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Novel Authors and Publishers

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.

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Comment by Gary Val Tenuta on August 19, 2008 at 6:28pm
Greetings readers and fellow writers! I'd like to take this opportunity to show you the cover of my novel. If it looks like it's your cup o' tea then I invite you to watch the VIDEO TRAILER, read the prologue, a sample chapter and the rave reviews at

Comment by Rai Aren on August 19, 2008 at 5:15pm
Hello all! I would like to introduce myself, I am the co-author of Secret of the Sands, a mystery/speculative sci-fi novel about ancient Egypt. Secret of the Sands has been a repeated BESTSELLER for the category "Books, Religion & Spirituality, Fiction"!

For 12,000 years a dark and deadly secret has been hidden deep below the Great Sphinx of Giza. In present day Egypt, two archaeologists discover mysterious artifacts belonging to an unknown civilization. A frightening and awe-inspiring story unravels as the archaeologists race against time to decipher the dangerous knowledge they hold…

"A deep probing mystery riddled with prophecy and danger, Secret of the Sands uses Egypt and her mythology as a backdrop to delve into the meanings of life and religion." -McNally Robinson

"Rai Aren and Tavius E. have crafted a fast-paced, exciting novel overflowing with mystery and intrigue. The tension is constant. The characters fully developed. And the plot gripping. Ancient history and present day relevance are so expertly intertwined, that you might forget you are reading a work of fiction." -- Thomas Phillips, author of The Molech Prophecy

Look for us as an eBook on (kindle) & any day now!!

Rai Aren, co-author of Secret of the Sands
Comment by Brenda Weaver on August 13, 2008 at 5:32am
Check out what's happening with me at:

Please pass it on to all your friends and leave a comment!
Comment by Eileen Thornton on August 12, 2008 at 5:23am

Check out The Trojan Project, a novel fuelled by love, jealousy, hatred and ruthless determination.
The Quiet Hills Hold a Terrifying Secret!
Eileen Thornton
Comment by Brenda Weaver on August 4, 2008 at 5:34pm
Come on over and take a peek, leave a comment and tell all your friends to do the same! It will be posted until Aug. 7th.
Rowan of Locks Glen is the last Dragon Lord...come see what he has to say about that!
Comment by JW Thompson on July 31, 2008 at 8:19am

An Action/Adventure novel with just the right touch of Romance
Comment by CR Cardin on July 30, 2008 at 4:12pm
Does anyone know a PR firm that handles FICTION, preferably mysteries or thrillers?
Comment by Joshua Busch on July 25, 2008 at 1:15pm
Need a publisher? Visit 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.

Martha Tucker

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