Don’t you love the image I chose for this week’s Indie Author Update? It’s fall, when the temperature drop and the world seems to turn orange. Time for warmer sweaters, boots, and scarves. I love it! If you want to see my fall pictures, check out my Instagram account and follow me while you’re at it.
And be sure to read the blog post by Rachel Thompson. Everything she writes is awesome.
Indie Author Social Media
Book Blog Reviews and Bookstagram: How Influencers Help Authors Reach Agents, Publishers, and Readers from Anne R. Allen: This post has information about influencers and how to attract them. Check it out.
9 Ways to Drive Traffic with Instagram Stories: I think this is the best post of the week. Let’s face it, if you have fewer than 10,000 followers it’s difficult to drive traffic to your landing page. In this post, the scheduling app Later offers some solutions. Love it!
Get Ready for NaNoWriMo
How To Write a Novel In A Month: Grant Faulker offers tips on how to write a novel in just one month. One tip: manage your time.
The 30 Scariest Author Website Mistakes And How To Fix Them By Guest Pauline Wiles and from BadRedhead Media: In this post, Pauline Wiles reviews website mistakes you may have on your website. Some of these are dates your blog, broken links, cluttered sidebars, and more.
Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication – Part 1 from TheBookDesigner.com and by Tracy R. Atkins: Joel Friedlander and his business partner Tracy R. Atkins has made self-publishing so easy. In this post, Tracy reintroduces their first-of-a-kind book templates for the DIY types. If you are tired of paying a lot of money to format your books, be sure to read this post.
Booker Prize Goes to Two: Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo: Reading teaches you to write and the Booker Prize winners are some of the best authors out there. This article rom Publishing Perspectives highlights this year’s two winners.
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Frances Caballo is an author and social media consultant. Her focus is on helping authors surmount the barriers that keep them from flourishing online and building their platform. Her clients have included authors of every genre and writers’ conferences. You can also email me at Frances[at]SocialMediaJustforWriters.com.