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#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Twitter Pitch Event Provides Unpublished Canadian Writers with Opportunities We’re thrilled to announce the return of #CanLitPit on February 8, 2017!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? [...]

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 [...]