No doubt about it, an outreach to bloggers in your niche is becoming an essential part of the publicity your book receives, especially now that the traditional, schlepping-around-the-country-tour is a thing of the past, except for the top tier authors—you know, the ones who need it least. Knowing that I've organized and participated in a few blog tours (most recently for The…Continue
So, you have a facebook and twitter account, but where else should you be online to increase your name recognition and promote youself and your book?? Here are some great sites I have found: (Remember, the more places you are in cyberworld, the greater your marketability! (Note: These are all FREE!!)
General Sites - not geared specifically towards writing or books:…
Looking for great ideas and inspiration from fellow authors? Today I have a list of twitter users who post great info for writers from Robert Brewer!! Please visit Robert Brewer's blog for more great stuff!!! (see link, below).Continue
The following post is by Tony Eldridge, creator of Marketing Tips For Authors and can be found at: http://blog.marketingtipsforauthors.com/2011/05/7-weekly-book-marke...
Please visit his site for more awesome info!!! Take it away Tony!!!
When you're an author, it can become overwhelming when you realize you are responsible for…
Have you heard of or participated in Tweetchats? You can use it to filter out all tweets in your twitterstream that do not contain the topic you've chosen (like #writing), thereby creating a group that can chat together. Groups can pick a certain time to meet and chat. It is REALLY easy to use!
1) You need to have a twitter account
2) Go to…
Quick Response Codes! I think they are also called 'Semapedia Tags'. They are those two-dimensional, square bar codes, with lots of tiny boxes, that can be read by most smart phones. You put them on physical things, like business cards, posters, t-shirts, books, stickers (to stick on things!), billboards, etc.
The smart phone user scans the code and POOF!!! There are a number of things that can…
Please share your twitter handle with everyone, so we know who you are and that we should follow you!!!
@veiledvirtues (Jan Fischer Wade) http://twitter.com/#!/VeiledVirtues
Okay, so my last post was on where to go if you want to become involved with social communities geared towards authors and books. Maybe you join a few. So now what??
JOIN GROUPS, JOIN GROUPS!!! Yes, I said that twice! There are some wonderful groups out there! Search for relevance, interests, and ongoing activity. Join as many as you want!
START YOUR OWN GROUP: If you don't see a group related to your strong interest, start your…Continue
I have met so many wonderful people through SheWrites and other communities I am a member of. These types of sites are great to meet authors, readers, reviewers, and others in the industry.
So, first, what are some of these sites??? (Note: These are all FREE and generally have a blog feature)
The obvious catch-all sites include Facebook and MySpace. LinkedIn and Twitter can be included as well as other poplular sites. However, I want to focus on writing-related…Continue
Most of us know what basic information we should have on our author or book website, but there are some other items that can be helpful - for journalists, reviewers, organizations, readers and others.
~Contact information for:
1) yourself - some way to get ahold of you, email is probably best
2) your literary agent
3) your publisher, especially an email address
4) your publicist (for media requests only); definitely email address
Added by Jan Fischer Wade on August 26, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
And so, my first ever conference for bloggers comes to a screeching halt.
I was just beginning to learn at the feet of giants! And by this I mean, bloggers who have been blogging way longer than I and who have far more experience than this gal from Queens, aka, me. Though, true, today does mark my one-year anniversary of blogging. Hooray for me!
But I was beginning to recognize that Mommy Bloggers--of which I am…Continue
Having spent my first day at BlogHer 2011, and returned home exhausted and full—because, frankly, there was too much to eat—here are my random thoughts and observations on Day One:
Everything seemed well organized, except maybe the speed dating during the morning session. But perhaps it’s too much to expect 3,000 or so participants to form proper lines and switch to the next person every couple of minutes. Plus, it was hard to hear the instructions above all the chatter.…Continue
This post will take a closer look at book blog tours.
WHEN TO HAVE IT?
Soon after your book is released, so viewers can click a button and go buy it!!!…Continue
Hi Authors! For my second post, here is a list of 14 book review blogs (some geared towards YA and fantasy), which collectively have over 50,000 followers! I researched about 500 book blogs and these were the ones with the most followers and current activity. Try to contact these sites first to review your new or upcoming release for some widespread exposure! …Continue
In preparing for the February, 2012 release of my YA contemporary romantic fantasy VEILED VIRTUES by Muse It Up Publishing, I created a marketing plan that I would like to share, and if it is beneficial to anyone, please comment! Also, if you have other ideas, please let us know by sharing via a comment. Many of these are free!!! Over the next few months, I will be posting more detailed information on many of the points below, so please friend / follow me to get the latest…Continue
Countdown to Publication—Week Two
Eighteen years ago, six weeks after giving birth to my son, a friend and I took the train to downtown Chicago to meet Oscar Hijuelos on his book tour for THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE. I was so excited…Continue
Kerry Clare is an editor, fiction-writer, essayist, book reviewer, literary critic and writing instructor, and has been blogging since 2000, maintaining the literary blog Pickle Me This since 2006. Her essays, short fiction and criticism have appeared in magazines including The New Quarterly, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire, Canadian Notes & Queries, and Readers Digest. Her essay “Love is a Let-Down” was featured by the UTNE Reader, and shortlisted for a 2011 National…Continue
When I agreed to take part in the Huffington Post's Divorce Page event, "The Moment I Knew," I was so focused on getting over my fears about publicly writing about my divorce, I neglected to…
Added by Kamy Wicoff on April 16, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments