Austenesque Extravaganza Twitter Party: Hurricane Edition

Please join me (@JenniferBecton) and these other amazing Jane Austen sequel writers Mary Simonsen @MarySimonsen Lewis Whelchel @lewiswhelchel Karen M. Cox @KarenMCox1932 Abigail Reynolds @abigailreynolds for an Austenesque Twitter Party! Sunday August 28th 4:00 Eastern Standard Time We’ll be talking Austen, books, and probably hurricanes! Use the hashtag #austenesque to participate. And consider using the […]

Risking Your Money

A recurring theme of this blog has been risk-taking because, well, writing and self-publishing a book is a big risk. When you put a book on the market, you put your very self in danger. You are opening yourself to public critique and criticism the likes of which most professions never see. But wait! As […]

Online Book Marketing: the Blogosphere

I did not want to do a blog–ever–but I was told that it was a vital part of one’s online presence, so here I am yakking away and enjoying it. It is true; a blog or active website is a big part of social media marketing. It’s kind of a chain: Twitter and Facebook lead […]

Online Book Marketing: Twitter

What the heck is Twitter? I had no idea what it was until last year either, so don’t feel bad. Twitter is the most powerful marketing and outreach tool currently in a writer’s online marketing toolbox. Think of Twitter as text messaging or emailing everyone you know at the same time in public. This doesn’t […]

Online Book Marketing: An Overview

Face it. The world has changed. Social media marketing has become a wonderful tool for spreading the word about everything from books to yogurt. But how does one use it to the best advantage? The first step is understanding what social media is and what it is not. Let’s take each word individually as defined […]