Blog Posts You Liked or Missed – The Literary Entrepreneur 2016 Recap

Blog Posts You Liked or Missed – The Literary Entrepreneur 2016 Recap

This is the annual The Literary Entrepreneur Yearly Recap blog post to remind you of what you’ve may have missed in the past year.

First, let me share with you in 2017, I will introduce a brand new series, Is Your Book Ready for Publishing? Be on the lookout for this series in January.

Alright, let’s recap some blog post series you may have missed.

TLE’s Popular Blog Posts

How to Provide Value Beyond the Book with Podcasting
Podcasting can be a great way to build an audience especially if you like to talk and have conversations with other people.  It provide a more intimate way for readers to get to know you.

Authors, Are You Building a Mailing List?
You may have heard the term, “Build Your List,” used by entrepreneurs or marketers. Capturing the email address of the readers who land on your website is highly important to your marketing plan and probably even more so as an author.

Social Media Marketing

The following was the main blog post series from 2016.

7 Tools That Help You Balance Social Media and Writing (FREE Planning Guide)
Book marketing is the last thing you want to be doing when the characters start talking and/or ideas start flowing for the next book. While you’re offline writing, there is no need to completely disappear from social media. Learn 7 of my favorite social media management tools.

Creating a Community on Facebook for Readers
Facebook is by far the easiest social network to set-up a profile and connect to others. Find the best way to create a community for your readers that you enjoy managing.

Author Branding Checklist for Twitter (FREE Email Course)
Did you sign up for Twitter a few months ago or over a year ago, and you’re still not sure what to do with the platform?

Author Branding Checklist for Instagram (FREE Email Course)
Are you an author who has recently created an Instagram account?  Readers are looking to connect with you on social media.

Beyond the Book

I started this blog post series in 2015, but completed it in 2016.

How to Provide Value “Beyond the Book” With Blogging (Updated: WordPress Course)
You definitely want new readers to become aware of your books and other products, but you also want them to know they can trust you. Building that trust via regular blogging combined with social media definitely provide alternatives to the typical, “Buy My Book” post.

How to Provide Value Beyond the Book with Podcasting
 Podcasting can be a great way to build an audience especially if you like to talk and have conversations with other people.  It provide a more intimate way for readers to get to know you.

How to Provide Value Beyond the Book with Video (updated)
Since I wrote this article Facebook Live came on the scene in a huge way in 2016. Check out how authors can use video marketing for their books.

How to Provide Value “Beyond the Book” With Slide Presentations
Most people have made PowerPoint presentations when tasked with pulling together workshop materials. Both nonfiction and fiction authors can pull materials from their books into nice visual slides.

How to Provide Value Beyond the Book with Visual Content
Think about it. Your primary ways to attract readers start with your online platform which includes your website or blog and your social networks. All of these are very visual platforms these days. 

How to Provide Value “Beyond the Book” With Infographics
Authors will learn how to create infographics from materials inside their book. Infographics are a great way to represent information visually.

Weekend Reading Popular Links

In 2016, we started the Weekend Reading Newsletter. I’m debating whether the newsletter will continue with the same title, but the format was well-received. What I have learned is pulling together a weekly newsletter alongside trying to write books and blog posts is a bit too much. This newsletter will return, but probably on a monthly basis.

Do you have a book release next year? Here are some links you may want to try in 2017.

Great Prize Ideas for Book Promotion Contests and Giveaways
Bookbub.com

Are you seeking a way to boost your book marketing efforts?  Giveaways and contests can grab readers’ attention whether you’re trying to promote a book launch or create buzz for a backlist book. Bookbub assembles a variety of book giveaway ideas.

12 Steps to a Successful Book Launch Party
WritersWin.com

Booksignings, library appearances, conferences… they’re all wonderful events to grow your base of influencers. But most overlooked is typically the book launch party. Where Writers Win shares twelve steps to a successful book launch party that will provide the springboard for more reader and media attention for your newest book!

How to Boost Blogger Interest in Reviewing Your Book
amarketingexpert

Penny C. Sansevieri states, “… bloggers do want to know about your book – you just need to make sure to tell them in the right way.”  She outlines steps to obtain more interest for your book!

How to Find & Reach Influencers to Promote Your Book
JaneFriedman.com

If you’re wondering, what is an influencer read this article by Jane Friedman. She describes in detail what and how to find influencers to help you promote your book.

Email Marketing for Authors
Writtenwordmedia.com

I have a feeling that you may be like me. You know you need to have a mailing list, but you’ve (1) struggled with building the list and/or (2) you have a list and you don’t know what to email. Written Word Media explains the best practices for building, managing and measuring your email list.

 

That’s all folks! See you next year or in about three days. 😉

Tyora Moody is the author of Soul-Searching Suspense novels in the Reed Family Novellas, Eugeena Patterson Mysteries, Serena Manchester Series and the Victory Gospel Series. She is also the author of the nonfiction book, The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, and the compilation editor for the Stepping Into Victory Compilations under her company, Tymm Publishing LLC.

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