3 S.R. Johannes: Friday Marketing Round Up (4/2)

Friday, April 02, 2010

Friday Marketing Round Up (4/2)

Here are my favs for the week:

The importance of a pitch - Nathan Bransford tells us why it is important to know the premise of our books.

Deliver a winning pitch - A great pitch is often the first encounter in a successful publishing relationship.

The zen of blogging
- Whether you are struggling with trying to decide whether or not to start your own blog, or not sure what to do with the one you've got, we think you'll find some helpful information.

The good, bad and ugly side of publishing - Discussing fiction factories (a relatively new phrase in publishing) and what, if any, is their value both to the reader and the writer.

Top 5 tips to keeping fans to your writing - Publishers have become increasingly aware of the power of a writer’s online fan base. It has now become common place for a publisher to factor in a writer’s online presence when weighing up whether to offer a book deal or not. Here’s the five best ways to find and keep fans of your work.

Who are you writing for? Before your book can get into the hands of casual or even very experienced readers like the friends in your critique group, it has to get through the gates of PROFESSIONAL readers.

The hunt for the elusive influencer
- We hunt the elusive influencer because we think they need to find and convince or brainwash that one influencer that spreads the word to success.

Have a great, sunny weekend :)

16 comments:

Christina Lee said...

Off to check out that top 5 one. Shelli, have a GREAT weekend!

Lisa said...

I recently signed my first publishing contract and I just have to say your website is a huge help! Lots of great info. Thanks so much!

disobedientwriter said...

Thanks for this - I'm muddling through the pitch now & can use all the help I can get!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

These are great! I went through and bookmarked them all, so I can read them later. :-)

Tahereh said...

awesome links!! thanks for sharing! :D

have a fantastic weekend!!

Kristi said...

As I'm about to do my first live pitch in a few weeks, and am growing more terrified each day, these posts were great! Thanks, Shelli!

Dawn Simon said...

Thanks for the links! Have a great weekend!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm going to have a critique at a SCBWI conference in May and the pitch links are really going to help. Thanks. Enjoy your weekend.

Ann Marie Wraight said...

Thanks for posting these - about half I have read but the other half were new.

I agree with you 100% that they were all super.

Have a great weekend!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Thanks for all of the great links. You put up the best posts. :)

Lisa and Laura said...

SO interesting...thanks for the info Shelli.

Jackee said...

These were all such great links. Thanks, Shelli!

Fiona Ingram said...

Thanks for mentioning my article!

Christina Farley said...

More good treats to read. Thanks!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks for the great links! Now I'm off to check them out. Okay, maybe after dinner, or I'll forget to make it. ;)

Terri Tiffany said...

oh you answered prayer! I needed information on pitching! Thanks!