QUICK BYTES – JULY 8

Snappy
RE: EDUCATING AUTHORS
The Book Deal blog by Alan Rinzler has a great piece on “The New Author Platform” – What You Need to Know. A must-read for authors navigating the online book world:http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2011/07/25/the-new-author-platform-what-you-need-to-know/

You’re Not Alone: Famous author rejection letters – yep, they got them too, http://www.writersrelief.com/blog/2011/07/famous-author-rejection-letters/

Market your book using giveaways. Get some ideas – 12 in all – for giveaways that can generate some great exposure for your book: http://www.bookbuzzr.com/blog/book-marketing/12-ways-to-market-your-book-by-giving-away-free-stuff/

Emails are a valuable marketing tool, but getting them is not as simple as passing around a sheet of paper at an event. Learn how you can grow your list successfully: http://blog.marketingtipsforauthors.com/2009/02/golden-nugget-collect-e-mail-addresses_26.html

CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT – WRITERS DIGEST SHORT SHORT STORY
Deadline November 15, 2012 – $20 each submission. Find details in your Writers Digest magazine or visit http://www.writersdigest.com

Until next time – keep writing!!

NQ

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About NL Quatrano

Award-winning author, speaker, editor and ghost writer, Nancy owns a full-time editing, writing and specialty publishing business: On-Target Words/WC Publishing. Volunteer/member of professional writing organizations including Florida Writers Assoc., Sisters in Crime, and AWAI. 2010 Professional Woman of the Year by the NAPW. Linked in Editor Pick May 2013. International Women's Leadership Association nominee for Outstanding Leadership 2014.
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