Sunday, June 25, 2017

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2017

Woman Reading Under A Mosquito Net, Fuhiken Tokikaze (active first half of the 18th century) , circa 1720

Daily Thoughts 06/25/2017

 I checked the library Twitter and Facebook this morning.

I finished reading Leading the Unleadable How To Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People by Alan Willett.  The last part is about maintining yourself and keep your energy up so you can manage other people.

I checked the New York Times and Publishers Weekly Bestseller lists today.

I placed a hold on Extreme Ownership; How the Navy Seals Lead and Win by Jocko Willink.

I started reading Social Media for Writers Marketing Strategies for Building Your Audience and Selling Books by Tee Morris & Pip Ballantine, Foreword by Chuck Wendig.  This book starts off on the right foot, it states that no one else will talk about your book unless you talk about your book.  It also says you should market your own book.

 Sometimes people bring in self published books.  One of the first things I ask is did you take the time to market this book.  Did you put it on a blog or list it on social media.  The second question that goes with that is have you got third party reviews going.  This can be anything from the local paper to a column on a website.  This is an indication that the author took the time and cares about what they wrote.

Web Bits

Becoming Catalysts In a Changing World

Harper Collins to Offer Multiuser E-book Access to Libraries

ALA 2017 Spotlight:  Librarians Gear Up for the 'Fight of a Lifetime'.

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