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Marketing Tip: Are You Making the Most of Your Email Signature?

For quite some time now, I've been recommending that authors use their email signatures as an indirect way to promote their work. Apparently a lot of you are taking my advice, because almost all the emails I get these days from authors mention their book(s) in their email signatures.Nice!Unfortunately, however, many of the…See More
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Active vs. Passive Voice

If you've never heard of "active voice" or "passive voice," don't worry, you're not alone. However, while you might not know the official terminology, I'm willing to bet you can easily spot the difference between the two. In the active voice, the subject of the sentence is doing the acting. For example: I am writing…See More
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"Wonderful! Thank you so much, this has been very helpful. I myself have been struggling in getting bloggers to review my newly released book. Many of them are bogged with requests and those who do take my book into review have no definite date as to…"
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"Thanks for sharing the "Indie View". Think I'll add my blog, if it's not already been added;-)"
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Active vs. Passive Voice

If you've never heard of "active voice" or "passive voice," don't worry, you're not alone. However, while you might not know the official terminology, I'm willing to bet you can easily spot the difference between the two. In the active voice, the subject of the sentence is doing the acting. For example: I am writing…See More
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Who I am:
I'm a best-selling author and keynote speaker, and I also provide consulting services to aspiring and/or published authors.
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), as well as Cassidy Lane and Katwalk.
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: Are You Making the Most of Your Email Signature?

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 7:54am 0 Comments

For quite some time now, I've been recommending that authors use their email signatures as an indirect way to promote their work. Apparently a lot of you are taking my advice, because almost all the emails I get these days from authors mention their book(s) in their email signatures.

Nice!…

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Active vs. Passive Voice

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 8:26am 0 Comments

If you've never heard of "active voice" or "passive voice," don't worry, you're not alone. However, while you might not know the official terminology, I'm willing to bet you can easily spot the difference between the two.

 

In the active…

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Marketing Tip: Reach Out to Bloggers

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 8:21am 16 Comments

Last week I received an email from Leta Gail Doeer, an indie author and loyal reader of my blog. Leta has also taken my webinar on book marketing, in which I discuss the strategy of contacting book bloggers for reviews - and how those reviews can lead to other opportunities. Leta said she'd been reaching out to bloggers who participate in virtual tours for self-published authors, but that…

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Remember Why You Wrote Your Book in the First Place

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 8:00am 5 Comments

Last fall my good friends Martha and Tanya had a "stoop sale," which is what we apartment-dwelling New Yorkers call a good old-fashioned garage sale. As the three of us were discussing how much to charge for a beaded purse and why no one had yet bought the wooden elephant, a kind older gentleman strolled by. He struck up a conversation about the stack of books Martha and Tanya were selling. He said his name was Leland William Howard and explained that he'd written a memoir about the 20 years…

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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

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

http://www.MyBodyBelongstoMe.com

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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