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Blogging for Writers

Blogging for Writers

How Authors and Writers Build Successful Blogs

  • Author: Robin Houghton
  • Publisher: Ilex Press
  • ISBN: 9781781572139
  • Category: Blogs
  • Page: 176
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The writers world has undergone a revolution in the last decade. With 30 million bloggers (in the US alone), many of whom consider themselves to be writers, blogging has brought the fiercest competition to the writing profession, but it is also something that a good writer, with a little guidance, can turn fully to their advantage. Blogging for Writers shows you how. Opening the door on this exciting world, it profiles the best and most imaginative writer-driven blogs and details how you can start your own blog and see it flourish. From which platform to use (Blogger, WordPress, etc) to setting up the perfect blog; from layout and design to getting the tone right; from social networking and getting noticed to finding a readership and liaising with publishers, Blogging for Writers lays out the fundamentals and then digs deeper, advising how to make your blog and your skills stand out from the pack and, essentially, bring the customers your way.

Blogging for Creatives

Blogging for Creatives

How Deisgners, Astists, Crafters and Writers can Blog to Make Contacts, Win Business and Build Success

  • Author: Robin Houghton
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1781570167
  • Category: Photography
  • Page: 192
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Blogging for Creatives teaches you everything you need to know about how to design and profit from a beautiful blog that people will want to return to again and again. Complete with hundreds of tips, tricks and motivational stories from artistic bloggers who have started from scratch, Blogging for Creatives covers how to publish and host a blog, as well as keeping it fresh, staying motivated and forging connections. Whether you’re looking to create a platform for your creative trade, an inspirational journal, or a hub for people with similar tastes and interests, learn how to benefit from being part of the blogosphere in this accessible, non-techie guide.

The Author Blog

The Author Blog

Easy Blogging for Busy Authors

  • Author: Anne Allen
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781984090782
  • Category:
  • Page: 188
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An easy-does-it guide to simple, low-tech blogging for authors who want to build a platform, but not let it take over their lives. An author blog doesn't have to follow the rules that monetized business blogs do. This book teaches the secrets that made Anne R. Allen a multi-award-winning blogger and one of the top author-bloggers in the industry. And you'll learn why having a successful author blog is easier than you think. Here are some things you'll learn in this book: -How an author blog is different-and easier to maintain-than a business blog -What authors should blog about at different stages of their careers -Choosing the right blog topics for your genre and audience -How one type of blogpost can build your platform quickly -Basic SEO tips that don't make your eyes glaze over with tech jargon -How to write headers that will grab the attention of Web surfers -How to keep your audience by learning the tricks of content writing -Essential blog and social media etiquette rules -What happens to your blog when you die? "Anne writes the essential blog for today's writers." Mystery author Carmen Amato. "I love following the blog of Anne R. Allen...for up-to-date tips and helpful articles for writers on what's current in the publishing world." Author D. G. Kaye. "BRILLIANT! One of the Top 10 Resources for Self-Publishing Authors." author Mark Tilbury. "Anne is one of the most successful author-bloggers out there." Reedsy "One of the Top 15 Blogs for Indie Authors to Follow...I adore Anne's blog. Aside from being one smart lady, her mix of sass and education is priceless." Social media strategist and manager Frances Caballo "You know what a huge fan I am of Anne R. Allen's blog...absolutely marvelous." Romance author Collette Cameron "I recommend following the publishing blogs of both Jane Friedman and Anne R. Allen...I've implemented many of their tips, which have helped boost my SEO." New York Times bestseller Eileen Goudge in Publisher's Weekly

Create Your Writer Platform

Create Your Writer Platform

The Key to Building an Audience, Selling More Books, and Finding Success as an Author

  • Author: Chuck Sambuchino
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781599635750
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 248
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Creating a platform isn't just beneficial--it's essential! In today's world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fear--author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, practical advice for increasing your visibility, selling more books, and launching a successful career. In Create Your Writer Platform, you'll learn: The definition of a platform--and why you should start building one now. How to harness the 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform. "Old School" and "New School" approaches to platform, from article writing and conference speaking to website development, blog posts, and social media avenues. How to develop a platform for nonfiction, fiction, and memoir. In addition to Chuck's invaluable insights, you'll also find 12 case studies from authors with effective platforms, as well as professional advice from literary agents. If you're serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing--a platform that's going to help you succeed as a writer--look no further than Create Your Writer Platform.

Build Your Author Platform

Build Your Author Platform

The New Rules: A Literary Agent s Guide to Growing Your Audience in 14 Steps

  • Author: Carole Jelen,Michael McCallister
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1939529298
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 384
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A great book is no longer enough. An author platform is the most powerful key to success in today’s saturated market, and increasingly, publishers are demanding that new authors come to them with an existing audience of interested followers. Authors who are self-publishing have an even bigger need to build an engaged audience. Social media makes building the writer platform easier than ever, but, unfortunately, most authors struggle to get it right. How can authors create their unique platform, connect with followers, write a manuscript, and grow their business? In Build Your Author Platform: The New Rules, top literary agent Carole Jelen and tech expert Michael McCallister apply their combined 35 years of expertise to outline 14 practical, hands-on steps to create a presence that will produce high book sales and expanded audience. From pre-publication through book launch and beyond, authors will learn how to: • Define goals and a unique brand • Employ successful website strategies, content, social presence, media authority, and training • Secure positive reviews • Attract viewers efficiently without cost Filled with detailed lessons, examples, success stories, and techniques used by marketing departments at major publishers, Build Your Author Platform is an indispensable guide for anyone looking for insight into publishing, promoting, and marketing books.

ProBlogger

ProBlogger

Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

  • Author: Darren Rowse,Chris Garrett
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118240693
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
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An update of one of the bestselling blogging books, written by two of the world's most successful bloggers There's a reason why the first two editions of this book have sold thousands of copies worldwide. Written by two of the world's most successful bloggers, it's one of the clearest books out there on how to earn an income from your blog. This new edition gets you up to date on the very latest changes that affect the blogging-for-business landscape. Featuring new material on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn; plus new ways and tools to grow your audience and expand your business beyond your blog, this professional blogger's bible is better than ever. Helps novices choose a blog topic, analyze the market, set up a blog, promote it, and earn revenue Gives aspiring bloggers proven techniques and the tools they need to succeed in building a business from their blogs Reveals 20 key ingredients for a successful blog post Offers solid, step-by-step instruction on how bloggers actually make money, why niches matter, how to use essential blogging tools and take advantage of social media and content aggregators, how to optimize your advertising, and much more Includes techniques for attracting and growing an audience and how to mine new business opportunities beyond your blog Written by two fulltime professional bloggers, this exciting, updated edition of ProBlogger tells you exactly how to launch and maintain a blog that makes money.

Creative Blogging

Creative Blogging

Your First Steps to a Successful Blog

  • Author: Heather Wright-Porto
  • Publisher: Apress
  • ISBN: 1430234296
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 336
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Creative Blogging shows you how to start blogging for the very first time to express your creativity, reach out and be heard—and even how to make money with your blog! You'll start at the right place: The beginning! Learn answers to the most important and popular questions: What is a blog? Do I need a blog? How do I get started? What do I blog about? How do I blog? Creative Blogging then takes you through the how-to aspects of blogging, so you can quickly learn the terminology and get started. You'll then be able to choose the right blogging tool for you! Soon, you'll be prepared to unleash your creativity! Like a good author, you'll learn how to find information to blog about, and how to express yourself in your blog in the ways that you want. Your creativity is what will make your blog successful, but every artist needs an audience. Creative Blogging reveals how to draw people to your site! You'll also discover how to work with images and video, how to integrate your blog with Twitter and Facebook, and even how to make money with your blog! Let your creativity bring your audience to you and your blog with Creative Blogging.

Plot Gardening

Plot Gardening

Write Faster, Write Smarter

  • Author: Chris Fox
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781717021311
  • Category:
  • Page: 168
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Learn to Plot without sacrificing Creativity What separates great novels from mediocre ones? Story. Authors that master this vital skill keep their readers up at night, and suffer the deluge of 'when is the next book coming out' emails. Whether you are a first time novelist, or a seasoned author, Plot Gardening will teach you the fundamentals of storytelling, delivered in a practical way. Through exercises at the end of each chapter you will build your own outline, and you'll do it without sacrificing the creativity that is so vital to telling great stories. In this book you'll learn: The basics of story structure, and how it is used How and why worldbuilding is important, and how to do your own worldbuilding The components of great characters, and how you can bring yours to life How to create a living outline that will change and adapt as your characters come to life

Platform

Platform

Get Noticed in a Noisy World

  • Author: Michael S. Hyatt
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
  • ISBN: 159555503X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 261
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Discusses how to create a platform and build an audience using social media technologies.

On Writing

On Writing

  • Author: Stephen King
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743455967
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 297
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Technical Blogging

Technical Blogging

Turn Your Expertise into a Remarkable Online Presence

  • Author: Antonio Cangiano
  • Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
  • ISBN: 168050486X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 250
  • View: 8485
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Technical Blogging is the first book to specifically teach programmers, technical people, and technically-oriented entrepreneurs how to become successful bloggers. There is no magic to successful blogging; with this book you'll learn the techniques to attract and keep a large audience of loyal, regular readers and leverage this popularity to achieve your goals. Become more influential and earn extra money by blogging. Whether you want to create a popular technical blog from scratch or take your blog to the next level, this book shows you how. Technical blogging expert Antonio Cangiano shares his extensive expertise with you, sparing no details and laying out a complete step by step road map to help you plan, create, market, monetize, and grow your own popular blog. Antonio will guide you through all the choices you have to make in setting up a successful blog, teach you the key things you need to know to write blog posts that get read, and give you the tools to produce content regularly You'll learn how to promote your blog, understand traffic statistics, and build a community. And once you've built it, you'll learn how to benefit from it: advance your career, make money from your blog, use it to promote your products or company, and take advantage of your blog to the fullest. And when your blog takes off, Antonio will show you how to avoid the pitfalls of success. Technical Blogging is the only guide you'll need to create and maintain a successful technical blog.

Blogging For Dummies

Blogging For Dummies

  • Author: Susannah Gardner,Shane Birley
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118239253
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 408
  • View: 1845
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B Is for Bully

B Is for Bully

  • Author: Jacqueline Brathwaite
  • Publisher: Jacqueline Brathwaite
  • ISBN: 1937406237
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 24
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Discusses the different types of bullying, explains why some people bully others, and provides advice on how to cope.

The Business of Being a Writer

The Business of Being a Writer

  • Author: Jane Friedman
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022639333X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 368
  • View: 383
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Writers talk about their work in many ways: as an art, as a calling, as a lifestyle. Too often missing from these conversations is the fact that writing is also a business. The reality is, those who want to make a full- or part-time job out of writing are going to have a more positive and productive career if they understand the basic business principles underlying the industry. The Business of Being a Writer offers the business education writers need but so rarely receive. It is meant for early-career writers looking to develop a realistic set of expectations about making money from their work or for working writers who want a better understanding of the industry. Writers will gain a comprehensive picture of how the publishing world works—from queries and agents to blogging and advertising—and will learn how they can best position themselves for success over the long term. Jane Friedman has more than twenty years of experience in the publishing industry, with an emphasis on digital media strategy for authors and publishers. She is encouraging without sugarcoating, blending years of research with practical advice that will help writers market themselves and maximize their writing-related income. It will leave them empowered, confident, and ready to turn their craft into a career.

Are You There Blog? It's Me, Writer?

Are You There Blog? It's Me, Writer?

  • Author: Kristen Lamb
  • Publisher: Who Dares Wins
  • ISBN: 9781935712480
  • Category: Authorship
  • Page: 198
  • View: 5837
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Social media has changed everything about the way we communicate, yet sometimes it can all feel so overwhelming. Where do you start? Maybe you want to blog, but where do you begin? What do you say? How do you get anyone to care about what you have to say? "Are You There, Blog? It's Me, Writer" is a compilation of social media expert Kristen Lamb's best social media blogs and lessons, and some additional material only found here. This book is designed to be a laugh-out-loud journey to the heart of social media. Many of us know we need a social media platform, but what exactly does that mean? Most of us would rather have brain surgery with a KFC spork than learn about computers and social marketing. Fortunately, "Are You There, Blog? It's Me, Writer" is not your average social marketing book. This book will strip away all those fears and teach you how to make the most of Twitter, Facebook, and blogging and give you all you need to build a worldwide platform based on relationship and community. Kristen will show you how to manage time, be more productive, and maximize the top social media tools. The best part is you'll be having so much fun, you will forget you're supposed to be learning. "It's a new world out there for authors--a new paradigm of marketing, communication, and interaction--called social media. It's the new digital Wild West. And while we're all trying to reinvent the wheel, Kristen Lamb's informative and illuminating book, ARE YOU THERE, BLOG? IT'S ME, WRITER is a brilliant roadmap through this new frontier. It literally changed my view of social media, my role in it, and my responsibility to my readers. If you're an aspiring or established author, this is a must-read for all." --James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Doomsday Key Nationally Best-Selling Author James Scott Bell Are You There, Blog? It's Me, Writer is packed with practical, humorous advice on how to do -- and just as important, how NOT to do -- social media. Writers of every stripe will benefit from this timely and fun to read resource.

Guide to Literary Agents 2018

Guide to Literary Agents 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

  • Author: Cris Freese
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781440352669
  • Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Page: 336
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Provides profiles, contact information, and submission details for more than one thousand literary agents seeking clients, with tips on revisions, query letters, research, and preparing book proposals.

Social Media for Writers

Social Media for Writers

Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books

  • Author: Tee Morris,Pip Ballantine
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781599639260
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 277
  • View: 9210
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Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessity for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of--much less master--the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough: WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google& --Publisher

Damn Fine Story

Damn Fine Story

Mastering the Tools and Architecture of a Powerful Narrative

  • Author: Chuck Wendig
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • ISBN: 9781440348389
  • Category: REFERENCE
  • Page: 240
  • View: 1479
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"What do Luke Skywalker, John McClane, and lonely dog on Ho'okipa Beach have in common? Simply put, we care about them. Great storytelling is making readers care about your characters, the choices they make, and what happens to them. It's making your audience feel the tension and emotion of a situation right alongside your protagonist. And to tell a damn fine story, you need to understand why and how that caring happens"--Back cover.

The joy of not working

The joy of not working

how to enjoy your leisure time like never before

  • Author: Ernie J. Zelinski
  • Publisher: Visions International Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780969419419
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 187
  • View: 2177
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The Wisdom Of Crowds

The Wisdom Of Crowds

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385721706
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 306
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Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.