Welcome to guest writer, fantasy author Gail Z. Martin. In celebration of the release of her new book, Ice Forged, she’s sharing what she’s learned the hard way about book marketing. Great tips! Thanks Gail!...
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Welcome to Twitter Tuesdays where I feature tips on how to use Twitter for authors by authors. This week we feature tips and advice from author and social media expert, Phyllis Zimbler Miller. She reveals...
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!
What Makes for a Successful Social Media Presence for Fiction Authors? Vision Drive Passion Clear purpose Excitement — All ingredients to a successful social media campaign. It — your success — all depends on what you would like. And it all starts in knowing what you would like!
Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice so that you can: Connect with your readers and get to know them Let them get...
Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice the your social media tips so that you can: * Connect with your readers and get to know them * Let them get to know you * Build your network * Create your author platform — Today’s Tip #6: Share — Share what? Share yourself, your humanity, your vulnerability, a slice of your daily life? Why? Because we all want to connect with each other, feel each other’s humanity, belong and be loved.
Many authors think that the writing and publishing is the hard part. But actually your work is just getting started. Are you making time to market, connect with your readers, or even communicate to your readers and tell the world that your cool book is available or soon will be?! If you just take a few steps regularly — 15 to 30 minutes a day — you’ll find more readers, create more opportunities for people to tell their friends about you and ultimately sell more books!
Many authors think that social media is like traditional advertising, all shouting at ya’ . But it’s not. Social media is social, which means authors succeed at it when we listen and give back. If you just listen deeply to your audience and talk about the things that are important to them then you will be included in their tribe and they will want to buy your book.