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Apps, Tools & Plugins for Indie Authors in 2017 – Part 2 – The Book Designer

There are millions of apps, tools, extensions, and plugins available online. This is Part 2 of a big list of tools for indie authors that I’ve discovered and tested.

You can find Part 1 of this article here:

Apps, Tools & Plugins for Indie Authors in 2017 – Part 1

So, let’s take a look at Part 2 which includes social media dashboards, Pinterest extensions, scheduling apps for Instagram, WordPress plugins and editing apps.

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71 Awesome Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful | Mostly Blogging

71 pieces of blogging advice. Tips to help new and veteran bloggers succeed at growing their blogs.

71 Awesome Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a time machine to go into the future, so you could learn from experiences you haven’t had yet?

I am giving you that time machine.

I am celebrating my one-year blogging anniversary this month. Either through their words or their examples, the following bloggers shared their tips with me. I am honored to be able to pass on their wisdom to you.

Consider this comment from a reader:

I have heard the longer you blog the better you get… It gives me hope! 

What if you don’t have to hope? I brought you the wisdom that a year’s worth of blogging brings, wisdom I garnered from other bloggers.

Now you, too, can get the benefit of their expertise…

 

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Apps, Tools & Plugins for Indie Authors – Part 1 – The Book Designer

There are apps galore on the internet. But of the millions of apps, tools, extensions, and plugins available, which ones can help you and not further distract you or worse of all, hinder you in your work?

Ah, those are the issues, aren’t they?

I make it a habit of chasing after new tools I hear about, trying them out, and ferreting away those I don’t think can serve other indie authors or me. It’s not always an easy task. I must confess that in some cases, I learn about new apps, sign up for them, try them out, then a month later forget why they seemed appealing.

That’s life on the ‘net sometimes.

So, yes, I can be distracted by shiny new objects that tantalize newcomers. The temptation can be great sometimes. But I need to remind myself that it’s important to not lose sight of the tools that can really help us versus those that may be pricey and pretty but not necessary.

What follows is a big list of tools I’ve discovered and tested. (I know of even more but this post was growing too long so I had to pare the list down.) You may see some as distractions but what I’ve tried to do is provide a wide enough selection to provide options and appeal to meet the needs of different authors.

Okay, let’s get started on the list….

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A Flash Fiction Competition

contest

What are you writing?

All entries eligible for paid print publication.


DETAILS

Short Shorts Flash Fiction Competition is open to all new, emerging, and established writers.

They seek flash fiction of 500 words or less.

Multiple entries, simultaneous submissions, and previously published works permitted.*

Accepting entries between November 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017

Grand Prize winning entry, and Runners Up to be announced within 60 days of closing.

GRAND PRIZE

$250 and publication in the 2017 issue of From the Depths.

Featured Author Interview to accompany published work.

RUNNERS UP

All entries eligible for publication in the 2017 issue of From the Depths.

Contributors to be paid $20 for each published story.

Featured Author Interview showcased online at Haunted Waters Press.

SUBMISSIONS

All entries accepted via Submittable.

$10 reading fee per entry.

*Multiple Entries, Simultaneous Submissions & Previously Published Works…

  • Up to three works of flash fiction per entry. Multiple entries permitted.
  • Previous online publication is fine, but entries must not have appeared in print. Please be certain there are no known copyright restrictions. Please provide publication details for all previously published works. Questions? Contact us prior to submitting.
  • Simultaneous submissions are permitted. Please notify us if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. Entries with conflicting publication rights are no longer eligible. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

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How to Achieve Success as a Writer

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If you’re a writer then you know all too well, the struggle to achieve success. Whether you write copy, content, author non-fiction or fiction books, or aspire to become a successful writer, you are looking for the best method to accomplish your goal. You should know that your dream is not beyond your reach….

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