This Week in the Blogs, July 9 – 15, 2016

POSTED ON Jul 17, 2016

Shelley Sturgeon

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The articles I’ve selected this week deal with building your author platform including blogging and using social media, getting book reviews, and some interesting developments with Amazon. I hope you find them helpful and interesting.

Dan Blank on We Grow Media
Making social media fun again
“Today I want to share the advice I give to every writer and creative professional who is overwhelmed with social media…”

Nina Amir on How to Blog a Book
15 Expert Tips to Increase Reader Comments on Blog Posts
“I asked four successful bloggers to reveal the needle-moving strategies they use to encourage reader comments. Their answers provide a wealth of information you can put to use immediately to help increase the amount of reader engagement on your site.”

Ali Luke on Aliventures
Seven Ways to Start a Blog Post … and Seven Ways to Finish It
“For a lot of bloggers, the first few lines of the post – and the last few – are really tough. You might have a perfectly good plan for what’s going to come later … but you just don’t know how to begin.”

Barb Drozdowich on Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris
How to Get Book Reviews: 10 Tricks for Getting Your Book Reviewed by a Book Blogger
“So…who are book bloggers anyways? I know that Anne periodically talks about book bloggers on this blog – but many authors that I talk to seem a bit fuzzy on the subject. I’m going to see if I can help you understand who book bloggers are and help you with some tricks to find some powerful ones to promote your books.”

Martin Crosbie on Indies Unlimited
Amazon Suspends Authors! Promo Sites Closing Down! How to Deal With These Calamities
“A couple of major and somewhat jarring events took place in our self-publishing community recently.”


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