Since I began writing my (now published) book, I’ve put in thousands of search terms, done thousands of internet searches, scrolled and scrolled, scanned the descriptions of the sites that come up, hitting on thousands of them and letting go many more thousands. I’ve bookmarked and read thousands of blog pages and website pages and printed hundreds of them. I’ve filled my recycling bin with hundreds of those. The search terms have changed again and again over these…Continue
There is an American misconception about feminism that a woman can't be empowered and feminine at the same time. For instance, advertisements involving, "sexy women" are often deemed sexist simply because they portray women who aren't asexual. Not that there is anything wrong with asexual people in ads, men are often portrayed this way, along with 'intelligent-looking' women. However, I believe the real…
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Before the iPhone, there was "Tommy Telephone" explaining how to assemble the 433 separate parts of a free-standing rotary-dial telephone. A tour through the Prelinger Archives turns up a stop-motion animation, "Just Imagine", featuring the "spokescreature".
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All of us wrote essays in school. Many of us took various forms of creative writing classes. Most of us like to write and all of us would like to improve. If you want to write, there is an abundance of information available to help you.
ContinueI have never read as many blogs, stories and books giving instructions on how to compose until after releasing my memoir this summer. A few months ago, I did…
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There are many ways of advertising when it comes to the restaurant industry, but what really works? Sometimes advertising advice doesn’t transfer over well from industry to industry, so it is important that restaurants are paying attention to the areas where they can really thrive. For example, people are much…Continue
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The climate for writers has changed drastically over the past couple of years. As the line between publisher, distributor, editor and writer blurs writers need to have a range of skills to succeed. I look back now on my 4 years of hard sales (I was a street charity fundraiser who got people to sign direct debits to charities on the street) and I am thankful for the experience I received. Never did I think my days of being taught how to handle rejection and better position myself to handle…Continue
I am a writer of real books that took me years to write, that carry messages of caring about the human race, that program readers into self-empowerment, that I hope will help to change a suffering world. Recently I attended a seminar on book promotion that made me sick almost literally. One author recently put a book together--not wrote a book--with snips from other people, then had those people and others prepay to buy a copy in return for ad space on a page attached to the book, then…Continue
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There’s a zillion online marketing activities you can invest in to promote your book. As a branding and marketing consultant by trade and author of two books, I’ve tried many of them but know I’ve not even scratched the service yet! In my last two posts, I shared five marketing tips to help promote your book and five marketing truths you must embrace in order to promote your book effectively.
Today, I’m going to share five online promotion strategies I have tried with my…Continue
Building on my Five Marketing Tips post from last week, I thought I'd offer a healthy dose of my business marketing juju out to all of you.
See, I'm in business. I've been a management consultant, an advertising exec and a Corporate Marketing Director. I've crafted messaging to help sell everything from tomatoes to technology. As a branding strategist with my own firm…Continue
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i spent the better part of the last three days facebooking stoneybrook and deciding where to meet outside the bromo seltzer tower. when I got there though the doors were closed and the fat guy that usually sat in the main lobby with the cane wasn’t there to listen to the shaft and to tell me to take the elevator .
then an old guy asked us if we wanted his tickets to the convention so we said “we’ll see about it.”
he (stoneybrook) looked at the tables…Continue
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Hey everyone! I've been busy with NANOWRIMO, so my posts have not been on schedule, sorry about that, but I am back with a quick one about starting your own online newspaper, and it is soooo easy, FREE - and kind of fun too!!! The site I am talking about is http://www.paper.li.com. I just started an online newspaper about, of course, book marketing and promotion! You can find it at:…Continue
BRAS!!!! (That seemed appropriate for SheWrites!)
The first thing you need to before you can send out a release is to write it!! eHow had the best information:
1) All press releases should begin with contact information for you, your agent, publisher or public relations firm. Be sure to include all snail mail and email addresses as well as firm, personal and cell…Continue
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Well, we all know the saying, you gotta spend money to make money. So there comes a point in develping a marketing plan for your book that you need to decide if you will pay for advertising. If so, how much?? And where??
One place to order advertisements to appear on other sites is BLOGADS - an ad broker of sorts - one account for as many blogs that you want to advertise on (versus dealing with…Continue
Last monthI wrote about a sexist ad Dos Equis was running that advised men to “[a]pproach women like you do wild animals, with caution and a…Continue
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Last night I dropped in on the annual Garden Party for New York's LGBT community center, where restaurants and food manufacturers were giving away samples of their edibles. …Continue
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“Approach women like you do wild animals, with caution and a soothing voice.” I encountered this ad for Dos Equis beer on the side of a bus stop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. So women are nonhumans to be hunted? Good to know: if a man holding a Dos Equis gets anywhere near me I will run for my life.
To ice this cake, the picture under the caption is racist. Have a…Continue
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