Here is this week’s Friday installment of the Wordpreneur Reader, with links to articles elsewhere I found informative and useful. Enjoy, go forth and learn, Grasshopper!
Author Blogging 101: 8 Blogging Styles You Can Use Today (The Book Designer) — “When you’re first getting started it makes sense to find a style you like and try it, keeping in mind that you can change, continue to modify, and refine what you’re doing as you go along.”
The Best Times to Tweet and Post to Facebook (OPEN Forum) — “The Web moves fast, so you want to tweet and Facebook post that great content or announcement in quick succession the second it comes to you, right? Not so fast.”
Can Self-Publishing Lead to a Traditional Publishing Contract? (The Book Designer) — “[F]or authors who want to land a traditional royalty publisher, [self-publishing] can be a smart business move. Why? Because some publishers seek out good self-published books.”
5 Tips for Making Your Website More Social (Entrepreneur) — “If you operate a website, you’re no doubt familiar with search engine optimization. Now, add ‘social optimization’ to your to-do list.”
Gender Issues In Publishing. Using Initials As A Female Thriller Writer (The Creative Penn) — “I don’t want any consideration of my gender to come up when someone reads my books. I want them to have a great fun read and escape the world for a time. So if changing my name to initials stops any second thoughts, then it’s worth it.”
How to Market Your Book Like Lady Gaga (BookBuzzr) — “While many in the industry write her off as being a little too garish, industry veterans… comment that ‘Lady Gaga understands viral marketing better than anyone on the pop scene today.’”
How Pinterest Can Generate a Ton of Traffic to Your Site (Brian Gardner) — “While many businesses may dismiss Pinterest as a marketing tool, when used correctly, it can serve as a great way to generate a ton of traffic to your website. No matter what business you’re in… it can pay off in a big way.”
No B.S.: The Real Secret to Publishing Success (Publishing Executive) — “I think the problem with the magazine industry’s approach and mantra today is that it is clambering all over the word engagement as if that were the magic bullet of success for our industry. Engagement is part of the formula, but it doesn’t take us to the atomic level necessary for true and sustained success.”
The 25 People You Need in Your Network (The Daily Muse) — “[W]hen it comes to business relationships, it’s not quantity that matters — it’s quality. Having memorable, substantial relationships with people who understand your business and can help you over time is the real key to networking success.”
24 Quick Tips for Effective Book Distribution (Book Business) — “How does your book get to retailers — including bookstores? There are several critical distribution factors that cannot be missed.”
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