Social Media and Writers

Some great posts on social media and book promotion, courtesy of Alma Katsu’s blog.

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“In this week’s social media news for writers: new and improved at Twitter and Facebook; the state of blogging; sell more books online; and is the day coming when books will be sold everywhere?”

via Social Media News for Writers: What’s new, sell more books online & everywhere else, social fiction.

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“In the digital book marketplace, individual authors fight in the same ring with legacy publishers. The big publishers have an advantage: the power of their reputations grabs the notice of readers. Indie authors and publishers struggle for any attention at all. The “little guys” can overcome this disadvantage if they build their careers around three strategic pillars: brand curation, relationship marketing, and, finally, creating quality books.”

via http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/3-pillars-of-selling-more-books-online/

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Facebook’s Witch Hunt: Horror, social media, and bullying. » This Is Horror

Recent events played out on Facebook that have the potential to change the face of social media marketing for publishers and writers of horror. As they say on reality TV, this could change the game forever.

On Tuesday 28 May (US time), Facebook took an unprecedented action. They contacted AHWA member/HWA President Rocky Wood, HWA Vice-President Lisa Morton and HWA/AHWA member Greg Chapman about the Facebook promotional page for their book Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times.

“Yesterday I received a notice from Facebook about a page promoting our book Witch Hunts: A Graphic History of the Burning Times,” said Lisa Morton. “The notice stated that the page had been flagged for containing content that fell under ‘bullying’, and that it had been temporarily removed.”

Read more of my article via Facebook’s Witch Hunt: Horror, social media, and bullying. » This Is Horror.