Monday, January 27, 2014

Symposium Synopsis

Happy Monday!

Hope you all have had a great week! The year is off to a smashing start with all the books coming out and the wonderful marketing symposium last Monday. I got so much encouragement and awesome advice! And made more new friends, too. Today, I wanted to share some of the things I learned in a condensed format for you.

Marketing Tips that Work!
  • The Number 1 tip from several participants is KEEP WRITING!
  • from Jeremy and Roland - Find your readers and connect with them!
  • from L. Diane Wolf - Get early book reviews to create buzz and talk to book clubs
  • from Sandra - Slash prices! Here are some great bargain book sites:
  • from Julie Flanders - she used the April A to Z challenge to subtly promote by giving cool facts about Alaska where her book takes place - I love that idea! (btw, sign-ups start TODAY!)
  • another popular tip was to make a book trailer or catchy video - you never know what will go viral! and that goes with my last tip
  • from Nicki Elson - many do giveaways using Rafflecopter and use Twitter or Facebook shoutouts for entries, right? Well, Nicki added "view my book trailer" for entries. So we need to get creative with those giveaways!
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I also wanted to tell you about my good friend, Mish, who will be celebrating her third year of blogging next month! Please join her for a fun blog hop celebration Feb 18-21!

24 comments:

M.J. Fifield said...

'Keep Writing' is always great advice for writers. And using the A to Z Challenge to help promote is a super idea—I remember a lot of Julie's post from that go around.

And speaking of A to Z, I can't believe it's time for another one already.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy three-month blogging anniversary to your friend. I hope I make it that long!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

There were some awesome tips from the symposium last week! I learned a lot.

Brinda said...

All great tips. The A to Z already??!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you for mentioning my list of early reviewers.

Dana said...

I've loved reading all these participant tips. :)

Thanks for the reminder about the A to Z. I'm not sure yet if I'll participate—the baby is due in April—but I'm definitely thinking about it.

Laura Marcella said...

Lots of great advice and fun things happening around the blogosphere!

Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

Kyra Lennon said...

Thanks for taking the time to condense all those great tips!

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Hey thank you for the mention... I hope that some great advice came out of the symposium. it did!

can I interest you in another "MINION INTERNSHIP" for 2014?

:)

Angela Brown said...

Nice round up of tips. I've heard Book Hub is especially good for romances and mystery/thrillers. But I hope to give it a try one day and see what happens with...well, something I have lol!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It was a very informative day and I leaned lots also. Yahoo for A to Z.

Robin said...

I regularly check out Pixel of Ink. I wasn't familiar with the other sites, so thanks!

Kimberly said...

The symposium was so awesome! Thanks for compiling the tips. :)

Christine Rains said...

The symposium was fantastic. A lot of folks said get involved in group giveaways too, and I'm doing that already!

Heather M. Gardner said...

All great tips.
Now just to implement them!
Heather

Michael Di Gesu said...

Thanks for summing it up so nicely, Tara!

These are great tips we all can benefit from!

Carrie Butler said...

Whew! I do those things, but it's nice to see them reiterated. :) Thanks, Tara!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Thanks for the round-up. I was making my way around those posts, but I know I missed a lot.

Julie Flanders said...

Thanks for the mention, Tara!

And I love your tag line for Broken Branch Falls in your header - can't wait for the release.

Kim Van Sickler said...

It was a good bloghop and I signed up for the A to Z Challenge today!

LD Masterson said...

A nice summary of marketing advice. Thanks for putting it together.

Nicole said...

Great round up of tips! Thanks!

Rhonda Albom said...

Thanks for doing this, Wonderful collection of great tips from really cool readers.

Michelle Wallace said...

Thanks for the shout out Tara!
I'm still trying to get through the posts from the symposium. Great info!