August 3, 2017 · 6:56 pm
So, the book is ready to go. The cover looks great. The blurb is written and the social media posts are scheduled.
Blog tours, interviews, press releases, emails ready to go out to the list.
That’s all very well if you know what you are doing or if you have a following or some die-hard fans or even some previous success, but what if you’re a newbie? What if you don’t have an email list? Or a huge social media following?
Where do you start?
At the bottom.
Start building a list, reach out to your social media followers and get going!
Sounds great, right?
It also sounds difficult, confusing and likely to fail.
How do we, as writers, become marketers?
The first thing we need to do is reach out to people who have been there, done that already.
Pick someone we admire. Read, watch and listen to every word they create. Take notes. Put some (or all) of their advice into practice and do the work.
Actually, DO it.
Not just absorb it, put it into practice!
Right! I’m off!
If anyone wants to share my journey and help one another on the way, reach out!
Looking forward to sharing with you!
October 9, 2016 · 12:38 pm
Been feeling a bit “Blah” lately – probably because of a reaction to the flu jab – so been finding it hard to concentrate.
Started plotting a new novel but it’s not coming together yet – I’ve never actually tried plotting one before – perhaps try again in a week or two.
Did some marketing but lack of funds kind of limits that! Still, did the usual social media whirl etc.
Started a Thunderclap for “A Little Book of Horror” – due for release October 12th
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Finally sent off an assignment for a course I’m doing.
Still feeling “Blah”.
Opened up new novel file – I’m twenty thousand words into a new historical romance – and a couple of hours and two thousand words later, I’m not feeling “Blah” any more!
Just do it!
Stop procrastinating and just make an effort. It will come. Give it the right time and place and anything can be accomplished!
Must get back to the novel now!
#amwriting #histfic #romance
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September 21, 2014 · 6:30 pm
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June 28, 2014 · 5:25 pm
So, you’ve finished your book,you’ve published it and now you’re waiting and wondering why you are not yet a millionaire.
Well, you may never be a millionaire from writing but with some dedication and hard work you can certainly make some money.
I came across this book recently and found it to be very informative and a fantastic resource when trying to promote books through giveaways and other promotions.
Easy to follow, simple to use, these great tips are the blueprint for a great marketing campaign. No more hit and miss, make your marketing work for you and save time and money.