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Nicholas Rossis/The Passive Guy: Amazon Turbocharges Book Marketing – but at what Price

The Passive Guy alerted me to a big change in the way Amazon does book marketing. As Amy Collins of The Book Designer reports, starting today, Amazon is expanding its Amazon Marketing Services (AMS…

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Well-Paying Markets To Write For | Savvy Book Writers

2016 Writer’s Market, “Yellow Pages” for Writers . Do you like to travel to foreign countries, or other states / provinces?  Enjoy weekend trips to new places

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Chris The Story Reading Ape: YOUR #Free Independent #Author #Promotions Platform #Blog in 2015…

Our Fearless Leader promoting authors and important subjects throughout the jungle of book publishing…

Chris The Story Reading Ape

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Be justifiably proud of what YOU have achieved.

As all of you know, the purpose of this blog is to be an Free Independent Author Promotions Platform to help authors (published and not yet published), introducing and promoting them, their writing talents and their books FREE, plus, providing information resources FREE, splashed liberally with light relief (humour) throughout (also Free), then spreading their fame throughout the Media.

To all the Blog Contributors, direct (great articles & series’ sent to me by email) and indirect (reblogs of great articles), Visitors, Followers and Friends who have Liked, Reblogged and shared the blog posts all over the Online Media Networks:


Don’t forget in 2016

Keep yourselves in the public mind and eye by continuing to send in those great articles to me 

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#ACX #Audible: Tweet This!

These are the instructions from ACX about creating a custom Tweet…check it out!

Audiobook Creation Exchange Blog (ACX)

With hundreds of millions of users, Twitter should be part of any audiobook marketing plan. So today, we’ve got a quick and easy way for you to drive more social shares of Twitter_logo_blueyour ACX productions. You’ll be creating a custom hyperlink that automatically generates a pre-populated tweet when clicked, which you can place wherever you interact with your fans online. This empowers an army of listeners to help you spread the word. Don’t worry, it’s easy—you can do it in just four steps:

1. Begin with this starter link: “http://twitter.com/home/?status=

2. After the equal sign, add the message you’d like your fans to tweet. Make sure to substitute spaces between words with a plus sign ( + ), as spaces are not permitted in hyperlinks.

3. The message can contain all kinds of helpful things besides plain text. You could include a link to a

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Creating Your Custom Audible 30-Day Free Trial Link

How to customize your Audible Book with a free trial link!

Audiobook Creation Exchange Blog (ACX)

Few words are more enticing than “free.” Now you can offer fans a free Audible 30-day trial membership featuring your title—a great way to promote your audiobook—and potentially earn more money while doing so. Create a custom 30-Day Free Trial link featuring one of your audiobooks, and you could earn a $50  Bounty for every new Audible member who signs up. It’s just five easy steps:

1) Visit your title’s product page on Audible.com, making sure that you are not signed into the site.

2) Find the URL at the top of the page and copy the Audible ASIN, which is the series of numbers and letters displayed after your book’s title but before the “ref” tag.

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3) Next, open a new browser tab. In the URL bar at the top, enter the following  text (making sure to keep the word “asin” lowercase letters): http://www.audible.com/offers/30free?asin=

4) Add…

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Make the Holidays a Success for Your Book | Savvy Book Writers

. . Not even 7 weeks until Christmas and Hanukkah… Holiday Gift Campaigns, Book Sales Campaigns, or the launch of a new book: I have seen it too many times,

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Why it is Smart to Get Your Own ISBN | Savvy Book Writers

. . In a recent blog post I mentioned the findings of the January 2015 Author Earnings Report: 30% of the e-books being purchased in the U.S. do not use

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Readers + Writers Journal: 5 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Think, Read, Write, and See the World

The Top TED Talks – on creativity, books, writing, the mind and storytelling. Presented by authors, social media gurus and people with a singular idea.

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#PRESS RELEASE #WEBINAR REPORT by #Author Annette Rochelle Aben…

Great information from Annette Rochelle Aben shared by Chris The Story Reading Ape!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

I don’t know about you but as a writer and a published author, I always wonder if I am doing the best I could to market my books. Sure, I blog and yes I utilize my social media outlets, however, the webinar I tuned into on Wednesday, September 9th, reminded me of another option.

All hail the press release!

Whatever you needed to know about How to Write Press Releases That Get Publicity, Build Your Brand and Sell More Books was presented as a FREE webinar offered by Joel Friedlander, The Book Designer and Joan Stewart, The PublicityHound, on Wednesday, September 9th. And what was not to love?


First, it was presented by trusted industry professionals, who filled every minute with loads of great information and second, it was FREE!

For those of you who may have missed this golden opportunity…

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