In today’s Book Marketing Update, there are a lot of marketing posts that range from losing a book sale to how to be a great podcast guest.
There was also a lot of social media news this past week. So you’ll find three posts in that category below.
I hope you find all of the posts referenced below helpful as you try to sell more books.
Stay safe and keep writing.
The Ultimate Guide to Selling Children’s Books from the Alliance of Independent Authors: “Marketing books is hard enough. But what happens when your readers aren’t the people paying for the books? That’s the problem children’s authors face. Alliance of Independent Authors members, Karen Inglis and Kate Woodard discuss selling children’s books and the methods that have worked for them.“
How to Launch a Self-Published Book, With Sacha Black and Orna Ross: Foundational Self-Publishing Podcast from the Alliance of Independent Authors: Launching any book is never easy. Indie authors can face additional barriers because they lack the marketing support of a publisher. This podcast (and the text) delve into this issue.
The Graphic Details from Writer Unboxed: “No matter who publishes your book, your obligation to promote it is inescapable. Every author would rather be writing than promoting so it’s important to make your time flogging your book count.”
How to Lose a Book Sale. The One You Almost Made by Ruth Harris: Want to sell more books? The message here is this: develop your craft and hire an experienced editor.
How to Give a Great Podcast Author Interview from Writers Helping Writers and by Colleen M. Story: There are some great tips in this post. Be sure to read it.
Social Media News
Twitter is exploring the use of Facebook-style emoji reactions from TechCrunch: Twitter “has been surveying users throughout the month to get input on how they feel about a broader set of emoji-style reactions, similar to what you’d see on Facebook.” And Twitter is experimenting with ways users can like or dislike tweets. Stay tuned.
Twitter Previews Potential New Account Safety Tools, Launches New Update for Birdwatch from Social Media Today: I always applaud social platforms when they take measures to create a safer environment.
Twitter is Developing New ‘Community’ Tools to Share Tweets with Selected Audiences from Andrew Hutchinson: Groups started on LinkedIn and in my view, LinkedIn groups were and are the best part of LinkedIn. Groups have done well on Facebook so it makes sense that Twitter would give it a go as well. Stay tuned.