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Saturday, June 21, 2014

@LeskoLori's Right Way vs. Wrong Way to Promote Your Book #AmWriting #MondayBlogs #WriteTip

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Introduction from the Cat Man: I am proud to welcome Lori Lesko to my corner of the web today. Her newest release is Copyright - A Novel and looks to be a fantastic read. 

The Right Way and the Wrong Way to Promote Your Book Online

I'm not an expert in marketing or promoting. However, I've been on social media, especially Twitter for 2 years now. I've written and published a novella, a screenplay and soon will be promoting my first novel Copyright. So, yes, I have been planning certain things when the novel comes out. And I definitely have learned from watching other people, especially authors-so here it goes.

Should do: Engage, engage, engage, oh and then engage. Put yourself out there, on Google +, Facebook, Pinterest and yes, Twitter. You could be writing the world's best novel, but if no one has ever heard of you, then how will your book sell? This is especially important when you are at the beginning-just starting to write your novel. Because, you can constantly tell people your progress. 

Ask them their advice in regards to the story (my friend in Barcelona asked how her novel should begin, with a party or a funeral), or have them help chose the book cover, brilliant! What if your novel is done and you're just starting out? First, make sure you have a link to your book that is easily accessible, on your Twitter page, Google +, Facebook and Pinterest. People don't want to have to go searching for your book, trust me. Use http://www.booklinker.net/ or http://manage.smarturl.it/
Should Not Do: Blast people on a daily basis about your book. "They love that!" she said, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. People have to get to know you. You need to get to know yourself. What is your platform? How do you share this with people? Well, for me, I started blogging. People can subscribe and receive an email of the post. This helped me in 2 areas, finding my own voice and building an audience. I have actual fans now-me. It's an astonishing fact. I still shake my head at this notion. I get goose bumps whenever someone subscribes to read what I have to say. It took a while, but with the help of @MondayBlogs on Twitter.

Numbers don't lie. I started blogging in July with @MondayBlogs, right around the time I started writing my novel. I went from 1365 hits (on the right) in May,  to 21488, as of this month. That was 147% increase! Plus you can add your blog feed to your Author Page on Amazon and Goodreads. You have an Author Page on Goodreads, right?

Should do: Goodreads. Get your butt on there and interact. How? Read and review books. Gather friends from Twitter or Facebook, I do this daily. This is a gold mine for Authors and most of them don't take advantage of what it has to offer. I could write a whole blog on Goodreads itself. I have over 30 people who clicked on "Want to Read" my novel COPYRIGHT before it has even published. So I emailed a few of them and gave them the PDF for free. The result, I now have 5 reviews already smiling back at me. People like to see reviews when deciding on whether or not to buy a book. So plan a giveaway party for your novel. Freebees.

Should Not Do: Don't suggest or bother your friends endlessly. Saying, "Hey buy my new book...you'll just love it." Goodreads frowns on that and could get you kicked off the program. Good Luck!

copyright

Amber Tyler is living every author’s dream: her books are all best sellers and she writes full time. She has worked hard and is well-accomplished in her career, and she has the support and love of her beautiful children and girlfriend. 

But the dream soon turns into a terrible nightmare when her latest manuscript is stolen. She decides to fight for what is rightfully hers, only to find that the harder she tries, the easier it all slips through her fingers, putting her career, her family, and her life in jeopardy.

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Genre – Thriller
Rating – PG-13
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