Why Kindle Publishing Authors Need to Promote on Facebook

The whole world seems to be on Facebook. This means millions, if not billions of people are interacting with each other as you read this.

Facebook can be a fun Kindle publishing buzz-builder – it’s also free and quick to setup an Author Page

Facebook can be a fun Kindle publishing buzz-builder – it’s also free and quick to setup an Author Page

Facebook is big business, and so naturally it’s not just for chatting. It’s for companies, however big or small, to promote themselves via. Facebook is an enormous hub of news and updates, and a ton of authors have now landed on this free promotional platform – especially the Kindle publishing kind.

If you’re a Facebook detractor and are dreading getting started with this, I feel for you. No, really I do. I used to be in the same boat. (If next door’s dog needed de-worming, I’d sooner do it in place of updating my Facebook author page). I just didn’t understand the draw of the channel at the time.

But when I relaxed a little and stopped worrying so much about ‘what’ I was posting, things got a lot more fun and interesting, and now I enjoy managing my Kindle publishing page. Continue reading

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Quick Reasons Why Self-Publishing Authors Should Embrace Twitter

Though Twitter is an invaluable free tool which can do absolute wonders for your self-publishing sales, I have to admit to being baffled by it to start with. In fact, it took me a while to get rolling.

After you’ve familiarized yourself with the platform, your self-publishing success can improve incredibly with Twitter

After you’ve familiarized yourself with the platform, your self-publishing success can improve incredibly with Twitter

All those Tweets, Retweets, Hashtags, weird little links – what’s that all about? And to be honest, I didn’t really care to find out, either. It seemed like a real enigma, like Facebook’s mysterious cousin.

That was until I actually forced myself to jump in and add it to my self-publishing marketing campaign. Now, I must say that Twitter is not the simplest of social networking platforms to fathom – maybe it was just me? – but it’s well worth your time.

Did I mention it has over 1.1 billion users throughout the world? (That got my attention rather quickly too when I heard it!)

Twitter is like Facebook, but…somehow totally different. Its social networking purpose remains the same, at least. You have a profile, a handle (username), and you can communicate with people (your Followers). Continue reading

Introduction to Ebook Publishing Marketing Channels

This aspect of ebook publishing can be daunting – so it’s best to embrace it slowly

This aspect of ebook publishing can be daunting – so it’s best to embrace it slowly

The first part of this article will briefly introduce you to the giant ebook publishing marketing universe. It’s well worth a read if you’re a new indie author as it’s important to ease yourself into the mass of channels out there gently.

From my personal experience, I know how daunting and overwhelming it can be as a new author. Social networking, blogs, websites, advertising, promotions, giveaways, interviews, reviews – it can sound like a complete nightmare! Continue reading