Authors: Save Time & Auto-Post to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter with NEW Social Jukebox

Any author needs to spend some time in social media and lots of time book marketing. Social Jukebox is a new tool to help. Learn more about it in this post #SocialMediaMarketing #SocialMediaForAuthors

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Authors have a lot to do.

  1. Write books.
  2. Edit said books.
  3. Proofread said books.
  4. Get said books off to alpha and beta readers.
  5. Seek publishing or set up self publishing...of yeah those books.
  6. And let us not forget...MARKET those books...
  7. and connect with readers...
  8. and do live in person &/or virtual events.

WHEW! That's an exhausting list!

Don't you love to save time and energy?

Well DUH! Of COURSE you do! Who doesn't. I mean...nobody is going to raise their hand and proclaim proudly, "I have NOTHING to do, so please, pile on more STUFF TO DO!"

Social media alone could devour 24/7 if you let it, and that will only account for a small percentage of your book sales anyway.

People tell me, "Ronda, you're EVERYWHERE? Do you sleep?"

Yes, I sleep. I'm everywhere because of some wonderful tricks and hacks As a matter of fact, I'm working on a book called 101 Tricks and Hacks for Writers right now. One of my favorite Cool Tools is in that book.

I know you're asking:

"How can I save time and energy on social media, Ronda?"

You probably feel like an exhausted hamster in a wheel, scurrying around to do this and that in a constant flurry of activity.

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Slow down. Take a breath. I've got you. Check this out.

The 1-Post Problem

You write a blog post, upload a video, or whatever, and you share it once all over. Then what? Who has time to go back around every week or so and share one of your older posts?

That's the 1 post problem. It's hard to keep sharing your awesome past content.

The Social Jukebox Solution

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Why Should Authors Use Tweet Jukebox?

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Twitter for Authors

Have you tried Tweet Jukebox? It’s a free tool to help you schedule tweets on a rotation, and it could really save you time. FInd out WHY & more in this post, including video tutorial #SocialMediaForAuthors #BooKmarketingTip Post updated to reflect current info Aug 22, 2016.

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UPDATE: I originally did this post in spring of 2015. Tweet Jukebox is still a fabulous tool, but it is out of beta and no longer free. It is becoming Social Jukebox. I still use it, and in fact paid for a year in advance. I'll get to why in a bit.

If you haven't noticed, social media can take up a lot of time! I'm dedicated to making it fun and easy for myself AND for you authors! While interacting on Twitter recently, I came across a great tool called Tweet Jukebox.Before sharing it with you, I wanted to give it a "test drive" to see how I like it.

What Does Tweet Jukebox Offer?

Tweet Jukebox is a free service as of the time of this writing. No idea if that will change, but consider trying it out now if it fits your needs. You can schedule a rotation of tweets to help you share things like quotes, your blog posts, book teasers and more. These posts are organized into "Jukeboxes," and you get a free one with quotes to try out. Here are some of my jukeboxes.

  • Since I do frequent fiction book reviews, I have all of them in a jukebox called Book Reviews. Every few hours, one of them magically goes out into my Twitter stream.
  • Since I also help authors, I have aJ jukebox clled Author Help with all the tutorials, tips and strategies I share.
  • Since I'm an author, I have one with book teasers, excerpts, author interviews, poems and more.

Watch this Tweet Jukebox for Authors Video Mini-class/tutorial

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Book Review of Twitter in 30 Minutes by Ian Lamont

Help with social media for authors or anyone trying to understand Twitter is at hand with Twitter in 30 Minutes by Ian Lamont. This book review shares why it is the best beginners guide I’ve seen.

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Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. I share well-written books. While this book  could help with social media for authors trying to navigate the hashtag infested lands of Twitter, it may also be useful for anyone who is new to or confused by Twitter.

Social media can suck a lot of time out of your life, in case you hadn't noticed. And if you want to learn how to use sites like Twitter more effectively, there area a lot of guides. I searched "how to Twitter" and got 4,908 results

Screen grab showing 4,908 search results for "how to twitter" on Amazon

SO if you're new to Twitter or totally confused by it,  which guide should you choose? There are good and bad books on the topic. Many are written above the head of the newbie who wants to wrap their head around all the hashtags, at signs and brief messages.

Author Ian Lamont offered me a digital copy of Twitter in 30 Minutes, and I have to say, this is the perfect guide for the Twitter greenhorn. Here is the book info from Amazon.

Twitter in 30 Minutes by Ian Lamont

Updated and revised third edition of the top-selling Cover of Twitter in 30 Minutes by Ian LamontTwitter book! Are you interested in using Twitter, but don't know where to start? Are you mystified by hashtags, retweets, and other strange conventions? The revised and expanded third edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes is here to help! This unofficial Twitter tutorial will walk you through the basics, using plain English, step-by-step instructions, and lots of examples from real Twitter users. In no time, you'll learn how to:

  • Create a new Twitter account online or on your phone
  • Customize your Twitter profile with photos and a bio that's right for you
  • Navigate Twitter icons, the Twitter app, and Twitter.com
  • Follow other Twitter accounts … and block those you don't like
  • Identify local people and organizations on Twitter
  • Find people who share the same interests and hobbies
  • Compose your first Tweets
  • Share photos on Twitter
  • Use hashtags, retweets, and other Twitter conventions

There's more. Twitter In 30 Minutes shows you how all kinds of people use Twitter to promote their businesses, connect with their Twitter followers, explore their interests, and have fun! It's peppered with real-world examples, from everyday people to top Twitter celebrities.

Authored by award-winning technology journalist Ian Lamont, the revised third edition of Twitter In 30 Minutes covers Twitter's new interface for the Web and mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android phones. There are new screenshots, along with instructions for Twitter registration on iOS and Android devices.

s is a perfect introduction to people who are new to Twitter, as well as those who already have accounts and want to learn how to get the most out of Twitter. Buy the book today!

What makes this a great investment? Continue reading "Book Review of Twitter in 30 Minutes by Ian Lamont"

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Authors: how’s your linkedIn Profile?

It’s a good idea for any author to have a LinkedIn profile, even if you don’t use the network that much. Here are tips to make it work hard for you. #SocialMediaForAuthors #LinkedInMarketing

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have to admit I'm not a huge LinkedIn user. Oh, I go in every day and RIPL (my "social media quickie" technique for posting quickly to the main networks), but I don't hang out there. I do, however, have a strong profile.

Here are tips for rocking your LinkedIn profile so you can build a strong author platform..

Building a strong LInkedIn profileIPlease share this review all over the social web!

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Authors: How to Invite People to a Facebook Event

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Facebook for Authors

Wondering how to invite friends to your Facebook event? THis short video teaches you how.

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Facebook is a HUGE part of social media for authors. No matter what kind of event you're doing, you can set up a Facebook event and invite your friends and contacts.

  • Speaking
  • Reading from your book
  • Book signing live in person,
  • Book launch party
  • Webinar
  • Teleseminar
  • Virtual book tour

You want to do this from your FACEBOOK PAGE, not your profile.

  • A PAGE is for businesses, authors, etc. It says "Like" or "Liked" when you're on someone' else's
  • A profile is the personal presence EVERYONE on Facebook has. It's where you go when you login. It says "Add friend" or "friends" when you're on someone' else's

When you host an event,

  1. go to your author PAGE,
  2. click events, and click ADd Event,
  3. complete the information,
  4. then invite guests.

This short video shows you how to invite friends to a Facebook event. Watch the video.

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Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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Book Review: The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick

Twice a month I publish a #bookreview of a book for #authors. This time, it’s #ArtOfSocial Art of Social Media by Peg Fitzpatrick and Guy Kawasaki, a fabulous resource that will serve you well even though it’s not specifically for writers.

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Since every author needs social media and since I'm always reading articles and books to keep on top of things, I thought I'd share one of the excellent books about social media.

And it won't overwhelm you with hundreds of services you don't understand, either. Please take a close look at this book review and grab your copy of...

The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick

The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick

One thing I love about this book is that it won't overwhelm you. It gets right to the questions you probably have including:

  • How to optimize your profile
  • How to get more followers
  • How to respond to comments

Throughout the book are wonderful little gems like this one from chapter 1 Continue reading "Book Review: The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick"

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Authors: 21 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

These 21 tips will help you make a splash in the right way in social media. It’s very important for authors to develop your global presence. #SocialMediaForAuthors #BookMarketing

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As an author, you know you need to be in social media. That's NOT a news flash, is it?

You can't just barf out links to buy your book and expect people to fall all over themselves rushing to buy your book. That's obvious, right? Yet, you'd be surprised how often I see link-barfers wondering why their sales are lagging.

Book marketing isn't about being pushy. It's about building relationships and getting people excited about your book.

Here are 21 rules for an effective social media marketing strategy. The golden nugget is to be a person of value and share other people's good stuff too. Here are the rules... Continue reading "Authors: 21 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Strategy"

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Book Marketing Skills Book Review: Social Media Just for Writers by Frances Caballo

This #BookReview of Social Media Just for Writers will help you decide whether this is a resource that would benefit you. I happen to love it and find it useful.

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I encountered author and social media Frances Caballo through her podcast of the same name. It's short, useful, and straight to the point. Based on that, I hadhigh expectations of her book. I'm happy to report that she did not disappoint. I'd recommend listening to it. Here's the link.

Cover of Social Media Just for Writers by Frances Caballo

Review -  Social Media Just for Writers by Frances Caballo

Warning - this book COULD overwhelm you. It's not one of those how-to books  you'll want to read cover to cover. There is a LOT of info. It's like the writer's social media desk reference, teaching the networks, tools and helpful hints and tricks to master them.

With a table of contents several pages long, this will no doubt be clear to you right away. But fear not, because each chapter is broken down into nice "bite-sized" pieces.

The only thing I worry about with this book is that you'll be so inundated with the various tools, planners etc that you throw your hands up in the air and stick your head in the sand.

That said, it's an essential reference. You'll get not merely an overview of the various social networks and the tools to manage them, but  guidance on how to make the most of all of it. Nobody can predict which tools YOU will prefer, but with the listing and descriptions, you can check things out and make your best decisions.

Don't try to be in all networks. Pick one and get used to it, then branch out from there.

 Buy Social Media Just for Writers on Amazon

Frances Caballo's website - SocialMediaJustForWriters.com

Frances Caballo on Twitter - @CaballoFrances

Please share this all over the social web!

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About Ronda Del Boccio

Ronda Del Boccio is an award-winning and best Click for Member Home Pageselling author of both fiction and nonfiction. She tells transformational tales and helps visionary authors turn their dreams and imaginings into published books. See and order Ronda's books on Amazon.

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How Social Media Helps Authors Develop Your Author Platform: Author Speaker Mentor Ronda Del Boccio Featured in Vox Magazine

Vox Magazine featured me as a veteran author with a solid social media system. Check out the article and a social media for authors tip!

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Social media offers huge opportunities for authors when you use the networks as a point of connection with readers rather than as bullhorn self-promotion platforms.

Ronda Del Boccio Tweets to the Top: Vox Magazine Article

It's such fun to get a phone call "out of the blue," as the saying goes, with an offer to be interviewed for a regional magazine. Free publicity - YEAH!

Vox Magazine out of Columbia College featured me in their article,  Here's an excerpt of the article

Ronda Del Boccio Tweets to the Top

For author Ronda Del Boccio, successful self-publishing starts with social media


 

On the rural outskirts of Branson, author Ronda Del Boccio has two cats and more than 7,000 Twitter followers to keep her company. Although Del Boccio has written two Amazon bestsellers, her number of followers comes from years of planning, testing and refining a formula, not her eight books.

Using social media, she created a self-marketing method in 2013 to attract her readers. Del Boccio bypasses the additional cost of a publisher and delivers her pages from the presses straight to the people.

Read the full article here.

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  • Connection-based
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Book Review for Authors: Using Twitter for Business by Paul Teague

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Twitter for Authors

#BookReview of Twitter for Business by Paul Teague, a book of great value and interest for #authors to help you have a great #SocialMedia presence

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Starting now, each month on the last Thursday I'll do a review of a book of value and interest to authors.

Do you use Twitter?

Do you like it?  Does it drive you nuts?

At my last live event, several authors came up and said one of these things regarding Twitter:

  • "It's so stupid."
  • "It's a waste of time."
  • "I just don't get it."
  • "I don't understand why it's important."

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OK, it CAN be a stupid waste of time. But so can nearly anything else in life, if yu think about it. The trick is knowing how to make it work for you.

Readers of many genres are on Twitter looking for their next good read. you want to be there too. But like anything else, there's a learning curve. There are los of ways to NOT have Twitter work well for you.

Twitter, as Paul Teague points out in his book Using Twitter for Business, is a valuable piece of web real estate. That doesn't mean yui need to spend hours and days messing with it, though.

It really helps if you can have someone show you the ropes, as they say, without you having to fumble around. Is this book a guide I would recommend? Continue reading "Book Review for Authors: Using Twitter for Business by Paul Teague"

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Why Should Authors blog?

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Blogging

Wondering why authors should consider blogging? There are a number of benefits. Discover them here. #blogging

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There are a lot of benefits fof blogging for authors.

You can share teasers, photos and more from your work in progress.

Let your reader feel connected to you.

Get search engine love.

Grow your audience.

Build your author platform.

Check out this graphic about the benefits of blogging.

Benefits of blogging

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Instagram for Authors: Make a Book Tease / Mini Book Trailer Video & Attract Fans!

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Instagram for Authors

One way to get people interested in your book involves making a quick #BookTease video on Instagram. Find out why and see a sample in this post. #BookMarketingTip

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Are you using Instagram yet?

I really enjoy it, and for a lot of authors, it's a great place to be.

And did you know you can post short videos to Instagram?

Yep - up to 15 seconds.

That's enough time to make a quick book tease / Book Trailer Video.

The idea is not 'buy my book." t's tantalizing the audience.

Here's a sample I made for my paranormal / fantasy novella A Tasty Morsel:

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Social Media for Authors: How Do I Use the Top 10 Social Networks?

You’ve heard you have to be everywhere in social. That’s a tall order. Here’s how to use the 10 top social networks. #infographic #SocialMediaForAuthors #SOcialMediaMarketing #BookMarketing

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Authors, you've been told you have to be all over social for book marketing. It can be confusing to know what to do with the top networks.

This infographic will help. Want to get in and out of social networks  FAST while still being social and growing your author platform? Look for details below the graphic.

How to use the 10 top social media sites infographic

Want to get in and out of social networks  FAST while still being social and growing your author platform?

Join the FREE "Social edia Quickie" class & disover how to check in with all your networks in 1 minute per site. Reserve your seat now at WriteOnPurpose.com/quickie

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Social Media for Authors: Why Create a Pinterest Group Board/

Curious about Pinterest group boards and why they’re so great for authors? Find out more in this quick video tutorial (4 mins) #SocialMediaForAuthors #PinterestForAuthors

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Social Media for Authors: Why Create a Pinterest Group Board/

Have you ever considered creating a group Pinterest board? Or has anyone asked you to contribute?

Maybe you're not sure what that means or why it's a good idea. Find out during this quick Pinterest tutorial.

A couple benefits of having multiple contributors to a borad:

  • More hands make lighter work for all.
  • Those who follow the board or any of its contributors see new pins in their stream.
  • It is a way to expand your reach and perhaps find new readers.

I hope this tutorial helps! Let me know what you want next.

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Authors: Using Instagram yet?

Instagram for authors- sharing yourself with readers

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Instagram is an excellent tool for authors. SO much you can do with it.Life - People want to know YOU, so your slice of life pics will be great.On location -  Show your writing in process, locations for stories and more.

Quotes - Share your tips and wisdom. share quotes from your book.

Have fun! Here are some fabulous tips from +Rebekah Radice  to help you start. Thanks +Peg Fitzpatrick  for bringing this to us!

My Instagram account is http://instagram.com/thestorylady. I invite you to follow me! If you're interesting, I'll follow back. 😀

Follow your BLISS,
Ronda Del Boccio
#InstagramForAuthors   #SocialMediaMarketing

Reshared post from +Peg Fitzpatrick

How to use Instagram to Expand your Business Reach
via +Rebekah Radice

One tip:
Give a Unique Perspective
Instagram is a great place to highlight what makes your business special.

It’s also an excellent way to humanize your company.

Whether you’re taking a picture of your latest creation or sharing an upcoming event, choose eye-catching images.

Stay away from typical shots or standard stock photos. Instead, capture a unique aspect or feature."

Are you on Instagram? You can find me here: https://instagram.com/pegfitzpatrick/

#instagram   #instagramtip  #socialmediatips

How to Use Instagram to Expand Business Reach
Are you using Instagram to connect with potential customers? 6 ways to use Instagram to expand business reach!

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Can Slideshare Bring You Customers?

Have you ever considered using Slideshare? Whether you write fiction or nonfiction, you can use it to get readers/customers when you follow Peg Fitzpatrick’s advice.

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As an author, you're an expert in certain areas, EVEN if you write fiction. Have you thought of using Slideshare to generate interest in your book? It can be a fabulous tool when you know how to use it.Find out how Slideshare can generate leads in this great article for +Social Media Examiner  by +Peg Fitzpatrick

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4 Ways to Use SlideShare for Lead Generation
Are you using SlideShare presentations to market your business?

Have you considered +SlideShare as a conversion tool?

SlideShare is useful for sharing highly informative presentations with your audience, but it’s also a hot social platform. Many businesses are missing out on the huge potential of SlideShare as a social marketing and lead conversion tool.

My latest guest post for +Social Media Examiner. If you like it, please share with your network as well. Thanks!!

Read it all here: http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/use-slideshare-for-lead-generation/

Pin it for later: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/259590365998002960/

#SlideShare   #leadgeneration  #leadgen #socialmediatips #socialmediamarketing   #ns

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Authors: Considering Hosting a Blog Book Tour?

IF you are thinking of hosting a #blogtour #booktour to promote your book, here are some helpful hints.

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This video from the Author Hangout series from +Book Marketing Tools  is an excellent primer on doing blog tours for your book launch!
#booklaunch   #booklaunching   #launchparty   #bookmarketing   #bookmarketingtipsReshared post from +Book Marketing Tools

"A success for one indie author, is a success for all of us." - Alana Terry on The Author Hangout... Listen to the rest of the interview about blog tours and more: TheAuthorHangout.com/015

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Images are the new call to action!

What can you do with images to cause people to take an action? Find out in this guest post. #ArtOfSocial

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indeed, +Peg Fitzpatrick . Bad news for blind authors! heehee #artofsocialReshared post from +Omi Sido

SEO Tip of the day

"Images are the new call to action (CTA). If people come to your blog and can’t share it easily, they won’t." - +Peg Fitzpatrick

A good tip from +Peg Fitzpatrick (Author • speaker • rockin' a positive attitude • passionate about social media • innovative idea girl • visual marketing maverick • naturally caffeinated • Google+ evangelist • travelista • and so much more.
Co-author of The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. ) in this article: http://goo.gl/iUxNTB.

Other tips coming from +Peg Fitzpatrick in the same article (http://pegfitzpatrick.com/quick-tips-for-great-social-media-graphics/):

" Choose the right size

Facebook
Cover photo 851 x 315 pixels
Facebook post 940 x 788 pixels
Facebook ad for a Page 1,200 x 444 pixels
Avatar size upload 180 x 180 pixels, preview 160 x 160 pixels

Google+
Cover photo 2,048 x 1,152
Google + post 800 x 600 pixels
Avatar size 250 x 250 pixels minimum

Instagram
Image 640 x 640 pixels – 1:1 aspect ratio
Profile photo 180 x 180 pixels

Twitter
Header image 1,500 x 500 pixels
Background
Tweet image 1,000 x 500 – 2:1 aspect ratio
Profile photo 400 x 400 pixels

YouTube
Channel art 2,560 x 1,440 pixels
Video thumbnail 1280 x 720 (with minimum width of 640 pixels)
Channel icon  800 x 800 pixels

Pinterest
Pin 735 x 1,100 pixels – ideal size for a long, vertical image
735 x 735 pixels "

Note: Everything included in the quotation marks above is a direct quotation from the +Peg Fitzpatrick' article: Quick Tips for Great Social Media Graphics( http://pegfitzpatrick.com/quick-tips-for-great-social-media-graphics/)

The awesome graphic that you see attached to this post was created following one of the tips in the article (article by +Peg Fitzpatrick) use https://www.canva.com/. And it only took me 5 min 🙂

http://pegfitzpatrick.com/quick-tips-for-great-social-media-graphics

PS None of the quotes above should be associated in anyway with Royal Sofia (www.royalsofia.com)

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Pinterest for Authors Video Training: How Do I Use Pinterest to Sell More Books?

This is the Pinterest video training, and you’ll get a lot of help for Pinterest for authors, including using hashtags, setting up boards and linking to your money pages. #PinterestForAuthors #SocialMediaMarketing

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This is a video training about Pinterest for authors.

You'll discover:

  • How to set up boards.
  • How to follow someone without drowning in their pins.
  • How to use Hashtags to connect with readers.
  • How to link pins to your money pages.
  • and more.

Save the video to your 'watch later" playlist! .

Need more help with social media marketing for authors? Effortless Social Media teaches you simple ways to connect using social media.

Get instant access now for only $7 for a limited time at WriteOnPurpose.com/social.

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Social Media Marketing for Authors: What Size Should My Image Be?

What size should your social media images be? It need no longer be frustrating once you see this article via Peg Fitzpatrick #ArtOfSocial

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Images make a post POP - assuming they look right! Images can help you with #bookmarketing  , connecting with your reader, and showing off your beautiful (hopefully) book cover. But it can be frustrating...Have you ever posted an image in social media only to see it come out much differently than you expected?

Have you ever wondered what's the best size image that works well in Pinterest?

Have you ever gone into a network to add a photo, only to find that the cover image guidelines have changed?

+Peg Fitzpatrick  knows her stuff, and here she shares the guide to teach you all you need to know about images in social media. Thanks so much!

Take Peg's advice, and be sure to grab her book co-authored with +Guy Kawasaki , http://smile.amazon.com/Art-Social-Media-Power-Users-ebook/dp/B00O4RHN8M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1422289317&sr=1-1&keywords=art+of+social+media&pebp=1422289321532&peasin=B00O4RHN8M

Follow your BLISS,
Ronda Del Boccio
#1 best selling author, speaker & Top Reviewer

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Attention bloggers! The Essential Cheat Sheet for Social Media Image Sizes via +Rebekah Radice

"Just when you feel comfortable with the most recent updates, along comes a whole new round.

One area that continues to evolve is social media images. From cover photos to the exact right photo dimensions for posts, keeping up can feel impossible.

To help you make the most of your online presence, Rebekah put together an essential list of social media image sizes for the top eight social networks.

You’ll also find best practices and examples that show you how to leverage graphics to build awareness, interest and engagement."

Read it all here: http://rebekahradice.com/social-media-image-sizes/

Pin it for later: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/232779874465750131/

#socialmedia   #visualmarketing   #DIYdesign   #visualmedia   #artofsocial

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Book Marketing tips: Authors: Why Use Hashtags?

some #authors I know were wondering what are hashtags and why bother with them. Here’s why & a hashtags for authors #tutorial #bookmarketingtips #bookmarketing

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I've noticed a lot of confusion among my author friends about hashtags. What are they really? Should I bother with them? Are they important? So here's the 411 on hashtags for authors.

What are hashtags?

They're an organizational tool.  Put the hashtag into any social network and you're instantly taken to a list of posts using that hashtag. They are clickable links. Search #cookierecipes #HistNovel  or #BookMarketingTips, or something relevant to your writing..

Hashtags For Authors

Are Hashtags only for Twitter?

No. Go into Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+...any of them...and see what happens when you use one.

Why Hashtags for Authors?

They make it easy for you to target your material and also to connect with other readers. Posting

  • If you write young adult novels, #YaLit is a good tag for you.
  • If you write paranormal romance, use #paranormalromance when you post.

Connecting with Readers by Genre & Interest

  • Put the hashtag into search that represents your genre, such as #MGLit for middle grade literature.
  • Put a term relating to the topic or interest of your book, such as #Scotland, #Baking, etc..

Here's an example. Sorchia DuBois wrote Just Like Gravity, an awesome #ParanormalRomance about #reincarnation taking place in Scotland featuring #LaPhroaig Whiskey. She can use those hashtags to connect with readers by both genre and interest.

Video Tutorial about Hashtags for Authors

Watch the video.

Genre Hashtags

  • #Biopic
  • #Book
  • #Comedy
  • #Cookbooks
  • #Cooking
  • #Crime
  • #DarkFantasy
  • #Dystopian
  • #Erotica
  • #KidLitChat
  • #FanFic
  • #Fiction
  • #FlashFic
  • #Food
  • #Historical
  • #History
  • #HistFic
  • #HistNovel
  • #Horror
  • #KidLit
  • #Literature
  • #LitFic
  • #MGLit (Middle Grade Lit)
  • #MemoirChat
  • #Mystery
  • #NonFiction
  • #Novel
  • #Paperbacks
  • #Paranormal
  • #Recipes
  • #RomanceWriter
  • #Romance
  • #Romantic
  • #RomanticSuspense
  • #RWA (Romance Writers of America)
  • #SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators)
  • #Science #Fiction
  • #ScienceFiction
  • #SciFi
  • #SciFiChat
  • #Short
  • #ShortStories
  • #Short #Stories
  • #ShortReads
  • #ShortStory
  • #SteamPunk
  • #Suspense
  • #TrueStories
  • #UrbanFantasy
  • #WomensFiction
  • #YA

Here's a huge list for hashtags for authors. I hope the tutorial helps demystify hashtags. More, I hope you'll use them to connect with readers and influencers.

More Social Media help for Authors

The multimedia self-study course called Effortless Social Media for Authors helps you quickly master social media. You'll learn: A simple way to hit all your networks in 10 minutes a day. Insights into how each networks so you connect without getting in trouble Quick and easy tutorials like this one. Videos, audios and text to support your preferred learning style. Right now, Effortless Social Media for Authors is only $7. Go to WriteOnPurpose.com/social  and get started right away. Follow your BLISS, Ronda Del Boccio #1 best selling author and speaker

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FREE Pinterest for Authors Class: Turning Pinterest into Blog Traffic

If you’re an author and are confused about Pinterest, come to this free class! It’s recorded, so join free to get the recording if you’ve missed it. #PinterestForAuthors #socialmediamarketing #authors #writing #bookmarketing

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Fun, fast, free Pinterest for Authors class.

Pinterest is a great social network for sharing photos. And like any other, it can be confusing!

An author friend asked me how I had set up a link, and I figured, why not do a free class so she and others can benefit? So that's what is happening.

Why attend this free class?

  1. Find out how to link your pins.
  2. See how to manage boards.
  3. Learn how to get followers
  4. Get traffic to your site from Pinterest
  5. Sell more books with Pinterestj

Join me in a free Pinterest for Authors class

  • Friday, Jan. 21
  • 3 PM ET
  • From your computer
  • Yes, it will be recorded, BUT if you aren't there, you won't be able to ask questions and get help!
  • Join free WriteOnPurpose.com/free & get other cool tools.
  • If you're already part of the community, you already received the info.

I'm so excited to see you there!Get Access NowFollow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling, award-winning author & speaker

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Social Media for Authors: 20 Insider Features

These insider tips will help you with some of the ost popular social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, so you can get the most out of them as an author.

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You use social media sites as an author all the time, but I know that it's easy to miss some of the coolest hacks and tips you could use, if only you knew about them. I know I'm learning new things all the time. +Denise Wakeman brings you 20 cool tricks and feature for Facebook, Twitter and more.
#soccialMediaMarketing   #bookmarketing   #bookmarketingtips
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Do you know about all these little-known features on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest?

via +HubSpot

#socialmediatips

20 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest Features You Didn't Know Existed (But Totally Should)
Check out this list of 20 little-known things you can do on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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Authors: Great Book Tease Image

Book tease graphics can help you share your book in a cool, non-pushy way. Here’s an example.

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Do you make book teaser images for your books? It's a good book marketing idea. I shall make 1 this week. #bookteaser   #bookmarketing  

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In the glamorous society of Mykonos, a family is drowned in riches, power, and deadly secrets…
#99cents    #SALE  
DEADLY SECRETS by ‪#‎bestselling‬ author Angel Sefer
Amazon:   http://viewBook.at/DeadlySecrets
Barnes &Noble:   http://bit.ly/1gcPV8T
iBook on iTunes:   http://bit.ly/1p3IkjO

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How Can Authors Track Sales from Social Media?

How does posting in social media affect book sales? This insightful article will tell you.

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As an author, you talk about your book(s) and others you've read in social. Do those mentions turn into sales? Sure, but it's hard to measure what really happens.

Here's an example. I saw posts about an awesome book called Voodoo Butterfly #VoodooButterfly  on Facebook. I didn't get it. Some days later, I went to Amazon and got it. But the trail from Camille Fay's mention (or whoever posted the original I saw), cannot be measured as a social sale because the trail died.

This is an excelltnhe post by the brilliant and way cool +Jay Baer  (author of YouTility, 1 of my MUST READ books for authors and biz owners alike). Check this out and consider how it affects your book marketing

Some book marketing tips:
1. Encourage social sharing right in your book as well as on your blog/site and in social media.
2. Create a hashtag for your book. Put it into the book and encourage readers to use it when spreading the word online.
3. Spend more time in the networks your readers (ideal customer/market) use.

#bookmarketingtips   #bookmarketing   #youtility   #socialmediamarketing  

 Follow your BLISS,
Ronda Del Boccio
Award-winning,  #1 best selling author and speaker
Amazon Top Reviewer

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Why Social Media Will Never Get the Credit It Deserves
 bit.ly/1DFIRRv

Social media is never going to get the credit it deserves for driving commerce, and there’s a simple reason why.

Find Out Why: bit.ly/1DFIRRv

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