I actually have a lot of things I want to blog about and when I get time — :memememe: yeah right–I’ll do a bunch and “post date” them.
But for today let’s talk about that ugly thing called self-promotion (and most of this will probably only apply to epubbing) and all those ugly things no one tells you–namely EVERYTHING.
The only thing kept more secret than how to write a book is how to self promote. First off, just like in writing, there are NO NEW IDEAS. Which really sucks ass. The most original thing I’ve been able to come up wtih is character interviews (that I’m probably going to stop posting on my blog since I don’t get a lot of reader traffic anyway).
Secondly, don’t join a bunch of reading loops and spam them every time you have a new release, or an upcoming chat or news. Do you know what happens after I get the same email for the fourth time? I delete it. I don’t read it. And I get pissy about it. Unfortunately for promtional purposes (stuff I’ve done with the muses) I’ve ended up on extra loops which means extra mail. I”m not complaining, it’s just a sad fact.
Anyway back to spamming…Lemme clue you in on a little secret. Many readers are on many of the same loops. In other words, a lot of the readers on Romance Junkie Readers are also on FARChatters. Now, if I, as a writer, am annoyed beyond redemption, how do you think those readers feel? :poof: EXACTLY!
One writer friend suggested spreading the notices out over a few days. I also vote for hitting just a few important lists.
A few Romance Websites:
The Romance Studio
The Best Reviews
A Romance Review
Just Erotic Romance Reviews
Fallen Angels Reviews
Road To Romance
So come on spill all your dirty little promo secrets. Point us toward other review places.
Tomorrow I’ll try to touch on what you do with all those review links….besides request reviews.