By Chris Armitage
So you wrote a book, now what? We all know social media is a powerful tool for introducing your work to new people and eventually helping them become fans who will buy more of your work in the future. While many authors do spend money on this sort of thing, you can actually do this with a budget of zero dollars and zero cents. The incredible democratization that social media offers means that quality work has more of a chance than ever to shine. Once upon a time, a writer needed a deal with a publisher or a gig with a well known media source; those days are gone. Continue reading “Use Instagram to Sell Books and Get Your Writing in Front of People”
by James Palmer
Netflix. Lootcrate. Amazon Prime. Everyone has at least heard of most of these, and you probably subscribe to one or two of them. From TV to men’s razors, the subscription model is catching on with consumers.
According to Deloitte, 69% of households now subscribe to one or more video streaming subscription services. A survey conducted by Global Banking and Finance Review reported that 70% of business leaders say subscription business models will be key to their prospects in the years ahead.
How can publishing get in on this thriving new trend? Let me count the ways. Continue reading “The Future Will Be Monthly: Subscription Models for Authors”
By John Carey
Improving your writing is a continuous cycle of three steps: 1) writing, 2) editing, and 3) learning from others so you can do a better job of writing and editing. There are many web destinations packed with exercises, ideas, courses, writer forums, and many other helpful tools for the aspiring writer. I’ll cover some of the best I have found. Continue reading “7 Top Writer Resources”
By Chris Armitage
Social media has the power to connect you with your audience and this can be done for free, making it an incredibly powerful tool for democratizing marketing! Through years of trial and error and hundreds of hours of training, these simple rules have made a world of difference in my social media work. The advice being shared here is identical to what is shared with my closest friends and family who have a need to grow their social media following and aren’t ready to make the leap to hiring a professional.
Bottom Line Up Front or B.L.U.F.
More of the right followers engaging with your content means you make more money or bring more attention to your cause. You can grow your following without spending a cent.
Here are my top tips: Continue reading “Top 5 Rules for Promoting Your Brand on Social Media”