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Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Writers for Writers - Promoting Gwen Gardner and Melissa Bradley -- L Diane'Wolfe's latest book, How to Publish and Promote Your Book Now!



Have you heard of W4W? 

From author Stephen Tremp's blog --

Mission:
• Help writers bring awareness of their book(s) to tens of thousands of new people
• Help writers reach Amazon Top 100 in at least one category (i.e., suspense, free, whatever)
• Increase sales of their book(s) after the promo is over
• Drive new traffic to their blog and increase following
• Create verbal and viral buzz

W4WS targets friends and followers of friends and followers. I got the idea trying to think of ways to promote my books beyond my personal social network.

In A Nut Shell:  Each month we will spotlight one, two, or possibly three new authors through social media such as Twitter or Facebook.

Then, the good people in the Blogosphere will promote the author’s book to their Twitter followers or Facebook friends, that is, incredibly large new audiences the author could not reach on their own.  Example:

Facebook: There is a Writers4Writers Facebook page.  Authors will post an image of their book along with a short blurb and a link to Kindle on their blog. Visitors simply click the Facebook page, then share the link with their FB friends and Writers Groups.

Simple. Easy.

Please take a moment to check out our W4WS Facebook page. As an example, we have Mary Pax’s new release there now. We would greatly appreciate it if you also click the LIKE button. And if you feel so inspired, you can practice by sharing Mary’s link!

Twitter: The spotlighted author will post pre-written Tweets on his/her blog. At your convenience, simply copy and paste Tweets into Twitter. Or go to #W4WS on Twitter and Retweet other Tweets. 
Now Imagine: A hundred bloggers over a few days Tweeting and sharing links for author's book and reaching potentially tens of thousands of new people!

Finally: Mary PaxC.M. Brown, and Christine Raines and I have a Linky List. We'd love to have you participate and show support for our fellow writers. Thanks again.


Writers4Writers (W4WS) Monday February 18th: W4WS is this Monday and Tuesday. Take a moment to stop by Gwen Gardner and Melissa Bradley’s blogs. They will be posting pre-written Tweets you can copy and paste into your Twitter page. They will also post a link on the W4WS Facebook Page you can share with your FB friends. (Gwen Gardner is giving her book away free for Monday and Tuesday.)

Denise says -- If, like me, you are a little leery of promoting books you haven't read, but wish to promote fellow blogger/authors, you'll have to sort out what works for you.

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Now while we're talking about promoting your book/s, by now you must have heard that L. Diane Wolfe has a great new book out:

Book Spotlight: L Diane Wolfe


HOW TO PUBLISH AND PROMOTE YOUR BOOK NOW!

By L. Diane Wolfe


Publishing and promoting made simple!


Have you always dreamed of publishing a book but didn’t know where to begin? 
This book walks you through the steps of identifying markets, budgeting, building an online presence, and generating publicity. Get the whole story on:
·         Traditional publishing,   Self-publishing
·         Print and e-book setup, formatting, and distribution
·         Finding your target audience
·         Generating reviews and media interest
·         Networking and developing an online presence
·         Promotional materials and appearances
Uncover your ideal publishing path and numerous marketing options before you begin. Writing is your dream. Give it the best chance for success!
Available February 5, 2012
Publishing/Marketing, 214 pages, Dancing Lemur Press LLC
$14.95 Trade paperback ISBN 978-0-9827139-5-2
$4.99 Ebook ISBN 978-0-9827139-9-0






10 comments:

  1. I've sent out Tweets for Gwen and Melissa and seen many others today!
    And I already have Diane's book.

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  2. I always try to make it clear I'm promoting the author and not the book. Often this means promoting genres I don't read. But just because I don't read a particular genre doesn't mean there aren't plenty of folks out there who do. I feel I'm performing an important service by bringing new authors to readers' attention. :)

    I too own Diane's book, and it's awesome!

    ~VR Barkowski


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    1. Very well put, VR. I was struggling with how to say that...I love to promote bloggers' books.

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  3. Well, I do my best to review as many books as possible with follow-up reviews posted to Amazon if the book resides there.

    There are many Facebook opportunities for promos: this one is purely for *historical fiction* posting of excerpts - romance is okay but *no erotica*. NO HQN or M&B or the big 6 publishers. They have the clout to advertise their own authors.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/HistoricalNovelExcerpts/


    Then there's Romance Reviews Magazine: http://romancereviewsmagazine.blogspot.co.uk.

    and RRM facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/337848332958589/

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  4. Even though I am not a writer I found this very interesting

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  5. Hi, Denise,

    SO great that you are involved with the W4W... such a good cause. DID all my TWEETS....

    NEWS.... I finished editing Amber. YAY... I just need to skim the first three chapters before sending it to you. I hope you enjoy it.... So excited to see what you think

    Michael

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  6. Cool spotlights Denise :)

    .......dhole

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  7. I love the W4WS initiative. Such an amazing thing to do for each other. :)

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  8. Thanks for posting Denise, good advice. I didn't realise until after I started tweeting that I can't really tweet a lot of erotica, because my followers are kids and mums. I will tweet the ones I can a few times, but I know I won't do the 'ten times a day' suggestion. Still, every bit helps and I'm happy to promote my fellow bloggers. Love the look of 'Givin' Up the Ghost', downloaded it for my Kindle.

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