Writer to Writer

April 2012 - Issue One

 

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EDITORIAL:

 

I was working on a copywriting job recently, rewriting a company profile for a client.

When it came to the end, he'd signed it 'Yours truly'.  Knowing that was wrong, but not sure how to determine whether use 'yours sincerely' or 'yours faithfully' I looked it up via Google.

It's a long time since I wrote business letters where a signature

is required, so I found this site extremely helpful.

What I discovered there shocked me.  According to the site, "Yours truly" is a very American terminology, and yet the client I was working for is Australian. He did admit he is a tradesman and not good at written English, but it still surprised me.

So what did I learn?  'Yours faithfully' is used only when the recipients name is not known.  Otherwise, 'Yours sincerely' is the correct usage.

There's a whole section on business writing at the site, as well as other forms of writing (i.e. fiction writing), and I'm certain every writer could learn something from this site.  I know I did.

For those of you who are writing to produce Kindle ebooks, this may be of interest. This is an automated formatter for Kindle, but unfortunately I've only just found out about it, and it's set to go up considerably in price in less than a day. (It may already be too late by the time you read this.) Here's the link, and I do recommend you go there immediately!

http://nanacast.com/vp/106833/107310/

Now onto a more personal note. As you've probably noticed, the newsletter has been less than regular lately. I think you're also aware there have been some health issues with my grandchildren lately, and one in particular.

Combined with my own health issues, I've been struggling a lot lately.  What it really boils down to is fatigue, lethargy, and according to my doctor, perhaps even some mild depression. My doctor says this is a carry over from the major surgery and four pneumonias I had last year. He also says it's going to be a long and slow recovery.

All of that has made things quite difficult, and a lot of things in my life have gone by the wayside.  I am endeavouring to get myself out of this 'slump' and pull myself back where I'd like to be.

I haven't been writing fiction anywhere near as much as I'd like, simply because my writing creativity seems to be somewhat blocked.  So rather than stress over not writing, I've been feeding my creativity in other ways. 

Most of you won't be aware that I create greeting cards as a hobby.  Mostly I make them for friends and family, but I also occasionally  sell them to a local gift shop - usually when I have an excess of what I need. 

Rather than sitting around wasting time (with activities such as watching television or doing nothing), most of my free time (which is often quite rare) has been utilized with making cards.

If you would like to see any of my cards, feel free to visit my craft site. http://ideasforcardmaking.net/

To be honest, crafting has kept me sane over the past few months.

Hopefully the next newsletter will be somewhat more timely.

Now, onto this issue!

Our article this time around is the last article in Dawn Carrington's series on book trailers.

Til next time…

 

p.s. Kevin Riley has kept the low price on his Product Creation Lab Private Workshop.  You can read my review here, or click here to go directly to Kevin's website.

 

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Buzzing into Book Sales - Part 5

Buzzing into Book Sales

Choosing Kindle for Your Book

5 Ways to Really Make Your Manuscript Stand Out from the Crowd

Social Media – Do You Need a Strategy?

Blogging for Copywriters

Publish on Kindle

Review of Kindle Kash

Publish on Amazon Kindle - Facts for Writers

Finding Time to Write and Promote

Earn Cash Publishing on Amazon Kindle

Finding Your Romance—Which Genre is Right for Me?

 

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Book Videos–The Final Determination

(Part Six)


ęDawn Carrington - All Rights Reserved

 

Now we come to the end of the journey, or, the end of the month-long trial run. Let’s see how well this campaign has worked for you and whether it is something you will try again.

Remember all those sites you visited when you were determining the current sales rank of your book as well as your ratings? Well, get ready to revisit them. By the way, if you’ve already gotten your royalty statement now, that’s going to be a big help as well.

Now it’s time to go back to your web stats and review the list of external sites. Write down the places where you know you had your video uploaded. Tally up how many direct click-throughs you received as a result.

Next, go back to Amazon and check for reviews. Did you receive any more? Does your book have more ratings? What is your sales ranking? The lower the number, the better the sales.

Then it’s time to visit Barnes and Noble to do the same thing. (Or other online places your book is available for purchases if it’s a print book). Always look at your sales rank. It does help give you a general idea of your current sales.

 

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