Obscurity, not bad press, is really the bane of every intrepid indie author. There’s no magic lady drifting under the waves, ready to lob a sword at us, and no wizard with a magic spell that will make everyone instantly know about us.
But there are things you can do. Seek out reviewers, ones specific to your genre. After figuring out who your audience is (that’s an article for another time), figure out how to find them. Bookbloggers willing to take a chance on indie writers (usually just for a free copy) are a great resource. After they blog, tweet, and review, their fans will know about your book.
For a list of Indie-friendly bookblogger reviewers, click HERE.
Don’t be afraid to reach out and get others talking about your book. Even if they aren’t saying it’s the best thing ever written … they are still talking about it. And other people will be listening and just might be willing to take a chance on you.
I’m trying. Any tips out there? It seems so hard to get the word out there. You get your first sales from your friends. And then … dead in the water. How do you break through to the market of folks that don’t know you?
All right … the book is published. You took that leap off the cliff … so what now? Yeah, your friends have bought copies, but how are you getting the word out there so that people that don’t know you will pick up copies?
The draft is done. Proofreaders are working. The book should be out soon. YES! Lot’s Mountain will be making its way to you soon!
The children have kept me busy lately, but now, I have ten pages left to edit. I’ve updated my draft for my proof readers.
I can’t stop now!
Waking up to a steel-gray sky and the trees swaying back and forth.
Yep, it’s time to write.
How are all those projects coming?
A question to all writers and readers out there … The middle of the novel is important. It gives background and fleshes out the story.
But middles aside … which do you spend more time on, figuring out the beginning sentence or the last one?
Fellow writers, how do you write an action scene? Any tricks? Pit-falls? Hints?
Dogs are asleep. Kids are off to school.
Oh yeah. It’s time.