This Week in the Blogs, June 13 – 19, 2015

by | Jun 21, 2015

Are you a bit tentative about stepping into the waters of social media to market your book? If so, I’ve picked out some great articles this week with tips for all self-published authors using social media. And, don’t miss the latest news from Amazon!

Lynne Cantwell on Indies Unlimited
Kindle Unlimited’s New Wrinkle: Pay by Pages Read
“Indie-author-land has been agog this week over Amazon’s latest changes to its payment system for borrowed books. In case you’ve been living under a rock (or don’t have any books in KDP Select), here’s what’s going down.”

Frances Caballo on Social Media Just for Writers
15 Tips for Posting on Social Media Plus Free Cheat Sheet
“…today I discuss what you should be posting on social media and scheduling calendars….Before we discuss content calendars, let’s talk about the content you’ll post. It’s the meat and potatoes of everything you write online.”

Rachel Thompson on Book Promotion
Facebook OR Twitter? Here’s Why You Should Choose Both!
“Want to build relationships AND improve your overall SEO (Search Engine Optimization)? Twitter. Want to build relationships but are not all that concerned about SEO? Facebook.”

Lorna Sixsmith on ALLi Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Pinterest: 6 Top Tips for Pinterest for Self-publishing Authors
“Pinterest is a visual social media platform whereby users can ‘pin’ images to individual moodboards. Each pin (image) can be repinned (shared) by others, and as each pin links to its source, it is a useful tool for writers to increase traffic and sales.”

Joleene Naylor on Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors
Just Because You Build it, Doesn’t Mean They’ll Come
“This reminded me of many indy authors. They write a book, they edit, they might even pay for a good cover image and professional polishing. They publish, they announce to their friends and family and then… they sit back and wait for the sales to roll in.”

 

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1 Comment

  1. Lorna

    Thank you kindly for the inclusion in this – heading off to read the other articles now too :)

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