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How Authors Can Use Social Media to Save Time and Money

February 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

colored books on white backgroundIt was such an honor to speak at the Women’s National Book Association’s BookWoman Day in Los Angeles.

I was so inspired by the panelists who shared their information to help authors become successful in the ever-changing publishing marketplace.

If you missed the day, I have good news for you. I shared some of my best secrets with the group that I usually cover in a full day bootcamp which costs thousands of dollars. Now you’ll have the opportunity to learn these tips while saving $200!

Many of the authors expressed concern about how much time social media would take up and wanted to know what the next steps were. How could they use social media to become a bestselling author? How can they gain media attention through social media?

I know how very precious time is, especially for writers. We need to focus on making sure our manuscripts and book proposals are nothing short of perfect. We have the one moment to capture the attention of an editor or agent. Having the stress of tweeting, using Facebook, creating custom pages just wasn’t viable for many of the attendees.

As a result, I have offered registrants a $200 discount off of my Social Media 101 private coaching sessions. This will not only give you precious time but it will save you money that you can put towards creating a great book cover, going out to dinner, or just putting it in the bank. I’m extending this special offer through March 4th to those writers who didn’t have the opportunity to come to Los Angeles.

More time for you equals more time for writing.

More tips and social media secrets from me equals building a bigger platform faster and becoming a social media superstar.

At the recent Social Media Week in Los Angeles, the introduction of social media was compared to the introduction of black and white TV. It’s powerful and it’s here to stay. I know what it’s like to be an author who needs to build a platform. I was able to successfully use social media to extend the shelf life of my book as a bestseller and I can help do the same for you.

To take advantage of this offer, click here and we’ll schedule your session. But hurry. This offer expires on Friday, March 4th at 6pm/PST.


Social Media for Authors at LA BookWoman Day

February 20, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

WNBAlogoThere’s an amazing day scheduled for Los Angeles authors on Saturday, February 26, 2011 and you’re invited to attend.

LA BookWoman day is hosted by the Los Angeles chapter of the Women’s National Book Association. You’ll have the opportunity to meet agents, producers, and learn how to get published.

I’ll be there as a panelist to teach authors on how I used social media to not only help my first book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating become a bestseller on it’s launch date, but to extend it’s shelf life as a best-seller continuously for two years! My book helped catapult my career as a well-respected expert in my field, where I have now reached millions through media and speaking opportunities. I’m excited to share my tips with other authors on this fact-filled day.

I’ll be joined by Michelle Gilstrap, Ruth Klein, Teresa Moore, Jovita Jenkins, Julia Drake, and Joan Jackson in an all-day workshop. We’ll be talking about Facebook, Twitter, web interviews, TV interviews, how to pitch an agent, e books and more.

Click here to view the flyer>>>

Click here to sign up>>>

Is Twitter Essential for Your Business?

February 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Julie Spira with Lisa Johnson Mandell, host of This Week in Careers on Twitter and business.

How to Get Your Facebook Email Address

January 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

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Facebook has been slowly rolling out their custom email program, which was by invitation only. Yesterday, I finally was able to access their page to create my personalized email address of juliespira@facebook.com. I urge you to claim your name as soon as you can to protect your personal brand.

Here’s what you need to do.

1. Visit facebook.com/about/messages. A window will appear where your custom facebook url will be seen along with @facebook.com. Go and activate your optional email address.

2. Decide on your privacy settings.

3. Decide whether you want to accept text messages. You can change your settings later on.

If you are unable to automatically receive your personalized facebook email address, make sure you request an invitation to do so.

4. Take the time to read through your inbox and customize your look and feel.

5. Send an email to yourself at your new facebook email address to confirm that it works.

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Using Social Media to Create Brand Loyalty

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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It was an honor to be a featured speaker at the 8th Annual Internet Dating Conference in Miami Beach.

My presentation, Dating 2.0: Using Social Media to Create Brand Loyalty shows examples of how online dating sites are successfully using social media. For more information on how Social Media and More can help your brand become more social, contact us at SocialMediaMore.com/contact

Amazon Wants You to Like Them

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

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In an attempt to be more social media friendly to authors, Amazon has just added their own “like” button, very much similar to the Facebook like button.

As a published author and one who teaches social media marketing for authors, I’m trained to refresh my Amazon page daily to see if there are new reviews or the current status of my rank.

Today I was greeted with the like button close to the title of my book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating. Naturally, I decided to like myself.  In addition to video reviews, author blogs, and the ability to post your own book trailer on your author page, Amazon does a great job keeping the social in social media.

In time we’ll see if would-be reviewers and book lovers decide to click the like button instead of taking the time to review your book. As this is a new feature, don’t worry if the amount of likes fits on one hand only.

Naturally if you’re reading this post, I hope you take the time to like it as well.


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