Tag Archive | Social Media

5 Ways You’re Using Twitter Wrong

5 Ways You’re Using Twitter Wrong

Advice for Authors on Twitter (or anyone really!) Empower your time on Twitter with these tips.

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…

One Simple Resource for Finding Great Content

One Simple Resource for Finding Great Content

How many times have I heard this:  “I’d share stuff on social networking but I don’t know what to share.”  Or “I just don’t have time to find content – I have so many other things going on!” I feel you.  There are days when I swear there just aren’t enough hours in the day!  […]

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…

The Obvious Thing You Haven’t Done For Your Blog

The Obvious Thing You Haven’t Done For Your Blog

In my post, “You Want Followers, But You NEED Fans” we had some GREAT discussion on the importance of taking a breath and realizing it’s going to take some time to cultivate a meaningful following of rabid fans (as opposed to dozens of un-engaged faceless numbers.)  As writers it’s really important that we understand that […]

You Want Followers, but you NEED Fans.

You Want Followers, but you NEED Fans.

Facebook is changing again! Facebook is cruel to the small business / Authors! Wait. Before you pick up your pitch forks or WORSE throw up your hands and start throwing money at Facebook’s “boost” and other moneymaking gimmicks… let’s all take a deep breath and talk about what Social Media really means. Now, I’ve chatted […]

5 Reasons NOT to Pay for Book Reviews / Promotion

5 Reasons NOT to Pay for Book Reviews / Promotion

Well, “good news” fellow writers… you too can have a New York Times Bestseller and it doesn’t really have to be that good of a book – IF you have enough cash.  This according to an article I came across on Forbes (click here to read).  Just a little mind boggling, don’t you think?  I mean, […]