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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 Joshua Busch on July 25, 2008 at 1:15pm
Need a publisher? Visit http://joshuabuschebooks.weebly.com and click on the "author guidelines" tab. Thanks for your time.
Comment by Darryl Brown on July 7, 2008 at 1:00pm
Hi I'm new to the group. My name is Darryl, from The Bronx, NY. I'm a month or so close to printing my first urban fiction entitled, "Two for Five".

I'm looking to network with authors, marketers, and readers who are willing to exchange info about free publicity and book promotion.

Also, if anyone has any info or positive feedback reqarding setting up targeted mailing list, that would be great.
Comment by martha tucker on June 23, 2008 at 3:15pm
I am starting a syndication, where we choose to run a chapter of books--readers pay $2 to pay the selection committee. We vote on the best at the end of the month. "A best Author of the Month" can do a lot of good to a resume.

Is anyone interested in submitting. Let me know.
marthatucker@newimagewriters.com

Martha Tucker
www.newimagewriters.com
www.blog.newimagewriters.com
Comment by martha tucker on June 10, 2008 at 10:41pm
Hi Everyone,
My name is Martha Tucker, my friends call me Marti. If you look at my posts, visit my site, and buy my books, you can call me Marti too. LOL. Sorry about that. OK. My novel is "The Mayor's Wife Wore Sapphires," an urban political thriller. I'm also founder of New Image Writer's Network. That group's mission is to share 3-dimensional African American characters with the world that we see to many of in the media. Further, I won the prestigious Cush City "2007 Best New Author Award."

I look forward to talking with all, I man everyone of you during the year. Thanks for having me.
Marti tucker
www.newimagewriters.com
marthatucker@newimagewriters.com
Comment by Mrs. Angeline Bandon-Bibum on June 10, 2008 at 8:32pm
Greetings All,
I just joined, and I'm saying hello to the other authors, publishers, and readers out there. I'm happy to share information on marketing, etc. I also hope to get new tips to promote my novel, Sojourner's Dream. Thanks, Angeline.
Comment by Sandy Powers on June 7, 2008 at 8:58am
Hi,
I'm new the group. I'm a breast cancer survivor who battled liver disease. "Organic for Health" is my story about how with an organic diet healed my liver and is helping me fight cancer recurrence.
I am working on a book trailer. In July, I will have a blog tour--my first. Anyone have suggestions?
Sandy Powers
Comment by Cacoethes Publishing House on June 3, 2008 at 10:30pm


Back, back, back in time………
Roger Reborn 2008 © William Buster

Fred Krueger wakes up to discover he has mysteriously gone back over two hundred years to a small community in England. Somehow, he has transmigrated to the body of Roger Hallworth who is the son of a prominent aristocrat. Fred, now Roger finds the transition both shocking and frightening. However, he’s arrived right smack in the middle of a swarming, hornets nest of serious problems. Apparently, Roger has rung up huge gambling debts, is in process of being called out for a duel from a young nobleman who he has insulted and is about to be entrapped by the lascivious clutches of Nora, a beautiful, yet desperate wife of a wealthy neighbor. If that isn’t enough, Kate Langdon is in danger of becoming a spinster and she has contrived to have her father make a substantial monetary deal to cement a match between her and Roger. She is in love with the disreputable son of Allan Hallworth and she will stop at nothing to entice him into bed. As the story progresses, a small pox epidemic turns the family fortunes upside down until Kate Langdon proves her true worth to Roger. This is a novel of many twists and turns and I guarantee that the ending will surprise you.

Available now at www.cacoethespublishing.net
Comment by Debra Purdy Kong on May 27, 2008 at 4:41pm
Wow, a number of familiar of names on this group. Hi everyone. I noticed a caption at the top of this discussion stating that someone could start a group for reviewing books and having others review our books. I'd be happy to review books. I post on amazon.ca, goodreads, and I just started blogging on myspace, if that helps. I'm also looking for reviewers to post online reviews for Fatal Encryption, my amateur sleuth mystery that was published last month.
Comment by Linda Ballou on May 23, 2008 at 10:20am
Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii is now available for purchase on my site www.LindaBallouAuthor.com.
Incredible response from first readers. Please stop by.
Comment by Karen Harrington on May 5, 2008 at 10:35am
Hello All:

Have you heard of the Page 69 Test? It's a challenge to determine a book's worthiness by opening it to page 69 and reading that page first.

Go to The Page69 Test to see what other authors (including yours truly) have discovered from this single page. It's really quite interesting!

http://page69test.blogspot.com/
 

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