Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: H.M. Ward

I thought I’d share what a typical release day looks like. Some things have changed since I started in 2011, but most are still the same.

Each novel has a release date that is announced on the website, blog, and social media pages a few weeks prior to release. I tell ppl when I start a new book/ series and do a cover reveal, so by the time I announce the release, they have been looking for it.

For serials, I give the readers a rough idea of when the next one will come out so I give myself enough time to write it. The cover is posted a few days prior to the release of the serial so everyone can see it and get excited. Then as soon as I get it back from editing I publish it.

What the heck is a book bomb?

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Launching a Book--By Throwing a Party | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  2. Maximizing Your Sales at Kobo by Mark Lefebvre (Director of Kobo Writing Life & Author Relations)
  3. 13 Great Tools to Analyze and Measure Your Social Media Results by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer
  4. 7 Different Questions To Ask On Facebook To Build Engagement - Baked Social Media | Baked Social Media
  5. Author Tips: Book Bombs, Release Days, & Other Good Free Marketing Tips | H.M. Ward:
  6. How to Write a Powerful Ending
  7. Your protagonist | The Passive Voice
  8. A Writer's Journey: 3 Easy Steps to Fix Your Manuscript
  9. Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: 3 EZ Tips to Promote Your Book
  10. Your Time to Write!: Olympians & Accomplished Writers, & What They Have in Common
  11. 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly | Selling Books
  12. Why you shouldn't link from Facebook to Twitter (or vice versa)
  13. AUTHORS: How to Blog To Improve Your Creative Writing | Creative Writing with the Crimson League
  14. Putting a Radio Show Together - The Savvy Book Marketer
  15. What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part Two | Writers In The Storm Blog
  16. Critiques Make Your Writing Better, So Grin and Bear Them
  17. How to Use LinkedIn to Build Relationships and Generate Leads | Social Media Examiner
  18. Beginner Week: My 43 DOs and 25 DON’Ts of Blogging : @ProBlogger
  19. 7 Creative Proofreading Tips To Transform Your Jaggedy Draft into a Polished Post - Copyblogger
  20. Writability: How to Make Cuts Without Losing Anything Useful
  22. How to keep the author out of the story when writing fiction |
  23. Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing: Plan a Virtual Book Tour: Be a Gracious Guest and Effective Promoter
  24. Determine your Character’s Destiny
  25. 5 Apps for Copy Editing - GalleyCat
  26. Women Dominate Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter
  27. IndieReCon: THE #1 Most Powerful Book Promotion Strategy of Them All by Peter Bowerman
  28. IndieReCon: Creating a Rock Star Publishing Team for Your Book by Miral Sattar of Bibliocrunch
  29. Assessing Pros and Cons of Outlining | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  30. Author Entrepreneur: Eight Essentials to Make Writing Pay the Bills | The Creative Penn
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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