Author Blogging: Why You Should Be Doing It. Building a platform takes time but pays off in reader contact, understanding your market, & marketing opportunities
5 Minutes to Google (Profile) Fame. Why to have a Google profile, how to set one up, and what they may mean in the digital future. Includes screenshots and examples.
Self-Publishers and the Social Media Divide. 5 signs that self-publishers either get, or don’t get, social media marketing, including Twitter, blogging and other network efforts.
8 Reasons Self-Publishing is Entering a Golden Age in which more people will publish books as print books, ebooks, and apps for ereaders and mobile platforms. Along with globalisation and reduction of risk, self-publishing will flourish.
One Day can hold a lot of diverse tasks for a blogging book designer active in social media. Follow along as he goes from task to task throughout the day.
Authors Who Want to Get Started on Twitter can follow these simple ten steps to learn how to find people to follow, and how to start building a tribe. Once you identify the thought leaders in your niche, you are on your way to learning the ins and outs of connecting on Twitter.
When self-publishers plan their book, their publication and their marketing, they rarely get stuck. But when they do, here are some suggestions to get unstuck, and get back on track, whether you’re still working on your manuscript or already in print.
People I talk to look at me strangely when the subject of social media comes up. “Facebook,” someone might say, grimacing. “My kids do that, I think. Not for me, thanks.” A shake of the head. “Well,” I say, “I spend a lot more time on Twitter than Facebook. It’s a great way to meet […]
I’ve heard all the reasons. I’ve listened to the excuses. I’ve tried to convince people that “Twitter doesn’t bite.” In fact, the very first blog post I ever wrote was about how to get your feet wet in the Twitter pond. Okay, I’m a Twitter fan. Outside my blog, that’s where I spend time online. […]