Images are the new call to action!

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

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"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 🙂

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

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Free Mini-class for Authors: How Do I Set Up and Use the Facebook Call to Action Button on My Author Page?

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This week's training: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11:01 AM-11:21 AM ET

How to Set Up Your Facebook Author Page Call to Action Button

Facebook has a really cool new way to get customers right from Facebook. It's called the "call to Action Button."

Facebook now lets authors add a call to action button to your author page. This video invites you to a short, actionable training on:

  • How to set up your Facebook author page call to action button
  • How to decide where to send people from that button
  • An under-used ways to get more traffic and exposure right in your Facebook page or profile cover (in under 2 minutes)
  • Sell more books with the call to action button

This week's class: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11:01 AM-11:21 AM ET

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Ronda Del Boccio, best selling author, speaker & top reviewer

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

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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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How to Throw a Book Launch Party: Choosing the Venue

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Recently, I attended a couple of book launch parties and learned a lot. In a previous article, I shared insights on inviting guests to a book launch celebration. This article is all about selecting a venue.

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Where to host your launch party?

First of all,  consider your budget. Most people will want to have a free space, but that doesn't mean you have to use your local free meeting hall. Here are some ideas:

  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant
  • Park pavilion
  • Themed entertainment

You want to consider a place that is:

  • Near you
  • Easy for others to find
  • Willing to play along as you set up and publicize the event

If  your book is about an archeological dig, maybe there's a nearby museum that would let you do something near a display. Or perhaps they'll let you post flyers.

If your book involves a dinner party, perhaps a winery or restaurant will be happy to host you.

My upcoming anthology, Hillbilly Daze, has stories that happen at several local places, and I'm going to see about having readings/launch parties at some of those.

My friend and mentor Velda Brotherton has a new book that involves painting. She considered having her launch at an art gallery, however, the nearest place to her was far off the beaten trail, and thus not a good option.

Remember - the point is to sell books!

The point of your celebration is to sell books while having a good time. Let that stay in your mind.

So pick the right place for your party, one where the owners are happy you'll be there.

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Get your book marketing help and your free Author Profit Pack which includes the special report "7 Ways to Earn Money from Your Book While Writing It" at WriteOnPurpose.com/free

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Ronda Del Boccio

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#017 Help! When Do I Start Book Marketing? Awakened Author Adventure Episode 17

#017 Help! When Do I Start Book Marketing? Awakened Author Adventure Episode 17

Welcome to Episode 17 of the Awakened Author adventure –  where visionaries like you come for resources, tools and direction to write, publish and share your life-changing book!

Each week you get help in 1 of the 5 keys to author success in the BLISS Butterfly System, including how to write a book, book marketing and more.

Your guide on this adventure is #1 best selling author, speaker and mentor Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady, (namely me). I’m PASSIONATE about turning world-changers into bestselling authors with grace, joy and ease.

Book marketing help about when to start marketing is today's teaching from the first S of BLISS!

Being a successful visionary author is about more than just writing a book. Today’s episode features the first S for SHARING your message in the BLISS Butterfly Author Success System.

BLISS Butterfly - Follow your bliss - Follow Your B.L.I.S.S. - Celebrity Author Mentor - Book Marketing Coach - Ronda Del BoccioSHARE your message - B.L.I.S.S. Butterfly Author Success System

 The question that inspired this episode is one that came to me twice yesterday alone.

There's a lot of confusion about when to start with book marketing.  Do you wait til the book is out?

  • “I'm almost done with my book. When do I start marketing?”
  • One way this comes up is, “My book is out, now what?”
  • “Do I have to start marketing now?”

If you're already well underway with your book, or if it's already out, then you're already tardy to the party!

This episode will show you that book marketing does not have to:

  • Be a drudge
  • Be hard
  • Overwhelm you
  • Make you break out into a cold sweat
  • Make you whine
  • Make you complain
  • Be a “HAVE to”

…or any other thing you don't want!

Book marketing should be a fun, free extension of who you are!

Listen to Episode 17 NOW!

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#011 What are the Best Book Marketing Ideas? Awakened Author Adventure Episode 11

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#011 What are the Best Book Marketing Ideas? Awakened Author Adventure Episode 11

This episode came about when Saleem asked about book marketing ideas on a call about how to write a book. He has since joined the Premium Membership, and each day he and the others get an action-oriented inspiring message to keep the momentum going.

This week’s show is all about the first S for SHARE in the B.L.I.S.S. Butterfly Author success System.

Being an author is about more than merely how to write a book. There are 5 key systems to your success, and each week the Awakened Author Adventure Podcast.you’ll gain insights into one of them, and this week it’s all about deciding how to publish a book.

BLISS Butterfly - Follow your bliss - Follow Your B.L.I.S.S. - Celebrity Author Mentor - Book Marketing Coach - Ronda Del Boccio

SHARE - Follow Your BLISS Poster - BLISS Butterfly - Write on Purpose

Premium Members cycle through each area of author success every single week!

  • Monday = message
  • Tuesday = writing
  • Wednesday = publishing (That's this here show!)
  • Thursday = book marketing ideas
  • Friday = monetizing

Book Marketing is about SHARING

This week's message shares how to find the best book marketing ideas.

his Week's Cool Tool

Each week I share a cool tool to help you in some aspect of your author journey. This week's cool tool helps you get rid of any "deadwood"amongst your Twitter followers, such as fake follows, faceless profiles etc. It's called Manage Flitter www.ManageFlitter.com.

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 Next Week Sneak Peek

EEK - so much assonance! TeeHee!

Next week will be the first S of BLISS for book SHARING your message, and the show will be about how to get better results from socialmedia with your book.

So be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you will be the first to hear the show next Friday!

Til then --

Follow your bliss!

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