Friday, March 02, 2012

Marketing Round Up

A few housekeeping things:


1) I am looking for an un-paid internship for my marketing company! on the publishing side - I need someone to help me set up blog tours, blog guest posts, prepare book mailings, set up social media platforms, get mailings together, and more. (like *pinInterest, wattpad and tumblr) It may also encompass some a little for my marketing business, code calling etc.


It will be about 5 hours a week and can be remote with weekly phone call meetings.


I can offer a marketing/writing business reference (so if you want to get into publishing or marketing it would be good) and would also provide unlimited advice about marketing, the industry, self pubbing, and writing). If you are in school, I'm happy to talk to a professor about credit. I will need commitment through April - August so it should not interfere with school.


I was going to go to a local college/high school but wanted to give some writers/bloggers a chance to learn the book marketing process and some new social media.
Email me your resume at shelli@srjohannes.com if interested. I can also send a formal job description.


2) Yes, new blog design - I'm playing around so bear with me. The purple was starting to bug me :) What do you think - too boring?


3) The Indelibles are doing a weekly #indiechat, starting next Tuesday night at 9pm EST. It will be on Twitter using hashtag #indiechat. We will talk all things indie: indie books, indie presses, self publishing, ebooks and marketing. This is not just a self publishing forum as there is much more to indie publishing than that. It can encompass any genre really but it will mainly focus on MG/YA.


Marketing Round Up


My marketing round up is starting again.I can't promise it will always be on Fridays - but I think it's good to get this blog back to helping other people in marketing.


Because let's face it - the topic of me and my books will get old real fast. :)


So here are some great articles I ran across this week - 


A Blog that Matters


Joining an Online Group


PinInterest - The hottest new site


6 secrets to writing a killer author bio


Book Covers - are they important in the digital age?


Create a blog that matters


ebook pricing? how to price for readers


10 things to never do on Social Media


As always on these posts - I will take any questions you have about marketing books :)
So what's your question?

8 comments:

Yvonne Osborne said...

I think your new blog background looks great! And all the links are relevant and timely.

AbbyJoy said...

I love the new blog layout! :-)

Kelly Polark said...

Looks great,Shelli!
Thanks for the links!

Jemi Fraser said...

I think it's pretty!

My daughter loves Pinterest - but I haven't even looked at it yet. It's amazing how many fun/worthwhile sites there are out there :) Good luck with your search!

Christina Farley said...

I really love the new look! What fun. And those links are awesome. I'm also on Pinterest. I'll look for you!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I really like purple so I liked the other design. But this is good too. We just redesigned our blog too. It's exciting.

Wanted you to know that I Am A Reader Not a Writer is doing an Indie book giveaway hop. I just signed up for it. I wanted to do one anyway. You should tell everyone in the Indelibles to join.

And Darcy Pattison at Fiction Notes is doing a series on alternate publishing and is looking for good links. You should should check it out and e-mail her some of your links.

Catherine Stine said...

Lots of great links here, Shelli! I've been thinking about getting an intern. Was going to post an ad to the art college where I teach, but an online blogger.. creative thinking!

Paula said...

GREAT links. THANKS!!! And I love the new look.