Reblog: (More thoughts on) How to Develop Your Brand as a Book Author — deborahjay

Nicholas has always been one of the most prominent authors in the writing and WordPress world and his advices are so on point. Here’s one on one of our favourite topics: author branding

Nicholas Rossis published this post around a week ago, and I kept it on file, knowing I was about to write a post on the same topic, but with a different slant. SO, here is another take on author branding, to expand on the topic further: via How to Develop Your Brand as a Book […]

Reblog: (More thoughts on) How to Develop Your Brand as a Book Author — deborahjay

Author Branding Tips #1: No Engagement is Better Than Fake Engagement

No Engagement is Better Than Fake Engagement

I recently came across authors who probably felt that it is okay to tag their friends in social media every single day in the posts they publish, drop snippets of their book and links to their Amazon site as comments under their friends non-book related posts, and comment in an unengaging way with their friends probably with the hope that it enhances their author branding.

Guess what? It is not going to help people notice you. I think, in order to stop getting overwhelmed with the needs to comment excessively, one should narrow down their focus, and try engaging with people whose posts you genuinely like.

It is also a part of your journey in creating your very own tribe of readers.

What is your thoughts on this?

No Readers? Here’s a Simple Way to go from 0 to Hero

How to gain organic followers?

How to gain organic followers?

This post is gold! Cristian Mihai wrote a very soulful post on how to gain your followers or readers when you blog. Now, I believe this applies not just for bloggers but also authors.

Now, let me share with you how being authentic helped to just forget about stressing if I’ll attract readers for my blog, thoughtsandviewsthatmatter.blogspot.com because I know for a fact that what I wrote there would definitely interest readers who are keen to learn about social issues.

Being authentic had helped to me to grow my audience, and even had an author sending her book to me as a gift. This is also how I plan to promote my new book.

I’m still in the planning phase of my new book, but I’ve roped in my audience, asking them what social issues pertaining to women that they want me to discuss in my new book.

I’ve had readers saying Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage, and human rights as some of the issues to be incorporated into the book.

Tentative cover idea of my new book

Just so you don’t know, this book is going to be highlighting issues that are common to women across the world. For instance, rape happens in a different context and intensity in different countries. Spiking drinks and raping women when they are drunk happens in the Western part of the world. Whereas, marital rapes are more prevalent in the East.

Do you have an idea that would fit my book? Please, please drop me an email to jassie987 at gmail.com and follow my blog at thoughtsandviewsthatmatter blogspot.com

It creates an interest even before the book is released. Genuine interest because you’re being authentic.

Read what Cristian has got to say here in his post

https://wp.me/p5oeKw-sx

Regards,

Jasveena

Indie Author Marketing Still Sucks…Pt 1.

This post is GOLD! It explains everything that you NEED to look into if you’re looking at selling more than 250 copies of books!

Email marketing is one of the things that authors really have to use because that would only mean you are engaging with your audience and readers on a regular basis.

https://wp.me/p7208S-1gL

Pinterest Marketing Strategy for Authors

Pinterest Marketing Strategy for Authors

Pinterest Marketing Strategy for Authors

Do you know that Pinterest is one of the tools you might want to add to your marketing strategy as an author of you’re an author, trying to gain some traction.

I’ve seen many business blogs gaining traffic to their website merely by being active on Pinterest.

However, Pinterest is not a social media platform where you connect with your fans. You’re most likely to gain followers if you post tips and collections of useful information pertaining to your subject matter.

With that being said, you can also find other public boards related to writing and contribute to the boards by pinning interesting news from your blog posts.

I’m still learning how to optimize Pinterest for marketing but I thought this post of worth your time.

https://www.socialbakers.com/blog/pinterest-marketing-strategy

Reblogged: Lessons from a Book Signing

Book Signing Events
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I always think that authors associate book signings with the amount of sales they make, but in the actual reality, it is really a drip marketing, where people get to know you and the more you show up on the media, the more they remember you and the tendency to buy your book later would be higher.

Here is a blog post from Yecheilyah where she shares her experience on book signing events.

#Sundaystories Author Book Signing Events

What do you think about having a book signing event or hosting one for fellow authors?

My recent experience was the book signing event for “The Sin of a Fresh Graduate”. It was an event hosted by a residential community together with my former university faculty. We had a great experience preparing for the event and the fact that we collaborated with various community groups enabled us to leverage the marketing power of a university to reach a wider group of academian. We sold close to 200 books now within 3 weeks and we’re looking at printing the second edition.

Share your experiences with us and let us know what you think about book signing events.