Welcome to the December 30, 2013 edition of tips and tricks for writers and authors. We have a nice mix of insights into book marketing, writing, social media, and book sales. Thank you to all of the contributors. Happy New Year, and best of luck with your marketing in 2014!
Erica Verrillo presents What Authors Want posted at Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity, saying, “Digital Book World and Writer’s Digest recently conducted an enlightening survey of 5,000 authors – “What Authors Want: A Survey of Authors to Understand Their Priorities in the Self-Publishing Era.” The study revealed four distinct groups of writers, each with a unique motivation for getting published, and each with a different strategy for promotion. Only one group could claim success across the board.”
Lisa Romeo presents Writers: A Year-End Call for *I Did It* Lists. Join me? posted at Lisa Romeo Writes.
R.J. Adams presents 5 Things For Authors To Tweet About (That Aren’t “Buy My Book!”) posted at Book Marketing Tools, saying, “A major trap that authors fall into on Twitter is trying to get too many people to buy their book. That can cause readers to stop following you. Here are 5 great things you can tweet about that aren’t just ‘BUY MY BOOK!’ to help you not fall into that trap!”
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