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Creating an Online Presence (Careerbuilding for Writers)

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Covers the basics of creating and maintaining an online presence for writers. What you need on a website, how to effectively use social media, how to find readers via social media, what free resources are available to writers, whether it's worth it to pay for online advertising, and, most importantly, how to promote yourself online without using all your valuable writing ...more
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published November 17th 2013
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Barbara Barnett
Sep 12, 2016 Barbara Barnett rated it really liked it
SFWA member has created an excellent guide for authors who need to build a social media platform (and that would be pretty much everyone, whether traditionally or self published!). Her guidance is easy to follow and wise, and especially if you're a social media beginner, terrified of the seemingly overwhelming challenge of putting yourself out there in the social media landscape, the book is a great introduction!
Teena in Toronto
Jul 12, 2016 Teena in Toronto rated it liked it
This is a good book for authors who are just getting started and want to promote themselves and create an online presence cost-efficiently and using their time wisely.

The chapters include:
* Getting started
* Your website
* Your mailing list
* Blogging
* Social Media
* Images
* Podcasting
* Bookmarking sites
* Crowdfunding
* Reader communities
* Social publishing
* SEO
* Building your fan base
* Mobile devises
* Contests and giveaways
* Case study of what she's done
* Miscellaneous

The information is written with
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Marisa Manghelli
Aug 24, 2016 Marisa Manghelli rated it it was amazing
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Extremely well written and very informative, without putting you to sleep. I would recommend this book to anyone, not just writers, who want to expand their online repertoire. If you are looking to sell yourself, whether as a writer, an artist, or even a small business, this a book you need to read. It explains the basics of how to promote yourself using email, Facebook, twitter, blogging and other online tools. I would highly recommend it for anyone who h
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Fábio Fernandes
Dec 31, 2013 Fábio Fernandes rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent guide. I had the pleasure of meeting Cat in person at Clarion West earlier this year, and her advice regarding writing processes was extremely valuable. This book is an insightful complement - there are LOTS of tips regarding social media I wasn't aware of. (And I'm a social media fiend!!) If you are a writer, you must read this book.
Matthew
Jun 05, 2016 Matthew rated it really liked it
Picked this up as part of an ebook bundle, based on Gerry Weinberg's inclusion in said bundle. An excellent read! I'm not looking to write fiction myself, but I think there are a lot of fantastic tips here for authors of all stripes.
G. Collerone
Jun 21, 2016 G. Collerone rated it it was amazing
This book is excellent! Gives writers the tools to navigate the process of the various social media, blogs, etc. as well as help build a presence online
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F&SF writer Cat Rambo lives and writes in the Pacific Northwest. Her short story collection, EYES LIKE SKY AND COAL AND MOONLIGHT, was a 2010 Endeavor Award finalist. A third collection, NEAR + FAR, appeared in 2012 from Hydra House. She has been shortlisted for an Endeavour Award, Locus Award, World Fantasy Award and most recently the Nebula Award. Her debut novel, BEASTS OF TABAT, appeared ...more
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