Staying Out Of The Spam Folder

Young Boy In Shallow Ocean

I’m sure the last thing you want is for your well thought out brochures and flyers to land smack dab in the spam folders of the people you’re trying to interest in your book.  This being true, I’ve checked around and find that your best bet is to go to good old Google and ask the specific question:  “What steps can I take to make sure my advertising info doesn’t go into spam folders?”

Voila!  Up will pop a raft of excellent material on many pages.  It’s up to you to weed out.  Some is more valuable than others.  But I gained far too much to winnow and put in a blog, so I thought it best to let you decide.  One thing is for certain, follow the guidelines and your material stands an excellent chance of going through to its intended recipient.  Good luck!

You’ll get help always at www.google.com.

Self-publishing: Make Blogging Your Friend

You and Blogging

You and Blogging

I hope you like or can learn to like blogging, because it will prove to be one of the best things you can do to market your book.  One writer said, “Well, it just seems to be the wandering of my mind.”  But oh, it’s so much more.  It’s a great way to communicate, to share your thoughts with the readers you want.  Some people are putting excerpts of their books on their websites and on other venues like Blogger.com.

Another excellent blog to study is this one:  Wheatmark.com.  You get so much information on self-publishing here.  Authors who’ve successfully published with them tell you how they did it, what worked and what didn’t work.  I don’t think blogs get much more useful than this.

So, put on your blogging hat and get started.  You don’t have to publish your blogs until you’re comfortable with them, but you don’t need to take forever to get comfortable.  People know you make mistakes and most are forgiving.  Try it.  You’ll like it.  I promise.