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Seven Secrets For Authors Promoting Their Books

The last couple of months have been a little hectic for me as I prepped to launch my second novel, The Chef's Secret, out into the world. I'm probably an anomaly in the world of writers, but I actually like the whole marketing and promotion aspect of it all. But I know that's not true of every writer, so I'm going to share a few tips that may help when you are out there trying to figure out how you are going to promote your book in a world of small publishing budgets, millions of competing books and a lack of personal time. 

Crystal King

The Writing Life

Thinking about Social Media for 2019

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

Crystal King

10 Holiday Gifts for the Writer in Your Life

It's that time of year, when we rack our brains trying to figure out our gift list. Last year I shared a list of gifts for your favorite socially savvy author (or for you, if you are aspiring to be one!)

Crystal King

The Writing Life

Writers Can Stay Organized and Motivated with these Online Tools

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 ...

Crystal King

The Writing Life

Seven DON'Ts for Socially Savvy Authors

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

Crystal King

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