Tag Archives: Social Media

How to start using hashtags effectively right now

How to start using hashtags effectively right now

In our recent #BookMarketingChat, our guest, the very patient Ben Sailer from CoSchedule (a site I LOVE — their blog is the bomb), reviewed the proper use of hashtags across all social media channels. If you missed our chat, I encourage you to review our Storify summary here. I contacted Ben after reading his stellar hashtag article on the CoSchedule blog where he reviewed in great […]

How to use Pinterest for branding and marketing [FOR AUTHORS]

How to use Pinterest for branding and marketing [FOR AUTHORS]

Pinterest is an easy option for authors looking to extend their platform, build their brand, and connect with readers. Here are a few tips to help you get started. What type of boards and pins should I include? (I hear this question A LOT!) The first thing I suggest is getting your list of keywords that […]

How to use Snapchat for book marketing and author branding

How to use Snapchat for book marketing and author branding

How do you get started on Snapchat? Snapchat offers a fantastic support menu, which details all of the features and how-to’s, but I’ll help you get started on the basics. It’s easy! You can either download the app on your phone or from your computer (it’ll download it to your phone). Create your account details […]

Using social media to find new clients

Using social media to find new clients

How to start? You have a Twitter account, are active on Facebook, have a LinkedIn presence and a website, but you need these to work for you. We all face the difficult task of finding new clients, but marketing via social media can make selling your services online much easier. Social media can be a […]

3 ways to be excellent on social media

3 ways to be excellent on social media

Whether you’re a publisher, indie author or editor, it’s likely that using social media will be part of your engagement strategy. Perhaps you want to connect with potential clients or build a network. Maybe you’re looking for content or even funding. Here are my top tips for achieving your goals. 1) LinkedIn: Don’t even say […]

Which social media channel sells the most books?

Which social media channel sells the most books?

“Which one social media channel will net me the most book sales?” an author asked me recently during my new weekly #BookMarketingChat. Well, it’s not that easy. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just go to say, Facebook, because that’s the EASY button, and violá! They will come, we will sell, and yacht-life, here we […]

Tips for how and when to use paid social media advertising

Tips for how and when to use paid social media advertising

William Horsnell joined Jessica Kingsley Publishers in April 2016 and is the marketing executive responsible for their Education, Special Education, Early Years and Adoption and Fostering lists.  He takes a particular interest in digital marketing and finding new ways to make campaigns more innovative. Here, he discusses the use of paid social media advertising. Any […]

The P word

The P word

If you’ve begun to query agents and editors, you’ve heard the dreaded P word dropped. Platform. The rumored King of the successful book deal, wherein an author is assured a potential six figure contract if only they have a mere following of 100,000 or more fans. That should be easy, right? I mean with Facebook, […]

How we got everyone on Twitter talking about our debut book #NastyWomen

How we got everyone on Twitter talking about our debut book #NastyWomen

You’re one of over 200,000 new titles being published in the UK this year.[1] You’re a drop in an ocean of content, a grain of sand on a well-trodden beach of gems and, honestly, some flushed refuse. Where do you start on making a splash? For us at alternative Edinburgh-based publisher 404 Ink, we knew […]

Instagram Brand Building for Writers

Instagram Brand Building for Writers

Carly Watters is a VP and Senior Literary Agent at P.S. Literary. Here she shares her top tips on Instagram brand-building for us to share with authors. Instagram is the last major social media frontier for many writers. It’s not new by any means; in fact, readers have been posting pictures of authors’ books since […]