Everyone wants to be heard. We all want our points understood; our ideas to matter and our feelings considered. And when we are not heard, we can feel frustrated and insignificant. If we feel ignored enough times we begin to question the importance of our own points and ideas, which can eventually damage our feelings of self-worth.
We live in loud society. The various outlets of social media remind us that there is always someone with something to say. And all the…
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Minding Our Social Media Manners
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Most of us have been taught the social graces necessary to behave properly in polite society; however, a good number has either chosen to forget or refuses to comply. Good manners shouldn't be a cultural convention relegated to eighteenth-century romantic novels; people should always conduct themselves with propriety when interacting with others.
After all, saying…
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It's not like I'm fearing for the world's literacy and taste,…
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Many authors focus on social media to the exclusion of traditional media when promoting their books. I've incorporated both in my overall book promotion and marketing. With seven novels published and an eighth coming out in January, I've accumulated some knowledge about working with the media that's worked for me. I've been interviewed by several daily newspapers across the country as well as appeared on radio and television.
I took a brief break from my blog to guest blog on Build…Continue
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There are nuggets from Seth Godin's mind which are apropos to the shift in marketing we see today. He says, "If long stories are so great, how come we spend all our lives working for the short ones?"
As authors, you are in the business of penning the stories we read, enjoy, and from which we learn and see our world differently. Marketing your book is the same, but it's a different story -- a story you must commit to the long haul for it…Continue
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Attention Book Bloggers - Growing up Wired is available for review.
How will romantic relationships withstand technology's offer of instant gratification?
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Here are my 4 ways authors and small biz can increase revenue by using social media. My special package Body Heat is a smart and economically viable marketing investment.
1. A Facebook fan page helps tremendously because that’s where your customer base resides. You can find them in groups, friend search, news feeds,…Continue
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Word of the day expostulate \ik-SPOS-chuh-leyt\ , verb: To reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done.
Book Promotion Site of the Day - Authonomy - http://www.authonomy.com/ - Resource For Writers and Book Lovers
Book Available For Review - Neena the Baby Elephant - http://www.getbookreviews.com/neena.html
Book Reviewer of…
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Word of the day Arduous [ar·du·ous] adj. 1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult: "An arduous undertaking." 2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous: "A long, arduous, and exhausting war."
Book Promotion Site of the Day - Booksie - http://www.booksie.com/ Share your writings, your novels, and network with other writers. Free to Sign Up!
Book Reviewer of the Day - The Life of Fiction - A Young…
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Word of the day Ubiquitous [u·biq·ui·tous] adj. Being or seeming to be everywhere, or in all places, at the same time; omnipresent.
Book Promotion Site of the Day - Post a Free Press Release About Your Book At - http://www.openpr.com/
Book Available For Review - The Fine Wine of Aging -…Continue
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Gotta admit it. I'm a first class goon. As an author my publisher pleads with me to get out there and work the social media. She advises me to go to the Yahoo groups and get in there and work them with sizzle and shine. She wants me to blog - which I am doing right now, don't ya see - she wants me on Facebook, Twitter and all the rest. But I am totally helpless and clueless. I have shunned these exercises like they were infected with a twelfth century plague. We seem to be undated…Continue
When I first started working with Aqueous Books, I was already working as an independent marketing consultant and was therefore familiar with Social Media Marketing. However, I was (and still am in my opinion) a neophyte to the world of book publishing. My motto became "Do what you know and learn as you go." I'm still learning everyday -- especially when it comes to promoting books to independent booksellers.…Continue
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Most everyone who’s anyone is singing the praises of social media when it comes to marketing and promotion potential. The amen corner is full of “absolutely!” and “imperative!” when it comes to using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and/or web sites to jump-start your writing career or increase book sales. But is social media use helping or harming your writing career?
Answer: It depends. Here are some possible boons and…Continue
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Congratulations. You’ve taken the plunge and joined the wonderful world of online social media. Now that you’ve set up your Facebook, Digg, Redditt, LinkedIn or Twitter accounts and have burnished your initial blog post to a fine sheen, you’re ready for the world to snap up your pearls of wisdom. But wait. Although savvy sales and publishing gurus often push social media as the latest and greatest marketing miracle, it has its hazards. Here are come common pitfalls to…Continue
Added by Kristine Lowder on July 31, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I am so thankful that Terri Main has let me post her wonderful article about Twitter!!! I hope you find it as useful as I did! THANKS TERRI!!!
TWITTER 101 by Terri Main
First, think about twitter like a scaled down facebook with just a newsfeed. Each status is just 140 characters. It's an announcement service so to speak, although what you are announcing may range from how you are feeling to prayer requests to a new blog post to a sales message (be careful of…Continue