So a few weeks ago, I shared a post called "Does An Author Really Need a Social Media Platform?" With everyone being online and plugged in, it's not surprising that mostly we lean towards social media and understand why it's useful for authors. But I wanted to discuss the idea of not directly using social media.
As writers, we have to come up with different ways to market our work, build a following, encourage action and all that jazz. One of the ways can be with giveaways. Giveaways can be great, from something small to something large, you get to reward your follwers/readers/fans. But there can be issues because there are …
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Want to make awesome visuals for your blog or boost your marketing with eye-catching graphics? Want to make your social media images pop? Then, if you aren't already, you need to be using Canva. Since I've had a lot of questions on how I make my graphics and book aesthetics, I thought I'd do a tutorial/product review of the program Canva.
So, I thought it was high time I did another Monday Marketing post! Now, no matter how much I say it, I'm still seeing new writers who claim they "don't need to market" or that they will "Market after publishing." But it's important so here are 7 reasons why you need to market your book before it's published.
Facebook has once again made some changes that are rolling out in 2019 with the main change being they want to focus heavily on building relationships and interactions. This means if you want your Facebook Page's posts to be viewed by more people you need to really build those connections and avoid some pitfalls. Receiving …
It's Monday Marketing time, people! Today I thought I'd talk (more) about social media. Last year, I did a series on Social Media but I think discussing it specifically for Marketing is important. Not all social media is the same. Ones such as Twitter and Snapchat are fast-paced social media platforms. LinkedIn is more business-oriented, designed more for making professional connections. Instagram is obviously a more visual platform, whereas Facebook... well, Facebook has changed a lot. It used to be where everyone hung out (except me, I was a late (and grudging) comer to the platform). In fact, it's a shocker I'm even ON social media. I hate it, but it has its uses. Like Taxes.
I recently had a conversation with someone on social media about "gaining exposure". They informed me that there was no point in them gaining exposure as they didn't have a book out. Okay, so I've mentioned it before but I need to say it again for the cheap seats at the back, "you should still look at getting exposure before you are published!!"
It was surprising just how many writers informed me they almost never leave book reviews, even for Indie authors. I will discuss this more later on in the post. But with that in mind today's Monday Marketing post discusses the subject of Book Reviews, why you gotta have 'em and why you should give them …
It's Monday Marketing time people! On other news, I am finally fully back online. Woohoo. We are in our new home, still surrounded by more boxes than I'd like, but we're getting there.