Here in Colorado this AM, the weather folks tell us to expect the white stuff again. I’m all for it snowing in the mountains … but let’s get to the flower planting!
It’s that Saturday in the month—my kids and I gather at the kitchen an assemble several meals for the month… then home they go to their freezers. Great way to catch up. Tomorrow it’s a special birthday brunch for my grandson’s day—his choice: rack of lamb, twice baked potatoes, wedge salad and chocolate silk pie!
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THIS WEEK on Author YOU –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles, and Mara Purl dug into what really makes a successful author and book. Being with the “why” and your “core” … your foundation is built. Listen in via the website or via iTunes.
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Social Media and Marketing Strategies
Alert for #authors-IndieAuthorDay.com should be on your radar. It’s Saturday, October 13—go to site and start creating an event-podcast. http://ow.ly/A2D030iXfg8 #iartg #asmsg
How to Manage and Analyze Your Social Media Marketing in 1 Dashboard buff.ly/2qk4LZk #SMM
This is hot–4 great tips on creating Twitter ads for #authors. http://ow.ly/Zq9330jr4S30
9 Traits All Successful #SocialMedia Marketers Share – Knows WHO their market is – Diligent and Committed – Myopically Focused -Flexible – Consistent in posting – Doesn’t give up – Hardworking – Gets that what is being marketed is a “product” -Has fun … what else?
Success & Resources
Why Book Summaries Aren’t Nearly As Good As Books goo.gl/baLpRv via @MaryGreenCNY
Building your following is a long-term growth strategy. If you think this many tweets or posts will sell that many books, think again. #NotHowThisWorks Build connections. Build relationships with readers. Be authentic.
Writers & Writing
So You Want to Read Sword and Planet Fiction: Here’s Where to Start: @mattstaggs @unboundworlds https://t.co/cqsVZH4hvw
Learn about a hot tool that #fiction #authors can use to boost locations and businesses within their #books for reader findability-podcast: http://ow.ly/A2D030iXfg8 #iartg #asmsg
How to Write a Book in 2018 (A Step-by-Step Guide for New Writers): @BryanJCollins https://t.co/Ruqh4BNY7f
Cool things and OMG moments!
Dave Grohl invited a fan onstage and was blown away by the guy’s performance dlvr.it/QQCRkK
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