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diamondlifestyle

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 3:45 AM   in response to: irene2147 in response to: irene2147
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I've got three of you signed up already... anyone else?
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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 4:09 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Sign me up! Will get my details and answers through to you ASAP :)

Thanks!

salfordladsclub

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:13 AM   in response to: lendr in response to: lendr
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Hi Diamond,

Just visited your blog and read your advice for marketing page which I thought was great.

Can I ask a question- what advice would you give to someone who works full time in a very demanding job and, if they did all that, wouldn't have time to actually write anything?

In other words, if you had limited time, which things on your marketing list would you absolutely try to do as a priority.

Cheers Mark
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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:25 AM   in response to: salfordladsclub in response to: salfordladsclub
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I do work full time ;-)

The best results if you've got limited time seem to come from blogging. Facebook is only really useful for collecting your existing fans in one place. Twitter some people get lucky on, but for the most part I don't think it makes a huge difference. I do find, however, that I'm contacted via twitter most often by people who've read my books.

As I've advised another writer on here, a blog takes minimum input (say half an hour a week to write a post or two) and it will provide a platform where people can find you, and where you keep giving them new content and keep them coming back. Building up a blog following can, however, take years, it's definitely a long-term project, but I've seen it pay huge dividends.

Best marketing technique, hands down, is writing another book. Never let anything else get in the way of that.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:32 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Cheers- I knew you were going to say you worked full time! Gosh, well done re all that.

I've just gone on Shelfari btw- and discovered 50 odd people who have my books-do you advise leaving a brief message saying thanks etc or do you stay clear of that?

Same with goodreads- do you contact people who've written a good review or do you not engage (or does that only apply to the bad ones?)

Cheers Mark
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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 7:12 AM   in response to: irene2147 in response to: irene2147
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I would be really interested in doing an interview! Thanks!

jennifer.marko@live.ca

http://www.amazon.com/Loveless-ebook/dp/B0076R81GA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331734354&sr=8-1
diamondlifestyle

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:24 AM   in response to: salfordladsclub in response to: salfordladsclub
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I think on a reader's review forum such as goodreads it's nice to acknowledge positive reviews with something simple such as 'liking' it or leaving a short comment, I've yet to hear of a reader responding negatively to that on those forums, and it can generate a lot of goodwill that will help you.

and I'm afraid I can't see your handle without giggling - are you in any way affiliated with the Salford Ladies United Temperance Society (SLUTS) who march in the Manchester Pride parade every year?

(anyone who's not seen them, google them - they're hysterical. Quote of the century - "Mince: Noun not Verb").
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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:28 AM   in response to: jenjen87 in response to: jenjen87
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hi Jennifer, welcome aboard! have a look at the questions on my blog http://onlytruemagic.blogspot.com (tab at the top for author interviews) and drop me an email, instructions are on there.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 8:55 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Thanks diamond-really useful advice.

Re my handle-that made me laugh- it perhaps shows my age-and yours!

Tried to post a link but didn't work-google salford lads club images
diamondlifestyle

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:34 AM   in response to: salfordladsclub in response to: salfordladsclub
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I'll have you know I only recently turned 17 for the 11th time! (No I'm not 28, count again ;-) )

And I've checked you out...you look nothing like my Salford Ladies sigh
toonedelic

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 1:09 PM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Hi members of this most excellent idea of a circle, firstly can i congratulate you for union you have already made. My name is Darren Worrow, i have reviewed within the comics industry for some years now. When i did this at first i reviewed self-published material and therefore i set myself some boundaries, only choosing items i know i would enjoy and thus give good critic.

After while i had to review more mainstream comics and i was encouraged to review more harshly, which i did. Mainstream except this as life but i feel anyone bold enough to dive into the world of self publishing deserves a big medal and not (for want of better word) slagging off!

So i love the policy you have hear to inform and ask the author what avenue they would like to go down if you intend to give a bad review. I would always do that or else simply kindly refuse to review it.

So if anyone would like a review please send me your info, for i too have some ebooks to review. (search for moi, Darren Worrow) and let me know if you'd like to review mine (new to the world of novels you see and would love some feedback)

Look forward to hearing from, not just anyone...but YOU!

Cheers, hope to break into the circle, Darren.
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Posted: Mar 15, 2012 2:21 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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I've just published an interview with Rachael H Dixon, check it out!

http://onlytruemagic.blogspot.com/2012/03/author-interview-rachael-h-dixon.html
toonedelic

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Posted: Mar 15, 2012 9:15 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Hi, sorry for the completely irrelevant post, i seem to have managed to put the post in the wrong thread! Do'h, still, i'd do an interview if anyone now feels i'm sane enough for it!
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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 3:57 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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just published an interview with YA fantasy author Jack Murphy

http://onlytruemagic.blogspot.com/2012/03/author-interview-jack-murphy.html
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Posted: Mar 16, 2012 6:08 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Hey Diamond,

Some solid advice on your blog. I'd tend to agree with you on most of it - particularly concerning Facebook and Twitter.

I'll have answers over sometime today.

Thanks.
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