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Friday, May 25, 2012

Your Role in Publicity/Marketing~ What Agents Are Saying


Even if you’re not at the agented or published stage of your writing career yet, it’s always a good idea to study up on best practices and methods for maximizing sales success. Increasingly, the responsibility of publicity and marketing is being added to every author’s MUST-do list.

A few agents posted about publicity, marketing, and social media this week. I also have links listed  to the right of this post!

Joanna Volpe, Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation: The Truth and Nothing but the Truth on Promotion and Publicity for Debut Authors


Kathleen Ortiz, Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation: Marketing for Authors- Links!

Carly Watters, P.S. Literary Agency: Social media style, it says a lot about you

If you want to learn a lot about successful marketing, check out the website and blog of S.R. Johannes. Shelli is a true inspiration, and she also offers marketing services to authors. Scroll down the right side of her website for some fantastic interviews about marketing. 

Have a great weekend!






17 comments:

  1. Thanks for providing those links. I checked them out to see how I was doing as far as social media goes. I think I'm doing okay. Meh. But it's always nice to get new ideas.

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  2. Thanks for this, Jess. I'm bookmarking like crazy for later reading. :) Hope your weekend is a smash!

    Don't listen to ^ guy. He's pretty dang good at the social media stuff.

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  3. I love Shelli's website! So helpful. Thanks for the other links, Jess. :)

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  4. Thanks for the links! Good stuff! :)

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  5. Oh, I hate marketing. Hate hate hate it.
    What I need to be doing is writing, not marketing.
    bah

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  6. Hope you have a great weekend too! The link on social media style sounds great; I'm on my way to check it out.

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  7. This is absolutely true! The idea is to be networking and building a fan base as soon as possible, before your book ever hits the presses... social media has actually made "marketing" a lot easier, but it can still seem like a daunting task. It's good to know that agents are putting resources out there, because this news hits a lot of writers like a bucket of cold water.

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  9. Thanks for all the links and have a groovy weekend.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  10. Jess, I'll be looking at all the links. Now that I'll be retiring soon,I plan to spend a lot more time in social media.

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  11. Thanks for the great links! I just bookmarked this page. :)

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  12. Gosh, you mean there is a right way to do this?!? Cripes. I better check this out. And here I was just having fun. hee hee. You're right though, we should be thinking about these things at all times in our career. Because what we do today, might haunt us in five months.

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  13. Great links! I was just at a writers conference last weekend and got some great marketing advice from several sources. I'll be posting some of it this week. :)

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  14. For a different opinion, you might look at Rachel Vincent's post at

    http://rkvincent.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/can-personal-online-promotion-make-a-huge-difference-in-my-sales/

    Certainly, agents want to know who you are, but does blogging make a difference in book sales?

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