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If you are a novelist, novel publisher, or novel reader, here's a group where you can share more info, discuss strategies, and create partnerships.

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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 Gene Cartwright on Friday

Bypass The Clutter! 

Take Your Readers Directly to Your Amazon Catalog

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on February 15, 2015 at 12:55pm

Hi,

I’m sharing a bit about my latest book: You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction. If you’ve always dreamed of writing and getting published, but have no idea where or how to start—THIS is the book for you!

As an author of 95 short stories and 19 romance novels, I’m often asked: Where do you get your ideas? How do I get published? How do you write a book? What advice do you have for writers who are just starting out? Do you have any writing tips? 

One day, I started thinking about everything I’ve learned over the years, and inspiration hit me: Why not write a book on how to write? The result? You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction.

Each easy-to-read chapter is:

  • Based on my 15 years of experience as a writer, advice I’ve received over the years, and the technical “know-how” I’ve gained in writing classes and workshops.
  • Loaded with practical instruction on how to create a story, step-by-step: from getting a great idea to meeting your characters, developing a plot, and on to writing, revising, and submitting your work.
  • Filled with helpful tips all writers can use, PLUS fun writing exercises to get you motivated!

If you’re ready to get writing, order your copy here:

http://www.amazon.com/Write-Really-Beginners-Guide-Writing-Fiction-ebook/dp/B00THWLFQU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1423749384&sr=1-1

 

Comment by Julia Colquitt Allen on February 12, 2015 at 7:43am

Hi! Just joining! I'm a newly self-published author just trying to learn the ropes. Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by Authors Express Promotion on January 24, 2015 at 5:21pm

No worries. Book sales always drop in January. They should pick back up for you around March-April when people start spending money and getting out of the house more. As they start planning summer vacation, sales usually jump a bit. In general though, people are being more cautious with their spending. E-book sales as a rule, generally stay pretty steady year round. For those who enjoy reading, it's perfect because it's a quick buy, cheaper, and they can take it just about anywhere. I've noticed a lot of people reading kindle books on their i-phones at lunchtime.

Comment by Theresa M. Moore on January 16, 2015 at 12:46pm

Not sure what is going on with my books, as sales have slowed down to practically nothing. Advertising, promotions, etc. don't seem to work. The world has changed, I can't adapt fast enough and still have time to write books.

Comment by Theresa M. Moore on December 10, 2014 at 3:13am

Hello, just joining here.

I write and publish both fiction and nonfiction and my narrative style is according to the tone of the book. I write word movies. My Children of The Dragon SF/vampire series is up to 8 books now, with a 9th on the way. Each novel stands alone, so that you can pick one up and read it without obligation to buy the whole set.

I also write mystery novels.

For more information about my books please visit Antellus.

Comment by Hari Prasad Shrestha on December 4, 2014 at 11:02am

 My New Novel Published.

Name: The Violent Nile - A Novella on East Africa

Publisher: Cinnamonteal Publishing, Goa, India

Price: IRs 299 US$ 8.50

Comment by W.A. Rusho on September 30, 2014 at 11:44am

I know this may sound trivial to the authors here who have written dozens of books, and have hundreds of reviews, but this is my first novel, Legend of the Mystic Knights,   I just got my first review at

http://fantasyguide.stormthecastle.com/reviews/legend-of-the-mystic...

I am excited and happy about it.

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on September 26, 2014 at 8:52pm

You may get your copy of What Did Jesus Say at Amazon, in Kindle Edition and at other fine online bookstores. You may also visit the author at What Did Jesus Really Say Blogspot.

Comment by W.A. Rusho on September 17, 2014 at 1:57pm

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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