Using Twitter for Authors

This article is for authors who want to understand how to use Twitter to promote their book.

If you haven’t heard of Twitter by now, whether or not you use it, I am 99.99% sure you are not reading this article right now. That’s how well-known Twitter is. Whether or not you choose to use this social network is up to you. If you are using it and want to know how to use it further, keep reading. If you really think you can’t do it and/or choose not to, I encourage you to read the rest of this article before completely writing it off.

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Using Google Keyword Tool to Promote a Book

Google Keyword Tool, is a powerful free tool to see how often keywords are searched for on a global and local level. Once you type in a word or short phrase, Google Keyword Tool will give you the Global Monthly Views and Local Monthly Views (that can be adjusted) of those key words as well as give you similar phrases that people are searching for. You can then click on those phrases and see what shows up in a Google Search.

How does this help me? Google Keyword Tool can be used in various ways, whether it’s to optimize your website, find relevance about a topic, doing research or more. It’s a way to find what words people are actually googling and how much they google it. It can also be used to promote your book and connect with other like minded people who are already intrigued by your subject matter.

This post is geared towards using Google Keyword Tool for authors wanting to promote their book. It will break down, in a step by step way, how to use Google Keyword Tool, find relevant websites and communicate with strangers at those websites about your book.

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7 Tips for Authors New to Social Media

So you’ve written a book. Congratulations! Whether you have a publisher or you’re self publishing, you’re going to need to promote your book. You might have a tour set up which is great but what about when you’re not touring? How do you reach people who want to read your book?

You might have a Facebook page or maybe a Twitter page but use it for more personal use, if at all. Or maybe you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter page. You’ve heard that you can use Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to help you with your business though don’t really know where to start.

This article will help you begin to break down the basics of starting a Facebook fan page, Twitter account and how to begin thinking of a strategy to start using them to connect with people who want to read what you’ve written and connect with you. If you don’t create a strategy in promoting through online social channels, your meeting with you publisher might sound something like this…

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4 Photo Tips for iPhone

Here are 4 useful photo tips when using your iPhone.

Send Multiple Photos

It’s easy to send multiple photos via email, text message or Facebook. Here’s how you do it. First, tap the Photos app, then press Edit (top right corner). Tap the photos you want to send as a group. When you tap a photo, a little red circle with a check in it will appear on the photo (see image below). Once you’ve selected the photos, tap the Share button (bottom left). Choose how you want to send them and you’re done. 

Note: you can only send up to 5 photos at a time via email. You can share up to 9 photos at a time via text message.

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Fairpoint Email Setup on iPad & iPhone

This article will show you how to setup your email on your iPad or iPhone using a email address.

Setting up your email account on your iPad and iPhone is relatively straight forward if you’re using a major email service like, iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail. To set it up, go to Settings >Mail, Contacts Calendars > Add Account… > fill in name, email & password > Next > Save. Done!

But what if you want your email address on your iPad or iPhone? Follow the instructions below to learn how.

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Save Time – Schedule Facebook Posts

The best way to save time and avoid spending hours on Facebook is to schedule your posts. If you’re a small business, this is a great strategy to use so you can connect with your audience throughout the day without having to be glued to your Facebook page. It will look like you’re on Facebook all the time, which maybe you already are. The great thing is that you don’t have to be. Scheduling posts gives you the options to schedule a post within hours, minutes and within the current year.

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Best App for Meditation: Insight Timer

insight-timerThe Insight Timer App created by Spotlight Six Software for iPhone and iPad is hands down the best meditation timer on the App Store. The thing I like most about it is that it provides high quality recorded Tibeten bells that actually ring out and don’t cut off after playing for a few seconds like other meditation apps on the app store. Being a musician, I find this very refreshing especially since the sounds are so well recorded. The overall vibe, design and feel of the page feels unobtrusive and calming. Thank you Brad Fullmer @InsightTimer.

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6 Useful iPhone Tips for Daily Use

Here are 6 useful iPhone tips to use on a daily basis. The iPhone is such an incredible and user friendly tool.  That being said, there are simple functions that get overlooked upon first glance. These 6 tips will improve your efficiency with your iPhone so you do less futsing and have more fun. You’ll feel like a pro.

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Get the most out of your Mac, iPhone and iPad

Get the most out of your Mac and iDevices!

Tired of knowing there’s so much more you can do with your iDevices but don’t know where to start? Wondering what the heck iCloud is about? Mac running really slow? Trouble getting data to sync between your Mac and iThings? Getting weird error messages that you just don’t have time to figure out?

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Grow your Social Media presence

Need help setting up a Facebook fan or group page? Want to put Facebook buttons or a timeline on your website. I can help you understand how to get these up and running and more.

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