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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.

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Do You Promospam?

March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

If you are a writer, and spend lots of time online, no points for guessing what promospam is. So do you? Check out an interesting post by blogger India Drummond. Click here for the post.

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.

New Social Networking Offerings from Google

August 1, 2011 3 comments

If you’re on gmail, you’ve probably already received invites to be in somebody’s ‘circles’. Now, Google has also come up with Google+ which, from what I understand, is a better version of facebook,  perhaps even twitter? In facebook whatever you announce, you announce to the whole world. In circles, you can control who you direct information to. Its early days yet (only a month since Google+’s launch). We’ll have to wait and watch to see where it goes.