#Writers Tips for Authors and Bloggers – Book Launching, #Twitter Tips, Editing Your Manuscript

Tips for Writers



My last Writer’s Tips post for 2018 offers some resourceful sites on bookmarketing, book trailer making, book launching, book editing and Twitter tips for authors – everything bookish! I hope there’s something for everyone here.



How today’s authors are launching their books, on the blog of Anne R. Allen

New Book Marketing: The Bad Girl’s List for Book Launch Success


Twitter tips and what you may be doing wrong with Twitter by Rachel Thompson, featured at the blog of Anne R. Allen

What You’re Doing Wrong on Twitter and How to Make It Right


How to edit your manuscript by editor Jeri Walker



A new type of presentation better than Power Point – Microsoft Sway and what’s it all about? Jacqui Murray has the scoop for us



And last but not least, here’s a great rundown on how to use Lumen to make your own book trailers at Indies Unlimited


Make Free Book Trailers with Lumen5


Have any of you used any of these apps or methods? Feel free to share your experience in comments.

36 thoughts on “#Writers Tips for Authors and Bloggers – Book Launching, #Twitter Tips, Editing Your Manuscript

  1. Ooh, lots of good stuff here. I love Jacqui’s blog, and she always has good intel for us! Thanks for compiling this list of tips. Always happy to hear about a new tip! πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas


    1. Happy to help Kate. I read so many newsletters and save the ones I think will help out my writer friends most. πŸ™‚ And wishing you a beautiful Christmas too! πŸ™‚


  2. Thanks for the links, Debby. I found the Twitter article very interesting, especially because I see so many authors ‘spamming’ their own books on Twitter.
    Loving the new blog look and layout.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    Christmas hugs,
    Hugh πŸŽ…


  3. Thanks for good tips. I’ve read Jeri and Rachel’s excellent pieces. I’ve experimented enough to know that on twitter, I might get many shares but that rarely leads to many reads–depending on the topic, of course, but the ratio of reading to liking and sharing is low. I also don’t get much action on LinkedIn, but then I don’t put much energy there. I do the best by far on Facebook and have a growing response to my author page and what I post there. I also do well with finding new readers when I post articles at well-read sites.

    My writing focus now is on preparing for cochlear implant surgery and learning to hear again–while preparing for a May weekend workshop. Both give me grist for the blog mill, but I hope the workshop will bring more focus on a larger project. Sometimes life has a mind of its own, as this surgery pulling me in one direction and the workshop in another. As always, I’ll see what happens next and keep writing.


    1. So true Elaine, we never know where are our intentions will lead us. And I’m with you on social media, certain avenues work better for some and not others. Facebook is where my most engagement is too. πŸ™‚


  4. Thank you for these tips and links, Debby. You are right, something for everyone. And, a few things for me, so I have bookmarked this page and will read through some of the articles soon! I’m especially curious about the self-editing, Twitter and book trailer articles. Have a wonderful weekend!


  5. A nice roundup as usual, Debby. Thank you.
    I have used Lumen 5 and have been meaning to try Microsoft Sway since I read about it on Jacqui’s blog. Thanks for the reminder.


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