Archive: February 2013 -

Marketing a New Book (advice from a social media guru!)

Today's topic is a follow-up to my post from a couple of weeks ago on how writers can use social media to their best advantage. A really good example is fellow writer, Lindsay Cummings (@lindsaycwrites), whose book The Murder Complex comes out in the summer of 2014.  Even before her book's been released, she's using social media to reach fans and build hype for the publication.  She's on Twitter, talking to fans and colleagues alike, always responding promptly to tweets and posting info about her book.  She talks up other people's books and shows genuine excitement when people engage...

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What Inspires You?

I was inspired to write this particular post by my mom.  For most of my birthdays, my mom crafts handmade cards/draws pictures/cuts out 2-D shape, which I save.  This year the card for my birthday was really cool.  (See picture to the left)  She took my book series idea and illustrated three little books.  My parents and husband are so behind my writing, constantly asking me how it's going, reading excerpts, etc, it made me think about what inspires me to write.  I love having written a couple thousand words and emailing it off to my parents to read/waiting for their comments back. So...

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