January 2022 – First Edition of Writer’s Tips

Welcome to my January Writer’s Tips. In this month’s edition of posts I hand picked from my reading trails, I’ve found some informative articles for writers from authors, Natalie Ducey – how to add weblinks on #Instagram, publishing predictions for 2022 by agent Laurie McLean at the blog of Anne R. Allen, ideas for promoting sequels on #Bookbub, book promotion blunders by Kathy Steinemann, and, how to use dashes in fiction by Louise Harnby.

Natalie Ducey has a helpful tutorial on how to add weblinks on #Instagram

Anne R. Allen, guest writer, agent Laurie McLean shares her predictions for the publishing world 2022

12 Clever ideas for promoting sequels on Bookbub

Fiction editor and proofreader, Louise Harnby shares, how to use dashes in fiction for both U.S. and U.K.

https://www.louiseharnbyproofreader.com/blog/how-to-use-dashes-in-fiction-dashes-uk-and-us-style

Ten Book Promotion blunders authors make by Kathy Steinemann

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/promotion/#comment-10817

©DGKaye2022

Writer’s Tips – #Facebook Woes, Building #ARC Review Teams, #BookBub, Author Branding

Welcome to my August edition of collaborated links full of Writer’s Tips and great promotional ideas for authors. In this edition – Facebook Woes, Building an Arc review team, Slashing your word count, how to use BookBub effectively, branding your blog, and how to get the most out of your Amazon author pages.

 

 

Kathy Steinemann wrote an excellent post on Facebook woes – When Facebook AI Runs Awry. As many of us writers have experienced Facebook woes, Kathy shares her experience and links to contacting the ‘elusive’ Facebook. Check out Kathy’s new author page she created since Facebook would no longer let her into her page.

 

Source: When Facebook AI Runs Awry, Oh My!

 

 

 

Anne R. Allen with an article on how Amazon and BookBub will help us sell our books FREE

 

How Amazon and Bookbub Will Help You Sell Books–FREE

 

 

Sally Cronin with Part 2 on her Smorgasbord Marketing and PR series for authors – Branding your blog and your writing

 

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/08/12/smorgasbord-blog-magazine-podcast-book-marketing-and-pr-for-authors-branding-your-blog-or-your-writing-by-sally-cronin/

 

 

The Kindlepreneur, Dave Chesson is back with another article at Anne R. Allen’s blog – How to build an ARC review team for a booklaunch

 

How to Build an ARC Review Team for your Book Launch

 

 

Kathy Steinemann with another article on her series – How to Slash Your Word Count

 

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/word-count-9/#comment-9897

 

 

Getting the most from your Amazon author page

 

https://www.amarketingexpert.com/2021/06/15/the-best-book-marketing-strategies-for-amazon-author-central/

 

There’s something for everyone here so I hope you enjoy!

 

©DGKaye2021

 

Writer’s Tips – #Canva Animation, #BookBub, KDP Tools, Famous Writer Advice, Slash Your #Wordcount

Welcome to the July issue of Writer’s Tips. In this edition we have tips on animation text for Canva, Lessons for Authors, How to Slash your Wordcount, Why some writers quit writing, and the new KDP tool for authors, and tips for promoting on BookBub.

 

Natalie Ducey is back with another fab tutorial on how to animate text using Canva

https://natalieducey.com/2021/06/29/how-to-create-animated-typewriter-text-in-canva-for-free/

 

How to be an Everyday Star Writer, and advice from famous writers, by Ruth Harris at the blog of Anne R. Allen

How to be an Everyday Star: Lessons From 4 Famous Authors

 

Fantasy author Diana Peach shares her experience with promoting her books on BookBub

https://mythsofthemirror.com/2021/07/14/my-bookbub-experience-and-a-few-tips/comment-page-1/#comment-87956

 

Kathy Steinemann with Part 7 of her Slash Your Word Count series

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/word-count-7/#comment-9653

 

Jacqui Murray at Worddreams with some valid examples of writing that may deter readers to continue reading

https://worddreams.wordpress.com/2021/07/07/iwsg-july-4/

 

Just a couple days ago (around July 12 – July 14, 2021), KDP added a new marketing tool to the KDP interface. It’s called A+ Content. It’s NOW available to KDP users. You can access the feature from a couple different places from within your KDP dashboard

KDP Has Added A New Marketing Tool, It’s Called A+ Content!

 

Here is the direct page to Amazon’s KDP new author tool

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G8EP5W6H9CY7T8GS#marketplaces

 

I hope you enjoyed and found something useful from this edition of Writer’s Tips.

 

©DGKaye2021

 

 

 

#Writers Tips – #Publishing Scams, Future of Self-Publishing, #Bookbub Profitability?

Welcome to a new edition of Writers Tips. In this collection, I’ve curated some helpful articles particularly geared to authors – Best sites for authors to promote their books on, publishing scams to beware of, predictions for the publishing future and a comprehensive lowdown on the profitability of paying for a Bookbub ad.

 

Agent, Laurie McLean, guest feature at the blog of Anne R. Allen, sharing her predictions for the publishing industry in 2021.

Agent Laurie McLean Gives 10 Publishing Predictions for 2021

 

Also, on the blog of Anne R. Allen, Anne shares the new 2021 publishing scams going on – including phishing scammers stealing manuscripts!

Publishing Scammers to Watch Out for in 2021

 

Author Deborah Jay, generously shares her advertising endeavor with Bookbub and shares why the exorbitant ad costs are worth it.

https://deborahjayauthor.com/2021/01/11/bookbub-featured-deal-final-analysis/comment-page-1/#comment-32696

 

Pioneer Indie Author David Gaughran shares a comprehensive list of the best book sites to advertise our books on. (check this isn’t in last edition)

https://davidgaughran.com/best-promo-sites-books/

 

Six different bios every author needs by Nate Hoffleder guesting at the blog of Anne R. Allen.

The Six Online Bios Every Author Needs

 

Nicholas Rossis with 5 tips to improve our Linkedin profiles.

https://nicholasrossis.me/2021/02/03/5-tips-to-improve-your-linkedin-profile/

 

I hope you enjoy these excellent helpful articles, and don’t forget to file them away for those days they are relevant to your work, for easy access.

 

9 Year Anniversary Achievement

 

WordPress let me know today is my 9th year blogging anniversary. Where did the years go?

 

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 9 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

©DGKaye2021

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Writer’s Tips – Book Trailers, #BookBub Ads, Book Covers, Plot Twist!

Welcome to my first edition of Writer’s Tips for 2021. I’ve had lots of time to read and curate some terrific articles from writers, bloggers, editors and publishers all encompassing helpful tips for Indies and Bloggers – marketing tips, book covers, editing, #Bookbub tips and more!

 

From the blog of Anne R. Allen – Tips on making book covers look professional

5 Tell-Tale Signs of an Amateur Self-Published Book

 

Kathy Steineman on how to cut unnecessary filter words

https://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/basically/#comment-8060

 

Diane Tibert (aka McGyver) on her Self-Publishing series from Scratch, how to and why you should have a Website

https://dianetibert.com/2020/12/29/self-publishing-from-scratch-article-4/

 

Sally Cronin is sharing some easy to absorb, helpful tips for using Twitter

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2020/12/28/smorgasbord-cafe-and-bookstore-newauthor-marketing-tips-making-the-most-of-twitter-by-sally-cronin/

 

Nicholas Rossis with a helpful tool to create book trailers

https://nicholasrossis.me/2020/12/01/recordcast-a-free-tool-to-create-your-book-trailer/

 

Ruth Harris on the blog of Anne R. Allen with a succinct list of apps and tools to design your own book covers

DIY Book Covers Have Come a Long Way — How to Create Professional-Quality Covers with Design Apps.

 

From the Writing Cooperative – What should I look for when editing my own writing?

https://writingcooperative.com/editors-explain-what-should-i-look-for-when-editing-my-own-writing-a06d5d975bf0

 

Best BookBub Ads from 2020 – What sells?

The Best BookBub Ads of 2020

 

Five Crucial Tips for Writing Plot Twists – Nicholas Rossis

https://nicholasrossis.me/2020/12/09/5-crucial-tips-for-writing-plot-twists/

 

How to animate your book covers by Harmony Kent at the Story Empire

https://storyempirecom.wordpress.com/2021/01/18/how-to-animate-your-book-cover/comment-page-1/#comment-129406

 

Well, those are a lot of links, but as I know, there is something for everyone, and I know I am grateful for those in our community who share such helpful information. I can’t help but pass on the goodies. Enjoy!

 

©DGKaye2020

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