Friday, December 2, 2011

Marketing: Hidden Career in the Writing Profession

Good morning everyone,

Hope you have some coffee and a blueberry muffin. Not a long post today, but something I think I have something that might interest you.


One thing I never considered, before my books were published was the aspect of getting people to read them. Publishers are no longer doing that. Small presses don't, and I believe that even the larger pubs expect their authors to do the work.


How to do that? Today's growing medium is the Internet and all its resources. With epubs fastly becoming more popular (I hope I'm wrong) than print books, learning to use the Internet as a marketing tool is not only invaluable, but essential.


So, I've been researching. I came upon Dana Savvy's excellent blogspot.
Here's what she wrote me to pass along to you.



Virtual Book Tours

Authors, have you ever considered doing a virtual book tour to promote your books? It’s a great way to showcase yourself and your book to a targeted audience. You can learn about the many benefits of doing a virtual book tour in this article by Dana Lynn Smith, Top 15 Reasons to Do a Virtual Book Tour, posted on John Kremer’s Book Marketing Bestsellers blog. If you’d like to learn more about virtual book tours, see Dana’s other articles on the topic.

If you’d like to link to my blog, the name is The Savvy Book Marketer and the URL for hyperlinking: http://bookmarketingmaven.typepad.com/

John Kremer has an excellent (free) newsletter, which found Dana Savvy for me. His website is: www.bookmarketer.com

Thought this might interest you.

Take care and enjoy your virtual blueberry muffins.
Happy marketing.

Pat



You might also consider going to John Kremer's website: www.bookmarket.com

4 comments:

Jerri said...

Pat, marketing your book is harder than writing one. I'll be doing a blog tour in January for Her Man Flint. I'll then release Agent in Training.

P.S. Vitual muffin was delish...

Patricia A. Guthrie said...

Glad you liked the muffins!

You commented. Terrific. Maybe something good is finally happening in Blogger.

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