20BooksTo50KVegas Day 1.0

20BooksTo50KVegas Day 1.0

Continuing with my notes from last week’s conference (I’ve reserved a room already for next November!) 20BooksTo50KVegas Day 1.0.

Brian Meeks AMS Ads (what you didn’t consider)

  • Keyword Analysis is important. Use a tool like KDPRocket to find the best keywords in your genre.
  • Write good ad copy (it works!) He suggested a book called AD Week by Joseph Sugerman. I’ve ordered my copy and am waiting for it to arrive.
  • Don’t write a synopsis. Hint at what might happen.
  • Write short hooks, six words or under.
  • Understand what your read thru is, and understand the lifetime value of generating conversions.

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Cool Links 11-10-18

Cool Links for 11-10-18

Today’s cool links for 11-10-18 include holiday Pringles, classic toys, and the baby that broke the internet.

Pringles jumps the shark this holiday season

Okay, so I’m not a big fan of Pringles potato chips. First, it’s questionable any potatoes died. Second, you can seriously eat a whole canister and still feel hungry. Third, potato chips should have ridges, am I right?

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20BooksTo50KVegas Day 0.5

20BooksTo50KVegas Day 0.5

I’m one day back from a writer’s conference in Vegas and want to share some wisdom and tips from Day 1. Or, 20BooksTo50KVegas Day 0.5, because so much happened on Tuesday. I can’t begin to relay the excitement, comraderie, and spirit present.

20BooksTo50K is a Facebook group, currently 26K strong, dedicated to indie writers. Helping; advising; a safe place to ask; celebration, and so much more. A frequent saying is “A rising tide lifts all boats”, and I saw this so many times since I arrived in Vegas on Monday. The indie writers of 20Books are phenomenal.

Highlights from the welcoming speech by Craig Martelle, the conference organizer

  • There are other authors sharing the same burden of writing
  • Don’t be discouraged by poor-selling books.
  • A good story will carry the day.
  • The only one who counts is the reader.
  • Get the barrier of what you can’t do out of your mind.
  • Believe in what you’re capable of.
  • Don’t compare. Don’t feel less.

 

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