Social Media Marketing for Writers: How To Blog, Tweet, & Peep Your Way Onto Amazon’s Best Seller’s List

Social Media Marketing for Writers: How To Blog, Tweet, & Peep Your Way Onto Amazon's Best Seller's List

Social Media Marketing for Writers: How To Blog, Tweet, & Peep Your Way Onto Amazon's Best Seller's List

What's the definition of a great book? One that sells. Even if your book rises to the level of great literature, no one will know (or care) without sales. Great reviews won't help. Fans, family and friends can't save you. Customers reward successful books and books sell when you execute a plan. In Social Media Marketing for Writers, Edie Melson reveals the top tips every author needs to know to rocket their book to the top of the best seller's list. From One-on-One relationships to learning to n

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  1. Deborah M. Allen says:
    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Find Confidence to Navigate Social Media, August 10, 2011
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    Deborah M. Allen (Colorado) –
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    This review is from: Social Media Marketing for Writers: How To Blog, Tweet, & Peep Your Way Onto Amazon’s Best Seller’s List (Kindle Edition)

    I recently found a great book recommendation through my friend, author Beth Vogt. She posted a review of Edie Melson’s ebook, Social Media Marketing for Writers. I have a hard enough time managing to write in between blogging and social media, so I was interested to hear how another author handled the juggling act.

    I was pleasantly surprised at the $.99 price for the book. Once it downloaded to my Kindle (remember that Kindle books can download to PCs, Macs, and smartphones). But once I read the book, I realized it answered most of the questions I was asking about marketing for authors. Things like:

    How to keep social media from taking over your life. My biggest fear is that social media will consume my time, and that I’ll be so distracted, and pulled in so many directions, I won’t focus on my manuscript. Melson wisely answers these issues by sharing her own social media schedule–which is quite manageable.

    How to offer something of value to your audience. Three ways to get your name out there without making it ‘all about you’. Readers respond better to a generous writer. Melson shares several ways to do this, and includes mistakes to avoid when posting on Twitter and Facebook.

    Whether to blog . . . or not. Blogging doesn’t work for everyone. Melin helps writers decide whether to blog by sharing four ways blogging works for writers, and four ways it doesn’t work. Each point is explained in detail. Melin helps writers think through the purpose of their blog, and who their audience is.

    The how-tos. For blogging beginners, Melson gives step-by-step instructions on starting a blog. How to make your blog post to Facebook automatically. How to get started with Twitter–and a primer on Twitter etiquette. Melson’s Twitter explanations really helped me a lot. I have a Twitter account (@DebbieMaxAllen, if you’re interested), but I’m still learning how to wrap my brain around using tweets and hashtags. Melin’s advice is helping tremendously, with analogies that make it easier to understand. She also gives tips on how to compose compelling tweets and Facebook posts.

    Writing your professional bio. The three kinds of biographical information writers need, what each should contain, and when to use each of them. Melson takes writers through a four-step process of asking themselves questions for a painless bio.

    How to tie everything in to Amazon. The book giant will be a big part of your marketing life. Writers can take full advantage of their Amazon author page with a bio and photo, and more importantly tie their blog into their author page.

    I’ve already begun highlighting many sections of Melson’s book. She gets right to the point on each topic, so I don’t feel like I’m wading through unnecessary information. And for $.99, the price is right!

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  2. Kacey Patterson says:
    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    A Beginner’s Guide to Social Media, July 17, 2011
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    Kacey Patterson (Atlanta, GA) –

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    This eBook does have a lot of good information but I found it to more about the creation and set-up of social media rather than tips and strategy. I was also disappointed to find that there wasn’t a lot of mention about how to tie your social media efforts back to Amazon. That being said, even thought I’ve worked in social media for a while now, Melson still had some advice I had never thought to utilize before.

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  3. Keiki Hendrix "Vessel Project Book Reviewer" says:
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Social Media Marketing for Writers by Edie Melson, July 22, 2011
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    This review is from: Social Media Marketing for Writers: How To Blog, Tweet, & Peep Your Way Onto Amazon’s Best Seller’s List (Kindle Edition)

    Whether you are already a published author or are an emerging author on your way to publication, Social Marketing for Writers: How to Blog, Tweet, & Peep Your Way onto Amazon’s Best Seller’s List by Edie Melson is a good choice for learning the reasons to engage in social marketing and the results you can achieve by actively participating.

    Taken from her notes and research, Edie Melson presents a beginner’s guide to navigating your way through Twitter and Facebook.
    Edie Melson focuses primarily on the benefits of utilizing the many features of TweetDeck, an Adobe AIR desktop application for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn , Google Buzz, Foursquare, and MySpace to simplify posting across varies networks.

    The importance of writers to establish their platforms is discussed in her sections on blogging. Here, the focus is primarily on Blogger,a free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video.

    Every writer should be have an online presence. Social Marketing for Writers: How to Blog, Tweet, & Peep Your Way onto Amazon’s Best Seller’s List provides easy to understand step by step process for the writers entering social media.

    Reviewed by: Keiki Hendrix
    Reviewed for: The Vessel Project

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