Joel Friedlander (you should be following him) has an excellent guest post by Frances Caballo, a social media strategist and author. She reiterates an important point Bob Baker talked about at our June meeting, then launches into details with tips on using social media effectively, perhaps most important for those with Facebook pages since FB has made visibility more difficult for page owners.
How to make sure you're not wasting time on social media
Found this valuable article via editor Janette Lonsdale:
7 Simple Edits That Make Your Writing 100% More Powerful
(You still need an editor or at least a proofreader or two for your book manuscript)
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.
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