Posts Tagged: social media

Exponential growth, shampoo, and word of mouth! (And another opportunity for a copy of Release Me!)


I’m over at Wicked Lil Pixie Reviews today talking about social media and word of mouth and one of my favorite commercials from the eighties.  Most importantly, I’m saying a big thank you to readers who’ve been spreading the word about Release Me.  And giving away another copy of the book! So come on by for… Read more »

3-2-1 Contact! Or, vetting your website to reach your audience!


I’m blog touring today, and I’m thrilled to have author (and martial arts instructor…cool!) Stephen L. Brayton guest blogging today, and talking about making contact with readers through social media. We all understand, or should understand, how social networking is essential to marketing and eventually, producing sales. We also understand the problem of spam, Internet… Read more »

How to use lists to organize and navigate Twitter


Let’s face it: Twitter can be daunting. Especially if you follow a lot of people. Maybe you’re an author and follow other writers, fans, publishers, agents, celebrities, whoever. Maybe you just enjoy the conversation on Twitter and so you follow a bunch of different folks from celebrities to local businesses to family members. Whether you… Read more »

Twitter for Newbies (Part 1: Set-up, Following, Tweeting and Responding)


I recently set up a Twitter list for a group of traditionally published authors (myself included) who are selling new and backlist copy in digital format. (You can find us at – come on, follow along! You may find an author you love!) In the process, I learned that Twitter is a confusing little birdie… Read more »

Getting Set Up: Demystifying Goodreads, Part 1


Woot! I did it. My J. Kenner name now has a Goodreads profile! Now, the fact is that I’ve already had profiles for Julie Kenner and J.K. Beck … I think. But I’m not entirely sure how they came to be, and I never quite figured out what to do with them (the J.K. Beck… Read more »

Facebook, I *almost* love you

Those who’ve followed me across cyberspace for awhile know that I’ve had a love/hate relationship going with Facebook. I love how it allows you to connect with people, especially with readers! Getting snail mail is awesome, but nothing beats quick connections. But I’ve had my issues. The 5000 friend limit is just a pain. The… Read more »

Creating a hashtag column in HootSuite

This is a technical post for the benefit of my fellow students in Kristen Lamb’s social media class (which, by the way, I’m highly recommending!), but obviously I hope that anyone who’s lost in Hoot Suite (an app that I absolutely love) will find this helpful. Several folks have posted on twitter and on our… Read more »