My Book Marketing updates seem to be getting longer, right?
There is so much great information online for authors that I want you to find and read.
This past week, Jane Friedman published an informative post on how to secure endorsements for your books. This is such an important topic!
Last week, I included a special section on TikTok – #BookTok. This past week, I found a blog post from BookBub Partners that recommends authors on TikTok to follow. (I’m following all of them.) All of these authors have highly successful profiles. Check them out!
This week I collected articles about NaNoWriMo. If you’re participating in this rush to write a novel by the end of November, please let me know.
As always, I wish you the best with your writing and book marketing.
How to Secure Early Endorsements (Blurbs) for Your Book from Jane Friedman: “Authors often tell me their first goal in marketing their book is to go after early endorsements. It’s a worthy goal, because getting high-profile people to blurb or endorse your book can add a lot of value to your book’s marketing. Securing them, however, can be tricky.”
Can Introverted Writers Effectively Market Their Books? Absolutely! Here’s How by Rachel Thompson and from Better Humans: “I’ve spent the last 30+ years as an introverted salesperson, trainer, marketer, and author. Most people don’t believe me, but it’s true! Some of the most successful marketers, businesspeople, and authors in the world are introverts. Let’s break it down.”
21 Authors on TikTok to Follow for Book Promo Ideas from BookBubPartners: “TikTok can be a great place for authors to both promote their books and build community — the app has nearly 100 million monthly active users in the United States alone, and it boasts a burgeoning community of readers, dubbed BookTok. The BookTok hashtag currently stands at 12.2 billion views, with videos featuring books old and new.”
Twitter Spaces For Writers: Why It’s Worth Learning About This New Option by Rachel Thompson: “Spaces are perfect for those of us who are introverts as well; while we are interacting with people with our voices, we can set a time limit on a Space, co-hosts (you can have up to two) can help carry the hosting responsibilities, and when you’re done, you’re done.”
A Quick Guide to Effective Hashtag Use from Social Media Today: “While they’ve been a part of the social media landscape since pretty much the beginning, many people still don’t understand the use or value of hashtags, or how to choose the right tags to include in your posts.”
Facebook Groups Update
Facebook Announces New Groups Tools at Its 2021 Communities Summit from Social Media Today: If you have a Facebook group for your readers, be sure to check out these updated features.
30 Tips for 30 Days of NaNoWriMo from Sarah Rhea Werner: “I love this time of year — the crisp November air, the interminable rains, the smell of decaying leaves, and NaNoWriMo. That’s right — Episode 048 of the Write Now podcast is here to help you get through this wonderful season of marathon creativity in style.”
NaNoWriMo success guide: How the most productive writers create routines, block distractions, and write more from RescueTime: “Whether you’re tackling your first NaNoWriMo this year or a veteran “Wrimo”, we’ve put together this guide of the best NaNoWriMo tips, strategies, and tactics for managing your time and hitting your word count.”
Tips for #NaNoWriMo from Nathan Bransford: This post is from 2019 but it’s great! He has links to 49 other blog posts and great advice. Definitely check out this post.
Pro Tips from a NaNo Coach: How to Meet Your NaNoWriMo Goal from the NaNoWriMo Blog: “NaNoWriMo can seem like a daunting task sometimes, for NaNo newbies and veterans alike. Fortunately, our NaNoWriMo coaches here to help. Today, author Alexandra Villasante is here to share some specific tips for meeting your goal this month.
What is NaNoWriMo: The Ultimate Guide from Dave Chesson: “If you’re part of any writer groups or you spend any time researching writing online, you’ve probably heard NaNoWriMo mentioned once or twice or a few hundred times. It’s a huge annual event that many writers take part in to challenge themselves, and to have a little fun in the process. I won’t lie to you, though: it’s also a stressful experience for some writers.”
Take a Look-See
New Hope For The Dead: The Frankenstein Files For Authors Who Gave Up Too Soon by Ruth Harris: This is a great blog post. Be sure to read it.
NFTs: What Are They and How Much Should Writers and Publishers Care? from Jane Friedman: “… like it or not, NFTs have entered the media and publishing world. Book distributors are getting into them (see Creatokia). TIME magazine sells them. The Economist sold one. Newsletter creators use them. Gary Vaynerchuk has a community built around them. Is it a fad? A scam? How much should you care?”
Pitching A Book For Film Or TV with Chrissy Metge and from Joanna Penn: “What projects are worth pitching for film and TV? What do you need to include in your pitch? Why are there more opportunities for writers now? Chrissy Metge talks about these questions and more.”