FREE Promotions For Book Blogs (Ning Site) Authors and Bloggers

Are you looking for more exposure? Want some free publicity? BookBlogs.ning.com Members are invited to take advantage of this offer. I will: host an interview, guest post or press release for any of you post the article and a link to your book or site to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn (once), and other Social Media sites…

more free ways to promote yourself as an author (social media for SEO)

This article is a continuation of the topic introduced in free ways to promote yourself as an author and covers three important self-promotion tools; Google+, Twitter and Facebook Fan Pages. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is an ever-changing, simple yet often painstakingly detailed approach to generating traffic online. For the most part, you can find ways…

Is Traditional Publishing Doomed?

This is a response to Globe and Mail: Book publisher Douglas & McIntyre files for bankruptcy and the post Book-Lover’s Guilt on the blog Inklings: Another drop of book culture. This is a wake-up call for traditional publishers in Canada that’s long overdue. The business model that the industry runs on is unsustainable in a…

free ways to promote yourself as an author

The following is not a quick fix, but it’s the only way to provide lasting results. In the traditional world of retail, location is everything. Online, information is. Information serves the same role as location, which is to get traffic into your “store”. Put yourself in the mindset of someone who’s looking for books like…

Embedding A Ning.com Badge On WordPress.com – getting around the “no embeds” rule

For security reasons, and because they want to influence you to sign up for their paid services, WordPress.com’s free Blog hosting service doesn’t allow you to embed media from random sites into Widgets or Pages. This makes sense from a security standpoint, but it’s very frustrating to Ning.com users who want to advertise their presence…

WP Autoresponder – FREE Mailing List Management – Why Pay A Monthly Fee?

This is an amazingly full-featured multiple newsletter and email subscription/follow-up/autoresponder. I wrote about it before in a post called Some Useful Plugins, but there have been vast improvements since so I think it deserves its own post. Unless you’re afraid to use the WordPress Dashboard or like spending money for no reason, forget autoresponders like…

“Moving Your Blog” Dominates Amazon In My Chosen Keywords

My ebook, “Moving Your Blog” is currently ranked at the top of a few relevant keywords, which I will admit came as a bit of a surprise. I had expected that it would take thousands of downloads to achieve these results, instead, with barely more than 300 I’ve managed to “dominate the category”, to use…

Moving Your Blog Is Number 1 On Goodreads Today!

I’m Number 1! Well, in the “Geeky/Techy Books” category anyhow. Take a look for yourself! Not sure how much it will help the number of downloads I get, but it definitely can’t hurt. My book is number 7 on the list of Free Bestsellers in Web Marketing from Amazon. It’s definitely worth taking a look…

How To Increase The SEO Value Of Links From ning.com Communities

Here’s a little trick you can use to make links from ning.com more valuable: When you add a link like this <a href=”www.yoursite.com”>Your Site Name</a> in the ning.com editors, they automatically insert a ‘rel=”nofollow”‘ tag, so the link looks like this: <a rel=”nofollow” href=”www.yoursite.com”>Your Site Name</a> This makes links from ning completely useless as far…