The 10 Commandments of Author Branding -Shayla Raquel — Miranda Reads

If you haven’t heard about Shayla Raquel, she is one of the #authorpreneurs who focuses on #authorbranding a lot and you should definitely check the book out, and her website as well, for more motivation on author branding tips.

★★★★ ½ …your author brand is how and why readers fall in love with you and decide to read your book. Writing is a solitary sport, but marketing? That one needs a few hands on deck. Face it, you can write the world’s greatest book…but if no one is around to read it, you’re stuck up […]

The 10 Commandments of Author Branding -Shayla Raquel — Miranda Reads

How to find best hashtags to use in your social media posts

I am in the midst of looking for ways to analyze the best hashtags to be used along my posts, and when I mean best hashtags, I don’t mean to simply use a group of generic hashtags, but to find out if the hashtags are trending and are used by the right group of users.

For instance, instead of using #books, when you use #businessbooks, your posts will reach a niche group that is interested in what you write.

I found this post on Google that will definitely be beneficially for you especially if you are new to hashags – here is where you can read it

There are numerous apps or websites that you can use to find a group of hashtags, like best-hashtags.com, and copy them all to be used on your posts.

However, it would be best if you could use a combination of a few group of hashtags, so that the chances of your posts getting noticed are higher. For example, when you use best-hashtags.com and search for books, you will get a set of hashtags consisting of say 10 hashtags.

Now, I intend to repeat this search for posts relevant to marketing, and if I search the hashtags for marketing, I will also get say X amount of hashtags. What I intend to do is to pick only a few hashtags from each keyword, mix them and create my own set of hashtags to be used. This way, I will know that I am picking some of the most useful hashtags to be used across different keyword groups.

I also intend to monitor how well the hashtags are doing by using https://analyze.buffer.com/, which is a paid tool that lets you know how your posts are doing across multiple social media platform on one page. You can simply using the analytics tools that are available for free within each social media platform (Twitter, Facebook page, Instagram business pages all provide you with an in-depth analysis of how well your posts are doing).

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

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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