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Do Twitter and Blogs Really Drive Book Sales?

Originally posted on Follow The Reader:
We’ve all heard the old adage that “fifty percent of advertising works, we just don’t know which fiftty percent it is.” But does it apply to book chatter on Twitter and blogs? And if so, now that it’s becoming possible to measure just about everything through digital analysis, do we have to accept…

4 Assumptions that Help Authors Fail

Originally posted on The Published Author:
? 10 years ago, only one book out of every ten would succeed. And by succeed, I don’t mean bestseller. These books would earn out the advance for the author and probably get in a little more on the royalty, they would earn the publisher a small profit (yeah,…

Another Way To Look at 50 Shades

Another Way To Look at 50 Shades

Okay so earlier this week I posted this imagine on my personal Facebook page after reading a blog that picked apart 50 scenes of straight up abuse in 50 Shades of Grey. I have to admit to my stomach turning horribly as I read the blog and found myself SO thankful I haven’t read the […]

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up

Originally posted on Such Small Hands:
I recently found out that the hit count on my Relevant article back in June was over 1.6 million. The editor told me it was the second-biggest traffic day in the history of their website. That’s mind-boggling to me. If you had asked me a year ago what I…

How Amanda Hocking sold 1.5 million on Amazon: I’m revealing the secret!

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
You might have heard of Amanda Hocking, the indie superstar who sold 1.5 million on Amazon and got picked up by a big house and signed a movie deal for her Trylle Trilogy. This is the exact quote from her explaining how her sales exploded after the…

Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying

Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying

I stumbled across this blog and LOVED the message here:  everything worth doing requires work.No job I’ve ever had was only about the fun stuff I liked to do, there were always things I had to study at – practice – and begrudgingly master before I considered myself a success.  For many Authors, marketing is […]

Top Marketing Tip: Build a Brand Name

Top Marketing Tip: Build a Brand Name

Originally posted on Keli Gwyn's Blog:
“List five things that tell me who you are?” That’s the question one of my high school teachers asked my classmates and me on the first day of school. We struggled to come up with the most interesting facts we could. When we read our lists, our teacher…