Sunday, September 15, 2013

Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts


There have always been various methods used to advertise and sell books. Social is just one of the latest incarnations.

It is still about hand-selling to individuals, but this time on a global scale. The first job of an author is to write great books, but these days, the second job is to market them, especially as a new author with no backlist. This is true for traditionally published as well as self-published authors. 

The old adage goes that “50% of marketing works. We just don’t know which 50%”. It is indeed an inexact science but here’s how the marketing principle AIDA works.

To read the rest of his post, click here.


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. How To Sell Books With Social Media | The Creative Penn
  2. The Bookshelf Muse: Ask a Cover Designer: ANSWERS!
  3. Karen Woodward: How Not To Begin A Story
  4. Why Writers Should Read | How To Write Shop
  5. How Self-Published Authors Can Improve Our Industry | Molly Greene: Writer
  6. 10 Things Emerging Writers Need To Learn | TMR Blog
  7. Blog Tours: Lessons Learned | The Passive Voice |
  8. 7 Tips for Shaping Your Writing Career - Helping Writers Become Authors
  9. Novel Rocket: Study the Market to Show Thyself Approved Unto the Publishers
  10. Karen Woodward: 7 Tips On How To Get Your Guest Post Accepted
  11. The Bookshelf Muse: Physical Attributes Entry: Voice
  12. The Other Side of the Story: Start With the Protagonist, or the Circumstance?
  13. Does A Writer Need An Office? | Write to Done
  14. 10 Counterintuitive Tips for Self-Publishers | The Passive Voice |
  15. Can a Foreign Language Enhance your Writing?
  16. The Chemistry Between Writer and Reader @fcmalby
  17. For Fiction Authors – How To Earn a Full-Time Income Writing Fiction Books | TCK Publishing
  18. Why Bloggers Need to Belong to an Online Community
  19. Creative Writing and the Frame Narrative | Creative Writing with the Crimson League  

Happy writing & running, Kathy


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