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You Mean Some People PAY for Social Media Promotions?

There is a common misconception that social media is free or that it is easy to do because you just need to post compelling content, and then new fans and customers will naturally find you, follow you, and automatically buy your book or service. Easy peasy, right? After all, your 14-year-old niece has 10,000 followers

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LinkedIn for Writers

In the same way that auditioning is part of the job for actors, self-promotion is important for writers. It’s a great way to make vital connections and keep your name out there. Networking is a powerful tool for anyone who is creative, an author, or a business leader. One of the best tools you can

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In a Writing Slump? Try a Little Exercise!

You’ve heard the jokes about having a “writer’s body.” Maybe you’ve made them yourself. It’s not about weight. Instead, it’s usually about our fitness and health. We’re sedentary as a rule, and there are dozens of studies out there that show that a sedentary lifestyle can be damaging to our health. It’s so easy to

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Why the Twitter Writing Community Might Make You Love It Again

Many authors from the Twitter writing community have spoken about their love/hate relationship with Twitter. We all know it can be a toxic place. There are trolls in every Twitter cave, and conspiracy theories abound. Everyone is canceled, then celebrated, then canceled again. We all know the pitfalls, and yet…  Like any well-written fantasy, the

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Are You Ready to Be Zoom-Sational?

How to Get Ready for Your Virtual Panel, Interview or Online Event The pandemic means that many of us are turning on our computer cameras to do online conferences, media interviews, and other online events using Zoom. The same goes for other platforms like StreamYard, Skype, or maybe even the old schoolers still on Google

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The Guide to TikTok for Authors—is this platform for you?

Okay, let’s have a brief chat about TikTok. TikTok is a social media platform for short-form video content. You load videos, preferably of dancing, and see what kind of fame you can achieve. Does the world need more dancing authors? Could be! Let’s explore TikTok for authors and see if this is right for you.

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Do the Side Hustle: What Are the Best Side Hustles for Writers?

How to Augment Your Income and Influence as a Writer In today’s gig economy, many writers want a side hustle to supplement their income. Or in some cases, it’s more about the value of networking and expanding one’s influence in the writing community. Either way, if you’re looking for ways to support your creative pursuits,

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Event Horizon: Mastering Author Events in a Digital Age

Workshop Presented for the Future of Publishing Online Conference As digital advancements in AI, robotics, and digital media saturate our lives, the natural human tendency will be to seek out and embrace humanity. As this happens, authors poised to present at events will have an advantage not only over technology, but authors who aren’t embracing

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Black Château Announces Strategic Alignment with the Kauai Writers Conference

Celebrating its ten-year anniversary, the Kauai Writers Conference offers an exceptional experience with an array of authors and experts in November of 2024. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kauai, HI – Black Château, a leading marketing and public relations firm specializing in promoting authors and literary events, announces its alignment with the 2024 Kauai Writers Conference. Scheduled

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