by Sarah Hamaker, reluctant marketer

With the start of a new year, our thoughts naturally turn to what we’ll accomplish in the 12 months of 2017. But if we don’t have a plan or idea of where we want to go, we’ll spend more time floundering and less time making progress. Top of your list of plans should be one that details what you’ll do for marketing. Read More →

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Darlene Franklin

Darlene Franklin

Hello, it’s Darlene Franklin (http://darlenefranklinwrites.com/) again! I enter the marketing arena with some fear and trembling, since I sit at the knees of people are masters of the craft, such as my publisher, Cindy Hickey. But I also know that I do more social media marketing than many other indie published authors. So . . .I share what I’ve learned by trial and error. Something is working right.

A popular and fun use of Facebook is a “party.” I’m not discussing how to hold the party today, but what next? How can you utilize the momentum from the party? Read More →

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Hello from Colorado. Davalynn  Spencer, here, and so happy to introduce our pro today, Loree Lough.

Loree, how many books do you have published?

I have 105 (four more releasing between July 2016 and November 2017).

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by Sarah Hamaker, reluctant marketer

Articles can be a fantastic marketing tool for writers. After all, writers are passionate and articulate about our subjects, which can translate well into shorter pieces for blogs, magazines, newspapers and other forums, both online and in print. Read More →

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Davalynn Spencer here in summertime Colorado. I’m happy to welcome prolific author Marion Stroud this week for an encore visit with a few great tips for marketing our books.

Welcome Marion! How many books do you have published and what are a few of your latest titles?

I have published 26 books in all, most recently Dear God It’s Me and It’s Urgent and It’s Just You and Me Lord. These two books of conversational prayers for women  are published in the US by Discovery House and in the UK and other parts of the world by Monarch Publishers, an Imprint of Lion Hudson.

You were last featured on the CAN blog in 2012. What are the chief lessons you’ve learned about the writing life since then?

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