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Thanks to the easy steps in this article, you can embed any of your Pinterest boards on your site. Just like this one:

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By Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig Author photos aren’t just for the backs of books. They’re also used to brand our series and connect different bits of our platform. They can also connect a pseudonym to our real name. via Pocket http://mysterywritingismurder.blogspot.jp/2013/06/author-photos.html

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Interesting tidbits found around the web this week: Amazon launches Kindle Worlds publishing platform for fan fiction … http://www.engadget.comWed, 22 May 2013 13:49:00 GMT The company's today announced Kindle Worlds, a new publishing platform that promises to pay writers royalties for stories inspired by established works. Naturally, the original rights holder needs to be a […]

I recently had the opportunity to review The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Business, by Karen Leland.  You can read the review over at Amazon, but wanted to write a tad about Pinterest for writers, which is covered in the book. I was an early adopter of Pinterest but am sorry to say that I […]

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I’m working on a time travel book that takes place (partially) in Custer’s circle of influence. These are some of my favorite books for research and for reading: (This may take a moment to load)

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I had the opportunity to be a beta tester for the Kindle Better Book Description Tool, an online service that allows users to create beautiful Kindle book descriptions on Amazon without using Amazon’s own version of HTML coding. If you’ve ever wondered how authors could add bold headlines or color fonts to their book description, […]

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Sometimes, when  exploring new opportunities for marketing my books, I feel a little like a tiny gnat at the bottom of the Grand Canyon:  Experiencing an awesome opportunity but overwhelmed by the learning curve.  Fortunately, I’ve recently found two excellent resources for exploring a canyon-sized opportunity: Goodreads. My Facebook friend Michelle Campbell-Scott sent me an […]

I had the opportunity to be a beta tester for the Better Book Description Tool, an online service that allows users to create beautiful Kindle book descriptions on Amazon without using Amazon’s own version of HTML coding. If you’ve ever wondered how authors could add bold headlines or color fonts to their book description, it’s […]

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This was the week for e-reader news . . . and (IMHO) good news  for self-publishers. NookPress debuts, Amazon picked up Goodreads and the cool Send to Kindle plugin is turning websites into Kindle “books”. But first, some of the best articles I’ve read this week about NookPress: Nook Debuts Nook Press, A New Self-Publishing […]

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Sometimes, when  exploring new opportunities for marketing my books, I feel a little like the tiny guys at the bottom of this slot canyon: Experiencing an awesome opportunity but overwhelmed by the learning curve.  Fortunately, I’ve recently found two excellent resources for exploring a canyon-sized opportunity: Goodreads. My Facebook friend Michelle Campbell-Scott sent me an […]

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Like this infographic? Infographic courtesy Copyblogger.

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20 Simple Ways to Boost Blog Subscribers  You can always count on HubSpot’s blog to give you ideas that are easy to implement and that work. 10 Real Ways to Beat the Beast that is Writer’s Block    I don’t allow writer’s block into my house – but if I did, this post has some […]

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