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Feedly: Keep Up With Industry News!

“Feedly: organize, read and share what matters.” A while back I published an article titled The Best Websites For Self-Published Authors. As I said in that post, one effective way to stay up to date with what’s happening in the publishing world is to tune in to what successful authors and service providers are discussing […]

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Increase Blog Traffic & Subscribers: 8 Tips!

by Molly Greene A reader recently asked for ideas that would help increase blog traffic. Growing traffic is one thing, of course; convincing visitors to stay, and to subscribe and/or return, is closely aligned with every blog-building effort. You need both! Here are a few ideas. 1. Beef up your Twitter followers I’ve often said […]

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Authors: 50 Fabulous Ways To Kickstart Publicity

by Linda White Publicity is a confusing area for many authors. The bottom line with publicity is that there is usually minimal cost (just the price of printed items you are distributing), but there is also minimal control of how the story you put out there is handled. You can’t tell an editor how to […]

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3 WordPress Tips

Hey everyone – just a quick post today as I’m up to my eyeballs in Mr. Clean’s Magic Erasers these past weeks (more on this in a future post). But I did want to throw a couple things out there! WordPress Security I want to remind everyone of the importance of a secure username and […]

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What Should Authors Blog About?

Today I’m answering questions from reader Annie Daylon. Molly, I read your blog regularly and have recently participated in an online writing conference and, in one of the workshops, it was suggested that authors blog only about their own work: what inspires them, chapters from the book, short stories. They said an author’s blog should […]

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10 Essential Website Housekeeping Tasks

Do you have a housekeeping ritual for your website? When was the last time you checked your site for potential problems? If you’re like most of us, the answers are no, and never. Typically, we ignore the backend until a problem arises. But just like regular maintenance on a house, your website – and your […]

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How To Build A Perfect Blog Post

I’m a formula person. Creating a standardized process that takes the speculation and confusion out of repetitive tasks works well for me. I also apply this theory to writing blog posts. Why? Because I’ve found if I build every post according to a sensible, pre-established format based on best practices, it cuts down on writing […]

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