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This is the Reason Content Marketing for Writers Matters #h2e

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It’s not a term most writers are familiar with, likely because anything with the term ‘marketing’ in it makes us want to run away and cower in the safety of our tried and trusty pens and pads. Besides, we are writers. We want to create art. Why do we need to do any…

Reminder Authors: Have you set up your February Promotion yet? Let us know in the comments!

I was sitting around staring at my Author’s Social Media Planner Book – really just staring at the outside of the planner wishing I’d decorated in a more fashionable way.

I clicked on the Internet and found a lot of Valentine’s Day reminders were starting to pop off.

I decided right then and there to jump over to Canva.com and put together a quick .png. I borrowed a book Lover day ad, copied it and then posted it in my Hootsuite and Buffer, plus scheduled it out in my Facebook page.

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It’s not much, but enough to draw attention for lovers of romance.

This is the status message attached:

Fall in love over &over again for Valentine’s Day reading page turning Suspense Romance http://www.sylviahubbard.com/fictionbooks #booklover

In Hootsuite that schedules to my Facebook Profile, Twitter, Go.ogle Plus for Motown Writers (for the SEO) and Motown Writers Group, I schedule my post every three days from here on out starting on the 18th of January.

For Buffer, I just did one schedule Que’d post and then I jumped over to Facebook Page, which also posts to my Twitter to post every 5 days starting on the 20th

These will all run until February the 14th.

I might do a giveaway. Still thinking about it.

What are you doing for your February Campaign? Please share in the comments with your website to link to it.

 

Video Will Be Huge in 2017…Get Ready!

Video is incredibly popular. Experts estimate that in 2017 and beyond, video will make up 69% of consumer internet traffic.

Back in 2015, consumers spent an average of five-and-a-half hours a day watching video content. That number continues to rise. On Facebook alone, some 500 million users view 8 billion videos on a daily basis.

Video, because people watch so much of it, is useful in book marketing. At the same time, it’s important to keep your videos to approximately 90 seconds. Five percent of viewers will stop watching a video after 1 minute and 60% by 2 minutes.

video marketing on YouTube for authors by Frances Caballo for BookWorks.com

 

– See more at: https://www.bookworks.com/2016/12/video-will-be-huge-in2017-get-ready/
https://www.bookworks.com/2016/12/video-will-be-huge-in2017-get-ready/

How to Set Up a Facebook Author Page for Beginners | #Repost via @IndiesUnlimited

New post on Indies Unlimited

How to Set Up a Facebook Author Page for Beginners

by Big Al

facebook logoA while back, I wrote an article here on IU which laid out the basics of Twitter. This post does the same for Facebook with an emphasis on what an author would need to setup an “author page” for their marketing and promotional efforts.

I’m going to assume you’re able to find your way to Facebook (www.facebook.com) and sign up for an account. As I did with Twitter, my contrarian nature means I didn’t do any of the things Facebook wanted me to when setting up the demonstration account I’ll be showing here. Really you should consider doing all of what they suggest. If you didn’t, you’ll get a page that is almost a blank slate with the top looking a lot like this. Read more of this post

Watch “Finding Readers for Your Novel” on #HowToEbook

Need readers? Great video to listen to and pick up information.

Have you found an out of the box way to find readers?

What are your strategies?

Please share in comments.

Monthly Marketing Tips for Authors on #HowToEbookDotOrg

These appeared on my personal blog, but I know you all don’t follow so I wanted to get them over here, plus on Thursday’s periscope, we’ll be hitting on these with some extra bonuses so I hope you watch my periscope for more!

http://periscope.tv/sylviahubbard1

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Monthly Marketing Tips for Authors

Practical advice for authors who are looking to market their books

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MEDIA:Trying to make an impact on your book sales, try to grab an interview onBlogTalkRadio.com. Here’s an updated link of author interview show. Click here

EVENTS: Find a spring or summer book fair coming up and grab a vendor table then for the next couple of months let everyone know about it at least twice a week. Contact libraries, check out facebook or do a google search.

PROMOTION: Spring is coming up. Time to remind readers to get ready for their summer book list and to add your book to their TBR. Create Summer Coupons or discounts. Remember people are feeling deary from the winter blues and would love to be reminded of better days – warmer days. Let them know your book will give them that feeling no matter what the weather is outside. Go to canva.com find a great coupon gif and put your book on a beach. Get the links you need to get them reading. A post back to your site that’s quick with all the information to all the bookstores For examplehttp://sylviahubbard.com/tannersdevil

REVIEWS: Run a creative review campaign to get people to read the book. Offer a gift card entry to a giveaway with everyone who can enter their email and a link to where they posted their review.

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