by L Dalton White So, my first novel was self-published—almost self-everything—and nothing happened. The second time around, I got a new editor, professional book cover and formatting. Nothing happened. The little I knew from an online course on book marketing wasn’t helping. Do it yourself wasn’t getting it done. I wanted something to happen. Spoiler… Continue reading Publishing with a Side of Self-Sabotage
Social Networking sites can be scary places. When the world is connected, anything can happen, and it can happen quickly too.
That’s why I’m here to talk to you today. These days, anyone can fall victim to a social networking faux pas, and from hacks and leaks to rules and regulations, there’s always something that could go wrong and damage your reputation.
Think about how much time you spend on Twitter and what you are hoping to accomplish by using Twitter. One of the most important things that can happen for you is when someone else retweets for you, right? And for you, as you work to increase your network, you are looking for things to retweet… Continue reading Pin a Tweet?
So, you are a newbie author and you’re awaiting the release of your book in the next three or four months (heaven forbid, if it’s a longer wait!) After you have wrung your hands and vented to your significant other about why publishers can’t seem to get their act together, you come to a major… Continue reading “Keep Calm and Promote!” by Adite Banerjie
Just do it! It’s up to you. If you’re uncomfortable about tooting your own horn, get over it, because if you don’t, your book will sink into the vast ocean of eBooks never to surface again. You have to market your book boldly, broadly, and inventively; tell why you’re special and enabled and why readers… Continue reading “On Promoting Your Book” by Charles Ameringer
Try being there for your readers constantly. Make a habit out of interacting with them. Keep the social in social media marketing or it doesn’t work and blogging is as much a part of this type of marketing as Twitter is. You don’t need any advanced degrees to succeed in writing your blog, simply being passionate… Continue reading “Quick Tips for Writing A Successful Blog”
If you have heard of Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus, you surely know that marketing through social media channels is the next big thing. Like many people, you might be wondering how you can harness the power of social media to your business’s advantage. This article has a number of tips to help you in… Continue reading “How To Be Successful With Social Media Marketing” by Maria Bennett
Sometimes there is so much going on in my brain, or sometimes nothing, which is not good when I need it to have something. During those time I just need to clear my head.
I think balance is the thing many people struggle with, especially women. Society expects women to be the caretakers of the family and home. But in today’s world, women usually have to also hold a job, whether it be outside the home, or like the lucky ones, working from home.
I remember being mystified about the point of twitter and wondering why anyone could be bothered to share 140 character observations. I am still bemused by some tweets I see – but others can be really thought provoking and every once in a while you see something touching, poignant or laugh-out-loud funny.
The other day I heard, “I need help building a social media strategy.” To that question, I responded, “Tell me a little about your social strategy for your company.” I received a blank stare because, of course, they did not have a social strategy for their company… that would simply be absurd.
Every writer needs feedback on their work from other people. It’s a necessary part of the process. A writer is far too close to their own work to see its flaws and holes. A writer cannot always see their weaknesses and crutches. And we ALL have them. No one can put out the best product… Continue reading “What to Look for in a Critique Partner” by Stephanie Haefner
I watch trends. Trends are defined as the general course or tendency of a specific path or set of behaviors. Trends are identified based on measurements pulled into statistical reports and are based on user level activities. Example, there is a trend for shameless self promotion on Twitter and Facebook that is not effective.
Too often, I hear people complain about social media. I’ve heard all the reasons why social media is bad: “I don’t want people to know what I am doing.” “I can’t mix personal and business.” “I don’t understand why anyone would want to hear what I have to say.” “None of my contacts are on… Continue reading “3 Reasons for Social Media” ~ by Corey Smith
When I started writing, some seven or eight years ago, I had no clue how to do it. I just wrote. There was a story in my head and it came out through my finger tips. But then I started learning there were rules. Basic rules about storytelling and characters. I read a couple books… Continue reading “Plotting Versus Pansing and What to do if You Ever Want to Sell on Proposal” by Stephanie Haefner
Aside from being a new author which means that no one has heard of you and isn’t listening because they haven’t heard of you, yet, you have the added drawback of not really knowing how to sell on the internet. As an author you will have to advertise, not just your book, but yourself, your… Continue reading “Selling My Book – Where Do I Start?” by Debra L Hartmann