Friday, November 22, 2013

30 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Stephanie Chandler 

A website is essential for authors to promote their books and their brand. From a sales standpoint, the most important page on your web site is the place where people can purchase your book—your sales page.

Creating a website doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, but along with the ease of creation, for the author building a site around your brand or book, there is the unfortunate opportunity to include elements that can actually serve to distract the visitor instead of produce the wanted outcome of having that visitor buy your book!

Here are the elements to include on your sales page:

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. The Ability to Single-Task | Mystery Writing is Murder
  2. What I Learned from Speaking at a Writer's Conference - BLOG - Stories To Tell Books
  3. A Scientific Guide To Maximizing Your Impact On Twitter, Facebook, And Other Digital Media
  4. Engagement rates are 18% higher Thurs & Fridays. “The less people want to be at work, the more they are on Facebook”
  5. RT @elizabethscraig: How to Pre-Plot a Series: @plotwhisperer
  6. Kindle Countdown: What's the Deal? » Book
  7. Pinterest: Marketers’ Social Media BFF: 12 Actionable Pinterest Tips to Increase Sales - Heidi Cohen
  8. As Naysayers Cleave To Old Ideas, Indie Authors Keep Moving Forward
  9. New Report Shows That Teens and College Students Don't Like Expensive eBooks - The Digital Reader
  10. Still Conflicted about Amazon | The Passive Voice |
  11. E.L. Doctorow Shares Writing Advice at The National Book Awards - GalleyCat\
  12. Four Ways Google+ Communities Help Authors Build Their Platforms | Kristen Lamb's Blog
  13. Are You a CLUELESS Blogger or Online-Business Owner? | Linky Blog
  14. Book signings Aren’t Dead | Writers In The Storm Blog
  15. The Top Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them - Business 2 Community
  16. Spying on Your Competition is a Great Way to Be Successful | Penny C. Sansevieri
  17. 7 Niche Social Networks for Strategic Networking | Social Media Examiner
  18. Social Media “Friends” – When To Unfollow, Unfriend Or Disconnect | BundlePost
  19. Free Market-Research Tools -- A Sampler |
  20. Persona Wants to Protect Your Online Reputation
  21. Social Media On The Rise: Which Is The Best? - Business 2 Community
  22. Three Tips For Realistic Dialogue
  23.  Five Tips to Improve Your Amazon Author Central Page | SFWA
  24. 12 Mistakes Nearly Everyone Who Writes About Grammar Mistakes Makes | Jonathon Owen
  25. 7 Tips on How To Create a Website for Your Book
  26. The Multitasker: Killer Apps For Doing It All (At Once) | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
  27. You Deserve a Book Today: McDonald's to Distribute 20 Million Books in Happy Meals
  28. The Secret Behind Every Successful Blogger - Jeffbullas's Blog
  29. 10 Social Media Blunders Even the Big Brands Make
  30. 5 Ways Authors Abuse Their Facebook Profile Privileges | Kristen Lamb's Blog

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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