I have always wondered what a great topic would be for engaging the public on social media, for an author. I had an “aha” moment when I was listening to a podcast recently. Tom Corson-Knowles, a successful indie author, had a suggestion. He said novelists should post excerpts of their work that they’re not too […]
Marketing tip for authors: sit down and figure out what special interest groups might find things to like in your novel. Does the novel mention quilting? Playing the piano? Gardening? Does it have a regional focus, possibly including a particular sports team or university? Sit down and write down all the possibilities. Better yet, when […]
Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a topic most writers don’t want to touch. It’s bad enough that someone is making you put up a website. Now they’re talking about tweaking it so a computer can understand what it’s about. Who wants to bother? You do. That’s because the better the Google search bots can […]
A picture’s worth a thousand words, right? In our visual culture, an image draws attention long before a headline does. So it seems like a no-brainer to put images on your blog posts. So, how and where do you get them? What you don’t do is use any old photo you find on someone’s website. […]
Writers, you want your website to be found by those looking for something like what you offer. So your website needs to contain a blog. For Google to start noticing your blog, it must have regular new articles (two or three times a week is best; once a week is minimal but maybe OK). If this […]
Writers, you’re puzzling over this whole website thing. What kind of website should you have? How should you use it? And how does it help? The bottom line is that you want people to search online and find you. That’s the beauty of the Internet. No longer do you have to interrupt people while they are reading […]
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