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We’ve Got Your Back: Lisa Gardner and Daniel Palmer on ITW’s Author Services Committee

The notion of “We’ve got your back” has its origins in warfare, where soldiers watch out for their buddies to make sure they won’t be attacked from behind. WWI fighter pilots referred to a pilot’s rear as the six o’clock position, and now “We’ve got your six” is ubiquitous in the military, highlighting the loyalty and cooperation found in military culture.

If you’re a thriller author at any stage of your career, you’ll be pleased to know that International Thriller Writers “has got your back.”

Stepping out into the modern world of commercial fiction with your new novel can be daunting, intimidating, and confusing. Enter ITW’s Author Services Committee. One part of Author Services is the Debut Author Program, which focuses specifically on helping first-time novelists begin their publication journey. But the committee is also expanding to provide ongoing career and craft support for authors at all stages of the publishing lifecycle.

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Comma Sense: What Makes a Good Agent?

This is the place for all those embarrassing questions.

About the business of publishing, about the business of writing, about the business.

Send your embarrassing question to the W2T Editor, and The Great Comma Sense will answer all for you!

What Makes a Good Agent?

Dear Comma Sense:  What is a good agent?  What does one do, what should I expect?  Is it okay for me to call my agent, or should I wait for them to call me?  Help, I have so much to learn on this subject. 

Sincerely,  Dazed and Confused.

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Build Your Facebook Author Page in Five Easy Steps

 

With nearly 2.5 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the largest social network – and one of the most popular marketing platforms for authors. Given its demographic and geographic breadth, I’d argue that having a Facebook page is a must when your goal is to promote yourself and your books.

Many of us already have personal Facebook pages, but don’t be tempted to fall back on yours when it comes time to market your writing. A Facebook page that’s expressly created for a public figure behaves differently than a personal page, and that’s important when it comes to activities like tagging and collecting follows and likes.

What follows is a guide to establishing and developing your Facebook author page.

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Highlights from Write2Thrill’s First Thriller Roundtable Discussions

Thriller Roundtable LogoThis discussion took place on November 1, 2020, on the W2T Facebook Page.

The Topic was “How Will the Outcome of the 2020 Presidential Election Change Thrillers?”

The discussion was wide ranging, from the Presidency, to the Pandemic, to Diversity in Thrillers and characters getting edgier.

Read on for a glimpse of the genre’s future!

 

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Book Booster: 10 Ways Authors Can Use Insta

This is the inaugural Book Booster Column on Digital Tools for Writing, Publishing, and Marketing.

Brought to us by ITW Author  and digital marketing expert Tessa Wegert.

Check back here every month for a new Book Booster column!

10 Ways Authors Can Use Insta

Like Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has become a valuable marketing tool for authors. As a visual platform with upwards of a billion active monthly users, it has the potential to increase awareness of your books, generate excitement about upcoming events, and even boost sales. [Read more…]

Comma Sense: Show Me the Numbers

This is the place for all those embarrassing questions.

About the business of publishing, about the business of writing, about the business.

Send your embarrassing question to the W2T Editor, and The Great Comma Sense will answer all for you!

 

Show Me The Numbers

Dear Comma Sense:

Sales seems to be a taboo topic and one with little transparency. Just how accurate are those Amazon Bookscan numbers? And how can we gauge how we’re doing while we wait for our first royalty statement? I’ve been out almost seven months and all I know so far are my first week numbers. 

            Sincerely, Show Me the Numbers

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You Have an Agent. What Happens Next?

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5 Ways to Use Audio to Sell More Books

 

From 2020 Virtual ThrillerFest 5 Ways to Use Audio to Sell More Books by Joanna Penn You can get more advice from Joanna here: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/blog/

 

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