Monthly Archives: September 2013

Getting the Most Out of Twitter for Promoting

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So you’re going to try social networks to reach new readers. Yes, I mentioned a few means in the last post and I hope you check some of them out – especially Triberr – but now you might be wondering the best way to go about using them so as not to make a nuisance of yourself.

It’s a fabulous means of getting lots of followers and lots of attention but if you inundate the feed with constant mention of your blog, your website, or heavens forbid, your book, you might as well just shut down now. Using Twitter to get your book, or your blog, lots of attention is why I mentioned Triberr. Using Triberr and with the help of your tribemates, you’ll reach even more people more quickly without having to spam the feed with lots of tweets from your account.

Some tips to using Twitter:

Start following people who might be interested in what you’re about and who might be willing to help spread the word for you.

Talk to these people – I know it’s not easy to carry on a conversation on Twitter but with practice, you’ll learn how to use few words to get your point across and to utilize your CONNECT feed to keep up with those who might be talking about you and to you.

Get involved with bloggers, reviewers, and publishers on Twitter. Follow them. Participate in Twitter Chats, and follow the bloggers’ blogs.

Don’t, and I emphasize this greatly, DON’T constantly push your book on everyone on Twitter. If you do even ten tweets a day about your book, I guarantee you that your followers will start falling away. Try a tweet in the morning, maybe another late afternoon, and another in late evening. You’re going to hit everyone you want to see your tweets. There are morning Tweeters, afternoon Tweeters, and those night owls and folks from down under who will be riding the Twitter feed.

So remember, when using Twitter to promote your book, your blog, or your website, even if you’re telling folks about something exciting – do it sparingly, do it politely, and do it with fun! Oh, and don’t forget about Triberr. It’s a place of promotion magic.

Happy Tweeting!

Reaching Out to New Readers

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Bloggers are an author’s best friends.  

First and foremost – make friends with bloggers. There are bloggers aplenty all over the world. Feel free to contact them. Feel free to invite them to read and review your book. Feel free to request a guest visit on their blog and be sure to throw in a giveaway to help attract visitors. This helps fuel the flow of traffic to the blog and to your book.

Social Networking

Using FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter are great resources for spreading the word about your book and upcoming books but there are other tools as well.

Pinterest – a fabulous place to put your ideas and inspiration into visual teasers. Set up an account and starting pinning things that help readers connect with you as a person as well as author. Pin the pictures that inspire your imagination and your creativity.

And the best ever – Triberr!

Triberr.com is a social media platform for bloggers that will drive tons of traffic toward your website. Over the years, Triberr has grown and evolved. It has become a powerful traffic tool. I personally use Triberr and now have a reach of over 450K. I highly recommend using Triberr. So Tribe Up!

Reaching new readers is your goal so start socializing!

Happy Writing!

Welcome

Welcome to Romancing Editorially’s Blog

Romancing Editorially – Unwrapping Author Services has a new blog where, even if you’re not hiring my services, you can learn more about promoting and networking your book to reach more readers than ever.

My first recommendation to every new author is get yourself a website with a blog.

Why a blog? A website is a wonderful place to showcase yourself and your work but a blog on your website can be a great tool for keeping your website up-to-date and fresh. It’s also a fabulous way to keep yourself in the public eye without constantly just pushing your book/books.

What is your blog about? Anything you want. The blog is about you, what you love, what you don’t, what’s coming in your future, and what’s happening now! Making it your own is what makes it unique and fresh. Use to share teasers, giveaways, talk about the weather or some exciting adventure you had. Whatever you want – it’s yours!

By the way, a website doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg either. Check out WordPress.com for some amazing themes and even get your own domain for less than you think.

Next time, I’ll share with you how to promote that new blog so you reach more readers.

Be sure to check out my services, and fabulous rates. I’m here to help YOU succeed.

Have a great day and Happy Writing!

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