Create Your Writer Platform

Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599635750
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2014

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414390513
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. In addition to providing a wealth of tips and ideas for publishing in the Christian industry, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide also includes up-to-date information on hundreds of book publishers, periodicals, agents, conferences, contests, editorial services niche markets, self-publishing services, and more. This is the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer.

The Geek s Guide to the Writing Life

Author: Stephanie Vanderslice
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350023574
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The desire to create, to write, to fulfil our artistic dreams is a powerful human need. Yet the number of people who make a living solely by their pen is actually quite small. What does that mean for the rest of us, the self-described writing geeks, who are passionate about writing and who still want to sustain successful literary lives? What does it really mean to find time to build a rewarding writing life while pursuing a career, being a partner or raising a family, in the distracted, time-deprived, 21st-century? In The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life, based on her Huffington Post blog of the same name, Stephanie Vanderslice shares the secrets and tools to developing a successful, rewarding writing practice in a way that inspires the reader to persevere through the inevitable lows and even the highs of a literary life, so that anyone can pursue the path to realizing their artistic dreams.

The Christian Writer s Market Guide 2015 2016

Author: Jerry B. Jenkins
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1404103139
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For more than 25 years, The Christian Writer’s Market Guide has been the most comprehensive and highly recommended resource available for Christian writers, agents, editors, publishers, publicists, and writing teachers. Wherever an author is at on the spectrum of writing—from beginner to seasoned professional—this book will help them find what they are looking for. This is the must-have tool for getting noticed and published and the ultimate reference tool for the aspiring Christian writer. Detailed listings for more than 180 book publishers, subsidy publishers, and self-publishers Detailed listings for more than 170 periodicals by category with rates of pay Detailed listings for literary agencies, writing contests, conferences, workshops, editorial services, and writers’ groups Extensive information on electronic and print-on-demand publishing 100 bonus pages filled with a wealth of how-to information, ideas, and tips

Build Your Author Platform

Author: Carole Jelen
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1939529255
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A great book is no longer enough. 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. An author platform is essential to making each book a success, and even more, becomes the power source for building bigger audiences for future books. Social media makes building the author 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? The answers and success strategies are all here in 14 steps. In Creating 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 • Use successful website strategies, content, social presence, media authority, and training • Secure positive reviews • Attract viewers efficiently without cost • Announce books that lead to increased sales Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules shows how to showcase your expertise, create book presence, and build an audience eager to buy. Filled with detailed lessons, examples, success stories, and advice from marketing departments at major publishers, Creating Your Author Platform: The New Rules is an indispensable guide for anyone looking for insight into publishing, promoting, and marketing books.

Publishing E Books For Dummies

Author: Ali Luke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118352025
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Publish, market, and sell your own e-book Although creating an e-book seems fairly straightforward, it is not. You need to select and create a variety of formats that will be read on a variety of e-reader devices--and market and sell your book in a variety of ways. Before you take the plunge, get this practical guide. With clear instruction and sensible advice, it will help you navigate the often confusing, time-consuming, and costly world of self-publishing an e-book. The book gives you solid marketing tips for selling your e-book, including using blogging and social media and how to build an online platform. It also discusses key technologies you'll encounter, including Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, E-junkie, and others. Helps readers navigate the confusing, time-consuming, and often costly world of self-publishing an e-book Provides both technical how-tos as well solid marketing advice on how to sell your e-book using Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and other social media sites Covers essential technologies, such as Smashwords, iBooks Author, Amazon, Microsoft Word, Open Office, Calibre, WordPress, and E-junkie Explores e-book devices, including Kindle, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, iPad, and other tablets Delves into the nitty-gritty of e-book formats Before you self-publish your e-book, start first with Publishing eBooks For Dummies.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Der Kuss des Windes Sturmkrieger

Author: Shannon Messenger
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641142490
Format: PDF, ePub
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Eine tödliche Vergangenheit und eine verbotene Liebe Der 17-jährige Vane erinnert sich an nichts. Nur an die Angst und den Todeswirbel. Und an sie, die ihn seither in seinen Träumen verfolgt ... Audra dagegen erinnert sich genau an die Sturmkrieger und ihre zerstörerische Macht. Denn Audra ist die Hüterin des Windes – und wacht über Vanes Leben. Als ihnen die Tyrannen der Lüfte erneut auf der Spur sind, bleibt Audra nichts anderes übrig, als Vanes Erinnerung zu aktivieren. Doch die größte Gefahr geht nicht von den Kriegern aus – sondern von der zarten Liebe zwischen Vane und Audra ...

Writing Children s Books For Dummies

Author: Lisa Rojany Buccieri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118460022
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know—from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors, and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. Updated and improved writing exercises All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e- platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.

Podcasting f r Dummies

Author: Tee Morris
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527703920
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Podcasting für Dummies" erklärt alles, was Sie über Podcasting wissen müssen. Die beiden Autoren, die zu den Podcastern der ersten Stunde gehören, erklären Ihnen, welche Hard- und Software und sonstige Ausrüstung Sie zur Produktion von Podcasts benötigen, wie Sie Podcasts aufnehmen und abmischen und wie Sie RSS-Feeds zu Podcasts erstellen. Damit Ihre Podcasts nicht auf Ihrer Festplatte verstauben, erfahren Sie, wie Sie Podcasts online stellen, wie Sie der Welt mitteilen, dass es Ihren Podcast überhaupt gibt und wie Sie Abonnenten für Ihren Podcast gewinnen. Dieses Buch deckt alles ab, was Sie zum Einstieg in das Podcasting benötigen.