We’re talking about Marketing your novel the easy way. Last week established author Danielle Ackley McPhail told us…
I was lucky enough to hear her elucidate, but it really made me think about my own experiences… and I realised that she’s absolutely right.
Let’s dig a little deeper into that thought.
I have personally read several Romance novels recently. I don’t like Romance Novels. Why did I read them? I’ve cyber-met the authors, and we “chat” on Twitter, email, or through my blog. They are Cyber-Friends, and I wanted to see their work (Now I am trying to convince them to blow a few things up to make their novels more exciting.) But did I buy their novels? Yes!
On the flip side… if I am having trouble writing a kiss (with bombs going off in the background) I can ask them for some guidance. They don’t like explosions, but might they become interested in my work? Hmmmm. Maybe.
Recently, I contacted an author, and asked her some questions. I told her I’d read her book. She never asked me if I liked it. We just chatted. Now we are cyber-friends. Will I buy her next novel?
Yep. I sure will. She didn’t push her book… she just marketed HERSELF. I am not sure she even realized what she was doing… She was just being NICE.
Ya hear that? NICE.
It’s easy to do that on the internet. We can think about what we write, and edit if we sound stupid. How about in person?
We’ll chat about that next Friday.