Tag: marketing advice

How to Hook Your Audience
August 17, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

Hello Our Write Siders, Writing author bios, hooks, blurbs, synopses, and queries are every author’s bane. Why is that? Partly because we go into them trying to figure out how to squish our 60K + novel into a couple hundred words. But that’s not really what we’re doing and that’s why many struggle. What you are doing

5 Tips to Apply Your Mad Research Skills to Book Marketing
July 20, 2017 Writing Advice Stephanie Ayers

Hello OurWriteSiders, We know we need to do research. Many of us delight in disappearing down the dark rabbit hole of the internet with the excuse of “research”… er, I mean, for practical and real research! Right? We enjoy sitting and watching people in public as “research.” We chuckle at the memes like this: But

A4A Sunday: Authors Need to Network
June 4, 2017 Angells 4 Authors Heidi Angell

Hello Lovely Writers, Networking is probably one of the hardest things for authors, and also one of the most important activities we can do besides just sit down and write. Good networking will help with every step of the writing venture. But we chose writing, a solitary profession, because it’s just not so people-y, right?

Marketing in Minutes a Day
April 20, 2017 Writing Advice Heidi Angell

The life of an author is a constant struggle for balance. For most, that balancing act includes a full-time job, family, social commitments, writing, and then when writers hear “marketing” they throw their hands up feeling overwhelmed and demand that they don’t have any time. I’m here to show you how to add marketing to

Mapping Out Your Marketing
February 13, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

Over the last few weeks we’ve covered the benefits of Twitter and programs for scheduling posts on various social media sites.  Today I’d like to go over mapping out your plan of marketing at the basic level through advanced. Again, if you find I’ve missed one, please let me know. BASIC: Start with these and

How to Sell More Books on Twitter: Final Thoughts
January 30, 2017 Writing Advice Nancy E Miller

I decided to look back at Twitter and see if there was anything I missed in my series: How To Use Twitter to Sell More Books and offer my final thoughts if I did. I had. Some of the most basic stuff, in fact.  I finally, FINALLY, looked at the services available under the Profile listing.

Should I Self Promote?
December 28, 2016 Writing Advice Lilian Oake

When it comes to promotion, indie authors often find themselves tense and uncomfortable. Should I self-promote? How much promotion is too much before it’s considered spam? Some authors look at their friends published with a publisher and hear all sorts of differing opinions. Some publishers do, in fact, take care of all the promoting for their

Brain to Books Holiday Book Giveaway & CyCon Sampler
December 15, 2016 OWS Features,Press Releases Stephanie Ayers

Mark Your Calendars For The Best Book Event this Season, and a Taste of B2B CyCon! Hello lovelies at Our Write Side! We have been thrilled to share the B2B CyCon and Book Expo that is coming in April. A lot of authors new to the event are… overwhelmed. We totally understand. It is a

Marketing 101 – The Big Bucks
November 2, 2016 Writing Advice E.C. Jarvis

This is the third post of a four part series on marketing written by an author who has been through the process. You’ve dabbled in a little light marketing and had a combination of success and failures and whatever options you’ve chosen. Now you’re ready to throw a large bundle of money at the wall

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