With the release of Where Is Papa's Shining Star? coming up (I should have a date soon), it is time to get down to business and establish an online platform to market the book, its sequel, and--hopefully--future books. I've been doing a lot of research about marketing and have taken the first step by setting up a second blog, also known as The Word Place, at Wordpress.
I intend to keep this blog where I can review book, pass on helpful resources for writing, and just chat about writing in general. Some of that information will also be posted on the second blog.
Next, I need to set up another page on Facebook (per my daughter-in-law) who does marketing via the web.
Hope Clark's recent newsletter advertised a free download for author 2.0, an excellent collection of online marketing ideas. It's worth checking out! I also downloaded her ebook The Shy Writer, for like Dorothy's Cowardly Lion, I need some courage! Everything I read says that writing the book is only the beginning!
Bottom line is that I will be using the second blog for marketing. This one is still for cozy chats among friends!