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Marketing tip: Use text in your hyperlinks

Including hyperlinks in your marketing materials is a great way to send people to your Amazon page, or your website, or your Facebook page, or anywhere you want them to go. But the actual links can be long and quite unsightly, so I suggest using the text function to make them look clean, pretty and professional. Hyperlinks look…See More
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Maria Murnane posted a blog post

Marketing tip: Use text in your hyperlinks

Including hyperlinks in your marketing materials is a great way to send people to your Amazon page, or your website, or your Facebook page, or anywhere you want them to go. But the actual links can be long and quite unsightly, so I suggest using the text function to make them look clean, pretty and professional. Hyperlinks look…See More
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A blog post by Maria Murnane was featured

Marketing Tip: Use Blind Copy

Engaging with your fans is a fundamental element of smart book marketing, and I'm all for it. However, there's a fine line between casual communication and inappropriate communication, and that line is often called "bcc" aka "blind copy." In bulk emails, blind copy is your friend!If I send an e-mail to a small group of friends…See More
Jul 15
Maria Murnane posted a blog post

Marketing Tip: Use Blind Copy

Engaging with your fans is a fundamental element of smart book marketing, and I'm all for it. However, there's a fine line between casual communication and inappropriate communication, and that line is often called "bcc" aka "blind copy." In bulk emails, blind copy is your friend!If I send an e-mail to a small group of friends…See More
Jul 15
Laura Janis Thompson commented on the blog post 'Marketing Tip: Know When to Be Concise'
"Hi Maria! Are you sure you didn’t write this for me ’cuz I am the queen of the long winded discourse! Sadly, I recently learned this is a genetic affliction. I asked my daughter about a book she was reading, and it took her twenty…"
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"Read a blog post recently that said if you can't describe your book in one sentence, you have a problem!"
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Jeanne Nicholas commented on the blog post 'Marketing Tip: Know When to Be Concise'
"When I look for a beta reader or feedback I throw out some brief "spec fic action adventure" statement. When someone replies I throw out the 2-3 paragraph description. Both are handy and both usually succeed in what they are used…"
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Sherry Joyce commented on the blog post 'Marketing Tip: Know When to Be Concise'
"I need one of these tee shirts! When I first published THE DORDOGNE DECEPTION, I found myself tongue-tied trying to be concise when describing the complexity of my romantic suspense novel. You'd think when you have written 90,000 words, you…"
Jul 8
A blog post by Maria Murnane was featured

Marketing Tip: Know When to Be Concise

I'm a member of a listserv that includes many professional writers, a good chunk of whom are freelancers looking for work. Recently, someone posted a question asking what everyone in the group is currently doing to pay the bills, and the response was bigger than any I've seen. Overnight dozens and dozens of people replied, and after scrolling through the bulk of the messages, I was surprised at how few gave a concise, compelling description that would make me want to hire them. The majority of…See More
Jul 8
Maria Murnane posted a blog post

Marketing Tip: Know When to Be Concise

I'm a member of a listserv that includes many professional writers, a good chunk of whom are freelancers looking for work. Recently, someone posted a question asking what everyone in the group is currently doing to pay the bills, and the response was bigger than any I've seen. Overnight dozens and dozens of people replied, and after scrolling through the bulk of the messages, I was surprised at how few gave a concise, compelling description that would make me want to hire them. The majority of…See More
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Profile Information

Who I am:
I'm a bestselling author and professional speaker, and I also provide consulting services on book publishing and marketing
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.mariamurnane.com
@mariamurnane.com
www.mariamurnane.com/blog
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
I'm the author of the Waverly books: Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two.
Media outlets that I currently write for:
I'm a paid blogger for CreateSpace -- I began as a self-published author but got picked up by a traditional publisher after a year of doing a lot of creative marketing for my first novel, so I share what I've learned about book marketing and about writing in general.
My writing is:
Fiction
Services I offer to other writers:
On my website I have two on-demand webinars for sale:

1) How to get published: learn the secrets to getting your book into print...and mistakes to avoid along the way

2) How to market a book: smart, creative advice for getting the word to the right ears

Both are available at www.mariamurnane.com
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy Wicoff

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Marketing tip: Use text in your hyperlinks

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:57am 0 Comments

Including hyperlinks in your marketing materials is a great way to send people to your Amazon page, or your website, or your Facebook page, or anywhere you want them to go. But the actual links can be long and quite unsightly, so I suggest using the text function to make them look clean, pretty and professional.

 …

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Marketing Tip: Use Blind Copy

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 2:10pm 0 Comments

Engaging with your fans is a fundamental element of smart book marketing, and I'm all for it. However, there's a fine line between casual communication and inappropriate communication, and that line is often called "bcc" aka "blind copy."

 

In bulk emails, blind…

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Marketing Tip: Know When to Be Concise

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 10:36am 4 Comments

I'm a member of a listserv that includes many professional writers, a good chunk of whom are freelancers looking for work. Recently, someone posted a question asking what everyone in the group is currently doing to pay the bills, and the response was bigger than any I've seen. Overnight dozens and dozens of people replied, and after scrolling through the bulk of the messages, I was surprised at how few gave a concise, compelling description that would make me want to hire them. The…

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Marketing Tip: Put Yourself in the Recipient's Shoes

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 4:47pm 0 Comments

I love receiving emails through my website that begin along these lines (my new novel is called Cassidy Lane):

Hi Maria, I just bought a copy of Cassidy Lane and look forward to reading it. I'm an indie author and a big fan of your blog. I've also taken your webinar on book marketing and was wondering if...…

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At 8:50am on February 10, 2012, Diane O'Connell said…

Great to be your friend here, as well in in the "real" world!

At 11:41am on June 21, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Hi Maria,

Welcome to She Writes. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.

 

Jill Starishevsky

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At 7:00am on June 21, 2011, Margaret Traylor said…

Hi Maria, welcome to She Writes! We're glad to have you here. You can use the Getting Started section to help you find your way around. Let us know if you have any questions!

 

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Margaret Traylor

 
 
 

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