What Is A Book Sales Funnel And Do You Need One? – Written By Derek Haines…

Derek Haines describes to us in his blog post what a book sales funnel is and why we need one. Thank you very much for your advice, Derek!


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A book sales funnel follows the same principle as all other commercial sales funnels.

When a potential reader comes across your book, you have succeeded in attracting attention.

But very few will jump immediately to the action of buying your book.

For new authors, especially, you need to fill this gap with elements of interest and desire.

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The Best Fiction Story Ideas Come From A Simple Question – Written By Derek Haines

Derek Haines informs us on his blog about the fact that the best fiction story ideas come from one simple question. Thanks so much, Derek!


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If you are writing fiction novels or short stories, you need story ideas.

Nothing happens on a blank page, and looking at it is the worst way to start writing.

A lot of writers use creative writing prompts, but they aren’t the best way to come up with original ideas.

Some writers wait for the muse to arrive, which usually works on a very unreliable schedule.

In This Article

Fiction story idea germs

Famous authors and small ideas
Ask yourself simple questions
Avoid writing prompts
Summary

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The Best Free Tools To Help New Amazon Authors – Written By Derek Haines

Derek Haines provides us with a post about the best free tools Amazon has to offer its authors. Thank you very much, Derek!


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Are you planning to self-publish your first book on Amazon?

For new authors, Amazon self-publishing is the simplest, and a free way to publish your book.

If you plan on writing a book or have already written one, there are many free tools available that will make publishing your book with Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) much easier.

Before you rush in and upload your manuscript, here are some must-have tools that will help you publish a better book.

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Self-publishing for the first time

Free tools to help you succeed

Slick Write
Canva
Kindle Create
Kindle Previewer
Calibre
Sonar
Book Description Generator
Shaxpir
Summary

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You Will Always Get Some Bad Amazon Book Reviews – Written By Derek Haines

Thank you very much for this post about bad Amazon book reviews. We all appreciate your work, Derek Haines.

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on Just Publishing Advice:

They are infuriating, annoying, and often stupid. They are unfair, depressing, and disheartening.

But bad book reviews are one of the harsh realities of being a published author today.

If you’re a seasoned author, you know what I’m talking about.

If you are a new author who is about to publish your first book, you will come to know soon enough.

In This Article

Customer reviews
A book review asks; does the book work for me?
A customer review is different
The worst of the worst
Free ebooks can attract negative reviews
Here we go again!
It’s only a review
Conclusion

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How To Republish A Book For Self-Published Authors – Written By Derek Haines

Derek Haines informs us in his article about how to republish a book for self-published authors. Thank you so very much for all your hard work, Derek!

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Can a self-published book be republished?

Yes, if you have self-published a book, you can update it at any time and as often as you like.

You can change, modify, merge, or improve your book for both ebook and print versions.

You can update the cover design, change your genre and category listings and fine-tune, or find new keyword listings.

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How to republish a book
The big advantage of self-publishing
It’s always possible to improve a book
Add images
Add links to an ebook
Check your formatting
Choose better categories and keywords
There is always room for improvement
Unpublish and republish
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5 Essential Book Promotion Tools For Every Author – Written By Derek Haines…

Derek Haines informs us about five essential book promotion tools for authors. Thank you so much for your helpful blog post, Derek!


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For self-published authors, book promotion is always a challenge.

It takes time to plan your book marketing ideas before your book launch. Then you need to keep the buzz going after you publish a book.

There are many ways to market a book, yet for an indie author, the most critical factor is your time.

You want to get your book noticed by potential readers, but you don’t want to spend all your waking hours trying to sell your book.

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Time-saving book promotion tools

1. Publisher Rocket
2. Canva
3. SNAP Auto Poster
4. MailChimp
5. Kindlepreneur Book Description Generator

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Is A Split Infinitive Still A Grammar Mistake In Writing? – Written By Derek Haines

Derek Haines once more provides us with excellent writing advice, this time in grammar and writing. Thank you so much, Derek!


Almost every style guide will tell you should avoid the split infinitive.
But is this generalized rule always valid?

We all know the famous Star Trek example of breaking the rule: to boldly go where no man has gone before.

It would sound awkward if I applied good English grammar. My grammar checker correction says it should read: to go where no man has gone before boldly.

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Knowing About Writing Styles Can Help You Write Better – Written By Derek Haines

Derek Haines informs us about writing styles and teaches us to know about them to improve our own writing. Thank you very much for that very educational blog post, Derek!


 

What are the different styles of writing?

There are six general types of writing styles. They are descriptive, expository, persuasive, narrative, poetic and technical.

When you understand the differences between each one, they will help your word choice and sentence structure.

In other words, you can keep to a specific style to suit any particular piece of writing.

A fiction author writes in a different style to a blogger, an article writer or a political commentator.

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Can You Sell Books On Amazon That Have No Words? – Written By Derek Haynes

Derek Haines teaches us about selling books on Amazon. Thanks so much for another one of your valuable lessons. I very much appreciate your educational posts, and I’m sure not the only one, Derek. Thank you!


Selling books on Amazon is a tough business

If you are a self-publishing author, it is easy to forget that Amazon sells a lot of products apart from books.

Listing your books for sale is only a tiny part of what Amazon sells. It sells everything from home-delivered groceries to complex security installations.

But can you imagine that there is a lucrative market for wordless books?

Well, in fact, a wordless picture book can earn far more than you are earning for your fiction book of 100,000 words.

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Writing Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Reputation As A Writer – Written By Derek Haines

Thank you for all your work and support to us writers, Derek. I think that is such an important article for each one of us.


Don’t advertise your writing mistakes

You might have written and published a perfect book. You could be a fantastic blogger. Your poetry may be astounding.

But you should always be on your guard for the most common writing mistakes.

We all make silly grammar, spelling and punctuation errors when we write. But a good writer will always correct a word or phrase with common mistakes before posting anything online.

You might not think about grammar rules, punctuation marks and complete sentences when you write an email, message or social media post. But people really do notice your mistakes.

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