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#CanLitPit Becomes 3rd Highest Trend on Twitter

By |February 21st, 2017|

A Summary of #CanLitPit on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Canadian writers showed up in droves to participate in the second #CanLitPit Twitter pitch event! With a number of participating publishers and industry organizations such as Word on the Street Toronto, MB Writers' Guild, Vancouver Writers Festival, and U of T [...]

Publicity Tips for Publishers: Book Reviews and New Authors

By |February 20th, 2017|

5 Tips to Build Advance Reviews for Emerging Authors You’ve read their manuscript. The contract has been signed. The design and editorial processes are completed. As a publisher, you’re now ready to start the marketing process. But what if some (if not all) of your titles are from emerging authors? Gaining publicity and coverage for these [...]

Publicity Tips for Publishers: Creating a Marketing Plan for the Book Series on your Title List

By |February 13th, 2017|

5 Tips for Publishers Marketing a Book Series Sequels, trilogies, sagas… many authors find they cannot tell their story with just one novel, and opt to write a series of books instead. The good news for publishers is that there are several advantages to marketing a book series, as much of the groundwork is laid out [...]

Library Talk: The Future of Ontario’s Libraries

By |February 6th, 2017|

Why A Visit to Your Local Ontario Library will Get You Thinking This month, Shelagh Paterson, Executive Director of the Ontario Library Association, addresses the changes many libraries are making across Ontario to better serve and reflect their communities. We encourage all Ontario-based authors and publishers to stay informed on programs and services offered by [...]

#CanLitPit Twitter Pitch Event Reminders

By |February 1st, 2017|

Everything You Need to Know Before Pitch Day! We’re only a few short days away from #CanLitPit taking over Twitter on Wednesday, February 8, 2017! Over the past few weeks, we have had quite a number of great questions regarding everything from how to participate to self-published authors. In this post, we’ve provided an overview [...]

#CanLitPit Pitch Workshop

By |February 1st, 2017|

Learn How to Craft Engaging and Thought-Provoking Pitches With #CanLitPit one week away, it’s time to write and refine your pitches! Creating an engaging and thought-provoking pitch while following the #CanLitPit guidelines will be a challenge. However, the entire team at DigiWriting and participating #CanLitPit publishers and literary agents know that Canadian writers are up [...]

Introducing the “Library Talk” Series

By |January 30th, 2017|

A Partnership Between DigiWriting and OLA to Highlight Ontario Libraries When was the last time you were at a library? Was it to borrow a book? To find a quiet place to study? Or perhaps you were taking part in an afterschool program. Regardless, we bet you discovered something interesting about your local library while [...]

Social Media for Authors: Selling Your Titles Through Social Media

By |January 23rd, 2017|

5 Tips to Sell Your Books Via Social Media in 2017 In 2017, most authors and publishers will need to come to terms with the following fact: It will become more difficult than ever to get attention for your books on social media. With the biggest channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) swamped with authors [...]

#CanLitPit Returns on Wednesday, February 8, 2017!

By |January 9th, 2017|

Twitter Pitch Event Provides Unpublished Canadian Writers with Opportunities We’re thrilled to announce the return of #CanLitPit on February 8, 2017! In August 2016, the inaugural #CanLitPit became the #6 trend on Twitter with more than 500 pitches being posted during the event by close to 200 writers from coast to coast. Canadian Literature Pitch [...]

Happy Holidays from DigiWriting

By |December 23rd, 2016|

In the Spirit of the Season As we look forward to celebrating the holiday season with friends and family, we want to express our gratitude to those who have worked with us during 2016. This year we launched two events for the Canadian literary community, the Stratford Writers Festival and #CanLitPit, and have more exciting [...]

Book Marketing Series: Make the Most of the Holiday Season

By |December 5th, 2016|

5 Tips to Increase Book Sales During the Holidays It’s that time of year again! The smell of freshly baked cookies is in the air. Family stockings are being hung with care. Hot chocolate and egg nog are readily flowing. And, perhaps most significantly, cash registers and online merchants are buzzing with consumers’ spending. In [...]

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? [...]