Monday, April 22, 2013

18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

Yesterday, I checked the temperature on 
The Weather Channel before I went for a run 
and I found an Amazon ad for my book.

By Lindsay Heidbrink (a/k/a Rolark) via Megaphone Society

If you’re like me, then free is your favorite number.  The scope of free services available on the internet is mind-boggling (hello Gmail, WordPress, and Wordle, to name a few) and only makes it harder to decide where to market yourself and your books.  Since social media marketing is such a big part of online writer-reader interaction, it makes sense to start there.

Swapping between multiple internet tabs, or going the route of logging in and out of several social sites, can be a little frustrating, not to mention time-consuming.  I’d rather be writing!  I’d even rather—gasp!—be revising my writing than losing precious minutes (hours?) to social surfing.  Because of that, I’ve spent time sifting through the deluge of social media managers and found an obvious winner: Hootsuite.  Now I’ll tell you this, Hootsuite is great for ALL major social media sites, but I’ll just point out how powerful Hootsuite is for managing Twitter in this particular post.

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. Hootsuite Makes Twitter Better for Writers via @TeamMegaphone
  2. Do You Write from Experience or Imagination? via write_practice
  3. Real Life Diagnostics: Why Isn't This Beginning Working? via Janice_Hardy
  4. How to Format Remembered Dialog via @Janice_Hardy
  5. Use Relationship Marketing to Sell Books via @bookmarketer
  6. The Art of Character: The Five Cornerstones of Dramatic Characterization via @thecreativepenn
  7. Email Marketing – A Way To Stand Out in a Crowd via Indies Unlimited
  8. Use Relationship Marketing to Sell Books via @bookmarketer 
  9. Why You Should Steal From Other Authors via @KMWeiland
  10. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  11. What Type of Writer are You? RT @elizabethscraig
  12. 7 Amazon Tools To Help Market Your Book Like A Professional
  13. Finding scene goals: @JordanMcCollum RT @elizabethscraig
  14. How To Generate An Idea, Addendum: Regrow It From A Seed via Cockeyed Caravan
  15. 3 Elements of Every Successful Business Plan
  16. How LinkedIn Groups can Explode your Blog Traffic via @ProBlogger
  17. Twitter, Viacom And The Future Of 
  18. Creating Believable Characters via @fcmalby 

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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