This past week there was a controversial post on self-publishing. I don’t endorse the author’s point of view but I we need to be aware of what’s being said about us. The rest of this week’s posts provide helpful tips that I think you’ll enjoy.
- Self-Published Authors Are Destroying Literature: Written by Michael Kozlowski on the Passive Voice blog – which, by the way, has this tagline, “Writers, Writing, Self-Publishing, Disruptive Innovation and the Universe” – takes a dim view of Indie authors. Be sure to leave a comment.
- Author Platform Defined – And Why You Need One Even if You Self-Publish – Author Platform is the new buzz word in marketing books and in this post, Stephanie Chandler provides a succinct description. As she says, author platform simply means that you indeed have an audience. Her tips are always great.
- Practice Improvisation to Become a Faster and More Creative Thinker – I really enjoy Steven Handel’s posts on the effects that emotions can have on our decisions. In this post, he suggests that improvisation can improve our creative writing. He even gives examples of how we can do this without having to sign up for a drama course.
- Top 5 Priorities for New Authors: Build Your Marketing Foundation and Platform – This is another great post by Stephanie Chandler this week that basically distills a marketing strategy to these five elements: choose your niche, develop your brand message, build a dazzling website, start blogging, and build your audience.
About the Author: Frances Caballo is a social media strategist, trainer, and author of Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books and Blogging Just for Writers. Presently, she is the Social Media Editor for the Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.