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Novel Authors and Publishers


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 Linda Ballou on May 23, 2008 at 10:20am
Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii is now available for purchase on my site
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!
Comment by Linda Ballou on April 3, 2008 at 11:35am
Looks to be a great way to stay abreast of the latest and greatest and most fruitful ways to market my book Wai-nani-High Chiefess of Hawai`i -Coming Soon!
Comment by Joseph Langen on April 3, 2008 at 7:48am
I'm brand new here but am looking forward to viewing other people's efforts to get some ideas for a consistent marketing plan. I recently published my first novel, The Pastor's inferno. I'm glad to be here and am looking forward to sharingsome ideas

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