Welcome to September’s Links Roundup! This month we’re letting you in on some secrets: How Snapchat—yes, Snapchat—can help you reach an untapped market; the best ways to use the power of Medium to reach more readers; a surprising resource that offers you the best odds of getting your book reviewed; and insider advice on getting your book optioned for a movie. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
Snapchat for Authors and Publishers: Best Practices via The Future of the Book — If you’re targeting millennials, Snapchat has one of the biggest untapped audiences in this demographic. But how can you use the temporary quality of Snapchat to get permanent, positive results in your book sales? Check out these Snapchat strategies for growing your audience and your profits.
How To Do Medium Well via Penguin Random House — Medium is a great place to share excerpts, stories, and ideas online. Joe Muscolino explains the ins and outs of effectively using Medium to reach more readers.
The Most Neglected Resource for Reviews: YouTube via Writers Helping Writers — Who knew? There are book review channels on YouTube! And since a good book review can translate into book sales, Andy Peloquin shares some tips on how to properly approach a YouTube reviewer and lists a few book review channels to help you get started.
How Does A Book Get Optioned and Become A Movie? via SplitSider — Itching to see your book up on the big screen? Priyanka Mattoo represented numerous big-name writers and can give you the inside scoop on who has the book-to-film contacts you need, why staying involved in the screenwriting process is important, and how much money you can really make when your book is optioned.