Posts Tagged “marketing”

Writer Giveaways

Writer Giveaways

Giveaways So giveaways can be helpful when you are first starting out. Because people do not know your writing, they might not be inclined to spend too much on your work. Rather than pricing down to nothing, do one better: give your book away as a prize. Amazon, in particular, makes it easy. And on…

Libraries

Libraries

Libraries Getting into Libraries Libraries are the unsung heroes of the American (and other countries’) educational system. They are where people look for jobs, listen to lectures, or teach themselves all sorts of things. They are also a marvelous home for your newly-published book. Connections First of all, you probably can’t just write to or…

Social Media and Writing Part 3

Social Media and Writing Part 3

Social Media Writing Part 3 Social Media Writing Part 3? Well, it’s more like Social Media and Writing Part 3. Good lord, I do write when I get going, eh? These posts are related to a Chuck Wendig post on these topics. When we last left, I was talking about some things not to do. Here…

Social Media and Writing Part 2

Social Media and Writing Part 2

Social Media Writing Part 2 Social Media Writing Part 2? Er, I mean Social Media and Writing, Part 2. More about the Chuck Wendig blog post, and my take on it all. Recap Let us return to our discussion. In the first part of this post, I talked about the current state of social media, more…

Interview with EJ Roberts

Interview with EJ Roberts

Meet EJ Roberts EJ Roberts is an all-around indie author reviewer! Today I’m doing something different and handing over the reins to her. She’s from A Drop of Ink Reviews. So take it away, EJ Roberts! Background I am EJ Roberts, the reviewer for A Drop of Ink Reviews. So let’s sit and talk about what…

Teasing Your Work

Teasing Your Work

Teasing Your Work Teasing is a subtle art. It is a lot like a fan dancer’s moves or a shy person’s come-on. Teasing should feel like a movie trailer because that is exactly what movie trailers do.     Teasers are usually a bit longer than blurbs and are meant to generate excitement. They often…

Your elevator pitch

Your elevator pitch

Your elevator pitch We have all heard of what an elevator pitch is. It seems like it is the kind of stuff reserved for overly eager new sales associates looking to make an impression on the big boss between floors. But there is more to it than that. Someone has just turned to you and…

PitMad on Twitter

PitMad on Twitter

PitMad on Twitter Have you ever seen the #PitMad hashtag on Twitter? Why should you care about PitMad? Let’s take a look at what PitMad is. What is #PitMad? It is a quarterly pitch session on Twitter. Essentially what you are doing is tweeting about your work, but it is only on specific dates, and…

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List)

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List)

MSWL (Manuscript Wish List) Have you ever seen the #MSWL hashtag on Twitter? It stands for Manuscript Wish List. So, what the heck is a Manuscript Wish List? What do publishers and agents want? Agents and publishers have seen it all, or at least they think they have. They are on the lookout for something…

Advertising on Facebook

Advertising on Facebook

Advertising on Facebook Have you tried advertising on Facebook? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think. Keep in mind that Facebook is constantly A/B testing (e. g. checking to see if any new layouts or color schemes, etc. will make you click more), so these instructions might be a little out of date…

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