Are you trying to build a “fan base?” Well stop. Seriously. There is a better way. Spend time every day connecting and interacting with readers.
Many authors launch their first book (or second) before building a list of readers and fans. Here are some early steps to successfully attract readers.
A very popular blogger recently tweeted that she wished “authors would stop acting like they ‘deserve’ a review from a blogger.”
Authors attempting to get their books into bookstores and onto the shelves of retailers often give up as soon as they receive their first “no thank you.”
There has been a lot of changes to how Amazon handles customer reviews. What should authors do to encourage readers and genre fans to write reviews?
To find your market and connect with your readers, outline who you are writing for, writing to, and how to use that to promote, and market your books.
Barnes and Noble recently announced that they are now offering a self-service advertising program. The program is now in Beta.
I usually focus on authors and publishers but this month, I am the one guilty of committing the errors in DO THIS NOT THAT.
Amazon is REALLY working hard to hide the contact information of book reviewers so how can you reach the reviewers and readers who write reviews?
Authors, have you spent heartbreaking afternoons sitting at a local store with stacks of your books watching shoppers hurry by?