authority When you become a Kindle author you can fill out an Amazon Author's profile and page. On the page you will get a short biography space, a place for a headshot, a link to your blog, an area to share videos, photos, social media and more. You can automatically feed your blog into your profile as well. Of course, all the books you've written will appear in your profile…
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How Authors Can Use Pinterest for Marketing [Interview]

How Authors Can Use Pinterest for Marketing [Interview]

Authors, Social Media
Pinterest is a visual social media platform, and it is all visual. This means, if you want to market using Pinterest, you need some hot graphics to make you look good! For example, consider if you were redecorating your house 20 years ago. You might have clipped magazine ads and articles with interior design pieces and inspirational color swatches you liked, then pinned these clippings to a cork board. Fast forward to the present, and we're using Pinterest as our virtual cork board. There are many ways to use Pinterest for business. People who are in the DIY, arts and crafts, fashion and foodie niches have a relatively easy time using Pinterest. After all, those niches are all visual based, and they are overflowing with images to pin on Pinterest. The Challenges…
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How to Create Your Own 90 Day Promotional Campaign to Sell More Books!

How to Create Your Own 90 Day Promotional Campaign to Sell More Books!

Authors
Are you an established author whose sales have all but disappeared? Are you an upcoming author looking to build your platform and promote yourself? Perhaps you have a book release any minute and you're trying to design your own promotional campaign to sell more books? No matter if you're a new or established author, with a littany of published books or releasing your first best seller, you need PROMOTION. The strategy I share is just for you! Tune in to my 40-minute interview on the Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown, as we discuss How to Create a 90 Day Promotional Campaign For Authors to Sell More Books!   In this interview, you will learn a few critical tactics to use to create your own campaign to sell more books,…
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What To Say On Social Media For Authors {Interview}

What To Say On Social Media For Authors {Interview}

Authors, Social Media
If you are anything like me, most authors tend to get on your nerves on social media with their boring posts. They publish a book, then plaster “hey my book is out buy my book” posts all over social media with a link to buy the book. Someone needs to explain social media for authors. After all, there are too many authors are spending too much time on social media trying to market their books with too little return. Sidebar: If you are guilty of this, you don’t have to hang your head in shame. We’re about to make some changes to your marketing plans. The Popular "Buy My Book" Status Updates Back to what I was saying… Ok, so these authors. It doesn’t matter if it is the first week, or month, or year.…
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Use Your Expertise To Build An Ebook Empire

Use Your Expertise To Build An Ebook Empire

Authors
While there are many ways to build a business online, building your own eBook empire is one method that creates long-term residual income that’s truly an automated “set and forget” system. Of course eBooks provide many perks up front.   The Perks of Building an eBook Empire You don’t have to stock any inventory. You can keep overhead costs low (no publisher and agent cuts like there are with print books).  You have an endless supply that can be purchased at any time of the day or year. But they also offer many benefits that aren’t so obvious.  While a tangible book in Barnes and Noble might sell for $14.95, an eBook on the same subject could sell at anywhere from $0.99-$2.99 or more online as a digital download. [Tweet "You…
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Kindle Book: I’m On Social Media, Now What Do I Say?

Book Reviews, Social Media
I'm On Social Media, Now What Do I Say? A Comprehensive Content and Engagement Strategy Guide for Entrepreneurs [video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="http://marketingsparkler.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/kindle-1-promo-video.mp4"][/video] Have you had enough of those social media books that touch the surface of a content strategy, but don’t give enough details for you to actually figure it all out? Are you using social media specifically for business, and not seeing results from your efforts? Have you set up your social media accounts, and still stumped by what you’re supposed to say? No more wasting hours and hours on social media, not seeing results from your efforts. [Tweet "Get your copy of I'm On Social Media, Now What Do I Say at http://amzn.to/1xipHjw"] I’m On Social Media, Now What Do I Say?  explains the type of content businesses should post on social media.…
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