Frances Caballo guest posts an excellent article on Joel Friedlander's blog that tells about Facebook's algorithms concerning page viewing and whether buying ads on FB is worthwhile. Any author using FB should read this - and the comments.
Facebook Ads: Should Indie Authors Buy Them
Book shepherd Judith Briles finds lessons for authors from watching the Shark Tank TV show where entrepreneurs try to lure business investors. (Thanks to Peggy Nehmen for finding this)
Lessons for Authors From the Shark Tank
This looks interesting for those with smart phones:
Hemingway App highlights long, complex sentences and common errors. If you tidy up your manuscript before sending to your editor, you will probably save money and definitely make her job easier.
Our own Bob Baker got a quote (and a bit of his own buzz) in this excellent Publishers Weekly article:
DIY: How to Build Buzz for Self-Published Books.
Good lead-in for our January 11 meeting - check out the details for that on our SLPA website. See you there!
Bob Baker has a great article on Joel Friedlander's blog.
To Succeed as an Author, Get Your ASK Out There
To Succeed as an Author, Get Your ASK Out There!To Succeed as an Author, Get Your ASK Out There!
Working with an editor can be scary and disheartening, even for the best of writers, but think of it as a learning experience. You don't have to make all the changes they suggest, but think twice about the changes you don't agree with.
Working with an editor
Here are two free sites where you can find independent (free) book reviewers OR you can sign up yourself to be a book reviewer. Reviewing books of the same genre as yours on your blog is a good way to attract interest to your blog and therefore to your own books. Post your reviews on Amazon - be sure your Amazon profile mentions the complete url of your blog (make it a live link) and the titles of your books so if anyone clicks on your review signature they will see your work. Goodreads is another networking place to post your reviews.
How to find reviewers for self-published books
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