Category Archives: Social marketing

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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Is blogging dying? Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Is blogging dying out? Are people deserting their blogs for Instagram? For Facebook? In updating my blogroll and scheduling a blog tour f I discovered a lot of inactive blogs. Some blogsI I visited had been removed, others hadn’t been updated … Continue reading

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Important info for Cara Bristol newsletter subscribers

Do you subscribe to my author newsletter? Have you looked at it? Before long, I will have to pay for my MailChimp newsletter service based on the number of subscribers, so I will begin removing inactive subscribers from the list. … Continue reading

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For authors: 10 tips to get the most out of your ‘snippet hop’

A“snippet hop,” is an online event in which authors present short (6-10 sentences) excerpts from their books and visitors go from one blog to the next to read and comment.  I estimate I have visited thousands of snippet blog posts … Continue reading

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What’s in it for you: 5 reasons to subscribe to my author newsletter

1. To be notified of new book releases. As a subscriber, you’ll find out immediately when a book is available for purchase. 2. To receive information about contests, prize drawings, freebies, and special promotions. 3. To take advantage of special offers that ONLY … Continue reading

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Sign up for my author newsletter and get a free book!

Sign up for my author newsletter and get an ebook copy of one of my books FREE. This promotion ends July 16, 20015. SIGN UP HERE When I get confirmation of your signup from MailChimp, I’ll contact you for your … Continue reading

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How to do an author NEWSLETTER with MailChimp

What is an author newsletter? Do you need one? How do you go about doing one? An author newsletter is an automated email sent to a list of subscribers to tell them about new releases, special promotions , contests or other … Continue reading

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