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The Social Web: Why social media is important for self-publishers

30 Sep

thesocialweb1What is social media and why is it so darn important?  I guess if you are reading this you probably already know about social media because WordPress plays a huge part of that outlet.  But, if you know someone who would benefit from this article please reblog it or pass it on.

Social Media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks.  In other words social media is a place where you interact with people online.  You may know them or you may not know them, but it is a community that you create to communicate with others. 

Utilizing social media outlets is important because it will help you get your name out there.  It is imperative if you are self-publishing to create an online presence and this is the way to do it.

There are different types of social media outlets.  I think the most important right now that you the author should be using to market your eBooks or books in print are Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.  There are other types of social media outlets that you can use on your blog/website.
Other social media outlets include:

and, much, much more.

If you want to learn more about how social media can help you- or even if you need help setting it all up- please get in touch with me!

Thanks for reading!

This little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home…

24 Nov

Have you come up with a marketing plan?  There is so much you will need to do to actually get your book out there.  Start by making a list.

1.  Make a list of all of the book shops you are going to approach

2.  Connect with people on Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook

3.  Register with Gardener’s on line if you are living in the UK

4.  Don’t forget the small book shops

5.  Send copies to your local library as well as the London library (that one is mandatory)

8.  Be prepared to put a lot of time in calling local distributors (all of the t & c’s will be different)

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