Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Make Mine Mystery
July 5, 2017
Linda Lee Kane


            When it comes to marketing my books, like most authors, I am completely out of my element and totally inexperienced.
            What I want to do is write, tell a great story, perfect my craft but if my books don’t sell because of my lack of knowledge of the marketing world than its almost impossible for me to keep writing for anybody but myself, which is okay but I usually write stories to convey a message.
            So it came to my attention that a book by an author called the 30-Day Book Marketing challenge by Rachel Thompson might be of help. It is jammed packed with loads of useful information and websites to get you where you want to go in the world of Social Media Marketing.
            Most authors have embraced blogging, Facebook, and Twitter, you congratulate yourself by thinking, “I have arrived”. Now what? Well, isn’t that the 50 million dollar question?
            One of the first things Rachel did is brand herself-experimenting with pre-release activities prior to her book launch. She actively markets her own books, 100%. So isn’t just talking the talk, she is actually doing it.
            Day 1 of her 30 day Challenge is all about Twitter-she believes Twitter is a great channel for networking and visibility.
            Rachel gives a lot of helpful information on how to use it to your best advantage and feels twitter is an important book marketing tool because it’s where your READERS are. Book marketing is about BOOK DISCOVERY.
Next month, if I get some interest, I’ll post some of her go to websites and helpful information on your bio and pinning a tweet.


authorlindathorne said...

That sounds interesting. I wrote the author's name down and book title. Twitter honestly confuses me. Once in awhile I'll come across a blog that will give me information about what hashtags are good and why and other information on Twitter. I keep it in a file. I'm still confused by the tweets that I see and those that sent to me. I don't know what is effective or not effective. Twitter is a world I avoid and force myself to go into it from time to time, but I feel like I'm flying blind when I'm in Twitter. Thank you for the information.

Patricia Gligor's Writers Forum said...

Like you, I love to write but promoting is another story. (Pun intended.)
I'll be interested to read what you discover after trying some of the Twitter "tricks" in the book.

Morgan Mandel said...

It's a struggle to promote what we write.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Promotion is the big buggaboo for all of us.