46 minutes | Jun 6, 2015
#10 – How to use Meerkat and Periscope in your promotional plan
Today I discuss how to use Meerkat and Periscope apps in your promotional plan for authors. I shared my experiences as a watcher with the pioneers of live streaming on Twitter. I also discuss the downside of streaming. Luckily I did not compare the apps because it has already been done but I did give ideas to help authors get started with streaming on the apps. I mentioned several streamers and you will find them here: http://www.cloeysguides.com/LiveStreaming The key to a good stream is to give good content, of course, and to participate by answering questions. Show, teach, or demonstrate, or play a game. A watch party for your favorite TV show is good idea but only if you put the camera in front of the TV and participate in the conversation with your viewers on your tablet. There are so many ways to make the apps work for writers and authors and one tip that I shared in my show is that as an author you could use one of the apps to stream your free book promo. There are many things that you can do to make Streaming with Meerkat and Periscope work for Authors. After you stream email or give me a call and let me know how it worked out for you.
15 minutes | Apr 12, 2015
#9 – Metadata Whaaaat? What is it and why should I know about it Anyway?
Your book's Metadata is so important that I devoted an entire show to discuss it. I de-mystify metadata and show you how it can work for you. Want to promote your book while you sleep? Tools to check your keywords and search phrases: Keyword Tool: http://keywordtool.io/ google: https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner The app of the week is Microsoft OneNote: http://www.onenote.com/# I'll let you know when I start my meetups: My Live Twitter Event is at: http://twubs.com/CloeysGuides You will also be notified through email once you join my list. I have a gift for you when you join - 50 Book Bloggers to Jump Start Your Review Program. Join my email list at: http://www.cloeysguides.com/MailList
27 minutes | Apr 5, 2015
#8 – Seven Things That Are Working With Social Media Right Now
Today I talked about seven things that are working with social media. I discuss the types of posts that are getting the most shares and comments based upon suggestions by social media experts and my personal experience. The app of the week is IFTTT at www.ifttt.com Feel free to connect with me on Twitter, facebook, or leave me a message on the listener line.
54 minutes | Mar 29, 2015
#7 – 10 Ways A Book Blogger Can Help Promote Your Book
Today I share my story about how and why I became a book blogger and the future of my blog, Cloey's Book Reviews and Other Stuff. I share my thoughts about book bloggers and why we are important to be included in your promotional plan and give you ten reasons why. Book bloggers can and do help you to promote your ebook. Any positive conversation that focus on your book is valuable and a book blogger can place your book in front of his or her audience. I am also very excited about the information that I share in this episode because book bloggers can bring your promotions to the next level and I don't want you to miss out. My weekly live Twitter meetup has been cancelled two weeks in a row but I am working out my scheduling issues and will be back to my schedule soon. Listen, share, and feel free to ask questions
32 minutes | Mar 15, 2015
#6 – Writer’s Groups, Book-In-A-Box, Meerkat App
Today I discussed he pros and cons of joining a writer’s group and opened up a dialog for listeners to share their experience. I also shared my experience with Book-In-A-Box a service where writers and editors will write your book in your words and publish it for you. www.bookinabox.com The app of the week is Meerkat App which is a live steaming app that streams directly to your Twitter followers. www.meerkat.co Three things that are hot this week at Cloey's are writer's groups, Book-In-A-Box, and the Meerkat app. My Twubs Meetup schedule is Saturdays starting at 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST This is a live meetup to discuss and teach goal setting, personal improvement, self esteem, and peek performance. I believe that this is going to turn into something special so join the metope at www.twubs.com/cloeysguides.com This week’s challenge is to look at the various types of writer’s groups and if you are already a member of a group share your experience. Once you look at the groups available decide what you can bring to the group. The second challenge is to take a look at Meerkat. It’s a new app that I believe is going to be HOT. Listen to this episode for more details and leave your comments in the comment section of this show at www.cloeysguides.com A special shoutout went to: Minnie @Lahongrais Allan @AllenMcNutt J. Aaron @WritingPastels Una @UnaTiers Shawn @ShawnRose10 Paul @Crossderry Indie Creativity @Indie_Success #Books @Hashtag_Books
37 minutes | Mar 7, 2015
#5 – Kindle Scout – A Reader-Powered Publishing Service
Kindle Scout... Introducing Kindle Scout, the reader-powered publishing service, by amazon. Visit the site at www.kindlescout.com If you have an ebook that has never been released and is ready for publishing then Kindle Scout may be for you. As an author you can submit you book for consideration then readers will be able to nominate your book to be published. A new podcast show is in my queue... I recently subscribed to Dan Miller's 48 Days to The Work You Love podcast. A listener recommended the show so I listened to two episodes and subscribed for more. You can find it on iTunes or your favorite podcast app. Listen to the show to find out why I subscribed to the 48 Days podcast show. The app of the week isn't an app... I also talked about Twubs, a twitter service that can be used for live events. My new hashtag at Twubs is #CloeysGuides. I plan to host a weekly live meetup at Twubs to discuss empowerment, idea exchanges, goal setting, tips, tricks, and other life hacks to make our lives easier. Go to http://twubs.com/CloeysGuides and join me for live events. I'll email you my schedule so make sure that you are a member of my email list. This Week's Challenge... This weeks challenge is to take a look at Kindle Scout and let me know what you decide to do with it. Last week's challenge I would like to know how you've made out with last week's challenge so don't forget to call me or email me with your details. Thank you and ShoutOuts... A special shoutout goes to the following: @hashtag_books Minnie Lahongrais, author @Lahongrais Kasper Beaumont, Author @KasperBeaumont Allen McNutt @AllenMcNutt Any Questions? Have a question? Email me at cloeysguides at gmail.com and I'll answer you in an upcoming show. Thank you for listening without you there wouldn't be a podcast and I appreciate each and every one of you.
29 minutes | Mar 1, 2015
#4 – Four Easy Steps to Building A Following Using Twitter Basics
Twitter is an amazing platform to use when connecting with people. When someone sends you a mention, reply, or direct message, chances are you will receive it directly on your moble if you have notifications turned on. It's like receiving a text. Now imagine your ideal readers receiving a mention from you and chatting with you about your book? Instantly? Listen to the podcast to learn more about finding your ideal readers and best practices for building your following. This week I am sending a special thank you for the mentions and re-tweets to: Minnie Lahongrais, author @lahongrais J. Perry Kelly, author @TheSibylReborn @hashtag_books (thank you for making my post a favorite!) And thank you to all of the new followers on both @CloeyWorld and @CloeysGuides you're the BEST! Go visit these authors and show them your love by following them and getting to know them. Also make sure that you visit our FaceBook page and join the community by giving it your LIKE. Simply click the link on the left side bar of this blog and it will take you there. I created a companion video on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jpx6mJZSpw&feature=youtu.be This is my first video and - full disclosure - it has errors. I believe that even with the errors that you will clearly see, I still give you the basics that you need to do well with Twitter. Let me know if you want more like it (without errors and goofs) and I will create them to "show you how". You may need to copy and paste the link in your browser in order to see the video. Three apps that I shared this week are: Fake Followers by Social Bakers at http://www.socialbakers.com/twitter/fakefollowercheck/ I tested @CloeyWorld and got the following results: Suspicious 1%, Inactive 1%, Good 98% The second app that I used was Fakers by www.statuspeople.com I tested @CloeyWorld and got the following results: Fake 1%, Inactive 11%, Good 88% The third and final app that I would like to share with you is Unfollow. You can find it in the app store for the iPhone. I didn't see an android app but you can ask Andre at @spicyapps (on Twitter) if they have one. He hasn't tweeted since November 19, 2014 and it looks like he tweets updates as they occur but send him a tweet anyway - you never know who's listening. Last week I asked our listeners to look at author websites and social media accounts and to join a service, that looked interesting to them, then to start building a following. Let us know how you made
29 minutes | Feb 17, 2015
#3 – Five Places to Find Your Readers and One Place to Organize Them All
This week I discussed five places where you can go to find and connect with your ideal readers plus one place to connect them all. The five places that I discussed are: GoodReads FaceBook.com Twitter.com Craigslist Instagram The place to organize them all is your Author’s website A special thanks for the mentions and re-tweets on twitter to: Brian V. Menard, Author @Brianmcse Deborah McKinlay, Author @YourAuntLola Minnie Lahongrais, Author @Lahongrais J.K. Pitcairn, Author @themanicheans
24 minutes | Feb 12, 2015
#2 – 12 Steps You May Want to Consider Taking Before Releasing Your eBook
This week I discussed the 12 Steps that you may want to consider taking before releasing your ebook in this podcast show. I listed all of the steps and discussed in detail the importance of having a target market. Last week I recorded episode one where I introduced myself and let you know what I have planned for this podcast. Here is some of the feedback that I received: Thank you @AllenMcNutt, from Twitter, who said, “It takes courage to put yourself out there… You did great” your tweet means a lot to me. I would also like to give a special thank you for the show re-tweets on Twitter by: @GlennSoucy1 @nadlo82 @ggatcheson @Lahongrais @RamonaWray New this week… I have a listener voicemail and feedback line and you can leave a message 24/7 and I’ll answer you in an upcoming episode. I love reading books and helping others so feel free to contact me anytime. So, My question for today is… Is your eBook ready for promotion? The steps that you should consider are: 1. Who’s your target market? 2. Are you a member of a writer’s Group? 3. Do you have a Critique Partner? 4. Who edited your book? 5. How many Beta Readers do you really have? 6. Have you considered your final book edit? 7. Who did your Cover Art? 8. Does Your Book Blurb pop? 9. And what about Your Author’s Bio? 10. How many Advance Reader’s do you have lined up? 11. Do you have a marketing kit? 12. Are you ready for Reviews? This weeks challenge is to think about your target market and who you wrote your book for. Write your answer down on a piece of paper. Place the paper where you can see it every day. Then take 5 minutes per day when you have a quiet moment and write down all the places where you think that you will find your target market in person and online. If you already know your market and all of the places that you will find them then think about the list that I just mentioned. Which steps did you already complete? For those of you don’t have anything done yet don’t worry - we’ll cover everything that you need to know and beyond in this podcast. MailChimp www.mailchimp.com If you have any questions let me know in the comments section of this episode at www.cloeysguides.com or the listener comment and feedback line and I’ll make sure to cover it in a future show. We can also connect on Twitter @CloeyWorld just remember to turn on my notifications so that you don't miss anything and let me know that you are a listener and I’ll turn on your notification too
9 minutes | Feb 3, 2015
#1 – My Introduction
I introduced myself and let you know what I have planned for you with this podcast. I have been a book blogger and reviewer since 2012 and have read many books since I’ve become a book reviewer. Best sellers Not so much a best seller but good stories Some poorly written books published and self-published I wanted to give back to the writing community for keeping me stocked with books in my reader and I wanted to give back something that everyone benefit from. but the one thing that kept coming to my mind was that I’ve met many self published or indie authors and most of them are looking to get picked up by a publishing company. Authors that I met were looking for someone who will pay them for their book and take care of the marketing and promoting but the industry has changed. Authors are now responsible for assisting with marketing and promoting their books and in many instances they are responsible for 90% or more. But most people don't know how to promote their books. So I decided to help those who wants to know how to promote their books by providing tips and introducing industry professionals who can help you to get your book in front of your target market. My goal here at Cloey’s Guide To Promoting Your eBook is to teach you how to promote your ebook and introduce you to industry professionals who will bring your books to the next level. If you are an aspiring writer or a new author you will benefit from my content. If you are an author and your ebooks are not selling or your sales are very low you will beneit from my content as well. You are in the right place at the right time. I am inviting book editors publishers Agents Book club hosts Reviewers and Bloggers Book Tour Companies Cover Artists And many more What you can expect from me is tips that you can use today and guests who are knowledgeable in promoting and marketing ebooks. a. Tips and tricks and out of the box promotional ideas b. Business owner discussions and interviews c. Chats with people who are doing things right d. apps and software for writers. If you have any questions or anything that you want to learn about promoting or marketing your ebook let me know in the comment section of this episode and I’ll make sure to cover it in a future show. We can also connect on twitter @CloeyWorld just remember to turn on my notifications so that you don’t miss anything and let me know that you are a listener and I will turn on your notifications too if you want.