Using Twitter

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Good morning everyone! Okay, this has been a post several friends have been asking me to write, so here I am with my somewhat organized (disorganized?) thoughts on using Twitter. One of the first things we often hear as authors is marketing and the power of social media, especially sites like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and websites. Out of all of them, Twitter has been my drug of choice. Why? Well, that’s tough to explain. Mainly because I can link my … Read More »

Ad Space in the Annual Conference Program

Every year, all of the attendees who go to the Florida Writers Conference are given a bag with goodies. They are also given a conference program that includes all of the details as to what is going on. The program is what everyone reads through because it has the schedule of workshops, the bios for all of the presenters, and all sorts of other goodness. Whether you are planning on attending the annual conference in October or not, you have … Read More »

The Joys of Kindle Unlimited

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Good morning everyone! This is a post I’ve been kicking around for a while now. The problem was, I couldn’t think of how best to explain my thoughts on Kindle Unlimited until recently. As I’m sure many of you have either heard or maybe even experienced, there are mixed feelings about Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited program. Basically, it allows the user to “borrow a book that is KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Select for one month for free. If they read … Read More »

Author Website Essentials

Is your author website as effective as it can be? Is it really working for you? Is it time for a website tune-up? To save money and because so many “free” resources are available, many writers build their own websites. I love and believe in the entrepreneurial spirit. But book marketing is challenging; you can’t do everything yourself; and writers can’t be expected to have all  the skills  or knowledge they need to create a professional author website. Here are some website essentials you might … Read More »

Social Media 101: Variety is the spice of life

Note: Sorry this post is late today. It’s been one of those weeks! The old saying is cliche, but it’s true. One of the biggest mistakes some make is putting all their social media eggs in one basket. Let’s take a look at why this is a bad idea. When you limit your options, you limit your audience. Every site is a unique entity with its own membership and style. By sticking to only one site, you’re missing a vast … Read More »

Social Media 101: Buyer Beware

If you’re on social media and trying to build your name (especially on Twitter), you are probably being inundated with follower requests from people who tell you that they can guarantee you X number of followers for a fee. Sounds tempting, right? I can spend a small amount of money and someone is going to do all the work for me. Wrong. Here’s the thing that some people don’t know. A lot of the Twitter accounts that promise these huge … Read More »

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