Monday, January 24, 2011

Digital Dose And The Twitter-Sphere

A lot happened this week in the Twitter-sphere. I'm here to give the highlights I found helpful as a writer. 

We start of with a post from guest blogger and author, Mary DeMuth, over at Rachelle Gardner's Rants and Rambles on 10 Ways To Be Awkward at a Writer's Conference. This is a hilarious tongue-in-cheek list that exhorts you to "Be a Stalker" and to be sure to "Get Visibly Angry" at rejection. Some helpful stuff couched in humor.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Christian publishing giant, Thomas Nelson Publishers had a great post on Defending Your Brand Online. This is especially helpful to speakers and non-fiction writers. Amazing how a bad experience with you can snowball into thousands hearing about it via blogs and Twitter. His best piece of advice: Respond quickly.  Take that to heart.

For those of you with impending book releases or who are set to sign contracts, there are were two awesome Tweets to help with marketing. Alexis Grant had a post on How To Write a Press Release For Your Book and Weronika Janczuk wrote an eye opening piece on What Your Publicist Can Do For You.

Over all a great week to garner information for building a platform, working the marketing end of publishing your book, and honing your net-savvy. For a lot of authors, the business, especially the techie-side, of publishing can be intimidating but there are sources out there...take a peek.

Until next time...Go Write!
Photograph by Vancouver Film School.


Talei said...

Great links! Thanks for sharing these! ;)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for giving us a heads-up on those links, Raquel.

gideon 86 said...

Definitely worth checking out these links... no deals yet, but one should ALWAYS be prepared.

Thanks, Raquel


DEZMOND said...

love the pic you've chosen to illustrate this post!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Talei and Roland - You're welcome.

Micael - I totally keep a folder of things like this...thinking positive!

Dezmond - I KNOW, right? Those film school kids are awesome!

Hart Johnson said...

Hey, helpful links! Thanks, Raquel!