Many book author websites hinder a book’s promotion because of either missing elements or elements that unnecessarily clutter the website. The purpose of a book author website is to convince the prospective book buyer to stay on the site and learn more about the book. Here are problems that book author websites have that hinder […][Continue reading...] about A Book’s Promotion Should Be Helped by a Book Author Website
In the last few weeks I’ve been contacted by two different producers interested in my novel MRS. LIEUTENANT for a film or TV project. Both producers came across me on the Internet. Now I’m certainly NOT saying that anything is going to come of this, although I did have lunch with one producer in LA. […][Continue reading...] about Are You Findable on the Web?
Whether you write novels or poetry, there are other people on Twitter with whom you share interests. Below are three strategies to help you connect with like-minded people: • Use tweetbeep.com (or a similar third-party application) to track conversations around keywords related to your fiction. For example, you can track the words novels or fiction […][Continue reading...] about Twitter Strategies for Promoting Your Fiction
By Carolyn Howard-Johnson Ever heard of Tom Swifties? Maybe you’re too young to be familiar with the classic Tom Swift adventures for boys. Or maybe you’re a girl who never read a Tom Swift book nor cares to. Tom Swifties are one-line jokes lampooning the style of Victor Appleton, the author of the original Tom […][Continue reading...] about Let Tom Swift Inform Your Writing
Offering book club discussion questions can be a very good way to encourage book clubs to discuss your book. If well-written, these questions can “demonstrate” the kinds of discussions that can flow from a club reading your book. Recently I decided to provide more motivation for book clubs to discuss my book MRS. LIEUTENANT: A […][Continue reading...] about Are You Making It Easy for Book Clubs to Discuss Your Book?