Announcement: I’m Joining the BookBub Team!

Diana Urban BookBub

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining BookBub as their Industry Marketing Manager. In case you’re not familiar, BookBub is a free service that helps millions of readers discover great ebook deals (primarily via email today), giving publishers and authors a way to drive sales and find new fans. I’ve been a customer for months, and if […]

How to Filter Out Spammers When Following #PitMad Tweets

#PitMad Spam

#PitMad is a Twitter contest that lets authors pitch their novel in 140 characters or less. If an agent or publisher favorites a pitch, they’re inviting the author to send along a query letter. Naturally, such an opportunity makes this a very popular contest, and #PitMad quickly trends on Twitter. However, when a hashtag starts trending, spammers infiltrate […]

6 Reasons Why I Was Lucky to Work at HubSpot

HubSpot Group Photo - Diana Urban

Yes, it’s true. I’m leaving HubSpot for an amazing opportunity at Localytics, where I’ll be running marketing for their Professional product. I’m SO excited, but it’s bittersweet. It’s been a great four years. I posted this to the internal wiki at HubSpot as a way to say goodbye, and wanted to post it here as well (though I did […]