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Weekend Experiment: 99c Sale

Stacking ads - the indie author way? Obviously, putting one after another or even multiple ads on the same day should widen your visibility. However, not all promotions are the same. While I've found previous success with larger ads (i.e. BookBub) or the blog tour if I'm aiming for reviews, my move from publish-focused to... Continue Reading →

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Review: #murdertrending

This was an advanced reader copy for the August 2018 publication. There are minor spoilers ahead. Title: #murdertrending Author: Gretchen McNeil Stars: ★★ As much as I like a good mystery, these social media goes wild types just aren't for me. My love of Black Mirror survived "Nosedive," but any interest I had in The Orville died with "Majority Rule." Part of my... Continue Reading →

Favorite Characters

As a consumer of media, I feel rather certain when I say that there's always that one character who just works better than others. The character that has chemistry with everyone. The character who has the best lines - be they funny, poignant, or realistic. For the casual fan, these characters are their favorites. When... Continue Reading →

Social Media Management: Facebook

These last four weeks, I've run the majority of my publisher's social media pages. At first, I spent 10+ hours a day designing posts, responding to comments, and researching different areas to improve our reach. The most time consuming part? Redesigning all headers and profile images. I'm a big believer in an organization's main page... Continue Reading →

Internet Cliques?

Social Media – the cliques of the internet. While the pack of internet folks moves from one to the next, there’s always some that stay behind. Memes joke about the two sides of Tumblr – of Pinterest. Digital anthropologists study them like physical civilizations. I stare and slink away back to dead bodies. Dead bodies... Continue Reading →

Debating YouTube

The majority of humans seem to enjoy watching others. Specifically, interesting others. I mean, the fact that "people watching" exists says an awful lot. It's why realities shows do well. It's why youtubers do well. We like seeing what other people do, and if we can do that without being watched ourselves, all the better.... Continue Reading →

Marketing: Guest Posts

I just finished writing 3 guest posts  in a single day. While I love writing, blog posts can become repetitive so quickly. Every time I open a new draft, I consider everything I've written before and what else I can say to help you. Today - we're talking about guest posts. Back in the early... Continue Reading →

Marketing: The Annoying Kind

My marketing updates have been well-received, so I'm tossing another one your way. Unlike the blog tour and shop talk, this one is my least favorite technique. Why? Because there is a thin line between marketing through these so-called "public cold calls" on social media and spamming. Oh, I felt some of you roll your eyes.... Continue Reading →

Writers and the Web

In the age of epublishing and vanity presses, the markets are saturated with manuscripts. What does this mean for the aspiring author? It means, ultimately, authors don't simply write. The act of preparing a piece of work isn't enough. Even if you make it through agents, editors, and publishers, getting a book sold often takes... Continue Reading →

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