Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Brian Feinblum

Write Your Next Book With The Media In Mind

Here is what I know and think about making your book more promotable.

The world of book publishing has changed immensely over the past decade  --and certainly over the past three years, thanks to Amazon, Apple, tablets, e-books, Borders, and social media.

The role of book publicity has not changed, though the methods have been altered.

PR is needed to give a book a chance at succeeding in an overcrowded marketplace and a noisy media landscape. With more books being published than ever before, and more media outlets around than ever before, there is a lot of competition to get a diluted piece of the pie.

Technology has no doubt impacted many industries, including: publishing, retail, the news media, and even the way books are written. As a result, readers and consumers have been changed as well.

It may seem like everyone:

·         Has plastic surgery
·         Eats organic food
·         Watches TV on a smartphone
·         Spends more time tweeting than talking to others

…. but such phenomena show we are a changing and diverse nation.

Not everyone is doing these things I just mentioned but the world certainly is in transition.  Writers are changing, too.  They are morphing into hybrids - - they are writers and they are promoters.

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Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Fiction University: 4 Tips for Setting Up Your International Amazon Author Central Pages
  2. Why Querying for an Agent is a Waste of Time | David Bruns
  3. Creating a Business Philosophy | Elizabeth Spann Craig
  4. 3 Signs You Need A Stronger Submission Strategy To Reach Your Publishing Goals - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  5. New Facebook Column Ads: This Week in Social Media | Social Media Examiner
  6. Fiction University: Read On: Do Your Read Like a Reader or a Writer?
  7. Writing Contests — Hell or Heaven? | Writers In The Storm Blog
  8. Authors, leave your literary success up to something other than luck
  9. Trust Me, You Need a Good Editor - Rachelle Gardner
  10. 8 Insights on How to Optimize Your Social Media Marketing: Study - Jeffbullas's Blog
  11. What You Need to Know About Canada's New Anti-Spam Law - Copyblogger
  12. 7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Self-Publishing Company by Helen Sedwick — The Book Designer
  13. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Making Your Book More Promotable
  14. Writability: Vlog: 5 Writer Problems
  15. Consistency - The Fictorians Consistent writing, consistent finishing, consistent self-education . . .
  16. 7 Methods for Handling Point-of-View Changes | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  17. J.K. Rowling's New Novel Reveals What She Really Thinks of the Publishing Industry And it isn't pretty
  18. The Write Type - Multi-Author Musings: Characters Taking Over? Why I say, "Oh, HELL no."
  19. Why Authors Need to Talk to Their Readers - Helping Writers Become Authors
  20. How to Create Your First BookTrack by Laurence MacNaughton
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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