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Share your stories with the world! Self-publish your memoirs!

21 Apr

Would you like to share your stories with the world? Do you have a special story to tell? Why not write a book and self publish it? Or if you are into saving trees…why don’t you write your very own ebook?

If you have always wanted to self publish a book, but didn’t know how.  I can help!  With my easy-to-do ebook on how to self-publish you can be a published author in no time at all!

So, get writing and get publishing! After you have downloaded the ebook, I would love to hear from you.  What did you like?  What did you find most useful!

I look forward to hearing from you all!

 

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New Post: Secrets to Self-Publishing- your guide to self-publishing eBooks and books in print

1 Dec

Secrets_to_Self-Publishing2I finally got this out before Christmas!  I hope you all like it.  This eBook is 36 pages long and has around 17,000 words written all about how easy it is to become an independent author.  The book retails for £5.99 in most areas;  however, there will be certain places online where it will be discounted.  The format is eBook only.

In this eBook I bascially go through the steps, one by one, and explain how to self-publish eBooks as well as books in print.  I go throught the do’s and the don’ts as well as what worked for me and what didn’t work for me.

There is also a section on social media and how to sell your book through those platforms as well as how to market your book.  This eBook will give you hints and tips that many other publishers and/or authors do not share.  This eBook let’s it all hang out!

If you have any questions and/or help publishing your book just drop me a line on Twitter:  @jmcvalentine or email me.  I am also very happy to set up an appointment via skype.

The Social Web: Why social media is important for self-publishers

30 Sep

thesocialweb1What is social media and why is it so darn important?  I guess if you are reading this you probably already know about social media because WordPress plays a huge part of that outlet.  But, if you know someone who would benefit from this article please reblog it or pass it on.

Social Media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.  In other words social media is a place where you interact with people online.  You may know them or you may not know them, but it is a community that you create to communicate with others. 

Utilizing social media outlets is important because it will help you get your name out there.  It is imperative if you are self-publishing to create an online presence and this is the way to do it.

There are different types of social media outlets.  I think the most important right now that you the author should be using to market your eBooks or books in print are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.  There are other types of social media outlets that you can use on your blog/website.
Other social media outlets include:

LinkedIn
YouTube
MySpace
Google+
Wordpress
Blogger
and, much, much more.

If you want to learn more about how social media can help you- or even if you need help setting it all up- please get in touch with me!

Thanks for reading!

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