Whether you have decided to go with the traditional path or the e-publishing route what are you doing to market your novel? Or even where have you found good ideas for marketing your novel?
I know I am not alone, we all want our books to be raging successes. Let's pool our ideas and we can all win.
I may have a MBA in Marketing but this is a entirely new world with e-publishing and I have felt that I spend a ton of time researching the marketing of my novel rather then working on the next novel. The strategies I am using aren't
Strategies that I have been using:
This all takes a huge amount of time. If you have ideas that have been working or have heard work please share.
Hi everyone! I just wanted to circle back about some of these thoughts I've had about a writers' blog/website -- especially for those of us just starting out.
I wanted to do something that would gain interest and excitement in my brand and showcase my writing. On the other hand, I'm trying to wrap up my first novel and really don't want blogging and short story writing projects to impede progress there. I wanted something special. Something a little different. I checked out some other aspiring writers' sites, and then also went around to established authors' sites for ideas. Nothing there really grabbed me, but I came up with an idea that suited my personality and genre. So here's what I did:
This past weekend I launched my professional website, JenKirchner.com. I decided I would go with a weekly series -- a riff on the old Choose Your Own Adventure books I loved as a girl. (Remember those? SQUEE!) Anyway, the shorts I post are around 500 words each and, at the end, there are some choices. The readers vote in the comments or on Twitter, and the following Friday I post the next step in the story. It's a little different approach and it's only been up since Friday, but I'm getting incredibly positive responses. Has anyone else been thinking about creative blogging to grab potential readers' interest?
In the same vein as the Kindle boards, what about the Nook boards? Here are some other ideas:
I just finished reading a book on marketing, so I have ideas spouting out my ears now!
Great ideas! What was the name of the Marketing book you read?
I have it on my running Amazon list now! That is a really good point. I suppose that is why I go trolling through all the blogs, and forums trying to find my rabid fans.
I've been blogging for nine months and here's some of what's come from that:
Good luck marketing!
I hope that helps!