Writers ask me questions about publishers every day: What’s the best way to publish my book? Or, Is this a good publisher or a scam? And my answer is always the same:
Head over to WriterBeware.com. Victoria started the site with other founders in 1998. It is volunteer-run. More info here:
Although we’re sponsored by US-based organizations of professional writers of fiction and non-fiction, our efforts aren’t limited by country, genre, or publication history. We’ve designed the Writer Beware® website so it can be used by any writer, new or established, regardless of subject, style, genre, or nationality.
Thankfully, Victoria agreed to be my most recent #BookMarketingChat guest! She brought a treasure trove of valuable information for writers at any stage of our careers.
I started #BookMarketingChat about five years ago – to help writers learn not only how to use social media (that’s in my book), but also how to use it specifically for book marketing and to gain insider publishing info. I also wanted to help writers gain confidence in the writing and publishing process.
I was really pleased to have Victoria as my guest on my weekly #BookMarketingChat! She is a talented author and passionate author advocate. She shared a ton of amazing tips writers can use right now to help navigate the publishing industry and your own writing career. See the Q&As below to immediately implement the strategies she uses or read the entire summary (all tweets and replies) here.
You can also find more detailed information in my updated for 2020 BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge – lots more tips on book marketing and social media as well.
For more awesome info, join my weekly #BookMarketingChat on Twitter – every Wednesday at 6 pm pst/9 pm est. New guests and topics each week! Just type in the hashtag to join us OR catch the summary on Facebook.
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Rachel Thompson is the author of newly released BadRedhead Media 30-Day Book Marketing Challenge: How to energize your book sales in a month - created to help authors market their book. She is also the author of Broken Places (one of IndieReader's "Best of 2015" top books and 2015 Honorable Mention Winner in the San Francisco Book Festival), and the multi award-winning Broken Pieces, as well as two additional humor books, A Walk In The Snark and Mancode: Exposed. She owns BadRedhead Media, creating effective social media and book marketing campaigns for authors. Her articles appear regularly in The Huffington Post, IndieReader.com, The San Francisco Book Review (BadRedhead Says…), 12Most.com, BookPromotion.com, and Self-Publishers Monthly. Not just an advocate for sexual abuse survivors, Rachel is the creator and founder of the hashtag phenomenon #MondayBlogs and two live Twitter chats: #BookMarketingChat (co-hosted with TheRuralVA, Emilie Rabitoy) and #SexAbuseChat, co-hosted with C. Streetlights and Judith Staff. She hates walks in the rain, running out of coffee, and coconut. She lives in California with her family.
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