Saturday Morning Briefs

Keywords Are the Key to Amazon Success

“As marketers, it’s a big part of our job to get more readers, but as you probably have discovered, that’s often a challenge. With so many books and so many titles competing for the same attention, setting yours apart from the pack can be hard.

“On the flip side, what if you have a book with limited attention, because your topic isn’t wildly known? How do you drive attention to a book about something that doesn’t have top of mind awareness? The good news is, it’s totally possible. And I’m going to tell you how!”

To continue, read Amazon Keywords: The Secret to Doubling Your Sales and Pulling in New Readers! by Penny Sansevieri.

How to Write Family History More Powerfully: Tips from a Master Storyteller

FREE KINDLE READ: Shadows in the Stone - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00815FI6M
FREE KINDLE READ:
Shadows in the Stone

“Wish you could write family history like a master storyteller? Take a page from best-selling novelist Fannie Flagg’s fiction-writing. These three steps will help you bring your ancestors’ stories to life, so that their stories become as compelling to your relatives as they are to you.

“Powerful storytellers create characters so vivid, we miss them when we finish reading. They take us into worlds that become just as real. Experiencing their stories changes us, even if just subtly. Fannie Flagg is one of this generation’s great storytellers, and she does all three of these things in The Whole Town’s Talking, our current Genealogy Gems Book Club title. The book is an excellent example for family history storytellers who want to bring their own ancestors to life in narratives that captivate and change their own loved ones.”

Sunny Morton lists 3 Keys to Amazing (Family History) Storytelling on Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems.

Branding Your Author Image with Kristine Kathryn Rusch

You know you’re a writer when… you have more half-finished novels and ideas for stories than friends.Rusch continues the series of creating a brand image for your publishing career.

“The publishing industry has been shifting since 2009. Indie publishing has become a force since 2011 or so. At first, we writers made our work available, but the things that worked six years ago don’t work now. The problem is that the marketing gurus for writers are just other writers with an okay idea. As I’ve said all along, we writers must accept that we’re small business owners and start acting like it.

“One way we need to act like business owners is to accept the responsibility for the presentation of our products. I’ve been writing about that for a few years now, but I’ve also known that I haven’t done everything I could.”

To learn more, read Business Musings: Brand Image (Branding/Discoverability).

5,000 Word Evaluation

Are you looking for an unbiased, honest evaluation of your writing? Check out First 5,000 Words Evaluation.

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