Category Archives: Social Media

Make the Query Process Easier Using Social Media, Learn from the Agents themselves

Yesterday I talked about why building a platform is not just for self-publishers. You can find part one of this post here. I’d like to present another argument for why traditional publishing wannabes should be using social media presence way before they begin querying, ideally alongside writing the book. Let’s take a look. Image courtesy of we-do-write.blogspot.com Another case study from me! Right now I
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Traditional Publishing Wannabes, I’m Sorry But You Still Need the Dreaded “Platform”. Part 1.

Having a platform is not just for authors going the self-publishing route. Those hoping to get a traditional publishing contract need one too. Let me explain. A few weeks back, an agent contacted me out of the blue asking if she could see my manuscript. She noticed that I wrote a blog on book marketing and promotions and ran the site Ladies Who Critique
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A Little Linked In Tip! Customizing URLs on Profile

If you are using Linked In, here’s a small tip you can utilize to make the links in your profile more enticing. On your profile there is the option to add the URLs to your personal and company websites: If you click ‘Edit’, you can add in your own URLs. The options you have for filling these out are: Personal Website, Company Website, Blog,
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7 Things You Can do Right Now to Improve Your Author Website

Author websites and blogs are a vital element of an author’s online marketing efforts; it’s the hub where they can control their image, brand, appeal to the press and communicate directly with their readers. A site doesn’t have to be anything too fancy, however it should include certain elements in order for it to effectively promote the author and his/her books. Here are the
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8 Reasons Even Haters Should be on Twitter

Twitter is not just for telling everyone what you ate for lunch and bragging about your weekend. Nooo friends, Twitter has real value – for everyone. Yup you heard that right. Everyone. You should be on Twitter even if you think it’s some vain, boring, overrated, over-sharing micro-blog. Which for some people it is – but you don’t have to tell everyone that you
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