Copywriting Mastery by Devon Wilcox

Copywriting Mastery: Exactly How To Become A Professional Copywriting Expert & Create Content That Gets Attention & Sells (Copywriting, Copywriting For Beginners, Copywriting Web)Copywriting Mastery: Exactly How To Become A Professional Copywriting Expert & Create Content That Gets Attention & Sells by Devon Wilcox

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This ebook is packed with information for an adult wanting to know more about copywriting. I say adult because this book is written for someone who is somewhat intelligent and probably out of high school a few years. It reads a bit like a college textbook, with large words and no fluff.

The chapters are distinct, with the last chapter being a take on further reading and learning. It goes into ethics, plagiarism, and bridging the gap between creativity and knowledge.

Having given it the praise it deserves for context… it was riddled with spelling and grammar errors. I consider myself an average reader, and if I can find them, you can find them and they were pretty glaring errors. This is the reason why it’s not rated another star higher. Please just have someone else read over it before publishing, spellcheck can only do so much…

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Blog Prompts by Sherice Jacob

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Blog Prompts: 101 Creative Topics that Attract Customers, Invite Discussion and Help You Create a Loyal Legion of FansBlog Prompts: 101 Creative Topics that Attract Customers, Invite Discussion and Help You Create a Loyal Legion of Fans by Sherice Jacob

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I didn’t really need to read this book as I have no problems picking out books to write about on my blog. However, it does offer inspiration to create blog posts that invite readers to join in with their thoughts. (If you ever wondered, you are always free to leave your reviews, opinions, love, or hate of a book in the comments of my blog posts.)

But! As I was reading through this book I was inspired to something else. These blog prompts can be used for other creative media. Some blog prompts lend themselves to book titles and others could be adapted to YouTube, both of which are something I will be doing in the future.

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Book Marketing is Dead by Derek Murphy

Book Marketing is Dead: book promotion secrets you MUST know BEFORE you publish your bookBook Marketing is Dead: book promotion secrets you MUST know BEFORE you publish your book by Derek Murphy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Let me start by saying if you’re going read this ebook seriously, you’re going to need to take notes. I took notes. I might need to reread this and take more notes later.

The author gives you a ton of useful information on many marketing strategies, from building trust with your followers, to building a platform, and then even deciding on a book to write and how to go about writing it.

The main idea though? Focus on the basics. Basics are key, and there are three: a good cover, a good website, and a few book reviews. That’s it. It seems simple, but it’s not. However, Derek Murphy breaks it all down for you with wonderful tips along the way.

If you’ve forgotten already: take notes while reading this.

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40 Rules of Internet Business Success by Matthew Paulson

40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business40 Rules for Internet Business Success: Escape the 9 to 5, Do Work You Love, and Build a Profitable Online Business by Matthew Paulson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I might be slightly biased as I found the author lives in the same state as I do and I feel that promoting people in the same region as me is the neighborly thing to do. That said, there is a lot of good beginner information in this ebook.

It’s been written so rules can apply to any kind of online business (even us trying to be authors!) and the rules seem to be common sense, or something that comes up later in business that you haven’t thought of when you started the business.

The rules aren’t really rules, you can break them if you think you need to, but mostly it is recommended that you don’t as serious problems can arise from some of them. One example is earning a bad reputation by using bad business practices (such as using others and then not paying them, or giving them less than what was promised).

At any rate it really is a good book and I would have said so even if the author wasn’t from my state!

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40 Highly Effective Habits, Tools, & Hacks to Succeed Online by KC Tan

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40 Highly Effective Habits, Tools & Hacks To Succeed Online40 Highly Effective Habits, Tools & Hacks To Succeed Online by K.C. Tan

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is mostly a list of online websites that provide some kind of service, some of the ones mentioned are: MailChimp, Pixlr, Stock.xchng, WordPress, Blogger, and many, many, others.

I did find some new websites that I didn’t know about, as for the habits and hacks…I’m not so sure those were new or exciting. They seemed more common sense, or something that everyone would figure out on their own.

At any rate, this ebook can be a handy little resource if you’re looking for a particular something.

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How To Make Money Blogging by Bob Lotich

How To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day-Job With My BlogHow To Make Money Blogging: How I Replaced My Day-Job With My Blog by Bob Lotich

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Making money with a blog is a slow process and involves either a) affiliate marketing/ads or b) marketing your own products, or c) a combination of those two. And of course the SEO know how to market the blog and get yourself out there so that the public masses know your blog exists.

Anyway, this ebook covers most of that, not exactly in detail, but it does give you enough information to get yourself started and trying strategies to find out what will work for you, plus a few tips and tricks the author has learned on their journey to being a full-time blogger.

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How I Sold 80,000 Books by Alinka Rutkowska

HOW I SOLD 80,000 BOOKS: Book Marketing for AuthorsHOW I SOLD 80,000 BOOKS: Book Marketing for Authors by Alinka Rutkowska

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What’s happening here is basically a tutorial on the four P’s of marketing structured towards writers, authors, and anyone else interested in writing a book.

It does not cover the actual writing of the book, though it does cover Product as polishing the draft, and getting it edited professionally, the cover done well, and so on. This is not a tutorial on writing it, just making it publishing ready.

Place, Price, and Promotion are covered in equal detail giving explanations for offline and online marketing for both digital and physical books.

This free ebook is actually quite informative and covers a lot of strategies for marketing any kind of book. In fact I was going to go with 3 stars, but just revised it after writing this review. It’s that kind of quality.

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