3 S.R. Johannes: Friday Marketing Round Up (5/6)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday Marketing Round Up (5/6)

Here are my favs for the week:

Hilary Wagner talks about The Art of Blogging - Being an active blogger, Hilary noticed lately that many writers seem to feel bogged down by their blog. They were so excited to start their blog, eager to show themselves off to the world, only to find it’s become an anchor around their neck. Here are some tips on how to get back on the blog.

WIBIJ - Some writers have found a way to make a great game out of a blog. WIBIJ is designed to be a resource first and a game second. These writers want to spread the love and let you to know about the best blogs out there.

What? Me Market? Adventures of a First Time Author - Part 1 and Part 2. Short story writer Robin Black shares how she managed to get an agent and secure a deal for her collection of short stories, which as many of us know, "do not sell" — and then how she approached marketing.

Avoid managing multiple identities online - Here's how to handle the question of pen names and maintaining different identities if you write different genres.

Best Tweets of the week in the Industry

Get your own domain name - Many people still ask why , so let’s talk about the three main reasons why having and hosting your own domain is important.

Title Z - A key strategy in any marketing program is to know your competition and successful authors will research competitors before investing time in writing, editing, re-writing, and publishing. How many others have written on the same topic? Ask Title Z.

Road Rash - Lessons learned about Radio Interviews - If you’re a bit of geek, radio interviews are exciting! You get to visit the studio and see all the equipment. Or, even if you’re just interviewed by phone, you get to overhear all the “backstage” chatter. Here’s what to do to make your radio interviews increase your book sales.

Do The Write Thing For Nashville - Don't forget to bid and help Nashville Flood victims!! There are some GREAT auction items including my marketing package :)

Anyone doing anything exciting this weekend? Tell me so I can live vicariously through you! :)


Kelly Polark said...

Great links, Shelli! And yay WIBIJ! It is fun, and I like finding new cool blogs through the game!

Kerri Cuev said...

Thanks for all the links! Now to go check them out :)

Have a great weekend!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I absolutely love Marketing Round Up days! Great stuff, Shelli - thanks! :-)

Have a great weekend.

Unknown said...

Thanks Shelli - as one who's not into the Twitter thing yet, I really appreciate the Tweets of the Week!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I'm making a snake birthday cake for my son.

M Pax said...

Thanks for all those nuggets of info.

Jemi Fraser said...

My exciting plans include cleaning, cooking, laundry and going in to school for a few hours. :)

Thanks for the great links!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Great links again. My weekend is all about hanging out with my daughter, and that, for me, is wonderful.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Thanks for the link on why you need a blog name. I'm still thinking about whether to start a blog or not (wondering if I can handle doing it), but getting a domain name if you do sounds like a must.

Gail said...

You are such a wonderful resource! Not a Friday goes by that doesn't include a new link or something I should know about but don't until I read your Market Round Up. Thank you, thank you, thank for all you do for your writing buddies. I'm honored to be in the group :-)

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lisa and laura said...

Shelli - Have to tell you that my mom stops by your blog every single day! She loves it. Especially your AMAZING blog roll.

Hope you had a great Mother's Day!