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You Get Free Book Promotion Every Time You Leave A Comment – by Derek Haines…

Chris the Story Reading Ape regularly shares Derek Haines’s posts. Pay attention! They are always worth a read. Here’s another one I’m going to put to use, starting today!

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Blog commenting is the easiest way to promote your book for free

There are hundreds of ways to promote a book.

You can use free and paid book promotion sites, write a blog post every week and offer free books.

Marketing your book to find potential readers is a non-stop effort if you want to sell your book,

If you have published more than one title, you will know how much hard work is involved in keeping the buzz going for your books and ebooks.

Encouraging people to take an interest is not easy and is sometimes counterproductive.

Direct approaches using social media or even your email list often only achieve very low click-through rates, and poor conversions to book sales.

But when people accidentally stumble upon you without you coercing them, the results can be surprising. In SEO speak, it is called organic traffic.

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How to Be Found on Google Today, 17 Powerful Tools

All you ever wanted to know about how to use Google resources! Thanks, Chris, for reblogging.

Have you used any of these? Which ones should we focus on?

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This post offers a description of 19 Google tools and explains how they will help website creators get their sites found on search engines.

Source: How to Be Found on Google Today, 17 Powerful Tools

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My Inerview is up at Don Massenzio’s site. Go admire my sweet Paddy!

Paddy, my horse.Check out my writer’s interview, now available at Don Massenzio’s site! This was a lot of fun to write.

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7 Blogging Misconceptions (For Beauty, Book, Food Bloggers & More!)

What would you add to this list of misconceptions about blogging? I found it reassuring: I’m not doing everything wrong! Reblogged on WordPress.com

Source: 7 Blogging Misconceptions (For Beauty, Book, Food Bloggers & More!)

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All About Google+ For Writers | Savvy Book Writers

It looks as if it’s time to get serious about Google+. Let me know of your experiences with this platform. What do you find works best?

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More than 625,000 People join Google+ EVERY DAY, according to Digital Buzz and Huffington Post statistics.  Before I even joined Twitter, GooglePlus (Google+) was my first Social Media network of c…

Source: All About Google+ For Writers | Savvy Book Writers

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Tech Tips for Writers #116: How to Screenshot

In addition to the very helpful hints in this post about taking screen shots from Jacqui Murray, Mac users can try the Grab utility. The only real advantage I see to Grab is that it opens your shot in a separate window so that you don’t have to hunt for it on your desktop. However, this process is faster than opening Grab from your Go–>Utilities menu. Enjoy!

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Tech Tips for Writers is an (almost) weekly post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: I need to take a screenshot with my Chromebook.

Here’s the shortkey: Hold down the Ctrl key and press the Window Switcher key. The screenshot is placed on the clipboard and in the download folder. If you have trouble finding the Download file, click Alt+Shift+M to open the File Manager. Download will be one of the options on the left sidebar.

In case you use a different digital device, here are the screenshot shortkeys for other platforms:

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A Great Site on Increasing Blog Traffic. World, Look Out!

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I enjoy creating new content, but I’m looking forward to widening my range and sharing more. This site, Torque, has great advice and tools for effective blogging.

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