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It's the end of the year and the time when many of us do a little reflection. What do we want 2019 to look like? What will we do differently, do better?
I've got a book coming out in February (THE CHEF'S SECRET in case you want to help an author out) and that means a lot of promotion. Few authors have the luxury of just sitting back and letting their publisher shout about their book to the world
December 27, 2018 | Crystal King
It's that time of
November 28, 2018 | Crystal King
As a writer of historical fiction, I find that one of my biggest challenges is how to manage both my time and all the little tidbits of information that I discover all over the Web. This is particularly tough when some of the data is sent to me from friends, or I uncover new articles and facts through random browsing, not just at times when I sit down to do research.
I could use a notebook, and I do, but those online notes are a time-sink to rewrite, and as a result, my notebook tends to be more for creative ...
October 30, 2018 | Crystal King
Getting ahead in the world of social media isn't easy, but it's even harder if you are doing things that self-sabotage your efforts. Here are seven things you can stop doing to help you bolster your social media efforts to find more fans and sell more books.
1. Don't be spammy in direct messages (on any channel). Don't spam people in Direct Messages with automatic replies
When I talk to authors trying to wrangle their social media activities, one of the big questions is what should I do every day to make the biggest difference? This is especially important to figure out so you can maximize your time and put your efforts in the right place. Savvy book marketers should be able to do the following five things in an hour or less every day