Happy New Year! January’s Web Links Roundup is full of great ways to utilize your social media, innovative book marketing ideas, and the best blogging advice! 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.
7 Reasons Every Author Needs to Be on Twitter (And A New Busy Writer’s Guide) via Marcy Kennedy – Science fiction and fantasy writer Marcy Kennedy knows firsthand how Twitter can bring your social media marketing to the next level. And she provides seven smart reasons why every writer should be using Twitter.
9 Digital Marketing Strategies to Woo Baby Boomers via CIO – Knowing your audience is one of the main secrets to successful writing, and it’s also the one of the key elements to marketing. Jennifer Lonoff Schiff explains how to focus your message and win over the baby boomer reader.
Advanced Blogging: How to Go Big With Your Blog via SocialMedia Examiner – Michael Stelzner provides an in-depth podcast about better blogging tactics that can help you attract more readers and keep them coming back for more.
3 core ingredients for social media magic via Wordtracker blog – While Al Gomez discusses how social media magic can be achieved for businesses, his words of wisdom can also be applied to writers looking to better understand their audience, build a readership, and develop a brand.
Using Google Alerts to Build Your Author Connections via where writers win – Google Alerts is one of the best free marketing tools available for authors. Shari Stauch tells you how to track relevant keywords (including references to you and your book!) and make new connections.