Why Should You Use Facebook?

There’s not a day that goes by where someone isn’t on Facebook for some reason or another. Every blogger, author, or person trying to get notice should be using this to their full advantage. Authors are using their pages to promote their books, where they’ll be signing, and just over all as a way to connect with their fans. Fans that in turn share posts, tweet, and go out to buy the author’s books. It’s like word of mouth….just word … Read More »

Social Media 101: Making a personal connection

Social media is a great way to sell your books online, but it’s not the main reason to be on there. Sure, some people might see your book blurb and decide to click, but most will not. Even fewer will bother to read that free book you pimped out or review later. The fact  is, there is a lot of noise online these days and most will not notice you unless you do something that makes you stand out in … Read More »

Get Your Writing Noticed, FWA Style

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Have you thought about using the Florida Writers Association as a way of getting your writing noticed? Whether you self-published or you went with a traditional, the goal is always to get your writing noticed and of course, sell books. The FWA has ways of doing exactly that. Surprised? That’s what a lot of our members say when they find out. You may be aware of the basics, like a spot in the bookstore at the annual conference and talking … Read More »

Social Media 101: Promotion with Thunderclap

Hi, again! Another week is almost over and I am very excited today because I am using the power of a new site to spread my message across social media today. Let me explain. Most of us who have been plugging away at the publishing thing may know that getting social media exposure is important to letting people know about your book(s). It’s one of several ways you should be connecting with people, as it’s said an average person will … Read More »

Social Media 101: Online parties

Since I’ve been doing a few workshops on Social Media lately, I thought I’d open another series focusing on different aspects of Social Media that I’ve been learning about since starting the writing journey. One of the more recent ways to connect with others online is by holding online parties, especially when a book release is coming up. Usually, these online parties are held on Facebook, although there are things people do elsewhere. I’ll be talking about those as well … Read More »

Do Novelists Need a Book Proposal?

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Industry experts have said a million proposals, manuscripts and queries are in circulation at any given time period. For a moment, I want you to pretend that you are an acquisitions editor looking for the best material to bring to your publication board. You have a limited number of projects to present at the next meeting and you’ve found some great stories. It is natural that you are going to gravitate toward the writer who not only has a powerful … Read More »

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