Tag Archives: Social Media

Top 10 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Author Ethics (With Taylor Swift & Zombie References!)

Writers today have dreams of instant success and fame! And because the idea of easy publishing is so tempting, we rush into it with  no idea what we should do to promote ourselves. Often our goal is just to gain any advantage we can in an increasingly competitive market. We may feel “creativity” in marketing … Continue reading Top 10 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Author Ethics (With Taylor Swift & Zombie References!)

Top 10 Things Writers Do Wrong On Twitter

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelists  You’ve written a book! You’ve followed all the great advice! You’ve got your Facebook page and your blog set up and your Twitter account is up and running! You’re doing everything right, or at least you think you are.  The Facebook likes are trickling in, you get a few … Continue reading Top 10 Things Writers Do Wrong On Twitter

Top 10 Reasons To Treat Twitter Like A Big Cocktail Party by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Imagine yourself in a packed football stadium — one of the big ones like Gillette or Lucas Oil. Now imagine that every one in attendance at that stadium is shouting at the same time. They aren’t shouting to players on the field, they’re not even watching the game, instead, they are trying to get the … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons To Treat Twitter Like A Big Cocktail Party by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist

Making Your Author Platform Work for You — A Guest Post by Rachelle M. N. Shaw

By Rachelle M. N. Shaw In such a highly competitive world of publishing, it’s no surprise that author platforms have taken center stage and become the foundation for any writer’s success. But who has time to keep up with all the Tweets, Pins, and Instagram posts needed to do so? The truth is, successful authors … Continue reading Making Your Author Platform Work for You — A Guest Post by Rachelle M. N. Shaw

Top 10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Publisher With The Same Care As A Jane Austen Heroine Chose A Husband

  It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a good story must be in want of a publisher. It’s the age old story. You have so many hopes and dreams. You have all these wonderful stories to tell. You know that it will take an attachment, a proposal and perhaps … Continue reading Top 10 Things To Consider When Choosing A Publisher With The Same Care As A Jane Austen Heroine Chose A Husband

Enjoying The Cocktail Party: How To Use Twitter to Engage Your Target Market by Katharine Grubb

Imagine yourself in a packed football stadium — one of the big ones like Gillette or Lucas Oil. Now imagine that every one in attendance at that stadium is shouting at the same time. They aren’t shouting to players on the field, they’re not even watching the game, instead, they are trying to get the … Continue reading Enjoying The Cocktail Party: How To Use Twitter to Engage Your Target Market by Katharine Grubb

The Book Launch Checklist To Make Your Next Release Awesome!

Congratulations! You have a new book to sell!  Are you doing everything you can to promote it?  Some of these points are no-brainers, like have a great cover. Some, though, are optional, like having a live release party at your local coffee shop. All of them will require YOU to look at YOUR book and … Continue reading The Book Launch Checklist To Make Your Next Release Awesome!

13 Top Twitter Tips For Newbies By Katharine Grubb

Congratulations! You have a Twitter account! You were told to get a Twitter account to help promote your books. So you did.  What do you do now? So you’ve set up your Twitter account and you have a lot of questions on how it’s supposed to work. This quick primer will give you a few … Continue reading 13 Top Twitter Tips For Newbies By Katharine Grubb

#Top10Tuesday Top 10 Ways to Market Your Book on a Budget

I met Janice Thompson in 2014 at the MacGregor Literary Marketing Conference. Besides being a delightfully encouraging person, she also knows a lot about marketing books. Because she’s published over 100 titles, her Top 10 Ways to Market Your Book On A Budget is full of practical help. Enjoy! And then support Janice and buy … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top 10 Ways to Market Your Book on a Budget

Nine Things I’ve Learned About Book Marketing That I Didn’t Know Last Year

I am not a marketing expert.  I am, however, an informed consumer and reluctant buyer of stuff. I am not easily impressed. I don’t follow trends, I am only impressed with designer labels when I see them at my local thrift store. I also come from a family of manipulators so if anyone has a … Continue reading Nine Things I’ve Learned About Book Marketing That I Didn’t Know Last Year

How A Box of Knock-Off Grape Nuts Taught Me About Relevance

What lesson did your box of breakfast cereal teach you today? The back of our store brand, knock-off Grape Nuts had a large graphic illustration explaining, “The Internet and How It Works.” My children and I read every word (and I totally regret in the telling of this story that I didn’t get a good enough … Continue reading How A Box of Knock-Off Grape Nuts Taught Me About Relevance

#Top10Tuesday Top 10 Ways Good Marketing Is Like Good Parenting

The writing of the book, was the pregnancy. You conceived the idea in a romantic, intimate moment. You developed it secretly in the dark. You wrote while stuffing your face with all kinds of snacks. You tried to explain your characters and your plot to others and they just didn’t understand. And the length of the … Continue reading #Top10Tuesday Top 10 Ways Good Marketing Is Like Good Parenting

Bushwhacking Your Way Through The Marketing Journey (Or, Why There Is No Trail Already Blazed!)

Sometimes we think marketing is easy. Sometimes (especially by marketing gurus) that if you say the right words, follow the right script, and start the right conversations, readers will magically appear to buy your books.  But this isn’t true. Marketing is far more like a neophyte jungle explorer with a coffee stained map in one … Continue reading Bushwhacking Your Way Through The Marketing Journey (Or, Why There Is No Trail Already Blazed!)

We’ve Been Here Before! Self-Publishing and Webcomics! A Guest Post By Tyler Omichinski

I want you to take your mind back for a moment to the heady days of the early to mid, and heck even the later, aughts. It was before the recession that seems to go on forever, or is already done, depending who you talk to.  There was also a shift going on in the … Continue reading We’ve Been Here Before! Self-Publishing and Webcomics! A Guest Post By Tyler Omichinski