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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 Assuanta Collins on October 13, 2008 at 1:01pm
October 18th, Wag Fest Literary Bazaar is the place to for self-published authors.

Wag Fest Litertainment is more than a literary conference and bazaar; it is a movement that promotes self sufficiency and resourcefulness. Although not exclusive, Wag Fest caters to independent and self published authors, poets, musicians, comedians, and artist. Starting in 2007 in New Jersey, a close knit group of authors got together in the spirit to sell books and have a good time. Since then, a second Wag Fest in March 2008 - this time in Seattle - proved to be a huge success with standing room only and a larger group of artists that traveled cross country to participate in this event. The saying at Wag Fest is "come as strangers but leave as family" and that has proven true time and time again.

In March 2008, Wag Fest Seattle consisted of a bustling poetry party and book bazaar. Special guests, BET Comedian D Lamont Hall and CJ Johnson of Hiram Clarke Films were in attendance, and CJ taught a class at the conference on how to turn your book into a film. CJ has an impressive resume and has worked with some of the best in the film industry. He provided a plethora of valuable information on the movie industry along with offering his services to convert your book into a film or play.

Trust us when we say - YOU WILL NOT WALK AWAY THE SAME!

ONLY $100 registration & vending fee.

If you are unable to make the event in October, you have the opportunity to send your promotional items for the inexpensive fee of $20. You can pay your fees via PayPal. The email address is

Asta Publications will be conducting “Writing is Hard Enough... Publishing Shouldn't Be!" workshop series at the Wag Fest event March 13-15, 2009 at Wag Fest in Seattle 2009 in Seattle. Go ahead and start making plans to attend this thought informative event, if you want to find out about the self-publishing industry. Self-publish the right way and save some money.
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.
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!!


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