Friday, April 19, 2013

18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

In addition to charming you with his suave style, sweet dance moves, and amazing falsetto melodies, Justin Timberlake can teach you a thing or two about how to rock your book launch.


For those of you under-the-rock-dwellers, Mr. Timberlake recently released his third album, the 20/20 Experience, and sold 968,000 copies in the first week.

That’s a lot. Even for Justin.

Most of the agencies that project numbers for these sorts of things estimated Justin’s third album in seven years would move about 500,000 copies at best, given the market for music these days. (How many people still buy whole albums when you can grab a single on iTunes?)

So what made the 468,000 copy difference?

Justin Timberlake ROCKED the heck out of his product launch.

What can we learn from the master?

A ton.

Click here to read the complete article (see #1 below)


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. The Justin Timberlake School of Rocking Your Book Launch @duolit
  2. Too old to write a bestseller? @Yeomanis RT @elizabethscraig
  3. Your character's profanity says a lot about them: @VioletteMalan RT @elizabethscraig:
  4. Making the Most of the Worst That Can Happen RT @janice_hardy
  5. More Lessons from Indie Publishing via Editor Devil
  6. 3 Ways To Create An Antihero Your Readers Identify With via @woodwardkaren
  7. How Your Competition Can Help You Find New Work via Write to Done
  8. Is That Satire or Are You Just Happy to See Me? via Indies Unlimited
  9. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's 18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Links
  10. 7 tools to make or break your Twitter experience via @TeamMegaphone
  11. Why We (and Our Characters) Fall in Love: Part 2 via @jhansenwrites RT @janice_hardy
  12. How to Use Pinterest for Writing Ideas and Inspiration via @melissadonovan
  13. How to Survive and Thrive in the Publishing House Slush Pile with Shelly Ellis via Romance University
  14. Using Twitter as a writer and how I’ve grown my Twitter network via @TeamMegaphone
  15. Arguing for a Disempowered Protagonist and Sadistic Fate: @scriptmag RT @elizabethscraig
  16. 3 Cases of Confusion with Introductory Adverbial Phrases  via Daily Writing Tips
  17. Is there a magic pricing strategy for e-books? via @bookmarketing33
  18. The Ebook Pricing Sweet Spot via @DigiBookWorld 

I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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