. . No author wants (and needs) to spend hours and hours every day to promote their books via social media. There are lots of small and (often) quick
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Publicity Tip #83~
Depending on how long you’ve been in the book/author publicity game you will either have a good sized list of helpful publicity sites (that don’t cost an arm and a leg) or a very small one. Regardless of the length of your current list one of the best blogs I’ve discovered online that helps promote writers is The Story Reading Ape (Chris).
What’s so special about this book/author blog?
1stoff, the publicity there is FREE.
2nd, Chris had a wide following of readers and authors (7300 at the moment) for his blog as well as on his extended social media sites – so whatever you submit for consideration will be seen.
3rd, Chris encourages quality guest posts & submissions (Author Articles & Book Promotions:Free, Discounted, New, or Debut – see requirements first).
4th, if you follow…
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Part Three of the Author Marketing Yourselff series by Susan Toy featured by Chris The Story Reading Ape.
The following is an extract from a talk delivered at the Calgary Public Library in Feb. 2011.
Once the contract is signed, and while the manuscript is being worked on by the editor, is the best time for you to ramp up your web presence. While you wait for the edited copy to be returned to you – and this could take several months – is when you should work on further developing your blog and Facebook presence. This may be a good time, as well, if you haven’t done so already, to create a website (and your publisher may help you with this as they will want you to link to their site), and prepare yourself for the time in the very near future when you can actually call yourself “a published author.”
It’s not too early to announce that you have signed a…
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