Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Rachel Thompson

As a self-published author and social media/branding consultant, I often wear two hats: that of writer and that of marketer. This is not uncommon to all writers, really. In order for people to find out about our books, we have to promote them, build our author platform, and still find time to keep writing (never mind the hassles of real-life).

Because I initiate all my own marketing, I’ve been able to decide which directions to take that have the most effect (more sales), without a huge outlay of cash. I’ve tried it all. I will say now that you must invest in your writing career – nothing magically happens when you upload your book and sit back and wait to be found.


Writer Molly Greene asked me to share the top ways to sell your book – which book promotion tactics really work? But if I may, I’d like to step back and say that there is some background housekeeping stuff you must do first in order to make any promotion successful:

Know your keywords. 

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. How to Punch Up a Blurb or Query — Guest: Julie Glover | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  2. Word Counts - How long should your novel be? - Writers Write
  3. Can writing be taught? And what do writing teachers teach? | Nail Your Novel
  4. ThrillWriting: Murder She Wrote: Homicide Information for Writers
  5. 3 Simple Prewriting Strategies
  6. Everyone’s A Winner! 9 Tips for Hosting Fun (And Successful) Book Contests | Your Writer Platform
  7. How To Keep Calm And Carry On While Waiting To Hear From Agents Or Editors - Writer's Relief, Inc.
  8. 5 Book Promotion Tactics That Really Work! | Molly Greene: Writer
  9. Your Author and Book Marketing Formula Starts with YOU by Judith Briles — The Book Designer
  10. The State of the Spec Screenplay Market in 2014
  11. Verb Mistakes #4: Loathe Daily Writing Tips
  12. E-books Gained, Online Retailers Slipped in 2014
Happy writing and running, Kathy 

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