Cendrine Marrouat is a Canadian author who has a fantastic blog called Creative Ramblings. She blogs about marketing ideas and tools. Many can be used for book marketing so I read her posts religiously. She agreed to be a guest blogger here for which I am very grateful.
Article marketing is a good and easy way for you to promote your books. Write an article or a blog post and summit it to article directories which we will be covered in our next blog. Cendrine, in her latest post, talks about ways to find the best content to put an article or blog post together. If you have any other sites or information to add or questions about the sites, please comment below. It would be a great idea to subscribe to Cendrine’s blog because she has a constant flow of excellent information.
Here is her posting:
Content curation consists in selecting interesting information and organizing it into categories / niches thanks to specific services. In a day and age when content is spread across millions of blogs and profiles on social networking sites, curation is very useful and can save a lot of time and frustration. Whether you are new to content curation or not, here is a list of four services that you may not know:
Scoop.it is the first content curation service that I encountered and I absolutely love it. I find it clean and appealing to the eyes. I blogged about it a while ago and my article was actually picked up by the service. It appears in the Scoop.it blog, in the same category as Mashable.
Curated.by is another great content curation service that I have used for a while and that has brought quite a lot of traffic to my blogs and website already. After dragging the bookmarklet in your Bookmarks Bar, you can share content within seconds. And the extension built for Google Chrome adds a new ‘Curate’ button below each tweet on Twitter.com. Niche topics are called ‘bundles.’ They can be easily embedded everywhere, such as blog posts.
To start using Curated.by, click here.
I have just discovered Trunk.ly and already like it! As always, after registering, I added the bookmarklet in my Bookmarks Bar and started sharing content. The difference between this service and Scoop.it / Curated.by is that tags and descriptions must be added manually. In a way, Trunk.ly reminds me of StumbleUpon.
To start using Trunk.ly, click here.
With Redux, users can give one another ‘props’. And the more props, the higher the content rises on top of the pile — a similar concept to what can be found on Digg or Delicious. However, Redux is about filtering popular items within sub-areas, and following particular topics of interest.
To start using Redux, click here.
Below are eight more content curation sites:
For more great postings, visit Cendrine’s Blog: http://www.creativeramblings.com.