Indie Author Social Media
This Indie Author Weekly Update is truly jam-packed. Wow. There were so many great posts this past week that limiting the ones I eventually included here was a difficult process.
Sandra Beckwith’s post is a creative way to interact with your readers. So definitely read that one.
I adore David Gaughran’s weekly newsletter and his posts on email marketing are always top-notch.
Finally, Penny Sansevieri wrote a wonderful post on LinkedIn for authors. So many authors tend to neglect LinkedIn yet it is a valuable resource.
Just read all of the posts listed here. You’ll learn so much from each of the writers.
Indie Author Weekly Update
Let Your Characters Engage with Fans Online by SandraBeckwith and from TheBookDesigner.com blog: I love this post! Let your characters have social media accounts so they can interact with your readers. Facebook only wants real people to have account but you could create a page. Experiment and see what works best for your characters and your readers.
How to Market a Book (and Yourself) on LinkedIn by Penny Sansevieri: With everyone’s focus on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, writers tend to neglect LinkedIn. That’s why I was thrilled to find this post from Penny. Read it and follow her suggestions.
How Do You Sell Audiobooks Across all Platforms? from Alliance of Independent Authors with Sacha Black and Adam Croft: This is a must-read transcript of the podcast with these two authors. Adam Croft is one of the most successful independently published authors in the world. His novels sell in more than 120 countries. Sacha Black writes the popular YA Fantasy Eden East novels and a series of non-fiction books. Their advice is golden.
It’s all About Keywords
How to Find Profitable Amazon Ad Keywords from Kindlepreneur: The key to everything on Amazon is keywords. You need the right keywords for your title, summary, categories, and ads. Read this post to learn how to find the right keywords for your books.
Indie Author Email Marketing Tips
All About Email – 5 by David Gaughran: He makes an excellent point about getting rid of dead weight on your email list. Clean it up! The post includes links to his previous four posts on email marketing.
Queries – Know These Tips
The Complete Guide to Query Letters by Jane Friedman: Jane Friedman is an author on all things related to book publishing. Her advice is golden. If you want a publisher, this is a must-read post.
How to Write a Professional, Not-Embarrassing Query to an Agent, Reviewer, Editor, or Blogger by Anne R. Allen: Whether you want an agent, a publisher, or just want to submit a blog post to a highly trafficked blog, follow Anne’s advice.
There’s a new podcast for writers on the block and it’s called Top Shelf Editing: Here’s a list of the recorded podcasts so far. I think this podcast is going to be a great one! (Just a suspicion.)
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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. She also provides content writing and email marketing services. Learn more about her.