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Week in Review – 20th October

Interested in finding out what is happening within the self, indie and magazine publishing industry from all corners but don’t have time to read every Google alert?

The Barefoot Basics Week in Review has been collated for you:

  • How using a commonplace book can make you a better writer – Author Solutions
  • Johnny Depp to launch a book imprint – USA Today
  • PR’s imperfect pitch – AFR
  • Are self-published books the new query letter? – Erin Kern @ Laura Howard
  • Building a crowd: Make sure your book has readers before you publish – 99u.com
  • Five tips for publishing your own book – Entrepreneur.com
  • Marketing 101 for female entrepreneurs – Dynamic Business
  • Why you should publish an ebook and 3 tips to make it successful – Business Insider
  • Tips on discussing your self-published books – Huffington Post
  • Authors no longer at the mercy of publishers – The Age
  • These are the 25 top book reviewers on Goodreads – Forbes
  • Three ways to use Amazon to sell more books – Digital Book World
  • Blogging your way to writing success – Graphics.com
  • The Interview: Kate Morton – Sydney Morning Herald

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLISHING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, SOLOPRENEURS AND SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST, BRISBANE, SYDNEY, CAMPBELLTOWN AND WOLLONGONG REGIONS.

Blog with Purpose – Define Your Vision & Purpose for Blogging

Action Step: Blog with Purpose – Establish Your Topic Area & Categories

Many people being blogging by sharing their passion and insights into a topic that is of interest to them, without a clear vision on where the content nor blogging process will lead them.

However, if your aim is to blog your book, you need a structured vision and approach which will take you step-by-step towards your end goal.

Ultimately, your blog will be the key to audience development by cultivating your niche positioning within the marketplace. This will ensure that upon launching the physical book you will have an engaged and pre-qualified audience, converting readers into clients or customers with one simple step.

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The Barefoot Basics Blog to Book Challenge

 The ‘Blog to Book Challenge’ is about blogging with a purpose.

And applying a $$$ value to your knowledge resources.

The role of the ‘Blog to Book Challenge’’is to show you that
self-publishing a book isn’t as daunting as it may seem.

With a clear vision, established milestones and a little guidance,
the ‘Blog to Book Challenge’ is your catalyst towards
a stronger and healthier business model.
Over 7 weeks Barefoot Basics will show you how!

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Week In Review – 6th May

With love of books, business development and innovation, for the purpose of sharing (and caring), here are the key trends and latest industry information from this week:

  • Beam raises Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl, makes Her a ‘Lady’ – Forbes
  • Dymocks’ annual list of the 101 best books as voted by the Australian public is out – News.com.au
  • Paramount takes a hit out on a Godfather Novel – ew.com
  • How to make your customers love you – Marketing Mag
  • Renewing your publishing contracts – SEQ Legal
  • Model turned agent , a runway success – brisbanetimes.com.au
  • Hyperlink launches blog to book – Forbes.com
  • Melbourne Story: Mark Rubbo – Herald Sun
  • Are ebooks really the future of writing? – Cumberland Newspapers
  • Barnes & Noble shares skyrocket 50% post Microsoft eInvestment – Forbes
  • Romance and rodeos rule as rural readers turn to ‘Chick Lit’ – SMH
  • The wonderful world of women bloggers – Newcastle Herald
  • Oxford student Samantha Shannon dubbed the ‘new J.K. Rowling’ – News.com.au

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Week in Review – 1st April

With love of books, business development and innovation, for the purpose of sharing (and caring), here are the key trends and latest industry information from this week:

  • World-first Inkjet Book Line Unveiled by Opus and McPherson’s – ProPrint
  • 5 E-book Publishing Hurdles and How to Beat Them – Paul Jun c/o ProBlogger 
  • My Love Affair With Book Marketing – Huffington Post
  • Secrets to E-Book Publishing Success – Smashwords
  • Bestseller Criteria To Be Reviewed – NZ Herald
  • Fashion Entrepreneur of 99.Dresses Launches at YCombinator – The Next Women
  • Aspiring Author? Hachette Australia is Ready For Your Manuscript – Hachette
  • Why Every Book Needs A Proposal (Even Self-Published)  – The Writing Life
  • Write Better With The Right Tools: Apps and Ideas for Aspiring Writers – Digital Trends

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ROCHELLE STONE IS THE MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA AND PUBLISHING SPECIALIST AT BAREFOOT BASICS – WORKING WITH SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, SOLOPRENEURS AND SELF-PUBLISHED AUTHORS ACROSS THE SUNSHINE COAST, BRISBANE, SYDNEY, CAMPBELLTOWN AND WOLLONGONG REGIONS.

Week in Review: 4th March

With love of books and for the purpose of sharing (and caring), here are the key trends and latest industry information from this week:

  • Penguin: eBooks account for 12% of sales – Ebook Magazine
  • 7 Worst Mistakes Of Indie Authors and How to Fix Them – The Creative Penn
  • 23 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Blog to Book – Blogworld.com
  • We Love Getting Crafty But There Is No Money Left In The Kitty – Crikey.com.au
  • If You Are A Book Publisher You’ve Got The Blues Real Bad – Crikey.com.au

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