Posted November 17th, 2009 by Francine Craft
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.
Posted November 16th, 2009 by Francine Craft
It will be useful to you to study the ever widening field of self-publishing. There is now a fairly wide range of publishers out there that will help you with your book. Google the subject, then google the ones that seem a most likely fit. I believe you will find that Wheatmark.com . offers more than most. I found them reasonable, but if you need real economy, there are others you’ll readily find on Google.
I’d like you to check in with Wheatmark and order their big brochure entitled “Marketecture.” It gave me so much more assurance about what I wanted from my book in terms of audience, expenses, energy I would need to expend. The brochure suggested that I actually begin thinking about and planning marketing before writing the book. Think about it and you’ll find it makes great sense.
Tomorrow I have another suggestion with this company that will prove to be one of the backbones of your marketing. Hey, you’ve written a book and that’s wonderful. Now get out there and let the world know how good it is.