Book Marketing: 5 Ways To Spice Up Your Amazon Book Pages – by Chrys Fey…

On The Story Reading Ape’s blog I found a post, written by Joanna Penn and Chrys Fey about how to spice up your amazon book pages. Thanks so much, Chris, Chrys, and Joanna.

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on The Creative Penn:

Intro by Joanna Penn:

There are many ways to market your books, but most marketing will drive readers to your sales page on the online bookstores, and there are ways you can improve it so they stick around and buy.

In today’s article, Chrys Fey outlines how you can improve your Amazon book sales page.

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Finding The Best Grammar Checker To Correct Your Writing – written by Derek Haines

 

My search for the best grammar checker I could find

No matter what you write, you always need to check your text.

However, it is not as simple as thinking that a quick spell check in Microsoft Word is going to result in error-free writing.

Whether you are an author, content writer, blogger or social media marketer, writing errors are a fact of life. That’s why we have editors and proofreaders, but they are not available for everything we write.

We all live and work online so much now that our writing accuracy is challenged whenever we sit down at a keyboard. That’s why we all use an online grammar check in some form from time to time.

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What Not To Do When Reviewing

The Stubborn Australian tells us what to avoid when reviewing. Thank you very much for this post.

The Stubborn Australian

Everyone is a critic, smashing out reviews left right and centre. Is there a problem with this? Not all the time. In fact, there are plenty of critiques that are what the author, creator or artist need to continue improving upon themselves. Whether or not the review is negative or positive, we are able to learn. Sure we have seen those who refuse to comment on something they had read because they feel that it didn’t make their three-star guidelines. But even if you didn’t enjoy the work produced, would a little tip cause you to go astray?

So here a few pointers on how best to review a person’s blood, sweat and tears.

1. Don’t be the grammar police

Not everyone in the writing world passed English at school, nor did they receive a masters in communication at a university. So with that everyone is prone to making some…

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People like you never get published? A major literay agency is trying to do something about it…

Thank you very much for this information, Bridget Whelan

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

building abstractLiterary agency David Higham Associates is to host an open day for writers who don’t have an an agent and come from underrepresented backgrounds – that includes LGBTQ+ writers, BAME, those from working-class backgrounds and from ethnic, cultural and religious minorities, along with people with disabilities. It doesn’t actually say so on the press release, but I think the definition also embraces older writers.

The day will offer 10 writers the opportunity to meet with industry experts and to receive tailored feedback on their work.

Intended to be a bi-annual event, the inaugural DHA Open Day will take place on Thursday 13th December 2018 at the agency’s offices in Soho and will focus on fiction-writing for adults. It will also feature talks and Q&As with agents and publishers, one-to-one sessions to provide tailored feedback on current writing projects and a drinks reception.

DHA’s second Open Day will take place in 2019 and will focus…

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July & August 2018 Writing Submissions [Writing Contests] – Written By Rachel Poli

 

July 2018

Genre: Poetry
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Entry Fee: $10/6 poems or $15/10 poems
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry
Website: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Entry Fee: $26
Prize: First – $1,500

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https://rachelpoli.com/2018/07/04/july-august-2018-writing-submissions-writing-contests/

…Authors, when yeez write,’The End’, yer WURK is just beginning…

Seumas Gallacher tells us about the life of a writer. Thank you Seumas!

Seumas Gallacher

…ten years ago, this ol’ Scots scribbler completed his first Jack Calder crime thriller, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY… I’ve shared before the exquisite sensation of floating, pink-cloud ecstasy of having actually written a whole novel… with no safety net, no helpers, and no idea that the addiction of becoming writer was looming large in my life… I was also unaware of my ‘wet-behind-the-ears’naiveteas a ‘newbie’ author… back then, oh, blessed innocence, I thought all I had to do was to send the finished manuscript off to a London publisher and presto, hey, I’d become a millionaire, literary giant in short order… Right? Wrong!… many, if not all, of my fellow-penspersons will have trodden the same route… eventually the cold, hard facts of a writer’s life began to sink in… the WURLD does not owe me fame and fortune just because I’ve written a book, nor indeed…

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