Saturday, June 8, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts




The Yard by Alex Grecian

June 5th - JUNE 14th

By: Penny C. Sansevieri @bookgal

People always ask me what's the single biggest mistake authors make. I'm not sure it's just one mistake, though the truth is that one mistake can sink your entire book.

Often when I tell a group of authors what I'm about to share with you they shake their heads in disgust, yet so many authors continue to make mistakes that can be fatal to their book's success. Most of the time, though authors know that publishing a book is like starting a business, they're still shocked when they their book is a failure, despite the fact that they didn't market it. "I don't have the time." They'll say. Well, guess what? If you don't have the time to market then don't spend the time to publish it. Unless it's just a "thing" you wanted to do, then fine. Publish away, but don't expect success beyond your immediate family and close friends.

Most authors, however, seek to publish for other reasons, most of them tied to their platform, business, or speaking. If you fall into this category, here are ten things you should avoid like the plague:


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. Ten Deadly Marketing Mistakes Almost Every Author Makes
  2. How to Keep Writing When No One is Reading
  3. 5 Things Indie Authors Do Very Well
  4. 5 Ways to Bond with Your Blog’s Audience
  5. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Email – How Social Sharing Drives Sales [INFOGRAPHIC]
  6. How to Promote Your Book on Twitter             
  7. 6 Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Promote Your Brand
  8. So what are “Story Physics,” anyhow? via @storyfix
  9. Notes From Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  10. Improving Book Publicity in the 21st Century: @doctorow RT @elizabethscraig
  11. When Platform-Building Bites Back via @elizabethscraig
  12. How To Write Your Best Post Ever – Part 1: Planning
  13. The Importance of Professional Editing via @KMWeiland
  14. Yeah! Someone Wants to Represent Your Book! Now What?
  15. How Good Books Can Lead to Spotless Floors via @RachelleGardner
  16. What to Write About When There’s Nothing To Say: 3 Tips for Generating Content
  17. Why Traditional Publishing Will Fail (and What They Could Do About It) via @PassiveVoiceBlg
  18. The Readers Haven’t Gone Away via @jfbookman 

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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Sharon Keeling Davis said...

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Loren Mathis said...

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