Over the past decade, social media has transformed from a fad into a necessary for writers. But for the inexperienced author, trying to make sense of it, much less master it, the available platforms can be a frustrating experience. The variety of social media options alone is dizzying enough, from WordPress, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, to Pinterest. That's where this guide comes in. Whether you are just starting to create an audience or looking to refine your online presence, Social Media for Writers will equip you with the essential tools you'll need to succeed. You will find appendixes that show you how to set up the major social media platforms, build an online community and perform basic functions. With all these strategies, techniques and applicable information, this book is a comprehensive source for all your social media needs.
Social media book marketing is key to building your author platform and to selling more books. For many authors, the idea of sharing themselves with the world through Twitter and other social media platforms can be petrifying. But in Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers, you will discover simple ways to connect with your audience and potential readers. In this easy-to-read guide, written by a shy writer, novelist and teacher, Beth Barany, you'll find the confidence and encouragement to step into social media and the how-to steps on what to say, how to find your followers, and how to present yourself in 140 characters or less. With a focus on Twitter, the author takes you through the principles you need to understand to make this medium useful to your writing career. Chapters cover such topics as how to: -- Set up your Twitter profile -- Get comfortable with Twitter -- Craft messages to get your potential readers curious -- Build your network on Twitter -- Use special tools like hashtags and chats -- Get examples of what other writers say on Twitter -- Make best use of your Twitter time -- Use Twitter to build your author career even before you're published Delivered in 20 short chapters, Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers is designed to be read and then acted upon, so you can build your audience and your author brand today.
"Podcasting für Dummies" erklärt alles, was Sie über Podcasting wissen müssen. Die beiden Autoren, die zu den Podcastern der ersten Stunde gehören, erklären Ihnen, welche Hard- und Software und sonstige Ausrüstung Sie zur Produktion von Podcasts benötigen, wie Sie Podcasts aufnehmen und abmischen und wie Sie RSS-Feeds zu Podcasts erstellen. Damit Ihre Podcasts nicht auf Ihrer Festplatte verstauben, erfahren Sie, wie Sie Podcasts online stellen, wie Sie der Welt mitteilen, dass es Ihren Podcast überhaupt gibt und wie Sie Abonnenten für Ihren Podcast gewinnen. Dieses Buch deckt alles ab, was Sie zum Einstieg in das Podcasting benötigen.
After finally getting a book published, many authors find that the hardest part wasn't actually writing the book or getting it into print. The biggest challenge lies in marketing the book. Aside from the fact that it can be overwhelming, most authors have day jobs and not much time to figure out which book promotion strategies will work. The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan is loaded with proven and effective tactics to make the marketing journey a bit easier and a lot more effective. You will learn how to: Develop your own unique book marketing plan Establish authority in your field for your subject matter Build an effective website and leverage the power of blogging Reach your audience with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube Attract media attention with DIY publicity strategies that generate big exposure Boost sales on Amazon with insider tips to help you gain more visibility for your book Participate in book awards programs, book signing events, and other offline strategies Host ebook giveaways, write for websites, participate in Internet radio shows, and other powerful online marketing tactics Break in to professional speaking-for free or for fee Leverage your book to generate revenues from consulting, information products, and much more Each chapter concludes with an interview with a successful nonfiction author, providing even more real-world insight. Written for new and established authors of business, self-help, health and wellness, memoir, how-to, and other nonfiction books, The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan will help you identify proven tactics that you can begin implementing immediately to reach your audience and sell more books. Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including Own Your Niche: Hype-Free Internet Marketing Tactics to Establish Authority in Your Field and Promote Your Service-Based Business. She is also CEO of AuthorityPublishing.com, specializing in custom publishing for nonfiction books and social media marketing services for authors, and NonfictionAuthorsAssociation.com, a community dedicated to providing marketing education for members. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, Stephanie has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine, and she is a blogger for Forbes. Visit StephanieChandler.com for more information or follow her on Twitter: @bizauthor.
It's no secret that writing a book is one of the quickest and most effective ways to establish yourself as an authority in you field. At the same time, one of the biggest myths in publishing is that authors can easily strike it rich from a $15 paperback. While this can happen to a lucky few who hit the best-seller lists, a better path to riches is one where you build your business around your book, leveraging your author status to gain valuable media exposure, increase your earnings potential, and develop new revenue streams. This comprehensive guide shows you how you can write and produce a book and ultimately expand your business to new heights. If you have been thinking about writing a book, or you have already authored a book and want to gain even more exposure online, you will find a treasure trove of information and resources in BOOKED UP! You will learn how to: Uncover dozens of revenue-generating strategies that you can create around your book.Write a book-even if you hate to write!Choose between self-publishing and traditional publishing, depending on your unique goals.Move forward with self-publishing, if that is the path you choose.Navigate the world of traditional publishing and land a book deal.Implement powerful internet marketing strategies to gain maximum visibility online.Leverage social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to build your audience and increase website traffic.An interview with a successful author follows each section in the book-authors who have built empires around one or more books. This is valuable real-world advice that you won't find anywhere else. Don't miss your chance to get BOOKED UP!
Author: Austin Briggs
Publisher: Max Candee
Genre: Business & Economics
Your Choice: 90 days from now, you and your book can be an online sales success story. Think about it. Audience. Income. Recognition. This is the book that gives you proven, step-by-step strategies to turn social media into your most effective sales engine. I wrote Writer's Platform specifically to help writers and bloggers like you to build effective, virtually cost-free social media platforms. Writer's Platform is your easy-to-follow, comprehensive and proven resource to making sure your book becomes the online sales success it deserves to be -- instead of just one more great book no one's ever heard of or read. The choice is yours. And, for just $4.99, it's hard to make the wrong one. Sell more. Sell faster. Cultivate a large audience. Build your Brand. All online. All within 90 days. In this book, we cover: How to build a genuine online platform and cultivate an audience; How to generate buzz around your book; How to launch a book successfully using only social media; How to make sure your book lives up to the hype you're about to build; 90-day calendar where I show you what you need to do every day to succeed. Real Testimonials from Readers of this Book: What I really liked: this book is a straightforward game plan to build an online presence that serves "the brand" you create ... If you are willing to spend a few hours a day at your computer, building the on line platform of your dreams, read this book. M. Knapp, Amazon reviewer. Austin Briggs refreshingly delivers upon this promise in a concise, unhindered presentation without any annoying fluff or blustering boasting regrettably too common among many authors trying to sell their how-to book of the day. I am C, Not X, Amazon reviewer. To be truthful, I have skimmed many books on "how to publish and market new books" and most of them were a waste of time, repeating the same old information. So, I didn't expect much from this book, but was very surprised! This book is wonderful! bkmcavoy, Amazon reviewer.
Author: Dan S Kennedy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Business & Economics
Let's face it - the business world today is nothing like it was ten years ago. Marketing budgets are tighter, consumers are more skeptical, and social media has changed forever the way we talk to our customers. In this new edition of his bestselling The Ultimate Marketing Plan, industry expert Dan S. Kennedy integrates such tools as social media marketing, networking, and strategic memberships into a complete plan that will strengthen your customer base without breaking your budget. Packed with updated examples, marketing techniques, and contributions from experts, Kennedy shows you how to catapult your company to the cutting edge.
Author: Karla Max
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date: 2017-09-28
Genre: Business & Economics
Building a successful social media campaign is about making enough of a splash to reach a wide range of people and to get big numbers on your follower and subscriber counts. Learn more ways to grow your social media faster and reach an even bigger audience, so read the whole set and you should be able to come up with an ideal social media strategy to reach a massive audience!
Author: Jeffrey H. Gitomer
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics
"What's your company's social media policy? Probably shortsighted. Business social media, or social networking, has become more than a global phenomenon. When combined with your online presence and online outreach, it's a global business phenomenon and arevenue generating phenomenon..."--Dust jacket flap.
Author: Fauzia Burke
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
If You Want People to Read Your Book, Writing It Is Only the Beginning There has truly never been a better time to be an author. For the first time, authors have direct access to the public via the Internet—and can create a community eagerly awaiting their book. But where do new authors start? How do they sort through the dizzying range of online options? Where should they spend their time online and what should they be doing? Enter Fauzia Burke, a digital book marketing pioneer and friend of overwhelmed writers everywhere. She takes authors step-by-step through the process of identifying their unique personal brand, defining their audience, clarifying their aspirations and goals, and setting priorities. She offers advice on designing a successful website, building a mailing list of superfans, blogging, creating an engagement strategy for social media, and more. By following Burke's expert advice, authors can conquer the Internet and still get their next manuscript in on time.
Author: Gary Vaynerchuk
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Business & Economics
Für Unternehmen zählt heute vor allem eines: Wie verknüpfen sie ihr Produkt oder ihre Dienstleistung treffsicher mit den wichtigsten sozialen Medien und mobilen Geräten, damit sie zum Kunden kommen? Wie nutzen sie die Tools auf Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter und Tumblr so, dass ihr Geschäftsmodell bekannt wird? Gary Vaynerchuk nimmt sich Unternehmen quer durch alle Branchen vor und zeigt an ihrem Beispiel, was sie bereits richtig machen und was noch besser geht. Er bietet griffige Marketing-Strategien auf dem neuesten Stand. Für Marketing-Leute, die im Ring stehen. Und alle, die den perfekten Unternehmensauftritt für ihren rechten Haken nutzen wollen.
Author: Brian Rathbone
Publisher: White Wolf Press, LLC
Release Date: 2015-06-20
Genre: Business & Economics
How Brian Sold Over 240,000 Books When Brian Rathbone got himself kicked out of high school, no one would have guessed he would go on to sell nearly a quarter of a million books. No one knew who he was. No one was waiting to buy his next book, but somehow he managed to build an audience from scratch. Brian shares his mistakes and successes, so you can benefit from his experiences. Introduction - Who the heck is Brian Rathbone? The Basics – Don’t put the cart before the dragon Audience Building – Engage the geek magnet Hyperlinks for Authors – Transporting the reader to your world Readers Versus Units Sold – Treasure the dragon, not the hoard Email Lists – The dragons are in the list Mailing List Rental – Other people’s dragons Giving Away Content – No such thing as a free dragon Distributors Versus Publishing Direct – Here, you deal with the dragons! Conventions, Events and Book Signings – Beware the unicorn traffic jam Give The Reader Options – What color is your dragon? Meta-data – People who ran from this dragon also ran from that one Know Your Retailer – Befriend the gentle giant Team Up With Others – There is strength in legion Where To Spend Your Money – You can’t take hoard with you Web Sites And Email For Authors – hotone @ grumpydragons.com Twitter For Authors – Wookiees, Peanuts and Shapeways SEO For Authors – Invisible books don’t sell and they scare me a little Analytics For Authors – Counting your dragons. Marketing Nonfiction – How dragons can help you, too! Conclusion – Group dragon hug.
Author: Trevor Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Business & Economics
How to harness your passion, develop your platform, and build a community of fans to sustain your micro-business If you dream of launching your own business, but aren't sure what that business should be, microDomination has the answer. This new book from entrepreneur and communications guru Trevor Young, shows you how to tap into your particular area of expertise and build a small business around what you know and love. No matter what particular subject you're knowledgeable in, from dog training to cooking to financial planning, microDomination shows you how to build a brand around yourself and turn that brand and expertise into profits even from the comfort of your own home. In the first part of the book, Young uses real-life examples to introduce you to the businesspeople—or "micro mavens"—who are living their dreams and earning money doing what they love. The second part of the book reveals the nuts-and-bolts strategies and tactics you can use to emulate their success and achieve your goal of "microdominating." Includes inspirational case studies and practical advice on starting a micro-business based on your talent or expertise Features actionable guidance on using content marketing and social media to grow your brand and business Written by a leading thinker in the fields of public relations, marketing, and communications If you're stuck in a dead-end job or just dream of turning your hobby into a business, microDomination gives you a proven plan for turning your passion into prosperity.
Author: Maria Piscopo
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Veteran photographer’s rep Maria Piscopo turns theory into practical, easy-to-understand advice about building a marketing plan that incorporates self-promotion, advertising, direct marketing, public relations, and the Internet. This fifth edition has been thoroughly revised to include the most up-to-date coverage of social media and website development, and includes thirty-seven interviews with top photographers. Readers will learn how to: Create a business plan Identify a marketing message Find reps and agents Hire a marketing coordinator Deal with ethical issues Work with commercial and consumer clients Plan a budget Create an effective portfolio Write press releases The Photographer’s Guide to Marketing and Self-Promotion contains unique information to help professional and aspiring photographers build satisfying, lucrative careers. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.