• Z Thraves posted an update in the group Group logo of The Ground Floor (Meet & Greet)The Ground Floor (Meet & Greet) 4 years, 10 months ago

    Hi there. I write, currently working on a novel and need help in taking the correct steps towards promotion. I live in Kent, UK. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • I guess your first steps toward promotion are starting an author blog which can serve as your website(posting blogs that drive potential readers – your target market – to your book). You will want to have several social network accounts including Facebook, Goodreads, Google+, Twitter, which are the top sites. You can have banners made for your networks and book teasers made that work like a back cover blurb with an illustration that promote your book on your networks and they get more attention than simple text. It is important to get started with your networking as soon as possible and to research what is working for other authors before you set those networks up. Other networks that can drive a lot of traffic are Stumbleupon, pinterest, tumbler, and instagram. Writing articles and blog touring or submitting your articles to writers websites can drive a good amount of readers your way as well. You will want to set up a schedule for every day to market yourself and grow your networks. Having copy saved to your desktop and ready to copy and paste can be handy and save you a lot of time. It’s great to be who you are and interact with your networks so they don’t come to see you as a spammer. I am posting articles on marketing tips for authors on my website if you are interested 🙂 good luck http://michellerenegoodhew.com