A very popular blogger recently tweeted that she wished “authors would stop acting like they ‘deserve’ a review from a blogger.”
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.
I usually focus on authors and publishers but this month, I am the one guilty of committing the errors in DO THIS NOT THAT.
We want to sell more books, either existing books or books we are now developing. Maybe improving your author website will help.
Creating merchandise for your books can be a great way to promote your book while generating income through a new revenue stream.
Authors, if you are on social media, read this month’s edition of DO THIS NOT THAT to avoid overwhelming your followers with relentless, constant book promotion.
A slightly different focus for DO THIS NOT THAT this month. Things are changing fast at Amazon. Don’t make business or publishing decisions about Amazon based on old information.
The long process of writing and publishing your book feels like you’ve crossed the finish line after running a marathon. But unlike a road race, you’re not done. The success of your book depends on approaching people, companies and groups and asking for their help to publicize, promote and sell it.
Don’t forget about freelancers, one of the most valuable types of writers, when looking for journalists and reviewers to write about your book.
Winter holiday season sparks a flurry of marketing activities. In the spirit of brave, new, crazy ideas that I bring you this month’s DO THIS NOT THAT.