February giveaway – Norfolk Notebooks

Norfolk Notebooks giveaway for subscribers to MyriadLifeBooks.com website.

Giveaway time is here again!

In January, some lucky subscribers each won one of my year planners, this time, I am going to give away three of my Norfolk Notebooks: Blakeney Marshes, Holkham Dunes and Blakeney Marshes. These softback 6×9″ notebooks with 160 lined pages inside are ideal for anyone who loves the Norfolk coast.

All you have to do is subscribe to this website. I will draw the three winning subscribers from my magical Rainbow mug on 28th February. Apologies but this is for UK subscribers only.

Just hit the button below – good luck!

Every week I learn something new, here I share it with you…

In my hunt for places to promote my short story books I spotted an author on Linkedin mention a website named AllAuthor.com so of course, I popped along to investigate.

You can use AllAuthor for free or pay to upgrade. I was impressed at the number promotional tools you can get for free. My budget for promotion is small so anything free at this stage is very welcome. I already had my books on Goodreads but you can’t spread the net wide enough when you are marketing your books so I’m always on the hunt for possible outlets.

It’s easy to sign up to AllAuthor and you can generate mock up banners, gifs, video banners, book teasers and AllAuthor will also create tweets to promote your books. Every week you will get emailed a mock up banner for you to post on social media or however you wish. I couldn’t believe how much you could get totally free! It’s a fun and very useful site to use.

It is simple to add the URL for your books and start promoting straight away.

AllAuthor run fun things like cover competitions for you to enter (again this is free). You can add book awards, connect with other authors, add quotes.

If you have some spare marketing cash you can upgrade at a pretty affordable price. There are plenty of good reviews to encourage you.

If you are a reader it’s a great way to find new authors books and you can even buy signed copies.

I’m not being paid to promote AllAuthor, I just want to share information with you that I pick up along the way, totally impartial tips!

Let me know if it works for you or if you know of any other sites you’d like to recommend to writers and readers.

In other news I had a fabulous little crop from the balcony garden this week. At last the tomatoes ripened and I had a handful to pop in a salad. I’m excited to see that it won’t be too long before I have some red hot chilli peppers to enjoy too. The weather has turned wet so I’m stuck inside writing this week. Fingers crossed I’ll be out working on the balcony again next week…

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Every day I learn something new… here I share it with you.

If you are a new author or anyone trying to sell a book of some kind, here is a website you might find useful. I know I do!

Now and then I make great discoveries and if it saves you time and energy so much the better. We are all here to learn.

Lately, (on Twitter) I have seen a few writers wondering about how to make their links universal. I had the same problem and with a bit of research I came across this site booklinker.net. If you have published your book on Amazon but want to include as many countries as possible in marketing links you post on social media, through Booklinker you can shorten the URL and direct whoever clicks on the link to the Amazon site of the country they reside in.

This saves having to cut and paste links from amazon.com, amazon.es, Amazon.It etc to get your book(s) seen all around the world. It’s a really useful timesaver.

You get a choice of link styles as you can see below. I generally use mybook.to but I guess it is good to mix it up if you feel so inclined.

Booklinker also logs which countries traffic comes from so that you know which ones are providing the most hits on your links. As Amazon KDP doesn’t give you this kind of information it’s really useful and interesting to have access to.

Here is what the information looks like for one of my books.

I am sure you will be happy to know that BookLinker is a free tool, provided by the intelligent link management company Genius Link, for authors, publishers and marketers to create localised links that work no matter where in the world your audience is. Simply sign up and go! There is a premium option available too.

Of course there are other sites that do similar URL shortening so you might want to research those too.

I’m not being paid to promote Booklinker, I’m simply writing posts like these because I know how frustrating it can be trying to find the right information sometimes. I will keep my post tips short and sweet on the whole as again, when I’m looking for information I like it when the article cuts to the chase.

Please leave your comments here if you have any tips on this topic.

Of course, if you’d like to buy a notebook to show your appreciation of free information, that would be great! But no pressure. Everytime you do buy a notebook it helps me create more and helps fund my writing ambitions as PetraKidd.com.

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