Instant Publishing Tools: Getting Noticed & Visible

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Today I taught an online class about instant publishing tools that can help you get exposure for your work in digital formats. Thanks to all the participants who joined me today. Here's a summary of some of the sites & tools we reviewed (a handy reference for the attendees, as well as a good peek for others on what we discussed).

You can join me for my next webinar on Thursday, covering 3 secrets to getting your nonfiction book published ($99).

Instant & Digital Publishing Sites (Free to Use)

Smashwords (get your books onto iPhone, BarnesandNoble.com)
Scribd
Amazon Digital Text platform (get your books on Kindle)
Blurb (great for full-color, print projects)


Community Writing & Publishing Sites (also free)

Authonomy
WeBook


Blogging and Site Building (free)


Wordpress
Storytlr
JaneFriedman.com (example of my lifestreaming homepage using Storytlr)

Social Networking

Writer's Digest fan page on Facebook
My page on Facebook
Twitter (Writer's Digest)
Twitter (Jane Friedman)


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