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Monthly Archives: July 2016

5 Tips To Increase Traffic To Your Author Blog or Website

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, July 28, 2016

There are all kinds of things that can impact our morning commutes in rush hour traffic. Road blocks, stalled vehicles, accidents and detours are things that we have to maneuver on our way to our destinations. If we look at our blogs and websites this way, we can begin to come up with strategies and options that will make it easier for audiences to reach us. Here are 5 tips that work for me:

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8 Ways To Inspire Your Writing

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Training your mind for success, improving your parenting skills, finding peace, and discovering joy through decluttering are just a few of the hundreds of topics you’ll find in your favorite bookstore’s Inspirational aisle. But what will motivate you to write? Here are 8 ways that may surprise you:

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1. Read a good book.

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10 Quotes on Writing From Aldous Huxley

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, July 21, 2016

Where do writers go to get inspiring quotes that keep them going?

Here are a few right here.

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1. “Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly – they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”

2. “Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.”

3. “It is possible to argue that the really influential book is not that which [...]

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4 Tips For Organizing a Blog Tour For Your Book

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

We should always be looking for new and exciting ways to promote our books. One of the latest forms of online publicity is the Blog Tour. Instead of going from book store to book store promoting your book, the author goes from blog to blog. Here’s how to get one started.

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1. Do your research.

In order to expand your audience reach, research blogs that are relevant to your book’s topic [...]

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3 Reasons To Create an Audio Book For Your Story

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Books have a lot of competition these days. More and more people are relying on electronic devices to provide information and entertainment, and that includes a good read. That’s good news for you if you have an audio book. Here are some other business savvy reasons for creating one.

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1. To include visually-impaired readers.

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3 Ways To Boost Your Writing Career With E-books

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

E-books do a lot of good for the environment: they save trees, save energy used in book production and they eliminate packing materials that eventually fill up landfills. But they can also do a lot for you. Here are 3 ways you can use e-books to boost your writing career.

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1. Audience reach.

With the constant evolution of the Internet and social media, it’s now easier and faster to reach your target audience, as [...]

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3 Mistakes To Avoid With SEO Keywords

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, July 7, 2016

In 1996 the most popular name for a boy was Tyler and Ashley for a girl, according to one list. Almost 20 years later Ethan and Ava ranked highest. Just 5 years ago Aiden and Sophia led the way, and when you put top African-American baby names in the mix top contenders were Aliyah and Caleb. So, when considering SEO keywords it’s good to remember that what was hot last year, or even last month may drop in popularity today. [...]

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5 Tips For Creating Attention-Grabbing Book Trailers

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

True story. I once sat in a movie theater while the trailers for upcoming features were showing. After a 2-minute snippet showed, someone yelled out, “But what is it about?” That was a reminder that even though a trailer shouldn’t tell the whole story, it shouldn’t be confusing or waste the viewers time either. Here are tips for creating trailers that work.

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1. Identify your target audience.

It’s crucial to know your [...]

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