Blogging for Author Branding

Do you blog apart from writing books?

Many successful writers started off as bloggers and they connect with amazing like-minded writers along the journey. I started blogging in 2013 and based on the topics I write on, I was able to connect with many writers who provided me useful tips on writing and blogging, and most importantly engage with the topics I write on as well.

I believe when you have a good following, your marketing efforts would be made easy when you publish a book. It is also a great way to brand yourself as an author.

If you regularly publish blogs to stay connected with your readers, share with us about your blogging journey and drop your blog link below.

Mine is thoughtsandviewsthatmatter.blogspot.com

Can the Cold Case of Book Marketing Be Solved? — A Writer’s Path

I believe that the first thing you should decide on is how you would like people to perceive yourself as an author. Create a brand for yourself. Align your marketing goals with what you aim to achieve as an author. Creating your own newsletter and a blog helps in identifying your very own tribe of readers. The post below outlined some of the platforms that can help you achieve your marketing goals.

by David Gittlin Comparatively speaking, writing a novel is the fun, easy, first step of the self-publishing process. The second step, creating an attention-getting book cover, offers its own unique set of challenges. However, the most intimidating and difficult undertaking, to most authors, is the third step—marketing. The word strikes terror in many […]

Can the Cold Case of Book Marketing Be Solved? — A Writer’s Path

The Ins and Outs of Author Branding — Elza Kinde

I’m always obsessed about reading on author branding because that is the single most important aspect that would decide how your books sell in the market. Listen to this podcast if you’d like to attact your very own tribes of readers.

It’s 2020 and I’ve already done something wild and new! Listen to the Phoenix Fiction Writers Podcast Episode 25: The Ins and Outs of Author Branding Being a guest on the Phoenix Fiction Writers podcast was a whole new experience, but branding is a topic I’m always happy to talk at length about. I […]

The Ins and Outs of Author Branding — Elza Kinde

Yes, Writers, it is Possible to Get Past Your Fear of Marketing Yourself as an Author — A Writer’s Path

Are you fearing to brand yourself as an author?

If you are self-published or if you are poorly represented by your publisher, you should definitely be concerned on how your book and YOURSELF are being marketed in the industry, no matter if you are introverted or if you hate sales.

Read on to learn how we, as authors, can overcome these challenges.

by Lauren Sapala By and large, the biggest problem I run into with struggling authors is the challenge they have around marketing themselves. I hear a lot of different reasons for this: “I’m too introverted.” “I hate anything that has to do with sales.” “I don’t want to be fake or phony,” etc. […]

Yes, Writers, it is Possible to Get Past Your Fear of Marketing Yourself as an Author — A Writer’s Path

Author Branding — Aloisius and I

Author Branding
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An excellent post about author branding!

“Pick three key pieces of your personality that show up in all your work and that you’re also willing to discuss with others, so that you

a) create a persona, for sure, but one that feels real and sustainable;

b) make yourself available for author-reader relationships, but also remain in control of what you share; and

c) build an honest brand that will carry you through your career, no matter what you’re writing, in what genre, with what set of characters, because the components of your brand are inherently you.

You’ll have to excuse my year-long absence. I was busy getting my shit together in a process that went something like this: give up alcohol on the Autumn Equinox, 2018; journal out the thoughts that bubbled up and snapped and lapped tar across my brain; cry a lot; let go of a lot; step away […]

Author Branding — Aloisius and I

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