Category Archives: Platform

Website Tips for Authors

Hi Everyone, please help us welcome Midge Ramond to the blog who has some excellent tips on author websites. This is an except from Everyday Book Marketing: Promotion Ideas to Fit Your Regularly Scheduled Life and first appearing in Author Magazine. … Continue reading

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Need Online Exposure? Asking Bloggers For Help

Recently I posted a tip on Facebook regarding the wrong way to contact bloggers for exposure after being “cold call” emailed myself. The cliff note version is that a marketing person sent me a form letter asking for book exposure, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Marketing, Platform, Promotion | 38 Comments

Reluctant to Join Social Media?

Hi everyone! For some, the war cry of Join Twitter! Network! Engage & Share! Create a Facebook Page! Get Yourself Out There! can seem a bit much. I know a lot of writers who are confused and frustrated because they … Continue reading

Posted in Platform, Social Networking, Uncategorized | 15 Comments

Creating An Author Platform That Sticks

Today we welcome S.R. Johannes, author of the YA Wilderness Thriller, Untraceable and the newly released On The Bright Side, a super fun Tween Paranormal about a girl becoming a guardian angel after she dies, only to discover her charge … Continue reading

Posted in Guest Post, Marketing, Platform, Promotion | 37 Comments

Do You Need a Social Media Intervention?

It’s drilled into us by the Publishing Powers That Be: platform, platform, platform. Embrace Social Media. Blog. Get on twitter. Engage. Network. Connect. Start early, think ahead, get a platform in place before the deal. And because we want to … Continue reading

Posted in Agents, Balance, Blogging Tip, Focus, Platform, Writing Time | 68 Comments

Blogging Tip: 3 Fast Fixes

A lot of people wonder how they can create a Breakout Blog that will help build platform and connect them to their audience. This series on Blogging Tips looks at ways to maximize blog performance to reach these goals.  I … Continue reading

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Blogging Tip: Know Your Audience

A lot of people wonder how they can create a Breakout Blog that will help build platform and connect them to their audience. This series on Blogging Tips looks at ways to maximize blog performance to reach these goals.  WHAT … Continue reading

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Blogging Tip: Be Yourself

A lot of people wonder how they can create a Breakout Blog that will help build platform and connect them to their audience. This series on Blogging Tips looks at ways to maximize blog performance to reach these goals.  At … Continue reading

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Maximize your Blog & Twitter Relationship: Add Share Buttons

A lot of people wonder how they can create a Breakout Blog that will help build platform and connect them to their audience. This series on Blogging Tips looks at ways to maximize blog performance so they can reach these … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Conquering Impatience

Recently my blogging chum Shannon O’Donnell posted about how important certain virtues are for people on the writing path. We must have the courage to write and put ourselves out there, we must find the fortitude needed to persevere. The … Continue reading

Posted in About Us, Focus, Platform, Rejection, Time Management, Writer's Attitude | 45 Comments