SMT Series: Too Much Promo is BAD

SMT Series: Too Much Promo is BAD

Social Media Triage Series: Part One Too Much Promo and Why It Is Bad There are two things that social media sites allow. One, interaction with others, two, publicity of anything you want to promote. This is not only a viable way for businesses (and especially writers) to get the word out about their products and services, but it is also the most popular way. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but if overused can become one. Too much promo is BAD, y’all. And I am going to explain why. So why is it when we go out there

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Five important points about book marketing & promotions before you publish

Book Marketing/Promotions Before You Publish Dano / Foter / CC BY Are you uncertain about doing your own marketing? Feel like too much of an introvert to be successful as a marketer? Don’t know what a marketing plan is? Can’t distinguish between promoting and marketing? Well, you’ve come to the right blog then. 1. Authors should get as much knowledge about book marketing/promotions as they possibly can. Recently, I watched over twenty videos, listened to over thirty podcasts, and am reading one of many many good books on this subject. I am not trying to toot my own horn here,

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Amazon/Hachette Debacle

The Amazon/Hachette debacle goes on … and it seems everyone has an opinion. Some are on the side of Amazon, and say they are for the indie author. Others are on the side of Hachette and say that their stance protects the rights of legacy published authors. TheCreativePenn / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Well, let’s face it folks, it all comes back to that unholy dollar . Both sides want theirs, and they are going to fight to the death until someone is victor in all this. The problem may well be, however, that

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Self-Publishing 101

Self-publishing is not a new term. Nor is it any longer a term fraught with negative connotation. It’s simply a means to getting your work to market by doing it all yourself. DIY. Indeed. So I decided to post up a little opinion piece about self-publishing and it’s pretty simple so it’s going into the 101 category. I thought I would break self-publishing down into its parts. Good and bad. Let’s check out the negative side first, and get it out of the way. What’s wrong with self-publishing? ***All the costs of editing, formatting, and cover design fall squarely on

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