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5 Secrets for Surviving the Social Media Apocalypse

by Lisa Norman

people staring at falling social media icons

Every day, authors ask me how to survive the current social media meltdown.

The bad news:

Here is some of the bad news authors are focusing on:

  • Twitter laid off 3,700 employees
  • Meta (Facebook) laid off 11,000 employees
  • Amazon is planning to lay off 10,000 employees
  • Alphabet (Google) is discussing layoffs
  • Preliminary statistics for book sales in 2022 are not great unless you are Colleen Hoover

There’s no denying it: these statistics are concerning.… Read the post

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Going Mobile? You Need a Mobile Media Kit.

by Eldred Bird

Photo illustrates Going Mobile with smart camera on tripod in foreground with sharp image of the three people standing out of focus in the background

One of the most effective tools we have at our disposal for getting the word out about our books is social media. There’s also no denying that images get more hits than text alone, and videos garner even more attention.… Read the post

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You’ve Been Hacked! Or Have You?

by Lisa Norman

a hacker with a ? for a face

Let’s face it: the internet is full of killer robots out to make your life as difficult as possible. Scammers and crooks are constantly looking for ways to trick you into giving them money. And let’s not even talk about the nation-state-level hackers.… 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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How to Make ALL Ads, Marketing & Newsletters Work BETTER
writers in the storm, Kristen Lamb, promotion, marketing
Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Enrico Petrarolo

by Kristen Lamb

Book sales. This is what everyone wants to learn about, so Writers in the Storm has been kind enough to let me proselytize here.

Most of us are continuously asking the same question.… Read the post

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