Marketing Tips Around The Net: February 26th

I t’s Friday and that means it’s time to take a trip around the net to look at book marketing posts that catch my eye. Before we do, I have a couple of quick announcements to make.

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Now, on to our trip around the net.

1. What is Article Marketing?- Yvonne Perry speaks on how you can incorporate article marketing into your overall marketing plan.

2. From Book to Multiple Streams of Income- Dana Lynn Smith invites Liz Alexander to her blog to discuss something that almost all authors want to learn more about.

3. Publisher Simon & Schuster Says Authors Should Blog and Social Network- Joanna Penn touches on how S&S are now encouraging authors to build their online marketing platform. After reading this post, you may walk away like I did thinking that if S&S were smart, they’d try to get Joanna on their staff to help things along for their authors.

4. Is Your Twitter Account Consistent With Your Website?- Twitter is a piece of your overall marketing presence. Phyllis Zimbler Miller discusses how you want to make sure that it works in concert with your website.

5. Get In on the Cutting Edge of iPad- Carolyn Howard-Johnson keeps you up to date on the newest technology in this “Hot off the press” post.

6. Facebook Now Integrated into Google- Angela Wilson discusses the deal inked by Google and Facebook and what it can mean to you.

7. Web usability tip: Make it easy for visitors to locate desired content- Roger C. Parker looks at how Dan Schawbel segments his content based on the target audience visiting his site. Executed correctly, this strategy can be a great way to funnel people to the appropriate content they are looking for.

8. Building Cooperative Marketing Relationships: Practicing What I Preach- Shel Horowitz talks about how applying his own marketing principles helped move his Amazon rank from #575,000 to #13. Not bad by anyone’s measure.

9. Best Tweets for Writers- Jane Friedman posts a blog called There Are No Rules that contains great material. One of my favorite is her weekly Best Tweets For Writers. In that segment, she lists some of her favorite posts, including posts about marketing for writers. This one takes you to her posts for the week ending 2/19/10.

10. Optimize a Single Post On Your Blog for SEO- Darren Rowse gives some great tips on how to optimize your blog post of search engines (SEO).

That’s it for this week’s trip around the net. I look forward to seeing you next week. As for me, my family will be celebrating my some Jan/Feb birthdays for family members this Saturday. My three year old twin boys can hardly wait!

9 Responses to “Marketing Tips Around The Net: February 26th” Subscribe

  1. Aggie Villanueva February 26, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    I’d like to add an update, if I may, to your Number 5 by the amazing Carolyn Howard-Johnson (who is a contributor at my blog, Visual Arts Junction).

    I was set to buy the iPad, but today enTourage Systems introduced the enTourage eDGe. Same price and size.

    Though I previously wrote a post called “Apple iPad: The Machine of my Dreams,” yesterday I placed my preorder for the eDGe.

    It does everything the iPad does, and has functions the iPad never dreamed of. like 3 gigs of hard drive memory, handwriting technology, and oh…just too much to list. Here’s the post I wrote about it, if you’re interested in the enTourage eDGe. It’s truly for students and researchers like writers and business people. http://www.visualartsjunction.com/?p=6513

    Oh yeah, almost forgot. I’ve already contacted them, and they are open to at least talking to authors about placing their books in their bookstore, like we do in the Kindle Bookstore. Apple is not.

  2. Carolyn Howard-Johnson February 26, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    I’m becoming aware that I don’t need to subscribe to blogs, that you’ll have the best of the best for me on Fridays. Thank you for including my blog on the iPad this week. And I’m getting to your CD this weekend. Promise.
    Best,
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging at Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites pick http://www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com

  3. L. Diane Wolfe February 26, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    I linked the same S&S page in my blog today.
    Guess you’ve missed my posts on public speaking the last three Thursdays…

  4. Tony Eldridge February 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    Thanks, Carolyn! Don’t ditch your subscriptions yet- there are always way more posts out there than the 10 I post to. I have been toying with the idea of changing my 10 to 15.

    I try to look at Google alerts but subscriptions are the best way for me to keep up with what’s going on. It’s too easy to miss things without them.

  5. Tony Eldridge February 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm #

    Hey Diane,

    I will definitely take a look at your posts. I am not sure how I missed a subscription to your site, but I have one now! They go directly to a special Outlook folder that I skim through each day.

    Public speaking is a skill that can make such a difference in the success of writers who are trying to promote their books. I am looking forward to reading the posts.

  6. Tony Eldridge February 26, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    Aggie, Thanks for sharing your update. We are living in a very exciting time for book/authors (at least, with all the technical changes, that’s how I see it). It’s amazing how quickly news can change. Thanks for helping up stay abreast of the latest.

  7. Joanna Penn February 27, 2010 at 6:22 am #

    Thanks Tony – I appreciate your links and information as ever. I would certainly appreciate attention from S&S in any form :)
    Thanks, Joanna

  8. Jane Friedman February 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm #

    Appreciate the mention, thank you so much!

  9. Tony Eldridge February 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm #

    No problem, Jane. I love your “There Are No Rules” blog. It is packed with great info each time it comes out. I don’t know how you can keep up with that much info, but I’m glad you do. It makes life for the rest of us a lot easier.

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