Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Guest Post and Book Giveaway for MRS. LIEUTENANT at Books on the Brain

I have a guest post on Books on the Brain in connection with a book giveaway. Here’s the beginning of this guest post about authors promoting their books:

I’m reading Stephanie Chandler’s new book “The Author’s Guide to Building an Online Platform” with the subtitle “Leveraging the Internet to Sell More Books.” It’s one of several such books I’ve read as well as numerous teleseminars I’ve listened to along with attending John Kremer’s two-day marketing event

All the advice is excellent – and if I could replicate into 4 to 6 copies of myself, I’d be able to follow all this terrific advice in the next, say, two to three years.

And yet the truth remains that an author has to self-promote or get completely overlooked. In 1992 when the Jewish holiday book SEASONS FOR CELEBRATION that I co-wrote with Rabbi Karen L. Fox came out, she and I had to do all our own marketing. At least now, thanks to the internet, this is easier to do – as well as harder because there are many more opportunities to chase.

Just the “simple” question of my blog for MRS. LIEUTENANT: A SHARON GOLD NOVEL: How do I attract people to the blog? Where else can I post the blog? Is what I’m writing on the blog of any interest to anyone else? And, oh, could I somehow magically learn html so I could add fancy “things” to my blog?

Book giveaway deadline June 30

Books on the Brain is giving away a copy of MRS. LIEUTENANT to one of the people leaving comments on my guest post. You still have time to read the entire post at Books on the Brain and then leave a comment so you’ll be in the running for the book giveaway.

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