Category Archives: Social Media

On Marketing One’s Book: A Dialogue

Ahh, the dreaded “m” word: Marketing. For many authors and other self-employed artists, the word creates a feeling bordering on disgust. It might bring to mind pictures of overweight men in polyester suits, hair slicked back, hand out, shark-smile in … Continue reading

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Marketing a Book: Online vs. Real Time

While chatting with a friend this weekend she asked how my book sales were going. My second suspense novel, ‘Dark Circle,’ was recently released and a frenzy of promotional activity soon followed. While it’s easy to see how “real time” … Continue reading

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Pictures and Mysteries: SinCNE Announces Pinterest Site!

Social media for mystery authors can be a wonderful way to connect with readers. And one of the most enjoyable is Pinterest — but it might be one of the least used, so far, by authors. Yet it is fun … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Mystery Authors — Blogging

Talking about author blogs can go from the website to the blog, or from the Facebook/Twitter side to the blog. Let’s look at each. If you have, or are planning, an author website, you’re crafting an online drop-in location that’s … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Authors — Facebook, “Like a Pro”

I dearly love my personal Facebook page. Although I’m more private than many, it’s the place where I share photos from morning walks, tuck in scraps of research or poems, dream of characters, and most of all, connect with friends, … Continue reading

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Social Media for YA Mystery Authors — Twitter!

Yes, absolutely, if you’re not writing or reading young adult (YA) mysteries, stick with this post anyway for some quick intro information and tips on the simplest of the social media, Twitter. I hear two big reasons for people not … Continue reading

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Linda Barnes Interview

Linda Barnes, one of New England’s most celebrated mystery writers, author of four Michael Spraggue novels and twelve Carlotta Carlyle novels, has kindly agreed to talk to us about her newest novel, The Perfect Ghost. Welcome, Linda. Nancy: After your … Continue reading

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