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How I Got Over 100 Reviews on Amazon in Less Than 3 Weeks

If you’ve published a book, or if you’re planning on publishing soon, you’ll want to know how to get reviews on Amazon. Lots of them.

You don’t have to wait months or years for reviews to start coming in, because if you follow the instructions in this post, you can get them in a matter of weeks! It doesn’t matter if you’re self-published or traditionally published.

Getting over 100 reviews doesn’t happen by accident.

Amazon Reviews

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Why All Creative People Absolutely Should Travel to Paris

“A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.”

Thomas Jefferson

I thought I knew who I was creatively before visiting Paris, but when I arrived there the first time, a little over ten years ago, I soon realized I didn’t have a clue.

The City of Light “La Ville-Lumière” is unparalleled for the creatively inclined, and once you’ve visited, you will leave forever changed. It refined my sense of purpose, ignited my true passion for creating, and changed how I interpret art.

Artist, Seine river, Paris. By Bryan Hutchinson

Artist – Seine river, Paris. Photo by Bryan Hutchinson

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What’s the Absolute Best Price to Charge for a Kindle Book?

That’s the question that is confounding a great many authors who are self-publishing via the Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) program.

I’m one of those authors. I have several books on Amazon already, priced between $2.99 and $9.99. But what is the right price? Where’s the sweet spot? What price works the best?

I will share with you which price I have had the most success with, and I am going to ask for your help in pricing my new Book “Happy Every Day”.

Priceless?

Priceless?

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Interview with Joe Bunting about Creative Writing, Building a Platform and Story Cartel

Today I am pleased to introduce Joe Bunting, the founder of the blog The Write Practice with 75,000 readers, author of an Amazon #1 Bestseller, and founder and teacher of the game changing Story Cartel online writing course for creative writers who want to build a successful and useful platform.

Joe Bunting Interview

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5 Tips on How to Write The Best Book Description Ever

Why is it so hard to write your book’s description?

If a friend were to ask us to write her book description we’d do it in a heartbeat and it would be a darned good description. Right?

There’s a good reason why most of us have such difficulty writing our own.

Photo Cred: Dreamstime

Photo Cred: Dreamstime

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Are You Unwittingly Sabotaging Yourself by Talking About Your Writing?

From Bryan: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Ali blogs about writing at Aliventures, and runs Writers’ Huddle, a teaching / community site for writers at all levels. She lives in the UK with her husband and baby daughter. You can find her on Twitter at @aliventures. Ali is the author of Publishing E-Books For Dummies in Wiley’s “For Dummies” series.

You’ve got a great idea for a novel, and you can hardly stop yourself telling your friends about it. The only problem is, the more you talk about your idea, the harder it seems to be to get started.

Or … you’re planning to start a blog, and you’ve been chatting to your partner about it for weeks. Whenever you sit down to draft a post, though, you find yourself staring at a blank screen. What’s going on?

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Photo Cred: Creative commons by Lev

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