Tag : Social Networking and Writing

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Let’s be honest, no one likes to do the hard work it take to run a blog when you have to do what seems like 100 more things. If you are a writer, then usually, in a day you need to think about how much time you have to write, how much time you have …
Every writer dreams of the day when their books become best sellers. That’s fine so what does this have to do with social media? Don’t have a blog- build one. Enter the blog.  Your blog will do, and you will be fine.  It’s after all a blog post right?  Not quite, a blog is a …
Marketing, and success and how fast you can do it is the type of thinking that will have most people finding themselves in trouble. Part of it comes from how they see themselves: they will see themselves as a writer and then a publisher and then, possibly a marketer of their books.  They are wrong …
Stress and Burnout
Although rules can and do change, if you are writing and publishing something you want it to be the best. In the spirit of this idea, over the years I have learned a few publishing points.  First, it’s not impossible to publish a book. They are either something which I’ve learned about after reading several …
One of the new more powerful ways to self-publish is using CreateSpace to distribute your book.  It is powerful because its parent company is Amazon.  Since CreateSpace was acquired by Amazon,  more people have used CreateSpace to self-publish their writing.  This in and of itself is nothing new. Writers want to get the word out …
Jellybeans make a wonderful, colorful snack; a wonderful operating system they do not. I have been writing and griping about Jellybean for a long time now and it seems the rest of the world is finally catching up. The buggy system had updates yes, but every time I updated something else stopped working entirely.And you …
If you have already published an eBook, the basic premise is still selling your book. While this is still the same, you need the social networking sites now more than ever. You will need to sell your book to the market that you choose to focus on, one which will buy your book. Your book will need …
Selling an e-book (or book) is easy in many writer’s minds, they will often believe that they have a large number of family and friends to count on and don’t worry about any social networking sites until it is too late, generally after their failure to sell books to their ‘buyers’.  They seem as emotionally …
How helpful are Twitter and Facebook in increasing sales of your book? Unless you are Kiera Cass, Terry Brooks, John Grisham, or George Takei, what you have to offer to readers on Twitter and Facebook will not help the sales of your book.  You might have a lot of subscribers or followers or fans, but …
How much money should you spend using social media? Social media can be a leech, in terms of time needed, to get “seen” by the people who matter most to you, your readers.  Living a Life of writing has been around as a blog or website since 2008, but I’ve only been active on two …
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