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Inspirational Journeys Presents: All About Book Marketing with my Special Guest Ann Dayleview

In today’s episode, my special guest and I talk about book marketing for new and aspiring authors. Topics covered include the Amazon algorithm with a bit about Amazon ads, social media marketing and targeted ads on various platforms, and content marketing including: starting a blog, building an author website and building your author platform. Click the links below for more details.
INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

ANN DAYLEVIEW!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
ANN DAYLEVIEW
WHEN?
Saturday, March 28, 2020
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR Ann Dayleview…

Ann Dayleview is a fantasy writer working on the release of her debut young adult contemporary fantasy.
When she is not creating magical worlds, she works as an expert digital marketer. Ann’s clients have included NY Times Bestsellers, indie authors, as well as Fortune 500 companies. She lives in (not always sunny) Philadelphia with her two dogs and husband.
Ann’s fantasy worlds are inspired by her travels. She loves to explore places where tourists often don’t go. Getting to know locals, eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants, and shopping at unique stores is when she feels most invigorated.
Most of all, Ann loves to connect with her fellow writers. Connect with her on social media to see updates on her works and have a chat!

Connect with Ann at the following links:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/AnnDayleview
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/anndayleview/

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

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#InspirationalJourneys Presents: Weekend Wrap up, Furious Fiction and Women in Publishing Summit Highlights


Hello, to everyone in the blogosphere. Today, I have a couple of things I want to talk about. I explain them in greater detail in my latest podcast episode.

First of all, I would like to celebrate my first entry submitted to the monthly furious fiction competition, which takes place the first weekend of each month. This contest is sponsored by the Australian Writers Center and stories can be no longer than 500 words. The contest if free, and you have a chance to win $500 each month that you participate. The writing prompt for March was as follows: Your story must have a character in disguise. Your story must be set in a park and it must contain a mirror. I wrote a story entitled Calm before the Fall, using the victim from A Journey of Faith: A Stepping Stones Mystery.

The second topic in today’s episode of #InspirationalJourneys is my highlights from the Women in Publishing Summit March 2-8, 2020. The nuggets I found from the various presentations are as follows. Each of these nuggets are explained in greater detail in the episode linked below.

Editing

Although an author writes one draft of a story, don’t expect your first draft to be ready to send to an editor. One of the editors said either she or one of her clients revised their manuscript seventeen times, before it was ready to publish. There are different types of editors: developmental/content editors, line editors, copy editors and proofreaders. Don’t rely on one editor to do all the various types of edits.

Self-publishing your book:

Self-published or Indie authors wear three hats: The author hat, when you write the book, the publisher’s hat, when you get your book formatted, edited and hire a cover designer, upload your book to the different platforms etc., and the marketer’s hat once your book is published.

What readers look for:

In a bookstore, a reader checks the cover, the blurb and the author’s writing style, among other things, to determine whether or not the book is worth the purchase. Readers also look for books that are in a series first, genre specific books second, and books by their favorite authors third. I also learned that poetry books are often published in series.

Click the link below for today’s episode of the #InspirationalJourneys podcast:

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Amazon is Cutting Back on Buying/Stocking Books! AUTHORS, HERE’S HOW TO SAVE YOUR BUSINESS!!

If you’re thinking about publishing your book in print through KDP, think again. Here’s an article that will change your mind and help you save your author business in the process. Let me tell you, I was floored when I read this, but when I think about it, I’m not really surprised.
https://writersweekly.com/angela-desk/amazon-cutting-books?utm_source=mailpoet&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=writersweekly-com-112119_67

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Derek Doepker

The following interview is full of tips and advice for authors at all levels. Be sure to have a notebook, journal, or digital notes ap handy. If you’re driving when you’re listening to this, Please be sure to come back to the podcast episode often so you can capture as many notes as possible.

INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS PRESENTS!

Special guest Interview with Derek Doepker!
Hello:
I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.
Please be sure to read onward after the following message to learn how you can be my guest here on INSPIRATIONAL JOURNEYS.
Thanks for listening and do write to let me and my guest know what you thought of this presentation.

WHO?
DEREK DOEPKER
WHEN?
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
WHERE?
YouTube:

Podcast:

MORE ABOUT GUEST AUTHOR DEREK DOEPKER…

Derek Doepker is a former aspiring rockstar turned seven-time #1 bestselling author. He discovered a proven process that took him from struggling author to selling over 75,000 books. Now he shares this process with experts and aspiring authors to turn their knowledge into a bestselling book.
Visit Derek’s website:
BestsellerSecrets.com
To get his book entitled, Why Authors Fail, for free. While you’re there, sign up for his newsletter packed full of author tips.

BE A GUEST…

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to annwrites75@gmail.com or fill out the form found at:
https://annwritesinspiration.com/contact.
Please be sure to leave Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email or in your comment on my contact form so that I can send you my interview framework.
If you’re launching a book, please let me know and I’ll send you my featured book questionnaire. I ask that you do this, so I can feature your book in the show notes blog post associated with the podcast
Thanks for listening to Inspirational Journeys and have a Blessed Day.

this is the cover art for my podcast

Podcast cover art photo provided by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash:
https://unsplash.com/@nathananderson

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First Things First – 7 Tips to Build Your Author Platform

In the post linked below,Jen gives us some valuable tips on how to build our audience and use social media for good. As I alsays say, listen to the experts, read widely and find what works for you, when it comes to writing, publishing and marketing your books.

via First Things First – 7 Tips to Build Your Author Platform

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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Beware of Scammers

Hello everyone in the blogosphere.
Today I’d like to give you an important author tip. Beware of author scams!
In today’s episode of the Inspirational Journeys Podcast, I share my own experiences with scammers from publishing to book marketing. Listen to my discussion at the following link:

In the episode linked above, I mention the following Reedsy article:

Author Scams and Publishing Companies to Avoid

Please feel free to use this as a resource, so you know what to look for when searching for a publisher. Until next time, happy writing.
Blessings,
Ann

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Is This the End of Free Facebook Book Promotions?

Those of us trying to promote our books on Facebook will have an even harder time doing so. Continue reading to learn more:

via Is This the End of Free Facebook Book Promotions?