I want to disprove a theory.
People won’t help, the Self Publishing Author Community has imploded and has become insular. These are not my theories but one of a fellow author who has given up and abandoned ship. I want to show her that there are people out there that will say they will help and follow through.
Where do you come in? The answer is cross promotion and you’re going to help me. I help you and you help me, simple. With this in mind I’m going to blog each day about my journey in releasing my next book. I have two aims:
- A vain effort to help others, I hope my experience will help a budding or even an experienced author.
- Get the conversation going, I don’t pretend to have all the answers, not even half of them. If I did, I’d be #1 in my genre. I want people in the author world to help me and each other. Share my blog, comment with helpful tips, not just for me but for everyone else that is going to read them.
What did I Yesterday:
Re reading the book, tweaking and changing. Revealed the cover and synopsis on all social media, updated Goodreads. Put the signup form for the book launch on all social media. Updated all my social media banners with the new book.
What am I doing today?
- Contacting bloggers for help, I’ve had three sign up so far.
- Simmering with frustration and eating matchmakers (orange) over the fact that I can’t do a pre order on Amazon because they’ve banned me for a whole year. Apparently I was late by a day uploading the pre order for The Disappearance of Catherine Brodie. They still let me do the pre order but banned me after it went live (nice).
Here’s what I have to do (in no particular order):
Contact 1000 blogs and get help; Attach book on Author Central (Amazon); Newsletter Release once live; write and then post excerpts; Post a Goodreads event; Organise a giveaway; Update Website; Design Teasers; Format the book for eBook and Paperback.
Decide whether to:
- offer ARCs (last time I sent 17 ARCs, I received two ratings, one 5* and one 4* and only one review. Not entirely sure that there is any use in sending ARCs.
- Decide if I want to do a Facebook author take over, author event, blog tour and blog event.
- Decide if I want to do a Facebook advert, a Goodreads advert, Amazon Advert.
Will you help by commenting below some advice? and sign up to help launch the book? Here’s the form: http://goo.gl/forms/V1nUOByWE9
Social Media links – Go on, give me a whirl, you may like it.
The Recovery of Catherine Brodie – Book Two of the Catherine Brodie Chronicles
“…’Do you love me yet?’ Alex said, hoping the answer was yes…”
The Recovery of Catherine Brodie starts four years after Erin’s confrontation in the cellar of Green’s. Alexander Devlin wants his band to perform at Green’s and writes a begging email. Erin relents and says yes, even though it goes against all her rules.
Erin continues to put her past behind her, but like every bad penny, they always turn up.
Erin Brodie has made a success of her music venue and it’s the most sought after place in the country for non-signed artists to perform. Alexander Devlin is the guitarist from the rock band Fragile, they are at the top of their game and are just about to release their final album.
Erin drops her guard and so her courtship with Alex begins, but it comes at a price. Erin has enemies and, this time, they have upped their game. This time, her life is in jeopardy and it takes all of her friends to race to find her.
This time, they might just be too late…