Today I had the pleasure of attending yet another fab meeting of DFW Indi Publishers. Networking and wonderful takeaways yet again, thanks to the speakers provided by Charlotte Ann Moore, Organizer. Today’s guest speaker was Thomas Umstattd Jr. founder and CEO of AuthorMedia. He gave an info packed talk on the in’s and out’s of social media marketing. Wow, amazing! All the things that you didn’t know about Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds and how those jewels can make or break you as an author, whether published Indie or though a large publishing house.
Gone are the days when an author can simply write a book, get an agent, and publish through a large house only to sit back and watch their book sell. No, no an NO! In today’s electronically charged arena of publishing, the author must build their own social media platform. With a savvy combo of Facebook, Twitter, and blogging, the author can take their book from 200 copies to 20,000 with the right combination of know how.
This is where AuthorMedia comes in to play. They take your materials and guide you through the maze of the electronic marketing fray and frenzy. De-mystifying #hashtags, timelines, google stats, and the all important SOE (search optimization engines). Thomas and his crew can do everything from building your website, to educating you on how to build and maintain your digital author platform from which to launch your book to a best seller!
Just great stuff. Please check out his website and social media connections! Happy tweeting, blogging, and facebooking! Not to mention writing.