Author Platform Links Roundup, Week Of 1/14

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Writers, we’ve scoured the Web so you don’t have to!

There are so many ways you can promote yourself as a writer online—everything from blogging to engaging people on social networks. We hope these articles will point you in the right direction to build a successful author platform!


Where To Find Images For Your Blog Articles via Advanced Web Ranking Blog – We’ve already explained the importance of including images in your blog posts—not only can you optimize them for SEO purposes, but they add a visual element to an otherwise text-based experience. But how do you find images that you can use legally? This article will give you some pointers.

How To Sell Books With Social Media via The Creative Penn – Social media isn’t just for catching up with old high school flames. It can serve as a powerful marketing tool that can help you sell copies of your book or e-book—but you have to know how to use it correctly.

How To Standardize Your Author Name For Search Engines via Caleb J. Ross – Not everyone has a super unique name—sometimes you have to fight your way to the top of the search engine results. The best way to do it? Establish the author name you want to appear across the Web and optimize the heck out of it. The results may surprise you.

The 6-Step Process To Turn Ideas Into Blog Posts via Men With Pens – Those blog posts won’t write themselves, you know.  Follow these steps and make it happen.

Tumblr Tips For Writers via GalleyCat – Most people seem to think that Tumblr is solely populated by teenagers and fangirls, but there’s actually a great writing community there. And, of course, the SEO benefits of cornering yet another social media market are invaluable. Give it a shot!

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