Category: blogging


One of my favorite commentators just wrote the best darn post I’ve read all week.

A must read

http://www.gapingvoid.com/Moveable_Type/archives/004377.html

I woke up this morning expecting to get busy with some pre-holiday chores.

Then I checked my email.

An hour later, I’m knee deep in new ideas to share with authors about free online promotion.

Here’s some FREE resources I’m using to promote authors, book, and promotions

Twitter – I am following some people that I want to know better, have the Facebook app installed so that now all my twitter entries appear there. I find that these short twitter (some would call them “shout outs”) give me a chance to build relationships like the kids do using text messages.

Faves I’m uplading my address book right now, and inviting a few thousand friends to join me here. This site is one of hundreds I’ve tried, putting “tags” and “bookmarks” in a public place where the whole world can see what I’m linking to. Naturally, I focus on the best places for authors and publishers and sites with the promotions I’m working on.

Many of these are used by seach engine optimization and social network marketing experts to build a lot of web traffic quickly. But I’m finding that many of them are gems in the rough.. offering innovative services. I suggest you find a few that work for you and start tagging (submitting or recommending) those sites you like. They can be your stuff, but the power of this increases exponentially as you add in your friends, recomend other sites and become known for playing by the rules.

Blogger blogs Even though I’m using WordPress more and more, I still like some of the features of Blogger. Still very easy to set up a blog, and my marketing results coach blog gets some traffice for me. I linked to one of my early projects, there are many more I’ll mention and show you if you subscribe to this feed.

Don’t forget to COMMENT on this blog. Comments should be like the rules of a book report in schoold. You main reason for them is to show you read the post. So make it relavant to what we are discusssing. Once you do that, go ahead and plug your own site or blog. Each time you post a comment, you are adding to the discussion and giving yourself more “juice” with the link back to your site.

Part of the service we offer our book marketing clients is creation of web sites to promote the author and their best selling book.

We know that readers and search engines like to see new content, and make sure that the authors we promote aren’t just putting a lot of canned content up online.

But like the cobblers kids we forget to post new content for ourselves. So it’s always a surprise when I post a new article, like this one on authors networking to promote their books and see it at the top of a search engine within just a few hours.

And a new post yesterday on our best seller book marketing cross promotion site that is usually only read by active partners in ou free promotions got 15 comments on the Sunday morning post (we often don’t see 15 in a month there).

So in my search for the best online resource for authors, I’m proud to say that we have to add ourselves to that list.

If you’re keeping count of the number of blogs and RSS feeds you see from Warren Whitlock, Book Marketing Strategist, this is number .. er, oops. I lost count!

My main blog is bogging me down. I’m experimenting with many things.. and really like WordPress, and decided to add another here at the Word Press site.

If this is the only post you see, it didn’t work out.. or I’m still horsing around. My most up to date book marketing informaiton will always be posted at Best Seller Authors site

And to get my FREE book marketing strategy course, click on this link

I like some of the features on the wordpress.com version of WordPress.

This one may replace DailyWarren.com at some point.. but there is so much usefull informaiton there that can help author with book marketing… I’m not quite ready to make a complete switch from blogger.