This Week in the Blogs, October 4 – 10, 2014

by | Oct 12, 2014

With mere weeks to go until it starts, the excitement surrounding NaNoWriMo is building and you can read about one author’s NaNoWriMo experience in this week’s articles along with some great suggestions for attracting an audience to your blog, using your book trailer to promote your book, taking charge of your author business and some great Twitter tips for authors, too. Enjoy!

Kimberley Grabas on Your Writer Platform
How to Get Traffic to Your Author Website: 30+ Tips for Discouraged Writers
“Isn’t it statistically impossible (or at least, improbable) that you should have so little traffic to this darn blog that you’ve spent hours coaxing into existence, one precious post at a time?”

Chris Robley on The BookBaby Blog
15 ways to promote your book with a book trailer
“A book trailer is a short video teaser for your book. The video can consist of live action, animation, scrolling text on a black background, or pretty much anything else you think will capture the imagination of the viewer.”

Joanna Penn on Writer Unboxed
Take Charge of Your Author Business: 5 Aspects to Consider
“Writing for the love of it or to create something beautiful on the page is absolutely fantastic. But if you want your writing to pay the bills, you need to start thinking of it as a business. You need to think of yourself as an entrepreneur.”

Matthew Yeoman on Live Hacked
Twitter Marketing Strategies for Authors and Writers
“Well, if you’d rather not think of your Twitter efforts as “brand building,” you can think of it as audience building, readership building, relationship building, or whichever other synonym for “getting more people listening to me” that you prefer.”

Glynis Smy on Self-Publishing Advice Blog
Writing: Should You Do NaNoWriMo?
““NaNoWriMo? Is that a new language from Robin Williams’ Mork and Mindy show?” … That was the question from my husband when I announced my intention to spend November 2010 writing – the whole of November – every day – morning ‘til night.”

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