Monday, January 21, 2013
Getting Insights from Literary Vets
Tonight on AAMBC Radio we were discussing Marketing and Branding yourself as an author. Anyone who didn't listen in on tonight's show missed out big time! But don't worry I got ya ^_~ Lemme run down a few of the most important things to make sure that you know according to two of the veterans of the game Tamika Newhouse and Authoress Anna Black
First of all when you are marketing and networking on Facebook
DON'T just think it is okay to plug your info onto anyone's page or group
*You'll piss people off
*Its called having common courtesy
*Its just not very professional
DON'T tag multiple people when advertising your book cover
*If they have nothing to do with your book they shouldn't be tagged
DON'T just let Facebook be your only social media outlet if you can help it.
*You want people to be able to find you on multiple sites
*The more your name is out there the more likely it is that your sales will go up
Now what should you do?
*Know who you are trying to reach
*Understand that not everyone is going to buy your book, accept it
*Always be looking for blogs or websites or book-clubs to feature your book. You have to be social, BIG THING TO REMEMBER. Think even bigger if you can maybe try local radio or a local paper or something but just grind every day to find more sources for exposure. Maybe even keep business cards handy to hand out to people in case they want you for an event or something.
*Be organized. Always have a game plan. Know what you are going to do and when.
Here are a few sites that Tamika Newhouse (Best-selling author, Vibe Vixen, business extraordinaire) thinks every author should be involved with
Twitter My twitter is @AuthorMariposa
Zite (Anyone know how this works?)
But for an more in depth view on the whole discussion listen to the show
here>> The Facebook Author (Free Advice)
So toodles for now and happy hustling