Saturday, March 6, 2010

Promo Blogs & Yahoo Groups

I think one of the biggest challenges as an author is self promo. Every time I think about it, it seems overwhelming and exhausting. Personally, I fing blogging works to some extent. I have my own blog, http://churchofthedamned.blogspot.com/ and a group blog I participate in with several other writers, http://romanticheartsandsexytarts.blogspot.com/ . Working the blogs and Yahoo Groups can be a great way to attract readers, but to attract readers to your own blog, you must also read and comment on theirs. There are several Yahoo groups for writers that allow promos; The_Haunt_at_PNR; castleintheskyflightoffantasy; MidnightSeductions; FallenAngelReviewChatters; Chatting_With_Joyfully_Reviewed and many, many more. Every one of these Yahoo groups is an opportunity for you to promote your book. Your own local RWA chapter most likely allows promo within the group, as well. Take advantage of every avenue. Get your name out there. Spend at least one hour a week promoting yourself, because if you don't sing your praises, who will? Good luck!!!

Julianna Sage

2 comments:

  1. Amen, Julianna. Promo is as tough and time-consuming as writing the novel!

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  2. Julianna,
    Truer words could not be spoken. We need to toot our own horns and put the time into promos. At first it was all about writing the book. That small feat accomplished we moved on. Then it was the horrendous process of getting published and now that miracle occured its all about getting the word out... Blog till the cows are smart enough not to come home.

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