Archive for the ‘Social Media’ Category

Get The Most Out of Twitter

November 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Facebook comes easy to most people, but it is amazing how many people are intimidated by those 140 characters on twitter. Today I came across a terrific post today on how to get the most out of twitter.

Click here for the link.

Facebook Fans Might Not Be Seeing Your Posts

June 8, 2012 2 comments

If you have a Facebook fan page you expect all your posts to be visible to your fans, right? Not anymore. Apparently yur posts will be now visible to only those people who actively engage on your fan page. So how do you reach those other fans?

Pay Facebook to enable this.

Click here to read more.


Importance of Marketing Your Books

November 8, 2011 2 comments

In the good old days (does anyone even remember them?) it was enough to let your words speak for you. Not anymore, unfortunately. Because a gazillion books get published annually (esp. with the advent of ebooks and self-publishing) it is vital that one peddle one’s self, distasteful as it sounds. As an author (esp. if you write fiction), your brand is your name. If you write non-fiction, it is a tad bit easier because you can create a platform. With fiction how do you even do it?

The trigger for my completed novel Tell A Thousand Lies [coming soon]  was India’s obsession with fairness and fairness creams (hence my twitter tagline:    My novel in brief – Fairness Creams: Finding Solutions to Life’s Vexing Problems, One Application at a time.)

Having cute taglines doesn’t suffice however. You still have to be all over the internet, though I find that it’s emptying my brain of its creativity.

Check out Kelly Kathleen Ferguson’s blog post on internet promotion and what she’s been up to.

FaceBook On The Move

September 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Each time I log into FaceBook, they’ve changed something – an attempt to keep their user base from switching to Google+. Here’s an article to help you keep pace with these changes yourself.  Click here for details.

I’ve been lax in posting lately. I’m trying to get my book out and the last minute details are driving me nuts. Hope to be more regular.

Social Networking and Writing

LinkedIn can be a very useful tool for writers and publishing professionals. Media Bistro lists some 45 groups that can help writers. Click here for details.