A New Place to Share and Find Books

Well, it isn’t “new-new”, but when you enter the world of book marketing it is a place you look at with new eyes: Goodreads. I’ve mentioned before that you should join Goodreads to improve your Author Online Presence, but that was more in a “let’s make friends” sense. Why? Because you can find other readers with similar interests and find new books you’d like – just create a profile, load your reviews and mark all the books you still want to read. You can also join groups.  For a full plan of attack, check out this post. Using Goodreads is a […]

Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge Day 20: Make New Connections

Welcome to the last day of the Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge. I hope you’ve had as much fun as I did in the last month. To check out previous tasks, go here. Search for Yourself on the Internet Use Google, Bing, Yahoo and whatever other search engine you can think of. If you’ve never done this before, you’ll definitely be surprised at what you’ll find. This exercise gives you a good idea of what people will find when they search for you. You might be surprised at how many people share your name. If there’s nothing there: don’t […]

Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge Day 17: Publicise Your Blog Post

Welcome to day 17 of the Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge. Check out previous tasks here. You’ve probably figured out that everything is connected, that each task does something for another. Today’s task will be impossible if you didn’t join Twitter, join Facebook, join Google+, join Pinterest (or your choice of a visual platform), and write a blog post or two. Publicise Your Blog Post You’ve probably already linked your blog to all of your social media networks under the publicise feature. That means you’ve already shared your blog post the moment it went live. But that doesn’t mean […]

Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge Day 15: Write a Blog Post and Include a Call to Action

Welcome to day 15 of the Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge. For previous tasks, go here. Today’s post is about blogging, so make sure you did Task 1: Set up your Author Blog. Write a Blog Post and Include a Call to Action A call to action can be a lot of things. Though, the pop-up is a favourite among some. A lot of people will tell you to add a huge pop-up on your blog to attract subscribers. I’ve been on blogs where the pop-up covers all the text with no way to close it except filling in […]