I’m back with another Book Marketing Update for you.
At the end of a one year and the beginning of the next, there are always posts about predictions for the future and what went well or didn’t go well in the past year. As such, I included below three blog posts for you to review.
Later, an app that I use to schedule my Instagram posts and stories, has a wonderful blog. In its most recent post, the people at Later shared the best posting times on Instagram. Note that the time slots are for Eastern Time.
Enjoy the update and have a great 2021!
New Year Goals
Creative Business Goals For 2021 from Joanna Penn: “As the calendar turns a new page, we get to start again. After a very strange 2020, it feels like hope is in the air, and I’m ready to embark on the next year of my author journey.”
11 Powerful Book Promotion Ideas for Self-Published Authors from editage: “For authors, marketing essentially involves drawing and engaging your target audience by sharing more about yourself and your book. It really is as simple as communicating. But it involves work.”
The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2021–2022 by Jane Friedman: “Since 2013, I have been regularly updating this informational chart about the key book publishing paths. It is available as a PDF download—ideal for photocopying and distributing for workshops and classrooms—plus the full text is also below.”
How Politics, Protests and the Pandemic Shaped a Year in Books from the New York Times: “The year in books, like the year everywhere else, was a simultaneously breakneck and slow-motion mixture of exhaustion, peril, controversy, inspiration and resilience.”
Social Media News
The Best Time to Post on Instagram in 2021, According to 12 Million Posts from Later, an Instagram Scheduling App: When is the best time to post on Instagram? The short answer: it depends on where your followers are located! Later recently analyzed 12 million Instagram posts and found that the best overall time to post on Instagram is between 9am and 11am EST.
Agent Laurie McLean Gives 10 Publishing Predictions for 2021 from Anne R. Allen and Ruth Harris: In this post, Laurie McLean gives her predictions for Amazon, libraries, bookstores, fiction, and indie authors.
I recently discovered an application called ArtLeap and I love it. Here’s just one of the images I created with it. I also used ArtLeap to create the image at the top of this post. I now use for photo editing apps for Instagram. If you’d like me to write a blog post about them, let me know!
Quote of the Week
A social media expert for authors (something I never dreamed of becoming), I build author platforms to enhance book sales. I also use my industry connections to promote authors and their books. What else can I do for you? I’m a writer so I provide content writing and email marketing services. Let’s chat! And don’t forget to download my free Twitter ebook.