Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Do You Own a Small (Publishing) Business?

If you are a small business person, not only in publishing, but also in other fields - from trades, retail, media, to all the consulting businesses, such as lawyers, architects, builders or accountants and do not have a blog: LinkedIn offers a sensational platform that you can use for free. 

If you DO have a blog, you have the opportunity to connect your LinkedIn platform with your existing blog to drive new traffic and attention to your platform!  Posts on LinkedIn which you publish will appear as part of your professional profile

More and more Social Media sites open publishing platforms to all its members.  Every member has these publishing privileges.  Posts you publish will appear as part of your professional profile.  From there they can be shared with your immediate networks, and snippets can be used to "feed" social media posts and tweets.

As one writer said:  “Just another thing to keep traditional media awake at night.”
What about you?  Are you going to publish articles or duplicate your blog on LinkedIn? 

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October 8, 2016: Indie Author Day

Mark your calendar for October 8, 2016: Indie Author Day.  On this day, indie authors and all members of the writing community will gather at their local libraries to participate in community-based activities like author panels, book readings, writing workshops, presentations from local industry specialists and more.  

Why Should I Participate in Indie Author Day?

Besides being a unique opportunity for libraries and authors to connect locally and globally, Indie Author Day offers an exciting chance to network, discover new friendships and form business partnerships. It’s incredibly important for all authors, regardless of whether they’re traditionally or independently published, to get involved with their fellows in the writing community, shop at their local bookstores, and frequent their local libraries. These are the individuals and the institutions who will be your biggest support group.
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