Author lesson number 17, learned fast and sometimes with difficulty. The author will do most if not all MARKETING! As a result, I’m always watching for places to let readers know about my stories. The Internet is a wonderful highway to have ‘billboards’ about the stories I write.
I watch for appropriate organizations to participate in. I use social media as much as I can. I connect with people who are connected to readers. The list is growing daily of places where I can encounter readers.
The newest venue is named The Reader’s Bookshelf. This could almost be called BOOKSHELVES because there are multiple ways that readers can find a shelf full of books, become familiar with the authors that they like and grow into avid fans who are waiting for every new story their favorite author offers.
There is a profile about me and my books at The Reader’s Bookshelf website. The managers of The Reader’s Bookshelf maintain a Facebook page where readers can engage with authors; I know that I enjoy conversation with readers who like my books and my style of writing. The Reader’s Bookshelf offers some social media push through the people who are keeping the bookshelf full of books. Authors who are members may be featured in an interview posted on the Featured page of the website. The Reader’s Bookshelf has also partnered with a proofreader/editor who is available to work with authors to get their book ready for publication.
Have you joined the Angel Pack? Or do you have friends who would enjoy reading my books? Please tell them about the Angel Pack and recommend that they sign up as members. I really appreciate all of you.