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
By now you’ve likely logged onto Facebook and noticed the changes. Announced back in 2019, the social media site’s F5 update is no longer an option. It’s here and we have to deal with it. It’s certainly confusing, looks a bit like Twitter and hasn’t exactly been well-received. That said, there are a few cool
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.
You probably already know that one of the most trusted and effective types of marketing is reviews. Think about it: When you want to find a restaurant, you peruse the reviews on Yelp first, or maybe ask friends on Facebook for a recommendation. You do this because you trust others’ opinions more than a popup ad or
I don’t watch much cable TV any more. With all the streaming content available and the ability to subscribe directly to channels and shows I like, I gave up my relationship with cable a long time ago. Imagine my reaction when I was forced to flip through cable channels while staying in a hotel recently. Channel
Black Château Authors Sign Books for Celebrities and Influencers at Exclusive DPA Pre-Emmy Event in Hollywood Authors Chester L. Richards and Mark J. Rose were on-hand to sign books during a two-day celebrity event prior to the Emmy Awards. The Pre-Emmy gifting event was presented by DPA, a firm headed by Nathalie Dubois, and held
Author Branding Done with Authenticity, Fun and a Flashback to the 80s Black Château’s strategy for author branding means uncovering the personality behind the writing. This case study shows how that was done for an author who has a fun yet down-to-Earth personality. He also has a love for the 1980s, and his book series
Break these Genre Rules at Your Own Risk How important is identifying your genre? Authors who are ambiguous in identifying their genre, or don’t do it correctly, can run into problems when pitching their manuscript to an agent or publisher. We’re here to nip that in the bud and keep you from breaking genre rules.
Put on the Brakes! You Mean there Are Word Count Limits? Just like speed limits, there are word count publishing standards. Go too fast down that freeway, and you’re breaking the speed limit. If you’re too slow, then you are under the limit which can also be hazardous. Most signs along your writing journey recommend
Black Château is listed among the top 20 digital marketing agencies in Los Angeles: DesignRush Top 20 Digital Marketing Agencies for 2021. The list is curated by DesignRush, which is an online marketplace that helps people find and compare the most qualified professionals and agencies from marketing, branding, website design, and app development services. After