Questions for First-Time Authors

Now that I’ve written my first novel, I think back to a few of the questions I wish I had asked myself before I started.

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Quirky Book Promotion Idea

Tweet Have you written a book about relaxation, senior citizens or dogs? Why not link your book in a Facebook post or tweet to one of these fun or quirky August holidays? August 1 National Mustard Day August 2 Friendship Day August 2 International Forgiveness Day August 2 Sisters Day August 3 National Watermelon Day […]

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How Authors Can Use Twitter to Promote Their Books

Do you tweet? Do you say things like, “Please buy my book,” or “Check out my book on Amazon?” Probably not the most effective use of Twitter. The idea is to attract followers who will be interested enough in you to buy your book. Here are some ideas:

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Do You Know Where Your Target Audience Hangs Out Online?

Before your book comes out, you need to spend some time thinking about who your most likely buyer is and where to find her online.

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How to Sell Books Using Pinterest

I love posting images of things I love on Pinterest, but am I driving book sales? Probably not.

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How Authors Can Use Pinterest

Tweet Okay, I’ve set up a few boards and posted some pictures.  But how can I use this new social media tool to help promote my book? Here are a few ideas I found: 1) Create a board for your protagonist or other important character(s).  This sounds like fun.  What does Elizabeth Reilly-Hayden wear?  What […]

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Which Facebook Posts Get the Most Play?

What’s the best way to get fans to “Like” your Facebook page other than blatantly asking them to or bribing them with a prize?

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