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Social Media for Authors: How to Use Twitter, Goodreads and Guest Blogging to Reach Readers and Fuel Book Sales

This week, on this book writing blog, we’ve created a 3-day crash course in social media: Social Media Week for Authors. Whether your book is already out there or you are just getting started, engaging on social social media Swiss Army knifemedia will help you tremendously.
I’ve shared interviews with three of my favorite Digital Media Gurus: Rusty Shelton, Frances Caballo and Sara Pence
All three of these folks have helped me and many of my clients to develop an engaged community, sell books (as well as other programs) and make a difference with your message!
And the response has been exciting. Readers have asked terrific questions about the specific steps to implement the strategies shared in these interviews.

mstering the new media landscapeIf you missed the posts earlier this week,Tuesday we published Rusty Shelton’s Twitter Tips for Authors. Rusty is co-authored of Mastering the New Media Landscape. In response to Denise’s questions, Rusty has shared more on how to get above the noise in Twitter conversations and how what makes a twitter profile stand out. He also answered Julia’s question about how to identify the top influencers, bloggers, journalists, conferences and organizations in your field.

goodreads for authors On Wednesday it was Goodreads for Authors with Frances Caballo, author of TheAuthor’s Guide to Goodreads, Social Media in 30 Minutes a Day and other books on socialmedia specific to authors.

And in Thursday’s lesson, Sara Pence of Advantage Media shared why guest blogging is such a valuable skill/strategy for an author, along with tips on pitching a guest blog post and guest blogging succeess stories.  editing

It’s not too late to get your questions answered! Just share your questions/comments here or on each specific post.

Lisa Tener

Lisa Tener is an award-winning book writing coach who assists writers in all aspects of the writing process—from writing a book proposal and getting published to finding one’s creative voice. Her clients have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CBS Early Show, The Montel Williams Show, CNN, Fox News, New Morning and much more. They blog on sites like The Huffington Post, Psychology Today and WebMD.

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