Another excellent tip to help with the promotion of your book, this one from Derek Haines over at justpublishingadvice.com This particular tip is to help you select the best category to fit our book into. Amazon will reward top selling - not top writing - with more prominent opportunities, so how do you find the … Continue reading How To Select The Best Amazon Book Categories For Your Book – Derek Haines
Well it's not my first post of the year but I wanted to get this out in January 2021. What follows is a list of links to some of my more popular posts of the last couple of years (I was MIA May '19 - Sept'20) along with a brief description of what you can … Continue reading A ‘Best Of’ To Start The New Year
Standing out in the literary world is no easy feat when you’re a self-published author. If readers aren’t familiar with your work, they may be hesitant to take a chance on you. Plus, there are so many books competing for attention that readers sometimes don’t even know where to look. That’s why I’m putting together […]Author … Continue reading Author of a self-published book? We need your “Discovery Press Kit”! — What Inspires Your Writing?
Any Twitter users out there? Join me today, as I go about finding the best time to Tweet. **This is a 2020 update to a previous post.** This turned into a MUCH bigger post than I had first envisaged, so here's how I'm going to manage this: Experimenting, and the tools and methods you can useScheduling, and … Continue reading How To Find The Best Time To Tweet [Lab]
To conclude my series on promoting yourself as an author on Instagram (read PART 1 read Part 2), I want to get on to hashtags. Do I really need to tell you about #hashtags? They are the lifeblood of the social media post. They are the mechanism by which you can categorise your posts. They … Continue reading How to Win at Instagram Hashtags for Authors
Last week I wrote a post extolling the virtues of Instagram and why, as authors, it is a worthwhile platform to be on, as far as social media goes. Hopefully I convinced you to give it a try if you haven't already, or perhaps I gave you some ideas of things to work on to … Continue reading How to Maximise Instagram Engagement For Authors [Long Post]
Please forgive me for being late to the party, but I have recently joined Instagram. What took me so long you ask? Well, it's just not something I had ever considered as being helpful in my goal of promoting my work. It's mostly photo sharing, so it won't be useful in that goal. Right? I … Continue reading Using Instagram to Promote Your Book [Long Post]
I wrote a guest post for a blogger friend a while back, but I thought it was a good time to refresh that post for readers here. Following the new GDPR regulations I went through the process of reconfirming all my mailing list subscribers and was not surprised to see the number fall significantly. But … Continue reading Give your Readership a Massive Boost!