Sunday, July 5, 2009

Down to Business

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!


K9friend said...

I started a Twitter & Facebook accounts. It's hard for me to keep up with both them and the blog, so I admire you immensely for juggling so many balls at once!

nlindabrit said...

I know writers do have to do this marketing side of things and it is what has always put me off making a serious attempt to write. I admire you tremendously for grasping this particular nettle, as I know it does not come easily to you.