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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 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.
Comment by Susan Culp on September 11, 2008 at 3:14pm

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, and I am busy promoting it on-line. More information is on my website:
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.
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
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!!

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:

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

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