As many of you know from the scream heard across the World Wide Web, I have a publisher and a publication date for The Red Kimono. Now, much of my Internet gallivanting revolves around seeking marketing counsel rather than writing advice.
My biggest challenge so far has been finding a method of gathering READER followers in addition to WRITER followers, though I very much appreciate my writer followers. One of the methods I am trying is using Twitter hashtags that represent the audience I believe will be most interested in my book. So far, those hashtags are:
I’ll let you know how this works. And, I’d be interested and greatly appreciative for any and all other ideas on how to accomplish gathering reader followers.
In the mean time, here are some links that I’ve found informative in the last week:
This post, “Wizard of Oz: Seven Social Media Lessons,” by Glen Gilmore on SocialMediaVoice.com is from 2009, but I only came across it via a retweet last week. I thought it was relevant to issues surrounding many of my writer friends in the last month.
My friend and mentor, Velda Brotherton, has been kind enough to share her knowledge of marketing and social media with our critique group, the Northwest Arkansas Writers Workshop. Some comments in the group centered around resistance and trepidation. I hope this post helps.
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The post, “Can Facebook Hold Your Fan Page Hostage” by Kristen Lamb may lend credence to the fears expressed by some as referenced above, but the post contains important information which I did not know until I read her post. And, FEAR NOT! Ms. Lamb offers a way around it.
DON’T FORGET!! KRISTEN LAMB IS A SPEAKER AT THE AUGUST 18 OWL MEETING!!
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The website, www.printfriendly.com is a simple but very useful website that again, I came across via Twitter. I’ve found it particularly helpful when wanting to retain information found in research. By entering the URL, you can either print the information or save it to PDF format. Very easy to use.
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