Thursday, May 23, 2013

Marketing, PR, and Tweeting

Self-publishing is different for every author. It's based on the choices we make and the paths we ultimately decide to follow. And even though the stigma of being self-published is not what it used to be , it still doesn't mean we don't have standards. If fact, we must look and act like professional writers in order to be taken seriously.

Check out 12 Things for New Indies to Avoid at

I literally stumbled across this article today while looking for something else, but that's the way it usually happens. The tips are really great. Even if you're not new to self-publishing, this article will give you a few things to think about and revise in your publishing journey.

Check out PR and Marketing for Self-Publishing: Do's and Don't at

This article has some good advice about PR and marketing, hence the title. LOL. For many self-published authors and those of us looking at self-publishing, PR and marketing are areas we don't have experience in dealing with, but are crucial if we want to succeed. In other words, if we don't learn how to market and promote ourselves, our books will not sale, and that's what we don't want to happen.

Here are some other articles you might be interested in:

Marketing for Dummies (and Indies) at This is a comprehensive list of places for marketing yourself and your writing.

Using Twitter as a writer and how I've grown my Twitter network at

100 Things for Author's to Tweet About at

In a lot of ways, Twitter scares me. I don't want to be the pushy author who only promotes her books. That's just boring and not cool.  All three of the above articles are interesting and have links to other articles that are helpful, and have a lot more tips. Tips are always a good thing.

The last three articles are a three part series from about using Twitter.

The Beginner's Guide to Social Media: Twitter and Retweeting

The Beginner's Guide to Social Media: Part 2 Twitter and Retweeting

The Beginner's Guide to Social Media: Part 3 Twitter Jail and Twitter Lists

I've learned a lot from the articles--ideas I want to incorporate into what I'm doing.

Dream big and keep writing.