Welcome to October’s Links Roundup! We’ve found great tips to help writers build their audiences with DIY marketing advice. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
The Best Free Software For Writers 2016 via techradar — We know writers are often on a budget, but we bet you didn’t know there were great, free alternatives to using Microsoft Word for your writing. Gary Marshall gives you the scoop on smart word processing apps specifically designed for writers.
Litsy: A New Social Network For Book Lovers via Penguin Random House — What’s the latest buzz among readers and writers? Litsy: a new social network just for book readers that’s a cross between Instagram, Twitter, and Goodreads. Here’s how authors take advantage of this great new opportunity for reaching readers!
98 Book Marketing Ideas For Authors via Diana Urban — Need some new marketing ideas? Well, here are ninety-eight “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that” tactics for building a bigger audience! Author and industry marketing manager at BookBub, Diana Urban shares her insider ideas that really work in this easy-to-skim slide show.
68 Ultimate Blogging Tips: Bloggers Checklist 2016 via Twelveskip — You may be actively blogging, but are you doing it right? Pauline Cabrera tells us everything she knows about how to blog effectively, with tips on how to grow your site and polish your SEO.
How To Take A Good Author Portrait via Mary Anna King — Are you ready for your close-up? With some preparation, inspiration, and this helpful advice from author Mary Anna King, you’ll be ready to take a great photo for your author marketing and publishing efforts.