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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 Bobby Ozuna on October 3, 2008 at 8:56am
Hello everyone! If you want to discover how I came to write and publish my first novel--Proud Souls--then don't miss my LIVE and UNSCRIPTED interview on blog talk radio's--"The Odd Mind!"
The interview will run tonight, October 3rd from 8~9PM CST.

Check out my blog, "Drawing Stories...With Words" for all the details and find out how you can win a complimentary--autographed--copy of my book tonight!!!

~Bobby Ozuna
author of PROUD SOULS
Comment by Bobby Ozuna on September 24, 2008 at 8:23am
Authors WANTED for "author interview" section of Melly's Spot blog...
See my latest blog posting for updates and information!!!


~Bobby Ozuna
Drawing Stories...With Words
Comment by Susan Culp on September 19, 2008 at 3:10pm
I recently published my book through an e-book company, which gives me the right to publish the same book in print from another publisher or self-publish.

My publisher offers three options through her company. One of which would be using Baker & Taylor. However, she says if I do so, neither her company or I will make "any" money. Some of the authors in her company want to do so anyway for the "status." I don't think this is good business to have a book distributed and ordered through B&T and not make any money from it. She says the 55% off the top she has to give to B&T, plus the printer and shipping is why no one makes any money. Can you give me some advice on this? I don't know whether to go with my publisher for print books or self-publish through a company like CreateSpace.
Comment by Bobby Ozuna on September 18, 2008 at 11:50am
Hello everyone...nice to meet you! I am busy working with other authors, collaborating and generating ideas to help (US) find success in our book marketing venues.

You can find me on MySpace, Facebook & Blogger... stop by my website and say hello.
BobbyOzunaOnline.com
Comment by Susan Culp on September 11, 2008 at 3:14pm
Hello:

I joined today and am excited to be part of this group. My book: "50 Frogs, 5 Babes and a Bulldog" has recently been published by SynergEbooks.com, and I am busy promoting it on-line. More information is on my website: www.50frogs5babesandabulldog.com
Comment by ken shapley on August 28, 2008 at 1:43am
Hi all, I just signed up and am getting used to navigating around the site. I just wanted to say Hi and invite anyone who wants to to come listen to chapter one of my first novel "When We All Dream Together" which I have put up on my page. I will take time to explore more in the next few weeks.
cheers
ken
Comment by Lynda Davis on August 27, 2008 at 11:45am
Happy Wednesday! My website has just been updated. Along with the Christian inspiration and Bible trivia it now has an interview with me and preview of my book that will be released in October. Come on over and say hello wingsofadovenewsletter.com
Comment by Oak Tree Press on August 23, 2008 at 7:21am
Greetings! I'm Billie, and Oak Tree Press is my publishing company. OTP does mystery, romance, some New Age, non-fiction. In Sept, we'll be releasing LAKE MEADE, a romantic suspense, EASY MONEY, an exciting crime caper novel, THE LAST STOP: Lincoln and the Mud Circuit, and AUTO REPAIR: The Customer's Crash Course. I still have some ARCs left if anyone wants to do a review!
Comment by Rai Aren on August 20, 2008 at 2:17am
Wow, cool idea! I love it!!

Rai
Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on August 19, 2008 at 10:12pm
Regarding the two books listed below (The Ezekiel Code and Secret of the Sands) here's a great idea:

 

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