Link Of The Week- Self Publishing Authors Podcast

August 15, 2017


They are called the SPA (Self Publishing Authors) Girls, and let me tell you, they know their stuff! The podcasts are free and informative with a ton of humor thrown in. This business can be overwhelming- they sift through the cacophony to find the true bits of guidance we all need. Enjoy listening and learning from interviews with Mark Dawson, Roxanne St. Claire, Brian Meeks and more!




They also have a book that is fantastic! Here’s the link for that as a bonus-



Link Of The Week- FaceBook Infringes On Publicity Rights

August 1, 2017



This is a link to an article about FB’s policy of using well known artists’ names in other people’s ads. Specifically as advertising keywords. This is something you should be aware of because Amazon has similar issues. So far, it looks like their stable of lawyers are keeping things at bay…….

Let me know what you think. I’m very curious!

Link of the Week – Click To Tweet

September 27, 2016

twitter-bird-1366218_960_720In this digital age, authors and entrepreneurs are tasked with marketing themselves on social media. Love it or hate it, Twitter is a big part of our society. In our community of authors, we often request that our peers throw us a bone and tweet about our latest book, a discounted price, a giveaway, or other general news. But even when we create the perfect tweet to share, our peers have to take the time to go to their accounts to do the sharing, meaning they just might not do it.

There is an easier way. Click to Tweet is so simple, there really is no excuse for not sharing. At Click to Tweet, write a tweet and the site will generate a clickable link. Once someone clicks the link, it will share your tweet to their Twitter status box. It literally takes mere seconds. Click to Tweet also tracks the activity of the link, too.

For giggles, here’s one for you to try.

See…super easy! And thanks for the share!

Link Of The Week-An Easy Book Trailer

September 20, 2016

They claim they are the world’s simplest video maker! I poked around a bit and took a look at some author’s who have used them for their book trailers. Looks pretty good! Check it out and let me know what you

Link Of The Week- Smart Marketing For Authors

July 19, 2016

Jennifer and I just got back from RWA’s national conference in San Diego. One of the benefits of going is to learn new information and to discover the folks who can help you navigate the publishing industry!

I met this amazing woman who does just that. This web site is a gateway to learning all things marketing! I will be signing up to take her classes just as soon as I cross the finish line and get this new book back to the editor. Check it out. I think you’ll be excited about it too!                              smart-marketing-authors-1

Chris Syme is principal of the award-winning CKSyme Media Group in Bozeman, Montana, a strategic communications agency. She has 20+ years of experience in communications from marketing and media relations, to radio and newspaper, to crisis management and teaching. She is an in-demand conference speaker and a published author.

Link Of The Week- HeadTalker!

June 21, 2016

Need a way to market that you might not have tried before?


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Link of the Week – BookBub’s 98 Marketing Tactics

March 1, 2016

pixabay rf graph-163509_1280Recently email marketer BookBub offered 98 tactics in marketing that could increase your book sales. Many of them, we already know and utilize. See if there is any that you haven’t tried or would like try.

98 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase Sales

Link Of The Week- Hashtag Anyone?

January 5, 2016




Link of the Week – Social Media Image Sizes

July 28, 2015

Depositphotos_20293747_originalHello, peeps. We are still recovering from our trip to NYC fro the Romance Writers of America conference. But never fear, I do have a link of the week for you. I nabbed this week’s link  off of a blog post from a digital web design and marketing agency called Raka. Check them out.

How many times have you needed to know the exact dimensions for posting graphics to your social media sites? Well, here is a handy go-to guide of dimensions for Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, Youtube, and more. Knowing the dimensions goes a long way when creating your own ads, announcements, or other marketing visuals.


Link of the Week –

September 23, 2014

Want to make an inspirational quote to share, perhaps make an e-card, or wallpaper but don’t know how? It’s easier than you think.  transforms text into cool graphic art. You can choose quotes from their library, or use your own. Then play around with their graphics for your personal design. You can even add your own backgrounds. It’s really a lot of fun. Below are the ones I did. I used a John Wayne quote that I keep near my desk, my author tagline, and a quote from the hero of my latest book, Mutiny of the Heart.




Go. Have fun.