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Facebook Book Release Day ~ 25th June 2021

COUNTDOWN ~ 50 BOOKS TO GIVEAWAY!

Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself’ by Diana Jackson

8.30 am LET’S SHARE THE BEST ADVICE WE CAN GIVE HERE

In one sentence ~What is the best advice you can give a young person at the moment, someone who needs a bit of encouragement? A free copy will be sent to be best answer.

10.30 am WHO DESERVES A FREE BOOK OF ENCOURAGEMENT

Tell me one good reason, without naming the person you are thinking about, why a young person or school leaver you know should be given a gift of ‘Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself’

Two free copies will wing their way the answers which I find most moving.

12.30 pm WHO NEEDS A WARMING CUPPA IN A SPECIAL MUG

Since it is lunch time, I will have two ‘Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself’ mugs to give away if you answer the question:

“What is the wackiest thing you’ve done to cheer yourself up in your life recently? (Suggestion suitable for public viewing and for a YA!) Ideas for a Young Adult, school or college leaver.

Mine was to climb a mountain!

4.00 pm POSITIVE AFFIRMATION AS AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO OTHERS

And finally…

Without naming the young person or school leaver you have in mind, tell me some great things young people in your lives have been doing through this pandemic.

Two free book ‘Search for the Pearl Inside Yourself’ which maybe the person you have in mind would like to give to a friend of theirs!

COUNTDOWN 5 BOOK GIVEN AWAY ~ 45 TO GO!

IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO DESERVES ONE OF THEM THE DO SEND ME AN EMAIL

diana@dianamaryjackson.co.uk

but don’t forget to tell me why you think they deserve it. (without naming them!)

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Are you Receiving Me? – Do you need to worry about generating comments?

Of course I enjoy people taking the trouble to comment on my blog but, just because there are none left on the actual blog post each time, I am still cheered by the way people respond in other ways and other factors:

  1. Statistics – Now that I am using Hootsuite to schedule tweets, (thanks to a member of my writer’s group for letting me know about that gem!) each post is read by between at least 50 to 100 people, sometimes many more. It’s great that WordPress gives me all of this information.
  2. Many people just like to tweet a response. That’s brilliant because their comments come to my email so that I can respond when I am next on Twitter.
  3. Others find it easier to comment on Facebook. That’s lovely too, because I put all of my posts on my Diana Jackson’s Author page on Facebook and it’s like a running time line of activity.
  4. Then of course I get emails too if someone has a particular comment to make for my eyes only like the author who responded when I left a blog saying that their book was one of my favourite books of all times. It was a thrill to hear from him! Then there have been several people who have let me know how they found my blog via a Google search. That’s fantastic to know. Their remarks are treasured even more because someone has made an effort to get in touch.

So am I right not to get worried about getting comments actually on my blog?

Should I do something about the fact that the ratio of comments left per post is only 1 in 3?

I don’t really think so because as long as there are people out there enjoying what I write and I still gain pleasure in writing posts  then it continues to be a positive channel to release my thoughts and hone my skills as a writer.

What do you think?

 

 

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‘Novel Publicity’

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……..

Market leader…………

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
  • ………

GENERATING GOODWILL

  • 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:

In Leah’s Wake’ by Terri  Giuliano Long     

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