Once again, Kristen has excellent advice for writers. If you haven’t subscribed to her blog, I would highly recommend it. I’ve really enjoyed her recent posts on story structure. They have helped to get me motivated for NaNoWriMo.
Be sure to checkout her books, too. We Are Not Alone – The Writer’s Guide to Social Media, which can be found here: https://coolgus.com/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=We+Are+Not+Alone&description=1&model=1&product_id=87 She also has Are You There Blog? It’s Me, Writer, which can be found here: https://coolgus.com/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=are+you+there+blog&description=1&model=1&product_id=85
The world is changing faster than any of us can keep up, and publishing is certainly not immune. Yet, one constant remains. There are only two ways to sell lots of books—good book and word of mouth. Period. Book trailer, bookmarks, giveaways, and flare are fun, but are certainly not major drivers of book sales. If you want to know why, take a few minutes to check out one of my earlier posts that explains why books are not tubes of toothpaste and writers are not tacos.
One of the best ways to generate word of mouth for our books is to enlist the help of bloggers who have large followings. Ah, but be careful. There is a TON of bad advice floating around out there about how to approach bloggers to review a book, give you an interview or allow you to guest post.
I know when I was…
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