Two Things I Learned About Writing – Lesson 2017 – 001

Sharing what I learned about writing is one of the main reasons I blog. Each week I listen to several podcasts, read blog posts, watch videos, and of course read.

This week I learned:

Universal Links

Have you ever received a newsletter from a favorite author or maybe read a blog post that had a separate link or button to order a book from Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords, iBooks, Google Play, etc. If you are wanting to order the book it can be confusing which to use. If you’re sending out a newsletter or writing a blog including links can be challenging. You can use the Books2Read universal links to tidy up your newsletters and make it so you only need to share one link. With Books2Read Universal Links, your favorite authors can share one easy link for a new book, and you’ll be able to find it at your preferred store.

Source: Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast.

69% of all U.S. Book Purchases are Made Online

Last week at the Digital Book World Conference the Data Guy made an interesting presentation. He shared that 69% of all U.S. book purchases are made online. Not just ebook purchases. All purchases, including print.

  1. According to Data Guy, three-quarters of all U.S. adult fiction is bought online. Again, that’s print, audio, and ebook.
  2. So that desire you writers have to get into a brick-and-mortar bookstore through traditional publishers? It doesn’t happen much anymore.

Source: Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Writer, Editor, Reader, Fan Girl

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Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.