blogging

Keyword Research Resources – How to Increase Blog Traffic Using Keywords

Guest Expert: Shelley Hitz Are you using keyword research resources to help your blog gain visibility in the search engines? If not, you could potentially be missing out on a lot of free traffic from the search engines. And if you have a blog, you are most likely looking for ways…

Q&A: How to Make your Author Blog Work for You

Our 18th May webinar on How to Make your Author Blog Work for You was interesting and packed with great info. Our panel consisted of Laurel Marshfield (professional writer, ghostwriter, and developmental editor at Blue Horizon Communications), Teresa Morrow (owner Key Book Promotions, keybookpromotions.com) and Joel Friedlander (proprietor of Marin…

Marketing by Creating an Online Blog Community

Guest: Bethany Ramos Published and unpublished authors alike need to have one discernible skill to stand out in a sea of competition: the ability to market themselves. If you are a new author hoping to make a break into the publishing industry, you can take the first step in the…

Ten Reasons Why You Should be Blogging

Ten Reasons Why You Should be Blogging

Guest Expert: Penny C. Sansevieri With all the Tweeting, Facebook Liking, and LinkedIn connecting going on, it’s easy to forget about blogging and finding the time to do so. Blogging, however, can be extremely useful for more reasons than just populating your website with content (although that’s important too). Let’s…

Can Blogging Really Be an Author’s Best Friend? :: The Writerly Art of “Pollination”

Can Blogging Really Be an Author’s Best Friend? :: The Writerly Art of “Pollination”

Guest Expert: Laurel Marshfield On Earth Day this year, Friday, April 22, I found myself reading a book about beekeeping, appropriately enough — given that bees pollinate flowers and, as a result, make the Earth fruitful. And so, that book (A Book of Bees by Sue Hubbell – pictured in…

Book Marketing Mondays: Authors & Marketers: The 5 Most Asked Questions Answered

Guest Expert: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen Throughout the year, I have had many opportunities to submit and host interviews. Some have been author focused…others have been market focused…and yet, my favorite is a blend. Perhaps it’s time not to consider both as separate. Wouldn’t your life be a lot easier if you…

TGIF Book Marketing Tips: How to Become a Powerhouse Blogger in just 15 Minutes!

Guest Expert: Penny C. Sansevieri We hear it all the time: “Do you have a blog?” and maybe you do, or maybe you’ve thought of it and haven’t been ready to take the plunge. The biggest complaint I hear is that it takes too much time and authors don’t know…

Mid-Week Book Marketing Tips: How to Write a Popular Writing Blog

Mid-Week Book Marketing Tips: How to Write a Popular Writing Blog

Guest Expert: Lexi Revellian I’ve been blogging for over three years using Blogger. My blog is a writing one, with a 4/10 Google ranking, and I want to share with you my ideas about what makes a blog popular. You may not agree…which is fine. Every blog is different. Blogging…

Mid-Week Book Marketing Tips: Write Posts That Soar Above Cemeteries of the “UnRead”

Mid-Week Book Marketing Tips: Write Posts That Soar Above Cemeteries of the “UnRead”

Guest Expert: Aggie Villanueva If your blog post doesn’t grab immediate attention it’s doomed to a plot in the cemetery of the dreaded unread. Here’s 5 tips that will keep your posts from being buried alive. It’s important to use at least one intriguing photo with each post, such as…

Book Marketing Mondays: How to be a successful blogger: Really Love Thy Neighbour

Guest Expert: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen The characteristics of a successful blogger are not too far off from the attributes as being an excellent teacher. I taught school for 20 years and swimming for 5 years before that. Classroom management was my strong suit…and the fact that I loved my students, they…

Book Marketing Mondays: The Single Best Marketing Tool for an Author

Guest Expert: C. Patrick Schulze In my last article for Bookbuzzr, I discussed the need to identify your niche market, those people who might purchase your book. Today, we’re going to discuss one of the major tools you use to market to those potential customers, your blog. If you’re unfamiliar…

Book Marketing Mondays: Blogging – The BEST Post

Guest Expert: Jo-Anne Vandermeulen Compare writing the best post to an elevator pitch—amazing content with impressive presentation in concise format. Cyberspace is filled with competitive blogs. Attracting viewers and increasing traffic to your site can be challenging….but, it doesn’t have to be. You can *conquer all obstacles*…increase the traffic….plus, have…

TGIF Book Marketing Tips: 3 Key Elements to Super Charge your Blogging

Guest Expert: Teresa Morrow Blogging has become one of the must haves in any author’s marketing arsenal to gain more exposure for your book. A blog reveals great tangible benefits, such as increased search engine traffic, for an author to help increase the marketing around the subject of their book. In…

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