Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Book Promotion in the 21st Century

I'll be on a panel with this name at the Virginia Book Festival this Saturday. I thought I'd create a resource list for attendees, and then I thought why not post it here for others who might be interested? So, here are great resources for promoting your book:

http://pimpmynovel.blogspot.com/ A guy in book sales at a publishing house discusses what happens after your book is acquired.

http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/ An author tells what has worked for him and what hasn't when it comes to just about everything regarding getting published and selling books.

http://mjroseblog.typepad.com/ An author shares really great information on book marketing. Same author runs http://www.authorbuzz.com/ a service you can use to promote your books to book clubs, librarians and booksellers.

http://www.booktour.com/ A free site that lets readers know when you have appearances in person, online or on TV or radio.

http://www.goodreads.com/ Goodreads is a social networking site for people who love to read. Great place for authors to "hang out" online. You can do contests and giveaways and promote your events there.

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2009/03/12/facebook-for-authors/ A tutorial for using Facebook to promote your book.

http://www.blackbookpromo.com/ Promotes books by black authors or with black subject matter to black readers and book clubs.

http://www.edc-creations.com/ Another great marketer of black books.

http://www.shewrites.com/ Excellent site for women writers with great information, networking and services to market your book.

http://www.authorsguild.net./ The Authors Guild offers easy templates to build and maintain a web presence.

http://www.bookpromotion101.com/bp101/ Bella Stander's Book Promotion 101 really helps.

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/ Industry blog that helps keep authors up to date about book publishing.

http://mashable.com/2009/05/08/twitter-authors/ See how it's done by following these authors on Twitter.
(Though in Alice Hoffman's case it's more like see what NOT to do.)

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4 comments:

Earth Angel said...

Great resources! I have an open house on Saturday but might drive up Sunday. Are you going to be there on Sunday?

Carleen Brice said...

Sunday is the Links brunch from 11:45 to 2:30 and then I head to the airport. If you can make the brunch, that'd be great!
http://www.vabook.org/site10/program/view.php?day=2010-03-21

Lafreya said...

This is information I will be using in the very near future. Thanks for the links.

Earth Angel said...

Cool, I will shoot for the brunch -have some plans that I think will be rescheduled. Thanks for the link. Safe travels!