Posts by Shannon Lloyd-Whittington

Glad to Be Back!

So, it’s been a bit since I last visited your inbox. I’ve certainly missed you! The reason is no excuse, really, but I’ve been very busy making things even better for you. I will keep this post short at sweet. Here are a few things to check out: My Facebook group, From Brainstorming to Book…

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How to Sell Your Book…Locally!

Ok, so by now you should have narrowed down your niche. If not, then take a look at some of my previous articles to get that taken care of. Keep in mind – YOU probably think that anyone and everyone will like your book, but the fact of the matter, is there is going to…

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Share and Share Alike!

Sharing and giving can be the easiest way to grow! When it comes to increasing your book sales, you can absolutely leverage the idea of sharing. We have already discussed following other bloggers and authors and liking their fan pages. Now, we can take it one step further! Guest blogging and sharing posts are excellent…

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5 Tips for Successful Interviews

In a previous article, I discussed connecting with bloggers and authors through their blogs and fan pages. Connecting is great and can lead to wonderful opportunities! Now, we will talk about leveraging those relationships and getting interviews. For those not inclined to be on radio or TV, written interviews work, too! Especially with local newspaper,…

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6 Benefits of Connecting

A scarcity mentality is probably one of the best ways to ensure failure. That sounds pretty glum, but it’s also very true. So many people, authors included, tend to hold their ideas close so as to hopefully edge out the competition. In fact, the opposite couldn’t be more true! Connecting with others who are in…

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5 Quick Tips to Building Your Brand

Many authors simply identify with their genre. You’ll hear them say “I”m a romance novelist”, or “I’m a children’s book author”. But, is that really enough? Branding goes well beyond title. And it is IMPORTANT! This is where people get to know you – not just what you do, but what you stand for, what…

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3 Steps to Boost Your Book with Non-Profits

In the past two articles, we’ve covered keeping things relevant and building your brand. In this article, we are going to go a slightly different route, and discuss non-profits. You may be wondering how this all ties together. The big picture is to be leveraging current events and trends. And what is more trendy than…

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Design Tips to Make Your Profile POP!

The past 2 weeks, we have covered the importance of the name and niche of your social media pages as well has the 8 easy steps to setting up your Facebook page. This week, we will cover the actual design of your page. Hopefully, in the past week, you have taken the time to set everything up, and have…

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Social Media Set Up in 8 Easy Steps!

Last week, we talked about naming and niching your social media brand. You’ve now had a week to get that part done. If you’re still struggling, I would suggest keeping it simple “Your Name – Author”. Don’t let analysis paralysis keep you from moving on to the next step! Speaking of next steps, this week…

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