#Authors: Get Real on #SocialMedia and Readers Will Respond #ASMSG #IARTG

This is the best advice about writer marketing I have read in a long time. Thanks fir the suggestions.

POTL: All Things Books, Reading and Publishing

hexagon-1743514_1280“Marketing is first and foremost about connecting.” – Wendy Paine Miller

Today’s publishing market requires authors to wear several hats, one of them being marketer. For many authors, they haven’t a clue what to do or how to get the word out about their book(s). I see it all the time on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn; authors posting about their books in an unending stream of impersonal tweets and posts.

“BUY MY BOOK! BUY MY BOOK! BUY MY BOOK, PLEASE!”

I shake my head because these authors miss the whole point. Social media is at its core, social. It’s a powerful marketing tool, if you know how to use it. Let me give you an example:

Back in 2012, I wrote my debut novel, Princess of the Light. When the time came to edit and publish it, I started chatting with some of my Twitter followers about it. Nothing…

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2 thoughts on “#Authors: Get Real on #SocialMedia and Readers Will Respond #ASMSG #IARTG

  1. Jeff King

    I suggest you don’t read any research about skin cancer in dogs, caused by too much sunshine. It will only make you more crazy. And yes, some people have too much free time on their hands! Curiously, much of this stuff gets published…AND READ!!!!

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