MARKETING YOUR NOVEL & EXCELLENT WRITING TIPS
As Social Media networking has exploded into the world of publishing and no author can now sit back and write in contemplative isolation, leaving the world of marketing their novel completely to their publisher, Novel Publicity has stepped in.
So many cliché’s spring to mind here which would make many cringe:
Seized the moment …..
In the forefront of……..
In the right place at the right time ……………..
Ahead of the game…………………….
But that aside (there they creep in again), certainly as traditional methods of publishing have been supplemented by a host of alternative paths for the budding writer, where self publishing deals abound and partnership publishing is becoming less frowned upon and seen as a viable alternative, rather than as a cause for derision, Novel Publicity is already enjoying success.
What makes Novel Publicity so successful? (in my opinion)
ADVICE TO WRITERS
- Their web site has an abundance of interesting, free and useful advice for writers. See Novel Publicity
- Not only that, but Emlyn Chand keeps apace of her many contacts and if she sees a worthwhile Blog to add to her website, she asks for permission to include their ideas as a Guest Blog post on Novel Publicity, citing the author and website, giving valuable publicity to the author.
- They send personal advice to authors regarding their Blogs and Facebook pages. I have personally benefitted from Emlyn’s help in formatting ideas etc
SERVICES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING
- Using an army of Guest Bloggers from all over the world Novel Publicity organises authors to post reviews of the novel of the moment. ‘The Blog Tour’.
- Tweeting reviews and retweeting reviews on Twitter
- Celebrating success and advertising Blog Tours on Facebook
- Novel Publicity have several ploys for generating goodwill and what they call ‘Positive Karma’. Keep watch this Friday on Facebook and you’ll soon see their influence in action.
- Encouraging writers to give of their time for free (eg writing a review on their own Blog of someone else’s novel) gives free publicity to the author of the post too, in areas where they might otherwise not reach, including Twitter and Facebook. The reach is boundless.
Soon, when my novel ‘Riduna‘ is relaunched on Kindle, I hope enlist Novel Publicity’s services, but meanwhile next Monday I will be publishing my second post for one of Novel Publicity’s Blog Tours. Watch out for my review on: