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The Future of Ink: Digital Publishing Roundup August 16-22, 2013

10 articles about digital publishing, writing, self-publishing and marketing your digital content. These are articles we've shared on our social networks during the past week and believe are worthy of your attention.


How to Get People Fall in Love with your Book Using Social Media

Peg Fitzpatrick shares tips on How to Get People Fall in Love with your Book Using Social Media based on her experience working with authors.

eBook Preorders Help Indie Authors Hit Bestseller Lists

Self-published ebook authors now have a powerful new merchandising tool to make their books more discoverable and desirable to readers: Preorders at Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Cases in point: Last week on August 13, two new ebook releases from indie authors JD Nixon and Kristen Ashley hit one or more of the top-10 bestseller lists at Apple iBooks in the U.S., Australia, UK and Canada.

Are You an Author or an Authorpreneur?

Kristen Eckstein's article on The Future of Ink, has been the most popular post during the week.
In the "old world" of publishing, where traditional publishing was pretty much the only viable option, everyone was defined as an "author" unless they chose to self-publish, in which case every form of self-publishing was deemed "vanity." Nowadays, the old definition of "author" doesn't usually apply to first-time or relatively new authors.

How 6 of My Books Became Amazon Best-Sellers in One Month (Project ABC)

I had been blogging for 2 years and publishing eBooks for one. I was making tens of dollars a month. Then my husband and I were in a bit of a financial bind; Christmas was coming up and there were a few unexpected financial emergencies and a client who hadn't paid me in 2 months.

Using Vine Videos to Beef Up Your Written Content

Twitter's video service, Vine, has been making waves lately as a new platform that businesses can use to make an impression on their target audience. And while Vine certainly works to any business's advantage on its own, it can also be used to enhance your written content as part of a larger campaign, or through linking and embedding Vine videos in your text.

How to Use Google+ in Book Promotion

To me, Google+ has always been something of an enigma. I've had a Google+ account for at least a few years, and am a die-hard Gmail user, but I never could figure out how or why to use the social network.

9 Ways to Avoid Lame Book Titles

An ad from my local hardware store featured a party cooler for sale. The cooler was pictured filled with ice and canned soda. Printed in parentheses was "Sodas and ice not included." Most of us would realize that the ice and soda were intended as a suggested use.

23 Easy Google Plus Strategies For Your Book Promotion! A...

23 Easy Google Plus Strategies For Your Book Promotion! A Few #GooglePlusTips For Writers Before I share the some of my strategies, here is the proof that using Google+ to promote your book works, and it works very well. So well, that my friend 's book titled "Google Semantic Search" Amazon best-seller charts before it even comes out.

Top Ten Book Recommendation Platforms

Learn more about how to best market and sell ebooks and what are the best publishing services to use at the upcoming Digital Book World Marketing + Publishing Services Conference + Expo. No one can deny the convenience of ebooks. A quick search, a few clicks to buy, then it's on your e-reader.

Build SEO with an eBook

Content is King, right? In today's quest to create good content to rank well in the search engines, you may just have the answer already and not even know it! Did you know that you can build SEO with an eBook? We already know that content marketing has arrived and is THE way to build your online presence.