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51 Ways to Blog as a Novelist

We all know that blogging is one of the best ways to get attention in today's Internet world. A blog is a godsend to your website, bringing it traffic, fans, and more. But you have to post regularly.

Stuck for what to blog about? Here are some tips for novelists, but the same tips can apply to writers of nonfiction, memoirs, children's books, business books, and more.

  1. Review other novels, especially from other lesser-known novelists.
  2. Write a blog post using the voice of one of your main characters.
  3. Have that main character tell some side stories not included in the novel.
  4. Write about the setting - time and/or place. Use some of the research you did to ensure that your novel was accurate.
  5. Invite your readers to review your book. Feature their testimonials on your blog.
  6. Interview some of your readers: via Q&A text or via an Internet radio show or via a teleseminar.
  7. Podcast your book, one section at a time.
  8. Write about trends in your genre.
  9. Write about your favorite novelists, especially those that write in your genre. Include their photos and a sampling of their books.

For the rest of the 51 ways, see: http://blog.bookmarket.com/2011/06/45-ways-to-blog-as-novelist-tips-for.html

If you like this list, help me add more. Email: johnkremer@bookmarket.com.

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Comment by W.A. Rusho on Wednesday

Ideas for promoting novel AFTER release.

Knights fighting the undead.

The world has been taken over by evil monsters spawned in hell itself. So powerful is the evil that civilization has been stuck in the medieval times for the last 1,000 years. The only hope for humankind is a page training to be a knight.

That is the premise of my novel, LEGEND OF THE MYSTIC KNIGHTS.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MNKNI9U/

I did good when it first came out, but now I need ideas to keep promoting it.

 

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Comment by Kima Prince on September 8, 2014 at 12:43pm

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Hello all! I have just released my new book, Pendant, and it is currently on pre-order. It will be released this Saturday, Sept 13th.

Book Description::

The Badlands.
A place where the Fantasy Kingdom sends their greatest criminals and the scattered plains the Human Territory considers haunted.
Alexandros, a young elven man, is banished to the Badlands, and despite the Elf's tough attitude, he really doesn't know what he's doing or where he’s going. He also seems unlucky enough to get a hyper Halfcat boy following him. The Cattish boy thinks Alexandros should head to the safest city in all the Badlands, but is this kid just going to lead him into more trouble, or is the boy right in his attitude of being the only one who can help the Elf survive the Badlands?
While Alexandros is figuring out the Badlands some already have it figured out. Or do they? When investigating the recent strange behavior of the Dark Creatures Alliance member Jafaunz gets a phone call from a friend named Saven. Saven has something concerning the Alliance he needs to talk to Jafaunz about, and it’s too important to say over the phone. So, taking his findings of the Dark Creatures with him, Jafaunz heads to Black Crystal City to meet with Saven.
Thus starts Pendant, the first book in the Badlands Fantasy Series.

Thank you for reading :)

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on August 31, 2014 at 8:05am

Just Released! A Secret Match - hot contemporary romance

Hi,

 

I’m pleased to announce the release of my new romance, A Secret Match. A Secret Match is a contemporary gay romance set in the world of professional wrestling. This full-length novel is available from Amber Quill Press in ebook and paperback formats. (Coming soon to Amazon and B&N.)

 

If gay romance isn’t your cup of tea, I also had two M/F historical romances published this spring, Wilderness Bride and Dangerous Indenture. You can read more about them on my site or their book pages.

 

Best wishes,

Kelli A. Wilkins

A Secret Match

Everett Kinkade is a world-famous professional wrestler and the sexy heartthrob of millions of adoring female fans. But Ev has a secret he doesn’t dare share with anyone. He’s gay.

After years of being Ev’s secret lover, Josh is tired of hiding in the shadows and wants Ev to openly acknowledge their relationship. Coming out is the last thing Ev wants and fears it will ruin his career.

One night in a moment of truth, Everett outs himself on live TV. There’s no going back, and his announcement sparks a firestorm of problems – both personally and professionally. He’s forced to come to grips with who he really is while facing down a tag team out to destroy him.

Torn between living a lie and losing the man he loves, Ev has risked everything… can he find a balance between his career and his heart?

 

Order your copy here: 
Amber Quill Press:
http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/2022-A-Secret-Match.aspx

Catch up on all of Kelli’s romances: www.KelliWilkins.com

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Comment by Gene Cartwright on August 13, 2014 at 10:44am

Take charge, identify and directly connect with those buying your books. 

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Comment by Aidana WillowRaven on June 17, 2014 at 3:38pm

I first introduced Cloud Runner in September of last year, but the actual work was created almost two years ago. Over time, many people have expressed enjoying the piece, but Jack Tyler (AKA: Blimprider), one of my  fellow-members on Steampunk Empire, took it one step further ... 

Read the rest on my blog ... http://willowraven-illustration.blogspot.com

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on April 30, 2014 at 6:58pm

Hi Booklovers,

Today I’m sharing news about my two historical romances, Dangerous Indenture and Wilderness Bride. Dangerous Indenture is a spicy historical/mystery set in Pennsylvania Colony.

My second historical romance, Wilderness Bride, is a traditional historical set in the Michigan Territory and blends love with adventure.

Dangerous Indenture

Eager to escape her past in Ireland, Shauna Farrow signs on to become an indentured servant to Joshua Stewart, a wealthy man in Pennsylvania Colony.

But a life of servitude quickly turns to drudgery, and her hopes for starting over and creating a better life for herself are waning—until she meets her master’s roguish son, Ashton.

Shauna fights her growing attraction to Ashton, torn between propriety and acting on her emotions. But amidst their flirting, something dark stirs. Shauna soon discovers why no other servants will work for the strange Stewart family.

Stewart House has an unsavory reputation: a previous servant died there under mysterious circumstances. When another servant goes missing in the middle of the night, Shauna is convinced that a member of the family is responsible.

When Shauna’s investigation leads her too close to the truth, it’s up to Ashton to save her before time runs out.

Buy links: 

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Indenture-Kelli-Wilkins-ebook/dp/B0...

Medallion Press:

http://medallionmediagroup.com/books/dangerous-indenture/

 

Wilderness Bride

In a moment of desperation, Kathleen Stanton flees her pampered life in Kingston, New York and ends up stranded in a small town in the Michigan Territory. Out of money and lacking a means of escape, she impersonates a handsome stranger’s mail-order bride. Kathleen calls herself Michelle and begins living a lie with her “husband,” Luther, in an isolated mountain cabin. She tells herself the arrangement is temporary until she can move on.
 
Luther can’t believe his luck when his beautiful blonde bride arrives, but something doesn’t feel right about his new wife. She has terrifying nightmares involving a man named Roger and is reluctant to talk about where she came from. But Luther is harboring a secret about his background and fears Michelle will abandon him if she learns the truth about him—and his family.

The couple tries to maintain their rocky relationship as they work to fight brutal townspeople and overcome harsh living conditions. When circumstances force Michelle to stay longer than she expected, she succumbs to her growing attraction and falls in love with Luther. But when they finally give in to their desires and agree to become a proper man and wife, a dark figure from Michelle’s past catches up with her, putting her and Luther in grave danger.

Buy links: 

Amber Quill Press: http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1941-Wilderness-Bride.aspx

 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wilderness-Bride-Kelli-Wilkins/dp/1611248361/...

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Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on April 17, 2014 at 6:07pm

Hi,

 

I’m pleased to announce the release of my sixteenth Amber Quill Press romance. Wilderness Bride is a historical romance set in the Michigan Territory and blends love with adventure. This full-length novel was released on April 6 in paperback and various electronic formats.

 

 

Wilderness Bride

A woman running from her past…straight into the arms of a wild stranger

 

In a moment of desperation, Kathleen Stanton flees her pampered life in Kingston, New York and ends up stranded in a small town in the Michigan Territory. Out of money and lacking a means of escape, she impersonates a handsome stranger’s mail-order bride. Kathleen calls herself Michelle and begins living a lie with her “husband,” Luther, in an isolated mountain cabin. She tells herself the arrangement is temporary until she can move on.

 

Luther can’t believe his luck when his beautiful blonde bride arrives, but something doesn’t feel right about his new wife. She has terrifying nightmares involving a man named Roger and is reluctant to talk about where she came from. But Luther is harboring a secret about his background and fears Michelle will abandon him if she learns the truth about him—and his family.

 

The couple tries to maintain their rocky relationship as they work to fight brutal townspeople and overcome harsh living conditions. When circumstances force Michelle to stay longer than she expected, she succumbs to her growing attraction and falls in love with Luther. But when they finally give in to their desires and agree to become a proper man and wife, a dark figure from Michelle’s past catches up with her, putting her and Luther in grave danger.

 

 

Wilderness Bride is available in ebook and paperback formats. Order your copy here:

http://www.amberquill.com/store/p/1941-Wilderness-Bride.aspx

Look for it soon on Amazon and B&N!

 

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