Category Archives: Social marketing

Got a newsletter? Now what? How to get subscribers…

One of the first questions authors have after opening a newsletter email list account is, “Now what? How do you get people to subscribe?” It’s not as daunting as it seems. I use MailChimp for my email newsletter list, but … Continue reading

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From hobby to ‘jobby’: 5 ways to turn a love of reading & books into a business

Writers aren’t the only ones who can transform their passion into a career. Readers can turn their love of books into an income stream, too. Here are five business ideas for readers and/or book lovers. While these opportunities won’t make … Continue reading

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8 reasons why book promotions work and why they don’t…

Have you ever wondered why one author can have a big success promoting a book in a certain way but when you try, it doesn’t work?  There are many factors that can affect the success of a promotion campaign. Here … Continue reading

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Why be positive? Why I started daily #Motivation memes

Monday through Friday on Facebook, I post a daily “Motivation,” a positive, inspirational message. Many people have responded to it “positively,” and I get quite a few thank yous and shares. I’m happy when a message I’ve posted helps somebody, … Continue reading

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How you can use MailChimp star ratings for newsletter subscriber maintenance

Did you ever notice that MailChimp gives your newsletter subscribers a star rating? The stars rank your subscribers according to their engagement with your newsletter. The higher the rating, the more engaged they are. 1 star is a negative rating. … Continue reading

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30+ Instagram hashtags for authors to promote their books

You think Instagram is about photos? Wrong! It’s all about the hashtag. If you want to draw followers and enhance your visibility on Instagram you have to use hashtags. Here is an alphabetized list of the most common ones for … Continue reading

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Instagram hashtags for #booklovers & #readers plus a #giveaway

To connect with like-minded people or to attract like-minded people, on Instragram, it’s all about the #hashtag. To get more traffic, you need to tag your photograms. If you love books and reading, here are some popular Instagram hastags you … Continue reading

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My most popular writing blogs of 2016

I blog, therefore, I am. I like blogging. It’s me. As a kid, I kept a diary. I was “opinion editor” of my college newspaper. I wrote a weekly column when I worked as a newspaper reporter. I was born … Continue reading

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Things they don’t tell you about being an author…#writetip

I’ve been writing for more than twenty-five years and have been published since 2009 (twenty-seven or so titles). I had 15 books published by four  epublishers before going Indie in 2014. As an indie, I’ve published another dozen or so … Continue reading

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I’m on Instagram, are you? #AuthorsofInstagram

Recently, I joined Instagram and have begun uploading photos from my cell phone. It’s amazing how fun it is.  If you’d like like to see snapshots of my life, come follow me at carabristol. Instagram is kind of Pinterest, except … Continue reading

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