Authors in business; Buffer

Hello Readers!

Happy Thursday!

image1So today I want to introduce to you a new app, if you’ve never heard of it, it’s called Buffer. Buffer is a social media app that allows you to post on various social media accounts. It can be used for free if you use up to three accounts but you will have to pay a subscription for more.

I have been using this app for a long time. I used to use Hootsuite but I just didn’t like the format anymore. Then when I found Buffer, I was in love. I think Buffer upped their prices and this is why I started using the free account. However, the free account is enough for me.

If you promote on Instagram, you can also post on your Twitter and Facebook account if they are connected. So I use the free account to post on Instagram and then post on Twitter and Facebook. BTW: the app alerts you when it’s time to post to your account.

You create posts in the app and then schedule them. You are able to schedule up to ten posts. I love Buffer.

This app is great for anyone who needs help in promoting on social media. I call this my social media assistant!

Check it out in your app store!

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

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Authors in Business; Hashtags

Hello Readers!

I came across this app a few weeks ago that really caught my attention. It’s called Hashtag Expert for IG.

If you are anything like me you have a hard time thinking of hashtags to include with your social media posts. I will sit there and sit there trying to figure out what I want to say to make this post, like every other post, stand out and grab attention. So while I was in the App Store, for iPhone, I came across the Hashtag Expert for IG.

It allows you to try it for one week. Then you have to pay to use the app. It’s $19.99 for a year. You type in a word then it generates hashtags for you to use in your post. It copies it then you head on over to the social media of your choice and you paste it. Simple as that. It takes the guess work out of hashtags!

I think it’s definitely worth having for Authors in Business when promoting in Social Media.

Check your AppStore to download!

-Your Literary Mentor

Dominique

Apps that help you Write!

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful season and 2015 has been GREAT so far!

In my first post of the year I wanted to talk about an app that I’ve found very helpful as a writer. Many of you know of NANO WRI MO. We use the month of November to kick out our best sellers. Of course we use the other months throughout the year but with NANO WRI MO, it is only once a year. I found an app that does almost the same thing anytime you want.

Now, I am an Apple lover. I love all apple products so I cannot speak for Android or anyone else but there is an app that I’ve fallen in love with that helps and motivates me to finish my books. It’s called “Write Count Dashboard” It is free in the itunes app store.

Basically what you do is, create a book to finish. You include the name of the book and when you want to be finished by as well as your target word count. It tells you your complete percentage, word remaining, current word count and more. You also receive awards for reaching certain points in your goal. It really is just like NANO WRI MO.

So go download it today and use January to finish your next best seller!

That’s my Literary Tea!
See ya next time!
Dominique

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