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


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 (March 14)

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Social Media for Authors: 12 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn for Book Promotion
from Stephanie Chandler at Authority Publishing

How to Use Twitter Lists Effectively
from Edie Melson at The Write Conversation

Are You Wasting Your Time on Social Media?
from Damien G. Walter at Damien G. Walter

Brave New World: Marketing Books Online
(and Tips for Writers: The Dos and Don’ts of Selling Yourself Online)
from The Wheeler Centre

Book Marketing Tips: Build Your Author Platform Before You Publish
from CrossBooks

Friday 10: Top Writing Blogs, Contests, Articles (Writing Process & Social Media), Free Downloads

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Happy Friday, dear writing friends!


Writing Opportunities

From The Write Practice: “Show Off” Writing Contest: The Love Story Edition

From Nick Rolynd: 30 Minute Fridays

From HorrorAddicts: 2 Horror Writing Contests (1 For Women, 1 For Men)


Top Writing Blogs

From eCollegeFinder: Top Writing Blog Nominees (Voting has ended, but bookmark for future reading.)


Articles on Writing Process

From Jeff GoinsThe Key to Distraction-Free Writing

From Maybe Genius: Spheres of Existence: Writing Other Experiences With Integrity


Articles on Social Media

From The Bookshelf Muse: Creating An Author Platform That Sticks

From Kristen Lamb: 10 Ways to Improve Your “Likability Quotient”


Free Downloads

eBook, from Amazon Kindle: Paradox (A Short Story) by Aaron Crocco

Digital music track, from John Anealio: “I Should Be Writing”