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How to Embed YouTube Video in Forum Post

How to Embed YouTube Video in Forum Post In this video, I’ll show you how to embed YouTube videos into your forum posts. The video features two forum software examples: Simple Machines Forum (SMF) and ProBoards Free Forums. The popular forums for writers that I frequent use one of those two software programs […]

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Author Earnings Dashboard

Author Earnings Dashboard Review

Author Earnings Dashboard Review Below is my Author Earnings Dashboard Review. Autor Earnings Dashboard is an Excel-powered software that allows you to import your Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) reports to generate easy to read reports. The Amazon KDP Reporting Deficiency On the 15th of the month, Amazon KDP generates a report called the […]

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Embed Amazon Book Previews

Embed Amazon Book Previews Into Your Website

How to Embed Amazon Book Previews into your website. Amazon has included a new feature that allows to embed Amazon book preview for your book right into your website. And all you need to do is copy and paste the code that Amazon generates for you. Here is what I’m talking about (this […]

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WordPress 4.4. Plugin Compatibility Info

WordPress 4.4 Plugin Compatibility

WordPress 4.4 plugin compatibility issues? On December 8th, WordPress released its latest update, WordPress 4.4 (“Clifford”) and usually the bigger updates to WordPress, like Clifford, bring an increase  in the risk of plugin compatibility issues with your website. And sure enough, I updated and encountered an issue. The WordPress 4.4 Plugin Compatibility Problem Third-party […]

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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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Amazon Tracking ID Button

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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Writing Fiction Tutotrial

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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