Hey awesome novelists! I’ll be teaching an online class for novelists on book promotions for beginners starting Sept. 1. Come join me! Here’s all the details! Please share this post with your friends. Thanks!
September 1-30, 2013. Online Class: Book Promotions for Beginners. Presenter: Beth Barany at Outreach International Romance Writers.
Sign up Deadline: August 29, 2013
Posts Tagged ‘social media’
A friend of mine is a full-time personal assistant for an author and makes anywhere from $35 to $55 and hour.
Artist Entrepreneur: S for Social Media— The Artist’s Alphabet Guide to Writing About Your Art by Aletta de Wal
The great promise of social media is relationship building. To build relationships, you have to go beyond broadcasting and get into more meaningful conversations.
Social media book marketing is key to building your author platform and to selling more books. For many authors, the idea of sharing themselves with the world through Twitter and other social media platforms can be petrifying. But in Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing for Shy Writers, you will discover simple ways to connect with your audience and potential readers. In this easy-to-read guide, written by a shy writer, novelist and teacher, Beth Barany, you’ll find the confidence and encouragement to step into social media and the how-to steps on what to say, how to find your followers, and how to present yourself in 140 characters or less.
Major confession time. I stopped blogging regularly a few days ago, and my traffic has been cut in half. And I started blogging more about a topic that is probably not that interesting to most of my readers: my new novel’s blog tour. So two major faux pas, but I’m just going to concentrate on the first one.
Many authors think they have to do everything in social media, but cringe when they think if using _______ . (Fill in the blank with Facebook or Twitter or blogging or another social media tool.) And that keeps us away from even experimenting. But actually you just need to get active in the one (or two) venues you enjoy. Because your passion shows through!
Many authors have jumped on social media as the be-all end-all of book marketing, or they’ve stayed far away! “It’s too much!” they say. I hear ya! Social media can be SO overwhelming, or it can be useful and fun so you can get back to writing more books!
What Makes for a Successful Social Media Presence for Fiction Authors? Vision Drive Passion Clear purpose Excitement — All ingredients to a successful social media campaign. It — your success — all depends on what you would like. And it all starts in knowing what you would like!
Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice so that you can:
Connect with your readers and get to know them
Let them get to know you
Build your network
Contribute to your tribe!
Be of service
Create your author platform
So you can sell more books!
Social media is: Blogging, [...]
Today’s Tip #5: The 5-5-5 Rule Often my workshop attendees, clients and students ask me, “How much time should I spend on social networking?” “How’s five minutes a day?” I ask. “That’s all?”
I’m finally ready to share with you my new course, We’re All In This Together: Social Media for Fiction Authors.
This 7-week online/teleseminar course starts soon! April 11th. Yes, we can do it together!
I have resources spilling out of my ears I so look forward to sharing with you!
I have tools and techniques to [...]
Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice the your social media tips so that you can: * Connect with your readers and get to know them * Let them get to know you * Build your network * Create your author platform — Today’s Tip #6: Share — Share what? Share yourself, your humanity, your vulnerability, a slice of your daily life? Why? Because we all want to connect with each other, feel each other’s humanity, belong and be loved.
Many authors think that the writing and publishing is the hard part. But actually your work is just getting started. Are you making time to market, connect with your readers, or even communicate to your readers and tell the world that your cool book is available or soon will be?! If you just take a few steps regularly — 15 to 30 minutes a day — you’ll find more readers, create more opportunities for people to tell their friends about you and ultimately sell more books!
Sometimes we just need to shut up and listen to our fellow authors and most importantly listen to our readers.
Many authors think that social media is like traditional advertising, all shouting at ya’ . But it’s not. Social media is social, which means authors succeed at it when we listen and give back. If you just listen deeply to your audience and talk about the things that are important to them then you will be included in their tribe and they will want to buy your book.
Authors, writers, if you’re not having fun, why use social media? But don’t let the learning curve get in your way. Not knowing how to do something is no excuse! So dive into Twitter or Facebook or making video or podcasting. You’ll find out which one you like by trying it, by yes actually doing it!
I’m inspired by Kristen Lamb to do a Twitter Tuesdays series. Today is #2! I’m inspired by Kristen and her book, We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media… as you may have guessed by reading this blog. Today we’ll focus on how to use your Twitter bio to show off your author platform to its best advantage.1111
I’m inspired by Kristen Lamb to do a Twitter Tuesdays series. Today is #1! Today we’ll focus on something I got from Kristen’s book, We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media. (She’s going to think I’m a stalker! I can’t say enough nice and gushing things about her book!)
In no particular order, here are some resources I’ve come across recently that have helped inform my life as in indie novelist and my life as coach and consultant to authors.
Educate yourself. Get to know the lay of the land. Get informed! Being an indie author is a business folks, so let’s get [...]
You may think that marketing and selling your books is a scary prospect, but actually marketing and selling is essential to your career as an author. And if you uncover your style of marketing and selling, then ultimately you will sell more books. Active in several online social networks, Beth has sold books and gotten new clients from her interactions on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. But it wasn’t always this way…
As a writer, you may think that social networking is waste of time. And you’re right. It is — if you don’t create a game plan, and play a game you can win.