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Category: Author Marketing

WITS Event: Double The Love + New Website

Since the beginning here at Writers in the Storm, we've been all about spreading the love. And every so often, we throw the doors open for some shameless self-promotion opportunities for our readers. Our only requirement for those glorious days -- formerly called "Pimp & Promote" -- is that they double the love and promote someone else's work alongside their own.… Read the post

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5 Tips for Social Media Detox

by Lisa Norman

It seems like whenever I talk to folks about social media, someone brings up how toxic the environment is these days.

They're not wrong.

But there is a cure!

Take control of your social media platforms

I took a cooking class on how to use a knife.… Read the post

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Book Cover 101: Romance Covers

by Melinda VanLone

I’ve mentioned it before here at Book Cover 101 but it bears repeating…cover trends change. That means whatever we learned five years ago, or even two years ago, is probably already out the window.

It’s enough to drive authors and designers insane.… Read the post

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5 Social Media Trends 2022: Build your Author Platform

by Kris Maze

Love it or hate it, social media is an important tool for authors.  Whether you are traditionally published or an indie, all authors have an increasing responsibility to promote their own work.  Thoughtful planning can help writers connect with readers in new and meaningful ways.… Read the post

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Nine Keys to Being Media Ready

by Lisa Norman

Does a red neon sign that reads on air (like in this image) make you nervous? Lisa Normal gives you nine keys to being media ready.

A marketing guru was talking to authors and advised them to be “media ready” before hiring a marketing assistant. I watched most of the authors in the virtual room look confused.

I work with authors, and many of them are not "media ready."… Read the post

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