This week join us on Blondie and the Brit for the second part of an interview with Buffer specialist Hailley Griffis. Buffer is a social media engagement app that can coordiante multiple social media site posts in one easy platform. In this episode Hailley talks about the exciting things that are coming up for Buffer users. She also provides great tips for social media engagement on Pinterest, Instagram, Snapchat and the usuals Twitter and Facebook. So much more including using Canva for designing amazing graphics and the pros and cons using hootsuite versus Buffer. Something for everyone this week.
This week we revisit one of our podcasts in a new segment we call The Best of Blondie and the Brit. In this fascinating interview with Munir Bello, author of The Break up Recipe, he shares with us his bold marking strategies which included handing out hundred of book flyers on the London streets , encouraging readers to take selfies with his book cover, and sending 5000 emails to solicit interviews and reviews. Since this recording Munir's hard work paid off when he was offered a publishing book deal last year.
This week Blondie and the Brit introduce you to the inspiring journey of Arlene Gonzales. Spurred on by the death of her son, Arlene wrote her Out of the Dark trilogy that was just published by Limitless Publishing. She shares with us her journey from self-published author to being picked up by her publisher, her social media strategy, and series development. Arlene candidly shares how she will tackle her next project of her life story chronicling her healing process from an abusive relationship. Arlene is a lovely warm-hearted guest with an exciting writing future ahead of her.
This week we are delighted to bring you our first ever recipient of The Blondie and the Brit Hero Award. SJ Hermann is not only a long time friend and supporter of Blondie and the Brit, but he makes a habit out of supporting Indie Authors everywhere. He is also an avid anti-bullying advocate.
In this special episode Blondie interviews SJ where he shares his secret recipe for growing his following and getting the most out of his social media efforts including special author spotlights and contests featuring Indie Authors. He also talks about his Go Fund Me campaign to set his book on the road to the silver screen and updates us on his books including the much anticipated spring release of Terminus, the third book in the Morium series.
We are excited to bring you our second Audience Choice Award-winning podcast guest, Nicole Waggoner. Nicole won "Most Creative Book Promotion" on our show. Please listen to this podcast chock full of great marketing advice from a really outstanding indie author. This is a Best of Blondie and the Brit podcast that originally aired in April of 2016.
We are excited to bring you the first of our Audience Choice Award-winning podcast guest, Rachel Thompson. Not only did Rachel win "Best Social Media Tip" on our show but she also won "Best Overall Podcast." In this show Blondie checked in with her to get an update on her many exciting projects and books. Rachel shared with us the key to success on social media – being authentic and adding the human element to connect with your audience. She also updated us on her change to a new publisher, and several new books in the works including her very popular 30 Day Book Challenge and new non-fiction book Broken People. Rachel gives us a behind the scenes peek on how she schedules her social media posts on multiple accounts. If you are promoting a book you don't want to miss this show.
This week on Blondie and the Brit we welcome mystery suspense writer J.C. Gatlin. J. C. is the author of four novels including his newly released 21 Dares. We had a really great conversation with J.C. covering numerous topics including creating the perfect book trailer, dealing with bad reviews and "haters," enticing readers for your email list, and how he crafts the mysteries he writes.
In our second Blondie and the Brit awards podcast we have gathered the best of this past year to share more of our amazing authors and their brilliant insights, tips, and inspired storytelling skills. This show includes the most helpful writing process, the most inspired storytelling, and the best professional publishing tips. Feel free to vote for your favorites in all these and the rest of the 9 categories by visiting www.kjwatersauthor.blogspot.com. Voting ends Friday, October 7, 2016.
We will be announcing all the winners at our Blondie and the Brit Birthday Bash Facebook party to celebrate our first year on Friday, October 14 at 6:00 pm est. Be sure to join by clicking on the link here.
We are excited to bring to you one of our favorite authors David Perlmutter for your listening pleasure. Dave is a dynamo and a marketing genius with a wealth of ideas in his #CheekyMarketing campaign that he confesses included placing marketing materials in the men's rest rooms during the last London book fair. We interviewed Dave a year ago and within in that time so much has happened due to his dogged determination and relentless marketing that has resulted in scoring his first traditional publishing deal with his book Wrong Place, Wrong Time. Dave is always a fun and witty guest and this interview is a joy to listen too.
We are excited to present our first annual awards to celebrate our first year of podcasting. Take a ride down memory lane as we highlight the best of what our amazing authors shared with us in their book marketing and writing tips as well as our funniest and most inspiring moments.