5 Ways to Use Facebook to Build Your Indie Author Brand

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As an indie author you have full control over your success and failure – which should be both daunting and liberating!

Part of focusing that control should include your social media activity, because it’s key to building your brand and your fan base.

There are hundreds of ways to maximize your presence on social media, but I want to focus on a handful of really sold strategies for Facebook that you can start using this weekend.

#1. Be Consistent

Think of who’s most memorable to you on Facebook. It’s likely people who post often, but not too much, and who regularly post things you find interesting, funny, or meaningful.

So post consistently, let people know they can count on you. As an indie author this is super important because you don’t have a big…

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Your Writing Voice: The Tools of the Trade

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We hear the word “voice” a lot in appraisals of writing. The term can be confusing. You might hear, “Aden’s voice is just so original!” or “The voice of this piece really punched me in the gut.” These are terrific compliments, but what exactly is voice? Most commonly, voice refers to how a writer’s unique word choice and syntax reflect her worldview, identity, or personality. So if someone tells you that your writing has a strong voice, he is expressing his appreciation for the singular stylistic fingerprint imbued in your essays/stories.

You’ve probably already got your own personal narrator voice—and practice will only improve it.

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How Watching TV And Movies The Right Way Can Revolutionize Your Writing

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We’re living in a golden age of TV and movies, with more channels and more quality stories than we can ever watch, many of them based on adaptations of books – both fiction and non-fiction. 

Watching movies revolutionize writingBut many writers feel guilty about watching film and TV, because shouldn’t you be doing something more useful towards your writing life?

In fact, watching TV and movies can HELP your writing career as you learn how to construct a narrative arc that keeps readers hooked. In today’s article, Diana Wink explains how. 

The boom of movies and TV Shows due to…

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Book Marketing with Events: Your Checklist

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Adding author events to your book marketing arsenal is a great way to build your local fan base and plant seeds for future sales and long-term support.

Check out our posts on prepping and pitching events and unique venues, then use the below checklist to ensure you’re covered and ready to entertain the crowds!

Events Require (You Guessed It) Book Marketing

Don’t expect the store to promote you. Be proactive and the store will really appreciate it.

Send a confirmation email to the bookstore or event location a few weeks in advance. No doubt the location already had this in their calendar, but it makes you look professional and on top of your game.

Confirm how books will be handled. If you’re doing a non-bookstore event, check to be sure how you’ll get …

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Want to attract readers? Create social media content that resonates

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attract readers

Do you want to attract readers for your books?

I had that idea in mind when I read an article on Adweek‘s site last week — “3 tips for creating original social content your audience loves.”

Be sure to click through and read it — it will help. Simply substitute “book” for “company” or “brand” and you’ll have no trouble seeing how it can help you promote your book.

One of the three tips hit home with me because I experienced how that works just a few weeks ago on the Build Book Buzz Facebook page. It’s the third tip from Larr…

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How to Stop Procrastinating: 5 Simple Yet Effective Solutions for Writers and Other Creatives

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From Ancient to Modern… Around 800BC, Greek poet Hesiod was warning us, …don’t put your work off till tomorrow and the day after, for a sluggish worker does not fill his barn. Meanwhile in more recent times, Nobel-winning economist George Akerlof admitted to procrastinating for months over the simple task of sending a box of shirts […]

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Build the Buzz: 7 Essential Rules for Marketing a Book Online

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What Are You Waiting For? When it comes to marketing a book, those of us who have an online presence have a significant advantage over those who don’t. In today’s online world you don’t need to wait for the traditional media to pick up on your story. You’ve created and published your book and now […]

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Co-authoring a NonFiction Book: Pros, Cons and How to Make It Work

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Is Co-Authoring For You? I’ve collaborated on projects with other experts with great success. I find it suits my personality to work in a small team, the highs are exciting and the lows don’t seem so painful. I love the process of co-creation, of bouncing ideas off someone else. The shared workload creates a sense of joint accountability, […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Publish a Book? (and your funding options!)

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How Much Will It Cost to Publish My Book? You’re in the creative flow and money might be the last thing on your mind. But, as soon as you complete that manuscript, you’ll be asking, What do I do now? And, how much does it all cost?? There are very real costs involved in finishing and self-publishing your […]

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9 Tried and Tested Ways to Start Writing That Book You’re Still Thinking About

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How to Start Writing It’s one thing to think about your book, but quite another to actually write it. I see so many authors who know they want to do it, who are genuinely, fiercely even, committed but who, for one reason or another, allow life to get in the way. Their dream remains just that — a […]

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