The Thursday Five: Marketing (June 20)

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Building Your Author Platform #5: Facebook
(#4: Goodreads, #3: Amazon Author Pages, #2: Twitter, #1: Developing Your Writing Blog)
from Tony Riches at The Writing Desk

6 Reasons Google+ Beats Facebook for Author Platform Building
from Marcy Kennedy at Jane Friedman
How Authors Can Connect with Readers Via a Google+ Hangout
from Cynthia Leitich Smith at Cynsations

How To Find Readers For Your Blog
from Molly Greene at Molly Greene: Writer

Why Email Marketing Benefits Your Book’s Sales
from Doris at Savvy Writers & e-Books Online

Dear Lovely Author (Truths About Marketing You Need to Know)
from Helen Moffett at Books LIVE

Bonus Anecdote:

The Art Of Marketing from Sulci Collective

The Thursday Double Five: Marketing (June 13)

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Book Marketing Tips for Fiction and Non-Fiction Authors
from Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

7 Bestseller Book Marketing Strategies for Fiction Writers
from Jonathan Gunson at Bestseller Labs

Four Fiction-Marketing Fallacies
from Carla Laureano at Carla Laureano

Ten Deadly Marketing Mistakes Almost Every Author Makes
from Penny C. Sansevieri at The Huffington Post: Blog

LinkedIn for Writers (Build a Social Media Platform)
from Janalyn Voigt at WordServe Water Cooler

One Writer’s Top Dos and Don’ts of Writing for Social Media
from Molly Dunne at The Bolin Marketing Blog

Attention Social Media Managers – Writer’s Block is No Excuse
from Kaylee Evans at BloggingPro

On Writing and Social Media: Mandi Ehman, Emily Freeman, Hayley Morgan
from Kat Lee at How They Blog

Do writers need social media?
from Sue Leonard at Irish Examiner

Picking Starberries… & other discoveries made while marketing fiction
from Serena Chase at Edgy Inspirational Romance

Resources:

Social Media News for Writers from Alma Katsu

How They Blog from Kat Lee

Social Media Consciousness: The Blog Project. from Heather Day

The Thursday Five: Marketing (May 2)

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Rooted Marketing: Preplanning Your Marketing as You Write Your Novel
from C.S. Lakin at Live Write Thrive

Book Marketing: Creating Your Author Press Kit
from Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

How to Promote Your Book (Part 2): Book Tours, Publicity, Video Trailers and More
How to Promote Your Book: Press Releases, Media Pitches, and Promotional Materials
from Chuck Sambuchino at Writer’s Digest

Authors: Do You Solicit Reviews? And If So, How?
from D.D. Scott at The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing

How Do You Keep Your Book Sales Momentum Going Over the Months and Years?
from Lindsay Buroker at Lindsay Buroker

Bonus Article:
Top 5 Ways to Start Your Author Platform NOW!
from Rachel Thompson at San Francisco Book Review

The Thursday Five: Marketing (April 25)

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Author Etiquette 101: Do’s and Don’ts for Writers Using Social Media
from Anne R. Allen at Anne R. Allen’s Blog

How Social Media Changed the Dynamic Between Authors and Readers
from Joanne Clancy at Leaders West

Your Author Online Platform and Numbers – Newsletter Subscribers, Speaking Engagements, and Book Sales
from Karen Cioffi at Karen Cioffi Writing and Marketing
Your Author Online Platform and Social Networks – Blog Page Views and Twitter Followers
What Is An Author Platform and How Do You Create It?

Ever Thought About a Virtual Launch Party? Here’s How!
from Pamela S. Meyers at We CAN Market Our Books!

And Then What Happened?: Chapter 3 in My Self-Publishing Diaries
from Julie Gerstenblatt at The Huffington Post: Blog

Bonus Resource:
18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
from Jody Hedlund at Goodreads

The Thursday Five: Social Media/Marketing (April 18)

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8 Social Media Tips Just for Writers
from Frances Caballo at Write Nonfiction Now!

11 Author Website Must-Have Elements
from Kimberley Grabas at Your Writer Platform

Pinterest: A Visual Marketing Tool for Writers and Bloggers
from Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

3 Smashing Social Media Cheat Sheets
from Mitt Ray at Social Marketing Writing

Has Social Media become too BIG to be effective?
from Tim Flanagan at his website

The Thursday Five: Social Media/Marketing (April 11)

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Making a Social Media Marketing Calendar
from Victoria Grefer at Creative Writing with the Crimson League

The Discoverability Challenge: With More Authors Self-Publishing Each Year, How Will Your Book Get Noticed?
from Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn

E-Publishing – Don’t Give Up!
from Sally Jenkins at Nick Daws’ Writing Blog

How to Write, Publish and Market Your Book
from Patricia Redsicker at Social Media Examiner

Promoting Your Kobo Books
from Maia Sepp at Kobo Writing Life

The Thursday Five: Social Media/Marketing (April 4)

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The 7 Need to Knows About Marketing for Writers
from Siddharth Kalla at A Million Pens

Best of the Web on Social Media Writing
from Clare Dodd at Bad Language

The 7 Most Interesting Social Media Studies and What to Learn From Them
from Leo Widrich at Buffer

Social Media for Shy Writers
from Regan Walker at Once Written, Twice Shy

A Pinterest Site That Can Turn You Into a Social Media Wiz
from King Kaufman at The Bleacher Report Writers Blog

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