Face2Face is on Sale this Summer!

My new book - Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer ConnectionsJust a quick note on my book, Face2Face … it’s on sale! Information Today is running a really cool sale on some of their books from May 6 until June 10, 2013. They are offering 30% off the retail price on these books:

From InfoToday: “There is no need for customers to use a code – the web order sale prices are on the book’s web pages and the Yahoo store pages. Standard shipping is free for orders shipped within the continental United States. NJ residents must pay state tax. Ebook purchases are not included in this sale and the discount cannot be combined with other promotions.”

So, for those that haven’t bought my book yet, 30% off is a good deal :-) Even better, there are some really good books in this list. Get em if you’re interested!

Google Reader is Going Away – We Will Survive!

Google just announced the demise of Google Reader – a tool I use to read RSS feeds with, and am in pretty much every single day. That’s probably how many of you guys read my blog, too – darn that Google!

But never fear – Stephen Abram is here to help! He has gathered some relevant stories, blog posts, and alternatives together, so you and I don’t have to – go read his post. Looks like I’ll be checking out Feedly, NewsBlur, and The Old Reader for sure.

Here are some other ideas for subscribing to my blog and others:

  • Get a new feed reader (see above).
  • Subscribe with email – great if you don’t subscribe to too many blogs and news sites.
  • Subscribe with Twitter or Facebook. Many blogs and news sites (mine included) post a link to Twitter when a new article is posted. Sort those into a “geek library” list, then go visit it once a day or once a week. Problem solved!

Other options? Let me know in the comments. And – thank you for reading! You’re awesome!

Pic found at Silicon Valley Business Journal

Vote for my Book!

Just a quick note that my book, Face2face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections has been nominated for a small business book award by Small Business Trends.

So here’s what I’d LOVE for you to dogo vote for my book! It’s easy to do – go here, and click that blue Vote box next to the title of my book. Simple, huh?

While you’re at it, if you haven’t read my book yet … click the book link in this post, go to Amazon, and buy it! Ok, or check it out at your local library. Or get the library to buy it for you :-)

Either way – thanks for reading! You guys ROCK.

Face2Face Book News

Face2Face: Using facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections Just some recent Face2Face-related book news! For those not up-to-speed, my newest book, Face2Face: Using Facebook, twitter, and other Social Media Tools to Make Great Customer Connections, was published in September.

Book News, Inc recently published a short review of my book. Here’s the review:

King (digital services director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library) explain the keys to making social media work for your organization. They are listening, authentic communication, and joining in on social networks beyond your own website. Writing in a casual style, he recommends that organizations also use a casual style, coupled with quick and honest responses. Some of the examples relate to work in libraries or events in Topeka, Kansas.

Very fair and nice review – sweet!

Also, just yesterday, an article/interview of mine was published on Business Insider – 5 Ways to Run as Social media Campaign Like a Pro. Check out the article! For some reason, they linked to my first book (Designing the Digital Experience), but what the hey – a link is a link, is it not?

One more – a recent interview for the Ontario Library Association’s Education Institute.

If you haven’t bought/checked out/borrowed/read Face2Face … please do!

5 Steps to Make Your Organization Sound Human Online

Be more human onlineI’ve been seeing a LOT of ReTweets of a guest post I did today, so I thought I’d share it here, too. I recently posted 5 Steps to make Your Organization Sound Human Online at the V3 Integrated marketing blog (thanks, guys!), and it was reposted at Ragan.com.

here are my 5 steps (go check out the article to see the rest of the story!):

  1. Type Like You Talk
  2. Be Visual
  3. Use Video to Connect
  4. Ask Questions
  5. Celebrate Customer Loyalty

So – check out the article, leave comments, share it, etc!

image from V3