There’s nothing quite like seeing a book with your name on it. The beautiful cover, the weight of it in your hands, the pages of your creativity bundled into a package for readers to enjoy. It sits o the shelf–maybe … Continue reading →
If you're a published writer, self or shelf, have you connected with your readers? Sometimes, it feels like it must take a genie in a bottle to grant us a wish of one or two of them.
It doesn't have to be that difficult. The author gives us some tried and true tips to scour the ends of the earth and find those fans!
Here's a simple question authors should be able to answer: What makes your book special? Sit down and write about it. Know what makes yours stand out above the rest. Then read the excellent article for four more ideas.
***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"***
Indie authors often don't think about building a good e-mail database but an accurate and comprehensive database is a very valuable commodity.
Indie Authors should consider creating a database of readers who will look forward to your e-mails. Social Media (Facebook and Twitter) could disappear tomorrow, but you will still have your database close by. How to do this?
Create an opt-in or sign up form on your website or blog so your website visitors can subscribe easily. Make this very visible on all pages of your site with compelling ad copy to invite people to sign in. Remember to have an opt-out option as well. Sign up with a well-known email autoresponder service provider. What do you say other than, "BUY my book"?
Here are some ideas as to what you can send to your readers:
* "Behind-the-scenes" reports of your experience with the publishing process (you could create videos)
* Your creative process (what makes you tick?)
* Tips about writing or publishing or anything related to the content of your books or anything that you, as an author, are expert on
* Exclusive content -- recipes, photos, personal informationStories or poems
* Breaking news about your subject matter (watch the headlines)
* Interviews with other authors in your genre (I use Blog Talk Radio)
* Book recommendations/reviews (Goodreads is great for this option)
*****This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Ebook Promotion and Marketing"*****
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