Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Shari Stauch

If 80 percent of Pinterest users are women and women buy most of the books, authors need to be on Pinterest.

Problem is, authors traffic in words and Pinterest is all about photos. How can writers ever leverage the site to sell books?

Here’s are five ideas to get started:

1 – Cover Story (one): Readers always want to know how you came up with your cover. The answer probably runs parallel to your writing, in that there were lots of drafts before you were ready to publish. Try telling the story of your cover in sequential photos, as I did here.

2 – Cover Story (two): Hopefully you saved the rejected covers. Some of mine were awful, but they made for an interesting Pinterest board.

3 – Illustrate, Illuminate: Every author offers excerpts. I found an aspiring (read: not too expensive) artist who illustrated several excerpts. They made a nice addition to my website as well as a simple Pinterest board.

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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: How to Plot With the Three-Act Structure
  2. Fiction University: An Unpredictable (and Fun)Trick to Keep Your Plots Unpredictable
  3. Bestselling ghostwriter reveals the secret world of the author for hire | Books | The Observer
  4. Cockeyed Caravan: Irony in Dialogue, Part 1: Intentional Irony
  5. Personality Typing Characters
  6. Are we there yet?: June 2014 Top 10 Character Flaws That Don't Work for Me
  7. Writing | Keep the action moving forward | Indies Unlimited
  8. Acknowledgements ... Who’s in Your Village? … Who Are You Going to Thank?
  9. The Thing About Theme / Author Frank Zafiro | Killer Nashville Blog
  10. This is How to Efficiently Evoke the Setting of a Novel
  11. Googling potential jurors | Law and Fiction
  12. Writer Beware®: The Blog: On Trolls and Fake Bad Reviews
  13. A Better Way to Open Your Novel -
  14. The 10 Biggest Mistakes New Authors Make | Brooke Warner
  15. Structuring a Novel Part 4: The Critical Decision - Venture Galleries
  16. Flash Flood Fiction : Tips For Better Dialogue
  17. Flash Flood Fiction : 9 Worst Ways To Start Your Novel
  18. Writability: Keep Your Characters Moving
  19. Writers On The Move: Avoiding Incorrect Punctuation Pt 3
  20. Writer Unboxed » How to Keep Writing? Break It Down.
  21. How to Keep Writing? Break It Down.
  22. For the Authors Guild & Other Legacy Publishing Pundits | The Passive Voice |
  23. 7 Reasons to Attend Social Media Success Summit 2014 | Social Media Examiner
  24. Facebook Theme Week: Case Studies of Popular Pages (and What They’re Doing to Get Great Engagement) : @ProBlogger
  25. Author, Jody Hedlund: Reader Pet Peeves
  26. Lessons from RWA14: Techniques for Sales Success | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  27. Dear Writing, I Hate You: How To Be A Writer In The Real World – Kobo Writing Life
  28. 8 Ways Authors Can Use Pinterest - Where Writers Win
  29. 6 Amazing Social Media Productivity Tools - Jeffbullas's Blog
  30. Why Should You Go On A Blog Tour? -- An Interview with A. Terry
  31. Write Emails that Don't Drive People Crazy - Books & Such Literary Management : Books & Such Literary Management
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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