Book Bloggers and Reviewers

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I am a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. I am also a member of their blogging team. At the end of last year I was invited to launch a new monthly blogging series on the RNA blog interviewing book bloggers and reviewers.

The latest in the series went live earlier this week and I am attaching a link below so you can take a look.

http://romanticnovelistsassociationblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/book-bloggers-and-reviewers-anne.html

My guest was Anne Williams from Being Anne http://beinganne.com

Book bloggers are a vital part of the world of books and Anne was a fab guest, giving us an interesting insight into her life as a book blogger.

 

Play Nicely

When you are running a business as an author your reputation is everything. A good reputation is a hard thing to achieve and an all too easy thing to lose. Here are my rules for using social media:-

Never go anywhere near Twitter or Facebook when drunk.

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Never give in to the temptation to hit back at someone who has hurt you.

Never Tweet or Post when you are feeling cranky – the result is not going to be pretty.

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Always be polite.

Try to thank people for their RTs individually if possible. If you belong to a tweet group you should post a thank you to the group at large.

Remember you are your brand so self edit before you post.

Try to pay good things forward wherever possible.

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Never respond to criticism by trying to defend yourself.

Don’t post a reply to bad reviews. Take them on the chin and move on.

Don’t take yourself or others too seriously – social media is meant to be fun.

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