#Authors – HOW TO: Make your Book Promo Posts More Effective…

Chris, the Story Reading Ape has published a blog post on how to make your blog book promos more effective. I thought this is an excellent advice for not only beginners, but as well published authors. Thank you, Chris.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Whether you are posting on your own blog or through someone else’s

PLEASE REMEMBER TO DO THE FOLLOWING:

BOOK COVER

Always show the book cover…

TIMING

Always schedule your post to go live about one hour after Your Publisher has actually activated it

i.e., to give YOURSELF time to CHECK it has ACTUALLY been activated.

Most potential readers will NOT call back later to check if it is now active.

They will forget.

You WILL lose Sales…

HOW?

Establish the time to post by comparing YOUR timezone time AND DAY with your Publisher:

AMAZON

use SPT Standard Pacific Time (Seattle, Washington State)

SMASHWORDS

use SPT Standard Pacific Time (Los Gatos, California)

PST PACIFIC STANDARD TIME ZONE IN GREEN

NOTE:

PROVIDE MORE THAN YOUR COUNTRY AMAZON OUTLETS LINKS

EITHER:

Get and display a UNIVERSAL Amazon Outlet Link

OR

Give the links for Amazon in:

UK (.co.uk)  –  USA (.com)  –  Canada (.ca)  –  Australia (.com.au)

I’d recommend you…

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Bloggers Behaving Badly

The Blog “Suzie speaks” got a fantastic list of 10 important tips on blogging. I think this post is excellent advice on what to do and not to do with a blog. I thought it important and decided to re-blog.

Suzie Speaks

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Last month I published a post about the idea of ‘Blog Envy,’ which discussed ways in which we naturally feel envious of other blogs, and bloggers. During the comments that followed it was suggested that I examine the opposite – content that could be considered to be poor. While it’s an interesting idea, it’s far too controversial for my liking – the beauty of the blogging world is that it is an open forum to discuss whatever subject the author chooses, and there is no right or wrong way to do so.

However, it did get me thinking about the bloggers behind the posts. While I’ve had predominantly hugely positive experiences with the community, the longer I spend in the blogosphere the more I notice behaviour that I would contribute to what is often referred to as ‘The Dark Side’ of blogging, and I’ve spent the last few weeks collating…

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