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Three Social Media Mistakes For Would-Be Authors

Social media is a key element of many authors' marketing plans, but you're making a mistake if you focus on book sales — especially right out of the gate. Start early, take it seriously, be social, and you may find success promoting on social media.
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How To Promote Poetry on Social Media

If you’re preparing to promote your poetry, these social media forums will open up new worlds and connect you with readers and groups likely to revel in your words.
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Is Your Email List Your Greatest Asset As An Author?

As an author, you might wonder why you'd need to build an email list. Short answer: email lists make things happen. But you need to engineer that by engaging, creating a platform for interaction, and building your tribe.
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Share Your Authentic Self On Social Media

When you’re building your social media strategy, it’s a bad idea to focus on self-promotion. That’s not why readers use social media. They do it for connection, not for commerce. When it comes to social media, you need to be authentic.
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What Independent Writers Can Learn From E L James

The Fifty Shades phenomenon would not have happened were it not launched as a self-published series. There are many lessons for independent writers in E L James' success story.
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How An Author Platform Helps Promote Your Work

Wondering what an author platform is (and why you need one)? This post answers some basic questions to get you thinking about how to grow your platform before you publish your book.
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How To Use Tumblr To Promote Your Book

Tumblr is a huge (and growing) platform that is an interesting mix of social media and micro-blog. It’s perfect for authors looking to promote their books.

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