Every author/writer/novelist would much rather be writing their new book/story/poem than they would spending time marketing their work. Sadly, there is no easy way to get out of the plain truth that if you want your writing to sell, you; that's right YOU have to promote it. It doesn't really matter if you published the traditional way or as an indie author, getting the word out is key.
And social media is the
way to do it. But for those of you who are doing everything right,
there is still the issue of HOW to use social media to promote your
book. Beginners in the promotions endeavors find every conceivable
Facebook group, page and event and post the same ad for their latest
book on each of them.
guilty of that. When I didn't know what I was doing, I was doing just
that. There's a word for what I was doing. That word is SPAM. And
there's a word the describes perfectly those who do it, me included, and
that word is Ass-Hat. Don't be an Ass-Hat! Here is a plan for you
writers who don't have the budget to pay someone to do it for you, who
don't have the time to be posting, tweeting and hashtagging 24/7.
can't promise sales will result if you do this, what I do promise is a
rapid and continued spurt in your Facebook and Twitter following. The
more attention you get in these main places the better you will be
prepared for the next promotion or the next book. Are you ready? Did I
mention that this is Free?
First, when you open your Twitter
account page click on the "ME" button. Find the "Lists" tab and click.
These Lists enable you to organize your followers into different
'folders'. Create a list for authors in your genre, create another one
for those in a genre that is not yours. Scroll through your followers
and add each author, writer and poet to that list. Got it so far?
open up an account at Roundteam.co (no there's no m in the .co) Scroll
down to find the "Lists" section on your Roundteam page. Use the title
of your author list on the Twitter account and add it to the Roundteam
List page. What will this do? It will mean that every author, writer and
poet on your list in Twitter will be automatically Re-Tweeted. They
will see you RT'ing and recommend you as someone great to follow. You
will get followers. In a period of just over two months, I went from
being under 1,000 followers to close to 3,000 followers.
are RT'ing 24/7 even when you only get on Twitter for minutes each day.
Your Twitter following will increase as you add more writers, authors,
and readers to your list. What about Facebook you may ask?
when we move out of the free and into the per month promotions priced at
$6.00 a month with Gremln.com. (No "I" in Gremln) For $6.00 a month you
can schedule recurring posts to your personal FB page, your Twitter
account, and a Linked In Account as well. Schedule promotions weekly,
monthly, annually or if you must, daily. (Don't do too many of those,
Gremln will allow you to post, tweet, and more all day
long every day, on multiple social media pages all at the same time. You
don't NEED Gremln to use the RoundTeam, but I highly recommend it
because your auto posts will be RT automatically by everyone on that
It's exponential growth in promotion which gives you the
free time to write that sequel. Add me to your author list and send me a
note to add you.
We'll discuss hashtags, filters and more later, just get started now and watch the results!