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Free Books: Why You Might Want to Give Your Work Away

There’s a certain underlying philosophy concerning free books that I want to touch on briefly here. Some people (including me) believe that a good way to find new readers is to remove the bar to entry by making your book

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Pinterest–Tips to Get Started

Pinterest is an odd duck in the world of social media. If you’re an introvert, it’s tailor-made for you. It’s possible to reap the benefits of the site without interacting directly with a single solitary person. It’s kind of restful

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Twitter–#BookMarketingChat

Rachael Thompson @BadRedheadMedia hosts a fantastic event for writers on Twitter every Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. Pacific time. It’s called Book Marketing Chat, and every week she addresses a specific topic to help writers market their books. Last week she

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How to Use Twitter Hashtags to Gain Followers and Build Your Audience

One of Twitter’s advantages compared to other forms of social media is that it’s possible to build a network quickly. But if you don’t want a network with nothing but bots and online marketers, you’ll need to find some real

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Helpful Facebook Tips for Authors

Since I’ve been putting more effort into Facebook, I’m actually starting to build a network, something which has eluded me before. The downside is that you have to be careful adding friends. I was asked personal information about my marriage

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Facebook–How to Automate Sharing Your Blog Posts

This is something a social media expert walked me through the first time, but it turns out it’s not very hard. I have a separate Facebook page devoted to my writing, and I set it up through WordPress to automatically

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Facebook–Profiles vs. Pages

If you’ve opened a Facebook account, what you’ve got is a profile. One of the first things to consider is if you wish to add a page or even pages as well. If you’re already overwhelmed about adding Facebook to

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