FREE Promotion is Right Under Your Nose

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

READERS will also find this interesting (and they can *see below how they may help), but …

This post is mainly for all you angst-ridden authors out there who moan and groan about how little promotion and publicity you receive for the books you publish. Yes, it’s true, there are definitely fewer outlets reviewing books or interviewing authors. So what are we supposed to do to get the word out and attract new readers to our work?

I have a cunning plan!

When I ePublished my first novel, I received “some” attention (i.e. Not a lot …) for my efforts, but I carried on regardless and continued to promote other authors, as well as my own books, through my business Alberta Books Canada. Then I moved back to the Caribbean and become much more involved in the online writing community, especially with regards to indie authors around the world who…

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Great DaySA

Tune in tomorrow morning, July 11th for Great DaySA , KENS 5 from 9-10:00a.m. to see me and other authors as we promote the 2nd Annual San Antonio Indie Book Fest! 📚📚

See you all on Saturday!

Post script:  Making an appearance on a live morning news show was an interesting experience.  Live studios are busy places.

We participated in the live studio audience, watched each bit, and went live to promote our upcoming book fest.  Overall, it was fun and entertaining. Hopefully we’ll get a few locals to show up on Saturday.

Writers Unite, or Why You Should Support Your Fellow Authors

Great post.

Flynn Gray

Other Authors are  Not My Competition
Pic shared by @martinmarroitt Martin Marriott on Twitter

I have often noticed that it seems to be a common notion that it is pointless gathering other writers as followers on social media, sharing writing tips and advice.

Over and over again I have seen the advice that you need to be targeting the people who will buy your books, the readers, instead. That if you write about writing and share writing advice, you will only attract other writers interested in using your advice and won’t sell any books.

To me, this idea makes little sense because it seems to neglect one vital point – all writers ARE readers.

They are some of the most voracious readers you will find anywhere. While not every bookworm is is writer, every writer is by nature an avid reader as well.

So support each other, share each other’s books on social media, cross promote…

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