Wow! Today’s Book Marketing Update has more posts than I’ve ever included in my weekly roundup.
There were so many great posts published this past week that I had trouble reducing the number of articles to share with you.
You’ll want to read both articles under Social Media News to Enhance Book Marketing.
Under Book Marketing, there’s a wonderful post about author bios and a list of marketing podcasts. Granted, you won’t want to subscribe to all of these podcasts but just select a few that you think you’ll enjoy.
There were also some super blog posts on publishing, including one on how to market your books for free. Now that’s one post you need to read, right?
And I just had to include the articles under the Of Note subheading. I truly enjoyed them and I thought you might benefit from them as well.
As always, stay safe and healthy. And if you have questions, please let me know.
Social Media News to Enhance Book Marketing
6 Ways to Get More Social Media Traffic to Your Website in 2020 from Social Media Today: This is a great post so please forget the suggestion about involving employees, unless you have some. What I especially liked about this article is that it introduced me to Mix, a bookmarking site that I’ve fallen in love with. (My poor hubby! But, at least I only fall in love with virtual items not other people. 🙂 )
Twitter Officially Launches New ‘Quote Tweets’ Count on Main Tweet Display from Social Media Today: “After it was spotted in testing last week, Twitter has now officially rolled out its new, separate count listing for ‘Quote Tweets’ on the main tweet display.”
19 Digital Marketing Podcasts That Make You a Better All-Round Digital Marketer from MailerLite: MailerLite not only lists the top online marketing podcasts but goes on to describe them. Use these strategies for your online book marketing efforts.
How to Write a Great Author Bio from Apex Magazine: The writer suggests that there are three rules to writing the perfect author. There are great tips here!
4 Tips to Market Your Book for Free by Chandrayan Gupta and from the Writing Cooperative: Written by a law student who writes crime thrillers, Chandrayan Gupta recommends four ways you can market your book for free. He has some great insights.
Who do you think you’re kidding? Writers’ dirty little secret — how to right-size Impostor Syndrome from Anne R. Allen: Do you suffer from impostor syndrome? You’re not alone. The antidote to it is in Anne R. Allen’s newest blog post.
Most Common Reasons Authors Fail To Publish Their Work by Michelle Laurey and from Sabrina Ricci’s blog: Michelle Laurey tackles the main reasons why authors tend to not publish and offers solutions. It’s a great read.
Changes in Ebook Publishing Over the Last Decade and Possible Changes Ahead from Joanna Penn and with Len Edgerly: Len Edgerly hosts the Kindle Chronicles Podcast. In this episode Joanna and Len discuss the recent US Senate hearing on Big Tech and consider the possible changes ahead.
4 Lessons from 4 Years of Self-Publishing from Jane Friedman and by Deanna Cabinian: Self-publishing isn’t the easiest route an author can take but there are benefits. Learn about the “wins” this new author experienced.
The Ultimate Guide to Mailing Lists for Authors Part 2: Growing a Reader Mailing List from Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center: This post discusses the ways you can encourage your readers to sign up for your email list. There are a lot of great examples here.
Just for Fun
From Mythic Maps to 1001 Nights: 9 of Twitter’s Delightful Lit Bots from Book Riot: Looking for great quotes to share on Twitter and elsewhere? Follow some of this bots.
Brown Bookshelf Issues Call to Action on Diversity from Publishers Weekly: A steering committee of Black children’s authors and publishers is spearheading the initiative to increase awareness of contemporary Black authors who write children’s books.
119 Black-Owned Bookstores in America that Amplify the Best in Literature from O The Oprah Magazine: This list is purportedly the most comprehensive list of black-owned indie book stories in the U.S.
Now Is the Time to Start Keeping a Journal from the New York Times: Journaling daily can improve your writing. Read this article to learn other benefits from keeping a journal.
Quote of the Week
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