Growing Your Presence on Social Media

Social media is great. You can connect with people easily, you can learn new things, and you can share awesome content. It's also a lot of hard work, because you want to make sure you are posting high quality content that resonates with people, and it takes some effort to measure and tweak your strategy. …

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BuzzTrace: A New Platform To Help Writers Find Their Readers

Launching today is BuzzTrace, a new platform that helps authors find their audience and increase their book sales. BuzzTrace connects with social media platforms and provides authors with insightful analytics on how to help sell their books. The site also gives authors tips on how to grow their audience. Scott La Counte, a best selling author, said …

Book Marketing Tips for the Holidays and Year Round

It's been a while since I've down a roundup of articles. Since the holiday season is coming up fast, here's a list of helpful marketing-related articles (there's even a few specific for the holidays)! Holiday Specific Holiday Book Marketing: An Author’s Guide to Black Friday and Beyond on Written Word Media The Ultimate Holiday Promotion Calendar …

Guest Post: Mobile Traffic Statistics Inspire To Create New Businesses

By Calvina Singh Day after day, the same boring tasks look like they’ve been duplicated into your life by some kind of cruel tyrant. Get up early, go to the office, work hard in that tiny cubicle, return home late and exhausted. That’s hardly a life one can dream of. The problem is that it’s …

Guest Post: 8 Secrets to Increase Your Twitter Followers

By Andy Thompson - Freelancer Twitter is one of the biggest social networks, and for indie authors, it can be helpful to grow a following on Twitter. Andy Thompson details 8 strategies on how to increase your following. Twitter is certainly one of the social media foundations of the cyber world we are in. It …

Guest Post: What Everybody Ought To Know About Facebook Account Management

By Andy Thompson - Freelancer Facebook is one of the biggest social media platforms, and indie authors can use it to help build an audience and promote their books. Guest author Andy Thompson goes over the basics of Facebook pages, as well as strategies on how to implement them. For any successful business these days, …

Guest Post: The UK Self Publishing Conference

By Derek Cross - Cross Publishing Services The third annual Self-Publishing Conference covered a multitude of useful topics for aspiring and established authors alike. One topic in particular held resonance: using social media to promote books. On May 9, the third Self-Publishing Conference was held in UK’s Leicester University. Over 150 budding and published authors congregated …

Indie Authors: Making the Most of Twitter Profiles

Twitter recently changed the layout of profiles, which creates a lot of opportunities for authors. Lynda.com has a very helpful database of articles, including a recent one called "Make the Most of the Twitter Profile Page." It goes over in detail the changes in Twitter headers. Below is an excerpt: In the center column of …

4 Sites That Make News Social

My recent post about PressReader got me thinking about how news is created and shared nowadays with online tools. Online portfolios, crowdsourcing, social media, and livestreaming are all new developments in how journalism is being presented.  CNN iReport Through iReport, CNN allows anyone to upload news stories. Not all articles are fact-checked, but some are …

Promoting Books With Social Media

Social media is a big part of book marketing, and it's interesting to see how many different tips people offer for all the social networks. Wishpond created an informative infographic that shows most customers (from social media) come from Facebook and LinkedIn. The Book Shepard recently posted a guide for the best and worst times …