AuthorsdB | Help for Authors

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Why AuthorsdB?

AUTHORSdB uses software that engages search engines in a friendly manner.  As an AUTHORSdB author you can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Organic (non-paid) Google backlinks are critical to any Social Media Marketing.  There is no guarantee, however, authors on AUTHORSdB are enjoying being indexed in Google in less than 24 hours.  See for yourself.  Google search:  site: authorsdb.com and see if your listing comes up.
  • Share. Share. Share. In the new world of Social Media Marketing, sharing on social platforms helps gain exposure to our authors.  When an author is listed, we tweet @[author name] #gotlisted NEW AUTHORSdB Pls RT [link back to author details]  We also Like author’s facebook pages and when liked back, we share something from the authors Facebook page.  (Must have a Twitter and Facebook page to qualify)
  • TOP10 AUTHORSdB.  The more views you receive on your author details page, the more you climb to the TOP10 list.  Announced every Friday. @[author name] AUTHORSdB TOP10 & is currently #1 Pls RT [link back to author details]
  • TOP1 Sociable AUTHORSdB  will receive a free banner for one week.  Announced every Friday (Next draw February 21).  Tweet & Facebook @[author name] TOP1 Socialble AUTHORSdB FREE BANNER  Pls RT [link back to author details]  To qualify you must be one of the TOP10 authors and the author with the most social media actions (Likes, Tweets, etc)
  • Featured Authors are random authors selected via our database and shown in the Featured Authors section.
  • We like when author’s share the word about AUTHORSdB on their blogs.  We have an VIP Blogger Award for bloggers who blog about AUTHORSdB.  As well, bloggers are entered into a weekly draw for a FREE banner. Announced every Friday.
  • Like our Facebook page and we will share a post from you on ours.
  • AUTHORSdB is free!

“There are very few places where authors are able to add their information, one time, including promoting links to buy their books on all bookseller platforms. A place where authors continue to write while expert SEO people can assist in Social Media Marketing for free.  Authors need an unbiased place to shout out about their creative works without ‘big brother’s’ controlwithout fear of loosing to unknown algorithms.”-Angel Investor-

Find them here: AUTHORSdB

Free Book Promotion | A Post for Authors and Writers | Ask David!

Ask David

Have you writers heard of  askdavid.com? If you haven’t here is the link for you: FREE BOOK PROMOTION. I will tell you no more because when you check it out, David will explain how it works and all you get for free. Best regards!

Technorati for Writers | Reach a Larger Audience

Technorati for authors!

“Bloggers can now directly publish articles on Technorati.com. This provides a unique opportunity and yet another way for authors to present their content to a larger audience, directly by presenting articles to millions of readers and indirectly by receiving traffic from links back to their own blog or site. Conversely, it also provides the audience yet another way to discover great content and new authors. Down the road, we envision further opportunities for some participating authors who may choose to also join Technorati Media. As this is a totally new feature, we want to stress that this is additive to the discovery process: readers will still be able to search algorithmically selected content, browse the directory for blogs in favorite categories and now read a selection of in-depth articles.” Find out more at: http://blog.technorati.com/

“Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur.”– Muriel Spark

Authonomy, a writer’s network | My experience

I find authonomy.com to be a useful site to showcase your work to your friends and acquaintances in search of constructive criticism. In the future we may even have a site in which the members would do the same for each other. What I have found at the moment in many authors is a willingness to praise your work and shelve your book if you reciprocate, so that they eventually will get enough points to get to the editors’ desk. This is a dishonest practice that actually beats the purpose of the website; that is, to get the best manuscripts to the editors’ desk.

It is interesting to note how human beings sacrifice our integrity in pursuit of our goals. We miss the point; for success is an inside job. We should also consider that as authors we are also teachers who are setting an example and building a reputation. What kind of writers do we want to be?

And guess what? My book, The Eye of the Dragon, Stalking Castaneda is becoming less and less popular on the site. But, like I say, I can always refer others to the site to get feedback; and perhaps the site will improve in the future.

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”– Benjamin Disraeli

Authonomy for Writers | HarperCollins

If you are a writer (published or not) I think you should check authonomy.com  They are “on a mission to flush out the brightest, freshest new writing talent around.”

So far I am finding it helpful. The only drawback is the race to the editor’s desk, which has people asking you to shelve their book because they shelved yours so they can get a higher ranking and get picked for a review by the editors of HarperCollins. This practice beats the purpose of the site which is to get the best manuscripts to the editors. I shelve books only if they grab my attention and hold my interest; it is irrelevant if the authors shelved my book or not. By the same token, I want them to read and shelve my book only if my writing is good, they have a real interest in it and they see its value. Having said that I think the site is great for new authors and this is their link: www.authonomy.com If you write, it behooves you to check it out.

“Don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”– General George S. Patton

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