Added by Vashti Quiroz-Vega on May 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Sherry Parnell on April 25, 2013 at 2:01pm — No Comments
Lily’s Daughter is a well written, deeply engaging memoir of, as she was known then, Zsuzsa Osvath’s childhood in Hungary. The period is 1940 to 1957, a period overshadowed by two European disasters, and one failed revolution. The first disaster was WWII and the second Stalin. The…Continue
Added by Richard Bunning on February 24, 2013 at 11:48am — No Comments
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…
Added by Sherry Parnell on February 8, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments
Come to my blog to check out my review of Congo Dawn, by Jeanette Windle. Ms. Windle's interview is here: http://rachelreadingnthinking.blogspot.com/2013/02/interview-with-jeanette-windle.html
The review and giveaway…Continue
Added by Rachel Bradford on February 1, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments
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Added by Douglas Morrison on August 22, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
It's not like I'm fearing for the world's literacy and taste,…
Added by Douglas Morrison on August 21, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments
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
Added by Michael Murphy on August 3, 2012 at 3:54pm — No Comments
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
Added by Rodger D. Johnson on August 2, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments
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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?
Added by David Wallace Fleming on April 12, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Rod Hope on March 15, 2012 at 12:49pm — No Comments
I started writing again, and I'm hooked. It's all I can think about. It's fun, but also all-consuming.
This is also a historical novel, but with a twist. I'm writing about present events, the impact that Obama's presidency is having on our country and the world; not so much what he's doing, or done, although he's an able administrator. No, his legacy will be the effect he's having by virtue of being black, and being smart, and capable. That is reassuring for some, but for others is…Continue
Added by Grigor Fedan on March 13, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Hollywood vs Silicon Valley; I’m torn on this, I agree; people that create original content should be protected let’s be honest Facebook and YouTube, have to much control they make it hard sometimes for small Internet companies to come up and they profit from material they didn’t create and I don’t see anybody really monitoring there policy in regards to online equality. But on the other hand sharing material is great and I don’t think these new rules will be good for business…Continue
Added by Rod Hope on January 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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
Added by Scott Jemison on October 19, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments
I have met so many wonderful people through BookBlogs and other communities I am a member of. These types of sites are great to meet authors, readers, reviewers, and others in the industry.
So, first, what are some of these sites??? (Note: These are all FREE and generally have a blog feature)
The obvious catch-all sites include Facebook and MySpace. LinkedIn and Twitter can be included as well other poplular sites. However, I want to focus on writing-related…Continue
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
Added by Kristine Lowder on August 15, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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