A social media audit is a very simple tool that will give you a snapshot of your social media presence and an understanding of how effective your social media presence is.
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Social media feels less like a free-for-all democracy and more like trench warfare. You must have noticed — the war has escalated, and the soldiers, excuse me, artists, are sacrificed daily in a war of attrition.
You know your writing is great, and you’ve nailed your social media strategy and referral program. Tick aaaand tick. What about your SEO strategy? Is organic search really relevant to you?
Some ‘old school’ authors may cling to the old adage, ‘let the writing speak for itself,’ but nowadays, it is pretty much universally accepted that authors need to maintain an internet presence to be noticed.
One of the most challenging projects writers face is promotion. How to describe our beautiful books? How to break down the book into effective social media posts? Why didn’t anyone mention this in the creative writing seminar?
Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. For an author the very first social media channel for your book is Facebook. The second best way to be found (both you and your book) is through Twitter, but Twitter can be overwhelming as well as time consuming. The next best social media channel for authors is Pinterest.
Hey awesome novelists! I’ll be teaching an online class for novelists on book promotions for beginners starting Sept. 1. Come join me! Here’s all the details! Please share this post with your friends. Thanks!...
A friend of mine is a full-time personal assistant for an author and makes anywhere from $35 to $55 and hour.
Artist Entrepreneur: S for Social Media— The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing About Your Art by Aletta de Wal
The great promise of social media is relationship building. To build relationships, you have to go beyond broadcasting and get into more meaningful conversations.
Social media book marketing is key to building your author platform and to selling more books. For many authors, the idea of sharing themselves with the world through Twitter and other social media platforms can be petrifying. But in Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing for Shy Writers, you will discover simple ways to connect with your audience and potential readers. In this easy-to-read guide, written by a shy writer, novelist and teacher, Beth Barany, you’ll find the confidence and encouragement to step into social media and the how-to steps on what to say, how to find your followers, and how to present yourself in 140 characters or less.
Major confession time. I stopped blogging regularly a few days ago, and my traffic has been cut in half. And I started blogging more about a topic that is probably not that interesting to most of my readers: my new novel’s blog tour. So two major faux pas, but I’m just going to concentrate on the first one.
Many authors think they have to do everything in social media, but cringe when they think if using _______ . (Fill in the blank with Facebook or Twitter or blogging or another social media tool.) And that keeps us away from even experimenting. But actually you just need to get active in the one (or two) venues you enjoy. Because your passion shows through!
Many authors have jumped on social media as the be-all end-all of book marketing, or they’ve stayed far away! “It’s too much!” they say. I hear ya! Social media can be SO overwhelming, or it can be useful and fun so you can get back to writing more books!