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Quick Link: Using Twitter to Make Powerful Connections as a Creative Professional

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. Today’s social media post is all about Twitter, a great way to connect to people 150 characters at a time. Posting at Jane Friedman, Daniel Parsons explains the best way for authors to use Twitter. ~ * ~ Using Twitter to Make […]

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Quick Links: Twitter For Writers – More Proof That It Works – Updated

Quick links, bringing you great articles on writing from all over the web. With only being allowed 140 characters, many writers put their social energy into other areas than Twitter. But Twitter can be a great way to meet other writers, find out great resources, and yes – even sell books.  At BooksGoSocial Book Marketing […]

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The Telling Signs of Content Flops, and 6 Ways To Fix Content Marketer’s Worst Nightmare

This post by Olsy Sorokina originally appeared on the Hootsuite blog in 3/15. Even the best-love brands have their haters—that’s unavoidable. So for marketers, it’s often better to focus on being memorable and stand out from the crowd. Think of all those commercial jingles that just won’t get out of your head, or anticipation of products […]

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Everything You Need to Know to Set Up Your First Twitter Chat

This post by Matt Diederichs originally appeared on the Hootsuite blog in 4/15. You see the hashtags on Twitter every week: #SBizHour, #MediaChat, #CMGRHangout, and on and on. These tags refer to Twitter chats, one of the best examples of community building on Twitter. Using a shared hashtag, users meet at a pre-determined time to […]

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Social Media Without Draining Your Day

This post by W. Terry Whalin originally appeared on TWJ Magazine. How in the world, have I tweeted more than seventeen thousand times? Yes, that is an accurate accounting of my activity on Twitter. First, I was an early adapter and have been on twitter for seven or eight years. While there are times when […]

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My Haters, Myself: Mastering The Art Of The Haterbrag.

This post by Amanda Hess originally appeared on Slate on 4/13/15. Jennifer Weiner has sold millions of books, spent a combined five years on the New York Times best-seller list, and amassed 109,000 followers on Twitter. Last week, she descended into the basement of New York City’s Ace Hotel to share a handful of her […]

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Socially Awkward: A Simple Guide to Social Media

This post by Jandra Sutton with Steph Rodriguez originally appeared on San Francisco Book Review on 3/20/15. Chances are you’ve read countless articles about the best ways to use social media outlets, like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, or LinkedIn, and devoured list after list of quick-tips—even “for dummies”—at an attempt to implement a wealth of […]

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Catering To Your True Fans

This post by Ksenia Anske originally appeared on her blog on 9/15/14. Hey, indie writers? This is what marketing your self-published books is about. It’s about catering to your true fans, even if that might upset some people. As you’re aware, I’m doing a cleaning spree on Twitter, unfollowing most accounts, so I’m left only […]

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Do You Make These Online Marketing Mistakes?

This post by Jason Kong originally appeared as a guest post on The Book Designer on 6/4/14. Imagine you’re making an appearance at a bookstore to promote your latest novel. Someone approaches you to chat. This person gushes that she’s read all your books and is excited to read the latest one. She holds the […]

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Using SlideShare For Marketing Fiction And Non-Fiction Books

This post by Joanna Penn originally appeared on her The Creative Penn blog on 5/16/14. I know you don’t want to think about any other sites for marketing! But in this post, I outline why I think you should consider Slideshare and how I’m using it for both my brands, J.F.Penn thriller author, and Joanna […]

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You’re Not Gonna Spend a Lot Marketing This Book

This post by Saundra Mitchell originally appeared on her Making Stuff Up For A Living blog on 1/13/14. So, I’m reading this absurd article on all the things you need to spend money on to market your own book. Oh noz, you have to pay a zillion dollars for a website, for a mailing list, […]

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3 Myths About Social Media For Authors

This post by Tim Grahl originally appeared on Out:think on 12/13/13. More advice about social media is swirling around out there than ever before. I read the posts. I watch the videos. I’m constantly looking for that secret that I’m missing and each time I’m reminded of the same thing. When it comes to selling […]

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Neil Gaiman on the Hugo Awards Controversy

When Jonathan Ross was invited to host the Hugo Awards this year it caused a huge rift in the British Science Fiction community. Many felt the choice of Ross was totally inappropriate, as Ross is not involved in the community of Science Fiction authors and publishers, and some concluded it must be a cynical grab […]

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13 Great Tools to Analyze and Measure Your Social Media Results

This post by Frances Caballo originally appeared on The Book Designer on 3/5/14. Many writers make the mistake of thinking that by being on Facebook and Twitter and other social media channels they’ve already accomplished the goal of using social media to market their books. They haven’t. Furthermore, just being on social media and occasionally […]

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100 Tips to Be a Smarter, Better Twitterer

This post originally appeared on the Computer Colleges site on 5/12/09. 1. Set up your profile: Give people a glimpse beyond what your tweets reveal. 2. Include a picture: Make sure you add a photo of yourself so that your tweets will be more personal. 3. Create a simple and short Twitter name: The longer […]

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