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Gary McLaren
Works at Altavado - helping authors with digital and indie publishing tips.
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Infographic: My Tips for Indie Authors in 2015

A few weeks ago I posted my views on where we’re heading in the independent publishing industry and what will be most important for indie authors in 2015.  So many readers enjoyed the post that I created the following infographic that contains the key points.

http://www.garymclaren.com/infographic-my-top-tips-for-indie-authors-in-2015/
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+Gary McLaren hi. I just added you to my writers' circle. Most of my posts are about lefty politics but I figured with 10,000+ followers you don't need to get a lot of posts from me.
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Super Cool Lily Drone

...OK, I really NEED one of these...

#dronevideo   #photography   #videography   #videoproduction  
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Real cool!
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10 Perfectly Normal Struggles When Writing a Novel

Here's an encouraging article for all of you novelists out there. I tend to write more nonfiction than fiction, but I have a couple of novel drafts that I have written during NaNoWriMo...

via +Warren Adler shared by +Eugenio Salvato 

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Top 10 (Normal) Struggles When Writing A Novel by Warren Adler | #writingtips #writingcraft #writing
1) Title dilemmas Like every author on the planet, I’ve spent endless hours mulling over title options for my work. One strives, of course, to be both memorable and honestly descriptive of the cont...
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Happy Birthday +Gary McLaren have a wonderful day!:)
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Soo Cool!
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What Jeff Goins Learned from Launching His First Bestselling Book

+Jeff Goins ' The Art of Work launched a few weeks ago and immediately became a Publishers’ Weekly, USA Today, and Washington Post bestseller. Check out Jeff's journey for this book and what he learned along the way.

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My new book is a best seller. But it wasn't my first book. It was my fourth book. Here's why it took three failed attempts to finally achieve success.
My new book, The Art of Work, is now a best-seller. But this wasn't my first book. Here's why it took three failures before I could succeed.
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Digital Marketing Trends for 2015

This infographic from +Syndacast reveals some of the top digital marketing trends to watch in 2015. 

Thanks for sharing it +John Paul Aguiar .
 
New Post:  Digital Marketing Trends for 2015 – Infographic

http://www.johnpaulaguiar.com/digital-marketing-trends-for-2015-infographic/

Infographic showing you the top 6 digital marketing trends for 2015. Some are happening already and some are coming.

#digitalmarketing #digitalmedia #marketing #marketingtips #trends2015 #blogging #smallbusiness #business #socialmedia #mobilemarketing  
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The Best Hashtags for Indie Authors

In this post I reveal some of the most useful hashtags for indie authors in 2015. There are quite a few differences compared to the list of hashtags for ebook publishers which I compiled several years ago. Check out the latest list of hashtags here:

http://www.garymclaren.com/best-hashtags-for-indie-authors-in-2015/

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In this post I'll reveal some of the most useful hashtags for indie authors. For those not familiar with hashtags they are essentially a keyword beginning with the “#” character. When someone write...
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Gotta remember some of those.

But what is asmsg? I probably should know it but can't think of it right now. 
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"If you feel a bump on page one hundred, it may be you went off on page fifty."
 ~ E.L. Doctorow

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+Gary McLaren - Thank you for posting this! Although I really didn't want to work this weekend (tired of writing and re-writing and I have a ghost writer!) I went back to Chapter 6 and found the mistakes that needed correcting through the next 3 chapters to get me back on track in chapter 9! Thanks!
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Books: Your Best Defense Against Unwanted Conversation

OK, I had to smile when I saw this...
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Author James Patterson Donates to Bookstores in Australia and New Zealand

"Australian and New Zealand bookshops will share in $100,000, part of Patterson's pledge to give away some of his personal fortune to his twin passions of assisting child literacy and supporting bookstores." 

Eligible bookstores with dedicated children's sections can apply for grants of up to $5000. The author has announced similar giveaways in the UK and his home of the United States. 

#amreading   #author   #books   #childrensbooks  
The world's biggest selling writer James Patterson is to dip into his personal fortune to help Kiwi booksellers keep children reading.
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Hi +Sachin Saini if you like you may also contact me via email, details at www.GaryMcLaren.com
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10 Day Trip to Hong Kong

I'm flying to Hong Kong tomorrow for a 10-day visit. I'm looking forward to catching up with many good friends there... a city I lived in for 10 years and still consider one of my homes. 

It won't be all holiday though as I have some exciting developments coming in the next couple of months, and I'll be making use of this time - and some of Hong Kong's great cafes - to do some planning.

I'll  post a few photos too when I have a chance.

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20 of the Most Beautiful Libraries of the World

http://www.garymclaren.com/20-beautiful-libraries-of-the-world/

I’ve always loved libraries. Even as a young boy I was a regular visitor to our local library where the world opened up to me through books and reading. Many years later I look back on those early reading experiences and I reflect on how they influenced some of my adventures around the world.

I hope you love libraries too. Here are twenty of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

Read more... http://www.garymclaren.com/20-beautiful-libraries-of-the-world/

#amreading   #amwriting   #libraries   #library  
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Beautiful,Great for our Minds. 
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Introduction
I am the author of 'The Indie Author's Guide to Publishing Ebooks', 'The Beginner's Guide to Ebooks' and more.

I blog about writing and self-publishing at GaryMcLaren.com and PublishYourOwnEbooks.com, freelance writing at WorldwideFreelance.com, and how to build your marketing platform at PlatformPundit.com.

WHAT I USUALLY share here on Google+
  • self-publishing advice
  • digital publishing tips
  • freelance writing resources
  • blogging tips 
  • content marketing tips
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I also love photography so occasionally I post one of my photos, typically revealing some of my beautiful surroundings here in New Zealand.
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Currently
Auckland, New Zealand
Previously
Christchurch, New Zealand - Hong Kong - Singapore - Cebu, Philippines - Dunedin, New Zealand - Hyderabad, India