Best of the Web Tips for the Week of March 7, 2011

by | Mar 11, 2011 | Social Media for Authors

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We’ve gathered a few of the best book marketing Tweets during the past week, from bloggers, marketers, authors and others. The range of topics include: the real truth behind self-publishing, marketing mistakes to avoid, how NOT to query agents, Twitter tips for newbies and more! Good luck with your marketing!

How to Create Compelling Blog Content

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Learn methods for connecting with your audience that keep them coming back to your site:

15 Twitter Tips for Beginners – Updated

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Everything you need to know to get yourself started on this microblogging site, with all the latest information. Be sure to read the comments, too, there is some great information within:

Top 5 Marketing Mistakes Authors Make

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Not marketing your book is clearly a big mistake, but there are other things authors should know, regarding timing, publisher expectations and professionalism:

Expand Your Social Media Mix: Twitter Alone is Not Enough

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While Twitter can offer great marketing value, it’s a mistake to put all your efforts into this venue. Here are other marketing tools to consider:

What Will Make an Agent “Gong” Your Query

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Get some great tips based on queries that were read aloud (anonymously) at a writer’s conference. Now you’ll know what NOT to do:

“Self-publishing is great, but it’s not easy.”

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If you haven’t heard of indie author Amanda Hocking and her ebook success, you may be in the minority. Despite her bestselling status, she offers a realistic assessment of the challenges of self-publishing that is a must-read:

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