The Easiest Way to Get Votes: Part Three

Last week, as you guys hopefully remember, we looked at how an author can bring in followers to her Twitter account relatively easily via four different but connected means. As a review, we basically stated that the easiest way to gain followers is to follow folks who will be interested in you, your account, or your book and to wait for them to … [Read more...]

How I Used SOOP to Get a Publishing Contract

We all know that SOOP is a publishing company and that it publishes authors who write good books and who show an ability to build and maintain an effective author platform, but did you know that SOOP is also a way to introduce yourself to other publishers? Three publishers, since November 18, have invited me to send them copies of Sealed! One even … [Read more...]

5 Secrets to Getting Votes for Your Book Idea on SOOP

So you’ve submitted a book idea to us. Now what? Well, you need to get votes, obviously. Maybe you’ve already gotten ten, twenty, or maybe even a couple hundred. Getting votes is definitely great, and we applaud you, but you need to keep getting votes! Below are five “secrets” I've gathered from SOOP’s top vote-getters (myself included) that work … [Read more...]

SOOP on Saturday: Top 20 popular book ideas for February 28, 2015

Congratulations to all the authors whose books are "steady" and steadily climbing the SOOP Top 20 most popular book ideas list. We've had some great voting at the top of the chart and a lot of ideas holding their own among the ranks. The Top 20 most popular book ideas as of February 28, 2015 are: RED by Nicole Collet – 853 votes Sealed by … [Read more...]

Writers on Wednesday: Christian Lee: Thunderclap

No matter how big of a publishing company you have behind you, as a writer, you always need to do promotion yourself. Why do you think that Dan Brown has a Twitter account? He doesn't tweet anything himself, but he realizes the great power social media has as a marketing tool. Most celebrities have social media accounts. Some like to brag, some … [Read more...]

#MarketingMonday: An Author’s Conundrum – Author-Driven Marketing

You finally found the courage to write your book, and you actually accomplished it. Congratulations, you did it! It is a great achievement; you are the author of a published book. After patting yourself on the back, however, you will soon remember that you did write it hoping that people would actually read it. But how can people read a book they … [Read more...]

#MarketingMonday with SOOP: The Importance of Author Blogs

Whether you're a budding author or a seasoned professional, developing a robust blog is an important way to connect with your readers. However, many authors miss the boat on this very simple step. Don't be one of them. Today we'll discuss why having an author blog is important, next week we'll share ideas on what to write about, and we'll conclude … [Read more...]

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