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20 Things I Want To Share With You About Blogging

Happy Thursday!  This will be my last post in The Blogger Series.  I have loved writing this series and was overwhelmed with how popular it became and how many questions and comments I received from people who found the information useful. Both those who are thinking about starting a blog as well as those who …

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10 Bitesize Marketing Ideas: A Guest Post By Ari Meghlen

I had the wonderful chance to be a guest writer over at The Naptime Author blog. I want to say a big thanks to Anne who kindly invited me to share some marketing thoughts with her readers.

So here is the article, enjoy this Monday Marketing post 😀

Hello, writers and readers! While I can claim a fair amount of useless knowledge, useful writerly things, such as branding and marketing, are far outside my ken. 

Thank goodness for others, like fellow blogger Ari Meghlen, who understand these mysteries, and are willing to share their knowledge! Ari has graciously agreed to visit today, and share 10 marketing tips. Enjoy!

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Firstly, I want to say a big thank you to Anne for having me on her blog, The Naptime Author.  I appreciate being given the chance to share my thoughts with all her lovely readers.  Now, let’s get to it!

Marketing is one of those words that most writers dread.  We aren’t really into tooting our own horns.   Our comfort lies in building worlds, spinning tales, breathing life into characters…so this “marketing” malarkey doesn’t sit well with us.

So, for those of you who are not sure where to begin…

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Book Piracy: Why Does it Happen and What Can We Do to Stop It? #MPBooks

I actually decided to bounce my previously planned blog post as I really wanted to reblog this piece by my friend Cat, discussing Book Piracy.

Check it out and do look through her blog, it’s full of great content. I’ll be back on Monday with another #MondayMarketing post 🙂

Have a great weekend.

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Last week a new website became a hot topic on Twitter.  The website offers free downloads of digital books, many of them by some very well known authors, but it does this without the permission of those authors or their publishers.  The website is offering pirated copies of books, and many are willing to take them, but is there anything that can be done to stop this piracy, and can the reasons people give for distributing or taking pirated books ever be justified?

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