I hope you like this edition of the Indie Author Weekly Update as I do.
I love the social media tips this week. I really do. In particular, I like the Twitter tips posted at Social Media Today.
Jane Friedman never disappoints, does she? Be sure to read her post on audiobooks.
Enjoy the list and your weekend!
Indie Author Social Media Tips
12 Instagram Hashtag Hacks + Tricks You Definitely Want to Try by Later: This is a wonderful post that is packed with useful tips. By the way, if you’re looking for an Instagram scheduling app, Later (not an affiliate link) is a wonderful application to use. Yes, I use it and love it.
Twitter Shares Some Simple Tweet Copy Tips to Improve Campaign Performance from Social Media Today: This blog writes for businesses but these tips apply to authors as well. And since Twitter is important to writers, especially those seeking a traditional publisher, you need to incorporate these tips in your tweets.
How to Copyright a Book (Written by a Lawyer) from Kindlepreneur: This is a good post. Also refer to Joel Friedlander’s book on copyright and Helen Sedgwick’s excellent book Self-Publisher’s Legal Handbook. Helen’s book is comprehensive and every indie author should own a copy.
Can You Hear Me Now?
Audiobook Publishing and Distribution: Getting Started Guide for Authors by Jane Friedman: This is an excellent guide on audiobooks that every author should read.
Fiction Content Marketing
The Quick and Easy Guide to Fiction Content Marketing from Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center: Wow! This is a phenomenal post. My only criticism of it is that I didn’t write it. 🙂 If you only read one post today from this list, this is the one to read. This post is packed with lots of ideas. Follow them and enjoy your success.
Quote of the Week
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. Find out how you’re doing on social media.