Archive | August 2018

Optimizing Your Book Review Process For The Best Reviews And Most Value – by Craig Tuch…

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on The Creative Penn:

Intro by Joanna Penn:

Getting book reviews can be challenging, especially if you’re just starting out with no audience or email list. But there are ways you can make it easier. 

In today’s article, Craig Tuch from Hidden Gems review service gives us some tips. 

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Alivingseries-Author Spotlight

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Eichin Chang Lim


Romantic Suspense

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Good People Doing Good Things — Axana Soltan

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Axana Soltan may be only 21 years of age, but she has already done more for human rights than many of us ever do in our entire lives.  When she was only 10-years-old, Axana immigrated from her native Afghanistan to the U.S.  At the time Axana lived in Afghanistan, the Taliban controlled the country and women endured unspeakably harsh conditions and were deprived of their basic human rights like education, employment and freedom of speech. Girl’s schools were burned down, teachers were threatened and women who spoke up against their regime were flogged and executed.

Axana’s family was forced to flee the country and became refugees. Axana has spent much of her childhood in refugee camps where there was no school, no medical facilities, no electricity, heating, and not even access to the very basic life necessities such as water. After witnessing the disparities in Afghanistan, she has witnessed the…

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How to Use Twitter to Connect with Fans & Build a POWERFUL Brand – by Kristen Lamb…

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Last post was some tongue-and-cheek fun pointing out how brands (particularly author brands) abuse Twitter. Today, I want to shift gears and chat some about how writers—actually ALL brands—can use Twitter far more effectively.

Currently, too many writers are like Stormtroopers—lots of shots fired  tweets that hit NOTHING.

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What Is RSS Feed? It Is Old Tech But Still Very Useful – by Derek Haines…

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on Just Publishing Advice:

RSS is nearly as old as email but do you know what it can do for you?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) has been around for a very long time. It is also sometimes called rich site summary.

In the early days of the Internet, it was an easy way to gather the latest news in your web browser.

The familiar orange RSS icon was on almost every website, and by clicking and adding the feed, you could read the latest updates in your browser.

In browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox, the RSS icon appeared automatically in the address bar to indicate that a site had a feed. With one click you could add it to a feed reader.

The most popular RSS reader at the time was Google Reader. I remember using it every day for years to collect new blog posts and news.

But when mobile devices…

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