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Social Media for Authors: Instagram Introduces an Algorithm – Part 2

By |July 4th, 2016|

5 Tips to Navigate Instagram’s New Algorithm Are you still adjusting to Instagram’s introduction of an algorithm-based news feed? Last week, our book marketing experts announced the change while discussing why, in Instagram’s viewpoint, this change had to be made. The biggest reason for the new algorithm is Instagram’s 500 million user base. With so [...]

Social Media for Authors: Instagram Introduces an Algorithm – Part 1

By |June 27th, 2016|

Understanding Why Instagram has Switched to an Algorithm Since Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, there have been rumblings among social media marketers that Instagram may switch to a news feed based on an algorithm instead of showing you posts chronologically. Well, that day is finally here. The Instagram news feed is now algorithmic. Just like its [...]

Social Media For Authors: Optimizing For Pinterest – Part II

By |June 20th, 2016|

An Author’s Guide to Perfectly Sized Pinterest Images When you’re busy writing, we understand that the last thing an author wants to worry about is posting to their social media. Even worse, when it comes time to update your profiles with new images, getting the sizing exactly right can be a nightmare. Often, this results [...]

Book Publicity Tips from: Ellie Holmes

By |June 3rd, 2016|

Marketing Q&A with Author Ellie Holmes Looking to improve your marketing and publicity efforts? Check out our Book Publicity Tips series where we ask real authors to share their experiences, thoughts, and advice to assist both new and established authors.  When do you recommend commencing a new title’s marketing efforts? You really can’t start too [...]

Social Media For Authors: Optimizing For Pinterest

By |June 1st, 2016|

5 Tips to Improve Your Pinterest Exposure Much like Facebook, Pinterest uses an algorithm that controls which pins you see in your home feed. With the popularity of the visual network growing, it’s quite possible that your pins are no longer being seen by your intended audience. For example, if you have recently written a [...]

Book Publicity Tips From: Tirgearr Publishing

By |May 27th, 2016|

Marketing Q&A with Tirgearr Publishing Looking to improve your marketing and publicity efforts? Perhaps you’re looking to be signed by a publisher during the upcoming #Pit2Pub Twitter Pitch Party? Check out our Book Publicity Tips series where we ask real publishers to share their experiences, thoughts, and advice to assist both new and established publishers [...]

Book Publicity Tips from: Cathy Gildiner

By |May 17th, 2016|

Marketing Q&A with Author Cathy Gildiner Looking to improve your marketing and publicity efforts? Check out our Book Publicity Tips series where we ask real authors to share their experiences, thoughts, and advice to assist both new and established authors.  When do you recommend commencing a new title’s marketing efforts? As soon as you begin [...]

Book Marketing Series: How Authors Should Handle a One-Star Review

By |May 16th, 2016|

5 Ways to Deal with a Negative Book Review and Move On Congratulations! You’ve finally released your book and you’re waiting for all the reviews to start rolling in. We all know the feeling of eagerly checking Amazon or Goodreads each day to see if a review has been posted. As an author, you treasure [...]

Book Publicity Tips from: Eric Walters

By |May 13th, 2016|

Marketing Q&A with author Eric Walters Looking to improve your marketing and publicity efforts? Check out our Book Publicity Tips series where we ask real authors to share their experiences, thoughts, and advice to assist both new and established authors.  When do you recommend commencing a new title’s marketing efforts? I start marketing the minute I [...]

Book Publicity Tips from: Ron Lawruk

By |May 10th, 2016|

Marketing Q&A with Ron Lawruk Looking to improve your marketing and publicity efforts? Check out our Book Publicity Tips series where we ask real authors to share their experiences, thoughts, and advice to assist both new and established authors.  When do you start planning an upcoming release's marketing? Actually, I research the material for the [...]

Book Marketing Series: Getting the Perfect Headshot

By |May 9th, 2016|

5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Author Photo Shoot Having an author photo taken always demands a measure of engagement on your behalf and the artist’s. Just because the portrait is depicted photographically doesn’t mean it should resemble an identification photo: ability and effort are required on multiple levels throughout the process. Consider [...]

Book Publicity Tips from: Fox Spirit Books

By |May 6th, 2016|

Book Marketing Q&A with Fox Spirit Books Looking to improve your marketing and publicity efforts? Perhaps you’re looking to be signed by a publisher? Check out our Book Publicity Tips series where we ask real publishers to share their experiences, thoughts, and advice to assist both new and established publishers and authors. Do you have [...]