Guest Post: 5 Secrets to Creating a Better Author Website

By Mary So much of writing is moving to the internet. Even authors need to have an online presence, and usually, this comes with a website and a blog. But how do you make your author website and blog interesting to readers and other people who may come across it? Having an engaging online presence …

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140 Tools and Resources for Building Your Author Website and/or Blog

Author websites and blogs are important components to building an author platform. With that in mind, here is a list of resources that can help you set up and optimize your site. Setting Up Your Website Find Available Domain Names on Namestation "+300 Awesome Free Things for Entrepreneurs & Startups" on Medium "11 Essential Elements …

Tips and Tricks for Setting Up Your Blog

Blogging is a lot of work, but it can be very rewarding. Are you thinking of starting a blog this year? Here are some helpful resources to get you going: Getting Subscribers "The Benefits of Focusing on Your Mailing List" on Elle & Co "17 Fresh Reader Magnet Ideas For Fiction Authors" on Smart Self …

Guest Post: Get More Blog Traffic with These Free Keyword Research Tools

By Brian Lang - Founder, Small Business Ideas Blog Finding and using the right keywords is essential when it comes to running a successful blog. Brian Lang, owner of Small Business Ideas Blog, covers how to research the best keywords. Blogging is a great way for freelance writers and authors to showcase their skills and start building a …

Widbook Guest Post: Outlines and Notecards and Timelines, Oh My! How to Plan Your Plot

By Eve Jacob – Widbook blog This post was originally featured at the Widbook blog and written by Eve Jacob. Widbook is a global community for people who love to share stories. Writers can publish their work in an ebook format and readers meet content and everyone get connected! For the next three weeks Widbook will be my …

Issue #40 of Self Publishing Carnival of the Indies!

Every month, Joel Friedlander posts a collection of informative blog posts about self publishing on his site, The Book Designer. This month, my blog post by guest author Ron Glick about using Kindle Countdown deals was included! You can check it out, along with all the other awesome posts, in this month's issue of Self Publishing …

Turning Your Blog into an E-Book

I like to experiment, and recently I decided to try turning my blog into an e-book. Or more specifically, uploading my blog to Kindle as a subscription service. There are many ways to turn a blog into an e-book, and in the future I may play around with some of them. But for now, the …

Marketing Your Blog With Guest Posts

I've been reading a lot of posts on Joel Friedlander's TheBookDesigner.com, which is a great site for indie authors. One recent post was "The Top 7 Strategies for Blog Marketing." All of the tips made sense, but the two that intrigued me the most was guest posting and blog carnivals. Guest Posts Guest posts are …