Google Plus Groups

Google Plus CommunitiesLike many folks, I spend a lot of time on Facebook (probably more than is good for me, actually). And like many authors and other small business owners, I’ve become frustrated with Facebook’s pay-to-inform-your-followers setup and have thought about moving house to another social network – say, Google Plus.

But I also spend a lot of time in Facebook groups. (Sometimes it seems like posting in a Facebook group is the only way to be sure people will see your post, doesn’t it? But I digress.) Wouldn’t it be neat if Google Plus had a similar feature? Continue reading “Google Plus Groups”

Empire Avenue – A Different Type of Social Networking

Empire Avenue social networking siteSocial media platforms have become synonymous with marketing. As Indie publishers and writers, it’s a love-hate relationship. If you are not out there, then you feel like you’re missing the boat. If you are out there too much, then you are spamming all the same people over and over.

It’s rare when you run across a platform that isn’t saturated with groups of the same people. One such platform puts a different twist on social media relationships and networking. Empire Avenue’s mission is to build a global marketplace where any individual can realize the value of their reputation and networks. With Empire Avenue, you link your social media accounts and you earn virtual dollars based on your interactions and social media engagement. Empire Avenue takes social media, gamification, and networking to a whole new level. Continue reading “Empire Avenue – A Different Type of Social Networking”

Becoming a Triberr Warrior

When I first encountered Triberr, for some unfathomable reason I had a Lord of the Flies moment and pictured small boys on an island wearing war paint. After battling away with it, as I do with all things social media, I discovered it was a fantastic place. I stripped off my clothes, grabbed a conch shell and had a go at finding others.

Indie authors need to leverage all kinds of social media in order to effectively sell their books. Running a blog has been a great way for me to get the word out about books and other writing, but it’s also a way to share information that helps my book marketing. Triberr enables you to grow that blogging community.

Indie Authors and Triberr.

Triberr was started by Dino Dogan and Dan Cristo. Their idea is simple: have a site in which everyone in your Tribe tweets your new blog posts, and you do the same for others in your Tribe.

All you have to do is approve the tweets and Triberr does the rest. It’s a great way to build your blog following quickly and effectively. Continue reading “Becoming a Triberr Warrior”

Finding Readers

“Here reader, reader, reader. Here, reader, where are you?”

Finding readers for your books can be like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack. There are the usual marketing things you can do to entice them, and there are a few “out of the box” ones that I have stumbled upon that have helped. Marketing, of course, is important. But sometimes it’s not just the marketing aspect that draws readers to you. We are writers; we are supposed to be creative. It’s in our nature to be. So use it! Here are some out of the box ways to find readers: Continue reading “Finding Readers”

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