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Creating An Online Presence Now Available for More E-formats

Huzzah! Thanks to the patient labor of Tamara Vining, there’s now plenty of options up on Smashwords, including epub, mobi, pdf and online.

If you’re not familiar with the book, it’s based on my online class, and tries to go through basics of creating and maintaining an online presence for writers. It includes what you need on a website, how to effectively use social media, how to find readers via social media, what free resources and tools are available to writers (and how to use them most effectively), whether it’s worth it to pay for online advertising, and, most importantly, how to promote yourself online without using all your valuable writing time to do so. Because the writing always comes first.
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Building an Online Presence for Writers: Outline for the Book

More on the e-book that contains all the class info and then some. Here’s the working outline:

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Upcoming: Building an Online Presence for Writers E-book

I’m putting together many of my notes from the Building an Online Presence for Writers class as well as the various blog posts I have done about online promotion and notes from the Near + Far book launch campaign in an e-book by the same name that I hope to release at the end of August, along with another e-book, Podcasting for Speculative Fiction Writers, written with Folly Blaine.
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Creating an Online Presence for Your Group: Some Basic Steps

Trying to set up an online presence for your group or organization? Here’s some basics to think about.

One: Include a blog on your website that has new content on a regular basis.

This first step is key to a better social media presence, because it influences your search engine rankings. Better search engine rankings draw more traffic to your site, as do good keywords, and if your blog features information about the group, it’s pretty much guaranteed to have the appropriate keywords.

Establish realistic criteria for “regular”: daily? weekly? biweekly? What can you actually expect to do?
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Facebook Advertising: Is It Worthwhile for Writers?

As you may know, the effectiveness of Facebook as a social media platform has recently changed for those of us who don’t usually pay for it but maintain a social media presence in order to publicize ourselves. It’s hard to find a good overview of what’s happened, but it boils down to several things.
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Social Networking _ How Much Is Not Enough?

So one of my resolutions, post-Confusion, was to be better about social networking and spreading word of my projects. Towards that end I’ve been posting scraps of the WIP on a daily basis (and plan to do so until it’s … Continue reading

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Friday Link Salad 9/17/11-9/24/11

Links compiled over the course of the week of September 17 through 24, 2011. Continue reading

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Links From Blogging 101 Class – Facebook and Twitter Resources

More links from the Blogging 101 class, this time dealing with Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading

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