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Comment Moderation on Your Author Platform Blog

November 29, 2021

In my earlier post relating to Website and Blog Maintenance, I highlighted the importance of keeping on top of post comments. Today, we explore comment moderation in more depth. Firstly, it is important to highlight the need to respond to comments whenever you can. Engaging with your followers and visitors is a very important part …

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Broken Links: How to Prevent Them Damaging Your Author Platform

November 22, 2021

Do you ever find yourself reading an article on the internet, clicking on a link to a related article or product and then finding that you end up on a page that says “oops we can’t find that page”? Isn’t it frustrating? That’s how your visitors to your site will feel if they click on …

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Rebranding your Author Platform

Rebranding Your Author Platform

November 15, 2021

Your author platform is your shop window to the world and therefore, should showcase who you are and why people should be interested in what you write and/or sell. Your platform should reflect your personality and draw people in. All too often, people set up their author platforms and then just leave it, simply adding …

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Lead Magnet Ideas for Authors

March 29, 2021

Following on from last week’s blog post on email list building, I am going to suggest some lead magnet ideas for authors. This post was inspired by Emily Judds on Instagram (@emilyjuddswrites) who commented on my Instagram post saying that she doesn’t know “what to send to people”. In my post “Should I Have a …

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Fantastic Tools for an Author Platform – My Top 12

February 22, 2021

Are you just setting up your author platform? Or have you got an established platform but aren’t sure whether or not you’re using the best tools for the job? In this post, I share with you my top 12 fantastic tools for an author platform that I use on a very regular basis to make …

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Website and Blog Maintenance

November 23, 2020

It’s great to get your author platform up and running but it is not a “set it and leave it” service. Regular website and blog maintenance is essential in keeping your author platform working well for you. Just like your car, it needs regular checks and servicing. Some of these tasks need to be done …

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Book Reviews and Writing Updates

The Shadow at the Door by Tim Weaver (and Norris the Bookworm Gnome)

The Shadow at the Door by Tim Weaver

December 2, 2021

My latest read is a book I’ve been super keen to get my hands on from the moment Tim announced it was coming! I love Tim’s books and the David Raker stories are gripping. I dragged my children all over town trying to track down The Shadow at the Door and eventually had to order …

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The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

November 24, 2021

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman was one of those books that everyone in the book world seemed to be talking about for quite a while. I’d had it on my list of books to get hold of for what seemed like an age before I actually purchased it. I was however, really looking …

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Night Music by Jojo Moyes

Night Music by Jojo Moyes

November 17, 2021

My book reviews posts are back after an extended break, and I start with the latest book I have finished reading, which was Night Music by Jojo Moyes. I’d grabbed this one when I saw it on sale in my local supermarket. Despite it being first published back in 2008, it’s one I’d not read, …

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