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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 Craig Dressler on August 23, 2013 at 11:03am

Christian Thriller Trailer

The following is the book trailer for the Christian thriller entitled Heart of Terror.  The Midwest Book Review said of the book: "Heart of Terror is an exciting twist of thriller and faith, very much recommended reading."  The novel is available as an ebook as well as in hard copy from amazon.com and from the Barnes and Noble website.

Comment by Mrs. Angeline Bandon-Bibum on August 17, 2013 at 10:30am

The critical need for research when writing fiction is touched upon in my recent blog post, Writing and Reseach.  Writing and Research

 

Comment by Dee Thomas on August 12, 2013 at 2:52pm

I am offering a publicity service for authors that includes:

  • A press release and distribution to our online network channels
  • A promotion banner designed for the book
  • A book trailer and distribution to ten video sharing sites
  • An author interview posted on Reading and Writing Addiction Blog
  • A professional pitch sheet PDF
  • An author/book spotlight on DGT Book Promotion News

This package is normally $199 ...its on sale now for $149 but for members of this group can receive this discounted rate of $99 for the entire package if they order before 8/16/2013. You can view our video trailers and other information about the package on the DGT Book Promotions website: http://www.dgtbookpromotions.com/marketing

Please email me at dgtbookpromotions@gmail.com to receive the group rate.

Dee

Comment by Tassel Chrystal Elaine Daley on August 8, 2013 at 7:47pm

I love this group.

Comment by MAXWELL KOBINA ACQUAH on July 15, 2013 at 11:48am

http://youtu.be/kQN6GgxPYJE

THE CHURCH IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK by Yefulkay
Maxwell Kobina Acquah - Yefulkay - www.sbpra.com/Yefulkay

Contemporary religious scholars and historians estimate that there are approximately 38,000 denominations in the world today. Have you ever wondered if the true church still exists today? Does it really matter to which church I belong? If the true church does exist, how can I find it?
Learn about the fascinating history of the first century church of the Bible and how it still exists today! Learn about God's true church, the origins of denominationalism and God's scheme of redemption for mankind.

In this book I have explained what the Bible says about the meaning of the word CHURCH, characteristics of Christian and Non-Christian Churches, church membership, the purpose of the church, Church Governance or management and Administration, Church Conflict and resolution etc.
This book also answers critical questions such as: what does Jehovah God really think about the religious division that exists today? Does He want unity instead?

Contact for your copy or copies
PresalesManager@SBPRA.com

Title: THE CHURCH (IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK) by Yefulkay

ISBN: 978-1-62516-226-7

6X9 inches in size
258 pages.
NOTE: For orders of 15 or more copies, please send your order request to bookorder@sbpra.net. Be sure to include “Presale Order” in the subject line and the following information: ISBN, Title, Quantity, Purchasing Contact, Phone Number, Email, and Complete Street Shipping Address
Visit www.sbpra.com/Yefulkay
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Comment by Patrick Brigham on July 10, 2013 at 12:36pm

Herodotus - the Gnome of Sofia

Against a backdrop of political change in South Eastern Europe, the story embraces disgruntled communists, cold war warriors, intrigue, deception and finally murder. Sir Arthur Cumberpot has an unspectacular career which is swiftly drawn to a close when he is appointed British Ambassador to Bulgaria. Due to some unforeseen mishaps his wife Annabel is accused of being a spy and sent home to their house in Watlington while her background is checked by MI5. Annabel is guilty of nothing, other than being the biological daughter of Jim Kilbey, Britain’s most famous spy. It seems that a jealous god has sought to visit the sins of the father upon her, but so has everyone else. She is the victim of serendipity, but also of cover ups, the duplication of thin evidence and exaggeration. But she is also heartless, treacherous, self indulgent and without shame.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Herodotus-Gnome-Sofia-Patrick-Brigham/dp/19...

Comment by Patrick Brigham on July 10, 2013 at 12:16pm

I am afraid that our man Mick Rooney is right about the amount of effort writers these days have to make to be noticed - 90% publicity and 10% writing - a depressing thought when we have all tried so hard to write the perfect book. I can hardly claim to be a successful writer, but things are slowly changing. I think some people like my books, but maybe it is because I reserve an hour a day to promote my books. Consistency may not just be 'the hob-goblin of the small mind,' but also a writers ultimate  salvation

Comment by Kevin Hardman on June 29, 2013 at 4:26pm

Honestly, if I knew I'd tell you.  (I'd also apply it to my other book - Warden (Book 1: Wendigo Fever) - which is ranking respectably but not doing nearly as well.)  

I have ad campaigns on Goodreads for both books, but I don't think they're particularly effective. I don't have a Facebook page for my work, my blog doesn't get a lot of hits and I don't have a lot of Twitter followers.  About all I've done is post on Goodreads and tweet about it, but that's it - nothing much beyond that. (Oh wait - I did get a good review on Comic Book Bin, but I don't know how much to credit the site since other people have gotten good reviews there but not achieved the same sales volume.  I'm certain it gave me a boost, but I don't know how to quantify it.)

Outside of praying about it (which I still do every day), I'm not sure I can point to one specific factor and say that's what did it.  On a side note, everyone has raved about the cover art, so I'm certain that's helped me.  In fact, my own advice is that is getting great cover art and a good description are the initial one-two punch you need to start getting sales.

Comment by John Kremer on June 29, 2013 at 3:57pm

Kevin, those are great results. Can you say how you went about getting your book to #1 in three categories?

Comment by Kevin Hardman on June 28, 2013 at 3:15pm

I'm blessed in that my book Sensation: A Superhero Novel is currently ranked #1 in three categories:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,566 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

#1 in Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Fantasy

#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Fantasy

#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Fantasy > Superhero

 

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