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This is an interesting new tool for writers. I would love to hear if you find it valuable. 

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Would  you like to learn how to create product descriptions that get results?
Join me on Aug 6th at 3pm EST with +Denver Prophit Jr. +David Graham +Teodora Petkova +Peter Hatherley  and +Grizwald Grim as we discuss how writing great product descriptions converts into sales.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cn14kei1frogb58nms1c14185g4

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I bet most of us have traveled this road.
"Writing A Book With A Day Job" -- One of the hardest parts of trying to become a self-published author is trying to fit it in after work at your day job. Here are some tips: http://bookmarketingtools.com/blog/writing-a-book-with-a-day-job/
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Tomorrow on The Writing Biz we will discuss different publishing platforms with Penny Sansevieri.
In part 4 of The Writing Biz Self- Publishing Series +Penny Sansevieri will be my guest. We will discuss the different self-publishing platforms such as Amazon, CreateSpace. Smashwords and more. 
About Penny:
Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., is a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most cutting-edge book marketing campaigns. She is the author of five books, including Red Hot Internet Publicity, which has been called the "leading guide to everything Internet." AME is the first marketing and publicity firm to use Internet promotion to its full impact through The Virtual Author Tour™, which strategically works with social networking sites, micro-blogs, blogs, book videos, and relevant sites to push an author's message into the virtual community and connect with sites related to the book's topic, positioning the author in his or her market. AME has had five recent books top the bestseller lists, including New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal. To learn more about Penny’s books or her promotional services, you can visit her website at http://www.amarketingexpert.com. To subscribe to her free ezine, send a blank email to: mailto:subscribe@amarketingexpert.com
NEXT WEEK Part One of the Book Marketing Series : Book Marketing The Basics with Shawn Manaher and Rivka Kawano

For all past episodes, resources and to sign up for The Writing Biz Newsletter so you never miss another episode visit http://thewritingbiz.com
Don't forget you can download the podcast on 
iTunes http://goo.gl/Ww7a6n
Stitcher Radio http://goo.gl/e2jKU0

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Today at Noon EST +Larry Swanson will join +Charlotte Pierce  and myself for a talk on the ins and outs of the Amazon vs. Hatchette case
What's the latest on the epic struggle between publishing giants Amazon and Hachette? What does this mean for publishers? Who's winning the public relations battle? 

This battle is being waged in the media, from full-page ads in the New York Times, to Amazon's curious press releases to hundreds of thousands of CreateSpace authors. But where do you stand? What does this Rumble in the Publishing Jungle mean to readers, booksellers, and indie publishers and authors?

Our special guest today is +Larry Swanson, longtime publisher, book rep, and publishing consultant - and the author of Scared Sitless: The Office Fitness Book, due for publication this year.  More information on the book at sitless.com. We have a feeling Larry's got a lot to say about what the current struggle between Amazon and Hachette means for indie publishers and authors.

Host Charlotte Pierce views her Pierce Press authors as collaborators and partners. Her company, Pierce Press publishes print and electronic books under three imprints: DayTripper Books (travel & family), GiggleQuick Books (children's), and Peeragogy Books (alternative education). Pierce Press also performs publishing coaching, marketing, and video production services for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. Charlotte is co-president of Independent Book Publishers of New England (IPNE). Charlotte hosts Indie Office Hours, a live-streaming show about the publishing process, and Face the Book TV, which focuses on books, authors, and the writing process.
Connect with Charlotte:
Google+ https://plus.google.com/+CharlottePierce
Twitter at @PiercePress
LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/piercepress
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/charlottepierce
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/daytripperdiva
Website: www.piercepress.com   and www.ipne.org

Co-host Laura Williams owns Goodinklings, a content marketing and social media agency in Florida. Laura works with businesses around the country and in the UK developing written content for websites, press releases, articles, and blogging. She works with companies and individuals to create results-oriented marketing solutions.
She also hosts The Writing Biz, a weekly Hangout On Air that helps authors develop the skills they need to run their business. SUBSCRIBE to The Writing Biz YouTube channel.
Connect with Laura:
Google+ https://plus.google.com/+LWilliamsgoodinklings
Twitter at @GoodInklings
LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/laura-williams/62/69a/4a5
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/laurabwilliamsdesigns
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/goodinklings/
Website: www.goodinklings.com

#indiebook     #amazon #hachette

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You may remember that  was a guest on The Writing Biz. She joined us to chat about Twitter and networking.
I just wanted to give her a high five. She is a very talented lady! 
Got this wonderful review on Amazon for my novel, What You Don't Know Now. Softcover due out soon!

"This was such a lovely read. The story was smart, fun, and, for me, nostalgic.This is a book to curl up with and then share with your girlfriends; a chance to recall a time when love, never simple, played out in a time that seems more simple now. The characters were people who feel familiar, like a dip into the best parts of my memory box. If Bridey McKenna isn't you, she may well be your older sister, your mom, or, gasp, even your grandmother. Enjoy, I absolutely did."

#comingofagenovel #womensfiction #adultromance #1967 #Greece #Italy  

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You may remember that  was a guest on The Writing Biz. She joined us to chat about Twitter and networking.
I just wanted to give her a high five. She is a very talented lady! 
Got this wonderful review on Amazon for my novel, What You Don't Know Now. Softcover due out soon!

"This was such a lovely read. The story was smart, fun, and, for me, nostalgic.This is a book to curl up with and then share with your girlfriends; a chance to recall a time when love, never simple, played out in a time that seems more simple now. The characters were people who feel familiar, like a dip into the best parts of my memory box. If Bridey McKenna isn't you, she may well be your older sister, your mom, or, gasp, even your grandmother. Enjoy, I absolutely did."

#comingofagenovel #womensfiction #adultromance #1967 #Greece #Italy  

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Would you like to help someone feel awesome? Actually two someones. Please take a moment and help out +Shawn Manaher  and +R.J. Adams of +Book Marketing Tools .
They have the opportunity to win  a lot of moola that will help them be even better, if that is even possible. Read the post to find out why they won my vote and why they should win your's, too. 
We need to support the people who are out there doing great work!
Calling in a favor...Please vote for me... $150,000 at stake!

So, I am going to ask you for something in about 15 seconds... that will take 15 seconds of your time to do...

Over the last 9 months, +R.J. Adams and I have been building up +Book Marketing Tools to do one thing... Create a platform where authors can have the tools, education and community to market their books better.

Since then we have started The Author Hangout, launched several tools for authors, created a new promotion site for authors readingdeals.com, invested personal time to help authors and produced gobs of content for... you... authors...

Well, I have the chance through Chase Bank's Mission Main Street Grants to win a $150,000 grant to further expand and grow +Book Marketing Tools... but I truly need YOUR HELP.

This is my ask, please click on my Chase page link for Book Marketing Tools below and vote for me... I need 250 votes to qualify and I would sure appreciate your help!

https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/16337

Thanks ahead of time for this and I will keep you posted on the results!

#missionmainstreetgrants #bookmarketing
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Join +Angela Bole of the IBPA and +Charlotte Pierce of Pierce Press in a discussion of the pros and cons of self-publishing.
Is Self Publishing Right for You?  Part 1 of The Writing Biz Self-Publishing Series

A question that just about every author thinks about at some point in their career. +Angela Bole  the Executive Director of the Independent Book Publishers Association and +Charlotte Pierce  of Pierce Press join me in a discussion of the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing. 
Angela Bole works tirelessly, as the Executive Director, to help publishers gain the knowledge and resources that they need to make way on this rapidly changing field. 
Charlotte Pierce has three imprints under Pierce Press, she is Co-President of +Independent Publishers of New England  (IPNE) and host of Indie Office Hours.
Independent Book Publishers Association http://www.ibpa-online.org/
Pierce Press http://piercepress.com/
Independent Publishers fo New England www.ipne.org

NEXT WEEK: Different Self-Publishing Platforms with +Penny Sansevieri 

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Why are writers choosing to self-publish? What are the benefits? What are the difficulties? Is self-publishing right for you?
Bring your questions and ask Angela Bole, Executive Director of IBPA and Charlotte Pierce of Pierce Press ,about  the pros and cons  of choosing to  self-publishing vs traditional publishing. 
Is Self Publishing Right for You?  Part 1 of The Writing Biz Self-Publishing Series

A question that just about every author thinks about at some point in their career. +Angela Bole  the Executive Director of the Independent Book Publishers Association and +Charlotte Pierce  of Pierce Press join me in a discussion of the pros and cons of traditional publishing and self-publishing. 
Angela Bole works tirelessly, as the Executive Director, to help publishers gain the knowledge and resources that they need to make way on this rapidly changing field. 
Charlotte Pierce has three imprints under Pierce Press, she is Co-President of +Independent Publishers of New England  (IPNE) and host of Indie Office Hours.
Independent Book Publishers Association http://www.ibpa-online.org/
Pierce Press http://piercepress.com/
Independent Publishers fo New England www.ipne.org

NEXT WEEK: Different Self-Publishing Platforms with +Penny Sansevieri 
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