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!