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Social Media for Authors: Planning Your Content

By |November 21st, 2016|

5 Tips to Plan Your Social Media Content Last week, we posted an article on the best times to post to social media in 2016. By following these times, and accounting for factors such as your genre and target audience, you will increase the likelihood of your post reaching a larger audience. But what about content? [...]

Social Media for Authors: The Best Times to Post

By |November 14th, 2016|

The Best Times to Post on Social Media in 2016 With organic reach dropping and social media becoming busier than ever before, it’s important that authors and publishers know the best times to post to social media. With limited opportunities and time to reach their intended audiences, knowing when to post can make a big [...]

Social Media for Authors: Creating a Professional Twitter Profile

By |November 7th, 2016|

5 Tips to Create a Professional Author Twitter Profile These days, Twitter seems to be the centre of the social media universe. While more authors are on Facebook, this platform’s increasing reliance on paid reach is pushing authors away from the site, as most have extremely limited budgets. If you’re considering joining Twitter, or if [...]

Social Media for Authors: Goodreads’ Ask the Author Q&A Feature

By |October 31st, 2016|

5 Tips to Leverage Goodreads’ Ask the Author Q&A Feature Last week, our book marketing experts discussed how to get the most from your Goodreads author profile. Within that blog, we covered how to use the “Ask the Author” feature to engage with your followers, new and old! With nearly half of all Goodreads authors now [...]

Stratford Writers Festival Takes Over Social Media

By |October 28th, 2016|

  Thank You to Everyone Who Mentioned the Festival on Social Media! Throughout the Stratford Writers Festival, our team was busy moving between venues, setting up stages, posting signs, and welcoming guests. However, between all of this, we were astonished by the amount of positive feedback and engagement the festival received on social media. If you [...]

Stratford Writers Festival: Partner & Venue Thank You

By |October 28th, 2016|

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Stratford Writers Festival a huge success! The Stratford Writers Festival is a success because of you - our audience - and the generous support of many local writers (Thank you, Alison!) and organizations. Thanks to all of you, the festival was so successful that attendees and authors are already excited to return [...]

Stratford Writers Festival Introduces Unique Programming

By |October 28th, 2016|

Inaugural Writers Festival Has Attendees Eagerly Waiting for Next Years! "The thing about this festival is, writers want to come here because it’s a beautiful part of the country and audiences are great. I think it’s an excellent chance to come see your favourite author." - Michael Winter, award-winning author The two-day Stratford Writers Festival was such [...]

Social Media for Authors: Growing Your Instagram Presence – Part II

By |October 17th, 2016|

5 More Tips to Increase Your Instagram Followers Two weeks ago, we posted a blog entitled 5 Tips to Increase Your Instagram Followers. The blog was so well received on social media that we decided to provide authors (and publishers) with 5 more tips to increase your Instagram followers. 1) Offer “Share for Shares” to Boost [...]

Little Art Library Fundraiser Coming To Stratford

By |October 13th, 2016|

Upcoming Free Little Library Fundraiser part of the Stratford Writers Festival More Free Little Libraries will soon be a part of Stratford's literary landscape! Planned in conjunction with the inaugural DigiWriting Stratford Writers Festival, Gallery Stratford is launching the upcoming Little "Art" Library fundraiser on October 23! DigiWriting has asked publishers to contribute new books so there [...]

Social Media for Authors: Engaging with Readers on Goodreads

By |October 10th, 2016|

5 Tips to Get the Most from Your Goodreads Author Profile Did you know that Goodreads is the world’s biggest site for book readers and recommendations? With over 50 million users, Goodreads is a behemoth in the world of online literature. For this reason, it’s the perfect place to interact with readers who may be interested [...]

Social Media for Authors: Growing Your Instagram Presence – Part I

By |October 3rd, 2016|

5 Tips to Increase Your Instagram Followers Nearly every author is hopping onto the Instagram bandwagon – as they should be. With over 300 million active monthly users, Instagram offers authors the ability to reach their audience quickly and via simple means. Of course, over time, you’ll want to ensure that you are increasing your presence [...]

Writers Festival Checklist – What To Take To A Literature Festival

By |October 3rd, 2016|

Things To Take To A Book Festival You’ve got your ticket, planned which authors you'll see, decided which workshops you'll take, and figured out what you’ll wear, but that’s about as far as your festival planning has taken you. Not to fear - our literature festival essentials list will ensure you don’t forget anything! You never [...]