Category Archives: Tools

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3 mistakes you’re making on Goodreads

Goodreads mistakes

You know about Goodreads, right?

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. It boasts an audience of 40 million book lovers, 1.1 billion books added, and 43 million reviews.

43 million reviews!

It’s about more than reviews, though, and authors enjoying the benefits of this site’s power know that.

Boost social media success with these 3 image types


Boost social media success with these 3 image types

Research shows that images improve your social media engagement.

More specifically:

  • Buffer research reveals that tweets with images receive 150 percent more retweets.
  • Socialbakers reports that photo posts on Facebook account for 87 percent of the site’s engagement.
  • According to Social Media Examiner’s 2014 Social Media Industry Report, marketers believe that images and graphics are the most important tactics for maximizing social media.

Here are three types of custom images you can create that support your book marketing messages while they increase social media engagement.

Book marketing overwhelm: You can’t do it all

book marketing overwhelm

Raise your hand if you really want to stop thinking about book marketing and just write your next book.

Without even seeing you, I know that many (if not most) authors reading this have their hands up. You could be suffering from book marketing overwhelm.

Even novice authors discover quickly that it’s not enough to just write a book. If you want people to read it, those readers have to know about it. Getting your book title in front of the right people takes time, knowledge, and effort.

Tools for novelists: Here are 5 of the best

novelist tools

Mark Twain said, “Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.”

Because that’s harder than it sounds, you need all the help you can get writing that next great novel.

Technology gives you advantages that Twain never had. But what are the best tools for novelists? Here are five every fiction author should be using — which one can you incorporate into your process today?

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