Building Your Author Platform — Links Roundup, Week of 7/13

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Hey, writers! We’ve got a super awesome links roundup for you this week.

Want to turn your website into a powerful marketing tool? These fantastic links from around the Web will help you improve your Web presence and reputation as a writer.


5 Steps To Building A Platform When You Hate Selling Yourself via Michael Hyatt – Many writers don’t like the idea self-promotion, but we all know how important it is. This guest post on Michael Hyatt’s blog outlines a great way to get your name out there without making yourself feel like a retail product.

10 Tweet Types Businesses Are Using To Get More Retweets via RiverInsights – Getting your existing followers to retweet you is a GREAT way to expand your social media circle. Here are some awesome examples of successful retweetable material. (And if “retweetable” wasn’t a word, it is now!)

5 Social Media Mistakes That Make You Look Like An Amateur And Cost You Sales via KISSmetrics – There’s a fine line between too much and not enough exposure in social media. Your followers don’t want to know about your last root canal, but they don’t want to be ignored either. Don’t be “that guy” when it comes to promoting yourself—avoid these five mistakes.

7 Ways To Turn Your Blog Into A Content Marketing Machine via The Savvy Book Marketer – Do you have a blog? Great! Now kick it into overdrive. There are several ways you can utilize it to promote not only itself, but your writing! Nina Amir shares some great tips.

35+ Examples Of Corporate Social Media In Action via Mashable – Get inspired by the big guys! You might not have a corporate-level budget for your author platform, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some great ideas from some of the most successful marketing campaigns on the Internet.

One Response to Building Your Author Platform — Links Roundup, Week of 7/13

  1. Ever since you posted about it, I have been living by the 5 social media mistakes that make you look like an amateur. So far, so good. 🙂

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