I watch regularly for ideas about promoting my book as well as ideas that I can share with others. Today’s find was on Facebook courtesy of Stacey Myers. In the maelstrom of advice that swirls around you, you must choose the bits that work for you. Try something for a while. IF it works for you… awesome. IF it doesn’t, then try something else. I don’t believe for one minute that there is a secret formula that is going to work every time for every person. That said… some things do work better than others. If nothing else, be your best self every day and then all the rest will come in line. Trust me on this! While you are waiting to hit it BIG, check out this article: 3 Tips for Creating a Social Website – Promote Sharing & Generate Traffic
THANKS! My fans rock! I hope you are having as much fun reading Visions as I had writing it! The paperback version should be here by the end of the month! Let me know if you need Visions in that format. They are coming directly to me… Just in time for Christmas! Yay!
So… when I started writing my first book, I knew nothing about SEO, backlinks, website design or Twitter. I was barely a Facebook user. I can hear you laughing across cyberspace, but look at me now. An expert… not even close – a little smarter… you bet.
Here is my advice to you… and remember it’s free and you get what you pay for! Ha!
I’ve been told the one thing I need to market is me. You read that right… not the book, not the series, but me!
Start creating your presence on the web NOW. Buy yourself a domain name and several other similar ones if you can afford it. I use Go Daddy. They are user friendly. I use WordPress for my website and blog. Take your time and keep tweaking what you’re doing. Then start reaching out to social media darlings like Facebook and Twitter. After that you can expand to others like LinkedIn and MySpace. Wherever you go… remember you are an author! That is the way you should represent yourself.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to people. Being connected makes a big difference. Be sure to check out some awesome experts like… Kristen Lamb, Stacey Myers and Melissa Foster. These are three ladies I follow and read their tips and advice! I am still a work in progress. How about you?