The best of the blogosphere this past week includes a post by Wong Ching Ya on Facebook, 25 examples of how to use Instagram, some great plugins for your WordPress website, and the benefits of Google+ Communities for writers and publishers. Enjoy them!
- 7 Killer Facebook Applications to Create Impressive Custom Tabs – Authors don’t avail themselves nearly enough of the tabs feature on Facebook. If you use them wisely, they can improve your website’s SEO and entice more people to buy your books. Check out this great post by Wong Ching Ya.
- Top 25 Brands on Instagram – Here’s another network that you can use to promote your books, especially anthologies of your best pictures. Check out how 25 companies are using Instagram to promote their brands. This post is by Jason Keath.
- Google+ Communities Create New Networks for Authors and Publishers – Joel Friedlander’s blog is a must-read for Indie authors. In this post, he discusses Google+ communities, which are similar to LinkedIn’s groups.
- 5 New Plugins to Improve Your Blog – Michael Martine, aka Remarkablogger, reviews 5 WordPress plugins that you’ll want to try. My favorites are PushQuote and TinyMCE.
About the Author: Frances Caballo is a social media trainer, blogger and author of Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books. She helps writers and businesses attain their social media marketing and public relations goals. Presently, she is the Social Media Editor for the Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+. Social Media Just for Writers is available on Amazon and at Copperfield’s Bookstore in Santa Rosa.
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“It’s the best and most informative resource on how to use the web, social media, and blogs for writers that I’ve seen in the marketplace. If they are beginners, they have everything they need to understand, build and use the web to promote their books, writing, and blogs, and those who are experienced will still find tips and resources that they will not have known about. It’s all there –in one book!!”
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