On-line marketing research could easily become a full-time activity, because one place refers you to another and then another. And, yes, a lot of info is repetitive. But that move from one place to another is how I found The Writing Desk, author Tony Riches' blog. What I found interesting here:
- Building Your Author Platform #6: Google+ because so few people I know use it
- Building Your Author Platform #2: Twitter primarily for the link to the hashtag for writers list. I think hashtags extend your reach on Twitter, if you know which ones to use.
- Building Your Author Platform #8: Linkedin because I've been wondering how valuable this would be for quite some time. I actually know someone who found a job with a major company through Linkedin. Since I can barely manage the social media sites I'm on now, I'm going to pass on this.
- Large numbers of lit blogs only accept traditionally published books
- A growing number of lit blogs only accept self-published books
- Another group of lit blogs only accept self-published books that are being given away
- Huge numbers of lit blogs are genre specific. They accept only romance or paranormal or paranormal romance or fantasy or urban fantasy or science fiction or dystopian or YA dystopian or Christian
- Large numbers of lit blogs no longer accept requests for reviews because while there are thousands of of lit blogs, there are tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of authors contacting them with requests. Many of them are overwhelmed, because most lit bloggers don't make a living off their book work and have some other kind of day job.
So, it was a good promo day as promo days go.