WordPress Embed Sites

Embed content into WordPress Easily

There is nothing more important than adding great content to your website/blog. Adding content from sites like YouTube or Twitter is a great way to add something extra to your own content. Although WordPress has always made it pretty easy to add content from YouTube to your site, they’ve now made it ridiculously […]

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How to use Google Forms for Writers

In this video, I’ll show writers how they can use free Google Forms to create beautiful online Review Copy and ARC (Advance Review Copy) Request Forms in order to find potential readers to review your books. The entire process is done online. The potential reader fills out the web-based Review Copy/ARC request form […]

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WIP Progress Bar

Author Work in Progress Bar

You’ve probably seen them on author’s websites, progress bars (or progress meters) that track that writer’s current writing project. It’s a fun way to keep your readers/fans engaged even when you’re busy writing. The progress bar tracks the word or page count of that writer’s “Work in Progress (WIP)”. When I wanted to […]

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Using Amazon Tracking ID

Send to Kindle In the video above, I’ll show you how to set an Amazon Tracking ID from your Amazon Associates Account in order to determine if the emails being sent to your email list are leading to sales of your book (the one associated with specific tracking id you created with your Amazon Associate […]

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Canva Facebook Cover

Canva Facebook Cover

In this Canva Facebook Cover video tutorial and review, I’ll show you how to design your Facebook Cover image yourself (for free) using Canva. Canva.com makes it easy and free to create pretty awesome Facebook cover/headers for your Facebook Author Page. This is the Facebook cover created with Canva:             […]

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Book Cover Design Video (Time Lapse)

One of the talented designers over at Ebook Launch posted a four-minute time-lapse video of the complete book cover design process (from selecting the stock images, fonts, Photoshop work, etc.).  It’s an amazing book cover design video to watch the designer start with a blank canvas (just as we writers start with a […]

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Create a Book Marketing Plan

Having a book marketing plan is a key, but seldom discussed component for success as an author. This is a video recording of a great webinar on how to create a book marketing plan to sell books put on by CreateSpace  and hosted by Brian Jud. There is a lot of advice online on book marketing and how […]

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How to Order a CreateSpace Proof Copy

Send to Kindle In the first video of my “publishing a paperback book with createspace” videos, I walked you through the entire process of how to upload your manuscript and book cover onto CreateSpace, step-by-step. That video ended with the final step of waiting for approval of CreateSpace. CreateSpace indicates it takes around 24-hours before they contact […]

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How to setup Manuscript with CreateSpace

How to Setup Your Manuscript With CreateSpace

How to Setup Your Manuscript With CreateSpace in Less Than 15 Minutes    My novel, She’s Gone was published in the Kindle marketplace a couple weeks ago, but now I need to setup the paperback Print on Demand (POD) version of the novel using CreateSpace. For book size, I’m going with a paperback […]

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Text Expander Review

I just ordered a cool new tool called Text Expander and I’m loving it, so I created a quick video of it in action (see video above for a short textexpander review). I use to create macros all the time, but I haven’t used them in years since they’re a pain to create, […]

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