I know I’ve said this before, but writer’s spend on average eight years honing their writing craft before they get ‘the call.’ I’ll never be finished learning writing craft, but I don’t know why I thought the learning curve would begin to taper once I was published because that expectation is just wrong.
Now there’s a whole new set of skills to learn–the business side of writing and the huge task of branding and promotion. Today, I’d like to share some of the websites I’ve found useful.
Must you be on Facebook? Everything I’ve learned about marketing and social media says yes, at the very least, Facebook is a must. There’s been some talk about how to use FB to run contests, what’s allowed and what could cause FB to close your account. I found this article, Facebook Promotions Update by Rafflecopter useful in sorting this out.
Every other week, Jessica Subject is posting an article on Building An Audience For The Unpublished Writer. I’d recommend the entire series. You can find them here with How to use Facebook Groups
Writing a book is a wonderful accomplishment. Seeing it in print is a thrill beyond compare. But as thrilling as this all is, most of the writers I know, would love to make a living. We can’t do that unless we have readers. One of the highest hurdles I now face is how to find those readers. Here’s an interesting article that helps: Top 3 Reasons Why Nobody Know About Your Book
Who are your readers? Where can you find them? This article can help: How To Find Your Book’s Target Market
Once your book is for sale, you’ll want readers to find you on one of the major distributors–Amazon. You may find this article useful on Amazon Book Tags: What, Where, Why & How To Use Them
I hope these sites help you sell a gazillion books! Oh, I have one more, a bonus if you use WordPress. Check out this editorial calendar plug in.
We’ve just recently added it to our Romance and Beyond dashboard, but I’m loving it already. It’s great to see all your posts, past, present, future on one calendar. Today, I’m flying home from Alberta, but scheduled this post before I left. So handy!