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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 CBM Christian Book Marketing on Monday

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Book one, AWARENESS, will release early 2016. Amazon has given this story an option to be published by Kindle Scout.

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Comment by Gene Cartwright on January 15, 2016 at 9:46am

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Comment by Anita M Shaw on January 8, 2016 at 2:58pm

Hi! Just jumping in to introduce myself. I write children's, YA and contemporary romance of the sweeter variety and do so under separate names. My own for the kids' and YA stories and under Neenah Davis-Wilson for the romances.

I have 1 middle grade novel and two romances on Amazon at the moment, but am wondering about re-titling one of the romances. I also have a little hot pepper recipe book out there too, which is getting a new cover right now.

I find marketing and promo a little difficult since I've never been one to shout my stuff from the roof tops. Therefore my readership base is tiny for the romances and nil for the children's novel. I have a YA to come out in a couple of months.

Hope everyone's new year will be as rewarding and profitable as ever dreamed of!

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on December 22, 2015 at 11:31pm

Coming Soon, New Book Release, March 2016 - Dave Hernandez releases:

I Am: The Blueprint of Humanity (Unabridged) and I Am: The Blueprint of Humanity (Condensed)

This is a glorious and fantastic adventure into the heart of the Trinitarian God, revealing our true identity in Christ as Sons of God that will help one break free from the cocoon of mediocrity into Glory – in – I AM! ~ CBM Book Reviews

A fascinating look into two colliding views: Adam’s before the Fall and the Last Adam, Jesus Christ.

He came to restore all that was lost at the Fall. I Am: The Blueprint of Humanity (Unabridged and Condensed) takes a look into what the world was like before, what was lost, Who God is, Who Jesus Christ is and gives insight into the Trinity.

Riveting, captivating and refreshing one will find their place, identity, security and victory in the realization of who they are in Christ. New appreciation, fresh faith and an uplifting perspective will be encountered as one discovers intimacy with Jesus Christ, His presence and the Holy Spirit.

Filled with Scripture, wisdom, revelation and insight, author Dave Hernandez has written an exploration into humanity and gives to all the encouragement and understanding of your original blueprint that is firm and safe in Jesus Christ.

DISCOVER THE POWER OF LIVING IN I AM!

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on December 2, 2015 at 6:16pm

SPECIAL DANGEROUS INDENTURE DECEMBER BOOK SALE!

For the entire month of December, my Medallion Press romance, Dangerous Indenture, is on sale for only $.99 across all platforms!

Dangerous Indenture is a spicy historical/mystery set in Pennsylvania Colony in the early 1700s.

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.

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If you love historical romances, don’t miss my other Medallion Press romance, The Viking’s Witch!

About to be burned at the stake by her fellow villagers, Odaria does what any betrayed witch facing certain death would do. She calls down a curse. Within seconds, rampaging Norsemen raid the village, capturing everyone except her.  But her reprieve is short-lived, and Odaria lands in the clutches of the Norse leader Rothgar…

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Vikings-Witch-ebook/dp/B008R5185G/ref=sr_...

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-vikings-witch-kelli-wilkins/111...

Comment by Gene Cartwright on October 5, 2015 at 1:24pm

Comment by Kelli A. Wilkins on August 8, 2015 at 4:03pm

SPECIAL BOOK SALE NEWS

 

Now through August 11th You Can Write—Really! A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Fiction is on sale for $1.99!

 

Have you always wanted to write?

 

Are you looking for an extra boost of motivation?

 

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Also included are helpful tips all writers can use, plus fun writing exercises to get you motivated.

Once you have the basics down, you can write—really!


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Comment by Gene Cartwright on August 3, 2015 at 9:40pm

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 29, 2015 at 9:52am

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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 29, 2015 at 9:40am
By Faith Live Life
Terrell L. Sheppard
ISBN#978-1457526152
A CBM Book Review
10.0 out of 10.0 stars
CBM Christian Book Reviews ~ Offering hope to the weary at heart and lighting the path for those whose path has become dim, find purpose, joy and love within this well-written book as the author writes concisely to the Body of Christ to empower victory over defeat
By Faith Live Life by Terrell L. Sheppard is a wonderfully encouraging book written to teach the practical application of life by faith through God’s Word.  This is the kind of book that changes people’s lives!  Based on selected scriptures, the author takes a targeted area of life and applies scripture, teaching that one will be blessed in adhering to Biblical principles that God has set forth in His Word.  The author acknowledges that each person has sorrow and happiness in life, for life is not without difficult challenges.  Unfortunately, these tragedies in life can prevent a person from seeking their destiny and purpose in God.  The author encourages each person to understand that God’s Word does provide answers, giving keen insight into how to overcome, offering spiritual perspective into each life; therefore, unfolding the mystery of the Gospel lived through past patriarchs that give us examples of how to life by faith.
 

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