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

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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 28)

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A Voice in the Wilderness: Getting Your Self-Published Work Noticed
from Josiah Williams at The WinePress Blog

How Writers Can Promote Their Work in a Digital Age
from Belen Chacon at CareerRealism

10 Twitter Tips for Authors (and everyone else)
from Meghan Ward at Writerland

4 Simple Ways for Writers to Create Great Social Media Content
from Dorie Clark at Huffington Post Books

Summing Up What I’ve Learned From 2002
(No Magic Marketing Technique Exists, Be a Storyteller First, Don’t Bang People on the Head With Your Book)
from Ruth Ann Nordin at Self-Published Authors Helping Other Authors

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 5: Social Media

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What Every Author Ought to Know About Selling Books With Social Media
From Book Cover Cafe

A Little Love From Book Authors for Twitter
From Miller Mosaic, LLC (Social Media Marketing)

The Myth About Being “Liked” (on Facebook)
From Author Marketing Experts, Inc

9 Ways Authors Could Use Google+ to Drum Up Awareness and Sales
From Chris Brogan (on Google+)

5 Ways Writers Can Break Out of the Tired Old Social Media Box
From Copyblogger