Meeting: December 7, 2013

Stacy Juba: How To Turn Your Author Blog Into A Powerful Marketing Tool

Topics include:

Evaluating How to Get the Most From Your Blog – Effective plug-ins, widgets, spam control, and security measures

Syndication – Syndicating your blog through sites such as Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Feedburner, and other outlets

Writing Compelling Content – Writing posts that tie-in to your brand or book subjects, working with guest bloggers in an efficient and effective manner, where to get images and fun graphics, and planning strategies.

Blog Hops and Blog Tour Companies – Where to find blog hops, how to sign up for ready-made blog posts, and how to get free review copies.

Giveaways and Rafflecopter – Ways to make giveaways worth your time and investment and an introduction to Rafflecopter.

Using Triberr, Twitter and Pinterest to Drive Traffic – Introduction to the blog sharing community Triberr, what to expect from it, and ideas to make the most of Twitter and Pinterest.

Becoming An Affiliate – Earn commissions from sales to sites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBookstore, and Smashwords.

Can You Turn Your Blog Into A Book? How to take your blog content and turn it into an e-book for retail sale or a freebie for your newsletter subscribers.

Here’s a link to Stacy’s workshop page, where you can find more info and testimonials from past online class members.

Stacy Juba loves to write stories about Characters at a Crossroads: individuals who are finding themselves and getting on the right life path after overcoming obstacles. Her goals are to entertain readers of all ages as well as inspire them. She has made numerous bestseller lists including GalleyCat’s Barnes & Noble Bestsellers and GalleyCat’s Mystery and Thriller Bestsellers. Stacy has written about reality TV contestants targeted by a killer, an obit writer investigating a cold case, teen psychics who control minds, twin high school hockey stars battling on the ice, and teddy bears learning to raise the U.S. flag. She has had a book ranked as #5 in the Nook Store and #30 on the Amazon Kindle Paid List. Her popular Characters at a Crossroads blog has a reach of over 2 million on Twitter. Browse her website for more information on her mystery, romance, and contemporary fiction books for adults, teens, and children, and resources on how to build your own “character.”