Start your self-publishing addiction with Amazon’s new 12-step Program

Amazon's Jumpstart Training KDP

If you’re new to Kindle Direct Publishing and want to self-publish your own book via Amazon KDP but don’t know where to start, you’re in luck. Amazon have just created KDP Jumpstart, which is a streamlined, step-by-step process for self-publishing your book on their KDP platform.

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11 Guest Blogging Articles to build your Travel Blog more effectively

11 guest blogging articles to build your travel blog more effectively

Guest blogging is still a really effective way of using content to increase your reach and raise awareness of your blog. Find guest blogging opportunities, understand why guest blogging is still an important content marketing technique, and what guest blogging mistakes to avoid.

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Author Interview with Travel Writer Keith Foskett

Keith Foskett

When Keith quit his job to pursue life as a full-time writer, he was faced with the daunting task of mastering the nuances of book marketing and promotion. He was determined that his books didn’t just sit on the shelves undiscovered.

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BookFunnel Bundles available in Beta

BookFunnel Bundles

Hot off the press from BookFunnel: You can now easily build book bundles and group promotions right on BookFunnel. Team up with other authors in your genre and host the promotion here, or bundle up your own freebies into a single BookFunnel page! Go straight to the Bundles page on your dashboard and get started. We are still adding […]

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5 Ways to Rock Pinterest: A Guide for Travel Bloggers

Louise Cottrell Travel Pinners

Are you using Pinterest? I’m a big Pinterest fan, and tout it as a platform that all travel bloggers and authors need to have a presence on. Many authors and bloggers are confused about how to use Pinterest because they treat is like another social media network. Actually, Pinterest has more in common with a search engine — and […]

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Top Marketing Tip for Non-Fiction Authors with a Small Budget

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Don’t let a lack of budget stand in your way Don’t have a budget? Don’t know how to start marketing your non-fiction book? Network, Network, Network. Start early and keep doing it. Make sure you set aside time to connect with people who can help you reach your target audience. When writing non-fiction, it’s really […]

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August 3, 2016

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3 Tips on using Bloggers to Promote your Book

Birds of a Feather Press for writers with an independent spirit

Although the goal of these 3 tips on using bloggers to promote your book, you need make sure you’re adding value to their audience and not just touting your book. The most useful book promotion content is one that answers an audience need or solves an audience’s problem. Don’t approach these activities with “what’s in it for […]

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July 13, 2016

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Tools And Resources For Authors And Writers

Birds of a Feather Press for writers with an independent spirit

Here’s my reference page of Resources For Authors And Writers, and includes all of the invaluable tools that I couldn’t live without. Writing Tools and Resources Scrivener (available for Mac and PC) for everything you write. Can also be used to compile simple ebooks. Learn Scrivener Fast – great training from Joe who has spent years perfecting his training […]

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Jay Artale in the Press for her Travel Guides

Daily Sahab Expat Corner Article Jay Artale

  Brilliant to be featured in Leyla Ergil’s roundup of Travel Guides about Turkey written by Expats in one of Turkey’s national newspapers. Below is a snapshot of the segment of the article that features my Bodrum Peninsula Travel Guide and my Gumusluk Travel Guide (click on these links to view more information about my Travel Guides on my Bodrum […]

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