This is the final part of Brian Rathbone’s very helpful 7-part Fireside Chats. Learn about Search Engine Optimization for your book’s site, helpful websites, Google Insight and much more.

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In Summary

Rathbone dropped technical tips, shared links to freeware that he’s used to publish, and shared his experiences.

Listen to the entire Fireside podcast at Fireside Writer’s Workshop but be warned, it’s 2.5 hours long. You can also visit Brian at his New Fantasy Fiction web page and while you’re there download The Dawning of Power Trilogy and The Balance of Power Trilogy.

Brian Rathbone has just released Regent! Regent, Book One of The Balance of Power Trilogy, is the much anticipated continuation of the World of Godsland fantasy series, which began with The Dawning of Power Trilogy. Buy Regent now from Amazon.

Brian’s Link List:

Twitter Anyone? Follow Brian: http://twitter.com/brianrathbone

His Website: http://brianrathbone.com/fantasy-fiction-regent.html

EPub Editor: http://code.google.com/p/sigil/

EPub Manager: http://calibre-ebook.com/

Auto Recorder and Editor: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ (use BETA 1.3.12 or later)

Spoken Word Normalizer (sorta) Evens out voices at different volume levels
http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator

Transfer Files to Webservers: http://filezilla-project.org/

Can’t Afford Photoshop? Try gimp: http://www.gimp.org/

Record Skype Audio Calls: http://scribie.com/free-skype-recorder MP3 Converter

Run Report to see how well you target terms. Run one free report a day or $80.00 Month
http://www.seomoz.org/

Brian uses the free Rank Checker and SEO for Firefox add-ons. Track search rank, page rank, backlinks, etc from within Firefox. http://www.seobook.com/

Track usage of your website and blogs. More powerful and useful that you might imagine
http://www.google.com/analytics/

Shorten links for Twitter with the added benefit of tracking how many clicks the link gets
http://bit.ly/

Get his Ebooks on Amazon the first two free and the conclusion for only .99 cents.