Demystifying Facebook

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Demystifying Facebook How can Facebook help you, the independent writer? It’s not just for Candy Crush anymore. Independent Writers on Facebook Like other small business persons (for that is what an indie author is, right?), you have two separate lives on any social network. One is as an individual. You have friends, you have opinions. […]

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Writer Giveaways

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Giveaways So giveaways can be helpful when you are first starting out. Because people do not know your writing, they might not be inclined to spend too much on your work. Rather than pricing down to nothing, do one better: give your book away as a prize. Amazon, in particular, makes it easy. And on […]

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Interview with EJ Roberts

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Meet EJ Roberts EJ Roberts is an all-around indie author reviewer! Back in July of 2016 I did something different and handed over the reins to her. She’s from A Drop of Ink Reviews. So take it away, EJ Roberts! Background I am EJ Roberts, the reviewer for A Drop of Ink Reviews. So let’s sit […]

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Libraries – How to Get Your Book into Them

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Libraries Getting into Libraries Libraries are the unsung heroes of the American (and other countries’) educational system. They are where people look for jobs, listen to lectures, or teach themselves all sorts of things. They are also a marvelous home for your newly-published book. Connections First of all, you probably can’t just write to or […]

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Creating a Facebook page

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Creating a Facebook page How do you go about creating a Facebook page? Pages versus Groups Why do you want one over another? Why does it matter? Groups, as might be expected, allow for more discussion. However, everyone is on a more or less equal footing in terms of presenting content. And if that is what […]

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Social Media and Writing Part 3

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Social Media Writing Part 3 Social Media Writing Part 3? Well, it’s more like Social Media and Writing Part 3. Good lord, I do write when I get going, eh? These posts are related to a Chuck Wendig post on these topics. When we last left, I was talking about some things not to do. Here […]

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Social Media and Writing Part 2

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Social Media Writing Part 2 Social Media Writing Part 2? Er, I mean Social Media and Writing, Part 2. More about the Chuck Wendig blog post, and my take on it all. Recap Let us return to our discussion. In the first part of this post, I talked about the current state of social media, more […]

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Optimize by Lee Odden, A Book Review

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Optimize by Lee Odden Optimize by Lee Odden was not an unfamiliar concept. I have read about search engine optimization on countless websites and in any number of books already. But I don’t think I ever truly understood it until now. Lee Odden has taken an almost mysterious concept and made it comprehensible. I definitely […]

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Advertising on Facebook

May 27, 2018 No Comments

Advertising on Facebook Have you tried advertising on Facebook? It’s easier and more affordable than you might think. Keep in mind that Facebook is constantly A/B testing (e. g. checking to see if any new layouts or color schemes, etc. will make you click more), so these instructions might be a little out of date […]

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Demystifying Twitter

May 27, 2018 9 Comments

Demystifying Twitter What can Twitter do for you, the independent writer? What’s the big deal about 140 characters? Twitter is essentially a microblogging service. You broadcast your thoughts to the ether. Some of those thoughts, to be sure, are more interesting than others. Many of us know someone who tweets about everything in their lives. […]

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