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Angela Booth
Sydney
I'm a professional copywriter, writing teacher, author and tech journalist.
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Marketing for writers: “free” advertising Yes, there is “free” advertising, as I show you in Social Media Copywriting And Graphics — Get Attention And Sell More. However, you’ll be spending time and energy rather than money. We’ve talked about “free”.... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 hours ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
If you’ve got a blog which you’re using for book marketing, be aware that Pinterest is a great source of traffic. You may find, as many authors do, that Pinterest sends you more traffic than Google. If you’re just getting... Continue reading
Reblogged yesterday at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Did you stop writing over Christmas and New Year? That’s OK. You’ll be fine. We’ll look at some tips to help you to get back into a routine. Years ago, when my major income came from magazine writing, I’d goof... Continue reading
Reblogged 2 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing fiction: why edit your own novel? Writing a novel involves two primary processes: writing, and editing. The process of editing your fiction is just as important as the process of writing it. (Perhaps I should call an author’s edits,... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A tip for social media promotions: batch create, and schedule your social media content to save time The biggest complaint I hear about social media is that it takes too much time. Yes, it can be a real time-sink if... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing programs which are available now Let’s look at what’s available right now. Writing programs you can begin immediately Social Media Copywriting And Graphics: Get Attention And Sell More is our newest program. It’s on prelaunch until January 20. I’ll... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 8, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Are you using Amazon ads (AMS)? If you haven’t logged into your account recently, you’ll get a surprise when you do. There’s a new Campaign Manager dashboard, and other changes. Amazon ads: the changes in a nutshell Check the top... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 8, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Confused about Twitter? Think of it as a way of having a conversation… with everyone on the planet. Naturally, this makes Twitter perfect for book marketing. I adore Twitter. It’s hard to believe that I’ve been tweeting since 2007. I... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 7, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Want to sell more in 2019? For many writers and authors, that’s their primary primary goal, and today, social media networks offer huge opportunities to sell. You can reach any one on the planet who’s likely to buy from you... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 5, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Plotting and place: everything happens somewhere Unlike a playwright, or a movie director, novelists don’t have to worry about a budget. They can set their scenes anywhere their imagination takes them — on a lonely island in the Pacific, or... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 4, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I’ve discovered that if I want to remember something, I need to write it down. Physically, with a pen. On paper. Otherwise my gaze skims my digital To Do list. I forget things, and mark projects as done when there... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 3, 2019 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
When you write to sell, short projects are fun (and profitable) You may know that I’m a keen short fiction writer; I adore writing serials, for example. In 2019, I’ll be creating more short projects — if you’d like to... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 29, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing more: habits, time, and enthusiasm Unfortunately, writing more longterm isn’t just a matter of clearing time in your schedule. If it were simple, you would be doing it already. To write more, consider: Your current daily habits: do you... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 27, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday break, and that Santa was generous. Just a quick reminder about our current coaching and mentoring offerings which will be closing soon… Book coaching: kick your publishing business into high gear Wherever you... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 25, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Fiction writing: draw readers into the story’s world I’ve been thinking about setting a lot lately, because characters not only develop from their setting, they also reflect it. When I’m working with an author, and suggest that he builds up... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 19, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Book marketing: time, energy, and money You need time to promote your books, as well as the enthusiasm for it — and the money, today. So I’m always looking for easy, fast, and low-cost marketing strategies for my students, and... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 18, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Boost your self-publishing business with novellas and series Last week a coaching client and I were going over her proposed publishing schedule for 2019. She suddenly said: “I’ve no idea what’s happening these days. Novels that I’m sure will sell... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 16, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Looking for information for writers that you can use? Here’s what I’ve found valuable this week — you may find a nugget or two here as well. Great stuff for writers… The problem with the web is that there’s just... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 14, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Self-publishing: slimmer margins, more work Pay to play means slimmer margins for authors who now have to advertise, or forgo sales. Russell Blake has an excellent post on Amazon’s changes, and on advertising: Amazon has taken real estate on their... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 12, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Writing fiction: it’s about the (story) people When we read fiction, we’re interested in the people. As we said in this post on creating characters which sell: … your characters sell. NO ONE cares about your plot, until they care... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 11, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
It’s that time of the year again — time for the Merry Christmas Bundle. As always, in this year’s package you’ll find several programs, any one of which could transform your fortunes and your writing. The Merry Christmas Bundle: three... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 7, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
There must be something in the air. Over the past couple of months, my students’ biggest challenges have involved creativity — or rather, a lack of it. One student couldn’t start his new novel. Another despaired because he’s writing a... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 6, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
A couple of weeks ago a reader asked: “How do I promote my older books without spending money on advertising?” Great question. Self-publishing? Your books are available as long as you choose One of the benefits of self-publishing is that... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 5, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
Self-publishing challenges yes, but authors are still doing very well In October, the latest Amazon kerfuffle hit, with some books no longer being visible to buyers in certain countries. Fingers crossed, that little disaster seems over, but if you’re a... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 2, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog
At this time of year book marketing is a challenge, because everyone’s trying to get a slice of the massive holiday spending. We talked about publishing short stories to boost holiday sales, which will help you. Now let’s look at... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 29, 2018 at Angela Booth's Writing Blog