Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Author Blog

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If you are an author and you are toying with the idea of starting a blog so you can either promote your existing books or highlight or showcase your writing skills or maybe jog your creative juices, you should use Wordpress as your blogging platform. While you can go with other blogging software, when it comes to scalability, ease of use, versatility, and security, you simply … [Read more...]

What Booklover Sites Can Do for You

A useful resource for building your fan base and marketing your books and ebooks is to create a presence on popular sites for readers. There are several to choose from such as Goodreads.com, LibraryThing.com and Shelfari.com. These sites allow you to get your book in front of more readers, get reviews, conduct research, join groups, create groups, and expand your author … [Read more...]

Finding Your Author Voice

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Stimme. Voix. Voce. Voice. Such a simple word holds an entire lifetime of work for writers. Influenced by favorite authors, personal friends and society at large, the voice is the author’s soul poured into progression of words that ultimately create the backbone of a work. While this comes naturally for many, it is an obstacle to be overcome by even more. As you search to find … [Read more...]

How to Make Money with a Blog

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Many bloggers think that the best way to make money off their blogs is to install Google Adsense. This is a very popular way of monetizing blogs because it is so easy. You only need to sign up to Google Adsense, get your code, and install it on your site. Given that there are many plugins that help you with this, it is easy to slap on Google Adsense ads to your blog. Sadly, if … [Read more...]

Choosing Point of View

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Determining point of view (POV) for your story may seem like an easy thing to do. You pick a view and start writing. However, understanding that choosing point of view is one of the most important decisions you will make when writing your story. Choosing your point of view affects how much the readers will believe in your story and in turn, how much they’ll continue to read of … [Read more...]

Blogging Ideas for Authors

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There are two main reasons why authors blog: to promote their books or to flex their creative muscles. In fact, many authors blog due to both these reasons. If you are an author looking for blogging ideas, you have to always keep these two main reasons in mind. If your blog promotes your books If you are blogging to promote your existing books, you should blog about common … [Read more...]

How Often Do You Need to Blog?

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Figuring out how often you should blog is a big deal. If you don't update your blog enough, you might lose your hard-earned viewers. If you update your blog too much, you might overwhelm your loyal blog readers and many of them might never come back to your site. To avoid these problems, you have to figure out the right frequency of updates for your blog. The problem with this … [Read more...]

How to Write Concisely

'Write concisely.' That phrase should be familiar. Chances are, your high school teacher or college English professor said that to you, and it is good advice. There are some serious benefits and advantages to concise writing. The three most common reasons why people should write more concisely are: writing concisely magnifies the power of your ideas, concisely-written text is … [Read more...]

Publish a Book and Build Your Expert Reputation

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If you want to increase your reputation with your target audience so you can earn more from consulting fees or gain more referrals, you might want to consider writing a book. Doing so helps you build credibility with your target audience and is also a great 'stepping stone' to greater and greater expert status. You can leverage the number of books you published into media … [Read more...]

How to Write a Book

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If you want to increase your reputation as an expert, you need to write a book. If you want to highlight your skills as a writer or researcher, you need to write a book. While blog posts and articles can help you establish some level of credibility with your target audience, nothing communicates your expert knowledge more clearly than a published book. You become an instant … [Read more...]