Facebook Update For Authors - June 2019

Imagine my lack of surprise when today, I had an urgent message from a trusted source to hop on a webinar that was being conducted to hear all about the 'next' Facebook change for business. This is a quick email. Just wanted to let you know that the term 'organic reach' is about to become one that people whisper in polite conversation. Here's the word from Facebook.

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When Social Media Goes Left...Head RIGHT To Your Newsletter

It’s been happening for a while now, but today, Instagram announced it will be following suit of it’s older sibling, Facebook. Posts that contain “vaguely inappropriate” content will now be suppressed by both platform’s algorithms. Now, this has been going on for a while over on Facebook, but with Instagram, it appeared to be smooth sailing. However, now that ship has sailed!

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My System To Get Unstuck And Scale Your Business

n addition to Squarespace website design, I train entrepreneurs on developing strategies to start or grow their business. Lately I've seen a shift in clients from start-ups to seasoned entrepreneurs who have been in business for between 2-5 years. They come to me because they're stuck. Things around their business have been kind of status quo for a few months or so, and they're not sure how to get unstuck.

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The Two Most Important Questions To Ask Yourself As A Romance Writer in 2019

I have a favourite saying. "You must be clear on why you're here." As authors, we're often really caught up in the what we're here for. The how we deliver our product and the who is reading our books. But, we rarely stop to clearly identify the Why. So, I've got two questions for you and I'd love to hear your answers.

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Top 5 SEO Tips For Your Website

It's 2019. Just in case you are still writing 2018 on your cheques. Wait, do people still write cheques? I might be alone on that one. Wellll, one thing I know almost all people do is use the internet. Actually, 4 BILLION people use the internet EACH DAY. And what do you want to bet, a whole pile of them are searching for their next read? Search Engine Optimization has got to be your new best friend!

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Why A Website Is Essential To Sell Books In 2019

For the most part, we’re all aware that if you don’t currently have a website, you’re going to fall behind. (Psst, talking to you in the back, the one without a website. Don’t skulk away, you know you need one!) One of the first things I always advise new clients when starting their business is not to just register with the government, but get their preferred domain purchased. Even if you’re not going to build a website immediately, grab it. And then, get that website built.

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Pinterest: Your Marketing Secret Weapon

My inbox is filled up today with quiche recipes (Ew? Damn husband's keto recipe searches), tween room decor and pressure cooker ideas, (that one I'll totally cop to). And it makes me so freaking excited. What in the world does this have to do with marketing your novel? Oh, so very much. I'm about to start talking about my two very favourite marketing subjects. Pinterest and Emails.

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When Writer's Block Meets Burnout

I’ve got a huge secret. The last time I completed a book was summer of 2018 and I haven’t been proud of anything I’ve written since. And it took a LOT to be proud of that book to start with. I started writing in the winter of 2014 and instantly knew I’d finally found the one thing I could do well, that I loved to do. I wrote morning, noon and night. I entered contests, I networked, I sprinted, I late night and early morning wrote.

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