Now, I'm pretty comfortable with technology. The picture above is me Skyping with my brother. He sets me on this cart and he and I have "dinner" once in a while because he lives two states away and I miss him terribly.
I'm not a closet hacker. I didn't take web graphics classes or HTML programming courses. But there is an aspect to the writing business that calls for a measure of technical savvy.
So I wanted to put together some links that are helpful to writers. Places that show you how to make your blog better, what the heck the hashtags (#) are on Twitter, how to improve your Facebook author page.
- Tony Eldridge explains how to link your book cover to your shopping cart.
- Louise Wise did an amazing post on Building an Amazon Author Page.
- Book Buzzr recently had an article on how to rise to the top on Kindle.
- The Savvy Bookmarketer shows you how to post your book on the publications section of LinkedIn.
- Alexandra Samuel wrote 8 Ways Writers Can Make the Most of Online Video.
These are just a few of the helpful blogs out there for writers figuring out the new way authors interact with readers. From Virtual Book Launches to Blog Tours with chats...things are changing on the publishing landscape.
Don't forget to take a look at Writer's Digest's, There Are No Rules blog by Jen Friedman. A round up of the best in writing craft, social media, industry news and other posts, her weekly "Best Tweets For Writers" is indispensable.
Until next time...Go Write!
Photograph by Carlos C. Franco.