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How to Motivate Yourself to Write Everyday

How to Motivate Yourself to Write Everyday

We all know that writing and self-publishing a book is not an easy journey. Along the way, things get harder than we anticipate them to be. Every step in the process becomes a lot more difficult than we expect. Let’s admit that it's a lot easier to write when you are highly motivated. But how can we push through the finish line once the motivation wears off? If you have been following me for a while now, you’ll know that I have discussed before how building habits is more reliable than motivation when it comes to achieving your writing goals....

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Three Major Book Cover Design Mistakes

Three Major Book Cover Design Mistakes

They say never judge a book by its cover. But that is exactly what we do. Poor cover designs can potentially minimize your book sales. People will judge the quality of writing base on the cover. And if the cover is not enticing enough to get your readers attention, your books will be hardly noticed. Keep in mind that high-quality book designs will make an impact in your reader's overall purchase decision. In self-publishing, we are always tempted to do it on your own using free resources. I have mentioned in my previous posts that it is best advised to...

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Why and How to Use QR Codes in Your Books

Why and How to Use QR Codes in Your Books

Most of us aren't fans of long links, especially if we have to type them manually. But there is a better way to get your readers engaged without having them going through the hassle of typing long links in their browser: QR Codes.It is a barcode that you scan using your cellphones and it brings you to a website, or a specific place in the web. 100% of the time, your readers are using mobile phones and are most likely to scan the code with no doubts in mind.What is A QR Code?QR code is a barcode that you scan...

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Growing Your Email List as an Author

Growing Your Email List as an Author

Whether you are new or not to email marketing, it is vital that you continuously grow your email list. Email campaigns allow you to communicate with your audience in a more personal and creative way. Here are some of the ways you can implement to continuously grow your list. Freebie ContentOffer freebie content in exchange for an email subscription. You can come up with a small or short freebie from time to time that they can receive by subscribing via email.Contest GiveawayGiveaways and contests are perfect ways to get emails. Host a contest and ask your audience to enter their...

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Youtube for Authors in 2021

Youtube for Authors in 2021

Video marketing is one of the best ways to stand out and build an audience in 2021 and the years to come. Here are some of the reasons why you need to consider Youtube as part of your marketing plan.Free Media ExposureUploading a video on Youtube is free. You can use Youtube to share relevant information about your books. It's like writing a blog but in a form of video interviews and teasers. Youtube is a very interactive channel that draws attentive viewers. Maximize this by putting up content that promotes you as an author and as well as your...

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