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Friday, March 2, 2012
Check out @SORMAG Tips - Help For Authors - March
New Author Tips:
Do you have a website or blog?
Facebook or twitter shouldn't be your only internet presence.
Invest in a website/blog. You want to build a homebase for you and your books. FB or Twitter may not be there forever. Always bring the reader to your home not someone elses.
Do you have contact info on your site/blog?
Always include some way to contact you. Everyday I visit sites and at least one of them don't have any way to contact them. That's a miss opportunity. You don't want to miss an opportunity because you didn't include an email to contact you.
Is your website updated with your new book?
Include your newest book on your site/blog. Include a blurb about the book. I've visit sites of some top authors and the book featured is two years old. Don't miss out on a book sale by not featuring your latest book.
Are you interacting with your readers?
You don't have to be on all the social medias, pick one you enjoy and include that information in your contact info. Then interact with your readers. Don't send them to a page you never show up for. That's the quickest way to lose a reader if they show up on your FB page and you've haven't been on it in six months.
I hope these tips are helpful for you. I will send out tips once a month because I believe in sharing the knowledge. If you have a promotion question, or a tip to share with your fellow authors. Send it to me and I'll include your name and link to your website.
LaShaunda Hoffman - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are using a special coupon or promo code, include it here. Or, indicate if the coupon must be printed and presented in person. Is the coupon transferable? If so, encourage recipients to share the offer with friends and family to maximize the viral effect of the coupon. Add a link to your website with more information to drive traffic and to gauge what offers your customers find most appealing.
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