3 S.R. Johannes: Friday Five/Marketing Round Up (10/23)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Friday Five/Marketing Round Up (10/23)

Here are my favs for the week:

The Buzz you have to do yourself
- Sharing the panel with a professional publicist illuminated the fact that "Creating a buzz" about your book means two different things.

Social networking sites are like real estate - The cost of “investing” in “premium” social networking land is basically the time it takes to sign up, so this is what I tell authors to do: Even if you don’t plan on using a social networking technology, claim your little piece of it.

Simple checklist for getting known - A few things you can do to get known, build a platform, and get readers.

Book launches - Your time, energy and money are precious commodities; how and where you spend them largely determines the fate of your work’s success.

Be careful with the Block button! - You never know who they know. But do you care?


Have a good weekend! :)

12 comments:

Susan R. Mills said...

Thanks for the links. As usual, very helpful.

paulgreci said...

As a recently agented YA writer I've found your blog to be a goldmine of information.
Thanks!

Cathy C. Hall said...

I'm liking the new look, Shelli (and the tips are great as always!)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

More excellent tips. I like the one on writing/posting free short stories to promote your book. Seems a great idea.

amybai said...

Great links, Shelli! Navigating the requirements of an online presence can be a real pain. This is very helpful. :)

Kelly said...

The simple checklist even had a poetry slant. Cool! Thanks for the great links, Shelli!

StephanieD said...

This is the bomb - I am sending a newly signed author your way.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Very informative post. Thanks, Shelli.

Christina Farley said...

Excellent links. I'm especially interested in the building a platform. Have you done a post on this yourself? If not, please do!

Kim Kasch said...

You are always so helpful - and I'm hoping one day I'll need to create a buzz about my books :)

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

These are always so helpful. But again, how in the world do you find the time to find such gems between being a greaty mommy, updating this site and writing all your books. [Shaking head in wonder...]

Suzyhayze said...

Don't worry about Mastering Atari! Holy smokes I laughing so hard!

Nice!